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  • There is a sign in the Tron sequence that says in upside down letters, "If You Can Read This, Your TV's Upside Down".
  • The lesbian bar the guys go to is named 'The Cherry Pit'.
  • In the 1977 flashback, the car parked outside the Drunken Clam is an AMC Pacer.
  • The car parked outside the Drunken Clam during the 1984 flashback is a DeLorean DMC-12.
  • The music playing in the Drunken Clam in 1984 is the instrumentals from the song "Every Breath You Take" by The Police.
  • The song that Peter plays on the glass harp during the storm is “What I Did for Love” from the musical "A Chorus Line".
  • Awoken by Peter talking in his sleep, Lois is originally angry at what she assumes is an erotic dream involving someone named Jenny, but relieved to find out that Peter is actually dreaming about the late stand-up comedian Richard Jeni.
  • With the transformation of the Drunken Clam into a British pub, the girlie magazines in the bathroom are replaced with Charles Dickens’s novel David Copperfield, whom the men misinterpret as the magician.
  • Believing that they are “trained to stay perfectly still,” Peter is punched in the face by a member of the British Foot Guards when he starts to say something about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
  • Tricia Takanawa holds a charred portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and puns on the expression “flaming queen.”
  • Peter says that a Channel 5 Quahog News report about a new arson suspect is better than COPS, and that “you know there’s a fat, drunk guy in there.” The suspect turns out to be Peter himself.
  • Demond Wilson, star of the 1970s sitcom "Sanford and Son", is hiding in Nigel’s study.
  • In "Meet the Quagmires", it is said that Peter is 18 in 1984. The scene in the Clam in 1977 means that Peter is 11, but fully grown and working in a toy factory.
  • Representing what would happen if the British took away action films, Peter imagines action movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in a romantic film titled I Remember Cecil, which seems to belong to the same genre as Brideshead Revisited or Room with a View.
  • A cutaway parodies the “light cycle” sequence from 1982 film Tron, where Peter claims he is the “green guy.”
  • Stewie calls Brian “Dogbert”, after the title character’s dog in the comic strip "Dilbert", who is also an intelligent talking dog with white fur.
  • Nigel and Eliza are also the names of two characters in “The Wild Thornberrys,” intentionally or coincidentally, are also a British father and his daughter respectively. It starred Lacey Chabert, who provided the voice of Meg Griffin in season one and part of season two.
  • Benjamin Disraeli, the 19th Century British Prime Minister, statesman and literary figure, is seen in a brief cutaway in which he states, “You don’t even know who I am.” With this, Family Guy pokes fun at itself referencing not only well-known pop culture icons and historical figures, but also relatively obscure people of whom many viewers have no knowledge.

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