The Loop (TV)
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- This is the first (and only) episode to be made in stop-motion, rather than 2D flash.
- This episode marks Cub as the second character (after Mime) to have his full name in an episode's title. (Mime: Mime and Mime Again, Out of Sight, Out of Mime and Mime to Five) Flippy, Toothy and Nutty only had this done with segments of their names. (Flippy: Flippin' Burgers, Toothy: Nuttin' but the Tooth and An Inconvenient Tooth, Nutty: Nuttin' Wrong with Candy and Nuttin' but the Tooth)
- This is the first irregular episode to have a teaser.
- This is the least viewed episode of the entire show.
- This is the first episode where Cub killed someone since Rink Hijinks. This is also the very first (and so far only) episode where Cub kills Pop, rather than the other way around.
- This is the first episode where Cub survives while Pop dies.
- Cub is responsible for every death in this episode, besides his own at the beginning of the episode and the Generic Tree Friends the monster kills when it attacks the city.
- Lumpy and Pop are responsible for Cub's death at the beginning of the episode. They are also indirectly responsible for every death in the episode, Pop more so since he built Cubtron in the first place.
- This is the first time Mime made an appearance since Random Acts of Silence.
- This is the first irregular episode that Pop, Disco Bear, and Mime die in.
- This is the third time Mime has died along with two other characters, the first two times are Aw, Shucks! and Wrath of Con.
- Petunia's scream is similar to the scream she made in Wishy Washy.
- This is the first time Pop has died since See You Later, Elevator.
- This is one of the few times that Cub is in contact with a baby bottle, the others being Bottled Up Inside and You're Kraken Me Up.
- The way Pop yells out "NOOO!" is sampled from And the Kitchen Sink.
- This episode might be inspired by the film Astro Boy, as both involve a father rebuilding his dead son (from a car/vehicle-related accident) into a robot.
- The title of the episode may be a reference to both "Dragon Ball Z" and "Voltron Force".
- The City Monster is a homage to kaiju or Japanese giant monster movies, such as Godzilla and Ultraman.
- Lumpy's death is similar to Handy's death in From Hero to Eternity and a Good Flippy's death in Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II).
- Mime, Toothy, and Disco Bear's deaths are similar to Flaky's deaths in Boo Do You Think You Are? and Breaking Wind.
- Voice samples from Dana Belben were used in this episode.
- Pop's voice is sampled by Aubrey Ankrum.
- Ellen Connell's voice is partly sampled as Cub.
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