General Araneus appears during the "Producer Says" segment.
Before Ms. Frizzle drove the bus into the movie, she exclaims "Wahoo!" but close-captioning reads "Whoa-ho!"
DA: According to my research, Stand By Your Mantis came out in 1953.
Tim: And the critics probably said get the exterminator.
Arnold: Don't feel bad, Phoebe. Only a giant spider could trap that general.
Phoebe: Yes! Arnold, you're a genius!
The Friz: What did we learn from this?
Carlos: Never order mushrooms and anchovies on the same pizza?
Carlos: This is what I call a drive-in movie!
Phoebe: The itsy-bitsy spider crawled up Carlos's back!
Carlos: Get it away from me!
The movie "Stand By Your Mantis" the class was watching is a parody of The Deadly Mantis (1957).