• This episode explains how the rivalry of Daran Turner and Sheldon Dinkleberg began.
  • Thie episode explains how Sheldon and Miriam first met.
    • Miriam's last name before marriage is Robin.
  • Timmy and his fairies explore almost all of the time periods they've travelled to in "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker!", except for the 1990s, which were explored in "The Origin of Vicky's Ickyness".
  • In the 1970s, Johnathan Tang and Liane Star were both popular kids, much like their future children.
  • In the 1970s, Matt Star was the third most popular kid and had bad luck, much like his future daughter.
  • In the 1970s, Nicky has a crush on Timmy, similarly to her future daughter, Tootie.
    • This is a reference to the PC version of the video game, Breakin' Da Rules, notably the level where Timmy is being chased by young Nicky while skateboarding in the 1950s version of Dimmsdale.
  • It's revealed that Geraldine Waxelplax and Benjamin Woolworth were childhood friends.
  • Kid Woolworth sounds similar to Jason Penopolis from Home Movies, who was also voiced by H. Jon Benjamin.
  • This is the third episode where Timmy travels to the 1970s, the first was the FOP episode "Father Time!", and "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker!". This is also the second episode where Timmy travels to the 1980's.
  • Timmy, Ivan and their fairies find out that Cosmo's the reason for revealing Crocker's fairies in the 1970s twice and Cosmo gets scolded for it.
  • Tiffany makes a cameo appearance in the 1980's as Liane's friend and co-singer of the band Shallow Stars.
  • Young Martha sounds similar to Valerie Gray who was originally voiced by Grey Griffin until Cree Summer took over.
  • Young Matt sounds similar to Peter Puppy from the Earthworm Jim cartoon series, who was also voiced by Jeff Bennett.


  • Bob's Burgers - In the 1980s, Benjamin Woolworth worked as a cook and sold burgers, hot dogs, ice cream and other types of fast food in a food truck, similar to Bob Belcher, the titular protagonist of Bob's Burgers who was also voiced by H. Jon Benjamin and owns a restaurant that sells burgers. Bob and the Belchers also served food in a food truck once.
  • Night of Horror - Before 80s Daran says goodbye to 80s Nataliya, he told her to tell his story, part of it including Night of Terror being a real trash heap, a reference to one of the most critically panned movies in the 1980's, Night of Horror.
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