Fred Dryer was originally considered for the role of Sam Malone.
Carla: Tennis is a sissy game.
Diane: I'm sorry I was late, Sam. Is there anything I can do to make it up to you?
Sam: Yeah, yeah but you wouldn't.
Coach: How's life treating you Norm?
Norm: Like I ran over its dog.
Julia Duffy auditioned for the role of Diane Chambers.
Harry Anderson would go on as Harry Stone on "Night Court" in 1984.
NBC rebroadcast this episode on December 30, 1982 and June 21, 1984.
First mention of Norm's wife, Vera.
Harry's last name, Gittes, is a reference to Jake Gittes from Chinatown.
Cliff does not appear in this episode, but John Ratzenberger is listed in the end credits.
This is also Harry the hat's first episode.