Didn't know where else to put it. This is coments about the Michael/Maria relationship said by creater and some other people (:
"The minute we put Michael and Maria together in a car in the episode '285 South', we knew we had to move forward with that relationship. It was definitely our plan to do that, but seeing that natural, electric kind of rapport they had with each other, we moved it ahead faster."
- Jason Katims, fandom.com, 2000.
"Michael and Maria, which I thought was one of the sexiest, hottest couples on TV, literally.
We could roll that camera and these guys would get so into it, that I would forget to yell cut... You talk about connect, a chemistry, wherever they're from, it came out."
- David Nutter, DVD Season 1.
"That to me, is an excitement and joy you get from writing for TV that you don't get everywhere. ... The Maria-Michael relationship is the most clear example. It's really fun watching Majandra [Delfino, who plays Maria,] and Brendan [Fehr, who plays Michael,]... The way they relate to each other has all this great humor in it, and it's so charming....