In this episode, Howard admits that he was roomates with Fred Flintstone and that he was the one that came up with the catchphrase, "Yabba-Dabba-Doo!," and Fred stole it from him.
Tom Kenny: Any character who has a catchphrase is kinda memorable.
Howard: He may not get the girl but the second banana gets the laughs.
Howard: The sidekick is critical to animation story telling.
Howard mentions that the character of Barney Rubble from the show The Flinstones was inspired by the character Ed Norton. The Honeymooners was a fifties comedy series about two couples who were neighbors and friends and the many incidents and adventures they shared.