Josh went to Yale Law School.
It was something of a faux pas that the First Lady didn't attend the funeral of a former President with her husband.
Diana Douglas is the mother of actor Michael Douglas with whom Martin Sheen is close friends.
When the president is visiting the Lincoln Memorial at the end of the episode he appears to be completely alone. Normally, there would be secret service agents not far away.
CJ: Toby, I'm not protecting you. Go hide from the president somewhere else.
This is the first time John Goodman receives an on-screen credit (his three prior appearances were all uncredited).
Stockard Channing does not appear in this episode.
Toby: Who needs Dante, I'm on my way to hell at 30,000 feet.
This is a reference to Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy. In the first part of the poem Dante explains what Hell looks like.
Toby sings "Suicide is Painless"
The song sung by Toby is the theme song to M*A*S*H. The version with the words can be heard in the movie when they hold a mock funeral for the dentist 'Jawbreaker'.
Josh: "Go Whalers!"
The Hartford Whalers were Connecticut's hockey (NHL) team until 1997, when they moved to Raleigh, North Carolina and became the Carolina Hurricanes.