- The episode title is a reference to The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. Unlike the movie, the episode is titled with a serial comma preceding the ampersand. This is due to the movie being a British co-production, the serial comma isn't commonly used in British English.
- According to a board in the behind the scenes video for "The Gayle Tales", a working or alternate title for this episode was "My Dinner with Frondre", a reference to My Dinner with Andre.
- The table read for this episode took place on October 3, 2014, meaning that this episode aired over a year after the table read took place.
- This episode was originally scheduled to air on January 10, 2016, but was moved to January 17 for FOX to accommodate the NFL playoff game between Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins.
- Despite the episode's airdate being moved back to January 17, A.V. Club still published their review of the episode on January 10, the originally intended airdate.
- This episode takes place before "Gayle Makin' Bob Sled" as Gayle mentions still being with Mr. Frond in that episode. Loren Bouchard apologized for the scheduling mix-up in an interview with NJ Tech Reviews in January 2016.
- A total of 2.27 million households watched this episode.
- In this episode, H. Jon Benjamin also voices Steve's son, Zander.
- During the fantasy montage of Mr. Frond being with the family during the holidays, Gayle wears a female version of Frond's attire.
- This is the first episode since they were formally introduced in "Turkey in a Can" that any Gayle's cats have not appeared with her in some form.
- Louise's grabber is based on Abumi-guchi, a Japanese monster illustrated in Toriyama Sekien's book, Gazu Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro.
- This is the third time we see someone's uvula (Louise's) the first was Louise, the second time was Gayle.
- Mr. Frond puts Louise's Abumi-guchi grabber in his satchel at an impossible angle, the satchel isn't deep enough to contain the grabber with the angle he puts it in.