• This episode plot references the TV show Sliders that originally aired in the mid to late 90s on FOX. In fact, the DVD commentary reports that the episode was to be named "Sliders" until deciding that they needed something more original for a title.
  • The fifth pane of the opening credits shows Brian playing Pac-Man with Stewie playing the part of Pac-Man, and Peter, Lois, Chris, and Meg as the Pac Man Ghosts.
  • The seventh pane of the opening credits features a scene from Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King with Brian as Frodo Baggins and Stewie as Gollum.
  • The eighth pane of the opening credits shows Brian and Stewie hanging from a tree as piñatas being struck by children.
  • Stewie quotes the tag line of Quantum Leap in the Dog World when he says "I hope this next leap will be the leap home."
  • In the Disney universe, many of the characters appear as parodies of Disney characters -
Lois as Snow White.
Chris as Winnie the Pooh.
Meg as Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
Quagmire as a bird from Song of the South.
Cleveland as Flower from Bambi.
Joe in a parody of Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast.
Mayor Adam West as The Dormouse from Alice in Wonderland.
Herbert as the Evil Queen from Snow White.
Bruce as Tinkerbell.
Tom Tucker as The March Hare from Alice in Wonderland.
Other characters have slight similarities but may not be direct parodies such as Peter to Mr. Smee from Peter Pan.
  • Stewie saying, "Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty dog!" is a parody of Planet of the Apes.
  • In the dog universe, Brian introduces himself as Blake Carrington, a character on the show Dynasty played by John Forsythe.

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