This episode is only 28-minutes. It was originally a super-sized episode, but was cut down to accommodate the preceding 32-minute "Friends" episode and so that "The Apprentice" could air at 9:00. Hopefully the full, uncut version will appear on the DVD release (but given Lions Gate's current track record, that is highly unlikely).
Edie Falco was originally asked to play Ann, but her schedule wouldn't allow it.
A neighbor offers Lois $100,000 more than she paid for her newly decorated apartment. This plants the idea for Will and Grace going into a side business.
This episode included an end credit for production assistance by IKEA.
Suzanne Pleshette previously appeared as Karen's estranged mother in the 4th season episodes "Someone Old, Someplace New" and "Something Borrowed, Someone's Due".