- This is the second episode featuring Shmorby, the first one being "Googs".
- This episode reveals that Shmorby is a holographic caterpillar that can metamorphosize into a butterfly after his master is satisfied and leave them after they become active.
- Panda mentions the VR incident which is featured as a flashback with all The Bears in outer space from the episode "Googs".
- The title card for this episode looks similar to the one in the episode "Beehive". The two episodes have their front porch in the title card.
- The premise of the episode has some similarities to the 2008 Pixar film, WALL-E, where the Bears get obese from being lazy and rely on moving chairs to get around.
- The scene where Ice Bear holds his kitchen knife to Shmorby is similar to the image of the smug cat meme.
- Pals is a parody of the 90's sitcom, Friends.
- The Googs Orbs is a reference to Google Home and other smart home devices.
- Schmorby's transformation into a butterfly and decision to leave the bears to join the other butterflies is similar to the ending of the Bye Bye Butterfree episode of Pokemon where Ash watches his Butterfree join others in the wild
- The ending could also be a reference to the movie Her, where the AI operating systems also leave their owners to be with each other as well. Similarly, Schmorby describes leaving this physical world to a place we can't comprehend.
- When Shmorby helps to edit Ice Bear's document, he spoofs Clippy, the paper clip Microsoft Word Assistant.
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