Both Benson and the show it spun off from, Soap, end on unresolved cliffhangers.
The song that Benson performs at the end of the show, "Tonight, It's My Party," was written by Robert Guillaume's real-life son, Kevin Guillaume.
Actress Beah Richards also played Benson's mother in the episode No Sad Songs.
The song sung by Kraus in the telethon is "In The Still Of The Night", written by Cole Porter and from the 1937 film Natalie.
In this episode, Clayton mentions that he is descended from royalty. In real life, Rene Auberjonois, who plays Clayton, is also descended from royalty, Joachim Murat, King of Naples..
The Governor's "mobile phone" has a ring like a regular phone.
This episode aired a couple weeks after the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial was dedicated on Nov. 13, 1982.
At the end of the episode, Governer Gatling sings "I Can't Stop Loving You," a #1 hit for Ray Charles in 1962.
When Benson confronts the policemen conducting the raid and pretends to be a police captain, he refers to himself as "Captain Williams." Robert Guillaume's name at birth was Robert Williams. (Guillaume is the French translation of William.)
Missy Gold is left-handed.
It is revealed in this episode that Benson served in the Korean Conflict.
When Gretchen receives a letter from Germany with details about her late aunt's estate, she hands it to Benson to read. Unless he knows German fluently, he wouldn't be able to read the letter.
The name of Whitley's company in this episode is Trans Allied. That is the same name of the company that Phillip Drummond owns on the TV show "Different Strokes".
Rene Auberjonois and Ethan Phillips both went on to play a part in a Star Trek series. Rene Auberjonois played Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Ethan Phillips played Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager. Neither of them played a human.
For the first time, viewers get to hear Benson refer to Jessica by her first name instead of "Mrs. Tate."
Goof: It doesn't make sense that Jessica (or Benson in the Pilot, for that matter) doesn't at least mention the resemblance between Gretchen Kraus and Ingrid Swenson, the natural mother of her adopted daughter Corrinne (the two characters were, of course, played by the same actress).