We find out that Timmy Turner used to owned several pets who died while he was at summer camp apparently because Mr. Turner neglected to feed them. Despite this fact, Timmy's mom seems to place the blame on Timmy even though it was her husband's fault that they all died. Timmy's parents also lied to him that his pets ran away while he was at summer camp.
This is the only appearance of the neighborhood contest, The Big Veg Out.
Mrs. Turner says the line "Everything I touch dies" twice in this episode.
Also "Everything I touch dies" is mentioned again in Farm Pitbut the only difference is that Mr. Turner was the one who says this line.
According to Da Rules, you can't use magic to win a competition, but in this episode, Timmy uses magic to help his mom win the "Veg Out". Though this may not be the case as he may have put life in his mother's garden to make her happy rather than help her win.
This was the second time there was a "glitch" in Da Rules.
According to Da Rules you can't use magic to resurrect someone but Eddie and Timmy's other pets came back to life, but it was stated officially in Fairly Odd Baby, so this means that rule may have been caused because of what happened here, since Eddie nearly tried to kill Timmy and his parents (And later all of the other dead pets rose out of the garden).
The parrot mentioned might have been the parrot killed by Vicky saying her name in "The Big Problem".
This episode was one time the hitch to Timmy's wish was unforeseen, being the fact that it was not said earlier in the show that Timmy's former pets were dead in his backyard.
It is possible that this episode is named after the Frank Sinatra song, "That's Life!"