The buck Ed shoots is the same one (same footage) Chris can't shoot in Season 5 Episode 19 - The Gift of the Maggie.
The film Ed Chigliak and Heather Haynes are watching when Maurice and Lester walk in on them is Alfred Hichcock's 1959 thriller North by Northwest (1959) starring Cary Grant.
When Maggie is bowling with Bob toward the end of the episode, she tells him, "Watch this strike." She then proceeds to convert a spare.
Chris: You know what they say--life throws you a gutter ball, you got to slap on the old rosin bag and step up to the line.
- "Theme From A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
- "Steppe" by Kukuzura
This episode was aired on a Thursday night.