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- This is the only season 5 episode to not star, feature, or have any of the four primary characters.
- One of the bonus features in the Still Alive package includes an animation process video. The video shows the behind the scenes animation of the scene where Cub jumps off the counter.
- This episode marks the first time Pop directly interacts with Handy since A Hole Lotta Love.
- Not only does this episode mark the first instance of Handy and Cub directly interacting (as they only see each other briefly in Don't Yank My Chain), this is also the first time Cub spends the entirety of an episode with a character other than Pop.
- This episode marks the second instance of Pop being seen wearing something else than his usual bath-robe outfit. The first time this happened was in Clause for Concern.
- When the baby bottle's teat explodes, Handy is shown with blue-gray eyes, as opposed to the standard Pac-Man eyes.
- Pop shows an interest in bowling in this episode.
- Truffles' head can be seen from a window when Handy is sitting in front of the fan.
- This episode marks the fourth instance of Pop killing another character without also killing Cub. The other times are Every Litter Bit Hurts, A Hole Lotta Love (debatable), and Spare Tire.
- This episode marks the first instance of Pop and Cub surviving in the same episode since A Sucker for Love Part 2.
- This is the first episode that Pop survives since You're Kraken Me Up.
- Cub crying can be seen in the Still Alive Teaser.
- Handy's eye injury is also seen in the Still Alive Promo.
- This is one of the few episodes in which Cub cries.
- Music from I've Got You Under My Skin is reused in this episode:
- When Pop returns home and kills Handy, the music from the ending scene of Party Animal can be heard.
- This episode marks the second time Handy has failed to catch a falling character, the first time being with Petunia in House Warming.
- This episode shares a few similarities to Bottled Up Inside:
- Ironically, after Handy has laughed at other characters for their injuries/misfortunes, Cub points and laughs at Handy for his eye injury.
- This is the first episode since Cubtron Z to have a character's name in its title.
- The title of this episode is similar to Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior's show Handy Manny
- This is one of the few episodes in which Pop is missing his pipe for the entirety of the episode.
- The thumbnail for this episode on mondomedia.com spoils Cub's injury.
- Handy's death is similar to Pop's death in Havin' A Ball, Toothy's death in Mime and Mime Again, Cuddles' death in Party Animal, Lumpy's death in No Time Like the Present, and his own death in Who's to Flame?.
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