The name 'Diane' is written on the door to the English classroom. Diane English is a writer/director/producer known for creating strong female characters, not unlike the teacher featured in this episode.
Fight not, oh warring brothers;
Turn away to live for the day
When brave soldiers, returned to their mothers,
To watch the children play.
Remember the love, embrace the joy
As your golden hair turns to gray.
Build bridges of friendship, rather than destroy
Them, and always, always,
Watch the children play.
Abraham Benrubi and Penny Johnson Jerald would work together again on ER.
The show references itself when a t-shirt printed with the 'Parker Lewis Can't Lose' graphic is uncovered in Shelly's pile of shirts.