• This is the first episode where The Cursed Idol has a starring role (it also made an appearance role earlier in Crazy Ant-ics).
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    Time to shine!

    • Coincidentally, Sniffles stars and dies in both episodes.
  • This is one of the few episodes in which Lumpy's antlers do not change directions.
  • This is the first time Toothy's death wasn't caused by another main character.
  • All of the starring characters in this episode make their second appearance in the series.
  • This is the first episode in which Flaky dies.
  • The first being Pop in Havin' a Ball, this is the second episode where a Tree Friend is hit by an automobile.
  • This is also the first episode where a Tree Friend is hit by an automobile on-screen, and where a Tree Friend is killed by an automobile.
  • This is the first episode where no new characters appear.
  • This is the first episode where Cub appears without Pop.
  • This is the first time Lumpy dies off screen. The second time is in Keepin' it Reel (Debatable). He is also the last to die in both of these episodes.
  • Nobody survives this episode.
  • This episode makes Toothy, Sniffles, and Cub the 5th, 6th, and 7th characters to come back to life for another episode.
  • This is the first episode not to have a closing iris. This also happens in Happy Trails Pt. 1, Idol Curiosity, Hello Dolly, and Double Whammy Part I.
  • This is the first time Sniffles appears without The Ants.
  • Flaky is very out of character in this episode, as she is doing something risky and is not laughing nervously.
  • This is the second episode where a main character (Sniffles) dies a blood-free death. The first was in the previous episode with Petunia.
    • This is also the only internet episode where Sniffles dies a real blood-free death.
  • This is the episode with the longest title so far, with 24 characters (letters).
    • The shortest is Icy You, having only 6 characters (letters).
  • This marks the first time having a death not shown but heard.

Cultural References

  • Cub getting crushed by a boulder could be a reference to the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.
    • This could be because the The Cursed Idol is a reference to the fertility idol from the same movie.



Production Notes

  • In a deleted scene of this episode, Nutty appears and gets hit by a meteor, but it was cut due to burning the viewers.
    • That makes this the second episode to have Nutty orignally die, only for his death to get cut. The first time was in Nuttin' but the Tooth.

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