- This episode is a reference to Jaws.
- Lisa says she wants to see a giant squid attack a sperm whale, even though she is an ecologist in later episodes.
- Marge does not appear in this episode.
- This short marks the first appearance of Springfield Aquarium.
- Bart later showboated in an aquarium in the episode "Brake My Wife, Please", where this time he had no lucky clothes, which resulted in him being attacked by its inhabitants as he was escaping.
- In this short, Bart has lucky red trunks. When The Simpsons became its own television show, he has a lucky red hat.
- The first two acts from this short later appeared before the intro at the beginning of "Lisa Gets the Blues" to celebrate 30 years of this short.
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