When this episode was filmed, Jane Leeves was already aware that she was pregnant with her first child (daughter Isabella) to be born eight months later in January of 2001. The producers must have decided that to cover up her pregnancy in the eighth season, they would have Daphne develop a weight problem. They began setting it up in this episode. For example, while eating from a bag of chocolate chip cookies Daphne says, "I've been so nervous lately I've done nothing but stuff myself with junk food". Other characters including Frasier, Martin and Simon all comment on her excessive eating.