This is the first episode to show Quagmire at work as an airline pilot since "Airport '07".
One of Carol's ex-husbands was Doggie Daddy from the Augie Doggy segment of The Quick Draw McGraw Show.
The episode incorrectly notes that Thomas Edison's invention will power the world. Thomas Edison was a promoter of DC current over Nikola Tesla's AC current but was not the inventor. Nikola Tesla's AC current is the most widely used power source in the world.
Both Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter reprise their roles as Steven and Elyse Keaton for a later episode of Family Ties. The episode aired the same night as the 9th Annual TV Land Awards, which featured a Family Ties cast reunion. Both the awards and the episode began at 9PM Eastern Time.
Mayor West's fear of an English noblemen invoking the right of Primae Noctis: the right for the lord to take a newly married woman into his bed and spend the wedding night with the bride.
The original broadcast version had a cutaway gag by Lois regarding short Alaskan Summers when Mayor West informed her of his intentions to leave Quahog. The DVD version replaces this with Lois bringing up the topic of Alaskan child molesters.