Peter's umbrage when he thinks he's been called a chicken is a reference to the Back to the Future series.
The opening bit about "Actors Who Don't Look Familiar in Shows You're Pretty Sure You've Never Heard of on Networks You've Never Heard Of" is a reference to the proliferation of new networks and subscription services in recent years.
After Stewie tries to impress Phil Spector, the headline that follows 'Records don't exist anymore' notes that an infant was shot in the mouth. Phil Spector was found guilty in his second trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson, whose body was found in Spector's mansion slumped in a chair with a single gunshot wound to her mouth.
Referring to the actor's Keratoconus, which changes the shape of the corneas and can lead to blindness, Peter mentions looking at Bill Cosby in his single eye while in the Rhode Island State Prison.
Cleveland adopts the name 'Cleveland Hurricane Carter', after Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a boxer who was wrongfully convicted of murder.