The collapsing telephone pole at the top of this episode was pre-sawed in strategic places to achieve controlled breakage.
When the monk character first appears, everyone on set wanted to play him because it was a scorching hot day and the monk was the only one that was going to be drenched in water.
The interior of the monk's bag was lined with plastic so that the bag would not leak water prematurely.
The blast that takes out the "snipers" in the distance after the family first encounters the monk was achieved with 8 ounces of black powder.
Scenes taking place on the slopes of Mount Rainier were filmed in an active gravel quarry – the same quarry where scenes from the most recent Star Trek film were shot.
Due to the quarry being an active gravel quarry, the speed limit was 20 kilometers per hour (12.5 miles per hour). This made for slower-than-usual travel times.
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