This is the first glimpse of, or even reference to, a lunchroom at the office. It has four vending machines and at least three tables.
Continuity Error: When talking to Rhoda, Mary tells her that she introduced Ted and Georgette. But in the season 3 episode "Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York," Ted and Georgette meet at a going-away party for Rhoda at Mary's apartment by introduced themselves. Georgette was a co-worker of Rhoda's at Hempill's Department Store at the time.
In this episode, Georgette says her height is 5'6".
This is the first time you see the hallway and staircase outside Mary's apartment.
This episode marks the first appearance of Georgia Engel as Georgette
According to this episode, Rhoda decides to move to New York, but doesn't. But this issue is never discussed again until the season 4 episode "Best of Enemies", where she actually moves out.
Beth Howland who played Linda Foster, is best known for her portrayal of Vera the dingy waitress from Alice.
Jerry Van Dyke had previously appeared with Mary Tyler Moore on a few episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Goof: When Wes walks into Mary's kitchen after finding out he didn't get the news anchor job, the film freezes after the door closes long enough for him to say something and then it unfreezes and he walks back out from the kitchen.
Continuity error: In the season 1 episode "Bess, You is my Daughter Now," Mary says her mother is named Marge, but here in her first guest starring role as her mother, Nanette Fabray's character is named Dottie.
The song Phyllis sings in Rhoda's apartment is "Ten Cents a Dance," a tune written in 1930 by Lorenz Hart and made famous by singer Ruth Etting.
In this episode Rhoda attests to having lost 20 pounds.
Goof: When Rhoda starts to tell Mary and Phyllis about the beauty pagent, the front door is open, when Phyllis says, 'I'm so glad that you said that about truth, Rhoda,' the door is closed, then in the next scene it's open again.
Lou makes a reference to meeting his buddy, Mike Cooper, out in Las Vegas. Mike Cooper had a date with Mary in Season Two's second episode, "I Am Curious Cooper."
Goof: The trees outside Mary's apartment and Rhoda's window have bright red and orange leaves, indicating it's Autumn. Yet the opening shot of their house shows green leaves on a full tree.
Looking carefully, one can see that Gilligan's Island is listed in the three o' clock time slot on WJM's broadcast chart behind Lou.
When Mary comes into the office dressed like a man, Murray says, 'I bought a suit like that for my son'. Murray doesn't have a son until Season 5 Episode 12 when he adopts a son because he desperately wants a son.
In this episode, Mary is trying to find a candidate to interview for Face the People, a Sunday news program that discusses political issues of the day. This is a spoof on the actual CBS program Face the Nation which has been running on Sunday mornings since 1954.
Goof: Bill Daly's character, Pete Peterson, says in this episode to Rhoda that he just came back from attending a Bar Mitzvah. The problem is, it is a Sunday evening, and Bar Mitzvah services are nearly always done on Saturdays, and in the mornings at that.
In this episode, Mary reveals that she was a member of a sorority (Gamma Gamma Delta) during the two years she attended the University of Minnesota.