This episode is dedicated to the memory of Leah Ryan, who co-wrote the episode with Peter K. Hirsch, one of the show's longtime staff writers and executive story editor. Additionally, in honor of Leah Ryan, Mrs. MacGrady was referred to as "Aunt Leah" in this episode by her nephew, Skip Bitterman. This may be a middle name, since Mrs. MacGrady's first name has previously been revealed on the program as Sarah. Leah Ryan was a playwright for theater and fiction, but Arthur was her only known television work. She passed away of leukemia at age 44.