This is the last episode until the series finale to feature the standard closing credits music. The episodes in between would feature a "tag", a brief scene, play over the credits instead.
This is Lyn Greene's final appearance as the young Dorothy Zbornak.
(Dorothy has just come into the room, dressed up and singing.)
Blanche: You're in a good mood. Why are you so happy?
Sophia: If I know my Dorothy, there's only one thing that makes her this happy!
Rose: You're going back to Shady Pines?
(from Rose's date)
John: (reading the menu) I recommend the Poulet Véronique.
Rose: John, I have a rule. If I can't pronounce it, I don't put it in my mouth. (reads menu) Say, do they have gugenfrøtter?
Dorothy: I wasn't going to tell you who my date was this evening because I thought it might hurt your feelings, but I realize now that's a plus. It just so happens that I am going out with... Dr. Lee Kagen. A medical corporation.
Blanche: (shocked) Not our Dr. Kagen! The Dr. Lee Kagen I love more than life itself?
Rose: Dr. Kagen? Hubba hubba zing zing, baby, he's got everything!
Blanche: (to Dorothy) But I've been disrobing in front of Dr. Kagen for years! Why would he take you out when he's seen the Promised Land?
Dorothy: I really don't know... too many squatters?
In Sophia's flashback to 1949, we see that she has a television set up in her living room. However, the season three episode "Mother's Day" sees young Dorothy saving up to buy her mother a TV in a flashback to the 1950s.
Blanche: Dorothy Zbornak has a date on a Saturday night while Blanche Devereaux does not? That sounds like an idea for a Stephen King book!
Stephen King is a critically-acclaimed horror/suspense novelist, best known for books such as Carrie, It, and Pet Sematary.