This episode title “Bango Was His Name-O” is a play on the nursery rhyme “BINGO”
Quahog's Circuit Shack is take off on the electronics store Circuit City
Samuel Adams Beer is the inspiration for Quahog's Pawtucket Patriot Ale
Peter: “Remember Lois, we saw the Jew Man Group”
Parody of the “Blue Man Group”, a group founded by Phil Stanton, Chris Wink, and Matt Goldman.
Their painted blue faces & theatrical acts incorporate rock music (with an emphasis on percussion), performance art, odd props, audience participation, sophisticated lighting, and large amounts of paper.
Wilford: “Hi I'm Wilford Brimley”
Parody on Wilford Brimley's commercials for “Liberty Medical Supply, Inc”
Stewie: “I dare say I'd fit right in with the kids from 90210, even the older looking one”
Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley & Tori Spelling reprise their “Beverly Hills 90210” (1990-2000) roles as Kelly Taylor, Brandon Walsh & Donna Martin (respectively).
Stewie comments on the fact that Gabrielle Carteris, the actress who played Andrea was 29 when the series started.
Peter seduces Lois by dressing as Spider-Man & singing original lyrics to the 1966-1968 TV theme song for “Batman”
Stewie: “None of your beeswax, Ramona”
The “Ramona” Stewie speaks of is the character Ramona Quimby, created by Beverly Cleary, for her book series first published in 1981
In a flashback, Peter visits Katie Couric when she hosted the NBC news/talk show “TODAY”
Peter: “And I'll spend some time with Meg. I've spent lots of time with her, like when we went on our last crusade to find the Holy Grail”
A reference to the 1989 movie, “Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade” starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery
Stewie: “Did you know Lance Armstrong is dating Sheryl Crow. You know it really speaks to her character that she can past the whole he had cancer thing and still find him sexually attractive”
Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive years, from 1999 to 2005.
Sheryl Crow is a nine Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter.
They began dating in 2003, were engaged in 2005 but broke up in 2006.
In 1996, Armstrong was diagnosed with nonseminomatous testicular cancer but after surgery and treatment, he is now cancer free.
Stewie: “Hey did you guys see 3 Men and a Baby?”
Stewie: “Did you know there's ghost in there behind the window”
Brian: “That's an urban legend”
Stewie & Brian discuss the (as mentioned) urban legend that the ghost of a young boy that was killed by a shotgun was captured in the apartment where 1987's “3 Men & a Baby” was filmed.
It was in fact a cardboard cutout of Ted Danson and the apartment wasn't a real apartment, it was a sound stage.
Stewie: “That's more disgusting than my cousin Quark Griffin”
Stewie's (alleged) cousin is the character “Quark” from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” played by Armin Shimerman. He was a Ferengi who owned the bar on the station.
The person who says he'll be watching him is “Constable Odo”, Deep Space Nine's shape shifter Chief of Security voiced by Rene Auberjonois, who reprises his role from the series for this episode.
Lois: “I'll ask you again, what are the names of the women on Sex & The City”
Chris guesses all the character's names correctly but misses Kristin Davis' character Charlotte, calling her “Scrappy-Doo”.
Scrappy-Doo is Scooby-Doo's fearless nephew who joined him, Shaggy and the rest of the Scooby gang in 1979.
Lois: “Hit 'em Endo”
Endo was a character from 1987's “Lethal Weapon” who tortured Mel Gibson's character, Martin Riggs, in the same manner as Chris
Stewie: “Aaa! Utedi! Utedi! Filthy creatures”
Stewie chases Jawas away from the car when he chases down Stu. Jawas being characters from Star Wars: A New Hope
The line “Filthy creatures” is a line spoken by C3P0
Announcer: “Will our younger viewers get this Soap reference?”
“Soap” was a sitcom that aired from 1977 to 1981. The joke partly being the cast of “Soap” would stand still while a similar voice over would happen and then the family would start fighting just like the Griffins.
The other part of the joke being Family Guy using references that out date some of it's viewership by a decade or so.