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.