Ernie's nickname for the reverend's mother, Josephine Gregory, is 'Jo-Jo.' Her nickname for him is 'Sweet Cheeks.'
Although Barbara Montgomery and Roz Ryan are listed in the opening credits, they do not appear in this episode.
In this episode, Reverend Gregory struggles with a moral dilemma. He had just finished preaching a sermon about how necessary it is to tell the truth. But after being forced by Thelma to tell her what his mother had said, he found it necessary to tell a lie and spare her feelings, but immediately asked God for forgiveness, because he loved her and couldn't bear to hurt her.