Although she appears in scenes at the air show and in front of the television, Meg has no speaking lines in this episode.
Both Quahog Channel 5 and radio station 97.1 where Brian and Stewie worked have the station identification letters "WQHG".
A scene portrays how Darth Vader came to his senses from being a meter maid and decided to build the Death Star. Shortly before the episode aired, a series titled "Chad Vader" explored similar concepts.
Greta Van Susteren's name is spelled on the billboard as "Greta Van Sustren."
Quagmire’s plane flies through the crotches of Veronica Mars and Paris Hilton on billboards advertising Veronica Mars and The Simple Life.
The song played when Peter, Tom and Thelma are having family time together is called “Give Me the Simple Life”, performed by June Christy.
A sound byte that Stewie plays during the radio show comes from the film Philadelphia. "Don't you do it!" is from the film An Officer and A Gentleman. The "food fight" sound byte would've been from Animal House.
Brian mentions Stewie selling out. The resulting flashback parodies the Butterfinger commercials The Simpsons did in the early 1990s. Stewie says Bart Simpson’s catchphrase from the commercials, “Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger,” before adding a forced “D’oh!”
Peter compares his mother’s sudden announcement to a Peanuts reunion, showing a cutaway gag where Charlie Brown is a drug addict and admits to having sold Snoopy heroin as well as being suggested that Snoopy and Woodstock overdosed and died.
Thelma's ring is usually on her second finger from her thumb. But in the scene where Peter is in the stroller, the ring is not visible.
The short-lived 2005 NBC series Three Wishes is spoofed in a cutaway sequence. The mention of Spider-Man impersonated by an overweight crew member in a horrible costume giving a Sears gift certificate in that sequence is a nod to the heavy involvement Sears’ rival J.C. Penney had with the series.
The name Peter uses to fake call his mother on the phone was "Dr. T & the Women" which was a 2000 American romantic comedy film of the same name. This would later be parodied in "Dr. C & The Women".