It was incredibly conventient that the Scotsman was riding on the boat that Jack was serving on after such a short time for there to be "sandal tracks."
Scotsman: You're the greatest warrior that ever lived, besides me!
Scotsman: You're the defender of truth, freedom, and talking dogs!
Scotsman: Fishmen – I don't like fishmen!
Scotsman: Heckbucket Seaport. You will never find a more wretched dive of scum and villainy . . . and the crabcakes aren't bad either!
Scotsman: I see you changed your wardrobe – got tired of wearing your gramma's jammie, eh?
When first aired by Cartoon Network on 8/23/03, this and Part II were aired as a single one-hour episode with no ending credits at the end of Part I.
When this episode originally aired, there was no Roman numerals identifying the episode at the end.
The Ancient Mariner:
The "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was an epic poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798. In the poem, a cursed sailor tells his horrible story of a haunted voyage to a passerby (the sailor committed a horrible sin on the voyage, and is thus cursed to forever tell the story to whoever will listen); the poem is quite a hair-raiser, and it is anything but short (still, it is an excellent work of literature, which may explain why Jack liked it).
Many Speakers: The references to Star Wars (mostly Episode IV) are numerous.
First, the Scotsman says "I have a bad feeling about this" before the fish men appear, a line quoted by at least one character in every Star Wars movie. Second, the Scotsman calls the seaport a "wretched hive of scum and villainy," just as Ben Kenobi describes Mos Eisley in Ep. IV. Third, the Scottsman's and Jack's bargaining with the ship captain is a lot like how Ben and Luke bargain with Han Solo in the Mos Eisley Cantina in Ep. IV. Also, the bounty hunter that threatens the Scotsman at the beginning looks a lot like Greedo (again, from Ep. IV). (editor's note: and meets an equally ignominous fate. Also, at the beginning the camera pans across a bounty hunter who looks a lot like an armored Boba Fett.)