Reese is told to spread caterpillars across lawns and then to leave his boss' business cards. This is called seeding, and is illegal and punishable by a very big fine. It also incurs negative marks with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Lois says that Jamie needs a bath at 6, 8, and before he goes to bed, continuing the cycle of Jamie being very dirty for one reason or another.
The butterflies are a species called monarch.
At this point, it seems that Reese lost his meat-cutting job. He does regain it next season, though.
When Malcolm is slamming things in the kitchen, he takes the things out of the second cupboard and slams it shut, then when putting it back the cupboard is already open.
Hal says that he and Lois have only been married for twenty years, and Francis is confused because he is twenty-one. He has the right to be confused because according to other episodes he was born on or close to Hal and Lois' wedding.
Malcolm, Reese, Dewey, Francis and Hal were injured in this episode.
This episode marks the first time Lois and Piama begin to bond, the cause being their shared anger at being ditched by Hal and Francis respectively.
Lois says that Hal and Francis won't even think about the consequences until five minutes before they come home. This turns out to be dead on, as they begin to panic right when it is time for them to return.
When Francis and Hal are being hosed by the lady at the mud spa, Hal has his face washed, then he turns, and then when the frame changes, they are much more clean all over.
Time Index 17:26 and briefly after. If you look very closely at the floor where Chad is chopping with the axe, you can see the outlines of the board they overlaid to prevent damaging the actual set flooring.
Chad's sign says "Touching (with a large red line drawn through it)".
Patrick Bristow (Chad's Dad) previously played one of the actors that Otto hired for the murder mystery weekend at the Grotto.
This is the first time Ida has shown open compassion for the safety for her grandkids.
When Ida saves Dewey from the truck, she lands on him, but when the camera changes back to them, Dewey landed a considerable distance away from her as if she pushed him out of the way which is not possible if she landed on him.
Hal says that even Ida understands the difference between a life that's been lived and a life of potential. This is a variation of the old saying 'The life of a hero that is pales when compared to the life of hero that will be'.
Once again Jamie shows his dislike for peas, this time with Hal trying to feed him instead of Lois.
Francis and Ida find a common ground in this episode...bashing Lois.
Hal buys a dog for Dewey to help cheer him up. Unfortunately, the dog ate Ida's leg.
Lois ends up actually apologizing for sending Francis to military school.