• Timmy and Jorgen both break the fourth wall when they say "How long are we supposed to stay in freeze frame?" and "Just until we fade to black!".
  • The episode title was eventually used for a PBS Kids show.
  • This is the last appearance of Mama Cosma in the series.


  • The Mod Squad - The title itself is a parody of the police drama.
  • 1970s and 1980s shows - The entire episode is an allusion to the crimefighter shows back in the 80s.
    • As well, as the part when the frame freezes itself at the end was a popular trope during the shows back from the 70s and 80s.
  • Knight Rider - Carsmo, the talking car is a take on the show.
  • B.J and the Bear - In C.C. Cruiser show, there was a trucker with a monkey as his assistant, making a reference to the show stars.
  • Cosmo - "Laws? Where we're going, we don't need laws" is a reference to Doc Brown's quote "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads" from the end of Back to the Future.
  • Doctor Who - Timmy says "Mustaches are cool" which spoofs the Doctor's quote "Bowties are cool".
  • Magnum, P.I. - C.C. Cruiser himself is an allusion to Tom Selleck's character, Thomas Magnum, right down to his trademark mustache, shades, Hawaiian shirt and iconic sports car.
    • Although Magnum's vehicle does not speak, as it was a regular car.
  • Anastasia - A train filled with explosives blows up and crashes.

Running Gags

  • Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda keeping on finding clues.
  • Timmy metioning particular episodes of C.C Cruiser and each of them involving the phrase "BACK OFF!", implying that this was the show's catchphrase.
  • Timmy keeps pressing the wrong button on Carsmo.


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  • At the end of the episode, when Timmy says "Just until we fade to black" his hat appears to be the same color as his hair, but inside the hat, it still pink.
  • After Cosmo cries the first time, he says he needs more crying fluid. However, he is later crying in the episode.
  • Jorgen says he lost his teddy bear, but before he poofed away, he was holding it.
  • Before the car was poofed up, the castle in the fishbowl disappears.

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