Instead of the usual opening for this series, executive producer Jack Webb's voice that is heard as the opening credits run.
William Boyett appears briefly in this episode as Sgt. MacDonald, but is not credited.
Kirk Nyby, who appears as the man in the blue shirt who is helping another man push the safe down the sidewalk, is the son of director Christian Nyby.
This was the first episode in which the background for the end credits changed to the blue background, with the two officer's badges side-by-side.
When Malloy and Reed are passing Pop's Liquor Store, the shot with Dairy Queen in it was clearly shot around dusk, but every other shot is bright, indicating midday.
After leaving the scene of the safe rescue, Reed asks what it would be like to fly in a helicopter, and Malloy replies that he might find out "in 5 or 6 years." As it turned out, it would only take 4 years - in the Season 6 episode, "Skywatch"
During the motorcycle chase scene, the shadow of the car carrying the camera can be seen briefly at the bottom of the screen while it is being followed by the motorcycle.
While requesting Code 7, Reed mistakenly refers to Duke's Longhorn Cafe as "Duke's Roundup Cafe"
This is the first time that we see Reed's wife, Jean.
Goof: After Reed outlines the body with chalk, another officer covers it with a large blanket, completely obscuring it. Sgt. MacDonald arrives shortly afterwards and takes a series of close up pictures of the body, but doesn't remove the blanket first.
In this episode, Malloy tells Reed the reason he didn't pursue being a Sargent when he could have beaten MacDonald hands down: he likes what he is doing out on the street.
When Malloy and Reed bring in a rape suspect, while he's being processed, Malloy asks what they should do with the suspect's car, which was still on the side of the road. Sgt. MacDonald tells them to leave it up on the road, that the suspect may be driving it home.
Normally, the car would be hauled in and forensics would go over the car for more evidence, since there was sufficient probable cause already to make an arrest on suspicion.
When Officer Reed is showing the kids the inside of the police car at the school, the kids call him "Bill" twice, instead of Jim.
Tom Williams, who appears as the man who answers the door at the Hewlitt party, was Jack Webb's long time assistant who went on to become associate producer of the series beginning in Season 3, and producer during its final two seasons.
If the young man seen in Malloy and Reed's first call looks familiar, he is. Barry Williams, soon to become famous on The Brady Bunch guest stars as the young teenager in the opening scene.
It's revealed in this episode that Reed has only been on the job for three weeks.
The drunk driver that Malloy and Reed deal with is played by veteran character actor Hal Smith, who is best known for his portrayal of Mayberry town drunk Otis Campbell on The Andy Griffith Show.
At around 5:18 into the episode, when Reed and Malloy are talking about Malloy getting smacked in the bar and not going by the book, when the scene cuts to a close-up of Kent McCord, the camera is very out of focus compared to the same shot on Martin Milner. This "fuzzy" camera would stay this way the rest of the episode. Because there was no "video assist" back then to view what the lens was "seeing", it's possible that the focus ring could have gotten bumped after the camera was in place and since they would have shot all of McCord's lines back to back without moving the camera, once bumped, it wouldn't have been discovered until the film was processed. By then, it was too late to re-shoot the lines so they just used what they had.
Reed states in this episode that he has been on the job for about six months. That would indicate that this episode takes place after the episode Log 51: Jumper - Code Two, where Reed reveals that he has only been on the job for about three weeks. Apparently the Log's are not numbered in chronological order.
As the strange sound begins in the police cruiser, at around 4:02, the house used in the TV show The Munsters can be clearly seen over Officer Reed's right shoulder.
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