The table read for this episode took place on February 5, 2016.
The title and plot of this episode are a parody the Mel Brooks movie The Producers. It also references the original title of this episode which was "The Quirky Turkey." According to Loren Bouchard in an interview with AfterBuzz TV at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International, the original title couldn't be used, most likely because of copyright issues. There is also a SpongeBob Squarepants online game by the name of "Quirky Turkey" which is likely why the episode could not be titled so.
This is the first Thanksgiving-themed episode of the show not to be written by the Molyneux sisters, Lizzie and Wendy. Steven Davis and Kelvin Yu wrote this episode.
What Gene asks about Rosemary, "The lady with the baby", is a reference to the movie Rosemary's Baby.
Tina's "Buttloose" fan fiction book from "Bad Tina" appears again in this episode, it appears colored black instead of pink.
This is the first episode where a pre-adolescent version of Linda has been seen.
The music playing during the montage of the play coming together and of Linda and the potato is an instrumental version of "On Broadway" with the main guitar melody being played by the show's key score instrument, the ukulele.
Fox's press release for this episode lists Hannah Johnson, Terri Rodriguez, Jeff Fischer, and Dave Zyler as playing Wallas. Walla is crowd murmuring which is heard in abundance after the giblets and gizzards are squirted on the audience. The four actors are not credited on the end credits.
The Pilgrim's Picnic is a parody of The Pilgrim's Progress.
This episode contains the longest End Credits Sequence on the show to date, lasting for approximately one minute and thirty seconds.