Ralph Manza, who played Cory's crazy Uncle Morrie, died just three days after this episode aired.
Goof: Alan tells Eric to go off with his friends, and he'll close the store; but when Eric, Jack and Rachel leave, Alan follows them out and shuts the lights off.
Topanga: Is it always going to be this way?
Cory: Well, there will be times when you're sick, and I'll take care of you.
Topanga: That sounds great.
Angela: Oh, he needs help, honey.
Shawn: She means here. (points to his head)
Topanga: I know what she means. Don't you think I know what she means? I know he's crazy, I know everything. Do you want to know what he won't let me touch? "Oh, not there, I might get cancer!"
Amy: Alan, remember how we were worried about Eric's F-U-T-U-R-E?
Eric: Oh, mom...you don't have to worry about my furniture.
Doctor: Is there a history of mental illness in the family?
Cory: My Uncle Morrie thinks he's Sammy Sosa.
Although credited, Lindsay Ridgeway (Morgan Matthews) does not appear in this episode.
Episode Title: I'm Gonna Be Like You, Dad
The title of the episode is a line from the song Cat's in the Cradle by Harry Chapin. This is the second episode to feature a reference to that song in the title. The first was We'll Have A Good Time Then.