The opening music in this episode is called "Merrily We Walk", the full version of which can be heard here.
Lumpy getting attacked by Toothy's tortoise and often suffering a severe injury as a result.
Lumpy losing pride in his job after getting attacked, only to get it back by looking at the picture of the mail moose.
Cuddles being horrified of Cub's crushed remains soon became an internet fad or meme, where users on YouTube put random images into the box, and Cuddles screams after the image insults him. The videos of this fad would usually be named "Dear, I found ________ in the pizza box".
The title of this episode is a pun on the saying "better late than never", which means that doing something late is better than not doing it at all.
The moral of the episode means that even if something is small, it has better quality than big things.
While Lumpy is attempting to escape from the killer tortoise, the music playing sounds similar to Jaws.
Lumpy's climb up the mountain to the last house on his route is a reference to the alleged motto of the U.S. Postal Service (in actuality, the U.S. Postal Service has no motto. The words "Neither rain, nor snow, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" are, however, inscribed over the entrance to the General Post Office in New York).
When this episode was aired along with A Sight for Sore Eyes and Wipe Out! on YouTube, the title for the mix of these segments was "Ten Speed" (originally called "Going Ten Crazy"). Lumpy and Cuddles appear in all three episodes. Lumpy dies twice while Cuddles dies once.