This was the only episode Harry Anderson did not appear on. They explained his absence as being sick by food poisoning.
Bull is a nickname (when Hank learned she was pregnant her response was 'Bull!') -- his given name is Nostradamus.
Phil's full name was Philip Alphonse Sanders.
Although the episode is named "A Closer Look," the actual name of the fictitious investigative series is "A Close Look."
The members of "The Starlites" were actually the members of the real doo-wop group "The Rivingtons."
This show was filled with numerous characters and references to behind the scenes people. One of the characters was named for stage manager Paul Coderko. A case mentioned two of the production staff Peggy A. Vargas and Kathleen Griffin. The DJ worked at radio station WEGE, named for Night Court creator Reinhold Weege.
The deal that Dan mentioned that left him broke was in the episode "If I were a Rich Man."
The posthypnotic suggestion placed on Bull was triggered with (thanks to Dan) the phrase "I want to be your love slave."
The millionaire's case was supposed to be #207, the last one of the night. But the last one to be tried was the guy who stole the car stereo. So really they only did 206 cases. They shouldn't have won the bet.
The members of Bull's bald bailiffs group were from a nationwide Bull lookalike contest.
Dan's birth name, Reinhold, was actually revealed to the audience during the second part of the final episode of Season 3, "Hurricane". He delivered a woman's baby in the courtroom, and she insisted on naming the child after him. She announced the name to the rest of the courtroom staff at the end of the episode, but never revealed why she chose such an unusual name.
This episode reveals Dan's original first name is Reinhold. An obvious nod to Reinhold Weege, the creator of the series, in addition to one of its writers, producers, and some time actor. Dan had legally changed his name from Reinhold Elmore to Daniel Fielding after leaving Louisiana.
After Dan is given the opportunity to be free of the bomb if he can remember the bomber's name, he gives the name Bob Underwood as a guess. Bob Underwood was one of the series writers and, at one time, its executive story editor.
The Bull dummy (which first appears in episode #58 - The Next Voice You Hear) makes its 3rd appearance in this episode.
The "outrageous gag" that Harry was working on involved a hang-glider, the Statue of Liberty, and a giant pair of Groucho Marx gag glasses.
When Dr. Alderman asks them who's not a doctor who delivered a baby and when they all raised their hands, they're referring to the moment in the episode, Hurricane when they all had to deliver a baby.
Dan gets claustrophobic while stuck in the elevator and tells Roz his claustrophobia stems from an incidence in childhood. This does not follow with a previous episode, The Blizzard, in which Dan was also trapped in that very same elevator with a man for a much longer period of time and exhibited no signs of claustrophobia.
The baby that Harry Anderson is holding is his own son Dashiell, who was six months old at the time the episode aired.
Florence's maiden name (as revealed on her birth certificate) is Nightengale.
Although Harry never saw him, this was Mel Tormé's first appearance on the show.