This is the first episode to air after the 9/11 attacks.
This episode marks the first appearance of Seamus, the man with wooden limbs.
When Seamus is talking about how hard it was to see Daggermouth, he says one of the reasons was that it was the hour that his glasses were at Lenscrafters.
Meg is seen reading the book The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Lois would later give her a copy of the same book in "Stew-Roids".
There is a punk band from Vancouver, Canada called Daggermouth who are named after the robotic fish in this episode.
Alfonso Ribeiro moves the furniture out of the Griffins' house. He was introduced when Peter asked him if he was on Silver Spoons and Alfonso replies that he was. He also played Carlton in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
MTV, CNN, and VH1 each had a Spring Break show at some point in their histories.
When Peter, Cleveland, Joe & Quagmire are talking about which of any woman they could have in the world if they were not married, Joe chooses Mariel Hemingway, Cleveland chooses Margaret Thatcher, Peter chooses “the chick from Total Recall with the three knockers,” and Quagmire chooses Taylor Hanson, but freaks out when Peter and Joe reveal that Taylor Hanson is a male.
In reality Lois could not have exited the back seat of a police car for there are no handles. Inside back door handles of squad cars are removed so that prisoners cannot escape.
When Tom Green is sucking the udder of a cow, the cow has six udders. Cows have four udders.
Spuds MacKenzie is shown in the episode. In reality, Spuds MacKenzie died in 1993.