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  • The entire opening sequence, from the unmasking of Stewie through the opening credit sequence to the start of the episode is a direct parody of the opening sequence of the film The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, when Leslie Nielsen’s character Frank Drebin battles the world’s terrorist leaders hand-to-hand, including the Ira Newborn music used in the movie series. During Stewie’s sword/rubber chicken fight with bin Laden, the choreography mirrors the Yoda vs. Count Dooku lightsaber fight from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The orchestral fanfare during the fight scene is “Drebin-Hero!” from the second film in the Naked Gun series, Naked Gun 2½. Also, the opening credits similarly duplicate those of Police Squad! and the Naked Gun movies, and uses the Police Squad!/Naked Gun theme music. Stewie rides his tricycle over a cat and though a gay pride parade, then through scenes from The Wizard of Oz, The Shining, Ben-Hur, Doom, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and The Sound of Music; the sequence ends with Homer Simpson being chased into his garage as in the opening sequence to The Simpsons, with Homer being flattened by the bike.
  • The incident with Hyde-Pierce accidentally revealing a testicle is a reference to the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show incident, in which Janet Jackson accidentally revealed a nipple. Jackson claimed the incident was a “wardrobe malfunction” whereas Diane Simmons refers to Pierce’s incident as a “trouser malfunction.” The actual incident, with Peter as Janet Jackson, is featured in a rapid-cut montage at the end of the FCC song.
  • When Peter sings the FCC Song, the line “You’re gonna have to do her with your ding-a-ling” is a reference to Chuck Berry’s song “My Ding-a-Ling”, a song that was a double entendre.
  • Meg’s play God and His Magical Rainbow Suspenders is a parody of Godspell.
  • The famous Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercial where a chocolate lover and a peanut-butter lover bump into each other, creating the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is spoofed.
  • An Ozzy Osbourne cutaway references a time when someone threw a bat onstage and Ozzy, thinking that it was a fake rubber bat, bit its head off. The bat was real and alive, only stunned by the throw. Ozzy was taken to the hospital and tested for rabies after the show.


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