Michael says in this episode that Meredith hasn't won a Dundie but back in "The Alliance" Dwight is going through Meredith's stats and says "Awards: Multiple Dundies".
When Pam is watching tapes of prior years' Dundie Awards, one of Michael's performances is a version of "Mambo Number Five" by Lou Bega. This tune will also serve as Michael's cellphone ringtone in later episodes.
Jim drives a red Toyota Corolla with the license plate number 6297-CKN.
When Michael introduces Katy to Toby, they find they both went to Bishop O'Hara (High School). Bishop O'Hara is a Catholic high school on E. Drinker St. in neighboring Dunmore, PA. As of January 2007, it is now named Holy Cross High School.
Darryl suggests the winner of the game gets treated to "dinner at Farley's", which is a real restaurant at 300 Adams Ave. in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Steve Carell quipped in the DVD commentary that if Farley's made a "Steve Carell Burger," he would personally fly to Scranton to "cut the ribbon." According to Scranton's "Office Reality Tour", Farley's does have a Michael Scott burger.
Jim's response to Michael's line to "try not to be too gay on the court" was genuine; the line was improvised by Steve Carell.
When Jim first starts taping up the box you can see a rat in a trap struggling to get out under the tray behind Jim, but then when it switches scenes and comes back and shows Jim finishing up the taping there is nothing on the ground.
It is revealed in this episode that Meredith is allergic to dairy.
When Michael reads out what Jim wrote on Meredith's birthday card, Jim calls her an accountant. However, Meredith is in charge of supplier relations.
An employee's car's PA license plates reads 8326-FLO. In Pennsylvania, standard plates are three letters then four numbers (ex. AAA-1234).
This episode marks the first appearance of the staff newsletter. The text of the staff newsletter is the same each time it appears (since it is merely a prop); only the picture and headline change. The stock text on the newsletter reads:
Top Salesman Award
Welcome to yet another exciting edition of the Dunder Mifflin Employee Newsletter. Thanks to all of the staff and new contributing writers for putting this together for all of you, and also many thanks to the folks at Designtown for printing this up for us. Hopefully you will find a lot of useless information contained herein that will help you do your job better, faster and quicker and cheaper and happier.
As anybody can easily tell, this newsletter doesn't really have a lot to say. It's really just a prop to fill some space and sort of look like a newsletter without really being much of a newsletter at all. By typing a lot of words in two columns on the front of this page, we can achieve the look of a newsletter without really reporting much news or provide any real information to the reader at all. In fact, at times we can probably get away with not using real english words, such as kjgowbiwiwpo, ovcviqvck, or the much beloved dfbiouvsulegphaelk. These words can also be strung together to form a sentence, paragraph or even a whole prop book, magazine or newspaper.
Not much of the footage made the final cut, but during the party, Ryan talks to a different woman in the background of each scene. The producers thought this was a nice character touch for the new employee.
Stanley is shown to have depression, mood swings, muscle cramps, and fatigue. This is seen in a brief scene when there is a close up of one of the employee's health care forms.
After Dwight says "There will be no health care for anyone!" there is a crew member visible in his workspace through the glass. It can only be seen for a few frames.
At about 16:35 into the episode, you can see that on the back of Meredith's card it says "Meredeth"
Pam tells Jim that she is playing Free Cell, but the cards don't go "ftststst" after a win as in regular Solitaire.
At the start of the episode when Dwight hangs up Jim's phone in retaliation for switching off his shredder, Dwight holds his finger down on the button but a dial tone is clearly heard through Jim's ear piece to indicate that the call was disconnected. Point being that when the button on any phone is held down, nothing should be heard through the ear piece.
The Chris Rock routine that Michael imitates is Chris Rock's Bring the Pain (1996).
After Dwight says "Am I a woman?" a deleted scene show Jim saying that it is offensive and takes it off. He replaces it with the word "Dwight"!
Michael asks Ryan if he's, "ever seen Punk'd", a play on B.J. Novak beginning his career as a cast member of that show.