Loosely based on the long running European comic by the same name.
Writer J. Michael Straczynski was so upset over the amount of control MGM had over production that he declared that he would never work again with MGM under the current administration.
Teryl Rothery (the woman who plays Jeremiah's mother) is in Stargate SG-1, where she plays a character in residence at Cheyanne Mountain - the very same place in which the Western Alliance is centered (aka Thunder Mountain).
The first line spoken, "Miquè Tah-Goov" is roughly translated as "Greetings, friends!" and the chalk drawing then drawn by the character is meant to ward off bad things.