The episode includes a number of cultural references, including the 1980s version of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe , The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show , a reverse version of She's All That with Connie turning Chris from a loser to a popular guy, Johnson & Johnson 's "No more tears" slogan, the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal, and the previously mentioned reference to Silence of the Lambs . [ 3 ] Spike TV was also parodied. [ 5 ] During the scene where Chris is at the party with his new found popular friends, a reference to The Goonies is made when Peter holds up a pirate coin and points out that Chris, Connie, and another party attender lead to "One Eyed Willie's treasure".The actor Adam Sandler is also referenced. [ 6 ]
In other episodes she is portrayed as chronically incapable of finding a boyfriend. For her Junior Prom she accepts a pity date from Brian, the family dog in " Barely Legal ". Brian ends up making out with her at this party, but only because he was highly inebriated, and most likely high, as Lois slipped a bit of weed into is jacket pocket. Meg then becomes infatuated with Brian, going so far as to abduct him in order to have sex with him after he rejects her, but she does not seem to be interested in Brian after this episode. To make up for the lack of boyfriends she made one up, in " Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey ".