This is the eleventh and final episode of the entire series to have just a one-word title.
The little blonde haired boy named 'Ralphie' in the sand-pit scene with the triplets goes uncredited.
Although actress "Lori Loughlin" is credited for this episode in the database -- which I cannot change -- the child actress who performed in the role of Wendy was actually named Lori Loughton. Easy to see where the confusion lies as the names are similar. When a published version of my book is eventually out Miss Loughton will be correctly credited.
Chip mentions to Polly's Dad that his father is an aeronautical engineer and works over at Comson Industries. Steve's workplace has only been mentioned in one other episode of the California-era of the show, as the head of the Helicopter Division of Airflight in the Season 8 episode 'Gossip, Inc.'
At one point in this episode, Don Grady refers to co-star Tina Cole by her real first name instead of her character name. Listen closely!
As one, arguably, noticeable side-effect of the "MacMurray Method" of filming out of sequence, Katie's hair is parted to the left on scenes with Steve, and parted to the right on all the others
For fans with clever attention to detail there's a quick continuity mistake in this episode. When Katie has another one of her famous fainting spells on the bed , she falls on the letter sent from her mother but when Chip comes in to get her the letter now appears to the side of her in camera view instead of under her where logically it would be if she had passed out on top of it.
This is the last season to turn out 30 or more episodes. Next season's order decreases by two episodes, and the number gradually declines, until the final season, when only 24 episodes are produced. The beginning seasons had more than 30 episodes each.
With this episode, many new supporting characters are added as Steve's new office staff. Although the writers chose to pair Steve up with Barbara at the beginning of the tenth season, it is possible that they were thinking of introducing his next wife in this setting...especially, since he gets an attractive and jealous new secretary (played by Abby Dalton).
Guest Marvin Kaplan would later play Henry, the phone repairman on CBS' sitcom 'Alice.'
Guest star Abby Dalton was regularly featured in the television series 'Hennesey' and 'The Joey Bishop Show.' She would later appear in 'Falcon Crest' on CBS in the early-to-mid 1980s.
Katie is said to be away visiting her mother. However, in the prior episode, she was also said to be visiting back east when Robbie was in Japan. At the end of the last episode, she was back home in time to see Charley and Ernie's appearance on TV. So either she has gone to see her mother again for the second week in a row (two long and expensive flights in two weeks seems unlikely) or else we can assume that this episode occurs right after Steve returned from Amsterdam and Chip came home from Mexico...but that Robbie was still in Okinawa and Katie was still with her mother.
It might've made more sense to title this episode 'Honorable Guests,' (plural) since the entire Wong family from Bryant Park and their relatives from Chinatown appear at the Douglas home.
Subtitles are featured in this episode...during the scene when Mr. Wong talks to his uncle in Chinatown. The text is in English (while the actors are speaking Chinese), until the last subtitle, which is in Chinese (with the uncle speaking in English!).
Each of the scenes in Ernie's movie at the film studio indicate places where the rest of the Douglas family are traveling and visiting: 1) Steve in Amsterdam; 2) Robbie in Okinawa; and 3) Chip in Mexico.
It is mentioned by Uncle Charley that he and Steve visited a lake near the site of Robbie's maneuvers when they first came out to this part of the country. However, it is not said when that actually may've occurred.
This is an early television appearance by film star Zsa Zsa Gabor, who also was seen in an episode of 'Gilligan's Island' not too long before this episode of 'My Three Sons' was produced. Zsa Zsa's sister Eva Gabor would have been simultaneously appearing in 'Green Acres,' also on CBS at the time. Zsa Zsa gives a rather subtle performance here, not at all upstaging Fred MacMurray or the rest of the cast with her flamboyant personality. This was about twenty years before her famous cop-slapping incident in Beverly Hills in the late 80s which led to more spoofing of herself in other episodic television appearances.
In an earlier offering, Robbie was the one being watched in the similarly titled episode 'The Chaperone' from Season 4. (Bub was his chaperone in that one.)
Future Star Alert: Annette O'Toole makes an appearance
The pennants hanging on the wall in Robbie and Katie's bedroom are for Michigan and Washington.