- Anvilicious: Let's just say this episode really goes after post-9/11 patriotism hard. As in, "people getting thrown in Alcatraz for anti-patriotic Thought Crime" hard.
- Fanon Discontinuity: Many pretend that this episode does not exist, since the wacky nature of this episode would feel detrimental to the show.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Elmo depicted as being a political prisoner, who later hangs himself in his cell. In 2012, Kevin Clash, the puppeteer and voice of Elmo, left Sesame Street amid allegations of molesting underage boys. He didn't get convicted, but his career is pretty much dead and it definitely changes the context of the line "Elmo went to wrong fundraiser."
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