This is the first appearance of Francis' parents in this series, as well as their first speaking appearance.
This episode reveals that Francis' last name is Callahan.
This episode will reveal what Francis' life is like outside school.
Past Francis trying to dance and his parents forbidding him is a reference to the episode "Manic Mom-Day", where he said that he always wanted to be an interpretive dancer.
As a kid, Francis studied karate, which is a reference to the episode "Kung Timmy", in which Francis stated that he teaches karate, which is how he got a chain belt.
As a kid, Francis hated taking baths and any bath-related stuff.
Batman: The Killing Joke - The episode's ending is similar to Batman: The Killing Joke, where the Joker, after failing to shoot Batman with a gun, tells Batman to beat the heck out of him after confessing what he had done to Barbara and Comissioner Gordon, but Batman denies, saying that he will help the Joker rehabilitate but the Joker said no, saying that it's far too late for that. But Joker tells Batman a joke that made him laugh, like where Francis tells Timmy and Ivan it's too late to be redeemed but asked them to dance with him because his parents are not here.