At the end of this episode one of Brain's hippie students hijacks Brain's plan and launches the first worldwide all-news network. Pinky says the student was named "Ted Something." This is an in-joke about Ted Turner and CNN.
This cartoon was first aired as part of episode 42. The gag credit for this episode is: Pternophobia - Fear of feathers.
This episode is a parody of the 1971 film Billy Jack (and its two sequels), starring Tom Laughlin in the title role.