This television episode refers to:
November 3, 1978 - March 7, 1986
When Deacon and Kelly come to pick up the kids, Doug tells Major to tell his parents what he taught them. Major says, "Whatchu talkin' 'bout Douglas?" a reference to the show 'Diff'rent Strokes' in which the character Arnold is famous for saying 'Whatchu talkin' 'bout Willis?".