• Chris makes a couple of puppets in the Quahog Puppet Store imitate Jacob Black and Edward Cullen, characters from the Twilight saga. Seth Green played a vampire in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer film and a werewolf in the series of the same name.
  • When Lois goes to Franz's house looking for Peter and Chris, Franz says, "Is he a great big fat person?", a reference to The Silence of the Lambs.
  • Peter's line "Life always finds a way" is the line Jeff Goldblum's character said in Jurassic Park.
  • When Peter and Chris are trapped in the basement, Peter's quote, teasing Meg, "Thunder thighs are on the move, Thunder thighs are on the loose" is a parody to the lyrics used in the opening theme of ThunderCats.
  • The plot of the episode shares similarities with the Stephen King novella Apt Pupil.
  • When Peter and Chris are walking into the basement, Peter calls Franz "Mr. Googlesearch" in a reference to the search engine Google.