We find out in this episode that Murray is married but currently separated. He also still wears his wedding ring.
Bret and Jemaine's friend Dave is (East) Indian, which explains the Samosas and Gulab Jamun at his party in Episode 1.
This is the first episode not to have a pre-credits sequence.
Maxwell: This ah, fence of toothbrushes, sounds fascinating.
Murray: Probably haven't got one in Australia? Have you?
Maxwell: We've got Ayers Rock, mate. Big, huge rock... Massive.
Murray: Yeah, we've got rocks. We've got a big...smaller rocks.
The 'massive' rock no longer refered to as 'Ayers Rock' in Australia. The Aboriginal name 'Uluru' (meaning Earth Mother) is now used.
Comparing Bret to the Tape
Not as Hairy
No Subway Fare
Rhys Darby who plays band manager Murray Hewitt in this series has previously filled the same role, though known as Brian Nesbitt during the group's album The BBC Radio Series: Flight of the Conchords.
The character 'Mel' is based on a person from the video documentary 'A Texan Odyssey'. In the documentary she too has a picture of Jermaine's lips.
We find out that Mel, the number one fan of Flight of the Conchords, is married to Doug.
Murray also works as 'Deputy Cultural Attache' at the New Zealand consulate.
While being promoted, the show's tagline was, "A new comedy series that makes love to your ears."