- This is the first appearance of Richard Adler and Craig's family (his dad Thomas Tucker, his mom Laura Tucker, and his sister Tricia Tucker).
- This episode features many live action segments involving the flashbacks Mr. Adler had.
- In the episode, we see at least two reasons why Kenny joined home economics instead of shop class.
- The first reason we see is that Kenny is surrounded by girls in home ec, which someone like him would really enjoy.
- The second reason is that Kenny had a fear of shop class; a fear of the saws, drills, and other dangerous equipment.
- This suggests that Kenny is fully aware of his proneness to dying.
- This is the final episode to air before South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut was released. It aired exactly one week before the film was released.
- Mr. Adler is based on a teacher Matt Stone had in elementary school.
- On a poster in shop class telling students to wear safety goggles, the child drawn on the poster appears to be Kevin Stoley.
- On the Nishimura Martial Arts building along with Judo, Karate, and Jujitsu, it lists Scratching and Biting and Bar Room Brawling.
- Tweek and Craig would later have another physical confrontation in the Season Nineteen episode "Tweek x Craig".
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- Mr. Adler's dream is a reference to the 1987 film Robocop. In the film, Robocop would have memories of his previous life (believed purged by his creators) of his wife and children.
- The boys are weighing in both Tweak and Craig in much the same fashion that the International Boxing Association does to inform the audience of a boxer's weight class, victories, and statistics.
- Pearl tells Bebe to "dump that zero and get yourself a hero", which was a common catch phrase uttered by former daytime talk show host Ricki Lake when giving dating advice to female guests on her show. Her show ran from 1993-2004.
- During one of Mr. Adler's flashbacks about his fiancé, she says "It's all for you Richard". This is another reference to the 1976 horror film The Omen. The line is uttered by a young nanny (Holly Palance) to Damien.
- Mr. Adler's solution to Tommy belt sanding off his face is using Hydrogen peroxide, which is commonly used as a disinfectant.
- When teaching Tweek how to box, Jimbo teaches him the "Oppenheimer technique" which involves hitting your opponent in the balls. This is likely a reference to J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was one of the American scientists being part of the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic weapons.
- A parody of "Gonna Fly Now", the theme song from the 1976 film Rocky, plays as the kids walk towards the tether-ball pole.
- This is the second episode to show Kenny's awareness of his proneness to dying, behind his apprehension and following celebration at the end of "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo".
- Even though Kenny is already in the shop class, he can be seen watching the fight outside.
- When Stan and Kyle accuse Tweek of being the biggest trouble-maker in their class, Tweek is seen with four hands instead of two: two attached to his arms, two on his chin.
- When Stan talks to Mr. Adler, at the beginning of the episode, the orange pencil cup on Mr. Adler's desk changes position after he looks at his fiancé's picture.
- When Adler's picture of his wife is first shown, her head is leaning left. Every other time it is shown, her head is tilting the other way.
- Kenny goes to Shop Class despite the class being over.
- If you look closely in the scene where Mr. Adlers' wife's plane starts to crash, when blood appears on her face, you can see it squirting in from the left.
- In the scene where the children go to the hospital to see Tweek and Craig, Wendy's legs are missing as they all walk in.
- When the kids are running to the bungalow, Red's hair color remains as it is, but once they arrive, her hair becomes black.