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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.
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."
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.
Wendie Malick and Dave Foley previously worked together on the Just Shoot Me episode "Blind Ambition."
Victoria said the writer's strike was "the best six months of her life." The 2007-2008 writer's strike only lasted for about three months.
This is the second consecutive episode where the drug Celebrex is mentioned.
Wendie Malick and Huey Lewis previously worked together on the Just Shoot Me episode "The Boys in the Band."
In the episode, Carl Reiner plays "Max", but in the credits he is listed as playing "Carl".
The encore version of this episode had about three and a half minutes of less content.
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