- This episode is dedicated to the memory of Freddy Fener, a dog belonging to Jonathan Fener.
- This marks the third time the Smiths owned a dog after Thor in the pilot and Fussy in "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives". However, Stan claims that those were dreams.
- Francine stated that Steve had Thor five years prior. Thor was owned by Steve during the pilot episode, which aired seven seasons prior.
- Stan mentions his attraction to actress Jane Seymour.
- The song played while Stan and Freddy are talking on the boat is "Carried Away" by Carl Broemel.
- The song played while Freddy and Kisses sail off into the sunset is "The Ruling Class" by Loose Fur.
- The song played while Stan is in the library is "Weird Science" by Oingo Boingo. Stan actually acknowledges that the song was being played not as montage music, but by someone in the library.
- Stan thought the family had called him for a family meeting because William Shatner had died.
- Stan gets the film title Jerry Maguire correct despite him calling it Show Me the Money in "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone And His Boy Jabari".
- This episodes shows a Heaven that exists for dogs, despite what Father Donovan claimed in "Roger Codger".
- Although not credited, Nickie Bryar provides the voice of Alice Kramden when Stan watches The Honeymooners.
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