Richard Mulligan and Dinah Manoff worked together again on another Susan Harris-created sitcom, Empty Nest (1988).
Jessica Gatling Tate:
I hope you realise I'm holding you personally responsible for any and all damages done to these premises! (To chester) Except of course for the spoon that got caught in the garbage disposal. I don't think I can blame him for that.
Original network broadcasts opened with an on-screen content warning. This was one of the first TV programs to include such a warning, though such disclaimers are now commonplace.
One of the later episodes mentions Cosmopolitan magazine. On the videotape collection from Columbia House, the name of the magazine is overdubbed with "Cosmopolitan" in reverse audio.