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When the T-Rex skeleton collapses, the pieces sound as if they are made from polystyrene plastic instead of solid rock like real fossils. This suggests the museum has an artificial display skeleton, but the imitation bones were really created so that the actors could lift and handle the immense pieces.
When Cheryl and Dana go to the movies, they reveal that the movie stars Matthew McConaughey. Two months before this episode aired, Matthew McConaughey's hit movie "We Are Marshall" opened. Kimberly Williams-Paisley played McConaughey's wife in that movie.
Blooper: Cheryl claims she purchased Jim's favorite red chair with the money from the "Chicks Gone Wild" Video. This all occurred while they were married. However, in a previous episode, Cheryl claims the chair came from the apartment she had before she married Jim. The two comments are not simultaneously possible.
After Jim calls Cheryl by her middle name Mabel to scold her, Cheryl scolds Jim back by calling him "James Orenthal", revealing Jim's middle name. Jim Belushi's middle name is not "Orenthal" but rather is Edgar. However, O.J. Simpson (of football and courtroom fame) has the full name Orenthal James.
Mike Murphy (the bully) is also the name of a member of the production staff on the show.
Murph was unhappy with Kyle for calling a timeout during dodgeball, the same "infraction" for which young Jim was unhappy with young Reverend Pierson in episode "Father Disfigure."
TRIVIA: While Andy is "breastfeeding" Apple during Jim's dream, the blanket he is holding changes from green to multi-colored Pooh every time the camera shifts back to him.
TRIVIA: We find out that Dana is pregnant in this episode.
It is mentioned that Cheryl and Heather are "both Aries," but in "Charity Begins at Hef's" Andy mentions that Cheryl is a Taurus. Also, in "The Scrapbook," Cheryl says her birthday is August 23, making her a Virgo.
Julie's pen name on the Grumpy Guy books was C.W. Semple. The name has two references to the original "Batman" series. One obvious,"C.W." referencing Catwoman. The other, a little more subtle, Lorenzo Semple, Jr, was a credited writer on 16 of the series episodes. Also, the cover art used for the books is reminiscent of Bob Kane's (Batman's creator) artistic style.
When Kyle said "Mississippi", Andy said "I'm a pretty, pretty girl". The same happened when Cheryl said it. But when one of the book club women said it, Andy said "Pretty" only once.
Linda Hamilton (who played Melissa in this episode) played Jim Belushi's wife in the 1990 movie, "Mr. Destiny." They also interacted in the 1995 movie, "Separate Lives".
As of this episode, both Taylor Atelian (Ruby) and Billi Bruno (Gracie) no longer have braces.
Ruby, Gracie, and Kyle do not appear in this episode.
Not in the guest stars section is Jamison Belushi who was one of the students. She had the braided pony-tails. This was Jim's daughter.
While he is hypothetically writing the essay, Andy says that Cheryl is a Taurus. However, in "The Scrapbook," Cheryl mentions her birthday to be August 23, which would make her a Virgo.
This is the first episode in which Billi Bruno (Gracie) has braces. They are visible when Gracie sasses Dana with "Will I be just like you and never shut up about it?"
If Jim took Kyle out of school only shortly after the start of the day, Kyle is probably in an afternoon kindergarten class (assuming no baseball games would ever be played in the morning).
If Kyle was missing his first day of kindergarten for the Cubs game, the game was presumably a matinee, but matinees are uncommon on weekdays. The most probable explanation is that the game in question was part of a day-night doubleheader.
Jim's comment that "...at the end of the day, all that matters is that the bride and groom get married" possibly foreshadows that the eventual issue is that of ensuring that Ryan and Dana will be legally married.