The title is a reference to the original title of The Sid Caesar Show, where guest star Carl Reiner, among others, famously got his start.
Cleveland's first show concept parodies The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson while Lester's dress and animals parody "Jungle" Jack Hanna's appearances on Late Night with David Letterman.
Rallo's remark of "I learned it by watching you" to Donna and the ensuing announcement regarding karate are a reference of the “I learned it by watching you” commercial which was part of the US anti-narcotics campaign by Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA). The commercial referenced first aired in the 1980s.
When Lester kisses Kendra after her "makeover", her makeup makes him appear as Heath Ledger's Joker from The Dark Knight.