To frighten the therapist, Stewie imitates “Martin Lawrence on a bender,” a nod to the comedian’s spouts of violence and supposed drug abuse.
While under the influence of Brian’s “mood-enhancing pills,” the Griffins imitate South African mbube group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Peter refers to the Tae Jitsu instructor as “Ralph Macchio,” the star of The Karate Kid.
Lois says she is cutting loose just like “Julie Andrews in that movie where she shows her breasts,” leading to a cutaway of Mary Poppins in which Andrews inexplicably opens her blouse. In reality, the movie Lois is referring to is the 1981 film S.O.B..
In a self-referential joke, Peter scoffs at the network for allowing violence, which results in the show’s budget cuts, as shown when Peter stiffly wobbles into the kitchen for a beer.
In this episode, Stewie planted a time bomb in Lois uterus, that will explode when she reaches her 50th birthday, which would be 10 years later from that point, however in "Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure" which takes place 30 years later, Lois is still alive; although in the DVD version of The Untold Story, it is shown that it was actually a film starring the Griffins.
In Stewie’s fantasy radio program, he interviews deceased variety show host Ed Sullivan and then imitates a commercial for the board game Operation.
While the family lists derogatory terms for a fat person, Stewie shouts “country virtuoso Roy Clark.”
Peter calls Lois “Martin Mull” because of her bleaching the facial hair in her upper lip. Mull is notable for sporting a blond upper lip mustache and has guest-starred in the show in "If I'm Dyin', I'm Lyin'".
When Peter holds a "Fight the ass kicking wife stand" Lois says she's not a sideshow attraction anymore. Then it shows a clip of Lois as a midget cave person bouncing on a trampoline chanting "Me Likey Bouncy!". Later at The Drunken Clam, Peter offers to take her to The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant. Lois starts chanting "Me Likey Breadsticks!" before getting herself under control.
In the Tae Jitsu dojo, Korean text can be seen in the background. However, Tae Jitsu is a Japanese martial art.