When Bill Clinton was president he met Jeff Goldblum at a dinner function. During their conversation Clinton revealed that this was his favorite series when it was on and he was disappointed it was so short lived.
Ben Vereen would reprise his role of E.L. 'Tenspeed' Turner over 8 years later on another Stephen J. Cannell production, 'J.J. Starbuck'. He was brought on in a recurring capacity to help fill in for the ailing star of the show but the program was cancelled shortly thereafter.
The DVD was released in the USA on March 9th, 2010. That date is exactly thirty years after the airing of episode 6, "The Sixteen Byte Data Chip and the Brown-eyed Fox". It aired March 9th, 1980.
Mill Creek Entertainment, who released the DVD, planned to make it a 'Complete Series' collection. CBS however, who owned the rights to the two part pilot episode, refused to come to a financial and contractual agreement with MCI and denied its use. Therefore the DVD box set released in 2010 contains every episode but the pilot.
The complete series DVD of the program was released on March 9th, 2010, exactly thirty years from this episode's original air date.
At the police station, Cannell, Stephen J. makes a cameo appearance as essentially himself, the author of the Mark Savage detective novels.
As Davidson runs around the film set, there's a director's chair with the name William F. Gereghty on it, an in-joke reference to the show's director of photography, William Gereghty.