Roger Stevens sent the play to Adlai Stevenson, who said that if the character Cantwell was "Richard the Black-hearted" (Nixon) he was amused, but if the noble but waffling Russell was meant to be him, he was not well pleased.
— Gore Vidal on The Best Man
"Celebrity voices are impersonated. No celebrities were harmed in the filming of this episode."
— Jay Sherman, The Critic
"Wait, Carmen Selectra? Doesn't he mean Carmen Electra?"
"No. No, he doesn't."
"Wow, you know Lucius Sweet? He's exactly as rich and as famous as Don King, and he looks just like him too!"
— Homer Simpson to Moe, The Simpsons