• The writer of the Family Guy episode that aired premiered just before this one on Animation Domination was also written by a first-time writer.
  • When intentionally losing the spelling bee, Steve spells out the names of two Tyler Perry films, Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion. His words were "diarrhea" and "medicine".
  • The badminton court is painted incorrectly, with an unnecessary line running down the center. And they refer to "line judge"; badminton has umpires and service judges.
  • Steve plays Beetman as Stan did in "Stan Time".
  • This is the first time Libby is shown talking or walking in the series, and she speaks entirely in French.
  • Akiko is asked to spelled "Chrysanthemum", which is a national symbol of Japan which she spells incorrectly.
  • A parody of the montage was displayed in this episode. Instead of a montage that showed Steve and Akiko winning competitions, the montage shows several zany pictures found on the Internet.
  • Francine thinks that "Revenge" had a 'J' in it.
  • Roger claims he was once able to convince Hayley to go to the hospital by putting a piece of glass in her neck.
  • This is the second time Roger's weight changes to fit his disguise, the first being "Oedipal Panties".
  • During the montage of Francine trying to find something Steve's good at, he tries chess and forfeits. However, the board showed only a check.
  • It is revealed in this episode that Mrs. Yoshida can't speak Japanese, despite Toshi's fluency in it, yet in "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", she scolds Toshi, even though he spoke Japanese. Additionally, dialog from Stan in "The Magnificent Steven" shows that she and her husband spoke Japanese in that episode when he tried to ask their permission to include Toshi in his cattle drive.
  • The song playing during the rival spelling bee montage is "ABC" by the Jackson 5.
  • Both Akiko and Steve's contestant numbers are prime numbers.
  • During Roger's montage of Jeff Fischer, Jeff's last name is spelled without the 'C'.

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