Observing the thunder and lightning at the beginning of the
episode, Greg remarks the storm must be about a mile away
because the sound of the thunder took 4 seconds to reach
them after the lightning flash. It is roughly true that the
thunder generated by a lightning flash will take 4-5 seconds
(depending on atmospheric variables) to reach an observer 1
At 2:23 on the DVD, Kim's mouth movements are unsynchronized
with her words.
Commenting on the current dry spell, John remarks that
it's a good thing they built the irrigation dam. This may be
a reference to the dam started in
"Top Cave, Please".
At 4:13-4:22 on the DVD, several prehistoric life forms are
disturbed by the forest fire: a Triceratops, a
plesiosaur of some type in a swamp, and a Pteranodon.
is seen at 9:58.
Greg suggests they make a fire break to stop the forest
fire, which he learned about in Boy Scouts. He is
Boy Scouts of
As they prepare to fight the fire, John refers to his and
Gorok's families as "smoke eaters". This is a slang term for
Gorok remarks that he would rather face Konga than a forest
fire. Konga is the name of a theropod dinosaur (possibly a
Tyrannosaurus) that appeared in
"What Goes Up".
At 6:53 on the DVD, as Greg and Tana use Glump to pull the
water wagon across the ground to spray the vegetation in an
attempt to keep the fire away, notice that Digger is lapping
at the spraying spigot as the wagon moves!
Somewhat inexplicably, Kim remarks to Gara that she hopes
the forest fire didn't start with someone leaving a campfire
burning (we know it was started by a lightning strike).
Seems like a lame attempt to shoehorn in a warning to the
child viewers of the show to always be sure campfires are
completely extinguished before leaving one unattended.
Upon finding the human footprints near the starting point of
the fire, Gorok remarks they are not the footprints of his
people. How does he know? Can he really tell that
specifically merely from some footprints in the dirt?
After the fire is finally defeated, Greg remarks, "Boy, I
could eat a bear!" to which Katie responds, "Don't say that,
one might be listening." Katie may be referencing the
prehistoric bear that caused some trouble in
"Top Cave, Please" (though
she was not present for that incident).
John's makeshift fire extinguisher of adding acid and
limestone to the bladder of the water wagon to build up
pressure is roughly plausible.
the Gorok-Butler fire fighting brigade.wav
could've passed for Wolfman.wav
we're still mighty grateful for the home you've given.wav
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