This is the last appearance and mention of Jimmy's pals Marcus and Javier.
Lucy's boyfriend in the store is played by Danny Masterson, the boyfriend (and now husband) of Bijou Phillips, who portrays Lucy.
In the flashback to five years ago, Jimmy, living the grocery store, is seen eating fruit. However, it was established earlier on in the season that Jimmy believed he was allergic to fruit and hence avoided it (until the episode where he discovered it was all a lie, but that was NOT five years ago.)
While Jimmy was staying in Howdy's Market he was watching the My Name Is Earl episode "Inside Probe" also created by Greg Garcia. Raising Hope later (in its penultimate second season episode) also airs an episode named "Inside Probe."
In the flashback that takes place five years ago, the Howdy's store is cowboy themed, and the employees wear blue uniforms, just like today. However, it was stated in the second episode "Dead Tooth" that the blue uniforms and the cowboy theme were introduced between the pilot and the second episode, shortly after Jimmy got Hope.
Virginia: (to Burt about Maw Maw) I think she might be getting Oldtimer's Disease.
Shelley: Hi Mike, how was the porn this weekend?
Mike: Amazing. Except for the carpal tunnel and slight dehydration.
Jimmy: You guys can't even take care of your child!
Virginia: I just found you a great basement to live in! You're one wet washcloth away from having a roof over a floor over your head.
Rosa: It seems my mother thinks that your son is the Devil.
Virginia: Hah! I kinda doubt the devil would still be a virgin at eighteen.
Burt: What's that thing?
Rosa: That's my husband's alpaca. His name is Clyde. He won't spit at you unless you look him in the eye.
Burt: Sounds reasonable.
Virginia: Did you hear that, Maw Maw's got a surprise for you Jimmy!
Jimmy: (slams his hand onto the table) You know that's not my name! If you want to address me, you must call me Drakkar Noir.
Virginia: Like the man's perfume, right?
Jimmy: It means Black Dragonship.
Burt: Your makeup looks nice today.
Maw Maw: New York Times crossword, you are my b*tch.
Original International Air Dates:
United Kingdom: June 24, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
Czech Republic: June 28, 2011 on HBO
Music featured in this episode:
"Battle Without Honor or Humanity" by Tomoyasu Hotei plays as the Chances enter the market;
"Devil's Haircut" by Beck plays as Jimmy plays around at the supermarket;
"Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros starts playing when Jimmy is caught in the market and plays up to the end of the episode.