Raffles the chimpanzee insists on watching "Mother Carey's Chickens", which turns out to be the top-rated television program that night. "Mother Carey's Chickens" is a 1911 novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin that was first filmed as Mother Carey's Chickens (1938). Walt Disney Productions (the studio behind "The Barefoot Executive") filmed its own version of the story as Summer Magic (1963), with Hayley Mills.
Maybe they're coming to rescue us.
Francis X. Wilbanks: They're not coming to rescue us. That's our news helicopter.
Mertons: You mean our own network is taking pictures of us?
Francis X. Wilbanks: That's exactly what I mean.
When Wilbanks and others are watching Steven's apartment, they are using an astronomical telescope and looking directly into the eyepiece. Without an erecting prism the image should be upside-down, but the view we see is a normal image.