Chad Allen, who plays Brian in this episode, also appeared in Season 1's My Aged Valentine. Ironically, in that episode, Brian played a boy at school who liked Punky and kissed her, only to get a black eye from her because she didn't like him that way.
When Margaux shoves the egg in Walker's hair, you can see how hard the actor is trying not to laugh.
Actress Patrika Darbo, who is known for having brief cameos in several movies and TV shows, appears here as the pregnant woman in the elevator. Interestingly, she and Ami Foster, who plays Margaux, went on to appear together in the 1989 film Troop Beverly Hills.
Heather Hopper, who plays Leslie in this episode, went on to co-star with Ami Foster (Margaux) in the 1989 film Troop Beverly Hills.
The twin towers visible from Benjamin Kramer's office window are from the Marina City residential complex, which is on State Street on the north bank of the Chicago River, just north of the Loop.
This is the only episode where the inside of Cherie's apartment is shown.
Early in the episode, Punky feeds her dog Brandon some Oreos. Apparently, the writers forgot that chocolate is absolutely one of the worst things you can give a dog, and it can easily kill them--and this is normally supposed to be an educational TV show for kids.
Cherie mentions that she's a terrible cook, but in previous episodes, she has been very passionate about food and baking in general, so this comment makes no sense.
This is the only episode where we see the inside of Margaux's house.
While Punky dressed in all orange because it was Kevin's favorite color, no reason was mentioned for her plucking her eyebrows.
Soleil Moon Frye (Punky's) real-life mother, Sondra Peluce, makes an appearance in the crowded restaurant scene. She's the one who asks Punky for water.
In the 4th season episode Dear Diary, it was revealed that Punky had threatened to dynamite Cherie's teeth if she didn't keep quiet.
Notice that the cemetery sets used at the end of the episode are embarrassingly fake. You can tell that it's a lot of cardboard and painted backgrounds, and nothing real.
This is a very heavy episode that showcases the shocking talent of young actress Cherie Johnson. Her emotional range in the cemetery scene makes you wonder why this girl's acting career wasn't more extensive--she clearly has a rare talent for emoting for the camera.
When Joey and his father pull up behind Henry and Punky's apartment building to pick them up for the amusement park, you can see a view of the Chicago skyline behind Punky's treehouse, but it is very obvious that it's a curtain. It isn't hanging straight, and you can actually see the creases in it.
In the scene where Punky confronts Joey about his dad's drinking and driving, Joey gets really angry and starts screaming at her. It may have been more convincing if the young actor playing Joey wasn't obviously trying so hard not to laugh. Then, after Punky leaves, Joey sits on his bed and is supposed to be mad, but he's clearly smiling.
This was the last episode starring Casey Ellison.
Notice how quickly Cherie reads everyone's weight when they step on the scale. With the type of scale they are using, it is almost impossible that it read the weight within one second like that. With most people--especially people who are heavy like Louise--it takes at least a few seconds for the scale to stop on the correct weight, and it often takes longer if the person is wobbling the way Louise was.
Curiously, Mrs. Winston never actually gave anyone the job of General Assignment Reporter, which was probably the job Punky was looking for. She only gave out various feature columns, to Margaux (fashion), Cherie (food critic), Spud (sports) and Punky (human interest).
For most of this episode Punky wears a fedora with a colorful hand-drawn "PRESS" badge attached to it.
Late in the episode, during the scenes where she was catching flak for her gossip from everyone, she was also wearing a handwritten nametag that reads "YES, I'M PUNKY".