Eddie Cibrain (Nick Dalton) was injured by a 200 lb door falling across his right leg while taping this episode. It put a gash in his heel and was taken to an area hospital.
Date: October 2nd-5th, 1961
Frances hands Nick a donation check for $50,000. With inflation taken into effect, that would be the equivelent of $352,000 in 2010.
One keyholder on the main board wasn't involved with the show however: W. Shakespear.
Many names visible on the wall of key-holders who are present in the club that night are those of men involved in the production of the TV show: e.g. Joshua Zylstra (leadman), Cliff Zimowski (art department coordinator), John Ziganto (labor foreman), Adrian Cortez (production assistant)and Brady Breen (location manager).
This episode was nominated for a Golden Reel Award in the category of Best Sound Editing: Short Form Musical in Television
The average work shift for a Bunny was 10 hours.
Alice states that she had made $143.00 in one night with a lot of surprise. Taking inflation into consideration, that amount would equal $1,010.00 in 2011 money.
Alice and Sean are members of the Mattachine Society. This was an early organization fighting for homosexual rights.
Scenes where Maureen (Amber Heard) and Brenda (Naturi Naughton) are talking before going to bed should be in the "Bunny Hutch" instead of the Mansion. This was where female workers without a local residence could stay. The original was located across the street from the Playboy Club.
Laura Benanti (Bunny Carol Lynne) said that performing in the pilot was one of her favorite things she has ever done.
Amber Heard released a picture of herself from her work on the pilot without consent of 20th Century Fox Television. This led the network to ban any further unauthorized photography from the set.
Amber Heard (who plays Maureen) said while the network will probably make the series as racy as they could. She felt that the pilot episode wasn't racy at all.
When Maureen and Nick are in the storage room, you can see a box of Rose's Lime Juice. Rose's was own by the Schweppes Company in 1963 and used for a variety of mixed alcoholic drinks.
When asked what cigarette Nick wanted he responds that he wants "Reds". Reds is a slang term for the Marlboro brand of cigarette.
When Nick Dalton is entering the club, there is a board with a listing of club members that are present. Among the names are Jeremy Beiermann, Bret Tanzer and Stefan Rand who are members of the show's production department.
Bunny Maureen is from Fort Wayne, Indiana and is an orphan.
While Nick Dalton is holding a newspaper in Billy's office you can see the headline of "MacNamara Likes Outlook In Vietnam Tours Front". This is referencing to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara visiting Vietnam in Sept, 1963.
The song that Bunny Mother Carol-Lynne is singing while Bunny Maureen comments on her is Chicago (That Toddlin' Town) written by Fred Fisher.