This episode's lunch special is shrimp lo mein.
This episode's lunch special is a taco salad.
This episode's lunch special is an open-faced peanut butter and jelly sandwich with grapes, baby carrots, and potato chips.
When Ray is explaining to Debra why Ally should not quit the piano, he refers to when he proposed to Debra. He asks if he gave up proposing after the first try, as if he asked many times. But in the flashback "The Wedding" it is obvious she accepts with the first time he asks.
If you'll also remember, in the Pilot episode, Ray and Debra are upstairs discussing when he proposed and they say he proposed twice before he got a job and then "boom" marriage.
This episode's lunch special is mussels in the shell.
This episode's lunch special is chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes, green beans, and mixed vegetables.
Prior to bringing Ray up for the role-playing exercise, the parenting teacher erases a circled phrase from the chalkboard. Throughout the scene, the chalked circle flips several several times between being totally erased and having a faint outline left over.
This episode's lunch special is tomato soup and grilled cheese.
This episode's "Where's Lunch?" is grilled salmon with lime, mixed vegetables and rice pilaf.
This episode's "Where's Lunch?" is a paper bag lunch.
This episode's lunch special is grilled fish, sauteed mixed vegetables, and rice pilaf.
This episode's "Where's Lunch?" is a fruit salad topped with cottage cheese.
When Marie is peering through the window, you can tell that Doris Roberts is not really there; they are actually playing a video in the window!
This episode's "Where's Lunch?" is a burger with onion rings.
Ray and Debra's address and phone number on the "Found" flyer:
320 Fowler Rd.
This episode's "Where's Lunch?" is a dinner salad with cucumber slices and a toasted bagel on the side.
In both "Pilot" and "Mia Famiglia" it is seen that Ray receives a lot of awards for his writing, but here Ray says he has never won an award.
One of the sports writers up for the award that Ray is nominated for is Chuck Heaton of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He is in reality the father of Patricia Heaton and is indeed a sports writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The baby monitor picks up the baby crying, but we never hear Frank's "peek-a-boo." He does it for his sons when he comes downstairs, and it seems loud enough to be picked up by the monitor. After all, the monitor picks Robert singing softly enough for the baby to go to sleep.
The plot that Ray and his parents have been sharing/stealing cable using a cable-splitter doesn't make much logistical sense because they are across the street from one another. How would they get the cable across from one house to another unless the cable was buried?