Close-captioning for the opening sequence of every episode contains an error: for the line "Hooray, Hooray, We're going to JoJo's Circus" it reads "Play away, We're going to JoJo's Circus.
Mrs. Tickle: Oh, first day of clown school. Ohh. My little baby clown's growing up. (She wails.)
JoJo: Goliath, duck!
Goliath: (singsong) Quack quack quack. Quack quack quack. Quack quack quack.
JoJo: Must... honk... the clown nose!
JoJo: I have to stay calm. (She squeals and runs around in circles.) Okay, it's no time to panic.
JoJo: Hi, I'm JoJo. I'm a clown.
Hey JoJo what do ya' say? / We all wanna know what you learned today / We're all here / So come on take it away / Step right up and tell us / What you learned today / We all wanna know / Tell us what you learned today! --- First appearance of "Spotlight Moment" song
Start to lean forward / Bending at your waist / You should take a bow / When you have done your best
JoJo: Wow, a bow. It's a bow. It's not a flippy, floppy, flippy thing!
JoJo: You're right. You should get to take a bow for doing your best.
Skeebo: Just do your best. And if you mess up, stand up and take a bow, just like this.
Characters: Mrs. Kersplatski, Peaches, Skeebo, Trina, and Croaky.
Though it is learned later that JoJo's teacher isn't married, she is referred to as Mrs. Kersplatski. Possibilities include that she is widowed, divorced or separated, or that everyone simply calls her it out of respect. Mrs. Kersplatski gets married in the second season of the program.
Some of Gail Sky King's earliest work includes the Sesame Workshop (former CTW) hit Ghostwriter. Gail Sky King is the writer for the original song "Gettin' Spongy" in this episode.
Close-captioning breaks normal format of all upper-case whenever JoJo's name is displayed. It is always shown in normal case.
Series premiere --- JoJo, Goliath, Mrs. Tickles, Mrs. Kersplatski and many of Jojo's friends are introduced.
Viewers are introduced to the Spotlight Moment song. At the end of each episode, someone asks JoJo what she learned and she is carted off to a stage as people sing, asking her what she learned.
Skeebo: Hey, watch this. You need a hankie. (He performs as classic magic trick.)
Skeebo performs a classic bit of magic for JoJo in this episode.