In one scene, Frankie Laine brings Gina a pizza that he says was made by "Mama Lo Vecchio." Lo Vecchio is Laine's real last name.
This is one of a number of episodes that closely resembles, and perhaps inspired, episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, a spin-off series. This episode resembles season 7 episode Dinner At Eight. In that one, it's spaghetti instead of lasagna.