Trivia: We learn much later, in season 6, that Helen and Antonio never did get a divorce.
Tyne Daly, who guest stars as Mimsy, is the sister of Tim Daly, who plays Joe Hackett.
Goof: Brian draws a sperm & egg on the chalkboard during the group discussion. But later as Helen is role playing with Harry, the sperm/egg are gone, & instead there is a heart with "Mommy" written inside. As Helen leaves, however, the sperm & egg are back.
Goof: When Brian is eating at Fay´s kitchen table he is using a remote control to change volume and channels on Fay´s TV. But as we see a close up of the TV set, it seems to be an old one, with two big knobs and no sign of remote control sensors included.
Commentary/Observation: This is the one and only time we see Joe and Brian's mother. Why in the world after making up with her sons would she not come back for at least one more visit? I mean we got way to many visits from the unfunny wacko Sandy Cooper, are you telling me the writers couldn't come up with a reason to bring her back? Only on TV.
When Brian puts on his jacket at the lunch counter, he slides one arm into a sleeve, then after a camera angle change he has both arms in sleeves.
The Japanese movie (Samurai Without a Name) that Brian brings home at the beginning of the episode is actually just scenes from James Clavell's Shogun.
Continuity Goof: After the aborted wedding ceremony, they jump from Joe's Cessna 402 - low winged two-engine model - but from the outside it's a high-winged single-engine plane
Continuity Goof: Joe and Helen kick Brian out of the house on a Friday night. However, the next day at work, it is once again Friday! HUH?
Roy makes fun of Brian and Joe for believing in UFO's after their ostensibly having witnessed one; but, in a later episode, he and Fay agree that they each believe that there i s life out there. They even attend a "landing."
Goof: Helen also says her sister has 2 kids but when Casey (the name of her sister when she becomes a regular in season 6) arrives, she never had any kids with her husband Stewart.
Commentary/Observation:The entire series is filled with contradictions regarding Fay and her husbands. In "Bye George" she says that one George is above ground in a vault. Perhaps we should just assume that Fay is getting a bit forgetful in her old age and is having a lot of trouble keeping the details straight.
Goof: The gang scatters the ashes of one of Fay's husbands, but in the pilot episode, Fay said that she buried all three of her husbands.
Goof: Helen refers to her only sibling as "Lorraine" in this episode, but in season 6, when her sister comes to live with her, her name is Casey, not Lorraine.
Commentary: The goofy sub plot in this episode involves Lowell, the resident clown, attempting to make a video for the fictional series "America's Wackiest Videos." An obvious take-off on the ABC hit of the time "America's Funniest Home Videos." It is interesting to note how many series in the mid to late 90's had similar plots or mentions of fictional video shows such as "AFV." I think it goes to show you how engrained in American pop culture the original show has become.
Goof: Notice Helen's reaction during the Trivial Pursuit game when Joe asks a question where Ann-Margret is the real answer. She's obviously trying not to crack up during this scene.
Talking about who was the first man in space, Joe claimed it was John Glenn, Tinsdale claimed it was Wally Schirra, and Mrs. Tinsdale said it was Alan Shepard. The first man in space was Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
Trivia: The ending of this episode is basically an exact copy of the ending to the Cheers episode "Sisterly Love," which premiered just a year before this episode. Both endings involved a gun and a fake death.
Goof: In the scene where Fay is talking to Lowell on the walkie-talkie she is properly holding down the mic key when she speaks, but in the middle of the scene she does not use the mic key at all and yet is still able to transmit to Lowell.
Scenes from the previous episode are shown out of sequence.