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  • The Griffin Home's carpet is changed to blueish-green in this episode and will be there permanently, with the exceptions of "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" and "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" and the beginning of "Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother?" and the theme song until the currently new one.
  • In addition, the background for Channel 5 News turns to the night-time city background beginning with this episode.
  • The bully who picks on Stewie, Charlie, is reading a magazine called Bully Weekly with an article called “Wedgie Tips.”
  • The Mass Media Murderer is also the robber in the convenience store in “To Love and Die in Dixie” who threatens Chris.
  • When the man comes to warn Tom Tucker and Diane Simmons of the Mass Media Murderer, he says he is wielding a “high-powered rifle.” However, the Murderer is using a pistol in the next scene.
  • During a news broadcast, Tom Tucker mentions the loss of Betsy LeBeau to Fred Johnson in a school board race. LeBeau was mentioned as a candidate for school board in the past episode “Running Mates”.
  • This episode reveals that Meg is allergic to peanuts.
  • The episode’s title is inconsistently written: “Round” is used on the back-cover of the first disc Volume 2 Season 3 DVD Boxed Set (Region 1), on the DVD menu, and on the TV Guide Channel in some regions, while “Around” appears on FOX's Family Guy site. The phrase being parodied by the title is often written with the word “’round” with an apostrophe, which appears to have engendered the confusion.
  • This episode introduces Mort and Muriel Goldman.
  • Approximately 40 seconds into the episode, when Peter and Brian are commenting on the Toy Disc guns, one of the toy boxes on the shelf behind them has a symbol on the lid which could be the 'all seeing eye' of the Illuminati.
  • Stewie is startled by a Hasbro Perfection game.
  • Neil’s class presentation is on the 1967 Star Trek episode “Arena.” Several of his statements are incorrect. It is episode #19 of the series rather than #18. Also, actor William Shatner's stunt double in the episode was Dick Dial, not Fred Lubbins.[1]
  • Neil and his teacher briefly argue about who is the “superior officer”: Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek or Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • A teacher, Mr. Lazenby is arrested for teaching that evolution was put into motion when Gil Gerard, star of the television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, “used a time machine, went back and ejaculated into the primordial ooze.”
  • Diane Simmons says, “In entertainment, Mary Tyler Moore is 64 years old today,” implying this scene in the episode took place December 29, 2000.
  • Tom Tucker calls ABC World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings.
  • The Mass Media Murderer holds television journalist Hugh Downs hostage. The killer states his hatred for CBS’s Dan Rather.
  • While Brian catches Meg kissing the television, Tom Tucker can faintly be heard saying “More news from the White House today on why President Bush stuck his finger in an electric socket. The president responded, ‘Dick Cheney told me that’s where leprechauns hide their gold.’”

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