During the episode Murray Schisgal is introduced to the audience. Also, Hoffman's wife and daughter are introduced.
James Lipton mentions at the beginning of the episode that Dustin Hoffman is their 200th guest.
The Pivot Questionnaire:
- What is your favorite word?
Saga, well yes. You know, we have a lot of kids and we for some reason developed a language all of our own. We call it Hoffitalk, and Saga is everything wonderful
- What is your least favorite word?
It's 3 words that we usually use as one, Woulda, shoulda, coulda. That hurts more than anything, I think to all of us
- What turns you on?
Seeing someone whether I know or I don't, male or female, who is completely out of control laughing
- What turns you off?
You see it, when you are outside in the streets, in the park and you see a parent with a little kid, yanking the kid around, pulling him. There's nothing worse than that
- What sound or noise do you love?
Everyone laughing They answered it, there's nothing better. Collectiveness, the sound of collective joy, and sharing the same information
- What sound or noise do you hate?
Anything that resembles shut-up
- What is your favorite curse word?
I worked on Little Big Man many years ago and I heard some guy curse another guy and he called him a smooth-balled-needle-pr**k-butt-f**ker. No one's ever gonna better that
- What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Well, music. I mean, particularly in the arts where you don't need a kind of a collective joining, like you do in a movie or a play
- What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
I don't wanna be a hunter
- If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
I loved what DeNiro said. DeNiro said, "Well, here's a guy who've got a lot of explaining to do". But the first one that came to my mind is, That's funny, you don't look Jewish
Some sources give 25 June 2006 as the first airdate for this episode, but 18 June is cited by the official Bravo TV website.