Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic, known for creating many well-known fictional characters.

When Joe feels betrayed by Peter in "Papa Has A Rollin' Son", he admits to Lois that it hurts like the dickens. In a cutaway, Charles Dickens delivers his latest book Oliver Nipple-Twist and proceeds to do just that to the recipient.

The basic plot of "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas" is a parody of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.