Mrs. Pynchon faces retaliation by angry readers when she discontinues the Orphan Annie comic strip. The popular comic strip ended its nationally syndicated run in 2010, after 85 years in print.
In addition to occasional day-player Gordon Jump, this episode featured brief appearances by Tim Reid and Richard Sanders who also went on to star in 'WKRP In Cincinnati'.
Rossi checks into the institution as Carl Woodward. This pseudonym is a mixture of the names of the two reporters who broke the Watergate Scandal: Carl Berstein and Bob Woodward.
In the previous episodes the recurring character Allen Williams played was just known as Assistant Foreign Editor. In this episode he gets a name: Wilson
In this episode Wilson not only gets a first name (Adam), he also changes jobs. Once the Assitant Foreign Editor, he is now the Financial Editor.
We learn more about the background of a few characters. Art Donovan grew up in Hawaii, Billie spent her youth in Bismarck, North Dakota.
More information about the background of some characters: Rossi grew up in California without ever going to Disneyland and Animal studied painting in Paris.
Joanie Hume claims she can speak French, but she mispronounces the name of Albert Camus.
Apparently Animal grew up in Washington.
Adam Wilson gets a different job description once again. He's now known as the Sacramento editor.
In this episode we learn that Art Donovan is 37 years old. He spent some time in Paris as a reporter for AP, but apparently he didn't learn enough French to answer the phone in the previous episode 'Airliner'.
The murals shown in this episode were made by Rozzell Sykes (1931-1994).
Mrs. Pynchon does not appear in this episode.
The name of the nuclear power company, "Tucor," appears to have been dubbed over the original audio of a different name, perhaps because it was found that the original name was that of an actual company,
In this episode Rossi is said to have gone to high school in Burbank, whereas in other episodes he is said to have lived in New Jersey before joining the paper.
When Rossi visits the doctor, he says he was sent by Carl Woodward. He used the same alias (a combination of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward) in Psych-Out, episode ten of the first season.
At the start of the new season the title credits have changed. The camera now pans around the newsroom and introduces the different characters.
Lou sports a band-aid near his left ear. It's explained that he cut himself shaving. In the previous episode, however, he had a smaller band-aid on exactly the same spot. Were the first two episodes filmed in reversed order?
Pay attention tothe musical coda after the scene in which Lou sees mobster Patsy Reece for the first time. You'll recognise the first notes of The Godfather theme.
In this episode Rossi mentions that his family originally comes from New Jersey, that they moved to Burbank when he was young, and that his father was a barber.