Pups Make a Splash

Chase, is that you


  • This is the very first episode of the series.
  • The following characters made their debut:
  • Zuma appears on the title card for this episode, making him the first pup to ever appear on an episode's title card.
    • Skye and Zuma are the first responders in this episode, making them the first pups in the series to be called upon first by Ryder.
    • Rocky is also called for backup, making him the first backup responder in the series.
  • This is the first appearance of Ryder and Zuma in their scuba gear.
  • This is the first time Skye is seen with a hair curler in her fur.
  • Rubble speaks to the audience when he shows up, making him the very first character to pull off a fourth wall gag while also being the very first character to ever appear in the series.
  • Although Zuma appears on the title card, it is Rocky's voice that says "Pups Make a Splash".
  • Cap'n Turbot plays "Taps" on his snorkel as the Flounder sinks. This might be a reference to the Titanic, where the band played music as the ship sank.
  • This episode has a slightly different animation style, likely due to the fact it is the pilot episode.
  • This is the first episode where Rocky takes a bath, much to his aversion to water.