When Jim is getting into Rocky's truck after being released from jail, a boom mic can be seen in the reflection on the windshield of the truck.
In this episode, we learn Rockford is a fan of Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie.
The two sheriffs in this Rockford episode both have appeared in the Star Trek universe: Bill Zuckert, who plays the retired sheriff Emmett Byrd, was in Star Trek (The Original Series) as Johnny Behan in the episode Spectre of the Gun, while Richard Herd, who plays Sheriff Cliff Gladish, was in five episodes of Star Trek: Voyager as Admiral Owen Paris and in Star Trek: The Next Generation as L'Kor in the episodes Birthright, Parts 1 and 2.
Trivia: Jim was awarded a Silver Star while serving in the Korean War.
When Jim arrives at the mortuary, he spots the army vehicle with plate BC2424 in a garage and it has an orange tarp draped over the front hood. He lifts the tarp just a little to get a better look at the plate, and when they show it again from the back, the tarp is completely pulled back from the front hood.
In the round and round chase scene, the shots alternate between the 74 and 75 Firebirds, ending with a 74 hanging over the edge after entering the chase with a 75.
At the beginning of the show, after Stephanie Powers and Rockford leave the trailer at the same time, they are shown pulling away from an intersection each going in opposite directions -Rockford in the Firebird and Powers in a white MGB. This same shot is used in several episodes to show Rockford leaving the trailer and heading to his next case.
At the end of the episode, when Jim's car is blown up, it has a different style of taillight than what his car normally has.
When Hammel's two henchmen are chasing Jim's car and Jim ducks into a parking lot, their car does a 180 degree reversal and very visibly loses the front left hubcap. When Jim stops them a couple minutes later under the bridge and pops the valve on their front left tire, the hubcap has returned.
This episode features the first appearance of Pat Finley as Peggy Becker.