Cleveland and Rallo make various references to the struggling FOX drama, The Finder. Three days before the episode aired, The Finder's cancellation was confirmed. 
Cleveland mentions an incident involving New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and other members that were involved in a club shooting in 2011.
The song playing in the background when Dee Dee hands over Donna to her brother is "Tracks of my Tears" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Donna notes that Dee Dee was 19 when she left Donna.
It is curious to note that Dee Dee's surname is Tubbs, considering Donna gained that surname by marrying Robert Tubbs. In a flashback in "Hot Cocoa Bang Bang", Cleveland also refers to a young Donna as "Tubbs."