Will Friedle was originally attached to play Mike, but he had to drop out due to another commitment. The pilot was initially shot with a complete unknown named Josh Radnor (who soon went on to star in "How I Met Your Mother"), but the network decided to replace him with better-known actor Eddie Kaye Thomas.
Oh Mr. Dexter! How wonderful to see you! This is my girlfriend Liz, we're in a committed relationship totally monogomas!
Liz Lombardi: Yep I'm his girlfriend!
Euan: Yeah give some sugar baby!
Liz Lombardi: Oh!
Mike Platt: Hey!
Chau Presley: Oh don't worry Chau's got some sugar for you too!
Mike Platt: You just slipped me the ...
In Chau's restaurant, Qui Nhon there is a poster from the movie American Pie. The poster's foreign wording, "Di Bui Va Bahn" means "Boy Puts Penis In Pie".