It is revealed in this episode that Doug's middle name is Steven, and Deacon's middle name is John.
Doug: Do you think I'm a worthless bag of crap?
(Doug has to run a 10K)
Carrie: Do you even know how much a K is?
Doug: No, do you?
Carrie: No, but if it's more than a foot, you're in trouble, buddy.
Doug: I just found out that Deacon is a Big Brother.
Carrie: Ya just figured that out now?
Doug: No, I don't mean he's a big brotha', I mean he's a Big Brother.
The German episode title is "Der Patenbruder", meaning "Big Brother".
Though credited, Jerry Stiller and Larry Romano do not appear in this episode.