Season 8 Episode 24

Final Approach (2)

Aired Thursday 9:30 PM May 21, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • If you watch the first episode of the series when they first get the suitcase out of the locker (and their dad leads them on a wild goose chase) and the last episode of the series when they retrieve the suitcase full of money with the key that was found in the suitcase full of keys, it's the same locker. Wouldn't they have noticed the second suitcase full of money when they opened it the first time on the very first episode?

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  • Notes

    • The day turned out emotional in more ways than one for Rebecca Schull. Her husband Gene suffered a broken rib in an accident on the way to the filming.

    • The episode was sprinkled with cameos by almost all the writers and producers, including Angell, Casey and Lee, Dave Hackel, Jeff Richman and Joyce Gittlin, Ken Levine and David Isaacs, and even the director, Jeff Melman. Mark Reisman, Howard Gewirtz, Ian Gurvitz and Chris Vane also grouped together.

    • The chalk board over Helen's counter reads, "Final boarding, #172, Today's special: Cooked Goose."

    • Joe and Helen don't share a farewell scene with Roy because the writers believed that he was still considered "the villain." The cast members complained but the writers refused to give in.

    • 2nd part of the Hour-Long Series Finale.

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