The plot of this episode is similar to "Holy Crap" in that Carter refuses to retire just as Francis refused to retire.
Carter is the second person to crash into a tree while driving asleep after Peter in "Friends of Peter G".
The song that Lois plays on her saxophone is "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon. Peter plays "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty.
The song played during the montage of Carter trying on robes is "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" from the musical Annie.
The cutaway gag features a man being ten minutes late to work at the World Trade Center is similar to when Seth MacFarlane missed the plane that crashed into the North Tower due to oversleeping and an incorrect flight time given by his agent.