• This episode originally aired as the fourth ChalkZone short for Oh Yeah! Cartoons in 1998.
  • This episode marks the first time in the series where Rudy's house is shown.
  • This is the only episode where Rudy's bedroom is on the first floor of his house. In all other episodes, it's on the top floor.
  • First appearance of Night Zone
  • Clips from this episode were used in the ChalkZone opening for the first two seasons.
  • In this episode only, Rudy is shown to have "expressive hair" when Snap scares him, causing his cowlick to stand up (this is a common trope used in animation). This does not occur for the rest of the series.
  • First appearance of The Beef Meat in the series. However, it has yet to be given a name.
  • This is also the first time where Joe appears without his wife, Millie.


  • The coloring in this episode appears to be paler than usual.
  • When Penny tells Rudy to get the hampster, her shirt is yellow instead of greenish-yellow.
  • Chalk Dad is credited, but doesn't appear in the episode.