- The description for Alexis's character cited Goldie Hawn as a reference. "A young Goldie Hawn was bubbly and bright," Murphy said. "And maybe a bit frivolous, but she was also like a really cool, interesting, smart woman."
- Things clicked for Murphy after she auditioned with Dan. "He felt like my older brother, and I knew how to push his buttons," she said.
- Dan's decision to give David a love interest was based on personal experience. "I just wanted to write something that I had experienced, and that friends of mine had experienced, and that people could relate to," he said. "I do feel like we've never ostracized people whose beliefs didn't necessarily align with what we were doing. We just showed how much better life can be if you put those beliefs aside and really let people grow and thrive. And so much love comes from it — so much joy and happiness and strength."
- Eugene was overjoyed when Dan asked him to work together on the show. "I had always wanted to hear something like that, and then just completely obliterated it from my mind because I just assumed it was never gonna happen," Eugene revealed. "So when it finally happened, it was a complete shock to the system and a very delightful thing to hear."