• The story of Kevin's being declared MIA and returning later bears similarities to the 2009 return of Wally Winkerbean of the comic strip Funky Winkerbean who returned after being declared deceased and spent 10 years as a POW in Iraq. [1]
  • The episode also bears similarities to the All in the Family Christmas episode titled "The Draft Dodger". [2]
  • The scene with Kevin playing soccer with the little Iraqi boy is a reference to the film Hurt Locker.

Previous Episode's References /// Thanksgiving's References \\\ Next Episode's References