In syndication, the scenes at the veterinary clinic are shortened or cut out. These include a segment where Rudy asks to pet the sea lion, and when they hear an elephant giving birth outside.
At the 1989 Young Artist Awards, the series was honored as Best Young Actor/Actress Ensemble in a Television Comedy, Drama Series or Special. The award went to Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Lisa Bonet, Sabrina LeBeauf, Geoffrey Owens and Deon Richmond (Kenny). The how was also nominated for Best Family Television Series.
Sabrina LeBeauf and Geoffrey Owens do not appear in this episode.