The guest stars at the rehearsal include Bob Hope, Luke Perry, Cher, and William Shatner (called "The Parum-Pum Man" in the credits).
In the alternate reality, Bugs/Harvey reads a newspaper with the headline "Encino Man 2 Wins Best Pic Oscar".
Buster: Ok guys, lets setup for the finale!
Cher: You got it babe. (rubs her hand across his face and walks off)
Babs: That reminds me, I'm still mad at you. What were you whispering to her about anyway?!
Cher (to babs): He wanted to know what to get you for christmas.
Babs: Oh.. (nervously) aheh-heh-heh. So what'd she suggest a tattoo?
Buster: No this! (Grabs her, leans her over and kisses her for a few seconds - then walks off)
Babs: Ooh.. (melts)
(After Sneezer sneezes, causing the entire set to crash onto the stage)
TV Executive #2: Ahahahaha, now this is good.
TV Executive #1: You are so lost Edward.
TV Executive #2: Yes I am.
Blue Grinch: All the shmagoos down in Shmagooville...
Babs: Thank you, Mr. Sensitive
Buster: And now it's time for...
Plucky: Plucky, the red-beaked reinduck!
Plucky: I am Plucky Duck.
Babs: And I'm Babs Bunny.
Both: No relation!
Babs: How can we be related? He's a duck, I'm a rabbit. I don't get it!
This episodes Credits Gag is:
Stop Watching These Credits
And Go Buy Us A Really Nice Gift!
This episode is inspired by many different Christmas specials, but mainly It's a Wonderful Life. This is quite possibly the closest a childrens cartoon ever came to the movie (they didn't "conveniently forget" George Bailey's suicide attempt here).
This episode is an obvious homage to "It's A Wonderful Life."
Harvey's name probably came from the movie "Harvey", about a man who had an imaginary friend in the form of a 6-foot rabbit. Jimmy Stewart, who was the lead in "It's a Wonderful Life" also starred as the main character.
In addition to the main plot, several small references to It's a Wonderful Life are made throughout the episode: - God introduces Max as "the richest and meanest toon in Acme Acres", similar to Mr. Potter's introduction. Also, like Potter, Max spends most of the episode in a wheelchair. - When Gogo slides down the staircase, he knocks off a loose finniel. - In the cartoons that Babs (who looks and acts like Mary Bailey in the world without George) watches, Porky tells Petunia he's going to lasso the moon, and Pepe tries on a cologne labeled "Zuzu's Petals".
The chipmunk show that Plucky is reffering to is Chip and Dale Resuce Rangers.