Some former villains from the show appear as Crabby's party guests--Isotope Feeny, Captain Kidney Bean, Sweet Tooth Sam, and Mr. Instant. The reason for time repeating itself is made clear--Crabby had a record player with a broken record constantly repeating the same time over and over again (why it didn't affect Tom, Manfred or the villains is not made clear). Crabby says he staged it because nobody ever invites him to their party. Tom's sympathy shines through, as he tells Crabby he may invite him to Manfred's birthday party.