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  • The Danza: Bartender Jerado is played by Jerado Carmona.
  • Development Gag: In "Blues for Mr. Charlie," a snippet of a song by Bobby and the Bonemasters is played. Bobby and the Bonemasters was a band consisting of executive producer Robert Singer on vocals, unit production manager Jim Behnke on guitar, assistant director Kenny Collins on bass, and Gary Cole himself on drums.
  • Evolving Credits: Wendy Kilbourne is replaced by Lisa Eilbacher early in season three.
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  • Friday Night Death Slot: The show was moved here in its third season, since its rival thirtysomething was beating it in demographics. It never recovered, and wasn't renewed for a fourth.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The show still hasn't been released on DVD, and tapes of episodes can sell for over a hundred dollars. Thankfully most episodes can be found online.
  • Real-Life Relative: The father of Devon's child is played by Wendy Kilbourne's husband James Read.
  • Separated-at-Birth Casting: Scott Valentine, who plays Jack's younger brother Frankie, bears an uncanny resemblance to Gary Cole.
  • Star-Making Role: For Gary Cole.
  • Throw It In!: Done occasionally when a guest star mangled a line in an amusing way, such as when the villain of "Kid Salinas" tells Jack he has "brass cannolis."
  • Written-In Infirmity: When Wendy Kilbourne gets pregnant, so does Devon.
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