Prior to the opening credits, The Mayor has trouble hearing, then (following the credits) when Mike asks him about it, The Mayor can hear him perfectly and even jokes that he can't hear him. Following this scene, The Mayor's hearing problem continues as it was before the opening credits. Wouldn't The Mayor have had trouble hearing the whole time?
Mike: I got hit by a puck at Madison Square Garden.
Stacey: That can happen.
Mike: I was at a Knicks game.
(Mike thinks he is cursed)
Mike: Your grandmother doesn't have any special powers, does she?
Mike: She can't place a curse or a hex on somebody, can she?
Stacey: She can place a curse, but she can't fly.
This episode title is a pun on Dead Man Walking, the 1995 film based on the book of the same name starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn.