The first post-Ritter episode, "Goodbye," was produced without a laugh track/live audience.See more » In several episodes, characters drink "Safeway Select" colas.Rory's taunt changed in every opening sequence (although they were often repeated between non-consecutive episodes). I think this talk about "John Ritter is gone, the show is going to die! There is still Katy Sagal who is a wonderful comic actress in her own right, as well as a now established acting family at the show.
John Ritter collapsed on the set of the show, and later died, after filming the first three episodes of the second season.
The series then went on hiatus for a number of weeks, returning in November 2003 with a modified format addressing the death of Ritter's character.