Cultural References

  • The title of this episode is a reference to the movie title Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn.
  • The comic convention is either a parody of the San Diego Comic Con center, or Comiket, a similar event in Japan.
  • Nutty is dressed as Batman.
  • Giggles dresses up like Princess Leia from Star Wars, while Petunia wears a hood similar to that of an Ewok.
  • There are several references to the comic book series Watchmen:
    • On Sniffles' backpack is badge that resembles a blood-stained smiley face.
    • A character can be seen dressed as Rorschach, one of the main characters.
    • Lumpy has Dr. Manhattan's symbol on his forehead. Additionally, Lumpy does not have any pupils, another physical characteristic of Dr. Manhattan.
  • The last few annotations for this episode's Blurb references the fact that the very first comic created was called "The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck" (or by its Swedish title "Histoire de M. Vieux Bois"), created in 1837 by cartoonist Rodolphe Töpffer. The whole comic can be read on the Dartmouth College website.
  • The building in which the convention is hosted is a direct parody of the Hall of Justice from the 1970s "Super Friends" cartoons, in turn inspired by the Cincinnati Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio.



Production Notes

  • According to the "Revenge Of Con" page, Petunia was originally going to have Giggles' role and Giggles was going to be in Petunia's place, but they swapped places in the final cut for unknown reasons.
    • According to the storyboards, they were also both originally going to have light-sabers.
  • This is the last episode where Ellen Connell provided the voice for Giggles, Petunia, and Cub.
  • According to the episode's beat-sheet, the episode originally ended with the explosion wiping Sniffles out when he entered, causing a huge crater and leaving only Splendid and his podium, which would then crumble.
  • According to the Revenge of Con blog (no longer available), the convention center building was supposed to be based on the Legion of Doom headquarters.
  • In January 2019, Kenn Navarro confirmed on Twitter that he drew the detailed shot towards the end of the episode.
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