In the opening scene, Laverne says that Amelia Earhart vanished "over forty years ago." Earhart vanished in 1937 which would make Laverne's statement to mean that the current date is beyond 1977. This episode takes place in 1967.
Always keeping Shirley close to her heart, Laverne has a painting of Boo Boo Kitty on her apartment wall.
This is Vicki Lawrence's final appearance as Sergeant Alvinia Plout.
The nuns in the monastary are under a vow of silence but are, aparently, allowed to sing.
Chuck's dog's name is Willie.
Michael McKean appears as Lenny but is not credited.
Along with Cindy Williams, Michael McKean began to be featured less and less during the eighth season. He would, however, gain an increased behind-the-scenes presence.
The box of Eggo waffles that Laverne has is a box design from 1982, not 1966 when the series takes place.
Penny Marshall was born in 1942 and Cindy Williams in 1947. This makes Penny 39 and Cindy 34 at the time this episode was shot. Laverne and Shirley claim to be 28.
This episode features flashbacks to the season-one episode "Falter at the Altar."
The stage for the acrobatic act looks surprisingly like the one used for the many talents shows in Milwaukee!
Music in this episode:
"I Want To Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles
(sung by the cast)
"They Were You" (sung by Shirley and Carmine)
"He" by Al Hibbler (sung by Laverne)
"The Look" by Michael McKean (sung by Lenny and Laverne)
"'Til There Was You" (sung by Shirley, Carmine, Frank, and Squiggy)
Director Jack Winter is credited as "Jack Winters."
This is the only episode that is mostly in black and white.
This is a flashback episode with the flashbacks consisting of newly-shot footage.
Cindy Williams portrays Diane McKenzie in addition to her usual character, Shirley Feeney.
It is revealed that Shirley's favorite soap is Ivory.
This is the first "Hollywood" episode featuring Carmine although he is credited previously.
The sandy set looks very similar to the desert scene in "Please Don't Feed The Buzzards."
Cowboy Bill's was a franchise that Frank and Edna bought whereas the Pizza Bowl was an independent venture.