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  • The squirrel scenes parody the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape?.
  • Steve prostituting himself in New York dressed as a cowboy because told to do so by Roger, is an reference to John Schlesinger's movie Midnight Cowboy in which Joe Buck dresses as a rodeo cowboy and leaves for New York to make a living as a gigolo but falls under the thumb of tuberculous Rizzo.
  • When Roger and Steve announce their departure to New York City, Steve is wearing a red hunting hat similar to that of Holden Caulfield in The Catcher In The Rye. The hat, a symbol of Holden's perceived individuality, is used similarly in the episode.
  • Roger's line, "apres moi, le deluge" translates to "after me, the flood" in French and is a reference to what Madame du Pompadour said to King Louis XV.[1]

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