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* On home media releases of [[S03|Pokémon: The Johto Journeys]], this episode is considered the season premiere. However, on televised airings, that title falls to ''[[EP106|The Pokémon Water War]]''.
* The English dub of this episode first aired exactly one year after the original version.
* This episode's English dub title is a reference to the old advertising {{wp|slogan}} "don't touch that dial!"
* [[Pokémon Johto]] replaces [[Pokémon World]] as the English dub opening theme.
* This is the only time that the first episode of a region aired before the game the region corresponds to was released in Japan; {{game|Gold and Silver|s}} were not released in Japan until more than a month after this episode's first airing.
** Coincidentally, this is the only time that music from a new [[generation]] premieres after the opening episode of its respective region. Instead, the music debuts in ''[[EP123|Spinarak Attack]]'', the first episode to air after the release of Gold and Silver in Japan.
* This episode is featured on ''Volume 16: Totodile'' from [[Viz Media]]'s {{OBP|Pokémon All-Stars|Region 1}} series, and 'Pokémon All-Stars: Totodile'' from {{wp|Magna Pacific}}'s {{OBP|Pokémon All-Stars|Region 4}} series.
* The book [[Go West, Young Ash]] is based onadapts this episode.
* This episode is featured on ''Pokémon All-Stars: Totodile'' from {{wp|Magna Pacific}}'s {{OBP|Pokémon All-Stars|Region 4}} series.
* The book [[Go West, Young Ash]] is based on this episode.
* When [[Professor Elm]] talks to {{an|Professor Oak}}, he mentions an article in a magazine called {{DL|Magazines in the Pokémon world|National Pokégraphic}}, which is a reference to the real-life magazine ''{{wp|National Geographic}}''.
* This episode marks a rare instance in which Team Rocket's Pokémon blast off before Team Rocket themselves. It is also the first time where they are marked as individual twinkling stars as opposed to a single one after blasting off.
* In the {{pmin|Finland|Finnish}} dub, the first eight episodes of the third season had rather poor sound mixing, as some of the lines were too loud and the others were fairly quiet, and the English dub soundtrack may be silently audible in the background.
* Music from ''[[PK01|Pikachu's Vacation]]'' and ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'' canis be heardused in this episode.
 
===Errors===
* The dub omitted Professor Elm's mention that the [[Starter Pokémon|starter trio]] Ash had with him are given out in Pallet Town.
* Ash mentioning [[Gary Oak]] was dub-added.
* The English dub implies that the {{pkmn|Trainer}} that {{p|Totodile}} will receive is female, whereas the Japanese version doesn't state the gender of the Trainer picking up Totodile. Interestingly, later in the anime, a female Trainer named {{jo|Marina}} is seen with a Totodile that she received from Professor Elm.
* Originally, Professor Elm doesn't specify when Totodile's Trainer would show up.
* In the English dub, {{an|Misty}} reveals that {{Ash}} slept in until 4:00 PM in the [[EP001|first episode]], while Misty doesn't specify any time in the original version.
 
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