Goof: When Rob is doing the impression of Laura's Uncle Henry, you can see where the carpet ends and the hard floor of the studio begins when he falls on the ground.
The song Sally sings is called "I wish I could sing like Durante."
Goof: When Janie leaves to go home she leaves all of her school books on the table.
Goof: When Sally is singing her song, in one of the frames her hands are down. In the next frame are up by her neck.
The Meershatz pipe is an obvious take-off on the real-life Meerschaum pipe. But at one point in the episode, Morey Amsterdam mistakenly refers to it by the Meerschaum name.
Goof: When Rob and Laura are watching the Alan Brady Show, you can see the camera shadow as the camera pans around.
Goof: When Richie asks Laura if he can keep the dollar bill Rob gave him, the boom mike shadow is seen.
Goof: When Rob is trying to sneak out of the bedroom without waking up Laura, there is a shadow on Laura's blankets from the cameramen.
Goof: When Rob, Buddy and Sally are talking about where Buddy got the pipe there is a close up scene where Buddy and Sally are looking at each other. In the next shot,which happens to be a further away shot, they are no longer looking at each other.
Goof: After Rob comes home from work and hears his son Richie singing Your The Top. Rob claps and then walks up to his son Richie and gives him a stick of bubble gum If you watch Richie's hands real fast he throws the bubble gum wrapper on the floor. Right before the camera changes shots
Like Rob Petrie, writer/producer Carl Reiner was stationed at Camp Crowder while serving in the Army.
This flashback episode depicts Rob and a 9-months pregnant Laura living in Willettown, New York, in their rented house before they moved to New Rochelle at 148 Bonny Meadow Road . However, in the episode "Your Home Sweet Home is My Home", Rob & Laura purchase the house at 148 Bonny Meadow Road when she is just 2 months pregnant! Wouldn't they be living there when she has the baby? (This is again verified in the episode where Rob is laid off and comes home to a pregnant Laura who is "not yet showing"... and she is laying out brown paper on the empty living room floor to signify where their new furniture will be placed once it arrives in their new home!) And they thought nobody would notice... I noticed!
The story line for this episode was basically a reworking of the pilot for Carl Reiner's original show, 'Head of the Family', starring Reiner as Rob Petrie. The show was rejected by the networks, and later reworked into the DVD show.
The second song sung by Randy is "This Nearly Was Mine" from South Pacific.
When Rob found the book, Laura had $378.16 in her private bank account.
This episode shows the same scene from three seperate points of view: Laura's, Rob's, and the fish's.
At the very end of the episode, as they are about to eat their special meals, Dick Van Dyke mistakenly reaches for the chopsticks which would not be the best thing to use on HIS special meal: Spagetti !
The DVD for this episode shows Carl Reiner and Jerry Paris getting Emmys for writing and directing.
If you look closely you can see the Emmy right behind Carl and Jerry.
Today the Emmys are hidden backstage.
Eleanor Audley (Mrs. Billings) was the voice of the evil stepmother in Disney's "Cinderella."
When Rob falls in the avalanche of walnuts, his thumbs clearly appear when he sits up.