This was the first of two shorts directed by frequent The Three Stooges writer Harry Edwards (Three Little Twirps (1943) was the other one), but the experience was not very pleasant. Edwards was deemed an incompetent director by the cast and crew. Edwards had a explosive attitude towards the cast saying they couldn't act, etc. It was also the only short where stuff was filmed over a period of weeks, due to this. Del Lord was brought in to shoot more footage for the film, as a result.
Guard at Pottery Shop:
Hey, what's behind those drapes?
Curleycue: The back of the drapes!
When the Emperor and Curlycue (in drag) are both being nipped by the crab during dinner, Larrycus and Mohicus are standing behind them. Their relative positions change a few times.