Dr. Finklestein appears in a cutaway in "This Little Piggy" when Stewie considers Brian a monster because he tries to fake how much he cared about Cassandra, a girl they meet at the Rhode Island Folk Festival who died of a drug overdose while preparing for a three-way with the pair.

Dr. Finklestein checks with is assistant, Igor, regarding the preparations on a body they had just dug up. They root though the pockets where Dr. Finklestein is pleased to discover a five dollar bill in the corpse's billfold.