We learn Hanson's first name is David.
Hal walks off, leaving the music box on the table. This results in Reese having Jamie destroy it. Since the music box was supposed to be a surprise, it is unlikely that Hal would have left it sitting out.
When Malcolm and Lois are arguing, she says that Flamenco dancing would be a disaster. However, later in the series, Malcolm proves to be incredible at all sorts of dancing.
Most schools require an in person request to run for a student body position, specifically to prevent other students from entering them into the running as a joke.
Chad's sign says: Seizures may be a trap.
Lois finally admits that Dewey is very talented musically, after both her and Hal seem to step over the issue in earlier episodes.
Back in the episode, "Hal Quits," a tester told Malcolm that he could do anything that he wanted, but in this episode, we see that Malcolm is not good at music.
Malcolm walks in and the family is watching TV, the camera cuts to Malcolm reaching for the remote and shows there is nothing on the TV except a reflection of his arm, yet there is still sound.
During the open sequence, Reese discovers a covered over Picaso painting (which he thinks is Pickasso). Had this been a real painting and the family known about it, it would have been the end of all of their financial woes. Rarely, though it does happen, unknown paintings are discovered. A newly discovered Picaso painting would be worth millions.
In this episode, we learn that Francis got fired from his job at the ranch because he 'deposited' Otto's salaries at a 'cash machine' which was not really a cash machine. As a result, Otto now wants to sue him.
Frank Ralston from PBS is in this episode, except there is no one named Frank Ralston on PBS.
This is Kitty's last appearance on the show.
This is the first episode of the 6th season to include Francis. Francis would only appear for 6 more episodes in the 6th season, and only 4 episodes in the 7th season. Reasons for this are unknown to the public.
Wouldn't they notice that it wasn't Stevie's voice if he wasn't really talking?
This is the only episode in which Craig Lamar Traylor (Stevie) 'speaks' in a normal voice.
The effect of Reese's peeling skin was achieved with plain white glue, which is often used for such effects because it is non-toxic, cheap, and easy to remove.
There is no "Camera Commentary" in this episode.
Shouldn't Dewey's birthday be later in the year? Dewey's birthday before was assumed to take place around mid-season 5 (Reese's Apartment) and before that it was assumed to take place at the end of season 4 (Baby).
Last mention of the events that led to the huge family debt involving the conspiracy trial and Lois losing her job. As Hal put it, "Look out world, we're back!"
This episode proves that the neighborhood still hates Malcolm's family even after last year's "Block Party" when Malcolm states the neighborhood hates his family more than Jessica's, and Hal's storyline is about a competition with another neighbor.