Zanzibar won the 1996 Environmental Media Award (USA) in the Animated Children's category.
There are no spoken lines of dialogue in Fatal Contraption.
This episode premiered on Earth Day.
Some of the rocks in the background during the desert scenes spell put words. One of them is JOE. This is the first name of the creator of the show, Joe Murray.
Security Guard: And do ya have an appointment?
Rocko: Uh, this was, sort of, a...spur-of-the-moment, spontaneous thing.
Security Guard: Uh-huh, and how d'ya all know the words?
Heffer: Hoh, boy . . . he's gotcha there, Rock.
Rocko: I don't know the words!
Crowd: (singing) He doesn't know the words . . .
Rocko: SHUT UP!
City Hall Song
Singers: You can't fight city hall, you can't fight corporate America, they are big and we are small, you can't fight city hall.
Chorus to Recycling Song
Singers: R-E-C-Y-C-L-E recycle, C-O-N-S-E-R-V-E conserve, don't you P-O-L-L-U-T-E pollute the river, sky, or sea or else you're gonna get what you deserve.