Chris Rock: (narrating) I never feared speaking in public, until I had to speak in public.
Julius: What are you doing?
Rochelle: Spraying for ants.
Julius: I thought we called an exterminator?
Rochelle: I don't want him to think we got ants.
Julius: (to Rochelle) You lost ten dollars? That's ten dollars worth of dollars!
This episode was nominated for the 2007 Image Award for Outstanding Directing In A Comedy Series.
The last song in this episode is "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers.
While Chris is making his speech the song playing is Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie.
Caruso: Man should be judged not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character.
When Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech at the March on Washington, he said that he wanted his four children to grow up in a country where they would be "judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Caruso: Upside your head!
(Caruso smacks Chris in the head)
Chris Rock (narrating): The next politician to use that phrase was Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
Jesse Ventura is a former professional wrestler who later went into politics and served one term as the governor of Minnesota.
Caruso: Grape today, grape tomorrow, grape forever.
This phrase is repeated regarding ramps and detention. It is a reference to former Alabama Governor George Wallace (1919-1998) and his 1962 inaugural speech in which he said, "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." His speechwriter at the time was a Klansman. Wallace later recanted his racist ideas but he is still widely remembered for them.
Caruso: Keep hope alive!
This is a reference to Jesse Jackson's address to the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Jesse Jackson repeats those same three words at the end of his speech.