What Could Have Been: According to fellow game show announcer Randy West, the producers' first choice for the announcing gig was Casey Kasem, who previously voiced Shaggy on Scooby-Doo and would later host American Top 40. Kasem, however, felt that the material was too controversial.
In an interview Jay Johnson once discussed the Crowning Moment of Funny scene in which Jodie stashes Bob in the refrigerator, saying he and Billy Crystal had collaborated heavily on the concept and gags in the scene. Afterward Billy Crystal wanted a writing credit, but was denied. After that, Crystal was far less motivated to collaborate.
Originally the writers had wanted Chuck (and/or Bob) to be Peter's murderer but he turned out to be too popular to write out.
Jodie was the one of the first openly gay regular characters in American Television.