Cub's death in this episode is similar to Russell's death from Off the Hook, as both are killed by Lumpy and both deaths involve explosions and fishing rods.
Giggles' death is similar to Pop's death in As You Wish, Nutty's death in The Wrong Side of the Tracks, Bishop's death in the 1986 film "Aliens", and NOS-4-A2's death in the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command episode "Revenge of the Monsters".
When this episode aired along with As You Wish and Take a Hike on YouTube, the alternate title for the conglomeration of the segments was named "Marooned Five" (a reference to the band name Maroon 5), which was originally named "The Fifth Grade". Lumpy and Sniffles appear in all three episodes. In addition, Lumpy starred in all three episodes and dies twice, while Sniffles dies in all three episodes.