- Dawson Casting: The person voicing the blue colt printing the newspaper sounds way too old to be a kid. The foals in the playground also speak in voices far too mature for their age group.
- Fandom Nod: When Dinky is shoved aside, her eyes derp momentarily. Animation error, or a nod to the fact that Fanon has her as Derpy's daughter?
- What Could Have Been: In an earlier draft of the story, Featherweight was originally named Milquetoast. With a name like that, it's understandable why the CMC would be surprised that he would get his cutie mark before any of them. Also he was supposed to be Namby-Pamby's little brother, hence there would be a greater sense of resolution when he does become Editor-In-Chief at the end.
- Word of God: Ponyville's treatment of the CMC after being outside as Gabby Gums was "them trying to avoid talking to them because anything they say could end up in print out of context."
Trivia / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S2 E23 "Ponyville Confidential"