• The title is derived from the one-liner joke "Take my wife, please," commonly associated with Borscht Belt comedian Henny Youngman.
  • The leader of the "rebels" complains about being mistaken for the "Captain Phillips guy," referring to Somali pirate Abduwali Muse, documented in the film Captain Phillips based on the novel A Captain's Duty.
  • Quagmire's intended last word is "Moist," a reference to the television series Dead Like Me in which the lead character considers the word pornographic.

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