In Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington, Mr. Weed is depicted as a member of the toy factory's management staff, not the owner. He wouldn't have had the authority to will the destruction of the factory.
When Peter exits the car before entering the Renaissance Fair the door opens the opposite way. (This was pointed out on the DVD)
Peter: Are you training to be a jouster too?
Mort: Yes. I'm trying to overcome my terrible fear of swords. A man in a pirate costume stabbed me in the ear when I was nine, and again when I was thirty!
Tom Tucker: And now here's Ollie Williams with the BlaccuWeather forecast. Ollie?
Ollie Williams: It's gon rain!
Death's Dog: Hey, did someone choke on a roll in here?
Brian: No, no, no. I spit it up.
Death's Dog: Oh.
(He leaves the house)
Tom Tucker: The crowd has fallen deathly ill.. silent.. sorry.
Peter: (To Lois, after she tells Peter that he should pursue his dream job.) You know, since money's getting tight, I was gonna suggest that we eat the kids. You know, jokingly at first, but then I was gonna gauge your reaction and if you were cool with it, we would go from there, but this is a much better idea.
Peter: Hey, kids! Hey, you know what I do? I work at a toy factory and you know what I do there?
Boy: I bet you're just one of those low-level assembly-line guys who stands there all day screwing heads on dolls. 'Ooh, is it on straight? I don't know.' Boooo!
Peter: Why, you little snot-nosed...
Teacher: Mr. Griffin! (Whispering to Peter) He plays kickball in the park after school. Get him there. (Aloud to the class) Does anyone have any questions for Mr. Griffin?
Stewie: (to Meg, about Peter being dressed like a hooker) It's eerie, isn't it? It's like looking into the future.
Black Knight: You see kids your father is nothing but a fizzle!
Peter: Nobody calls me a fizzle and gets away with it! Except that one guy who called me a fizzle and then ran off. He got away with it. But most people who call me a fizzle don't get away with it. Well, actually, that guy who got away with it was the only one who ever called me a fizzle. After today ... only half the people who ever called me a fizzle will have gotten away with it.
Stewie: How ya doin' there, Big Guy? You holdin' up okay? You wanna sooda? ...Ah, screw it, I tried.
First appearance of Ollie Williams, Channel five's "Blackuweather" forecaster.
The episode features a medieval version of the end credits' tune.
Adam Carolla plays Death. His co-star on The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel plays Death's dog.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein Coorperation allowed So Long, Farewell to be used under 2 conditions: The song is not to be made fun of, and a fart joke later in the episode must be removed (although it wasn't even related to the song).
The episode title alludes to the 1992 film Mr. Saturday Night starring Billy Crystal, about the life and career of a popular Jewish comedian.
The Electric Company
Peter: ..I'll have to go back to my job at the Electric Company
The Electric Company is a kids educational show, someway like Sesame Street. In the show two shadowed faces, face to face, sound out words, just like Peter and the unknown character did, regularly on 'The Electric Company'.
Peter: We had bad luck with dinner guests. Remember when Margot Kidder was here?
Margot Kidder was in the Superman movies with Christopher Reeves. She suffered from serious bipolar disorder which lead to intense delusions later in life. She went missing for three days and was found wandering the streets, homeless, by police.
The Sound Of Music
Kids: So Long, Farewell
This scene is lifted from the Classic film The Sound of Music about a family that escaped from Nazi Controlled Austria
Drill Sargent: You wanna make 16th century mathemetician Johannes Kepler your bitch don't you!
Johannes Kepler was a German Astronomer born to a poor family in 1594. In attempting to understand atmospheric refraction of light, he became the first to explain accurately how the eye sees, how eyeglasses improve vision, and what happens to light in a telescope.
Gene Rayburn: Forgetful Freddy was so forgetful...
Audience: How forgetful was he?
Gene Rayburn: He was so forgetful, whenever he tried to remember someone's name,he drew a blank...
On the Match Game contestents needed to match the end of a sentence with a celebrity that had the right answer.
Mr. Weed: Our original name was Bermuda Grass
Weed is a slang term for Marijuana, as is Bermuda Grass.
Stewie: And I'm Lecil
The children of the Sound of music wear similar costumes, and sing an identical song in the movie the Sound of Music.