The June 02, 2009 edition of Edition NY: Sports Issue includes the following features: "'Janet Saves the Day': A Cartoon Special", "George Christopher on Richard Antrem and GQ", and "A Tale of Two Stadiums: ... Monuments to Sensory Overlords".
Jonathan: George, do you remember when you told me that I needed to be sane when you were insane?
In "The Alanon Case," George orders Jonathan to punch him in the face to cover up his herpes blister before making an important speech. His scheme doesn't work as the crowd still notices his blister under his bruise. George then tells Jonathan that he needs him to be sane when he is insane.
Big Nose Reference: In the motel room, blackmailer Sophia compliments Jonathan for being more attractive than she thought he'd be. She mentions that she likes 'a man with a big nose.
Jonathan Ames' home address is 181 Hamilton St. Brooklyn, New York. He freelances as a writer with Edition New York and has authored one book, I Passed Like Night.
Nose Reference: When Jonathan meets Dimitri for the first time, he brings with him his copy of Russian novelist Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol's The Nose.
Big Nose Reference: As Jonathan tries to retrieve the stolen skateboard from Francisco, the punk kid teases him on having a big nose.
Nose Reference: Jim Jarmusch and Jonathan talk about New York poet Frank O'Hara and his beautiful nose.
Big Nose Reference: George mentions to Jonathan that he saw a woman who looked exactly like "that actress in the Almodóvar film," the one with the big nose.
In the pilot episode, Jonathan trips on a baby's stroller as he is about to meet Ray at Smooch Cafe. In this episode, it's Ray who stumbles on a stroller as he enters the cafe to see Jonathan.
The Page Six article headline on George Christopher in the New York Post reads: "A Herpes-Ridden George Christopher horrifies Dem Party".
The speech bubbles between Ray's depiction of himself as a superhero therapy patient and of Jonathan as a therapist reads:
Superhero Ray: I don't feel like anybody really knows me.
Therapist Jonathan: I understand.
The text found inside the book in the opening credits reads:
Private Detective For Hire
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2007-04-13, 8:31AM EST
Specializing: Missing Persons, Domestic issues.
I'm not licensed, but I'm someone who can help you.
My fee is reasonable.
Some of the New York film locations mentioned in the episode are the Gowanus Canal, Brighton Beach, Red Hook, DUMBO, Coney Island, Park Slope, and Bay Ridge.