Note: Instead of waking up to the normal phone routine, Jay wakes up to the alarm clock radio.
Jay waking up to the alarm clock radio (opening gag):
Howard Stern: This is Howard Stern. I want to apologize to the following groups: "Latinos", "Native Americans", and "Mothers Against drunk Drivers”. I guess the only one I can make fun of is that fat film critic "Jay Sherman"
Jay at work, in a theater (opening gag):
A women dancing in a large field on a hill, suddenly she nears the camera and crashes into it. (This is a parody of the movie "The Sound of Music".)
Jay at the end of the movie credits (ending gag)
Jay: Is the Snack Bar still open?
The title of this episode is a parody to "Laurence of Arabia".
Movie Spoofs/Parodies includes.
• Hee Haw: The Next Generation ("Star Trek The Next Generation" and "Hee Haw" combined).
• Beverly Robo K9 cop and a 1/2 2 (Parody to Beverly Hills cop, Robocop, K9 cop, and cop and 1/2; and all their sequels).
• Bill and Ahmed's Excellent Adventure. (This is a Parody of “Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.”).
• Brown Acres (parody to Green Acres).
David Letterman's top ten list and himself are portrayed on this episode with the top 10 list being named as "Top Ten Reasons Jay Sherman's Lost in the Desert".