• The title is a reference to the films The Perfect Storm and Cast Away.
  • Lois and Brian watch Gilmore Girls, in a scene in which the mother and daughter talk very fast; a reference to the manner in which dialog is spoken in the show, often fast-paced and laden with pop references.
  • The scene where Peter tried to catch fish was a parody of one similar scene in the film Cast Away.
  • Peter misses Captain Caveman, a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character from the late 1970s. He keeps a picture of Captain Caveman in a pocket watch, just as Tom Hanks’s character kept a picture of Helen Hunt’s character in Cast Away.
  • When Peter’s boat goes into the storm, they go up a wave at a 90 degree angle, which is from The Perfect Storm.
  • When Brian sees the silhouettes of Lois and Peter in the hotel window, he also sees Alfred Hitchcock who appeared in such a manner on his TV show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
  • Stewie showed Brian a video of Lois and Peter having sex. When Peter reaches sexual climax, Peter screams “Shazam!,” a reference to the superhero Captain Marvel who said “Shazam!” to activate his powers. He previously did this before in “Fifteen Minutes of Shame.”
  • The scene where Peter sprays whipped cream from an aerosol can all over his chest and privates to seduce Lois is similar to a scene from the film Varsity Blues.

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