Automan: For the first time, I realize what's been missing in my life.
Walter: What's been missing?
Automan: Lust, Walter. Passion. Ruthlessness. Deceit. I'm missing the struggle for life's most worthy goals - power and romance.
Walter: What have I done?
Automan: Choruses of angels. Midnight rendezvous. Burning desires!
Walter: Yeah, yeah, Auto, Auto! I get the picture.
Automan: Walter, I've been in your world for close to six months and I still haven't fallen in love!
Walter: You don't understand. You're a hologram. You're not even real.
Automan: Neither are the people in soap operas and they fall in love every twenty minutes!
This episode features the talent of three people involved with Star Trek. Glenn Corbett guest-starred as Zefram Cochrane in the TOS episode, "Metamorphosis." Robert Lansing guest-starred as Gary Seven in the TOS episode, "Assignment: Earth." Winrich Kolbe would go on to direct numerous episodes in all four of the subsequent Star Trek shows.
Automan watches tapes of a soap opera named Abilene. This is a take on Dallas, the pioneering and at the time hugely popular prime time soap opera. Abilene and Dallas are neighboring cities in Texas.