This episode reveals James' past.
James mentions in his flashback that he joined a bike gang. This refers to the bike gang that he and Jessie used to belong to, seen in "The Bridge Bike Gang".
Jessiebelle says that Stun Spore will make James sleep, but Stun Spore is a paralysis attack.
Meowth: (about Jessiebelle) Her voice is catnip to my ears! Now that's what I call a real lady, not a tough, mean, nasty girl like Jessie!
Jessie: (hits Meowth) I'll show you tough, mean and nasty!
James: I've got to escape!
Jessie: Oh no, James, you're tying the knot.
Meowth: (laughs) Jessie means you're tying the noose!
(Everybody but Misty is crying over James's story)
Jessie: That's such a sad ending!
Meowth: Dat poor kid!
Brock: I can't believe James is gone!
Ash: I miss him!
Misty: Rrr…James is standing right here!
Young Jessiebelle: (To James) I wanna teach ya how to eat spaghetti properly!
Jessie: James, this kid looks a lot like you.
James: You think so? He looks pathetic.
Meowth: That's what she means.
Jessie: Oh well... I guess James chose to hang up his Team Rocket costume...
Meowth: Guess all dat money and luxury was just too temptin' for James ta give up.
Jessie: (sighs) I guess you're right. (looks terribly sad)
James: (appears in the Meowth balloon) Prepared for trouble?
Meowth: Hey, it's him!
Jessie: James! (smiles) Make it double!
(She runs alongside the balloon, and James grabs her hand, pulling her into the balloon with him)
Jessie: Guess we're not going to get rich this time, either.
James: Guess not. They wouldn't give me the inheritance.
Jessie: Oh, there's always next time. We may not make a lot of money... but we sure have got our freedom!
James: Yeah, double trouble time, right? (holds out his hand)
Jessie: (taking his hand) Sounds great to me, James!
(They gaze into each other's eyes)
Meowth: (left on the ground as the balloon drifts away) Hey wait! Ya forgot Meowth again!!!
Who's That Pokémon: Vileplume
This episode is on the VHS/DVD "Charizard!!"
The scene with young James and the Growlie in the snow is a reference to another anime series called "Dog of Flanders". At the end of this series the main character and his dog die and are taken to heaven by angels.