Jon Lovitz improvised several of Steve's lines.

Jon Lovitz appeared in Friends (1994) twice: the first time in this episode and the second time in the Season 9 episode Friends: The One with the Blind Dates (2003), where it is revealed that he lost his restaurant due to a drug problem.

Jon Lovitz was Lisa Kudrow's brother's childhood friend. With his encouragement, she began her comedic career as a member of The Groundlings.

Melora Hardin and Matthew Perry would go on to co-star in 17 Again (2009).

The very enthusiastic studio audience's reaction to guest star Jon Lovitz entering the apartment, for the first time, gives a good baseline indication of why later decisions were made to re-shoot "distracting" audience reactions to certain bigger guest stars' first appearances, and why some additional shots were later re-shot without a studio audience.