Mr. James' wife candidates: Ruth.
Stephen Root was actually asleep in the chair during the hotel room poker scene. The scene was flmed late at night.
Maura Tierney has won the Celebrity Poker Showdown and she does smoke in real life.
Dave says that he's played a few games of poker in his day which is ironic because he will host Celebrity Poker Showdown in 8 years.
In this episode, Beth refers to Bill as "Phil" (the actor's real name). This occurs nine and a half minutes into the episode (excluding commercials), right before Bill tells Beth that he could have loved her in a simpler life.
Mr. James' wife candidates: a rich lady named Dupont, Melanie Griffith, Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Ashley Judd, and Dave's mom.
When Dave says the line, "So if Stewart comes by looking to 'get some,' I'll direct him to your desk," the phrase "looking to get some" was obviously dubbed in post-production. I can't tell what the original line was, but it apparently didn't make it past the NBC censor.
"Alan" the waiter is played by production manager Kent Zbornak in an uncredited role.
In this episode, Matthew says he is an only child. However, in the 3rd season episode "Twins" Jon Stewart plays Matthew's identical twin (adopted) brother.
Lisa says the square root for 137 is 11.046. The correct number is 11.7046.
Dave's favorite movie is Logan's Run.
At approx:1:05 of the episode, Beth blows a large bubble that covers her nose and her chin. We then cut to Bill, then back to Beth. She says a line about puke. Then a cut to another camera, and the gum is now gone from her chin. In the same shot, Bill says his line, Then a cut back to Beth, and the gum is now covering her face and chin again.
Mr. James' wife candidates: Melissa Etheridge, k.d. lang, and Elizabeth Berkley.
Mr. James' wife candidates: Loretta Swit, and Jane Robertson (head of Robertson Communications).
The breakroom was a very hard set to tape in solely because of its small size.
There is no glass in the Yankee shirt frame.
The subplot about the hostility between Matthew and Joe is based on the real life relationship between Andy Dick and Joe Rogan. On the DVD commentary, the producers and writers discuss how one day Dick and Rogan would act like best friends, and the next they were constantly fighting.
Beth tells Lisa to ask if MTV VJ Kennedy's glasses are real or fake like singer Lisa Loeb's. According to Lisa Loeb, her glasses are not fake. In an April 1995 interview with Seventeen magazine, she said, "If you can't see and you can't wear contacts, then you wear glasses. My glasses are a normal and real part of me. They're not an act."
Mr. James' wife candidates: Faye Dunaway, Mrs. Fields, Mrs. Paul, Catherine Duke, and Melanie Saunders (who comes to look at the ad revenue).
When Lisa is telling Dave about how sucessful her brothers are, she accidentally tells him that two of her three brothers are named Greg: one who is 23 and invented the game 'Super Karate Monkey Death Car' and one who is 27, the chief press-liaison for the governer of Pennsylvania.