- Bait-and-Switch: Played straight, then subverted.
Peter: (talking in his sleep) Oh, Jenny Jenny Oh, yeah. Jenny, don't stop. (Lois looks offended) Oh, Richard Jeni, your HBO comedy specials have brought pleasure to millions. (Lois is pleased and shuts her eyes) ...And what a sweet ass.
Judge: You are clearly guilty of arson, so you are free to go... straight to jail! Ha! Now you got burned! No bail.
- When Peter, Joe, Quagmire, and Cleveland are on trial:
- Confusing Multiple Negatives:
Nigel: I expect to see you at Eliza's birthday bash, and I won't take no for an answer. Unless the question is "Do you not like me?" Get it? Double negative, you know.
- Distant Prologue: The episode begins in the '70s, where Peter tells his friends, "So I told my boss I'm not staying in that stupid toy factory. I'm gonna go places." It flashes forward twice more until the present day, with Peter saying the exact same thing both times.
- Lampshade The Obscure Reference: When Lois says all British men are charming, Peter replies, "That's what they said about Benjamin Disraeli." Cut to Disraeli, who chides the audience: "You don't even know who I am."
- Latex Perfection: Quagmire dresses as a priest to lure women into his house during the hurricane.
- Mandatory Line: After Quagmire says "Here's to The Drunken Clam, where they don't ask for proof of age and neither do I.", he forgets to say "Oh!" Peter has to remind him.
- Mood-Swinger: When the group tries to find a new bar to go to, they go to what they discover is a lesbian bar. Their reaction: "Oh. (surprised) Oh. (excited) Oh! (disappointed) Oh."
- Shout-Out: Stewie's subplot is a parody of My Fair Lady.
Recap / Family Guy S 3 E 4 One If By Clam Two If By Sea
Original air date: August 1, 2001