In one episode, Ted Knight wore a sweatshirt with the name and logo of an actual university on it. Soon, college and university students, who were fans of the show, began sending logo sweatshirts for Knight to wear on the air. From then on, Knight began wearing as many different sweatshirts as possible in each episode to please the fans.
The house used for exterior shots in the opening sequence as well as various points throughout the show's run is 171-173 Buena Vista St, San Francisco, California. One episode in particular shows Monroe pulling out of the garage of this home on his motorcycle, another episode shows Norman giving directions to the house over the phone and offering correct bearings.
The show was an American adaptation of Brian Cooke's British TV sitcom "Keep It in the Family" (1971). Another of his successful transatlantic adaptations was the UK show Man About the House (UK) becoming the US show "Three's Company" (1976).
Ted Knight's final TV production. A seventh season was planned, but was halted by Knight's death.
The title is based on the common expression: Where there's a will, there's a way.
Ted Knight hated the script and initially did not want to participate in the episode. The writers did numerous rewrites. This episode was originally scheduled for the fourth season but was postponed due to the controversy. It was rarely reran in syndication.