Originally scheduled to air April 28, 2005. It was bumped earlier in the day by NBC to air a primetime press conference by President Bush that aired at 8pm ET.
This is the first appearance of Grace's father, Martin Adler.
James Burrows received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for his work on this episode.
Will: Hi. I'm Will. You must be my blind date.
Desmond: Hi, I'm Desmond. You must be my sighted date.
Will: Oh, so you're actually--
Desmond: Oh, I hope you're not going to say wearing the same outfit as you.
Martin: So how's work? They--they like you there?
Grace: Uh, Dad, it's just me and Karen.
Karen: And the answer is no.
Jack: In my mind, I've cast him as Judd Hirsch. America's favorite cranky Jew.
A reference to actor Judd Hirsch, and the character he was playing at the time of the show "Numb3rs."
Jack: Besides... I've been busy developing my new show at Out TV. It's very hush-hush, very secret, very Wisteria Lane.
A quick reference to the street name made famous on the show "Desperate Housewives."
Episode Title: It's A Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World.
The title is a parody of the star-filled 60's film "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."