Arista in this episode reveals that she always wanted to go on one of Ariel's adventures, but she thought Ariel didn't like her and thats why she wasn't invited.
This is the first time any of Ariel's sisters have taken a major role in an episode.
Ariel's mother is mentioned for the first time in this episode, by King Triton. He states that he once promised their mother that he would raise the girls properly.
Beached is undersea slang for "Grounded"
When Sebastian was trapped, why couldn't he just cut his way out of the net?
(Ariel and Arista knock the gators over with a cannonball)
(Arista gives her a strange look)
Ariel: Uh, It just felt like the right thing to say.
The plot of this episode is very similar to the movie "Home Alone" which also includes a kid getting left at home while the family is gone and robbers come, so the kid sets traps for them. Some of the traps are also very similar to the ones in the movie.
Ebb and Flo, the names of the Crocodiles are named for the "Ebb and flow" of the tide.