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* The English dub of this episode first aired exactly one year after the original airing.
* This episode was listed on {{wp|Cartoon Network}}'s website with an alternate title; ''Getting Buggy With it'' which, like [[DP005|another episode]] where {{Ash}} {{pkmn2|caught|catches}} a Pokémon early on in a [[region]], refers to the {{wp|Will Smith}} song ''{{wp|Gettin' Jiggy wit It''}}. Also, the title of this episode refers to "a happy ending".
* {{MTR}}'s "Hey! I like it! Meowthy likes it!" line is a reference to a similar line spoken in a classic {{wp|Life (cereal)|Life cereal}} commercial.
* [[Jessie]]'s plan to open a pancake house called the "International House of Jessie" is a reference to {{wp|IHOP}}.
* [[James]] alludes to a [[Animals in the Pokémon world|real-world species of bird]] by calling his Victreebel a "{{wp|Yellowyellow-bellied Sapsuckersapsucker}}."
* The book [[Go West, Young Ash]] is based on this episode.
* The story featured in the book [[Pokémon New Character Special]] is based on this episode.