It is stated that Thelma used to babysit Kenny and first met him fifteen years ago when he was four. At the end of the episode, she tells him that if he still has romantic feelings for him, she will go on a date with him five years from now (meaning she would then be 39 and he would be 24 and graduated from college).
Thelma's age is given as 34 in this episode (while the handyman is 19). At the beginning of season one, she was 31.
This is an early appearance on TV by Cuba Gooding. Gooding would win a supporting actor Oscar for his work in the film 'Jerry McGuire' starring Tom Cruise.