Trivia: During the dinner party, the AAMCO mechanic (played by Michael G. Hagerty) asks Larry if he had anything to do with the show Friends. He also mentions that is was a "good show". Hagerty actually starred in several episodes of Friends as the building superintendent, Mr. Treeger.
Trivia: Fran's last name is Katzenjammer, which is German for "A momentarily severe hangover". It translates literally as "cat misery".
Trivia: For the entire first season, the hinges on the front door are on the right and the stairs have a corner at the bottom. However in all seasons after this, the hinges on the front door are on the left and the stairs go straight down to the floor, no corner. (Some sets do sometimes change between the pilot episode and episode 2, but I have never seen something change after a whole season.)
Trivia: A number of in-joke Dr. Who references crop up throughout the series pilot. A group of doctors and scientists are introduced as Hartnell, Troughton, and Baker; there's a business card for I. M. Foreman in Totters Lane; and the cover of a science magazine sports headlines such as "Time and Relative Dimension in Space" and "Playing the Game of Rassilon."
Trivia: The boy's comment, "Everybody is kung fu fighting" at the ruined school dance, refers to Carl Douglas' song of the same name from 1974, two years before this episode takes place, following the fledging martial arts craze in America. This song has recently (in a slight variation) resurfaced in Kung Fu Panda.