Whenever my life gets me so down, I know I can go down To where the music and the fun never ends! As long as the music keeps playin', you know what I'm sayin', You know that I can find a friend... At the Roundhouse!
All There Is to Know About "The Crying Game": The Trope Namer is spoofed in season 2 with a sketch called The Crying Game: The Early Years. It's about a baby boy in the infirmary talking about a baby girl that he was attracted to. Until the nurse came to change her diaper, and we find out that she's actually a boy (played by castmember Seymour Green).
Mark: "Someone must have taped that bow to his head by mistake! I was making passes at a GUY!!!"
Bait and Switch: The season 3 premiere about equality parodied the Energizer commercials' use of this trope, with two separate bits of the dad watching a "Curtain Rod Stewart" concert on Empty V and a commercial for "Crack Flags" (a spray for when you have a bug up your butt). Both instances, they would be interrupted by the mom waxing Straw Feminist phrases like "Why can't the post office send fe-mail? And mailmen should be called 'person-persons'!"
Still going. Nothing outlasts the Feminizer. She keeps going, and going... and going.
The episode also features a string of Parody Commercials for non-existent Christmas Specials, including "How David Lynch Stole Christmas" ("You're a weird one, Mister Lynch.") and "Shirly McClane's 'It's A Wonderful Afterlife'".
Cool Chair: Dad's. In one commercial/interview, the actor who played Dad said he could even drive that thing in the water.
Happens again in the Christmas special - the mom is reading a Christmas card for atheists, which reads: "You're a firm non-believer, but time will soon tell / Cause you'll soon change your mind when you're dead and in H-E-double-two-hicks."
"Beans, beans, good for your heart, the more you eat, the more you... (Beat) like them!"
Take That: At pretty much everything. If it was part of pop culture at the time the episode was written, odds are, it got mocked.
Very Special Episode: About gangs. The ending had it turn out to be All Just a Dream of the Anyfamily son, but when he realizes the problem still exists in the "real world", he finds that the Catch Phrase doesn't work this time; he wanders off confused and the credits — which start with a text reminder that "Gang violence is no joke" — roll silently.