In this episode Furillo doesn't seem to understand what a gang member means when the man asks what 'the sugar' is (a reward for doing something, usually sex or drugs). In the pilot, however, Furillo had no problem understanding the very same idiom when Jesus Martinez used it.
In the beginning of the episode Furillo is standing in his office talking to Henry and holding a cat. He's holding the cat so that it's draped over his forearm, away from his body facing Henry, but in the split second that it pans from Furillo to Henry and then back to Furillo, the cat is in a different position, nestled against Furillo's chest.
When Howard is demonstrating the miniature tank in front of the chief and the commissioner, the tank changes positions three times in the model of Sniper Alley, in between shots when Howard demonstrates the flame thrower.
We learn in this episode that Phil's middle name is Freemason.
Phil's fiancee Cindy makes an appearance in this episode for the first and last time.
We learn in this episode that Furillo's middle name is Xavier, and that he's just turned 40 years old.
The establishing shot of the restaurant in which Phil and Mac go to lunch is Gene and Georgetti's, a well known Chicago steakhouse which has been in business on the corner of Franklin and Illinois in Chicago since 1941.
This episode aired on Saturday 17th July 1982 at 11pm in the UK by ITV contractor Television South West.
This episode aired on Monday 4th July 1983 at 10:32pm in the UK by ITV contractor Tyne Tees Television.
When Coffey and Bates storm the mentally disturbed guy's apartment, at the end of the scene a paper coffee cup appears out of nowhere on his desk in the final shot.
When Geranno gives Belker his gift, the package goes from being completely wrapped and facing one direction, to being partially unwrapped and facing a different direction from one shot to the next.
This episode aired on Monday 4th July 1983 at 11pm in the UK by ITV contractor Yorkshire Television.
Goldblume informs Chief Daniels that the state bird is the swallow. However, there is no state in the union which has the swallow as its state bird.
Coroner Nydorf keeps bemoaning the fact that he has to perform an autopsy on "a three week-old stiff," implying that he's never done such a horrible task. However, as Chief Coroner, it should not be out of the ordinary nor too difficult to perform an autopsy on a partially decomposed body, particularly as this one was interred and preserved.
Phil opens Tatum's cell door and steps in, leaving the door wide open and an open path between the offendor and civilian bystanders. That would never, ever happen in a real police station by a seasoned and conscientious sergeant.
This episode aired on Monday 4th July 1983 at 10:30pm in the UK by ITV contractor Thames Television.
Bobby Hill drives a 1981 Camaro, it's learned in this episode.
Neither Fay Furillo nor Joyce Davenport appear in this episode.
In the scene in which Reggie/Carl/T.J. jumps out the window to commit suicide, he is seen falling backwards out of the window, which is at least four stories high. In the next scene, he is talking audibly to Goldblume on the sidewalk before passing away. Even if someone could survive such a fall backwards, how the head trauma would not be such that he'd even be conscious, let alone talking, is completely unrealistic.
Why in the world would the precinct's payroll be sent in cash - unprotected - via automobile to the station, and how would Jesus Martinez know about it?