- Table read date: April 28, 2017.
- The title is a reference to the movie The Hurt Locker.
- This is the first twenty-third episode of a production season of Bob's Burgers, possibly necessitated by "The Bleakening" needing two production codes to cover its hour-long duration.
- First episode to be written by Bob's Burgers Comics writer Rachel Hastings. Hastings took inspiration from her own father coaching her youth soccer team without any prior knowledge of the sport.
- This episode contains several references to Home Movies, a show previously created by Loren Bouchard. Bob is coaching a soccer team mirroring H. Jon Benjamin's character Coach McGurk, a soccer coach, and a character who strongly resembles Melissa Robins called Mara voiced by Melissa Galsky (the voice of Melissa) appears. A character resembling Brendon Small also appears. Former Home Movies animator Damon Wong directed this episode.
- A Sofa Queen commercial from "Sacred Couch" appears on the restaurant's TV screen before Supreme Extreme Champions starts at the beginning of the episode.
- Supreme Extreme Champions is a parody of American Gladiators.
- The two books Louise uses as shinguards are both John Grisham novels, they are The Firm and The Pelican Brief.
- In Linda and Gene's imagined piano bar, there is a flying pianos picture where the flying burgers picture is. The song they sing is "Give My Regards to Broadway" from Little Johnny Jones.
- The song the piano bar contingent finish performing before songs from TSA: the Musical are introduced is "By the Beautiful Sea."
- Ms. Merkin's first name is revealed to be Matilda.
- When Linda is shown crouching down to pick up the napkins her apron pocket is on the wrong side.
- Before Linda and Gene's piano bar fantasy there are ketchup and mustard bottles next to the napkin dispenser but after the fantasy, there are sugar, salt, and pepper shakers there instead.