Tyler McVey is seen again in the season 2 episode 'Close Encounters of a Heavenly Kind.'
Helen Hunt was primarily known as a television actress when this episode was produced. She would later become known for her role on the sitcom 'Mad About You' before going on to a very successful career in movies and winning an Oscar as Best Actress.
Twenty-five episodes of 'Highway to Heaven' were produced the first year. Michael Landon wrote seven of them. Story editor Dan Gordon scripted nine. The others were done by staff writer Paul Cooper or by occasional freelance writers. Meanwhile, Landon was the director of 19 episodes during season 1. Costar Victor French directed the other six. There were no other directors this first year.