- He is based on the nursery rhyme character of the same name.
- On that note, despite being blue-skinned in the film, he has normal skin in his original nursery rhyme; his name is metaphorical in that it describes how he'd cry if scolded for not doing a good job.
- Prior to Puss in Boots, he made an appearance in an issue of the Shrek comics. He was a contestant in the Happy Endings Fitness tournament, and was suffering cholesterol.
- He also had normal skin and was a full grown man.
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