Trivia: One of the girls mentions wanting to watch "Magnum", as in Magnum P.I. which she ends up doing. Sam replies that the show will be on for 8 more seasons. The episode takes place in 1981, and Magnum P.I. would end its run in 1988. Quantum Leap and Magnum P.I. share a creator, Donald Bellisario.
Trivia: The beginning sequence with the gunfire was shot on the Universal Studios back lot. This same set was better seen in the television show Desperate Housewives. In that show it's known as Wisteria Lane. It is actually Colonial Street and has been used by Universal for over 60 years.