Jack Scalia who's on the CBS team because of his role on DALLAS, was not on the show this season. His character was killed off during the previous season ender.
This is Charlene Tilton's 7th appearance, the most by any star.
At the time of this Emma Samms only appeared in two episodes of Dynasty and Dack Rambo only appeared in 5 episodes of Dallas.
This would be the second time the winner was determined before the tug of war. (In the third one ABC was declared the winner)
CBS and NBC would meet in the Tug of War to decide who would win second place because ABC won enough to be declared the winner.
James Farentino and Linda Evans were supposed to take part but Linda got injured and James dropped. James and Linda were meant to team up for the tandem bike race and he didn't want to do it without her. Doug Barr and Thelma Hopkins were tapped to replace them.
This is Larry Wilcox's fourth appearance and he has never been part of a winning team.
Prior to the Tug of War, Cosell said that if NBC wins the score between them and ABC would be a tie, but by virtue of ABC winning more events they would be the winner.