Continuity blip: When the news bulletin concerning the disappearance of the monuments shows that the sphinx is missing, we see plain sand. It was shown in 'Throw Mummy from the Train' that there is a pit containing diamonds underneath the statue.
Dale: Y'know, now you guys know my secret identity, you can all be my sidekicks. Every superhero needs sidekicks, y'know, for comic relief.
(Chip loops the loop, causing Dale to hit his head)
Dale: Yowch! What was that for?
Chip: Just a little 'comic relief'.
This episode was released on Chip 'N' Dale Rescue Rangers Volume Two.
Superhero Allusions: *The episode title is an allusion to the old Superman radio series, which opened with the line "Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!" Dale also briefly considers calling himself "Supermunk", in reference to the hero.
*Dale's stretching powers are similar to that of the DC Comics heroes Plastic Man and Elongated Man, and the Marvel Comics hero Mr. Fantastic.
*Dale refers to himself as "an idol of millions", which is what Marvel Comics hero The Thing often calls himself.
*The premise of a superhero's enemy having the same powers as he does is similar to the Superman villain Bizarro, and the Spider-Man villain Venom.
Seymour: I shot a chipmunk in the air. And where he fell, I do not care.
This couplet parodies the first two lines of Longfellow's poem "The Arrow and the Song":
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where
It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!: title pun
the title is a pun on the phrase: Look! up in the sky! it's a bird! , it's a plane! , It's Superman! from the same comic series
Poodle: Looks like just the kind of Canine Crunchies us real dogs deserve!
Canine Crunchies was the name of a dog food advertised on TV in the Disney movie 101 Dalmatians.