Kim Lankford and James Houghton depart the series with this episode. Lankford would return in "Back to the Cul-De-Sac."
John Pleshette makes his final regular appearance as Richard Avery in this episode. Pleshette later directed episodes and returned as Richard in Season 8
Toward the end of the episode, Lilimae joins Ciji and her band in the middle of the cul-de-sac to perform the song, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," which was first sung on the show in Season 1, Episode 5 ("Will the Circle Be Unbroken") by Lilliemae.
Abby's copy of Val's manuscript shows the title of "Capricorn Crude" but Abby made her copy before this title was chosen