This two-part episode was the pilot for a potential spin-off series titled "Off Duty". Each episode was to focus on one of the detectives' home life. In the early version of this idea, Wojo and recurring character Det. Janice Wentworth played by Linda Lavin were to move in together. But by the time this episode was produced, Lavin was starring on Alice (1976) and Wentworth no longer appeared. Other episodes would have focused on Miller's family (who were featured in the first season but phased out), Harris and Dietrich as roommates, and Fish and his wife as foster parents to many kids. This latter part of the original version became the spin-off series Fish (1977). Moreover, Wojo said that Wentworth, reminded him of a hooker.
During the Rangers game that Wojo is watching, the commentator mentions Ted Lindsay and Gordie Howe. Ted Lindsay retired in 1965, fourteen years before this episode took place.