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* This episode marks the start of [[Generation II]] in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
* The Japanese title of the episode is a reference to the slogan of [[New Bark Town]].
* On home media releases of [[S03|Pokémon: The Johto Journeys]], this episode is considered the season premiere. However, on televised airings, that title fallsgoes 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 advertising {{wp|slogan}} "don't touch that dial!"
* 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]] adapts 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}}''.
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