This episode's theme song featured Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, George Stacy and Liz Allan.
In the comics, "Master Planner" was an alias used by Doctor Octopus to keep Spider-Man in the dark about his identity.
Morris Bench, aka Hydro-Man from the comics, makes his first appearance in the series.
Doctor Octopus: Congratulations, Arachnid. My lair, my master plan, all ruined.
Spider-Man: Thanks, I specialize in foiling.
Doctor Octopus: Only one option remains... (Activates the self destruct and gets to an escape pod) Farewell, Spider-Man. Enjoy your tomb...
Spider-Man: (Diving into cold water to enter the Master Planner's lair) I so need to invest in a spider-themed wetsuit.
Amazing Spider-Man #33:
The scene where machinery collapses on Spider-Man is taken from Amazing Spider-Man #33, in which he needed to get medicine to Aunt May, but was intervened by the Master Planner.