(1) For its January 13, 2006 airing, GSN aired John's full closing words for the first part of this episode prior to the (new) commercials: "...after this word from Ed Reimers for Allstate." Ed (short for Edwin) Reimers was Allstate Insurance Company's commercial spokesperson from 1957 (the year the company began sponsoring CBS's "Playhouse 90") to 1979. His other credits included the 1971 Disney movie "The Barefoot Executive," and the role of "Admiral Fitzpatrick" in the now famous "Star Trek" episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" which first aired on December 29, 1967.
(2) In the post-game chat with mystery guest Tony Martin, guest panelist Abe Burrows sang a few bars of Martin's 1949 hit "There's No Tomorrow." Ironically, both that song and Elvis Presley's #1 hit from late 1960, "It's Now or Never," were rewrites of the popular Italian song "O Sole Mio," written in 1898 by Eduardo Di Capua (music) and Giovani Capurro (lyrics) and first recorded in 1907 by Giuseppe Anselmi. Even more ironic, Martin's hit was recorded during his run with Elvis's future label, RCA Victor. - W-B