• The episode title may be a reference to the song Rapper's Delight by The Sugarhill Gang. Rapper's Delight was in turn a direct inspiration for the Blondie song Rapture, considered the first "hit" rap song. [1]
  • The Antichrist's costume is styled after the Riddler from Batman.
  • The music and setting of the world after The Tribulations are reminiscent of John Carpenter films, notably the Escape From New York / Escape From LA films.
  • In the final battle, Jesus is seen wearing two "Holy hand-grenade"s which is a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • The final scene of Klaus wearing the Santa hat is reminiscent of the final scene of several film versions of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol, notably the 1970 version of Scrooge when Scrooge places the Santa hat on the door knocker.
  • When Jesus enters the bar to recruit Stan, Lord Humungous and many of the other raiders from The Road Warrior can be seen in the background.
  • One of the people in the bar wears clothing reminiscent of Dengar's from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Jesus’ comment regarding his father’s dead jester is a reference to Yorick in Hamlet.
  • During the fight with the anti-Christ when Stan shoots the wisemen down from the ceiling, he says, "It's raining wisemen, hallelujah." This is a reference to the Weather Girls song "It's Raining Men".

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