Detective Harris is accused of making personal phone calls to "Wainwright Publishing." Wainwright Publishing is the name of the company Henry Rush worked for on the series "Too Close For Comfort" which also aired on ABC at the time.
In the last scene, Wojo leaves the squad room, yet as the scene continues, the camera pans around, and we see Wojo sitting at his desk.
A camera can be seen behind Wojo during a scene at Wojo's desk.
In this episode Dietrich says he has never been married, but in a later episode he tells Harris that he has been divorced.
First appearance of Ron Carey as Officer Carl Levitt.
Wentworth claims she ripped the knee of her stockings while taking down the shooter but Linda Lavin appears barelegged through out the episode.
While Barney, Wojo and Yemana discuss how get the woman who overdosed on sleeping pills to vomit, the shadow of the boom mic is visible.
This is the only episode in the series in which both Chano and Dietrich appear.
This episode was a back door pilot for a proposed spin-off show to star Fish and his life at home. Fish received his own series in 1977, although it was slightly different from the original concept saddling the character with a bunch of delinquent kids when Fish's home became a group home.
Beckman mentions a big scandal when the building "was finished in '32." The assumption is 1932, which, of course, does not follow the revelation in the series finalé of the building being in existence during Teddy Roosevelt's campaign for President in the early 1900s. This also contradicts Fish's statement in "Heat Wave" about the window being bolted down in '32..."the year it was CONDEMNED!"
In the last line of this episode, Fish says he's heard that they're due for some rain next week. The next episode features an unrelenting rain storm.
Harris incorrectly identifies the quote "Who the gods would destory, they first make mad" as being by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It is actually from Euripides.
Fish takes his coat off twice in successive shots.
Despite Barney's story about the Sperm Whale being the largest mammal alive, the Blue Whale is actually biggest animal that has ever existed.
Gusek insists that his wings are not "chazerai." This is a Yiddish word meaning junk or trash.
One unusual aspect of this episode: Usually the other detectives complained about the way Yemana made the coffee; here, Yemana was the one that first complained about it.
This would be the beginning of the 'Harris writing a novel' story arc that would last throughout the entirety of the series.
It seems odd that if the water in the sink is frozen that the toilet water wouldn't also be frozen.