• The title is a reference to the Woody Allen film Crimes and Misdemeanors.
  • Brian's plot is adapted from Alfred Hitchcock's film Rear Window.
  • The silhouettes that Brian observes are a gag taken from the film Home Alone.
  • The scar on Meg's hand is a reference to the film Raiders of the Lost Ark, which is further driven home when she and Peter run from Nazis with the Ark of the Covenant.
  • Quagmire's grappling hook escape is an homage to Batman, notably the 2005 film Batman Begins in which he snags a passing elevated train to escape.[1]

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