Frank says that he's been in therapy for 8 years but earlier in the episode his Psychiatrist says he's been there for 18 years.
The song that Barry Manilow performs for Murphy and Avery is titled "I Am Your Child." It appears on his album Barry Manilow I.
Goof: Immediatly after Corky yells at Frank, holding him responsible for anything that happend to their intern, you can see the elevator doors opening (behind Corky) and a person is seen beginning to step out of it. The camera cuts to a shot right in front of the elevator doors opening again, and the same person (Amy the intern) steps out again.
Jerry Corley, who played Phil's nephew, is the real-life son of Pat Corley, who played Phil.
The last line of the show with which Murphy refers to herself, Eldin, and Avery as "the traditional American family" is likely in reference to comments made in Dan Quayle's real-life speech on family values the summer before, in which he criticized the character of Murphy Brown for her "lifestyle choice" of having a baby without a father.
1. Candice Bergen won an Emmy for her performance in this episode.
2. As revealed in the special "Retrospective" at the end of Season 7, this is Candice's favorite episode of the series.
This episode was dedicated to the memory of Colleen Dewhurst, who died in August of this year of cervical cancer.
Secretary #37: A woman on the phone with her lawyer.
Frances Bergen, who plays Claire Forrest, is Candice's mother. This is said to be their first appearance on screen together, but Frances also appears in the final episode of the series, "Never Can Say Goodbye, Part 1."
Secretary #35: A pregnant woman about to give birth.
Secretary #34: A transvestite.
Secretary #33: A woman who got Murphy's job instructions mixed up.
Secretary #32: A woman Murphy mistook for a complaining viewer.
Secretary #30: A woman with a big box and lot of knickknacks on her desk.
Secretary #28: A woman who complained about the salary.
Secretary #29: A woman with her sleeve caught in a drawer.
Secretary #27: A cardboard cutout of a man.
Secretary #26: A man wearing lipstick.
Secretary #25: A bitter woman.
Secretary #24: An angry woman who got ticked off at the people that called.