Although this episode aired in early 1968, a portrait of then former Vice President Richard Nixon can be seen on Lucky Pierre's office desk. Less than a year later, Nixon was president. Ironically, Pierre Salinger, who played Lucky Pierre, was the press secretary to the man who defeated Nixon in the 1960 presidential election, John F. Kennedy.
Pierre Salinger's character name on this episode, Lucky Pierre, was his off-screen nickname. Former Press Secretary under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, he also served, briefly, as junior U.S. Senator from California (1964-65), at the sudden death of Clair Engle. He eventually became a well-known freelance TV journalist.
This would mark Eartha Kitt's final performance before becoming blacklisted in Hollywood for several years. Shortly after the episode aired, Kitt openly spoke her mind regarding several social issues during a White House Luncheon, insulting First Lady Lady Bird Johnson in the process.