Bob Denver who played Gilligan on Gilligan's Island made an appearance at the white house gathering. Like Brain, he too refused to do the Smerschahoven (but for different reasons), so he to was imprisoned in the "Land Of Hats".
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.
After the regular opening, this episode contains a unique second opening where brown leaves blow through the wind and an instrumental version of the theme song with a 'Halloween' tone to it plays.
Brain uses two signs in this episode. The first says "You see, you are already under my control." The second says "I have forced you to use the still-frame feature on your VCR."
Look hard: you can see Jimi Hendrix in the crowd of hippies during Walter Concrete's new report. Frank Sinatra, for some reason, decides to stop for advice shortly after.
The woman promising twelve bags of sandle-root to Brain only gives him five bags.
Continuity: When Brain's computer screen is first show, the storm moves from left to right on the display. In later shots, however, the storm is at the left side of the screen and moves right.
The song Pinky is singing in the bar is to the tune of the song he was singing in Animaniacs episode "Spellbound".
If you look carefully at the janitor elf, you'll see he's smoking a candy cane.
When Brain opens the French cookbook, the first two foods seen are French Toast and French Fries. Ironically, neither food originated in France; French Toast is believed to have been created in Italy, while French Fries are an American creation.
The pigeons on the Justice of the Peace statue outside the courthouse are the Goodfeathers characters from Animaniacs.
The size and shape of the hole in the boss's desk changes back and forth.
Pinky's catch phrase "Narf" stands for Nuclear Attack Readiness Formation. At least... it does in this episode.