Alex Keaton turns 18 in this episode, but Michael J. Fox is actually 22.
Alex: (going along with the story that he's an Air Force pilot) It's not my first mission. It-it's my first solo mission!
Doug: Yeah, and I'm going with him.
Christie: What country are you attacking?
Alex: Oh – uh – Canada.
Christie: We're not at war with Canada. (looks at Buffy) Wait, are we?
Doug: Uh, Alex.
Alex: That's "Colonel Keaton."
Doug: Uh, sorry sir. Colonel Keaton, I mean.
Alex: What is it?
Doug: Your mother's here.
Elyse: (confronting Alex in the nightclub) I want you to come home with me.
Christie: (stands up, unaware that she's addressing Alex's mother) Excuse me. But the Colonel happens to be my date!
Alex: (to Elyse) I think of you as my mother, not as a real person!
Elyse: Alex, I asked you this morning to take the garbage out, before you went to school.
Alex: Yeah. Listen, mom. I've been taking out the garbage for many years now, and, uh, I think I've gotten all I can out of the experience.
Crispin Glover is best known for the movie WILLARD (picking up the Bruce Davison role), and for portraying one of CHARLIE'S ANGELS' more formidable opponents in the same-titled films.
Kate Vernon is the daughter of John.
Michael J. Fox and Crispin Glover would later star in "Back to the Future" together