When skydiving, Peter lands in a level of Angry Birds, killing all but one of the Bad Piggies. Angry Birds Toons premiered on the same weekend as this episode.
Meg, though appearing in several scenes throughout the episode, doesn't have a spoken line of dialog in the episode.
Joe lists Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Timothy McVeigh and "that fat guy at the Atlanta Olympics who didn't do it but he looked mean, so we said he did". Richard Jewell was falsely implicated in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing which was actually carried out by Eric Rudolph.
Lois says that if Peter cried when his life was in danger, "they would be done." However, Peter has cried before and Lois has not said anything.
This episode became unavailable to watch on all licensed providers on April 16, 2013 because of a cutaway in the episode where Peter runs over competitors at the marathon. This was in light of the Boston Marathon bombing. The hold was later lifted over the Summer of 2013.
Seth MacFarlane personally took to Twitter to condemn clips from the episode edited to appear as if Peter was causing the bombing.
The uncensored version alters the cutaway gag of Peter blending in like a "chameleon in Courtney Love's crotch" to "an Australian in a Jewish bakery."