Joseph Campanella (Al Mullins in this episode) and Betty White both, at different times, appeared on the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
George Clooney, now a successful Hollywood film star, was at the time of this episode an up-and-coming actor, who guest-starred in episode of sitcoms such as Roseanne
and The Facts of Life
. Television-wise, he is best-known for his role of Dr. Bob Ross on the long-running medical drama ER
This episode was taped on February 27, 1987.
Blanche mentions her son Matthew in this episode. He would eventually be seen in the Golden Palace episode "Say Goodbye, Rose," played by Bill Engvall.
Al Mullins: I'd like to ask you about your next-door neighbors, the McDowells.
Bobby Hopkins: They're not who you think they are.
Rose: You mean we invited the wrong people to dinner?
Blanche: I would do it [go undercover], but I'm afraid I might be too conspicuous. It's a dinner party and I plan to show cleavage.
Dorothy: (about Sophia) She's really a very sweet woman. She just doesn't like to show it.
Al Mullins: Is that a family trait?