During his speech, Hal says that Michael Jordan didn't even see a basketball until he was 30. This is of course a made up fact.
When Hal is showing the man beside him the snowflake he cut out, you can see a tiny pair of Swiss Army Knife scissors in his other hand. These small scissors wouldn't have cut through a paper folded as many times as it took to get that detailed of a snowflake.
First time Hal's profession is mentioned since "Company Picnic," which is systems management.
In this episode Dewey gets a tattoo which says "Lois is my mother" across his entire torso.
In the motivation seminar, Hal is bored playing tic tac toe with himself.
On the top of the paper you see the score 'me' vs 'evil me'. 'Evil me' won 14 times whereas 'me' only won one time.
Dewey: Sorry I missed Lunch, I was at the library and I forgot to look at the clock..
Lois: (interrupts) Do you think I'm an Idiot?
Lois: Do you think I don't know where you've been?
Dewey: What do you mean?
Lois: You think I wouldn't recognize the signs? Clean fingernails, good posture, cookie crumbs in your pockets – you're never hungry at dinnertime. You're seeing another mom.
Dewey: I don't know what you're talking about.
Lois: (louder) Don't lie to me!
Dewey: It's not what you think!
Lois: Who is she?
Dewey: Why does that matter?
Lois: Who is she?!
Dewey: Mrs. Finnegan.
Lois: (looks away with a hurt look on her face)
Dewey: It doesn't mean anything! A couple weeks ago I stopped by her house, and she had her iron out. She was just so nice. And there was cake!
Lois: (still looking hurt) It'll be a long time before you get any cake around here.
Dewey: I wasn't expecting any.
Lois: After everything I've sacrificed for you, all I've done – you come waltzing in here day after day reeking of her fabric softener!
Dewey: Yes! I like fabric softener! Mrs. Finnegan doesn't mind taking a little time to stop the rinse cycle, and maybe its nice to have someone that's got more to say to me than just "Clean your room", "comb your hair"…
Lois: (pauses) Do you love her?!
Dewey: Of course not, it's just snacks.
Lois: Oh, you like her snacks. You like filling up on her cookies. You know they're store bought.
Dewey: That's beneath you, mom.
This episode was nominated for a WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Comedy.
Cold Open: Reese, Malcolm and Dewey argue over who would win: a monkey, a kangaroo, or a squid?
Francis (Christopher Masterson) does not appear in this episode.
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