In the second dream scene (Ernie's dream), Thelma and Reuben have been married twelve years and are still residing at the Frye home. At the end of season 5, a married Thelma and Reuben are actually still living with the deacon with hopes of buying their first home.
In the third dream scene (the reverend's dream), everyone has been made to look older, except Rolly who has a bionic hair transplant. We learn that Thelma and Reuben have had ten children and there's another one on the way. Since Thelma is about 35 when she marries Reuben, that means she would be close to 70 when she's pregnant with their last kid! The Gregory offspring are all boys, and their names are Reuben Jr., Peter, Paul, Joshua, Mark, Luke, John, Abraham, Isaiah, and Matthew. On the very last episode, Thelma gives birth to the first child, and it is indeed a boy. Its name is not given, but perhaps we can assume it is Reuben Jr., like this scene indicates.
Thelma and Reuben casually mention they are dating in this episode.
Rosetta LeNoire's name is listed on the opening credits, but she does not appear in the episode.
The amount of money stolen from the collection was over $100. Later, Jeanette buys Thelma perfume that costs $120.
Again, Sherman Hemsley gets to perform comedy with animals. This time, he deals with pigeons on a high-rise ledge.
The reverend's home phone number is 555-3707.
Some of the songs included in the medley during the competition are: 'The Twelve Days of Christmas (Ernie's choice);' 'Go Tell It on the Mountain (Thelma's choice);' 'O Come All Ye Faithful (Amelia's choice);' and 'Mary's Boy Child (Rolly).' Earlier in the episode, we hear a solo of Cassieta's choice which is 'We Three Kings.' The medley is followed by a complete rendition of 'Silent Night' by Clifton Davis and the cast with the guest choir. The last scene features everyone at the deacon's home singing 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas.'
The building used to indicate the exterior of the concert hall for the City Wide Annual Song Fest in this episode is actually the Shrine Auditorium located in South Central Los Angeles.
One of the songs sung in the Christmas medley is 'Mary's Boy Child' composed by star Jester Hairston.
A special credit is given at the end of the episode for the St. Stephen Baptist Mass Choir and the St. Stephen Youth Choir for their participation in the musical scenes.
Sherman Hemsley (Deacon Frye) later starred on the short lived series Goode Behavior with Richard Lawson's (Dr. Jonathan Wallace) daughter Bianca.
The deacon is best man for Rolly's wedding to Aunt Leola. He is also paying for the wedding. He says he's spent $300 on photos; $450 on music; $600 for flowers; and $1,400 to cover the cost of the food.
Rosetta LeNoire joins the cast in this episode.
The deacon falls asleep while he is giving a testimony in court about a driver who falls asleep at the wheel. During this time, when he is awakened by the judge, he knocks the car into gear and goes crashing through a wall. At the end of the episode you see the deacon in a neckbrace. You would think he would have had a head injury more than a neck injury for going through a wall at a fast pace.
It is stated that Thelma is 32 years old in this episode.
Berlinda Tolbert is the only costar of Sherman Hemsley's from 'The Jeffersons' to make a guest appearance on 'Amen.'
As of December 2009, guest star William Hudson III had been the Pastor of Prayer and Faith Outreach Ministries of Chicago for over 20 years. His website indicates he was a child prodigy ordained as a minister of the Gospel at the age of 12, after experiencing the supernatural call of God at the tender age of 3. (This is mentioned in his first appearance on the program, in the episode 'California Dreaming.')
It is mentioned that the deacon graduated last in his class at law school.
During the episode, the church choir sings Rev. Gregory's favorite gospel hymn, 'I've Got a Feeling Everything's Gonna Be Alright.'