- Angst? What Angst?: Phil is awfully chipper for being the last remnant of an age long past.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Phil is far more grief stricken than he lets on, and tells stories of the ice age as a way of dealing with the pain.
- Awesome Music: The theme song is really an Ear Worm, honest. Some people have no problem remembering it even if the show last aired almost 20 years ago. It being based on a Paul Simon song probably helped.
- Tear Jerker: Try not to think about what will someday happen to Phil the Mammoth in scenes that showcase him and his friends and other loved ones getting along merrily in the past.