• In the opening scene, Brian is watching an episode of Scarecrow and Mrs. King, but instead of Bruce Boxleitner’s character, secret agent Lee “Scarecrow” Stetson, Kate Jackson’s Amanda King is paired with the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz. In the scene, Scarecrow has been attacked by drug dealers, who have disassembled him just as the flying monkeys did in the film, and Scarecrow uses the same reaction lines from the film: “They took my chest out, and they threw it over there! Then they tore my legs off, and they threw them over there!”
  • Brian watches a VH1 special on Gwen Stefani. In regards to her song Hollaback Girl, he says "I don't know what a hollaback girl is...", which is also said by Cleveland in "Three Kings".
  • When Peter and Lois talk before sleeping, Peter mentions his “sounds of the rainforest CD.” The sounds on the CD are deforestation.
  • Brian preferring to pick up the milk at the grocery store before he forgets rather than picking up Cleveland is a nod to the belief that black men who attempt to hail a cab are often ignored due to racism.
  • When Peter is singing his song idea without his inspiration, his lyrics are describing the transportation in New New York in the former FOX show Futurama.
  • One of the cartoons Mayor West loves is the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, as its theme song is heard inside Mayor West’s motel room. Another is the 1980s cartoon Jem about a band whose lead singer is also the president of their recording company, who use holograms to disguise themselves in the public eye.
  • The vaudeville duo of Vern and Johnny from several other episodes reappears during the talent show.
  • This episode features the second instance of Mayor West’s eccentricity being justified when he attacks the Domino’s Pizza Noid for trying to ruin his pizza.
  • Given that Brian sees Lois nude in this episode, he reacts very normally, considering that he is in love with Lois.
  • This is the second time Lois is seen completely naked on screen. First time was in "From Method to Madness".
  • Brian mentions that Peter once went to see The Phantom of the Opera, primarily to see the "gross side" of Phantom's face. The cutaway shows The Phantom singing a song that appears to be loosely based on "Music of the Night".
  • Stewie aggressively sings the Mr. Belvedere theme song to drown out the speaking of others as he tries to watch the show.
  • The name of the restaurant in which Meg and Mayor West date is the French “Qu’Est-Ce Que Pue.” A correct French sentence should have been either “Qu’est-ce qui pue?” (“What stinks?”) or “Qu’est-ce que ça pue!” (“That stinks!”), depending on the sense intended.
  • A scene on the DVD version of the episode shows more of Brian and Stewie driving the taxi to meet Kermit the Frog. In the scene, Cleveland tries to hail a cab again, but when he is ignored by Brian again, he throws yet another shoe at the cab, yelling, “Oh there you are, you honky son-bitch!”
  • A scene where Brian and Stewie walk to Mayor West’s office and find the Scooby Doo gang, with Stewie humming the famous “walking” music on Scooby Doo to get them to leave.
  • The cutaway of Peter singing “Ding, Fries Are Done” has two more verses on the DVD version, which were cut on TV due to time constraints.
  • The scene where Lois and Peter are naked and high while on the couch was shown differently on the censored version. This version showed Lois and Peter wearing underwear while on the couch instead of being completely naked, despite Stewie’s line near the end of the scene where he states that Peter and Lois are nude and the entire part where Lois whispers to Brian, “Hey, he’s knocking on the back door. Should I let him in? I’m a-scared!”, with Brian totally bewildered about her statement was cut.
  • The scene where Cleveland gives Brian the finger remains uncensored, due to a negotiation FOX had with broadcast standards. According to the DVD commentary, Seth MacFarlane deliberately told their broadcast standards to air the scene of Cleveland flipping Brian off after Brian doesn’t stop for him in his taxi as a diversion from the subplot about Lois and Peter doing drugs.
  • On the DVD commentary, Mila Kunis accidentally mentions the plot of “Barely Legal” when the only other “love story” episode she could remember having more than one line in “was when Meg went crazy”.
  • According to DVD commentary, Peter and Lois’s band, “Handful of Peter,” was originally supposed to be called “Mouthful of Peter,” but the censors objected. Also, one of the lines in the “In God’s Eyes” song was changed from “He’d do her from behind/Even go a second time” to “He’d do her all the way/Even call her the next day/Just to see how work was going.”

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