• The ongoing saga of Brian's novel emerges again. Stewie lies to Brian that James Woods has read his novel and wants to option it and make it into a movie. This gag comes from "Brian the Bachelor". It was later repeated in "Brian Goes Back to College", "Saving Private Brian", "Movin' Out (Brian's Song)", "Baby Not On Board", and finally paid off in "420".
  • When Peter goes to rent a movie, various posters similar to real movies are seen including one for Rocky Balboa.
  • At the very end of the Jewish Eye Surgery commercial, when the announcer says "Jewish", you can hear the "Castle Thunder" sound effect, which was used in classic movies and cartoons, such as the ones from Hanna Barbera.[1]
  • When Brian asks Stewie how fast he can forge an ID for Peter, Stewie says faster than Spider-Man gets laid. The action cuts to a scene of Spider-Man clad only in his mask and boxer shorts, sitting on the edge of his bed, apologizing to a sexually unsatisfied woman under a spiderweb about his premature ejaculation.
  • When James takes over the house he takes Peter and Lois's wedding picture and puts a picture of the real James Woods over Peter's face.
  • The ending of this episode is the same as in the predecessor, Peter's Got Woods, using the same Raiders of the Lost Ark reference. After trapping Woods in a box using candy as bait, Peter tells Brian that they should just start out with that next time, as it is the second time he (Woods) fell for it.
  • Despite having been killed by Stewie in "Saving Private Brian", vaudevillians Vern and Johnny return. Vern appears as a ghost, while Johnny appears in Hell, Vern explaining that Johnny liked little boys.
  • Foghorn Leghorn appears in a cutaway gag of walking into a KFC. Interestingly, Leghorn appeared in KFC ads in the late 1980s, along with other assorted characters from his cartoons.[2]
  • This episode marks the first appearance of G.I. José. The second appearance is in "Seahorse Seashell Party".
  • Even though James Woods says that they do not allow hats at the table, both Meg and Chris keep their hats on.
  • Meg's unpopularity, even with the family, is again briefly mentioned. When Peter discovers Brian tied up in the garden, he inquires "Brian, what are you doing tied to Meg's pole?", implying that she is regularly tethered in the yard. Of course there is also the double-entendre on the word "pole".

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