This episode marks the only appearance of Becky Benson.
Becky Benson shares the first name with T.J.'s older sister, Becky Detweiler. Coincidentally, Becky Benson is voiced by Tara Strong, who would voice T.J.'s sister, Becky, in Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade (due to scheduling conflicts with Melissa Joan Hart).
The song Menlo was whistling at the entry table was "Rescue Aid Society" from the 1977 Disney film, The Rescuers .
When asking Gus, Vince, and Mikey about their science fair projects, TJ calls them Gus-atoa, Vince-uvius, and Mount St. Mikey, respectively, a reference to three of the most famous volcanoes in the world, Krakatoa, Vesuvius, and Mount St. Helens.