Toshi, Snot, and Barry can be seen as S's (Steve) staff.
The magazine Stan reads has the same picture as the one Roger read in "Star Trek".
The poster depicts Tearjerker (Roger) wearing a monocle on his left eye, while his lair in the background has a monument modeled after his head with a monocle over its right eye. In the episode, Tearjerker wears the monocle on his right eye.
The head of Klaus' character, Tchochkie Schmear, is made to resemble Klaus' fish body. This is the second time that Klaus is shown in a human body whose face bears to him a resemblance, the last being in "Of Ice and Men".
In Sydney, a crocodile can been seen leaving the movie theater.
Tearjerker's contractor, Mike, is an unseen character whose shoddy construction and poor design of the villain's lair is a running gag. In fact, the non-retractable ropes, easily-broken floors, inoperable escape craft, poles in the middle of a hallway, and a tram-tour that ends in the villain's office all assist Stan in defeating Tearjerker. In the episode, Tearjerker says the work the contractor has done is "unacceptable," the same word Mike Holmes uses often in "Holmes on Homes".
Stan's ID card incorrectly states that the CIA is part of the Department of Justice.
When the British agent shoots one of his attackers a Wilhelm Scream can be heard. This is the sixth time a Wilhelm Scream is heard in the series.
The title screen for "Tearjerker" lists Francine in the role of Sexpun T'Come. In the sequel "For Black Eyes Only", her last name is given as "Tocome" in promotional materials but she is not given her own title screen.
Raiders of the Lost Ark is spoofed, with a German Shepherd Dog playing the role of Indiana Jones and Matthew McConaughey playing the role of Karen Allen, ironic seeing that the main villains of the Raiders movie were "German" Nazis.
When Bullock tells Stan that the awful movies are a cover, Stan asks if Lady in the Water was also a cover.