#1 -- He chokes on his cereal.
#2 -- Sharon strangles him.
Chris Dies: Chris turns into a skeleton waiting outside the doors to the city.
Chris dies: A giant boulder falls on him.
Chris Dies: This is the first of many episodes in which Chris appears to get killed. At the end of the episode, one of the detectives points a gun at Chris' head and (off-camera) shoots him.
Brian Doyle-Murray would go on to have a starring role in the show's second season as Gus Borden. He would later be seen with Chris Elliott in Cabin Boy, playing Skunk.
The newspaper which Chris delivers on his bike during the opening credits is the Pioneer Press, the St. Paul, Minnesota-based newspaper which primarily serves the Twin Cities.