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  • The title is a reference to the novel V for Vendetta.
  • During the title card for show composer Walter Murphy, Brian is seen imitating the Nipper the dog trademark of RCA known as "His master's voice."[1]
  • Brian and Stewie play "Heart and Soul" on the bagpipes stuffed into Meg's body, similar to a scene in the film Big.[2]
  • Stewie can't resist playing with the kids from Madeline while in Paris and notes that she has appendicitis, referring the the original book in the series.
  • "The Tale of Constance" imitates other Victorian-era penny dreadful villains such as Sweeney Todd and Mack the knife.
  • Quagmire states that he "Rathboned somebody's Cumberbatch"; as well as sounding like a sexual euphemism, this references Basil Rathbone and Benedict Cumberbatch, actors who played Sherlock Holmes.[3]

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