We learn in this episode that Ted has been working for WJM News for four years.
When Ted goes over to the coffee maker, he picks up a standard, unmarked cup. However, when the camera angle changes, it turns into a personalized mug that says "TED".
Rhoda: (referring to the new anchorman) Is he very, very...married?
Mary: He's very, very married.
Rhoda: (gloomily)Oh, well. Isn't everybody.
Murray: (referring to the new anchorman) He's already one up on Ted. He's walking and talking at the same time.
Lou: [Ted's] contract calls for him to be a newsman. He violates his contract every time he opens his mouth.
This episode was filmed on August 27, 1971.