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It's revealed that DAA came into being in 1984, when Miles became partners with Jack Ashley and Duncan Arthur. Earlier the company had been known as Ashley & Arthur, founded in 1947. It went public in 1979. Miles is the largest stockholder with 30%.
When Michael is arguing against administering polygraph tests, he tells Miles that he can't start with Mark (a black man), then next he mentions "or Wasserman, or any of the women for that matter," implying that Angel Wasserman, in addition to being female, is Jewish. Michael says the only way to avoid the appearance of bias is to start with himself. Yet Michael is Jewish, also. It can be argued that he's also the most powerful man in the company besides Miles, which eclipses his minority status, but it still seems to undermine his argument about bias in the selection.
Elliot introduces the director at the commercial shoot as Peter O'Fallon, the name of the actual director of this episode. We don't know for certain whether O'Fallon is or is not the actor seen onscreen.
Fantasy sequences include one Melissa has during the commercial shoot for DAA, in which she imagines herself as the bride of Frankenstein, her father Murray as the doctor, Lee as a yuppie monster and her mother Elaine as a script girl. In two other scenes, Melissa becomes a little girl while talking to her father and later she gradually shrinks in size while her father and his lawyer explain the building purchase.
Hope and Ellyn have known each other since the fifth grade.
Lee is 23 years old. In the pilot episode Melissa said she was 31, which would supposedly make her 33 in this one.
Melissa's middle name is Jo.
The same doctor (Karen Silverman, played by Patricia Heaton) who delivers Susannah and Gary's baby also treats Nancy in later episodes for her ovarian cancer. We may be wrong, but we think it's highly unlikely for a doctor to have a practice in which she handles both deliveries and cancer patients.
Ellyn brings home a cat named Sophie, but we never see the hostile feline, we just hear it hissing and growling from underneath furniture.
During the taping of her interview for the dating service, Ellyn quotes from Joni Mitchell's song "All I Want."
Lauren pleads with Hope to drive her out to meet Bernard; she has no other way to get to him. But when Hope's car won't start after they've arrived there, Bernard gives her a ride back home! So why was it necessary for Hope to drive the girl out there in the first place?
In the background at Nancy's house a copy of the album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominoes is visible.
Nancy's father has been dead for eight years.