- 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.
- This is the first episode to be directed by Mauricio Pardo.
- 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.
- Gene describes Louise's plan as Carrie meets Gallagher meets Top Chef meets Double Dare. Double Dare, the Nickelodeon game show, served as the inspiration for Family Fracas in "Family Fracas."
- 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.
- Jimmy Pesto, Jr. displays that he can "almost do the splits" in this episode but in "Two for Tina" he does them twice during the dance-off.
- In the shot where Bob is explaining his mashed potato joke to Linda, her apron is missing.
- When Tammy and Jocelyn are shown looking at their smartphones while Zeke and Jimmy, Jr. are assembling costumes, Jocelyn's haircut is reversed.