- Angst? What Angst?: As this is only the second episode, Jack seems only mildly disturbed that he's been transported several millennia into the future, only noting the presence of flying cars and alien creatures as peculiar. He currently has no idea just how long and fruitless his simple quest to go back in time and destroy Aku once and for all will be.
- Suspiciously Similar Song: The music cue when Jack is looking out at the slave labor Aku is putting the archeologist dogs through is a sound-alike from John Williams' score from A New Hope when Luke is looking out at the sunset.
YMMV / Samurai Jack - S1 E2: "The Samurai Called Jack"