- This episode was originally scheduled to coincide with Thanksgiving week on November 20, 2011.
- The original title of this episode was "Holt, Father Figure. George Michael, Gay".
- This is the first episode of the fourth season to have a cutaway gag.
- Holt says, "Talk about Parks and Recreation, I'd Amy Pole-her." Amy Poehler used to be married to Will Arnett, who voices General Richter.
- Holt believes that "Black Friday" is an African-American holiday. Black Friday is an annual American shopping event, taking place on the day after Thanksgiving.
- Holt tells Rallo that he hadn't seen his father in 154 months, or just a couple of months short of 13 years.
- The music played during the grand opening of the Broken Stool #2 is "Just Can't Get Enough" by synthpop band Depeche Mode.
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