At the beginning, the song "Harden My Heart" is heard on the soundtrack. This episode takes place before President Reagan's attempted assassination. The song was not released to the public until about nine months later.
The pilot for 'The Americans' starts off with historically inaccurate information. Two guys are talking about some tough guy who allegedly took out 4 Olympic Japanese judo players in a bar fight. And the other guy says "Which year? Because The Japanese didn't medal in Judo from 1964 to 1972.".... In fact the Japanese won 3 gold medals in 1964, skipped the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, then won 3 more gold medals in 1972, and 1 bronze.