Paul watches a lot of "M*A*S*H" in this episode. The previous episode features Jamie Farr who played Klinger on "M*A*S*H".
Burt: I wanna be a macho man.
During the end credits, John Pankow mentions that his brother is in the band Chicago. This is actually true. His brother James is a founding member of the band.
At one point Paul says "It's near the end of the last season". The audience laughs because it actually was near the end of "Mad About You". However, he was really talking about the "M*A*S*H" marathon his character was watching on tv.
Dr. Ira Livingstone: Ira's wrestling persona as ring manager for Gorilla Boy (Marvin) is a send-up of the pop-culture portrayal of explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley, the man who found Dr. David Livingstone and supposedly said the famous phrase "Doctor Livingstone, I presume?".