|The children of Odyssey decide to go on strike when they get the impression everything they consider "fun" will be taken away from them.
This episode originally had an AIO shorty in the middle of it. The shorty was titled "What Were They Thinking:? ? Achan". The shorty was also included in the original airing of 446: A Matter of Manners/The Seven Deadly Dwarves, but is currently unavailable in any format from Focus on the Family.
The theme for this show is "Panic over uncontrollable circumstances" This was probably done because of the Y2K computer issue, which was rapidly approaching when this episode aired. That is also what the title is probably referring to.
This episode was originally written for Jared in what became Nathenial's role. However, the actor who played Jared became unavailable shortly before it was recorded due to his role on a new television series, and Nathaniel was given the part intended for Jared. This is why Nathaniel sounds very paranoid in this episode, and slightly out of character.
Nathaniel mentions that Jared has "moved away"...though the writers probably did not purposefully write this line for the upcoming Novacom series, this is the first hint of anything related to the Novacom saga. We later discover that in "478: Strange Boy in a Strange Land" that Jared's family had to move away due to the ill-deeds of Andromeda.
Someone tells Nathaniel, "you don't even like video games." Though in "Where There's Smoke," that's what he most wanted to do with Nick Mullligan.
The whole episode is an allusion to the Y2k crisis that everyone feared would occur in the new millennium.
: Hey guys!
: Go Away.
: Rough morning?
: We've all got candy hangovers.
: What are you doing, Sarah?
: I'm tying myself to the monkeybars. If they're going to bulldoze this park, they're going to have to bulldoze me with it. Come on, park killer, try me!
: There's nobody even in the bulldozer.
: I know. Let me know if someone actually starts driving it. I don't want to get hurt or anything.
- H TideOdyssey kids
: YAK! Go away! We want ice cream every day!
- H TideHarlow
: People and yaks CAN coexist!
: She says,"When children abuse their privileges, sometimes they simply need to be taken away."
: The children?
: No, the privileges.
:If they're brave enough to join the armed forces,they can sleep by themselves.
- ASarah:When will you quit?
Nathaniel:When my mind is so saturated with worthless
entertainment that I can no longer remember the names of my close friends and relatives.