Chris' birthday is February 8.
The song that Franz Gutentag is singing while moving a "Chris" puppet is "Der Kommisar" by Falco.
German used in this episode:
"Gutentag" means "good day", "Schlechtnacht" means "bad night".
The sign on the right door reads "keine entranz mit platz munchen" which means "no ... with place munich". "Entranz" isn't German.
The sign on the left door reads "gluck mach nicht enmechwerchtich lieber" which means "luck make not ... rather"; "enmechwerchtich" is gibberish.
The Twilight Saga
The puppets that Chris use as one is a vampire and one is a werewolf is from "The Twilight Saga".
The story of Chris becoming friends with Franz, only to find out that he's a Nazi, is a reference to the shory story Apt Pupil by Stephen King, which was adapted into a film starring Ian McKellen.
Peter's line where he asks Herbert to tell Meg if he sees her "Thunder thighs are on the move, Thunder thighs are on the loose" is a parody of the opening lyrics used in the 1985 animated series ThunderCats.
The Outer Limits
This episode was based on the episode of Outer Limits titled "Tribunal".
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