Trivia: The flashback of this episode has several similarities to Ray Romano's real life. He was a futon delivery man before he was a comedian, he worked with his friend Claude, and he once walked into a customer's house to find her naked, mistaking her saying, "coming." for "Come in."
Trivia: When Russel (Paul Rubens) gives Raymond grief about his sister Amy and Robert breaking up, he tells Raymond that "Your brother needs help. If he could just learn to love himself...he needs to learn to love himself." This is an inside joke hinting at Paul Rubens' 1991 arrest for masturbating in a porno theater.
Trivia: The twins are named Matthew and Gregory for the pilot, but are then renamed Geoffrey and Michael from the second episode on. The name change was made when it was felt that life imitated art in the pilot, in which the twins were named Matthew and Gregory (the names of Ray Romano's real-life twins).
Trivia: This episode is based on a true story that happened to show creator Phil Rosenthal. In the start of Season 3, he gave the cast, crew, and his parents toasters that had Everybody Loves Raymond engraved on it. The conversation Phil had with his father about the toaster's whereabouts was the word-for-word conversation Ray has with Frank in this episode, and Phil's parents did trade in the toaster for a coffee maker, like Frank and Marie did.
Trivia: Madylin Sweeten who plays Ally is in real-life older sister to Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten who play Michael and Geoffrey.