It is mentioned that the deacon has lost his previous ten cases and that the last case he won was in May 1974. However, it seems like he would've had more than ten cases in fifteen years. And we know that he won the case in season one where the church was sued for tainted food.
The amount of money being left by Thelma's grandfather is a million dollars.
Guest actress Montrose Hagins would eventually take over the part of Rolly's wife Leola, a role vacated by Rosetta LeNoire.
During the 'what if' scenes, we see the following things would've happened if the characters had not attended college: Reuben would've been a waiter; Rolly would've been a cab driver; and the deacon would've been a maintenance man.
The reverend's undergraduate degree was in economics.
Roz Ryan sings 'What the World Needs Now Is Love.'
The cast peforms 'Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand).'
Eric Christmas returns for 'The Wedding,' playing the same character.
The credits for each musical selection appear during the episode. When the reverend introduces the final number, he says it was written by Dr. Jester Hairston. Jester Hairston, of course, plays Rolly.
Joy Hall was the Easter Seals poster child at the time this episode was produced. She tells the audience that she represents disabled children and goes around raising funds to send these kids to a special summer camp.
Music includes: 'Living in America' by Charlie Midnight and Dan Hartman (performed by the deacon and his deaconettes); 'I Could Write a Book' by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (sung by the reverend); 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' by Don Raye & Hughie Prince (lip-synced by Inga and the Hetebrinks with Rolly on horn and the reverend doing a few dance steps); 'Sonny Boy' by Al Jolson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown & Ray Henderson (performed by Rolly and the deacon dressed as a boy); 'Triplets' by Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz (performed by the deacon, Thelma and the reverend dressed as babies); 'I Remember It Well' by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe (sung by Rolly and Leola); and 'Amen' by Dr. Jester Hairston (performed by the entire cast).
Inga returns to work for the deacon in this episode.
Ernie's nickname for the reverend's mother, Josephine Gregory, is 'Jo-Jo.' Her nickname for him is 'Sweet Cheeks.'
When Chris shows up with the food, Thelma takes her time going to the door. She says she can't answer the door like 'Flo Jo', a reference to 1988 Olympic running star Florence Griffith Joyner.
It is stated that the Beastie Boys, a popular rock group, are filming a video at Rev. Crawford's church, St. Martin's.
Thelma celebrates her 35th birthday in this episode.
As in prior episodes, it is mentioned that Reuben lived in Cleveland before moving to Philadelphia.
In this episode, Elsa's last name is given as Johannsen.
In this episode, we learn that Rolly is Thelma's godfather. He and the deacon have been friends since before Thelma was born, and they accidentally brought the wrong baby home from the hospital.
It is stated that Mrs. Frye was a nurse when the deacon first met her.