Songs featured include "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher and "War" by Edwin Starr.
Eric (to Alan): You think that's what makes you a good father? I mean, yeah, you taught me how to swing a bat, but any Little League coach could do that. I mean, it was more important that you were there after I struck out. You made me feel better. You're always there for me, man; just to listen to me, to give me advice; you know, to help me get through stuff, just like you did today. You're never going to be too old to do that.
Eric: It's your Middle East crisis.
Shawn: I'm never going to have a relationship like you guys; I'm not normal.
Cory: Shawn, we're not normal. I mean, we're freaks.
Topanga: We are. We're freaks who've loved each other since we were two.
Eric: Old man's getting a yellow Corvette, right on!
Eric (to a pregnant Amy): Look! You wobble like a weeble!
Although credited, Lindsay Ridgeway (Morgan Matthews) does not appear in this episode.
Title: Cutting the Cord
The title is an idiom meaning being separated from something that has become familiar and comfortable. The phrase fits both storylines in this episode. Shawn is having trouble cutting the cord on his relationship with Angela, and Amy and Alan, soon to have a baby, will literally cut the cord.