Nick: What was out there before they built Los Angeles?
Animal: Sagebrush and drive-ins?
Dutch Van Deusen: I remember the number of breakfasts that were spoiled because The Tribune had just arrived.
Mrs. Pynchon: It must have ben an educational experience for you.
Dutch Van Deusen: Yes, I learned how to swear.
Dutch Van Deusen: (angrily) You're the same obstructive maverick your old man was!
Mrs. Pynchon: (calmly) Why... thank you.
As this episode revolves around his character, Allen Williams is for once listed as a guest star after the opening credits, rather than in the final credits.
Nick Boyer refers to the proposed airport as Edsel International. The Edsel car, introduced in the late fifties, was one of the greatest failures in The Ford Motor Company's history. Since then the word has become synonymous with commercial flop or bad idea.