One of the Todds (Phillip, I think) mentioned the moon landing in dialogue, which was another OMG moment in terms of their recognition of the outside world. That odd music they played at the Blue Whale may very well have been current to 1966 or whatever but how would I know? I love it all, actually--the whole package of $1.98 budget, rapid-pace filming, the occasional scenery-chewing. I hope I don't come off as critical, because I'm actually kind of in awe of how much they accomplished with so little...and when it's all clicking, this is a totally can't miss show. It must have been so exciting to be part of that wave of popularity. The "establishing shots" used in the early months of the series were likely all the network would allow them in terms of budget.