- Ear Worm: The intro theme.
- Genius Bonus: The contrast between military captain Miles Standish and his intellectual best friend John Alden is a big point in The Courtship of Miles Standish. The episode doesn't really go into that but their counterparts are the modern teenage equivalents: Joe the basketball star and David the science whiz.
- Periphery Demographic: A lot of teenagers and adults enjoyed the show and still do.
- Squick: Many episodes, such as A Tale of Two Cities and Pride and Prejudice featured the titular canine playing a heroic lead together with a human, female love interest. This lead to many, many scenes of attractive young actresses behaving in a romantic and cuddly manner to a freakin' dog!