This marks the first appearance on the series of Sandra Gould. She would play numerous different supporting character, many unnamed, before settling into the recurring role of Mildred Webster later in the run.
I Love Lucy Plot?:
In several episodes, Lucy complains that Ricky is standing in the way of her showbiz career by keeping her at home scrubbing and cleaning. Here, Joan declares that Brad is "stifling me" with "cooking, washing and scrubbing" when she could be a great actress.
In a classic Lucy episode, Ricky is on the phone describing the type girl he wants for his show. Lucy responds by pretending to be taller, shorter--even brunette. Here, the director is discussing the type of girl he wants. As he mentions short, tall, or fat, Joan raises, lowers and puffs herself up to fit each type.