The comic "yoy-yoy-yoy" sound of Beaky's bouncing Adam's Apple was produced with a trombone.
The scene in which Bugs believes part of his body to be skeletal is a reference to Harold Lloyd's execution of the exact same joke in The Freshman (1925).
Beaky Buzzard's voice and mannerisms are modeled after radio character and ventriloquist dummy Mortimer Snerd, created by Edgar Bergen. Because of this, he was originally given the informal name of 'Snerd Bird' before he acquired the name of Beaky Buzzard.
Included as a bonus on the 2003 Warner 2 disc DVD set of Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).
The dialogue "Why don't we do this more often?/You mean just what we're doing tonight?" are the lyrics of a 1941 song, "Why Don't We Do This More Often?"
The title is a Brooklynese way of saying "gets the bird", which can refer to an obscene gesture; in this case, it is also used metaphorically, as Bugs "gets" the bird (a buzzard) by playing a trick, a very evil and nasty trick.
The cartoon's plot is reworked three years later as The Bashful Buzzard (1945), but this time Bugs does not appear.
Several Air Corps inside jokes and allusions here, as it's the early days of WW2 in the U.S. Wartime dances are shown too, as Bugs and Beaky cut the rug swing style.
The background desert setting is quite accurately portrayed, with saguaro cactus, red rock formations, bright blue skies, and sand. A decade later, different animators would draw more fanciful and fantastically colored desert scenes for Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons, though these were more one dimensional in effect.