Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
This episode is based on a segment from the 1985 Showtime Special "Concert For the North Americas," specifically a sketch called the Full Moon Sketch. In this sketch Ed Grimley's cousin Mr Talbot behaves strangely on the full moon, and may or may not be a werewolf.
Martin Short plays himself in this episode, appearing on TV to rally hope for the supposedly dying Ed Grimley. Here Short portrays himself as a self-absorbed spoiled actor.
The Amazing Gustav Brothers: Tonsils
Count Floyd's Scary Stories: Floyd tells the story of "The Attack of the Spooky Chiller 50-ft Potato Monsterman." Also, he interviews a couple of kids who think they're Vanna White and Ed Grimley, respectively.
Mr. Talbot is named for Lawrence Talbot, the main character in the definitive werewolf movie, 1941's The Wolf Man, starring Lon Chaney, Jr.