Kitsune and Shinobu try to get money by selling manga. The series they are selling is "Ai Ga Tomaranai", one of Akamatsu-sensei's old works.
All the cast member girls take turns singing the opening song in Japanese.
The play put on by the Hina characters is based on the Ming Dynasty classic novel Journey to the West. In their initial play in the tea house, Keitaro plays Tang Sangzang, the Buddhist priest; Naru plays Sun Wokong, 1st brother Money and the main character of the novel; Su plays Bajei, 2nd brother Pig; Motoko plays Friar Sand; and Shinobu plays the Buddhist goddess Guanyin. While the teahouse portion of the play last only several minutes in the episode, it is dutifully faithful to that portion of the orginal text. The orginal novel was translated into Japanese during the late Ming Dynasty. In the play, the script uses the Japanese names rather than the Maderin orginals.
Sarah McDougal makes her debut in the series; she's the little blonde haired girl from California, and she calls Seta her Papa.
Keitaro says he's about 5'7" (5'6" in the English dub). Motoko says she's an inch or two taller.
Kaolla Su's room number is 301.
Kaolla sleeps in a tree, and her room pond is connected to the hot springs.
Kentaro Sakata makes his debut in the series. He's a rich guy who graduated in Naru's class, and is going to university as a pre-med. His name gets confused with Keitaro.
Kimiaki Shirai and Masayuki Haitani are introduced as peers of Keitaro. They work at the amusement park.
Tama the turtle joins the Hinata apartments group.
She failed the entrance exam three times.
She is older than Keitaro.
She is anemic and prone to lightheadedness, so she faints a lot.
Mutsumi Otohime and Tama-chan the turtle make their debuts in the series.
Noriyasu Seta, the professor guy with the glasses, makes his debut in the series, although he doesn't disclose his name yet. He drives that seemingly indestructible van.