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Tony's talk show 'Listen Up' is based on the hit ESPN show Pardon the Interruption.
Kirsten Nelson was supposed to play Tony's wife, but the producers felt that she wasn't right for the part, so it was given to Wendy Makkena. The producers made minor adjustments to the pilot episode when Wendy Makkena was added to the cast, including changing the setting of the opening scene from Tony's workplace to his home and upgrading the sets.
The family name was originally Clineman, but it was later changed to Kleinman.
Dorothy was the original name for Tony's wife (Wendy Makkena), but it was later changed to Dana. The name of Daniella Monet's character was originally Lauren, but it was changed to Megan.
Tony makes a comment to Dana (Wendy Makkena) about her getting a paper route to which she gives an unhappy look. In an episode of Oliver Beene, Makkena's character Charlotte had a paper route.
Bernie won the Heisman Trophy.
The actor Ray Abruzzo, who plays the executive producer of the All Weather Network, introduces himself to Tony as Sal Videtti. In the closing credits he is listed as Sal Brindisi.
Megan's middle name is Elizabeth.
Bernie and Tony bet on the Indianapolis Colts/Detroit Lions game. The two played on Thanksgiving Day on November 25, 2004.
Bernie's middle name is Ulysses.
The line for the Colts/Lions game was not even. The Lions were 8 point underdogs.