On Joey's Magna Doodle: The same drawing of a rotary phone from last episode.
Joey: I am not doing another one of her stupid plays. Last year I had to play a randy immigration clerk who traded visas for favors!
Michael: You think I like being the desperate Italian widow?
Gina: (about Michael) He has done the two things I've asked him never to do - lie to his mother and dance in public!
This is the first appearance of Gregory Harrison as Dean.
This episode averaged a 3.7/6 along with Will & Grace.
The ratings are low because of Thanksgiving celebrations.
Jennifer Coolidge (Bobbie) does not appear in this episode.
Joey and Zach tell the poor family that they are from Celebrity Dream Makers: Thanksgiving Edition.
In 1999 Richard Simmons hosted a short lived television show named Dream Maker, which did much the same thing as Joey and Zach were claiming to do.
Dean tells Joey to hurry because the Laker Girls are on their way.
The Lakers Girls are a professional cheerleading and dance squad that supports the L.A. Lakers basketball team.
Joey says that he and Dean get all of the same magazines; Maxim, FHM, Playboy, British Playboy, and also that he used to get German Playboy.
Maxim is a men's magazine that is sold internationally. It has more than 2.5 million subscribers in the U.S. alone. It features popular female celebrities, though none are nude. It has been published since 1995.
FHM (For Him Magazine) has been published since 1985. It has grown from a mostly fashion oriented publication to featuring more about celebrities and sports. At the time of this episode, it was still available for subscription in the U.S. However, in 2007 the magazine's U.S. branch converted to an all digital format with the launch of FHM Online.
Playboy is owned by Hugh Hefner and has been published since 1953. It is known for featuring beautiful women in the nude, as well as for its articles and interviews. It is available in many countries around the world, Germany being one of them. There is no British version, though the U.S. edition is available for subscription in England.
George Hamilton mentions that he and Angie Dickinson had a wonderful summer romance.
Angie Dickinson is a very prolific actress best known for her role in the 70s show Police Woman. She is also well known for her affair with President Kennedy, and George Hamilton has long maintained that he and she were a fling.
George Hamilton says that he is a fan of Joey's sexual reputation. He also says that Warren Beatty was picked off like an old sick gazelle by Annette Benning.
George Hamilton is a famous actor known for his reputation with women and his dark tan.
Warren Beatty is a very famous actor who is also the older brother of Shirley MacLaine. He too is known for his reputation with women up until he fell in love with and married Annette Benning. Annette is also a famous actress and younger than Warren. They are still together.