- His puppet seems to be a parody of/based on the famous German physicist and relativity theorist Albert Einstein.
- The puppet used for Professor Wingrove also appears as a passenger sitting in the wing lounge of Fireflash in Trapped in the Sky. In The Mighty Atom, it plays the 5th scientist attending Professor Holden's demonstration of his new robotic mouse, and in Vault Of Death it seen briefly as bank employee Longman. It also puts in a couple of cameos in The Duchess Assignment, sitting in the lobby of the Gazelle Automations office building, and as a gambler at the French Casino. In Operation Crash-Dive, it was seen at Fireflash 4's Briefing.
- It is quite possible he was named after art assistant and special effects technician Ian Wingrove.