A cutaway shows Lee Harvey Oswald defending President John F. Kennedy from a gunman on the grassy knoll. Oswald loads his sniper rifle and says he will become an American hero for saving JFK. This is a play on several conspiracy theories regarding the John F. Kennedy assassination.
When naming his kids, Peter mentions the kids from various shows that were currently airing on Nick at Nite.
When Brian mentions this, Peter begins naming Street Fighter II characters, specifically Blanka, Zangief, Chun-Li, Guile, and Edmond Honda. Brian again points out this fact, after which Peter names various colors. Despite all of this, Peter never mentions Meg as one of his children.
When infiltrating Bertram’s H.Q. Stewie’s clothing and maneuvers are reminiscent of the movie Rambo: First Blood Part II.
At the playground, Stewie’s giving orders and quotes a flophouse resident in The Blues Brothers, “Did ya get me my Cheez Whiz, boy?” as Elwood Blues from the movie throws him his Cheez Whiz.
Stewie quotes Maximus Decimus from Gladiator: “At my signal, unleash hell.”
After recovering from the chicken pox, Stewie returns to the playground to confront Bertram. As Stewie approaches his tent, Bertram quotes Darth Vader from Star Wars as he senses him.
A cutaway scene features Peter in a jail surrounded by inmates who force him to strip, squeeze his boobs together, and sing the chorus from Kelis’s 2004 song “Milkshake”. This is a homage to the scene after the credits in the film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story in which Ben Stiller does the same thing in his fatsuit.
Parodying George W. Bush and the Iraq War, Stewie says “We’ve got to fight him over there at the swing set, so we don’t have to fight him here at the sandbox.” He also comments on his lack of an exit strategy.
The sword fight is a parody of the sword fight in The Princess Bride. Many of the moves are similar or the same to moves in the film between Inigo Montoya and the Dread Pirate Roberts. Wallace Shawn, the actor who voiced Bertram in this episode had a lead role in The Princess Bride, playing the Sicilian outlaw, Vizzini. His distinctive voice is another reference to this film.
In a scene, Peter exclaims “I’ll always be a man with no sperm who once had a wonderful day,” parodying a line of Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly!.