1. The title of this episode is Mountain Lyin' - a play on "mountain lion."
2. A mountain lion is also known as a cougar or puma.
3. There are only a few trainers in Hollywood that have mountain lions.
4. Cougars can be difficult animals to work with much more so than lions and tigers. They often get shy and experience stage fright if they are not comfortable in their surroundings. Production had to acclimate the cougar (Kona) by having him on set for two days. Thankfully, Kona was very cooperative when it came time to shoot his scenes.
5. Production originally planned to film with Kona for just one day. He worked out so well that they added additional scenes for him. He ended up being in three scenes instead of just one.
6. Mountain lions don't care for cooked meat, they are only attracted to it when raw. Prop steak and eggs were used for scenes with Kona.
7. Mountain lions like to chew on their own tails, which explains why a small chunk of Kona’s tail was missing.
8. Don and Kona's kitchen scenes were shot separately. For Don’s safety, they were never in the same room together for the true crime.
9. Cyanide is yellow and smells like almonds.
10. The real code to the safe is 123456. We cut out showing the numbers 5 and 6.
12. The mountain lion body that the cast investigated was an animatronic created by the same company that also provides animatronics for most of the theme parks in Southern California, including Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm.