Hyde: Man, I don't know what the hell the deal is with Leo. He told me to take a week off from the Foto Hut two weeks ago, and I haven't heard from him since.
This is the first time that the show addresses Leo's absence. His last appearance in an episode was in season 4, in Eric's False Alarm. In reality, Tommy Chong was arrested and in September 2003 was sentenced to 9 months in jail for distributing drug paraphernalia.