• The title of this episode is based on the the term "friend of Bill W.". This term comes from Bill Williams a founder of AA. Members of AA commonly called themselves this.[1]
  • The revival meeting where they sing "Mr. Booze" parodies the same number from the 1964 film Robin and the 7 Hoods. The dancing and cartwheeling at the revival meeting also parodies the church scene in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
  • William Wordsworth is seen penning the refrain to Kanye West's "Gold Digger".

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