As Bennett Brauer (Chris Farley) is lifted up from the WU set to "fly" over the audience, one of his cables becomes caught on a spotlight. Kevin Nealon works to free the cable as Chris ad-libs about his weight problem. After Chris finally soars over the audience and the camera pans back to the WU desk, Kevin ad-libs "Maybe the cables didn't clear the lights, ladies and gentlemen!", using Bennett's signature air quotes.
Helen was the first person from the show Mad About You to host.
This episode was submitted for an Emmy (Outstanding Variety/Music/Comedy Series).
The faux film trailer "The Washing Machine" is an obvious parody of the 1993 Academy Award-winning film The Piano.