The National Captioning Institute made a homophonic error at the culmination of the wake, printing "WE ARE HEAR TODAY TO HONOR THOR." Not the smallest of accidents.
It's revealed that Ferny's mom is deceased in this episode, something that hadn't previously been established.
The lesson of this episode is to not take people for granted. Value every day with that person. Dealing with a loss is hard.
This episode won the Children's 2005 Humanities Award.