As of this episode's original broadcast, only four doctors by the name of "Schwartz" (one on Wilshire Boulevard) are listed for Beverly Hills, California.
Charlie: You know the difference between you and me?
Alan: Yeah. I have a functioning liver, and somehow you're gonna get laid tonight.
Charlie: (writhing on floor) New plan—I need someone who can give me drugs.
Berta: I'm not holding, but I can make a coupla calls.
Alan: Drugs just mask the problem.
Charlie: Fine. Mask it. Throw a cape on it, and let it fight crime. I just want it to go away.
Charlie: (bent over on bed) Alan, you're a chiropractor... do something.
Alan: Really, you want MY help? Even after you referred to my profession as, oh what was it.. "urban voodoo"?
Charlie: I'm sorry. Now help me.
Alan: Ok, ok... we'll see what we can do. (begins doing voodoo dance) Hoomala, hoomala, hoomala, hah. Hoomala, hoomala, hoomala, hah. Hoomala, hoomala...
Alan: (about Jake being a slob) I'll talk to him.
Berta: Well, while you're at it, you may want to mention the half-eaten egg salad sandwiches in his toy chest, the dead marine life in the back of his closet, and the booger collection under his bed!
Alan: I'll do my best to address your concerns.
Berta: Don't condescend to me, Zippy. I'll snap you like a butter bean.
Berta: Here, this is for you.
Alan: (confused) Um, thank you. And I didn't get you anything...
Berta: It's your kid's toilet seat. It's obviously in his way, and I'm tired of cleaning it!
Alan: Oh, come on, Berta, he's eleven.
Berta: He's a pig!
Alan: It's like talking about Shakespeare to a tree.
Doctor: You're a doctor?
Alan: (agreeing) I'm a chiropractor.
Doctor: Then... no.
Dr. Michelle Talmadge: (to Alan) Could you please wait outside? I need to give your brother a hernia exam, just to make sure he didn't reinjure the area.
Charlie: Woo-hoo, a hernia exam!
For this episode, and for "Can You Eat Human Flesh With Wooden Teeth?", Conchata Ferrell was nominated for the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.
The German episode title is "Lass dir die Zitrone schmecken", meaning "I Hope You Enjoy that Lemon". The French title is "Le mal de dos", meaning "The Backache". The Italian title is "Non c'è giustizia", meaning "There's no Justice". The Spanish title is "Woo-hoo Prueba de Hernias", an exact translation.
This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #132.
This episode aired at 9:00 PM instead of its regular timeslot of 9:30 PM to accommodate Everybody Loves Raymond's shorter 18-episode final season and 90-minute CSI: Miami.
In the original airing of this episode, the regulars that don't appear are Marin Hinkle (Judith), Melanie Lynske (Rose), and Holland Taylor (Evelyn).
Male nurse: Dog bite.
This line is an allusion to "The Glasses" episode from Seinfeld in which the doctor examining Elaine makes a running gag of repeating the phrase "dog bite".
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