• The episode had 1,532,000 viewers.[1]
  • There are 13 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,
  • Pumbaa's line, Fate is a fickle mongoose, is a derivation of the idiom, Fate is a fickle mistress.
  • At a specific point in the episode, Bunga hums part of the song Bunga the Wise, from the episode of the same name.
    • This is the second episode in Season 1 without any villains.
  • The episode contains several throwbacks to the original The 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).