- In the early days of the fandom, a theory regarding Rainbow's family was that her mother was the G4 version of Firefly from the original G1 series in both name and design. This episode debunks that.
- Back in "Games Ponies Play", Rainbow Dash's flashback to her childhood showed her with a stallion of a very similar color scheme. This same stallion—never named in-show, but called Rainbow Blaze in merchandise—also had a cameo in "A Hearth's Warming Tail". A lot of fans speculated that Blaze was Dash's dad, or her cool older brother. This episode proves he definitely isn't her dad, and if he's her brother he's conspicuously absent—it seems most likely that Blaze is Dash's uncle or cousin.
- Short Run in Peru: The episode aired on May 7 in Canada, despite a US air date of May 20.
Trivia / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S7 E7 "Parental Glideance"