The tune Super Dave is pretending to play on the piano carries over and serves as the main theme for this episode.
At the end of the confessional sketch, one man asks the man who went to the confessional if Mrs. Rosemond and Mrs, Budgell were mentioned by the priest. This was a nod to Perry Rosemond and Jack Budgell, who worked as a producer and director respectively on the show.
During Super Dave's street dancing sequence, the song Gloria performed by Laura Branigan can be heard playing in the background.
For the Meet The Press segment, the press panel moderator's name is Maurice Abraham. Maurice Abraham directed episodes of Bizarre in seasons one and two.
The final segment of the episode show pictures of George Steinbreneur and Dave Winfield super-imposed over actors lip syncing the song To Know Him Is To Love Him. Steinbreneur, owner of the New York Yankees baseball team, and Winfield, a Yankees player, were engaged in a war of words in the press at the time with Steinbreneur questioning Winfield's ability to hit in pressure situations.
Archive footage of Jack Nicklaus is used in the golf tournament sketch.
Closing Credits for the "Scared Thin" documentary:
Special Thanks To:
Orson Welles' School Of Ballet
The Pop'N Fresh Dough Boy Clinic
The Kate Smith Tent Awning And Dress Manufacturing Company
Copyright 1980 Shmaltz Productions