- The US People Magazine office and look are based on TMZ, a show about "celebrity dirt."
- Larvae Levin is a parody of Harvey Levin, the owner of TMZ.
- Cobb's servant LeRoy says "By your command" when excusing himself from his employer's presence, a reference to the Cylons in "Battlestar Galactica."
- The "situation room" resembles the one from the closing scenes of each episode of TMZ, including the chalkboard of stories that are being "investigated." Written on the Futurama version:
- Written in Alienese is the sentence EARTH INVASIONS GONE WILD. This is a reference to "Girls Gone Wild".