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In this episode we learn that Chris Coughlin's full first name is Christine.
In this series pilot, McCloud takes a few sips of sour mash whiskey while riding in the limo with Craig Stevens' character but in later episodes McCloud would be a teetotaler.
McCloud reveals that he attended junior high in the town of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Ted Callender's show is titled Overkill and is performed at the Theatre de Lys.
It's revealed in this episode that McCloud has no middle name.
Officer Keach, according to her file, is 5'4", 36-24-35 (Badge No. 2006).
Susan St. James would later star in the NBC Mystery Movie series "McMillan & Wife" as the wife of Police Commissioner Stewart McMillan (Rock Hudson).
Sgt. Dameron's desk plate reads F.J. Dameron, but Chief Clifford refers to her as D.J. Dameron, possibly reflecting the discrepancy in this first season between his own desk plate and given name.
Visible goof: When McCloud is demanding from Cantrell to know the client a file is identified with, the microphone boom is in frame for a couple of seconds.
The character played by Elisha Cook, Jr., Mr. Rafer, is listed in the credits as Mr. Diller.
The nameplate on Chief Clifford's desk reads PETER J. CLIFFORD.
Those with a discerning ear might notice that Gabriel Dell does a pretty dead on vocal impersonation of Cameron Mitchell in the scenes where Ira Mastin calls Jenny on the telephone.
Nitpick: Early in the episode Touhy is referred to as a full or four star general but later on he gets a demotion to brigadier (or one-star) general.
Asked by retired disposal man Sid Nylan (who can't stand a hypocrite) if he was in the service, McCloud replies that he flew Air Force reconnaissance missions in Korea.
Chief Clifford mentions that he has a six year old daughter in this episode. This is in contrast to later episodes when the Cliffords appear for all intents and purposes to be childless.
Det. Thatcher refers to "Chief Peter J. Clifford". It appears that his name was changed in subsequent seasons.
The credits give George Lincoln for Peter Lincoln.
Nitpick: The TV anchorman announcing Paul Rudell's death states that he was 55 years old. Thus, it is unlikely that he would have a granddaughter in her 20's. Perhaps they should have made the Shelly Fabraes character his daughter instead of granddaughter.
There ya go, lookin' like sunlight
On a laughin' summer day.
There ya go, sayin' my name s' soft
It takes m' breath away.
There ya go, with that smile o' yours
That sets the world aglow...
Song, "There Ya Go" (Glen A. Larson, Bruce Belland, sung by David Somerville)
Cicero's name is misspelled in a newspaper headline, though it may be "intentional."