This marks the debut of a newly animated opening sequence for the high-definition conversion.
This episode is the first one in which Lois farts, not including a deleted scene from "Peterotica". Every Griffin member has now had a fart scene.
When Brian finds the piece of bologna in the book, he is saying "Some of the stuff in here is...hey bologna!" If you take this statement out of context, it sounds like he's saying the book is "full of baloney", which is slang for "full of lies."
The song "Republican Town" is set to the tune of "The Company Way" from the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.