- Creator Backlash: It's no surprise to anyone that the actual Irishman Colm Meaney is not a fan of the episode, and it's rather cringy just watching him in a brief scene where he shakes the hand of such a stereotypical Irish character. Meaney would later insist that "If Wishes Were Horses" change a leprechaun to Rumplestiltsken.
- Deleted Scene: Several scenes were filmed but later cut from the episode during editing:
- Riker returns to the bridge after his romantic encounter with Brenna O'Dell.
- An alternate version of the Observation Lounge scene where Granger describes the Mariposan history of cloning, with a few additional lines of dialogue.
- Danilo O'Dell tells the Bringloidi settlers a story of the colony's founding.
- Data expresses a wish to further study the combined colony; Worf recites Klingon poetry.
- Development Gag: When the Bringloidi and Mariposans agree to join their societies, Danilo quips "Send in the clones", which was actually this episode's working title.
- Magnum Opus Dissonance: Despite it being generally regarded as one of the show's worst episodes, writer Melinda Snodgrass and showrunner Maurice Hurley both considered it among their favorite episodes.
- Working Title: "Send in the Clones."
Trivia / Star Trek: The Next Generation S2E18 "Up the Long Ladder"