Bellflower is an actually high school located in Bellflower, California. In fact the school houses both middle and high school students.
In a scene when Thorpe is about to say a four letter word that starts with S. It is bleeped out by a car honk. Interesting enough the writer of this episode-Steven Bochco, who would create NYPD Blue, a series where that word would be heard.
Product placement-Cheer and Pampers. They appear under different names in this episode.
Jefferson High School is seen playing the Carver. However Bellflower High School was the mentioned opponent for the team.
Thomas Jefferson High School is a real school in South Central Los Angeles.
is 16 years old
Reese is a Senior and yet returns for the second season.
When Darlene is talking to Sybil, she mentions that her mother survived. However the close caption states that she said surviving.
When the guys are showering, you can see that they are either wearing shorts or pants.