This episode was originally registered under the title "What the Puck?"
Peter mistakes Martin Luther King for television actor Martin Landau, comedian Martin Lawrence, “drunk crooner” Dean Martin, Martini & Rossi brand vermouth, actor Martin Sheen, his son actor Charlie Sheen, and the younger Sheen’s Platoon co-stars Willem Dafoe and Tom Berenger.
Peter and James Woods sing to the tune of “You Two” from the 1968 musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
One cutaway parodies Star Trek: The Next Generation and shows Captain Picard and Commander Riker joking about Lieutenant Commander Worf’s forehead. Actors Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes and Michael Dorn reprise their Star Trek roles. Picard tells Riker that “Commander Worf’s head looks like a fanny.” As Worf is annoyed at being mocked, Picard tells him to “Get a sense of humor, Rocky Dennis!” in reference to the film Mask, starring Cher, about the disfigured titular character Rocky Dennis.
A cutaway shows Stewie playing a game of Marco Polo with deafblind author and activist Helen Keller.
Before suggesting that James Woods High School be named after Martin Luther King, Brian suggests baseball-player Reggie Jackson and actor Sidney Poitier.
Stewie reads the 2000s best-seller The Da Vinci Code.
The marquee outside the theatre where Brian and Shauna break up reads: “I’m Sleeping with Someone at Paramount Starring Ashley Judd.”
James Woods shows Peter Videodrome, a 1983 cult film in which Woods starred.
Peter says to Brian they need to come up with a crazy plan like the kids on That ’70s Show. The show then goes into a segue of Peter and Brian floating in front of a tie dye background to rock music, a common segue on That ’70s Show. Also, Mila Kunis, who voices Meg, starred in That ’70s Show and the voice of Chris Seth Green was a semi-recurring character on the show.
A flashback shows Peter’s trying to pick-up contestants on the Miss USA pageant.
When Lois says, “Well, it’s not often we get to meet celebrities,” Peter says he was Christina Aguilera’s manager, who critiques Aguilera on her overdrawn singing and disgusting appearance.
James Woods would later claim that during the recording of the candy scene, the joke did not make sense to him.