• Family Guy's "origin" as a recurring sketch on the Dow Chemical Follies are a nod to The Simpsons beginnings on The Tracey Ullman Show.
  • Peter threatens Lois in the style of Jackie Gleason from The Honeymooners with "to the moon."
  • The opening of the 1969 episode is done in the style of the opening to The Archie Show. [1]
  • Meg's 1969 outfit is a homage to The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album costumes.[2]
  • Pete Townshend's stalking of Chris at Woodstock is in reference to the singer's arrest for child pornography which he claimed he was researching for a book.[3]
  • The opening of the 1973 episode is intended to be reminiscent of shows such as Welcome Back, Kotter in its depiction of gritty street life.[4]
  • Stewie's remark about Wheaties once having nuts is a reference to Bruce Jenner's sex change.
  • The ending of the 1973 segment parodies that of the film musical version of Hair and the feature song "The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In)".[5]
  • John McCain's imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Viet Cong is referenced in "Let His Son Die".

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