The Pilot episode was leaked to the Internet the last week of June 2009. Originally in the theme song, Cleveland sang "My happy black-guy face", but it was rewritten as "My happy mustached face" to be more racially sensitive.
The episode starts off in the 4:3 format, and when Cleveland is leaving Quahog it becomes the 16:9 format.
Peter destroys Cleveland's house while he is taking a bath. This is a recurring joke from Family Guy, where Peter would be doing something ridiculous, and destroy Cleveland's house while Cleveland was taking a bath.
In a flashback, Cleveland and Donna puke on each other after chugging two beers. The first of many Puking gags.
Oscar nominated American actress Kathleen Turner is featured in this episode as starring in the 1992 baseball film The Babe instead of John Goodman.
Joe Torre was the manager of the Los AngelesDodgers and a former Major League Baseball player. He played for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Upon his retirement as a player, he later managed all three teams. Torre also managed the Yankees from 1996-2007. The Yankees reached the post season each year and won ten American League East Division titles, six American League pennants, four World Series titles, and overall compiled a .605 winning percentage.
Cleveland mentions the Family Guy episodes “Brian Goes Back to College”, “One If by Clam, Two If by Sea” & Family Guy's versions of the Star Wars trilogy, Blue Harvest, Something Something Something Dark Side & It's a Trap!
American country singer and actress Dolly Parton is featured in this episode as a baby supporting 2 of Dolly's biggest assets.
During the flashback sequence near the end, the song played is "How Deep is Your Love" by The Bee Gees.