In this episode, Tom is celebrating his 50th birthday. However, he had also celebrated his 50th birthday in Season 4.
Willie Aames & Paradise (his real-life band) made an appearance as Tijuana Tokyo. They perform the song, "Blue Moon".
Two songs are featured in this episode: Abby sings "So-La" (music by Jim Hart, Ira Newborn and Betty Buckley, who also wrote the lyrics.) and David sings "Eight is Enough (lyrics by Molly-Ann Leikin, music by Lee Holdridge) This latter song replaced the original theme song for Season 3 and on.
In this episode the Bradfords go from Sacramento to San Francisco, which are both in Northern California.
When they get on the freeway, that particular onramp
is in southern California (Malibu Canyon Road) and
the onramp in question goes south.
Tommy tells Abby the phrase to remember the kids' names is "Dumb Martians Just Sit Nearby Eating Tender Noodles." However, in the pilot episode, Tom states the phrase is "Never try eating nectarines since juice may dispense."