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In the rough cut, after filming has stopped, Kevin Murphy adds an anguished "Fluids! They exchanged fluids!"
Call Back: In the rough cut, the guys reference the "Owner of a Lonely Heart" joke from Final Justice; at one point, Patrick Brantseg starts playing the song, and the guys remark that they have to listen at least to the orchestra hit.
Continuity Nod: A handful of references are made to Werewolf, probably due to the stupidly similar plot seen once this movie really gets rolling.
Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: The movie is also known as The Bat People, but the title above is what appeared on the copy BBI used. Nonetheless, whenever this episode was rerun, Sci-Fi Channel used The Bat People in their online schedule listings instead of It Lives By Night. Fans were, of course, confused.
Incredibly Lame Pun: At one point, Mike (speaking for Sgt. Ward) quips: "My father was a master bat hunter...I guess that makes me a Bat Master's son."
Porn Stache: Mike attempts to see how one looks on him and asks what Pearl's opinion is. She's not too impressed. Crow goes for an even bigger one, which makes her quite smitten with him. Servo takes his Up to Eleven, but it's just so big that he falls over.
Precision F-Strike: In the rough cut version, during one later scene, both Crow and Tom get in on this version of one of the episode's running gags.