Matt teaches Harriet a joke: "A Jewish guy calls his mother and says, 'Mom! How are you?' And the mother says, 'Terrible. I haven't eaten in 38 days.' And he says, 'Why haven't you eaten in 38 days?' And the mother says, 'I didn't want my mouth full in case you should call." In Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing (1999) Season 5, Episode 5, "Constituency of One," the character Amy tells this same joke to Josh. Writing for both episodes is credited to Eli Attie.