Through the series, in the hallways you can see that the fire alarms on the walls are a mixture of old-style fire bells and modern fire horns with strobe lights. However, in this episode, only the older bells ring during a fire drill. The newer horn/strobes do not activate at all.
Jennifer Tu reads a book called "The Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club". This book was also mentioned in the Lizzie McGuire episode, "Mom's Best Friend".
Ned: Because nothing is better than homework.
Ned: OK. First we have to work with your expression?
Loomer: (screaming and angry) What EXPRESSION?!
(A pie is kicked over Coconut Head's head)
Coconut Head: It's good!
(Another pie is kicked and hits Coconut Head in the face)
Coconut Head: It's coconut cream!
(Ned is banging on the door)
Moze: Give it up.
Ned: No. She said yes. It's not fair. (Music is heard playing) Cookie! Enough with the emergency radio.
Cookie: Fine. Look emergency cheese snacks.
Mr. Monroe: (in a bear suit after getting hit by a trainquilizer dart) Yogi's got a booboo.
Moze: Think we're safe in here?
Ned: Come on it's Gordy.
(all start panicking)
Ned: What did Mr. Monroe say in bear class?
Moze: No one's listening. Come on people you need to know this.
Ned: Not what I was looking for.
Gordy: This tunnel will get you out of art class.
Cookie: Hey aren't we on the 2nd floor?
Gordy: Yeah so?
(The floor breaks and they fall down a floor)
Cookie: Maybe the school's evacuation system isn't so bad after all.
Gordy: Yeah at least we're wearing our hard hats.
(He's not wearing his hard hat anymore and a piece of ceiling falls down and knocks him out)
Cookie: The sweet smell of... study hall? Hey this is where we started!
Gordy: Oh yeah see. There you go. (Everyone is looking at them) Sorry about that. Keep study-halling.
Moze: I can't do anything. I'm in a box.
Ned: Where's Suzie? I'm running out of time!
Moze: You had all week to prepare for this and you're panicking now.
Ned: At least I'm not holding a notebook to my face. You can't do anything with your hands if you're holding a notebook to your face.
Moze: So have you asked Suzie to the party yet?
Ned: I'm waiting for the perfect moment.
Moze: If you wait any longer the party will be over.
Chill out a pimple by putting ice on it.
Cover a zit with make-up.
Be prepared, don't panic.
Free time? Invent a game.
Get a jump on homework.
The shirt Suzie was wearing in "Late Bus" was sold at Target in 2004.
Second appearance of Mr. Lowe in a second job as Bus Driver.
Running Gag: Ned yelling "I was trapped in a locker."
Jennifer Tu has two friends named Ted and Mookie.
From what this episode shows, Moze and Suzie might become friends.
Jennifer Tu's best friends are named Ted and Mookie, which were named after Jennifer Mozely's best friends, Ned and Cookie.
Romeo from his own show, "Romeo" makes a cameo in this episode.