On the map in George Michael's dorm, there are three pins in it. 2 in California and 1 in Portugal. A reference to how no one in the family (apart from George Michael) seems to know that Portugal is in Europe and not South America.
British news reporters microphone reads "WEE O.C."
As Michael and George Michael come up the stairs, there is a sign on the notice board that says "Korean Club." Also, as they walk along the corridor, there is a sign on a door that says "Hello" -- a possible reference to Annyong.
On the wall outside the shop that GOB buys, his Roofie's is a sign that reads:
Are you in a Roofie Circle
How to tell:
The shame feels like it won't go away.
People are surprised when you're surprised to see them.
Loss of month.
Michael: No one likes to share their identity.
A nod to Jason Bateman's 2013 film The Identity Thief, where his identity is stolen.
The opening scene is a parody of "The Grinch," a Dr Seuss book. The story is about a cold and heartless green recluse, who scorns the holiday season. He lives on a cliff overlooking Whoville, a cheery and joyful town.
The film was directed by Ron Howard and Jeffrey Tambor (George Sr) plays the Mayor.