The crooks are called Rocky and Knuckles. The manager is called Harry and the reporter is Mac.
From the boxed-set: When Fred & Barney are pulling away from a house they had done a "baby photo" shoot with Dino; Dino's head is hanging out of the back of the car looking backward. His whole face is one solid color purple instead of having a light-colored snout.
Gimrock's Department Store is based upon the old Gimble's Store in New York.
This episode was recorded on 7-16-62.