Cleveland: “That's how I won friends when I worked for E!”
Cleveland had a job w/ the E! Entertainment cable channel which is known for having lengthy “red carpet” shows before prominent award events, as well as horrible reality shows.
Cleveland: “Seabiscuit! Seabiscuit!”
“Seabiscuit” was a famous racehorse in the 30's & 40's as well as the title of a 2003 movie about said horse starring Jeff Bridges & Tobey Maguire.
However, Cleveland mistakes Penelope Cruz for Seabiscuit and feeds her a carrot.
Peter: “Oh Yes! That means I get to be employee of the month.”
Angela: “No you're not Griffin, I'm giving it to Soundwave.”
Soundwave is a character from the cartoon series & movie series Transformers.
He is a Decepticon & is Megatron's (the leader of the Decepticons) right hand robot.
Tom Tucker: “Coming up next, an exclusive interview with Andrew Shue”
Andrew Shue was one of the stars of Melrose Place from 1992-1998. Since then he's essentially retired from acting so there's really nothing “exclusive” about an interview w/ him.
Brian: “Hey, I'll know what'll cheer you up.”
Brian does “Peanut Butter Jelly Time”, an Internet flash animation featuring “The Dancing Banana” aka “Humba the Banana” that emerged in the early 2000s and became an Internet phenomenon. The song of the same name was recorded by the DJ Chipman of the Buckwheat Boyz.
Peter: “Hey check it out Stewie. Halle Berry's Wild Ride”
The name is a take off on the Disneyland & Disney World's Magic Kingdom attraction “Mr Toad's Wild Ride”. The Disneyland ride still exists but it closed for good in 1998 at the Magic Kingdom.
It also refers to a real life incident involving Halle Berry and her 2000 hit and run accident where she pleaded “no contest”
Kid: “Wow! It looks like Michael Jackson's coming right at me”
The show in question was “Captain EO”
, a 3D film starring Michael Jackson (1958-2009)
, directed by Francis Ford Coppola
, produced by George Lucas
& featured actress Anjelica Huston
It was an attraction at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center
from 1986 - 1994.
It was announced in December 2009 that Disney would be revising the “Captain EO”
attraction for a limited time in February 2010.
Crow: “Well, I done seen about everything but I sure enough ain't seen your boy, no how”
When Peter asks the Crows from Disney's Dumbo about Stewie, their answer is a variation of their song lyrics from “When I See An Elephant Fly”
Kid: “You must sing, if you don't, they'll make you do a Christmas movie with Tim Allen”
Tim Allen starred in Disney's The Santa Clause (1994), The Santa Clause 2 (2002) & The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Lois: “Old people have a lot to offer society. Just look at Kim Catrall”
Kim Catrall is an actress who may be best known for her role in the “Sex & The City” series (1998-2004) and 2008 movie.
The (obvious) joke being she is so old she creaks and shatters when she tries to seduce men
Peter & Stewie escape Disney World via the “Indiana Jones Ride”.
The entire mine cart chase is duplicated from the 1984 movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”
Stewie: “Somewhere in this state, Jeb Bush is eating a live puppy”
Jeb Bush is the former governor of Florida. He is the brother of the 43rd president of the U.S., George W. Bush