Another working title for this episode was "Chew the Fat". Tony says he wants to spend his weekend doing this instead of visiting Bobby and Janice. This title was actually listed in some newspaper channel guides on the episode's airdate.
At around 22 minutes the scene at the cabin shares a number of similarities to a scene in All in the Family: Weekend in the Country (1978) of All in the Family (1971). In both scenes: two married couples play Monopoly; refer to money as "simoleons"; disagree over the rules and have an argument leading to the end of the game.