- Harpo Does Something Funny: Patton Oswalt ad-libbed his entire monologue in the credits.
- Meme Acknowledgement: Dashs squicked-out reaction to the Daring Do body pillows may be a reference to the song parody Dakimakura for Christmas (ABSOLUTELY NSFW!)
- Out of Order: This is the fourteenth episode in production order but is the thirteenth episode in broadcast order.
- Reality Subtext: The In-universe Broken Base over the Daring Do series is drenched in it, with fans disagreeing over whether the first three books or the ones afterward (i.e., MLP:FiM seasons pre or post Twilicorn) are better.
- What Could Have Been: A very early pitch for Patton Oswalt's character still had him as a Loony Fan, but of Discord. Specifically, one of pre-reformation Discord trying to invoke We Want Our Jerk Back.
- Word of God:
- The crocodilian monster isn't named the cipactli in the episode nor listed as such in the credits. However, it has been identified as such via Twitter.
- Oswalt's involvement came out of Jim Miller tossing him a direct message on Twitter out of the blue after Oswalt mentioned watching the show with his daughter and was impressed with the show (in September 2014). From there, they worked out the agreements and developed the plot for the episode to fit his character into. Oswalt's dialog was recorded separately from the rest of the principle cast in a Los Angeles studio sometime in May 2015.
Trivia / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S6 E14 "Stranger Than Fan Fiction"