The title is a reference to _"Winds of War, The" (1983) (mini)_ which premiered on the same night. Orson Welles appeared in the promos for the special saying "Why spend 18 hours watching someone else's war, when you know how it comes out? We win, and then have to buy all their cars. Watch 'Steve Martin's The Winds of Whoopee'. See it all in one hour on Sunday."