- Bait-and-Switch: Pop appeared to have killed Cub unwittingly as he tried to stuff the sack into his car, only to be subverted when Cub was in the sack that was left behind, then double-subverted when Pop actually kills Cub off unwittingly.
- The Cameo: Truffles makes his debut as he visits Pop!Santa Claus.
- Fake Kill Scare: We were led to believe that Pop has unwittingly killed Cub after trying to fit the bag into the trunk of his car. When he is about to hand Truffles a gift, however, it turns out that he destroyed a doll, splattered red paint, and somehow packed sausage links into the bag, while Cub frolics in the bag Pop left behind.
- Overly Long Gag: Pop waiting for the train to completely pass by. He managed to give a dog some of his sandwich, reads a newspaper to pass the time, and just as he wakes up from his slumber, another train comes by. Then The Mole runs over the sack.
- The Stinger: Cub unfortunately dies once again.
- Tastes Like Friendship: Despite feuding with the dog for the sack, as Pop waited for the train to finish coming through, he shares his sandwich with the same dog.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Pop and the Mole survive. Cub was seemingly also given this, until Pop opened the door.
Recap / HTF Clause For Concern