In his excuse for losing the Cheesie Charlie’s reservation, Peter tells a huge lie villainizing the establishment, culminating with a quote of Bruce Banner before transforming into The Incredible Hulk. Upon hearing Peter’s story, Brian declares him to be “The Spalding Gray of crap.”
This episode marks the first appearance of the Performance Artist, also known as Bruce.
In this episode, Stewie’s middle name is revealed to be Gilligan.
A cutaway showed that Meg learned to walk, speak, and play the drums at the same time on her first birthday.
Stewie freezes an airport security officer named Henry in carbonite from Star Wars.
According to the table read draft of the script dated August 20, 1998, the show was intended to open with a The Price is Right gag in which none of the contestants could name the right price even after Bob Barker told them what it was.