- Ensemble Dark Horse: The beatnik Go Man Van Gogh.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In the New Adventures episode "D.J.'s Disappearing Act," not only does Pinocchio have the same voice that Billy West would use for Phillip J. Fry ten years later, but the character even has red hair!
- Older Than They Think: Prior to the creation of this show, Bob Clampett produced a puppet show called Time For Beany for the Paramount Television Network, which shows Cecil's roots as a hand-puppet. (which became a Running Gag in the show, as we never see the bottom of Cecil). Daws Butler voiced Beany, while Stan Freberg handled Cecil. The cartoon was first billed as Matty's Funnies with Beany & Cecil (sponsored by Mattel toys). It aired in prime time for just the 1961-62 season, then migrated to ABC Saturday morning for five years as just "Beany & Cecil."
- So Okay, It's Average: If you'd only read about The New Adventures, you'd think it was an unwatchable, incoherent mess that barely even functions as a cartoon. Those who've actually seen it have said it's no better or worse than most other cartoons of the time.
- Suspiciously Similar Song: This episode of Time for Beany (the precursor to this show) features a arrangement of the Three Little Pigs song.
YMMV / Beany and Cecil