The German episode titles are "Der letzte Cowboy" ("The Last Cowboy") and "Methoden wie im Wilden Westen" ("The Way of the Wild West"). The French title is "Billy Joe". The Italian title is "Profumo d'oriente", meaning "Scent of the East".
James Whitmore, Jr. and Tom Selleck made two unsold pilot films together prior to Magnum, P.I.: "Gypsy Warriors" in 1978 and "Oston and Kilbride" in 1979. They also appeared together, with Larry Manetti, in The Rockford Files' sixth season episode, "Nice Guys Finish Dead".
This was one of two episodes that U.K. broadcaster Channel 5 skipped during their run—the other casualty being the seventh season's "Out Of Sync"—deeming the episodes "unsuitable for broadcast in the show's day-time slot."