Peter tells the audience three of Creator/StephenKing's most famous stories, featuring the ''Family Guy'' cast in the starring roles.

* AbsenteeActor: Chris doesn't appear in this episode.
* BaitAndSwitch: When introducing the third segment, Peter seems to imply that he's going to tell ''Film/TheShining'' before going into ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''.
* RunningGag: All three stories involved Joe playing an able character who gets crippled.
* TakeThat: At the end of the episode, Peter tells us to stay tuned for [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad "whatever FOX is limpin' to the barn with"]]. Doubles as SelfDeprecation, considering who said it.

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: See ShoutOut.
* DemotedToExtra: Meg's one appearance in the episode is being the dead body.
* FiveFiveFive: When Richard Dreyfuss talks to Roy Scheider about catching up and tries to give him his phone number, Roy is offended that it starts with "555" and tells him that he can just say no if he wants to.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: At the end, the narrator says that Cleve grew up to marry Creator/RebeccaRomijn, then says he's not making it up and that the actor who played the fat kid from ''Stand By Me'' (Creator/JerryOConnell) really did marry her.
* PlotHole: Lampshaded when Petey pulls a gun on Ace. Ace responds that Petey wins for now, but that he'll get a gun tomorrow and see him again. Petey realizes they live in the same town and he'd have to be on his guard every day, so he lets Ace take the body--remarking this whole thing is a big hole in the story.
* ShoutOut: Ace's gang consists of [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse Beast Man, Mer-Man,]] and [[Series/{{Cheers}} Norm Peterson]].
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Quag complains that their journey is getting dangerous and asks why they couldn't have just taken a bus over. Petey says that it's because one of their friends is black.

* PlotHole: Discussed by Stewie. Denouncing bringing back Snuggly Jeff by way of a children's wish, she cites ''Film/{{Contact}}'' and her displeasure of there being a backup machine that the characters somehow never noticed until it was relevant.
* ToiletHumor: Brian/Paul watches an episode of ''[[Series/MagnumPI Magnum, B.M.]]''
-->'''T.C.:''' Magnum, I found a smudge on the crime scene. Do you have poo on your hands?
-->'''Magnum:''' ''(looks at his hand)'' A little.

* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: For the scene where Carter/Norton discovers Andy's escape tunnel behind a poster of David Cassidy, he pokes his finger through a hole in the poster placed right at Cassidy's anus.
* OhCrap:
-->'''Peter/Andy:''' ''[in letter]'' If you're reading this, you've gotten out. And if you've come this far, maybe you're willing to come a little further. You remember the name of the town, don't you?\\
'''Cleveland/Red:''' ''[beat]'' SHIT!!
* ShoutOut
** Instead of naked ladies, Peter/Andy carves ''Franchise/StarWars'' figurines out of soap.
** In one scene, Carter/Norton gets annoyed by [[Film/{{Caddyshack}} a desk lamp blocking his view]].
** As Peter/Andy gets ready to break the pipe, we see that Carter/Norton is watching ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Peter/Andy smashes the pipe when the theme song gets to the clapping part.
* TantrumThrowing: Provides the page image.
-->'''Carter/Norton:''' God, I'm so angry, I could just throw a rock at that poster of David Cassidy!
* VisualPun: When Peter/Andy calls Carter/Norton "obtuse", it's shown that he is sitting on an obtuse angle.
-->'''Carter/Norton:''' Two months in the hole! Or am I being obtuse?!
-->'''Peter/Andy:''' No, now you're being acute.
* YourMom: Cleveland/Red tells his parole officer that he had sex with his mother, delivered to the prison guards in a major TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.