The opening credits revert back to the earlier Season 5 version crediting Peter DeLuise as having a "Special Appearance", but he does not appear in the episode.
This episode featured some very inconsistent weather. During the exterior scenes at the school and Boylan's company, there is heavy snow falling and piled up on the ground. When Boylan Jr. and Mac follow the hazardous waste truck from the school to the creek, the shots taken from the interior of the car show large amounts of snow in the background, but the exterior shots show little to no snow. Scenes shot at the creek and football field show temperate, sunny weather without a trace of snow in sight.
During the final scene, Mac invites Fuller to see the three Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Former cast member Johnny Depp made his movie debut in the first installment of that franchise.
This was Michael DeLuise's final episode. His absence is never explained.
The song Change by the Irish alternative rock group "An Emotional Fish" is used during the climatic scene.
The numerous instances of the n-word and other vulgar terms used in this episode are muted out in syndication.
Although Peter DeLuise is not longer in the cast, he still appears briefly in the opening credits for this episode only.
David DeLuise, brother of Peter and Michael, appears at the beginning of the episode as the mob witness.
Michael Deluise joins the cast as Joey Penhall and is included in the opening credits.
Joey Penhall left home at the age of 15 because he couldn't stand watching his father drink himself to death. This left Doug, who stayed with his father until the bitter end, feeling betrayed.
TRIVIA: Real-life brothers, Michael and Peter DeLuise, not only starred together on 21 Jump Street but they went on to work together on the NBC series seaquest, DSV that ran from 1993 to 1996.
McCann attributes his distrusting attitude to being shot three times during an ambush set up by his partner and another cop for refusing to partake in their bribery scheme. Since he was unable to identify the assailant, no one was ever brought to justice for the act, and he was forced to find work in another city.
First episode to use the new opening sequence, which includes Holly Robinson, Steven Williams, and Michael Bendetti. Peter Deluise is also included with a "Special Appearance" credit for the remainder of the episodes he appears in.
Although this episode was a showcase for Officers Garrett and Rocky, neither one ever appeared again and their disappearance was never explained.
The fourth season opening credits are used for this episode, but Holly Robinson and Steven Williams are the only regulars to appear in the episode.
This was Blowfish's final episode.
This episode (as well as the next one) uses the opening credits from Season 4, resulting in Johnny Depp and Dustin Nguyen being credited despite neither being in the cast any longer.
The episode ends with DEA Agent Kati Rocky joining the Jump Street program as a police officer.
The episode ends with the following on-screen text: "Marty Franklin came forward and admitted his part in the brutal rape of Helen Kolata. The others were arrested and although they were juveniles, they were tried as adults. They were sentenced to serve ten years for rape and attempted murder. "
TRIVIA: This episode was not included on the season 4 DVD release, as Stephen J. Cannell decided to include it on the season 5 DVD release instead.
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