• "Follow the money" is a phrase intended to lead to a motivating source. The phrase originated in the film All the President's Men.[1]
  • The plot device is similar to films such as the 1974 made-for-TV movie The Gun and perhaps more closely with the 1993 film Twenty Bucks in which an everyday object is passed through multiple owners.
  • Peter's temper tantrum parodies that of Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including the two stormtroopers who decide not to intervene.
  • The drug den scene parodies a similar one in the film Boogie Nights.[2]
  • Everyone making an appearance takes a group photograph for Ellen at the end of the episode, referencing her group selfie at the 2014 Oscars.[3]

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