Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
This is the first episode in which George is named. Up until this point, all references to him described him as "The Moose Kid". Marc Brown once indicated that he didn't like "The Moose Kid" (and had right from episode one vetoed the use of a Pig boy for DW's class) and so the script writers and character designers made sure to use "Moose Kid" as often as possible. "Moose Kid" is sometimes seen to be wearing a backpack with a maple leaf on it. The designers decided that "Moose Kid" must be an exchange student from Canada. It wasn't until "Arthur's Perfect Christmas" that we find out that "George"s family is from Sweden.
Muffy mentions in this episode that she remembered George from back in kindergarten, but in another episode she said she was a new student that first appeared in the class in second grade.
In the story Night Fright, Arthur says he's afraid of ventriloquist dummies. However, his fear seems to have vanished in George's Dummy Disaster.
Prunella's poem, "In the room the children come and go, talking of milk and Oreos," is a spoof of T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, "In the room the women come and go, talking of Michelangelo."