Salem becomes invisible and Hilda wraps him in bandages and puts sunglasses on him. She says, "Thank you, Claude Rains."
The character "Boris Lermontov" is an ironic allusion to the ballet impresario of the same name in "The Red Shoes"
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After pouring the cologne on Harvey, Sabrina says: "Ah, the sweet stench of success."
Sabrina says that Gomer Pyle owned and operated his own garage too.
At the end of the episode, when Salem accidentally has been washed with "ambition shampoo", he is on the phone, saying the line "greed is good".
Zelda melts down dog tags and says something like, "You're safe, Private Ryan."
The episode title is taken from the film, and the episode spoofs the film.