- Van Dyke is wearing excessive makeup, with a pale face and dark lips.
- The kitchen looks a bit different from its appearance in future episodes.
- Richie's room is located on the opposite side of the house from its location in subsequent episodes.
- The writers' office also has a different layout from that of other episodes.
- The Petries' neighbors are Sam and Dottie, not Jerry and Millie.
So at this earliest part of the series, the show's creators were still trying to figure things out.
Rob: “Fifteen today isn’t like when you were fifteen. If you were fifteen years old today, you’d have to be at least twenty-three!”
Janie: “Just a minute – what did you say was on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator?”
Rob: “Who knows? If it’s food, eat it! If it’s a phone number, call it!”