Alex: (after hearing the Kinte family Griot mention the name Kunta Kinte when describing the story of his capture) You old African. I found you! I found you! I found you! I found you!
Actor Marlon Brando performed on television for the first time in this episode of Roots: The Next Generations.
The scenes representing various locations in the country of Gambia in West Africa, were shot at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.
Marlon Brando won an Emmy in 1977 for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special" for his role as the head of the American Nazi Party "George Lincoln Rockwell" in Part 7 of Roots: The Next Generations.