'''Original air date''': April 25, 2000

!!This episode contains examples of:

* AnnoyingLaugh: When Fran Drescher takes over the role of Lois on the reality show, she frequently emits her trademark laugh. Lois, annoyed, grumbles, "Ugh, I do not sound like that."
* BaitAndSwitch: When Wilshard informs Lois and Peter that they can't quit the reality show because they signed a contract, Peter says, "Here's what I think of your contract!" You think he's going to rip it up (which would be the cliched thing to do), but he merely hands it back to him and says, "I think it's awful and I don't much care for it at all, good sir."
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Syndication cuts the entire sequence of Peter getting out of the car nude.
** The scene where Meg walks in on Quagmire having sex with a woman is also cut in syndication.
* ConfessionCam: Naturally used on the Griffin reality show.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Implied at Meg's slumber party; Lois spots Chris behind the couch and tells him to get out; he says he can't, so Lois compromises: "OK, finish up and ''then'' come out."
* HintDropping: At a seafood restaurant, Lois tells Meg to put her bib on. Meg is confused why a teenager would need a bib; Lois persists, and Peter is blunt: "She means your nipples are sticking out."
* LiteralMinded: When Meg is embarrassed by her family at her slumber party, she says, "God, kill me now." Cut to Heaven where God is about to shoot her with a sniper rifle. Luckily for Meg, God is interrupted by a phone call from someone named Karen.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: After the Griffins' trip to the beach, Peter stops at a gas station and exits the car fully nude (a BrickJoke from the fact that he lost his trunks earlier while playing the Quahog Clam). He even runs into Kevin from next door.
* NonAnswer: When Wilshard informs Lois that she's very popular amongst the 25 to 49 female demographic:
--> '''Peter''': What about me?\\
'''Wilshard''': (laughs) You?! Look, the bottom line is you folks are still under contract, OK?
* TheOtherDarrin: In-universe, this is what happens to Meg; she's replaced by a more attractive version of herself to increase ratings.
* OutOfFocus: When the new Meg is a hit on the show, the camera crew doesn't want to focus on anybody else. In one scene, new Meg barges into a scene and whines about her day, and runs up to her room; the camera crew follow in hot pursuit, leaving the rest of the Griffins downstairs.
* OverlyPreparedGag: Peter wants to make a sitcom about being a retired baseball umpire who opens a bar at the center of the Earth just to make this joke: "You, are, OUTTA HERE!"
* PrankCall: Stewie and Brian prank call Diane's talk show, using the old "Do you have Prince Albert in a can?" joke.
* ShoutOut: In the ColdOpen, Peter paints a portrait of the family from ''Series/FamilyTies''.
** A scene from the "Abyssinia, Henry" episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is recreated with the Griffins.
** The ending of the episode, where Meg types her diary on a computer while synthesized music plays, is a reference to ''Series/DoogieHowserMD''.
* SoundEffectBleep: When Lois is given an unflattering subtitle on the talk show, she says, "Oh, go (fuck) yourself, Diane."
--> '''Stewie''': She said a swear!
* StockFootage: The cutaway where Peter remarks that Jesus must have been wasted 24 hours a day from having blood made of wine is recycled from the first episode, "Death Has a Shadow". Subverted in that, when "Shadow" first aired, that gag was not shown, so its inclusion here was new at the time.
* TakeThat: To Cybill Shepherd:
--> '''Stewie''': You! Cameraman! Make sure you use that Cybill Shepherd filter. If it makes ''her'' look half-human, it'll take six months off my face.