During the advertisement for a compilation of 1980s television punchlines, Howard Hesseman provides a testimonial in exchange for cannabis.
Stewie relates that he was once roommates with Q*bert.
Peter claims that he was the original Pretty Woman. A cutaway shows him, in a red dress, replacing Julia Roberts’ role opposite Richard Gere.
The George and Ira Gershwin piece “Someone to Watch over Me” plays over the scene under the suspension bridge.
Victor played a dead baby on the show CSI: Miami.
In the commentary, it is mentioned that Olivia is never seen dying. She returned in "The Boys in the Band".
In the storyboard for the episode on the volume 5 DVD it is revealed that originally Stewie was to fall for one of Jillian's friends, so he makes a man suit. He enjoys it until he discovers she has a three year old, and she wants more children. The cutaway gags involving Uma Thurman in "Pulp Fiction" & two guys typing screenplays at Starbucks were supposed to be in this episode. However, when the episode was re-written in order to work Olivia into the plot, the two cutaways were then shown later in "Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey". Fouad was originally supposed to have a beard. The scene when Stewie sees Quagmire struggling with a woman, Quagmire was originally wearing an Egyptian Pharaoh hat. There was originally going to be a scene with a trailer for a movie called "Kill Everything" directed by Michael Bay. The movie was a reference to the intense amounts of explosions and killings in Michael Bay movies as opposed to developed storylines.
In the animatics, Steel Vaginas has two scenes that are not in the episode:
Peter Griffin hiring a Chinese baby assassin to kill Lois.
An extended funeral scene in which Lois comes back to life for revenge before being killed by the Hulk and Thor combined.