A cutaway reveals that in the opening to The Andy Griffith Show, Opie throws a rock at an African-American family, an nod to the show's Southern setting and the fact that there were hardly any black people in Mayberry.
Quagmire is shocked that the mugger doesn't know who Truman Capote is.
At the end, actresses Jodie Sweetin, Stephanie Tanner from Full House and Maureen McCormick, Marcia Brady of The Brady Bunch, both former addicts, turn up at the house.
"You're My Best Friend" by Queen plays during Peter's montage with Larry.
After stealing the drug money, Benjamin the pigeon goes jet skiing to "Round and Round" by Ratt.
The song in the background of the concert is "Bawitdaba" by Kid Rock.
Adult Swim's broadcast premier of the episode came during the aftermath of a tornado which struck Moore, OK, resulting in complaints of poor taste, as well as actual tornado warnings appearing in some markets. Adult Swim issued an apology, noting the the timing of the broadcast had been made several weeks prior.
The DVD commentary reported that the pigeon was intended to be on the jetski while "Panama" by Van Halen was playing, but the song was switched when the licensing fee was beyond the budget for the episode.