Before the McDonalds moved in with the Venturis, Casey went to an all girl private school called "Fletcher Academy."
In this episode we find out that there's a bathroom in the basement but in a later episode George says that the upstairs bathroom is the only bathroom in the house.
Ashley Leggat (Casey) and Michael Seater (Derek) play characters that are a couple years younger than themselves.
Casey is refered to as 'Drama Queen.'
Canadian Air Date: March 24, 2006.
Ashley has appeared in a few of Darcy's Wild Life episodes as the character, "Britney".
Life with Derek is filmed in Newfoundland in Canada.
Shadia and Ashley appeared in the series Ace Lightning.
Casey: Not again. Can you please turn it down! Der-ek! (Derek opens the door after Casey knocks on it)
Derek: Who are you?
Casey: I'm the step-sister you've always wanted.
Derek: Really, 'cause you look like the ugly step-sister from Snow White.
Casey: That's Cinderella you freak, now could you turn down the music?
Derek: Oh, well why didn't you say so? (turns off the music) Now, I never had any noise complaints when Edwin had that room before he was forced upstairs to make room for you guys.
Casey: Room? What room? There is no room in our room!
Marti: I have an announcement! I'm not wearing socks!
Emily: How could you go to school without guys? Especially guys like him? (Talking about Derek)
Nora: No but new traditions are good for a new family don't you think
Derek: How so?
Edwin: Is this one of your family traditions?
(Edwin walks in the bathroom, not noticing Casey in there in her PJs)
Edwin: (looks at Casey) Ahhh! (looks down at his boxers) Ahhh!
(runs out as Derek walks in)
Derek: Come on, Smarti. (takes Marti out of bathtub)
Marti: Put me down Smerek...
Derek: (towards Casey) Do you mind?
Casey: Yeah. I was here first.
Derek: Ok, then suit yourself. (Derek starts to get ready to go to the toilet)
(While telling her mother how her siblings give her no privacy)
Casey: Marti, please give me back my toothbrush.
(Marti's cleaning the tub with the toothbrush)
Marti: Say please.
Casey: I just did.
Emily: I must have gotten cuter over the summer
UK Airdate: 24th April 2006
In Part I of the "Tell the Truth" segment of the LWD podcast, Joy Tanner (Nora) revealed that she was pregnant during the filming of the first season.
Shadia Simmons (Emily) and Michael Seater (Derek) had previously co-starred together in The Zack Files and Strange Days at Blake Holsey High.
The opening credits of Life with Derek look like a homage to The Brady Bunch. The depiction of the characters in squares can be described as very Brady-esque (except for the fact that unilke on the Brady Bunch, the characters dance and run amuk in their boxes, instead of sitting still and looking at the camera.) Makes sense, since the McDonald-Venturi family could never be confused with the Bradys!