This episode provides examples of
- Call Back: Falcon reappears as a young boy in this episode. He was last seen in the Season 3 episode "Across the Universe".
- Chekhov's Gun: Raph's motorcycle comes in very handy.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander Triple Threat's yellow-hued head.
- Multiple Head Case: Triple Threat
- Shout-Out: The race and its assorted vehicles seems to be a nod to Wacky Races.