- This episode marks the first appearance of Generic Tree Friends.
- This is the first of many of Lumpy's jobs.
- This is the first episode where a main character has a featuring role.
- This is the first episode (and the only episode of the First Season of the Internet series) in which Handy dies.
- This is the first episode in which a Tree Friend's death is caused by an automobile (Handy was not hit by the ambulance, but he crashed face-first into it.)
- As in this episode, Handy would later laugh at Cuddles' misfortune in The Wrong Side of the Tracks.
- This is one of the few episodes were Lumpy's antlers don't change directions.
- This marks Lumpy's first appearance that he doesn't kill anyone or himself.
- This episode makes Lumpy the third character to come back to life for another episode.
- Lifty is responsible for every death.
- This is one of the five Season 1 episodes to have a moral that has anything to do with the episode, instead of just a random piece of advice like "Read a book" or "Eat your veggies!". The others are Nuttin' but the Tooth, Water You Wading For, Mime and Mime Again, and Sweet Ride.
- There are no female characters in this episode.
- This is the first episode to show guts
- Lifty and Shifty's role in this episode seems to swap in future appearances. In this episode, Lifty seemed to be more dominant and in charge, and took the steering wheel of the car, but in future episodes Shifty seems to be more dominant and in nearly every episode that they drive in a vehicle, Shifty is the driver, an exception being As You Wish.
- This is the first and so far only episode where Handy does his trademark scowl because of something that has nothing to do with his lack of hands. Instead, he does it because Lifty and Shifty stole his steering wheel.
- This marks the first time where a character's intestines are shown.
- The title of this episode "wheeling and dealing" means to look for something and use it to an advantage.
- This episode may also be a reference to The Final Destination as in the wheel's falling off and Lumpy's car on fire may be a reference when the car burns into the seatway 180.
- As shown from the episode's storyboard, Handy's head was originally cut off by his cart's rear wing right after his body gets cut off.