The Loop (TV)
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- As Disco Bear wakes up and dances to his bathroom, one can see a gold record on the wall of his bedroom. This may be an indication that he used to be a musician in the disco era and released a hit album, which would account for his ability to afford his high-tech house. This theory is further supported in A Change of Heart, where Disco Bear's silhouette can be seen on the label of one of the records in the jukebox.
- This is one of the two TV episodes where every character's death is instantaneous, the other episode being Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow.
- All of the female characters survive in this episode.
- Despite surviving in least of his appearances so far, this is Disco Bear's only TV starring episode where he dies.
- This episode marks the third instance of Handy showing no apparent concern for the deaths or perils of others. This happened previously in Wheelin' and Dealin' and The Wrong Side of the Tracks.
- If one looks closely, one can see The Cursed Idol on the front of Disco Bear's restaurant menu. It may have been the cause of Lumpy's injury.
- This is the first TV episode that does not star a character who rarely dies.
- This episode marks the second instance of The Mole mistaking someone's head for produce. This happened previously in Out of Sight, Out of Mime.
- This is one of the only two times so far that Lifty and Shifty steal something and do not get a comeuppance (in this case, survive). The same goes for Concrete Solution.
- Coincidentally, both episodes have a very large cast.
- As in Stayin' Alive and Easy Comb, Easy Go, Disco Bear is responsible for every death in this episode.
- Nobody dies until 5 minutes into the episode.
- Not counting Lammy and Mr. Pickels (who will not appear until 2010), there are only three characters that do not appear in this episode (Mime, Flippy and Splendid). Two of those (Flippy and Splendid) are also two of the three characters that do not appear in Easy Comb, Easy Go, which also stars Disco Bear.
- This is one of the few episodes to show a character's morning routine. The other episodes are Easy Comb, Easy Go (Disco Bear), Chew Said a Mouthful (Nutty), Sea What I Found (Russell), and Wishy Washy (Petunia).
- When Disco Bear is going through his morning routine, the music that his alarm clock is playing is from the arcade game Disco Inferno.
- This episode marks Lifty and Shifty's first time surviving.
- This is one of the only four episodes in which Lifty and Shifty survive together. The other three are Concrete Solution, Easy Comb, Easy Go and Happy New Year.
- This episode introduces and explores Disco Bear's bad eating habits. This would later be explored again in A Change of Heart.
- This episode marks the first time Disco Bear kills other male characters.
- This is the only episode in which Disco Bear's death is not caused by another main character.
- This is Disco Bear's most famous starring episode.
- This is the first TV episode to use Sniffles, Lumpy, Handy, and Toothy's featuring pop-ups.
- Unlike Disco Bear's other appearances, the pitch of Disco Bear's scream is lower than usual.
- To demonstrate how fast Lumpy and Disco Bear were going down the hill, Lumpy's body can be seen passing through the cracks in the stone wall when he crashes into it.
- This is one of the few episodes that show Disco Bear's bare feet.
- The former YouTube thumbnail for Part 1 spoiled Lumpy's back injury.
- Disco Bear mimics Lifty and Shifty's smile when he bites into the sausages.
- The title of this episode is a play on the phrase "ipso facto", which is Latin for "by the very fact". Here is an example: Cuddles likes Giggles, and Giggles likes Cuddles. Ipso facto (therefore), they are in a relationship.
- The moral is a humorous way of saying that a woman can make a man love her by cooking good meals.
- The illuminated tiles in Disco Bear's bathroom could be a reference to the music video of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.
- Disco Bear exercising by punching sides of beef in a meat locker is a reference to the movie Rocky.
- Russell and Nutty's deaths are similar to the death of the Elephant Balloon Vendor in Mole in the City and Sniffles' death in Who's to Flame?.
- Cuddles' death is similar to his injury in Class Act, Sniffles' death in Suck It Up, and Handy's death in No Time Like the Present.
- When this episode aired along with Party Animal and Don't Yank My Chain on YouTube, the alternate title for the conglomeration of the segments was named "Lesser of Two Evils". Lumpy, Cuddles, and The Mole appear in all three of these episodes. Cuddles dies in all three episodes, while Lumpy and The Mole die twice.
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