• This is the second episode title to refer to Issac Asimov's I, Robot, after "Guy, Robot".
  • Peter mentions that he spent $200 for Reading Railroad, one of the properties in the game of Monopoly.
  • One of Brian's suggested titles Are You There, Dog? It's Me, Brian mimics the title of the Judy Blume book Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret.
  • Brian and his robot double posing as the 'Barklevoss twins' at Harvard mimic the Winklevoss twins and their claim of Zuckerberg stealing their idea of Facebook.
  • Bark to the Future refers to Back to the Future.
  • Robot Brian comes with the new U2 album, a reference to the album Songs of Innocence, given to all iTunes users for free in 2014 whether they wanted it or not.[1]
  • Peter and Lois' gifts to each other parody the story The Gift of the Magi, in which the male sells his watch to buy a comb and the female sells her hair to buy him a watch chain.

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