This episode of Spicks and Specks focused on environmental issues including carbon control and pollution. The episode was then followed on the ABC by Hollowmen... which focused on environmental issues.
Singer and actress Nell Campbell is infamous for her song blooper in the 1976. When singing this song live on television one night, Nell wore a strappless bathing suit which fell down, exposing her breast. The 'rights' on this blooper are so high that Spicks and Specks couldn't afford to show it during the episode.
Londoner, Matthew Murphy, is the lead singer for The Wombats. They are a three-piece indie band from Liverpool, England. The rest of the band are, Dan Haggis, a native Liverpoool boy (along with Matthew) and Tord Øverland-Knudsen, a Norwegian.
Guest Mike Brady wrote the famous sports song Up There Cazaly.
Spicks and Specks is filmed on the same soundstage as the television show Countdownwas.
A Spicks and Specks link - Molly Meldrum was in the studio with the BeeGee's when they originally recorded the song "Spicks and Specks".
Lisa McCune is currently staring a musical entitled Urine Town. This Tony Award winning Broadway musical was once the subject of a Tripod "song in an hour" challenge.
(When introducing the game One out of 3)
Adam: Next round is a new game.
They have previously played One out of 3 in episode 10 of season 2.
Ngaiire is the first person to release a CD single in PNG.
Myf Warhurst is a big fan of The Man From Snowy River. At the begining of the show, she asked Tom Burlinson to sign a photo of her wearing a Man from Snowy River jumper.
Jason steals the ribbons from the handles of the bike used in Malvern Stars on 45
For Substitute, Adam Richard sang from "The Doggie Diner: healthy, easy to prepare, homemade food for your dog" by Marie Toshack. It was printed by Smithmark in 1999.
Peter Brocklehurst sang from "Weeds of New Zealand: and how to eradicate them" by FW Hilgendorf. It had 3 editions, printed in 1926, 1937, and 1942.
This is the first time Rove and Belinda have appeared together on TV since they were married. They are fans of the show and watch it every Wednesday.
During Substitute, Colin Lane names 4 of the 6 songs from both teams. He recognised a 5th, but was unable to give the correct name even though he said nearly every line from it.
While riding the bike in Malvern Stars On 45, Alan Brough is able to give the names for 5 of the 6 songs played. All 6 songs are named well under the time limit.
During Round 3, Adam expresses disbelief that a number of songs were deemed inappropriate for radio broadcast in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. One of the songs mentioned was "99 Luftballons" by Nena - apparently Adam was unaware at the time that the song in question is about a nuclear holocaust, accidentally triggered when America's early warning system picks up a large number of helium balloons