Trivia: This episode was based on something that happened to a classmate of Sherwood's daughter, Hope. At Hope's school there was a play, but only one relative was allowed to come. Hope's classmate's mum had just gotten remarried and he was confused and wondered whether he should take his new dad to show he was OK, or risk taking his mother.
Trivia: Whenever they talked on the phone there wasn't even a stagehand on the other end. Mike was voted the best at talking to silence.
Trivia: During Bobby's dream where the family is killed by Jesse James, Mike Lookinland looks genuinely horrified despite the "cartoon style carnage" that is going on around him. The reason is because just before the scene was filmed, the producer pulled him aside and told him to think of things like his real-life family getting killed, his dog getting run over, etc. He was then "debriefed" afterward. (00:22:15)
Trivia: Greg's surfing accident - which to this day still scares Barry Williams every time he sees it - was nearly left out of the episode because it was deemed "too frightening for the nature of the show". In reality, he was able to turn around at the last minute and while avoiding hitting his head on the exposed coral, his feet became, in his words, "hamburger meat".