The character "Dr. Zhivaldo" has a name that sounds similar to "Dr. Zhivago".
(Rebecca wakes Baloo up)
Rebecca: We've got to finish the inventory.
Baloo: (grabs the account book) I am. I am.
Rebecca: The account book is upside down.
Baloo: Hey. Creative accounting.
Rebecca: How am I going to find her, Baloo? She could be anywhere.
Baloo: Easy, honey. We just gotta think this thing through rationally.
Rebecca: (yells) I am thinking rationally!
Baloo: No, you're thinking loudly.
Baloo: Wow! I bet a radio this size could pick up the moon!
Dr. Zhivaldo: Don't touch that! It's not a radio, it's a shrinking machine, my life's work. It makes things smaller so they will fit into suitcases better, or will once I perfect it.
Baloo: (whispers to Kit) Sounds like he could use a good shrink himself.
Kit: He is a mad doctor!
Dr. Zhivaldo: I am not mad! Of course, I'm not thrilled about you being here either.
Baloo: You don't think there's really a mad scientist in here?
Rebecca: No, but there is a mad mother!
Originally released in syndication
Zibaldo: What do you want? Are you robbers? Here, here, take my watch, take my money, take me me out to the ball game...
This a reference to the Tim Pan Alley song Take Me out to The Ball Game.
Rebecca: Until next time, the balcony is closed!
This is a reference to the tv series Siskel & Ebert & The Movies, in which Siskel and Ebert would close each episode with the exact same phrase.
Mad Scientist: Give my creation life!
The black & white movie that comprises this episode's opening sequence is an homage/spoof to Universal's 1931 film version of Frankenstein, right down to the monster the mad scientist creates resembling Boris Karloff.