Carter says, "I'm having a heart attack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack! You oughta know by now!" This is a reference to the Billy Joel song "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)".
Peter references the recasting of Meg by saying, "Does the name Lacey Chabert mean anything to you?"
The Swamp Monster chase scene is a parody of the chase scenes in Scooby-Doo.
The German bedtime story Peter refers to is "Die Geschichte vom Daumenlutscher" (The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb or The Story of Thumb-Sucker) from the German children's book Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Peter's line, "Gentlemen, you're all fired! Now that I have your attention...You're all fired" is a reference to Alec Baldwin's character in the film Glengarry Glen Ross.