The series ends on a high note, as Roz Ryan leads the cast in a rendition of the theme song 'Shine on Me.' The song appears at the beginning of every episode, sung by Vanessa Bell Armstrong. It was written by Andrae Crouch. An instrumental version closes each episode.
A name is not given for Thelma and Reuben's child, but the deacon promises that once the church is reopened, the first order of business will be his grandson's baptism.
During the telethon, the deacon tells the television audience that the First Community Church has been in existence for 50 years.
The phone number for the telethon was '555-FRYE.'
Special guest James Brown sings his big hit 'I Feel Good' during the deacon's telethon. He is joined in the scene by his real-life wife and business manager.
Singer Lloyd Price performs in this episode.
Clifton Davis and Anna Maria Horsford sing 'Endless Love' in this episode.
The producers of 'Amen' consulted with Rev. Madison T. Shockley II (a pastor at the Church of Christian Fellowship) & Dr. Thomas Kilgore, Jr. D.D. (of the Second Baptist Church) during the series' run. Both receive special acknowledgement at the end of each episode.
At the end of all 110 episodes, star Sherman Hemsley receives special billing as the show's creative consultant.
Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis and Anna Maria Horsford appeared in every episode of this series.
At the end of episode, it is stated that they have raised about $9,500. The repairs cost $25,000 so they need just over $15,000 more. But when the telethon occurs in part two, they are again trying to raise the entire amount.
Tony T. Johnson does not appear in this episode.
Ron Glass previously played defense attorney and Ernie Frye's nemesis Jason Lockwood in 'Miracle on 134th Street' earlier this season.
John Hancock returns to play this character in 'A Star Is Burned.' Also, he was the original reverend that Reuben replaced in the pilot episode.'
Hammer was first known by fans as MC Hammer. His most popular hit record at this time was called 'You Can't Touch This.'
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team at the time this episode was produced.
Just like LaWanda Page, Whitman Mayo is a veteran of the classic series 'Sanford & Son.'
LaWanda Page is known for her role as Aunt Esther on the long-running sitcom 'Sanford & Son.' She appears again later this season in the same role.
Halle Berry would gain fame in movies and become the first African American woman to earn a best actress Oscar.
The director for this episode, Bob Lally, worked with Sherman Hemsley on his previous sitcom, 'The Jeffersons.'