Evidently, the Griffins had a fourth child, Peter Griffin Junior, who died from shaken baby syndrome.
Message before the episode:
Tonight's episode of "Family Guy" was recently discovered in Peter Griffin's basement, along with a number of other "lost episodes."
The following events take place in Quahog in March of 2007.
This episode breaks a record with 179,997 FCC complaints. To show you how much of a record this is the entire month before all the shows on television only received 578 complaints.
The sign outside of the horse track says "Today: Quahog Derby. Tomorrow: Terrence Trent D'erby"
Later airings of this episode on Fox and Adult Swim completely remove the very long "Christan Bale yelling at Peter" clip. In its place, several smaller clips are placed throughout the episode to fill up the extensive time gap.
In the wide shot of the delivery room just after Bonnie gave birth, there is clearly no television near Dr. Hartman. However, the next close-up shot of Dr. Hartman, he is sitting next to a television on a cart. Plus, in the same close-up, the umbilical cord that was just attached to Susie appears gone without being cut, and there is no umbilical stub.
When Peter uses a hot air balloon to move his house, it crashes Cleveland's house, which results in Cleveland's bathtub gag again. But before the gag, his garage has a yellow exterior wall instead of the normal pink.
In this episode, Peter is required to pass the third grade, but in "And the Wiener is..." Peter passes fourth grade just before he goes hunting with Chris, meaning he must have passed the third grade prior to that.
We learn that Quagmire possibly has three illegitimate children.
The Quahog Elementary School is named Martin Mull Elementary.
Despite Peter's court sentence, the next episode won't be airing "Next Sunday at 9" as 24: Redemption took it's place on a two-hour timeslot at 8pm, a week after this episode's FOX airdate.
Joe swims in this episode to save Peter & Brain, even though Bonnie once said that Joe can't swim.
When Joe saves Peter and Brian, the guys do the sudden shave bit on Peter. Peter raises his left arm to touch his hair. However, In the next scene it is shown that his left arm is broken.
Songs played during the karaoke night:
Summer Nights from the musical Grease
Everybody Hurts by R.E.M
In one scene, a home movie shows Brian as a puppy. But Peter first met a homeless Brian on the streets.
Stewie claims to have his first soda in this episode however we see him drinking Tab in "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou".
Bette Midler - The Rose
Marvin Gaye - Let's get it on
Huey Lewis and the News - The Power of Love
When Stewie, Mort, and Brian sneak onto the U-Boat, they're seen by a Nazi who makes a mistake in his German...instead of " mit einen Dog" he should have said "mit einem Hund".
This is the first "Road to..." episode to not feature a musical number. Stewie and Brian try to start one, but are interrupted by Mort.