Due to strong DVD sales the series was brought back on to air. This was the first episode of the 4th season.
In this episode we find out "The Greased Up Deaf Guy" used to be a lawyer.
Mel Gibson refused to voice himself for the episode.
This episode was nominated for Outstanding Animated Program at the emmy's.
G.I. Joe's name is not mentioned for Copyright reasons.
During the teaser, Peter lists all the names of shows that were aired, and then cancelled during the time Family Guy was off the air.
Lois: Peter, there's a hooker on the bed!
Peter: Stay there; their sight is based on movement.
Hooker: Where'd ya go?
Announcer: Let he who is without sin kick the first ass.
Peter: Christians don't believe in gravity.
Meg: I wanna watch George Lopez!
Chris: That show only perpetuates the stereotype that George Lopez is funny.
Lois: Honey, what do you say we christen these new sheets, huh?
Peter: Why Lois Griffin, you naughty girl.
Lois: Hahaha, That's me.
Peter: You dirty hustler... you filthy stinky prostitute.
Lois: Okay I get it.
Peter: You foul venereal disease carrying street walking whore.
Lois: That's enough.
Peter: Everybody, I got bad news - we've been cancelled.
Lois: Oh, no. Peter, how can they do that?
Peter: Well, unfortunately, Lois, there's just no room on the schedule. We just gotta accept the fact that Fox has to make room for terrific shows like:
That 80's Show
Andy Richter Controls The Universe
Wanda At Large
The Lone Gunmen
A Minute With Stan Hooper
Cedric The Entertainer
and Greg The Bunny.
Lois: Is there no hope?
Peter: Well, I supposed if ALL those shows go down the tubes we might have a shot.
Chris: I don't have to listen to you! You're a dog! You have no soul!
Tom Tucker: And now over to Ollie Williams for the blackie punishment forecast, Ollie?
Ollie: HE GON' GET IT!
Tom Tucker: Thanks Ollie.
Congressman: There is no just cause for an invasion of Iraq.
Peter: Well that may be, but what we're all forgetting is anyone that doesn't want to go to war is gay.
Congressman: I want to go to war.
Congressman 2: I want to go to war.
All of Congress: I want to go to war.
Dick Cheney: I was the first one who wanted to go to war!
Lois: OHH, PETER!
Washington: Hey. Hey, Jefferson. Check it out - Chick getting nailed on my head.
Jefferson: Sweet! Hey, Teddy, pass the word down to Frankenstein!
Lincoln: Oh, ha-ha.
Stewie: If your teachers ask about your bruises, what do you tell them?
Chris: (crying) I got hit by a baseball.
Stewie: If I choose to make stool in my pants right now, you're the only one here to change me. What do you think of that, hmm?
Brian: I'm not going to change you.
Brian: I said, I'm not going to change you.
Stewie: You can't be serious. Well, what if I make a fudgie? Well, I just won't. I just won't that's all. I just won't. Blast! I just did.
Gepetto: Whoops, I dropped my glasses. (Bends down, butt facing Pinochio.) Oh, by the way Pinochio, there were some cookies missing from the jar. Uh, did you take them?
Pinochio: Yes papa, I did. I'm sorry.
Gepetto: Are you sure you did?
Pinochio: Yes, papa. I would never lie to you.
Gepetto: Are you sure? I mean, you could lie to me. And who knows? You may even get away with it.
Tricia Takanawa: Diane, I'm standing outside the Park Barrington Hotel because they don't allow Asians inside.
Peter: ...Greg the Bunny...
Greg the Bunny is a FOX show Seth Green was a part of. It is now cancelled with the other shows on Peter's list.
Liscense Plate: WWID
Jesus' license plate reads WWID (What Would I Do?) A spin off of the popular phrase WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?).
Peter: Their vision is based on movement
This line is taken from Jurassic Park, when one character says to another how the T-Rex's vision is based on movement.
Bumper Sticker: Kucinich 2004
Dennis Kucinich is a Democratic US Congressman, and is heavilly anti-[president]bush.
Peter: How many times have I done this before?
When Peter and Lois are driving through the mall; this whole scene is taken from the Blues Brothers Movie.
Chris: That show only perpetuates the sterotype that George Lopez is funny.
An insult to the George Lopez Show that airs on ABC.
Dude Where's My Country?
Dude Where's My Country? was a novel written for the September 11th attacks.
GI Joe: And knowing is half the battle.
On the G.I. Joe show, Joe would always end with a Public Service Announcement. The final line was always "And knowing is half the battle".
Peter: I'm Mel Gibson... I play Peter Griffin, a heroic warrior who defied the English to free England from the English.
Peter is talking about Mel Gibson's part as William Wallace in Braveheart.
The episode title is based off of North by North West, an Alfred Hitchcock film.