The writers in the Writers room during the table read are caricatures of the actual Family Guy writers, including having one primary female writer.
Lois makes a callback to the time they killed off Brian for a few episodes in "Life of Brian" and says they only did it so he could work on a remake of Old Yeller.
Some of the scenes of Peter getting hit in the crotch with a bag of nickels, resemble events of previous episodes. Peter playing baseball from "Save the Clam", Peter changing Stewie's diaper from "Peter Problems", and Peter as the captain of a pirate crew from "Long John Peter".
Peter is replaced on the show by David Spade, and James Woods hosts this episode. In "Back to the Woods", James states that he would never work with David Spade.