This episode was nominated for the 2006 Golden Reel Award for "Best Sound Editing in Television Animated."
also the evil professor from Brains Vs. Brawns is seen in the crowd in Niko Sushi happy battle funtime dome 3000!
Monkey Location(s): "Niko Sushi's Happy Battle Funtime Dome 3000!" - In the audience.
Neither Rikochet nor Buena Girl appear in "Niko Sushi's Happy Battle Funtime Dome."
Penny Plutonium's dad and Queen Boladora are in the game show audience.
Clayus Cassius: Clayus Cassius floats like a butterfly and stings like a... big stingy thing.
This is a reference to the famous boxer Muhammad Ali. Ali was born Cassius Clay, and was know for his famous "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." style of fighting.
Episode Title: Smarticus
The episode title is most likely a spoof of the famous ancient gladiator, Spartacus. He was sold as a slave to be made a gladiator. He escaped and raised a large army of slaves to rebel against the Romans. He and his army defeated two Roman legions, but a fresh Roman army under Crassus finally defeated Spartacus and his men. After their defeat, 6,000 of the men were crucified along the Via Appia as a warning to other slaves. Also, the fact that this episode had to do with Rikochet wanting to become a gladiator, it assures it's a spoof of Spartacus.