When they are throwing chalk in the living room and Hilary comes in and says she's trying to study but in the episode "Knowledge Is Power" which was two episodes after this one it is revealed that she dropped out of school three months ago.
Goof: At the start of the basketball game near the end of the show, you get a glimpse of the top of the gymnasium set and stage lights.
One of the trick or treaters is played by Anastasia Ali who is Tatyana Ali's younger sister.
Goof: When Phil is being shown the electronic pencil holder, the cup says that only three pencils are left, but 4 pencils are visible in the cup.
The glasses that Geoffrey is wearing when he reads the poems are Jazz's glasses.
When Geoffrey is reciting poetry at the poetry club, he speaks with an American accent instead of his natural British accent.
Philip wins a case called "Quincy vs. Jones." Quincy Jones was the producer of show.
Will mentions Rosa Parks and her sore feet. Rosa Parks is famous for refusing to obey bus driver and relinquish her seat to a white man on December 1, 1955. Her subsequent arrest and trial for this act of civil disobedience triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation in history, and launched Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the organizers of the boycott, to the forefront of the civil rights movement.
The kitchen shown in this episode is very different from the one that is used in the rest of the series run.
Hattie repeatedly sang or hummed the song Wade in the Water. Harriet Tubman sang this spiritual as a warning to runaway slaves. To escaping slaves, the song told them to abandon the path and move into the water. By travelling along the water's edge or across a body of water, the slaves would throw chasing dogs and their keepers off the scent. This song was better explained in a later epsiode of this series.
It is established in this episode that Philip went to Princeton University in 1963. Princeton University is located in New Jersey.
Ashley mistakenly refers to the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People established in 1909) as the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
Philip earns the Urban Spirit Award. This is ironic since his parents make it clear that he grew up in a rural area in North Carolina.
Goof: When Philip comes home from work and talks about the award, Hilary is excited that she's going to get 2 new dresses for the interview and the awards ceremony. But, during the interview scene, Hilary isn't wearing a new dress. She isn't even wearing a dress at all. Despite the fact the Banks' don't end up getting their picture taken during the interview, Hilary didn't know that until the reporter arrived.
This was actually the 6th episode to be shot, but the fourth to be broadcasted.