A koala bear is not really a bear (it's a marsupial), and since ranks in the Grizzly Bear Scouts are named after bears, koala bears would likely not be in the rankings.
Parts of this episode are in the opening credits (of Season 3): when Mr. Moseby spits out the tea, and when Carey gets hit with paint (the first time).
In the beginning, Zack's bandana is around his arm but later it is on his wrist.
In the opening scene, the appliances aren't plugged into the wall outlet.
Zack and Cody seem taller than in other episodes shown to this point.
When Maddie starts reading London's blog off of her phone, and the scene starts to end, the editors switch to the next scene where Bob and Cody are looking for food just as Maddie finishes says "Annoying".
The cabin where Cody meets the old man is the same place that Camp Knock-A-Number was. It just happens to be that Cody met Warren there, and they are there together in the same setting again.
The cleaning lady asks Carey for her towels. Then Maddie comes in, and the lady leaves, but she never gives or gets any towels to or from Carey.
When they are reciting the secret oath, the suite's door is open.
Bob: I don't understand why my Oak Leaf doesn't smell like Oak.
Mr. Moseby: That's because it's Poison Oak.
(Bob drops the poison oak leaf)
Bob: (while scratching) That would explain the itching!
Merle: Hi Cody.
(Mr. Moseby spits what he's drinking)
Cody: Hey Merle. Uh, if that is your name.
Towel Lady: Don't let this face fool you, I really care.
(Cody just came back from borrowing all that food from Merle)
Zack: How did you make that basket?
Cody: I, uh, wove it together.
Bob: Yeah, but how-
Mr. Moseby: (Water falling out of his mouth while he speaks) No, no, no, don't speak. This is a grizzly code of silence.
(Bob looks at him weirdly)
Warren: This is no picnic ma'am.
Bob: It is a tough, macho journey into the deep dark unknown.
Mr. Moseby: Come on, scouts, let's find the fishing gear.
Warren: (Sits and everyone hears something break. Picks up broken fishing rods) Found them.
Moseby: (to troopers) Okay, first we need to dig a trench around the campsite.
Warren: To go to potty in...
Bob: I think I'll just hold it.
Zack: (to Cody) C'mon, lets go get some burritos.
Cody: Forget the burritos, Merle's brother's got a cabin...with babes!
(both run off in opposite direction)
Merle: You know, I haven't gotten a kiss from a woman in a long time.
Carey: And you're not gonna.
(Merle glares at Carey)
Carey: Oh ok.
(Carey blows a kiss to Merle.)
Merle: (smiling) Works for me!
Merle: Hey there, young fella.
Cody: Hi. Do you live here?
Merle: Yep, for a long time now.
Cody: Are you one of those survivalist guys?
Merle: No, I just moved out here to meet women.
Cody: There are no women out here.
Merle: That's not what my real estate agent said.
Mr. Moseby: Good work, Trooper Zack. I must say I misjudged you. I am promoting you to Panda!
Cody: But that's higher than Koala!
Mr. Moseby: He's earned it.
Zack: Cool, does that come with anything?
Mr. Moseby: A sense of pride of and accomplishment.
Zack: Got anything else?
Maddie: Carey, I'm sorry, but I've got a big problem. Cliff Parks asked me out! He's smart, he's handsome, and he's rich!
Carey: Wow, that is a problem. Does he have a brother?
Veronica: Is he a brother?
Carey: I thought you said you didn't even like this guy.
London: I only said that because he broke up with me.
Carey: Oh, I see. You still have feelings for him.
London: Yes, and I'm a very sensitive girl. And now, I'm going to destroy Maddie!
Carey: Or next time you see Maddie you can just tell her how you feel. I'm sure she'll understand.
London: No, I'd rather just destroy her.
Bob: Now we'll all go hungry. I need to eat! I have an athlete's metabolism!
Zack: Relax, Shaq. We'll hunt and fish for our food. We'll live like real scouts.
Mr. Moseby: I like your attitude, Trooper Zack. When the going gets tough, the tough go fishing.
Warren: I hate fish!
Mr. Moseby: You'd be surprised at how wonderful they taste when you're STARVING!
Warren: They dragged off all our food!
Cody: What? That's terrible! That duffle bag was part of a matching set!
Zack: Way to focus on the real problem.
Cody: Oh, no! We've been ransacked by a bear!
Zack: Yeah, a bear with the feet of a raccoon.
Cody: Oh, no! We've been ransacked by a bearcoon!
Mr. Moseby: Cody, you are a natural. I am promoting you from Teddy Bear Trooper to Koala Bear Trooper.
Cody: Thank you, sir! I'm so proud, I can hardly bear it! (laughs, but no one laughs with him) Wow, tough forest.
Mr. Moseby: All right, gentlemen, this is where we will set up our campsite.
Warren: Why here?
Cody: Well, isn't it obvious? It's flat, dry, and high up. Isn't that right, Mr. Moseby?
Mr. Moseby: No, I'm just too tired to take another step.
Mr. Moseby: These shorts need to be 2 inches longer.
Warren: Will that make them regulation, sir?
Mr. Moseby: No, your knees just creep me out.
Warren: Wow, nobody said you could dress cool.
Cody: You can't. (to Zack) This is not regulation. We haven't even had our first meeting yet, and you're already breaking the rules?
Zack: Look, I didn't join up just to follow a bunch of dopey rules. I joined so I could tie knots, climb things, and start camp fires.
Mr. Moseby: Basically, all the stuff you do in my lobby.
The German episode title is "Ab in die Wildnis", meaning "Off In The Wilderness".
Sadly, Tom Poston (Merle) passed away at the end of April 2007; appearing in this episode was his final television role.
This episode aired in Canada on Family Channel on February 20, 2007.
This is the second episode where a Martin family member helps to turn Maddie and London against each other:
1. Pilot Your Own Life (Cody)
2. Ah, Wilderness(Carey)
This is the 2nd time Zack has excelled at something Cody hasn't. The first was woodshop in Books & Birdhouses.
This is the 1st time London has ever said, "Boo, me!"
This is the 2nd time Warren sat on something painful:
2. Ah, Wilderness! (sits on a fishing pole)
1. Cody Goes to Camp (sits on a compass)
Zack and Cody's Grizzly Scout Troop number is 231.
This episode featured the same music as in "Cody Goes to Camp".
Carey gets covered in paint.
Three of the levels of the Grizzly Scouts are (lowest to highest):
Bob finding something to eat and it turns out to be a bug. This happens twice. The first is with a spider he thinks is a blackberry, and the second is with Zack's fishing bait that he thinks is gummy worms.
We learn that Zack is good at fishing...even when he only has half of a fishing pole.
Some cable companies had this episode listed to air a half an hour after the actual air time on their built-in cable box guides.
Tom Poston (who guest starred as Merle) played opposite Dylan and Cole Sprouse in the 1990's sitcom "Grace Under Fire". The Sprouse twins shared the role of Patrick while Tom Poston played Mr. Norton.
This episode's preview was 1st on during Fan-tastic Friday.
This is the 4th appearance of Warren. His first appearances were "Cody Goes to Camp", "Odd Couples", and "Forever Plaid".
A Happy Days episode has the same title, "Ah Wilderness".
When Maddie and London go near the paint they pick up paintbrushes with the color paint of what team they were in, in the 2006 Disney Channel games. Maddie picked up a paintbrush with green paint, and she was the captain of the green team. London picked up a paintbrush with blue paint, and she was the captain of the blue team.
When Zack is screaming on the vine on the way to the campsite, it refers to the same call that Tarzan did in the Disney classic "Tarzan".
Grizzly Scouts could be an allusion to the Cub/Boy Scouts.
This episode is similar to the Jimmy Neutron episode, "Aaauuuggghhh! Wilderness".
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