This episode aired on Monday 4th July 1983 at 10:30pm in the UK by ITV contractor Thames Television.
Howard: (after Leo gives money to a drug addict to get the precinct's breakfast) Leo, did I just see you assign that single-helixed mutoid to today's breakfast run?
Leo: Yeah, I figured a little responsibility might help.
Howard: Judas H. on horseback! Don't you know that once he is on the street , that money goes directly to rearranging the molecular chemistry of his cerebellum?
Robin: You're doing it again, Mick. You're being a Jewish mother! I'm going to ignore it.
Vic: Listen, I picked up a chick at lunch today. Has the gall to tell me that I'm a lousy lover. I tell her, "Sweetheart, don't be ridiculous. You can't decide something like that in two minutes."
Neal: (to LaRue after he watches him come on to Kristie, the high-schooler) I'm just going to say three words to you baby: "statu-atory rape."
Hooker: Hey, sugar, how much money you got in that coin can?
Belker: Beat it, street meat.
Furillo: It's your father. He passed away. I'm very sorry, Mick.
The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.
First appearance of IAD Lieutanent Harry Shipman.
Pat Corley (Nydorf) was later cast on Steven Bochco's next series, the baseball drama Bay City Blues.