This is the first episode that recurring character Kenny, played by Tommy Bechtold, speaks.
Goof: After taking a shot in the last game there are 3 blue balls on the board and 2 red ones. As the camera cuts away and back Brick is reading his book and doesn't touch them. In the close-up on Brick, the balls do not change position but when the shot comes back out wide 2 blue balls and 1 red ball have disappeared and the remaining 3 balls are in totally different positions.
When Frankie is making the list of the order of family members, after she writes "Dad" the camera cuts out and the list has clearly been rewritten. There is more spacing between "Mom" and "Dad" and Sue's name is changed, as originally the U is almost on top of the S.
Sue is only 14. There is no way she could enter a contest, win, and legally claim the prize. To legally enter and win almost any contest in the U.S. the entrant must have a minimum age of 18. This is especially true of prizes that include travel.
Brick dresses up like Sgt. Charles S. Mackenzie of the Seaforth Highlanders, a Scottish division during World War I. A song about Mackenzie, written by his great-grandson was featured in the Mel Gibson movie, We Were Soldiers.
Betty White's character tells Brick that he has "until Walt Whitman's birthday" to return the 31 library books he has checked out. Walt Whitman was born on May 31st. When he returns the books, she discovers he still has one remaining book checked out, and gives him "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday" to return the last book. Sir Doyle's birthday is May 22nd, which is earlier than Whitman's. A good job using the birthdays of famous literary figure that occur in late May, but they should have been used in reverse order.
After going for a run, Sue says "I got hit by a deer!" Her mother says "You hit a deer?" and Sue responds, "No, I got hit by a deer!" This is the exact same dialogue, word-for-word, that was used in a Season 1 episode of the popular television series Gilmore Girls, when 15-year-old Rory Gilmore's car was hit by a deer.
At the start of the episode Axl climbs onto the bed and tips Frankie's breakfast into her top. She returns everything to the now level tray and we briefly see just a few stains well under the "V" of her top. Mike comes in while brushing his teeth, and the scene cuts back to Frankie, with the tray still level on her lap, and her top is now covered with breakfast stains much higher than they were first seen.
When Axl comes home with dinner after getting paid, Mike says; "Thanks buddy, 12,000 more dinners and we're even."
Even assuming Mike has paid for every dinner Axl has ever eaten, Axl would have to be at least 32 years old to have eaten 12,000 dinners! (12,000 divided by 365 being 32.87).
Frankie used to work in a dental office before she got a job selling cars.
In one scene Mr. Ehlert tells Frankie that the car dealership would be open on Easter and that she would have to work. However, according to Indiana state law, car dealerships are prohibited from being opened on Sundays, and since Easter is always a Sunday there is no way the dealership would be allowed to be open anyway.
Mike knocks on his dad's door and his dad moves the "Montgomery Ward" Post-It note from the door and sticks it to the curtain beside the inside door pillar. As the scene moves between cuts, the Post-It note moves up and onto the door pillar and finally disappears altogether and is replaced by two totally different Post-It notes saying "At Garage Sale back in 5" and "At the Jump back in 5 min".
When Frankie hangs a note & picture on what she thinks is Axl's locker, the boy comes & opens locker & you can see the picture fall down, but when he closes it & Frankie goes to move it to the right locker it is back hanging on the locker.
Sue's postcards reveal the Heck family lives at 427 Birchwood Avenue, Orson, IN 46213.
The eldest Heck child, Axl, was originally going to be named Elvis.
When Frankie shows her new drivers license, it shows that it was issued in 1999. Additionally, when she shows her old one (which she says has a seven-year old picture), that says it was issued in 2008.