• The episode had 1,532,000 viewers.[1]
  • There are 7 known mistakes in this episode.
  • The video clip of Simba falling into the sinkhole is presently the most watched clip from the entire series, at 10 million views.[2]
  • This is the second episode to end with a song, the first being The Search for Utamu.
  • Pumbaa's line, Fate is a fickle mongoose, is a derivation of the idiom, Fate is a fickle mistress.
  • Bunga hums to the tune of This song from episode of Bunga the Wise.
  • The episode contains a couple of throwbacks to the original Lion King movie. These include the song Hakuna Matata as well as the scene where Simba falls into the ground (which is very similar to how his father, Mufasa falls to his death in The Lion King).