"Rockin’ the Suburbs" is Folds' only single to make Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, peaking there at #28. The album peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200 chart, and at #11 on the Top Internet Albums chart. A remake of the title track featuring William Shatner appeared in the soundtrack for the 2006 film Over the Hedge, which stars Shatner as an opossum named Ozzie.
According to Folds, "Not the Same" is based on a true story of a person he knew who, under the influence of LSD, climbed a tree at a party hosted by Darren Jessee (not Robert Sledge, as the song states), stayed in the tree overnight, and when he came down the next morning was a born-again Christian. As for why he chose Robert's name to be used, instead of Darren's, he stated "it sounded better".