Last time Denise Bauer was seen on the show was in the episode "Trial of the century" from season three.
Denny calls Valerie Bertinelli by her name twice, rather than her character's name (Carol or Ms. Hober) at the conclusion of the hearing.
As Alan and Carol Hober, and finally Denny, leave Alan's office at the beginning of the episode, the song "One Day at a Time" is played, a clear reference to Valerie Bertinelli, who plays Carol, and her stint on "On Day at a Time," the sit-com that ran from 1975 to 1984 that she starred in. That song was the theme song of that show.
Denise: And Alan, Brad and I would love to have you to the house sometime for dinner.
Alan: (pause) You're an evil little vixen.
Carol: Mr. Shore, thank you. And may I say before I leave, my gratitude notwithstanding, you two are the weirdest lawyers I've ever met. (points to Denny) You, in particular, should be institutionalized.
Denny: Thank you.
Alan: Everywhere you look... sweeps, sweeps, sweeps!
This is the first episode of November sweeps this season.
Latin America: November 17, 2009 on Canal FX.
Candice Bergen ("Shirley") had no lines.
Alan: But you didn't ban the advertising, Mr. Beavis. Or is it Butt-head?
Alan is referring to Beavis and Butt-head, a pair of teenagers who engage in sarcastic conversation, fantasize about sex and masculinity and put as little effort as possible into everything they do.