Three days before this episode aired, "Stark Raving Mad" won a People's Choice Award or Favorite New Television Comedy Series. This obviously meant little to NBC since three weeks later, the series went on hiatus for the first time -- though NBC was being beaten down at the time by ABC's nightly ratings phenomena, Regis Philbin's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Guest-star Jamie Kennedy and later guest-star Wes Craven ("The Pigeon
") worked together on the popular "Scream
Rory: My name is Rory, accent on the "roar!"
Maddie: Really? I would have put the accent on the "yeee!"
Rory: I like it. You put the "sass" in "sassy."
Maddie: Keep drinkin'. You put the "ass" in "plastered."
Rory: So what's it gonna take for me to get you home?
Maddie: Chloroform and a duffel bag?
Maddie: Look, this jerk over there keeps hitting on me, so pretend to be my boyfriend. Okay, sweetie?
Jake: Sure. Why don't you go make me a sandwich? And give me some money!
Maddie: I said "boyfriend," not "husband!"