• This episode's title is a reference to Jack and the Beanstalk. Several elements of the episode refer to the fairy tale.
  • Leela's imprisonment in the tower and letting down of her 'hair' to allow Fry and Bender to climb up refers to Rapunzel.
  • As Fry and Bender are climbing up to Leela, they encounter Adam West and Burt Ward at a window; this parodies a moment in various episodes of the Batman TV series, when the Dynamic Duo would similarly encounter a celebrity as they climbed the side of a building.
  • Jake the Dog and Finn the Human from Adventure Time are seen chained up in Momsanto.
  • The scene in which the Hyperchicken is saying that the sky is falling could be a parody of Chicken Little
  • A plaque with Momsanto seen in this episode is a reference to Monsanto, a genetic engineering agriculture company.
  • Leela refers to the Monsanto castle as "some kind of de-luxe apartment in the sky", a reference to the theme song for the sitcom The Jeffersons.
  • Mom refers to her mutant bean plants as "Colossus, The Beanstalk Project"; the name references Colossus: The Forbin Project, a 1970 film based upon the 1966 novel, Colossus.
  • The country bar is called TEX 1138, spoofing THX 1138, George Lucas' first movie.
  • We find out in this episode that Leela occasionally lays an egg.