In one of the flashbacks, we find out how Mike gave Richard 'Boner' Stabone his nickname. When meeting each other on the first day of school at the bus stop, Boner introduces himself as "Dickie," which Lil' Mikey doesn't like. He quickly comes up with "Boner" from his last name, apparently unaware of the new nickname's connotation.
In this episode the Seavers have five bedrooms. But when Luke moves in a few seasons later they only have four.
In the scene set in the beauty salon, there is a glass of wine and a glass of juice. Then, there are two glasses of juice. Additionally, the levels of the liquids in the glasses fluctuate.
When Jason and Maggie wake up, a magazine is on the bed that wasn't there when they fell alseep.
Although the power goes out in the house, the lights still seem to be on during the power outage.
It is stated that the Seavers married in 1968, though in "Choices" Maggie implied they were married in 1969.
Heidi mentions her mom, "looks like Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island," an in-joke to the fact that her mother is played by Dawn Wells, who portrayed Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island.
When Maggie and Jason and Carol are talking after she won the money, When Mike and Ben sat down, Ben sat in the chair that Mike sat and Mike sat in the chair that Ben sat.
Mike describes his mother as "tall, blonde, looks like Donna de Varona," a play on her being the real-life sister of Joanna Kerns.
This marks Kirk Cameron's first on-screen kiss.
Though Ben received a dog for Christmas, it simply vanished, never to be seen or mentioned again.
When Jason is talking on the phone with the police officer, you'll notice the address he says: "15 Robin Lane". In later episodes, the Seavers' address is fixed at 15 Robin HOOD Lane.
When Mike & Lisa turned on the lights of Jason & Maggie's bedroom, the first thing you can see is a picture of Maggie holding a baby. That picture will later be used for the theme song.
Ben's middle name is given as only Humphrey. It would be extended to Hubert Horatio Humphrey in later episodes.
The song Jason and Mike sing before they are interviewed by the news crew is "Dancing in the Dark" from Bruce Springsteen's album Born in the U.S.A..