Phil Hartman (Bill) asks if Dave Nelson is from Canada, and Dave responds that he's actually from Wisconsin. In reality, actor Dave Foley is from Canada. And so was Phil Hartman. In addition a later episode will reveal that Dave Nelson was actually born in Canada not Wisconsin, a fact he shamefully refuses to acknowledge.
Ed mentions he is late because of traffic on the "freeway". Since the show takes place in New York not Los Angeles he should have used a different word. (Highway, Parkway).
The end tag scene between Dave and Lisa was shot three months/three episodes later. The staff thought there should be a better moment between Dave and Lisa. Also Dave Foley came up with the bit about Lisa's straying eyelash.
Ray Ramano was originally cast in the role of the handyman (named "Rick" in the pilot and called "Joe" from episode 2 forward.) Ray was fired during the filming of the pilot - and Greg Lee was brought in as a fill-in simply to finish filming of the pilot.
The character Jimmy James takes his name from a Beastie Boys song.
The character Beth's name was taken from the hit love ballad by the band Kiss.
Notice that there is no glass in the doors. The cameras had a hard time shooting in the radio booth because of the glare coming off the glass.
Originally Bill and Catherine were supposed to be more of a relationship arc, more emphasis about Joe and his van, and Beth sleeping with all the delivery men that come into the office.
One of the few times that Matthew actually makes it on the air, reporting.
For the scene of the booth at the end of the show the crew had a hard time sealing the booth. This part was reshot three different times.
There is a Pacific Bell phone book on the book shelf next to the coffee table. Since the show takes place in New York this is an definite error.
While the the newspapers on the conference table never changed, the table itself was changed many different times.
Beth is reading Grand Royal magazine. A friend of Paul Simms worked on the staff of the magazine.
The blue dress Beth wears in this episode sold for $17 on ebay.
Dave has a different laptop computer.
The list of names on the directory in the hallway are of the prop people who work on the show.
There is now a loveseat in Dave's office instead of a long couch.
Beginning this episode Dave's door no longer is glass, and is now solid wood.
The reason for the funeral theme of this episode is because NBC did a theme night of 4 weddings and a funeral.
Catherine's birthday is revealed to be November 15, 1959.