This is the first appearance of the recurring news reporter Miranda Veracruz de la Jolla Cardinal.
Al: Ah, well, the wife's away, and the kids are gone. At least there's no one here to annoy me.
Marcy: Al Bundy!
Al: Ah, no!
Al: (on the phone) Hello, Peg.
Peg: Hi, honey. I've got good news. Mom's feeling better and she can finally get around on her own.
Al: So can a planet, Peg. What's that to me?
Bud: Listen, we just got a call from Mom.
Al: Well, don't blame me. I didn't give her the number.
Kelly: Well, we have some good news and we have some bad news. There was a train wreck, but Mom's ok.
Al: So what's the good news?
Al: So what do you want, son?
Bud: Mom just wanted me to tell you she was in another train wreck.
Al: Son, your mother is a train wreck.
(A woman with a crying child enters the shoe store)
Griff: Can I get you some shoes?
Woman: I'm just looking.
Al: How about some duct tape?
Katey Sagal (Peggy) makes her full time return to the series after the birth of her first child kept her away from the first few episodes of this season.
Peggy hears a voice on the pa "Thank you for riding Amtrain". Amtrain is a parody name of the Amtrak. Amtrak is a train that takes people on destinations.