Using shock therapy, Brian tries to make Peter watch the acclaimed NBC sitcom Frasier instead of the inappropriate Ricki Lake. Interestingly, Family Guy happened to air at the same time as Frasier during the 1999-2000 season.
When Peter is trying to prove that millions of dollars of history happened in the mansion, he points to a large crack in the wall which he pretends is where the Stock Market crashed, a small toy train which he pretends is part of Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad, and a note on the wall dated 51BC that states "Jesus was here". When asked how it could have happened 51 years before he was born, Peter replies, "He can do anything. He's Jesus".
Near the end of the episode, The Cosby Show is parodied during a skit in which Theo tells his dad that he got a girl pregnant.
During the musical number, "This House Is Freakin' Sweet", Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist, is hired to help Chris with his homework. Interestingly, Hawking taps his right foot to the music despite the fact he was rendered a quadriplegic by motor neuron disease.