- Actor Allusion: Dana is telling Isaac about how much she loved The Lion King on Broadway, and describes the opening, when Rafiki calls the animals- "And they come!" Isaac is amused- possibly because he's played by Robert Guillaume (who voiced Rafiki in the movie).
- Executive Meddling: ABC thought this show should have a laugh track. If you've ever seen or heard anything by Aaron Sorkin you should immediately recognize what a terrible, terrible idea this is.
- Life Imitates Art: The episode "Shane" features Casey interviewing a baseball player unhappy with being traded to New York. A few weeks later, Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker's 2000 Sports Illustrated interview, where he managed to offend just about every ethnic/racial/lifestyle group imaginable when describing New York. Interestingly, Casey defends the fictional baseball player, but mocks John Rocker in a later episode.
- Written-In Infirmity: When Robert Guillaume suffered a stroke, Isaac was written as having one as well; he later recovered and returned.
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