In an attempt to find common ground with Carter, Peter stands in front of a newspaper stand for several days attempting to understand a cartoon in The New Yorker, the caption of which reads “I’d be more apathetic if I weren’t so lethargic”, meaning “I’d be more uncaring if I weren’t so lazy." After finally getting the joke, Peter snickers a little, then requests a copy of Juggs.
The New Yorker cartoon Peter stares at for days is signed “Hentemann,” after Family Guy writer and producer Mark Hentemann.
A sign outside Ed's Motel reads “As seen on America’s Most Wanted.”
Peter leaves the set of Survivor and trips into the set of The Price is Right. Interestingly, the numbers on the Showcase Showdown wheel are in the correct order.
During the trial, to prove that Brian is a competent father, Peter mentions things that he cannot remember about his children, but Brian does, such as Stewie’s favorite bedtime story (Goodnight Moon) or Meg’s real father (Stan Thompson). When the latter statement is mentioned, Meg is seen listening to music, unaware of the truth.
After Brian is found, there is a picture of the Quahog News. The title of the newspaper states “RACE DOG FOUND.” There is also an article there with the title “Sleazy Prostitute Given Important Position at Local News Station,” with the picture of the black prostitute that came out of Tom Tucker’s motel room.
The poker game of Texas Hold 'Em is supposedly played during a scene in the episode, but the game actually shown is not Hold 'Em. It appears to be a form of five-card draw.