This episode marks Val's first appearance in the show.
The episode was originally entitled "Baby It's Cold Inside".
Grace compares herself to a young Rita Hayworth, who was a well known pin-up girl before becoming an actress and also had red hair.
When giving legal advice to Jack, Will refers to him as "Perry Gay-son", referring to the 1950s legal drama Perry Mason.
When Jack walks into Will's office in an orange jumpsuit after his court date Will comments, "...and they said Tinky Winky was the only gay teletubby," referencing the British children's program Teletubbies. Tinky Winky gained controversy during the 90s when conservative critics labeled him as a homosexual symbol because of his purple color and the fact that he always carries a handbag.
After Jack gets sentenced for slapping a meter maid, he does an impression of Hollywood actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who also had a slapping incident with a police officer in 1989.