Rod Serling

The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. Each episode, 156 in the original series, is a mixture of self-contained fantasy, science fiction, suspense, or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to serious science fiction and abstract ideas.

In "Love Thy Trophy", Serling, host, creator, and narrator of the original series, appears in the episode to give a typical exposition seen on the show. The neighborhood strife is similar to the episode “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”. Brian Griffin beats him with a shovel so his secret of burying the trophy underground, remains unrevealed.

The last scene in "Wasted Talent", with the last brain cell in Peter Griffin’s brain, parodies The Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough at Last”.

The plotline for "Brian & Stewie" echos "Time Enough at Last". In "Time Enough at Last", Henry Bemis is reading a copy of David Copperfield, which Brian is also revealed to be reading.

Among the television shows featured in the background during Peter's introduction to ""Family Guy" Through the Years" is an image of The Twilight Zone episode "The Eye of the Beholder".