The reason for Mr. Bentley's being in Russia is due to Bentley having an affair with an Ambassador's wife. The Ambassador had Bentley transferred to Russia in retaliation.
Roxie Roker and Franklin Cover do not appear in this episode.
This episode was videotaped on November 03, 1981.
Frank DeVol was supposed to join the cast as a regular, replacing Mr. Bentley.
Victoria Jackson is better known for her work on Saturday Night Live.
The character of Sammy moves into Harry Bentley's old apartment.