Having been born while he was deployed in Iraq, Susie finally meets her older brother in this episode.
Peter's flashbacks are parodied in this episode when his thought process can't put together the appropriate cutaway gag.
Brian identifies Ida as the one who had the same combat experience as Kevin. However, Brian has been under fire in Iraq with Stewie in "Saving Private Brian" and Carter served in the army in the war against Alaska as revealed in "Welcome Back, Carter".
This is the first episode where Carol starts the episode still attached to her previous husband. In "Emission Impossible", Ted had just left her. In "Brothers & Sisters", her divorce from Jason was finalized.
In the "Pilot Pitch", Quahog 5 was actually located at channel 6, and was where Tom, then named Mike, and Diane initially worked. In this episode, it is revealed that channel 6 is still a news station for Quahog.
Stewie makes reference to the events of "Quagmire's Dad" when he discusses Brian's reaction to discovering that Ida was once a man.
Peter confuses Benedict Arnold, the well-known traitor of the American Revolution, with Arnold Drummond, the main character from Diff'rent Strokes. But no cutaway depicting that was shown as seen in the bullet point above.
This is one of the rare instances where Stewie calls Lois "Mom" instead of her real name.