• Phil and Carol mention the Beatles songs, "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" and "Yellow Submarine".
  • Despite press releases and subtitles using the spelling of "Shart" for Melissa's last name, the note Melissa left for Carol uses the spelling "Chartres". Executive producer Andy Bobrow has explained that "Chartres" is the correct spelling.
  • It is revealed that the rest of the survivors had moved to Malibu, sometime during Phil and Carol's roadtrip.
  • Phil makes whale related jokes featuring Waylon Jennings, Gary Hart Jr., and Eddie Van Halen.
  • As of this episode, Mary Steenburgen is listed as a main cast member.
  • This is the first episode of the series to show dead corpses. Many dead whale corpses are seen on Malibu's beaches.