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  • One of the immigrants is wearing a white T-shirt depicting Prince on a purple motorcycle as seen in the movie poster for the 1984 film and album Purple Rain.
  • The two songs that Steve's band plays during practice are "Livin' on the Run" and "Sunset Blvd" both by Scott Grimes, the actor who voices Steve. The latter was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in 2005.
  • Toshi's sister Akiko briefly appears in this episode, but appears significantly younger than in later appearances.
  • The United States federal agency responsible for apprehending Stan and the illegal workers is clearly identified as the INS, but slightly less than four years before the show's airdate, the INS was dissolved into new offices of the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Stan claims and Francine confirms her fear of needles, but in "Helping Handis", she used a needle to sew up Blind Jimmy.
  • According to the DVD audio commentary, Jerry the Drummer was going to ask to sleep with one of the members of Steve and the Ass-Tones, but during Iggy Pop's recording session, he refused to say the line, as he did not want to affiliate himself with pedophilia.
    • Additionally, the commentary mentions that instead of "Take Me Home, Country Roads" being the song Steve and the migrant workers sing, it was going to be John Mellencamp's "Pink Houses".

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