Episode titles (except the pilot) spoof the titles of well-known mystery novels and movies.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (tv) writer Jane Espenson co-wrote this episode. The company owned by Guy Halverson is named Doublemeat Enterprise. In BtVS, Buffy worked at Doublemeat Palace in season 6.
Dr. Cey, played by Nestor Carbonell is supposed to be working with Costa Rican children with cleft palates. On Scrubs ("My Moment of Un-Truth," Season 3, Episode 17), Carbonell played Dr. Ramirez, a plastic surgeon who fixes cleft palates in third world countries.