Continuity Error: Mary says that in high school she was head cheerleader, but just a few episodes earlier, she told Rhoda that she was never a cheerleader, but a pom-pom girl.
Mary Richards reveals her height as 5'7".
(Mary is trying to dance around the fact her date is short)
Mary: No, thanks, I don't smoke. I never have. Even before all the evidence about smoking came out, I never did. I was always afraid it would stunt my (looks at Eric) health.
Eric: You know something? I think I'm gonna quit smoking.
Mary: Good for you. That shows you got real willpower.
Eric: Nope. I'm out of cigarettes. (He crumples up the pack, throws it over his shoulder at the waste basket and misses.) Hey, did I make it?
Mary: No, you're short.
Eric: I've been on this tour promoting my book so long that all the cities are running together. For instance, the other day I was sitting in my hotel room in Newark, looking out of the window at the beautiful view. Then I realised, if it was a beautiful view, it couldn't be Newark.
Rhoda: There are no men friends when you're thirty. They're either fiances or rejects.
Rhoda: My father's short.
Mary: See, it didn't bother your mother did it?
Rhoda: Bother her? She made him that way.
Mary: You know how it is when you're dating someone?
Lou: (To Murray while he fills in for Ted) Keep up the fair work, Murray.
Mary: Eric, this is my friend, Rhoda Morgenstern. Rhoda, this is Eric Shrimp! (looking away in complete humiliation at her gaffe about Eric's height.)
Mary: Well, I think building a snowman in front of the Women's Liberation Building was...different.
This episode was filmed on October 02, 1970.
Ted Knight (Ted Baxter) does not appear in this episode.
This episode won the 1971 Emmy for Best Directing on a Comedy Series.
Episode Title: Toulouse-Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists
This is a jab at the shortness of the character Eric Matthews and refers to the artist, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, whose legs ceased to grow after he broke them, presumably because of complications from familial inbreeding, so that as an adult he was only 5 feet tall, developing an adult-sized torso but retaining his child-sized legs. This is also known as Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome.