When Rallo tries to pass along Murray's requests which are laced with Yiddish, Donna blames it on the television show Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Donna was on the Foxy Boxing circuit.
The interrupted training montage starts with "Eye of the Tiger", originally by Survivor.
The CBS logo appears as Cleveland notes the hopelessness of the elderly in a nod to the network's programming favored by the senior demographic.
The various ambient sounds in the Brown household as the senior citizens spend Christmas with the family perform "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".
According to records kept by TVRage, this episode is the highest rated program of the entire show, scoring a ratings share of 9.2 and over 7 million viewers.
This episode was nominated for an Emmy for Animated Program at The 63rd Annual Emmy Awards, making it The Cleveland Show's first Emmy nomination.
When Murray tells Rallo about quality of life, he asks him if he'd rather spend 10 minutes with Natalie Portman or 10 years with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Junior admits he would like to spend 30 minutes with Cheryl Hines.