On the flip side, Leroy from Leroy & Stitch is also called Experiment 629 by fans and wikis. Although some commercials that aired before his debut and some Japanese merchandise number him 628, there was already an Experiment 628 as seen in pod form at the end of 627's episode. 628 was never activated, and Leroy was never officially numbered by Jumba. (Jumba tried to number him 627, but Gantu reminded him that he already made Experiment 627.)
Missing Episode: The crossover episode with Recess never aired on Disney Channel, possibly because the network was worried that the kids that were into Lilo & Stitch would have no idea what Recess is.
No Export for You/Keep Circulating the Tapes: The Series has been fully released on DVD, but only in Japan. Some episodes were also released on DVD in other regions, but not in full, and there has never been a Region 1 (United States and Canada) DVD release of The Series. In those two countries, "Mr. Stenchy" and "Clip" were released on a DVD game called Lilo & Stitch's Island of Adventures, and "Link" was a bonus feature on the Leroy & Stitch DVD. All four Lilo & Stitchfilms are on digital distribution services, while Netflix has all three sequel films,note The original Lilo & Stitch film was removed from the service on September 9, 2016. but The Series has never been made legally available for home video in its entirety in the West. There will be a lot of missing context if one were to watch both Stitch! The Movie and Leroy & Stitch without ever having seen The Series.
Technology Marches On: In "Houdini", Lilo tells Mertle to set her VCR (likely for recording the planned special for Stitch's magic act), a device which was already in decline at the time and would become completely obsolete in just a few years.note In fact, the year the episode aired (2003), DVD rentals exceeded VHS rentals in the United States for the first time.