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: 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.
Trivia: Notice in this episode that Mike Brady is nowhere to be seen. That's because he quit the show due to artistic differences with the producer. His absence is explained as being away on a business trip. It also wound up being the unexpected series finale.
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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".
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Trivia: Among the girls at the slumber party are Florence Henderson's daughter Barbara ("Ruthie") and Robert Reed's daughter Carolyn ("Karen"). They interact briefly; during the game of Truth Or Dare, Ruthie is dared to go check on the boys and asks Karen to go with her. In addition, Hope Sherwood ("Jenny") is the daughter of executive producer Sherwood Schwartz.
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Trivia: When Bobby considers giving up trying to sell the hair tonic, Carol starts listing names of famous people who didn't quit. The last name she mentions is Carl Mahakian. Bobby says he never heard of him, and Carol says "Because he quit." Carl Mahakian was the show's post-production coordinator.