This is the only episode to feature a teaser or pre-credit sequence.
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First appearance of Drea de Matteo as Adriana La Cerva, Chris Moltisanti's long-time girlfriend. She was also in the series pilot but portrayed an unnamed restaurant hostess, which was explained by making Adriana a hostess.
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As Big Pussy is trying to track down a stolen car, he says "I'm fuckin' Rockford over here." This is a reference to The Rockford Files (1974), a show David Chase used to write for.
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The first of three episodes directed by Daniel Attias, with this one earning him a nomination from the Directors Guild of America.
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The song played during the ending credits is "Battle Flag" by Pigeonhed.
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The first time Tony is in Dr. Melfi's office, when the camera focuses in on Tony, the book behind him in the tight shot is Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong's classic "The Brethren", an inside look at the Supreme Court.
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When Pussy informs Paulie that he got the thieves address, he refers to them as "these Spice Girls", a reference to the British girl group, since the perpetrators Eduardo and Jerome are a gay couple and the former being Hispanic.
When Pussy and Paulie confront the guys who stole the science teacher's car, "Big Pussy" references criminal defense attorney Johnnie Cochran.
Tony mentions he watched The Bank Dick (1940), starring W.C. Fields, who plays a criminal who is wrongly considered a hero. Tony will be seen watching another W.C. Fields film later in the series.