The scene of Mike Damone answering Peter's phone call and Peter noting that they never heard from him again takes place in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High after Mike promises and then bails out on helping to provide funds for an abortion for Stacy Hamilton, a girl he got pregnant. The show playing on Mike's television is Leave it to Beaver.
It's revealed that Meg wears glasses because she is too squeamish putting in contacts. Here, her eyes react by rolling upward into her head and getting stuck.
A scene of Chris and Herbert turning in for the night was significantly altered for previews.
The Anne Murray song Stewie hears on the radio and later listens to on his portable music player is "I Just Fall in Love Again".
This is the first episode ever to do a Pixar gag. Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story is shown trying to pick up girls with an alternate take on his catchphrase "To infinity and beyond."
On Herbert's cabinet next to his couch, he has a picture of himself as a WWII aircraft pilot and he strongly resembles himself from the 1944 flashback in "German Guy".