The long term care home in this episode was actually part of a psychiatric facility that was in operation between 1913 and 2012. The facility is now used primarily for film and TV production.
The elongated man found hanging in the tree is wearing size 18 shoes and and jeans with a 44” inseam. They were ordered to that length and did not need to be custom made.
One of the reasons Christine Willes was cast in this episode was because the executive producers were big fans of the show Dead Like Me.
Christine Willes’ first TV appearance was in an episode of 21 Jump Street opposite Johnny Depp, where she also played a nurse.
The laundry chute padlock gag was accomplished by applying ammonia to the padlock and then dripping vinegar solution onto it with a syringe – to give the appearance of smoking acidic fumes.
The neuromuscular blocking agent that Catherine “injects” into Karen’s veins is actually just dyed water.
The guts that splatter out from the garbage bags are a mixture of fake movie blood and actual pork organs purchased from a butcher.
The tricycle-riding taxidermy raccoon was nicknamed “Rocky the Raccoon” by the crew.
The taxidermied "corpse" that Catherine the nurse poses with in the Polaroid photo above the bathtub is actually our producer's assistant, Daniel Samson.
Despite almost three decades acting on screen, this was the first time that Christine Willes ever had to endure gunshot squibs.
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