The first scene of the first 16:9 episode features a 16:9 television screen.
Greg: Why are we always holding hands?
Terry: So people know we're gay.
Greg: Oh, right.
Horse Race Announcer: And coming over the finish line, it's Well-I'll-Be-A-Son-of-a-Bitch...finishing dead last! That was misleading only if you were joining us just now. If you watched the entire race, it was perfectly clear! I have only one emotional level to my voice!
Roger's opening credits disguise: Evel Knievel from the episode "Big Trouble in Little Langley"
This is the first American Dad episode to be shown in high definition/HD.
Roger's outfit of a red jacket, green trousers and country hat resembles Tobey Maguire's in Seabiscuit.
One of the segments in which Roger is seen riding Stan, is a clear reference to the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia.
The Horse Whisperer was a 1995 novel, adapted to a film in 1998 starring Robert Redford.
Francine: Well, there is one thing you could do for me.
Francine: Come here. Win, win!
This is a reference to a similar dialogue between Adrian and Rocky in the 1979 movie Rocky II.
Even the first seconds of the music starting after the dialogue resemble Bill Conti's "Going The Distance" from the Rocky score.
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