Micky Dolenz, who appears in this episode as Gordy, previously guest-starred in Band on the Run as Alan's former bandmate Norm.
Members of the Monkees perform a song by the Temptations; My Girl.
Continuity Goof: Reginald mentions that he met Alan and Amy on their college backpacking trip through Europe. However, it has been previously established in "Class Preunion" and "Career Day", that Alan never went to college.
When the band starts to play My Girl, Amy asks "How did they know?" She should have remembered that Gordy, who is on the stage playing guitar, was Alan's best man at their wedding.
Goof: When Cory goes up to allow his parents in, a teenager wearing all orange can be seen standing outside, while just a minute ago he was downstairs when Cory asked everyone to say "surprise".
When 3/4 of the Monkees are playing "My Girl," you can hear drums being played. Nobody is sitting at the drums.
Cory: Mr. Turner! That seems so formal, since we're almost family!
Mr. Turner: You guys never come out and ask for a favor, do you?
Cory: It's not our way.
Reg: You said if I was ever in the United States, there'd be a couch with my name on it.
Cory: (Points to couch) Look Dad, it's Reg! Reginald Fairfield!
Cory (to Mr. Feeny): Hey, what are you doing tonight?
Mr. Feeny (sarcastically): Hanging with Shawn Hunter at the mall.
(Cory and Reg are looking at a photo album)
Cory: Hey, who's that sexy babe in the tank top? (looks at Amy) Oh my god.
Amy: How long will you be staying with us?
Reginald Fairfield (walking upstairs): As long as I'm welcome.
Alan: Hear that hon? He left 20 minutes ago.
Cory: Eric, how could you plan the rave on the same day as Mom and Dad's anniversary?
Eric: Hey, you're lookin' at me like I'm inconsiderate. I had no idea when Mom and Dad's anniversary was, so there!
Cory: Did you hear that Eric? Mom and Dad's twentieth anniversary, how could we have forgotten?
Eric: Well, we weren't at the wedding.
Frankie: Since it's your anniversary, this is for you.
Amy: My watch!
Frankie: That's how I knew you'd like it.
Shawn: Cory, the cheerleaders are chocolate wrestling in the kitchen.
Cory: Well, stop 'em.
Shawn: OK, but I'm gonna need a can of whipped cream and a really big spoon.
Shawn: You know, Mr. Feeny, just between you and me; it's stuff like this that really makes you unpopular.
Mr. Feeny: Sure; and it's lonely at the top, but I save a lot of money on call waiting.
When The Manager says he used to manage a band a long time ago he was referring to The Partridge Family, an early 70s television show about a mother and her five kids that also perform as a band.
Topanga: Cory wants his parents wedding song played for them, and this mall rat sent the band a way.
This is a reference to Ethan Suplee's role in the movie, Mallrats.
Feeny: Yes, well; the best laid plans...
This is an allusion to the poem "To A Mouse," by Robert Burns. The full line is:
"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry."