This episode was telecast in color from NBC Studios in Hollywood (Burbank).
Another "Live TV" moment: The show runs short so Berle is force to come back at the end and fill out the hour.
Several jokes are made about the ongoing newspaper strike in New York City.
Live TV Moment: Raye is waiting for Berle to call but her phone doesn't ring on cue. She keeps talking even though Berle is on his phone pretending to be talking with her. Finally her phone rings, leading her to tell Berle she knew he was going to call.
Goof: For some reason, the singing men of Texaco do not appear to do their usual song at the close of the show. Berle is left to ad lib a sign-off.
Performer Gracie Fields suffered a "wardrobe malfunction" while performing a burlesque of Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard. During a song, she threw her arms into the air and her bodice ripped almost to her navel. She quickly ran off-camera. It's not known if anything personal was actually shown; a statement issued afterwards said that Fields "was clothed underneath".
The episode runs long. In the glee club sketch, as Rudy Vallee begins singing, Berle yells, "Cut! We haven't the time." He has Rudy take a bow and the Texaco men come marching on to sing the close. Berle and Vallee stand behind them and sing off-key.
A smart-mouthed kid takes of for vacationing pitchman Sid Stone in the Texaco mid-show spot.
Another embarrassing "Live TV" moment: As Lewis wraps up "When My Baby Smiles at Me", he says his trademark line: "Yes sir! Is everybody happy?" He then tilts forward for his top hat to roll off his head and down his arm. The hat catches the back of his toupee, flipping it down onto his forehead.
The show came up five minutes short, forcing Berle to pad out the hour killing time.
Berle plugs his forthcoming movie Always Leave Them Laughing.
While dancing as Carmen Miranda, Milton Berle slips and falls in the egg/tomato/motor oil mess from the previous sketch.
Watch for another great live TV moment: At the finish of "Figaro", Melchior dumps a bucket of lather over Milton's head. The bucket was metal instead of plastic and gave Berle a bloody gash on his nose.
Variety reports that Milton used the irritating phrase "all kidding aside" 16 times in this episode.
Per Weekly Variety (11/3/1948), Sid Stone's mid-show Texaco spot ran for seven minutes.
The review in the weekly Variety noted the poor camera work which failed to catch much of the performances of Raoul and Eva Reyes and The Acromaniacs.
Variety's review notes issues with the episode's camerawork: Only three of the four members of The Vagabonds were captured in the group shots; the camera panned between the Costello twins, missing half of their act based on precision teamwork; cameras failed to capture the full dancing of Bettis and Nobel.