This episode begins with the gang planning to go to Paris but plans are changed and they go to Las Vegas. In the first episode, Melanie, Victoria and Joy were on their way to Paris when their plane lands in Cleveland forcing them to change their plans.
In the series finale Joy who is played by Jane Leeves adopts a baby. In the series finale of Frasier which Leeves co-starred in, her character Daphne gave birth.
In this episode, Joy & Jill fight over the affections of the Earl of Cleveland, who is said to be "47th in line for the throne". In real life, Sophie Winkleman, who played Jill, is married to Lord Frederick Windsor, who is actually 43rd in line for the British throne.
No reunion of the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" would be complete without Mimsie, the MTM pussycat, who appears at the end to offer her trademark "Meow" one more time.
Elka: This never happens on Password.
A break-the-fourth-wall reference to Password, a 1960's game show, on which Betty White frequently appeared. She was even married to Allen Ludden, the show's original host.
This episode has several things in common with the Frasier episode "The Ski Lodge". The cabin in which this episode takes place is the same one in which the Frasier episode was set. In that episode, the characters snuck back and forth through the three rooms, likewise in this episode. In the Frasier episode, Jane Leeves (Joy) played Daphne Moon who tried to get alone with Guy who was played by James Patrick Stewart who on Hot in Cleveland plays Joy's on-again, off-again beau Colin.
When Victoria exclaims, if I'm still doing TV by the time I'm (some age, I forgot), just shoot me.
This is the reference to the hit TV show she did act in previous to HIC, Just Shoot me.
This marks Jennifer Love Hewitt's first appearance on a live action sitcom since she guest starred on an episode of Boy Meets World in 1998.
This marks Doris Roberts' first live action sitcom appearance since Everybody Loves Raymond went off the air in 2005.
Valerie is also playing a EVH Wolfgang special in the episode, which is Eddie Van Halen's line of electric guitars. The model is named after their son, Wolfgang.
Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) makes a joke about the band Van Halen. In real life, Valerie Bertinelli was married to Eddie Van Halen for several years.
Although played for a joke, it is actually impossible for Victoria's date to be a conjoined twin as he and is twin are clearly not identical. Siamese Twins only occur in identical twins who come from one egg that doesn't split properly in the womb.
Chris Jent is the actual shooting coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers and has been since 2006.
Wendie Malick and guest star Jon Lovitz previously worked together on the Just Shoot Me episode "A Simple Kiss of Fate."
Victoria (Wendie Malick) goes to an audition to play Melanie Griffith's mother. In real life, Wendie is only seven years older than Melanie.
Despite the television announcer saying it, Grady Sizemore has never had a three home run game.
Bonnie Franklin and Valerie Bertinelli previously worked together on the sitcom One Day at a Time which ran from 1975-1984.
The dialogue between Diane and Elka regarding spunk, is the same dialogue between Mary and Lou Grant in the pilot episode of the Mary Tyler Moore show
The "M" that was seen on the wall were Mary Tyler Moore's side of the cell, looked similar to the one she always hanged in her apartment back on her old sitcom.
This is the first time that Betty White and Mary Tyler Moore have worked together since The Mary Tyler Moore Show.