TV Series | TV-14 | | Drama
The show has a strong connection to the Revenge of the Nerds franchise. Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman) played Roger in Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987). Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon) was Arnold Poindexter in the first two movies. Ted McGinley (Mark Gottfried) played Stan Gable in the first, third, and fourth movies. James Hong (the Chinese Ambassador) played Snotty in the second movie. John Goodman (President Glenallen Walken) was the football coach in Revenge of the Nerds (1984). James Cromwell (former President Newman) played Mr. Skolnick in all four movies. F. William Parker (Reverend Caldwell) was a policeman in the first movie.
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Several times characters refer to military hardware by incomplete names; for example: "AIM Sidewinder" missile instead of AIM-9 Sidewinder (as well as saying A-I-M rather than saying the word "aim"), "AH Apache" helicopter instead of AH-64 Apache.
The special post-9/11 episode was broadcast without the regular opening credits. Instead, the episode began with the cast, out of character, speaking about the episode, followed by credits on a black screen.
The original broadcast and syndicated versions of the entire second season were in a 1.33:1 full-screen format, except on select HD broadcasters. The DVD versions of the second season episodes are in the filmed wide-screen format of 1.78:1