References to other Blizzard games
In the "Dark Ages" period of time in the SNES version, Eric mentions that he was sent to the Swamp of Sorrow, a prominent location in different Warcraft games. Also at one point, Rock 'n Roll Racing can be seen on one of the Tomators' monitors.
The title is a parody of Alfred Hitchcock's classic movie "North by Northwest."
The Windows CD talkie version features voice-over done by professional cartoon actors. (Eric the Swift is voiced by Rob Paulsen who voiced Major Glory in Dexter's Laboratory and Yakko Warner in Animaniacs, among other roles).
All levelcodes spell out a word, often replacing a few letters with numbers. For example, SW1M means swim. But the most intriguing one is the message in the levelcodes of level 14 through 19.
B3SV R3T0 DRNK Y0VR 0V4L T1N3
Which spells out:
Be sure to drink your oval tine.