This is the first episode to feature only one of Blaze's Monster Machine friends (not counting Crusher and Pickle).
Going by production order, this is the seventh episode of the first season.
Axle Citydoes not appear in this episode, although the ocean, the island and the beach right next to the main city (absent in this episode) all appear.
This is the first episode to feature an island. Also, this is the first episode where Crusher and Pickle are inside the island as well.
The crab makes its first appearance.
The STEM song comes first, instead of the travel song.
The shot of Blaze activating his Blazing Speed is an edited shot from Blaze of Glory.
Part of the High Speed Adventures DVD.
This episode marks the first time a friend of Blaze joins him for the adventure, in this case Stripes.
This is the first episode where Blaze doesn't honk his horn once.
Blaze said Pickle's name and interacted with Pickle for the first time.
This is the first time Gabby rides with Blaze.
This is the second, and to date, last episode where Blaze’s transformation requires four parts instead of three after The Driving Force.
This is the first episode that Blaze returns to the starting destination following the requisition of each item.
A crab repeatedly pinching Crusher.
The title of the episode may be a pun on the term, "epic fail".
When Stripes grabs the mast, his tiger claws are retracted, but return when he hops back to Blaze.
The last time Blaze yells "Jump, Stripes!", his mouth doesn't move.
When Blaze gets everyone together to follow after the sail, Gabby's ponytail is missing.
The sail to Blaze’s boat flies over the same spot twice; first after the mainsheet is reattached, and again when Crusher fails to fix his boat.
After Stripes says "Our boat is pretty fast" and the view zooms out to Crusher as he challenges the others to a race, Blaze's mouth moves to say his line from before ("Ahoy, Crusher! You need some help?") as Crusher speaks.
When Crusher shows up in his poorly-fixed boat, they pass by in the background, but Crusher and Pickle overlap Blaze's boat's mast.