The film makes reference to an invention that was very new in 1930. W.C. Fields' character asks the hotel clerk: "Any telegrams? Cablegrams? Radio? Television?"
The picture of Bellweather on the wanted poster shows W.C. Fields in costume for his "Fatal Glass of Beer" sketch. It obviously is taken from a stage presentation of the well-tried routine, as the comedian would not film it until 1933.
According to the wanted poster among the offenses that Bellweather has committed are "Eating spaghetti in public" and "Telling the facts of life to an Indian."