In "Our Neighborhood Festival," during the Mailtime Segment, there is a game of freeze dance. At one point, the music stops and there is a boy that is supposed to be frozen, but his visible reflection shows that he is still jumping up and down.
When everyone is gathered for the fireworks, Periwinkle announces that there's five seconds until the fireworks. Then, Joe apparently freezes time or something and says that they should count down from five. Only once the countdown begins does time apparently start again.
When Joe was getting his notebook from Sidetable, the eggplant parmigiana Side Table made was on top of the drawer. But when Joe started singing, suddenly, the phone was there!
When Joe gets ready to draw the "Flashing Colors" clue, he first talks about how he's going to pull out his red crayon to draw the color red, but because of the new animation format, we don't hear him talk about or see him pulling out any of the other color crayons. In fact, at the rate the animation proceeds, it seems like Joe never had time to pull out any of the other crayons at all.
Joe: There goes the neighborhood.
Night Clue: (first ever talking clue) Oh, hello. I'm your first clue. (sings) I am night. (stops singing) What's Blue excited about with (sings) night?
Kid: A clue. A clue.
Joe: I can't hear you over this music. What did you say?
Kid: There's a clue!
Joe: Oh, you wanna play the drums, too. Yeah!
Joe: Today we're having a neighborhood festival. It's like a big party outside.
This episode is available along with episodes of other Nick Jr. cartoons on the DVD "Nick Jr. Celebrates Spring." It is also the last of four episodes on the Blue's Room DVD "Fred's Birthday."
This episode introduces a new format for the clues: They are magically animated onto Joe's notebook paper and they sing and talk. Joe is not shown drawing the clues and does not explain how to draw them.
There was a dedication before the closing credits: "In Loving Memory of Fred Rogers. The neighborhood won't be the same without you." Fred Rogers was the host of the long running, popular PBS series Mister Roger's Neighborhood for over thirty years, up until his unfortunate passing earlier in the year this episode was produced. Throughout the years, he welcomed millions of people to become a part of his neighborhood on television. A short instrumental remix of the Mister Roger's Neighborhood theme song plays during the dedication.
The 1812 Overture plays as the fireworks are going off.
Snail appears in four locations in this episode.
This episode first aired in primetime - 8 P.M. at night. One of two special episodes shown in primetime during the summer of 2003.
Joe is wearing an orange shirt in this episode.
Mailtime Segment: Since Joe's already outside, Mailbox doesn't have to extend all the way inside the house today. Joe sits right down on the sidewalk to read the letter. In the letter, a group of kids play freeze dance. After a short explanation of how the game works, a boy plays the music. Afterwards, Joe gets a sticker for the Neighborhood Festival passport.
Marlee Matlin receives a "Featuring As" credited.