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During the film shoot in the episode, the music playing is from "The Sting".
(First line of song by S.B.J. Ltd. at Thelma's.)
"If you believe in forever, then life is just a one night stand."
This song is Rock And Roll Heaven by The Righteous Brothers in 1974.
On the small green chalkboard where Chief Clifford has the big bust laid out, the word SURVEILLANCE appears with one L missing.
I guess he'd rather be in Colorado
I guess he'd rather work
Out where the only thing you earn is what you spend...
-Sung by Deputy Cobb
Now here's to the Golden Rule-
Here's to the silver sea-
Mostly here's a toast
To you all and me.
-"Tiny Bubbles" (Sung by AL MOANA.)
When Chief Clifford tells McCloud to stop using barnyard bromides.
A bromide is a figure of speech, referring to a phrase, (or person who uses such phrases), which have been used and repeated so many times as to become either insincere in their meaning, or seem like an attempt at trying to explain the obvious. It can also mean the unnecessary insertion of an (often irrelevant) cliché into a conversation, in an attempt to make the speaker sound more authoritative.
When McCloud apprehended Virgil he tore off his wig and fake beard. But when Virgil was being taken to the police car his wig was back on.
Heuristism is a method to help to solve a problem, commonly informal. It is particularly used for a method that often rapidly leads to a solution that is usually reasonably close to the best possible answer. Heuristics are "rules of thumb", educated guesses, intuitive judgments or simply common sense.
Cicero's name is misspelled in a newspaper headline, though it may be "intentional."
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)
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.
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.
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.
The nameplate on Chief Clifford's desk reads PETER J. CLIFFORD.
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.