Peter hangs out with Barney Rubble from the cartoon series The Flintstones. Parodying the series’ use of animals for modern day technological inventions, a pelican serves as Barney’s toilet, sarcastically remarking “And you think you’ve got a crap job!” Later on, a sheep apparently groans about his “job” as Meg’s tampon saying “NOT AGAIN!”
When Shauna, Brian’s love interest introduces herself, there’s heavenly singing of the name “Shauna” in the background. This parodies a scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off when Jennifer Grey’s character tells Charlie Sheen’s character “It’s Jean, but most guys call me Shauna.”
Ronald Reagan, during his retirement, is shown pounding a McDonald’s wall and yelling “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”, referencing Reagan’s 1987 speech in West Berlin as well as his suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He then shouts “Reagan smash!”, a reference to the Hulk’s catch phrase “Hulk smash!”
At the campout, Peter mashes together the urban legends “The Vanishing Hitchhiker,” “The Bloody Hook,” and “The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs.”
The dialog and the setting near the end of the episode in which James Woods welcomes Peter, whom he has expected to arrive sooner, offers him some “cold roast beef” and than quickly switches between anger and regret is almost directly lifted from Roman Polanski’s film Death and the Maiden, which is in turn based on a play of the same name by Ariel Dorfman.