Tress MacNeille provides the sound effect for the Yoko Ono alarm.
When the giant banana enters, the timer dings. A few seconds later, you can still see the timer on his hand, then it disappears.
Dr. Phillips: You have a TV show?
Al: Yeah. In fact, we're on TV right now, look!
Dr. Phillips: Hi, Mom! I'm sorry. That camera man looks just like my mother.
This episode was intended to be the pilot, but CBS thought there was no educational lesson in it, so they decided to have "Bad Influence" be the pilot.
A video clip of the Silly Choice Dinners commercial is played in this episode.
End Credits: a clip of Weird Al's music video, "Fat."
At the end of the show, Al's magical number 27 pops up again when he says "Brush your teeth 27 times a day!"
Title: "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Hamster"
This is a play on words of the song, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," made famous by the Hollies.
The song heard on Al's TV, "Livin' in the Fridge," is a parody of Aerosmith's "Livin' on the Edge." And the song heard from Al's music video during the credits, "Fat," is a parody of Michael Jackson's
Sabrina, the Teenage Fish
This program on Al's TV is a parody of the show, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.