In "Death Lives", Peter refused Carter's check for $1 million to stay away from his daughter. In this episode Peter fantasizes about killing Lois after she mentions she turned down $10 million from her father.
The train robbery scene with Peter and Carter is a parody of Amtrak's often low ridership as compared to other forms of transportation.
'Make Em Laugh' was taken from Donald O'Conner's character "Cosmo Brown" in the 1952 film Singin' In the Rain.
Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland, and Joe visit an adult book store named Pornoslavia, formerly Kenny Rogers’ Roasters, where Peter watches a coin-operated movie booth showing “The Naughty Flapper Girl,” which depicts a women's suffrage for William Howard Taft.
Stewie has a Mac laptop and amuses himself with the text to speech feature available in SimpleText.
Julia Roberts is portrayed as a narcissist in the 2004 tsunami relief television spot.
The song that plays in the background during Stewie’s floor routine is “Rondo Alla Turca” from Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 11, K331.
Peter sings the famous Sabre Dance theme from Aram Khachaturian’s Gayane ballet whilst riding a unicycle.
Peter’s audiobook that the driver is listening to is narrated by Betty White.
When Barbara divorced Ted Turner and went back to Carter, she told Carter that they’ve got half of CNN. However, back in a previous episode, “Screwed the Pooch,” Carter and Ted played a game of poker and Ted lost CNN to Carter, which means CNN was already not in Ted’s possession.
A scene cut on TV, but available on the DVD, is a short scene of Brian and Peter watching Blind Justice, where the protagonist runs out of the police station and hits a wall while investigating a case.
On the DVD version, there’s an added title between Angela’s Asses and Shaved New World called Catcher in the Eye, depicting a brunette woman in a red bra with a bull’s-eye on her left eye. This was edited because, according to the DVD commentary, the censors objected to the implied male ejaculation joke portrayed in the book cover.
There is also a fifth book that does not parody other literary titles: What I Would Do Sexually to Hillary Clinton. Peter's wife, Lois, would later sleep with Bill Clinton after Peter and Bill become friends in "Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey".
In a film entitled The Picnic, Jude Law and Renée Zellweger have their picnic ruined by ants. Zellweger, whose face is distorted to look like that of an anteater in what Peter refers to as her “scrunch-face routine,” proceeds to consume the ants while Del Amitri’s “Roll to Me” plays. According to the commentary, Seth McFarlane mentions that “Roll to Me” is almost always used in the trailers to romantic comedies.
While the guys are in the adult book store, “Charwoman,” one of actress Carol Burnett’s characters in her 1970s show The Carol Burnett Show, is shown mopping the floor. On March 16, 2007, Burnett sued the producers of Family Guy for copyright infringement, trademark violation, statutory violation of right of privacy, and misappropriation of name and likeness. The case was settled in Family Guy's favor.