This episode was originally produced under the title "Stand Your Brown" and the plot is similar to the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Trayvon was shot by George Zimmerman, who claimed he had done so to protect himself and used a law known as "stand your ground" as his defense.
The original broadcast of the episode was delayed twice following a terrorist attack in Paris, France on November 13th, 2015 and then again after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California on December 2nd.
This is the second time Peter has thrown a flaming bottle into an African American man's house. The first time was in "Jerome Is the New Black", throwing one into Jerome's house.
Peter struggles to remember Donna's name, thinking it might be "Latisha."
The writers intended to imply that Carter is a racist when Peter thinks his comment "my people," refers to the family, causing him to stumble over the sentiment.