• The title references the phrase "Fight or flight," meaning to actually face a challenge or escape.
  • "Oh Mama!" is a reference to a recurring skit of Goldie Hawn dancing in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
  • Klaus' line "You want to get nuts, let's get nuts!" is a reference to the 1989 film Batman. A variation of the quote was used by Steve in "Escape from Pearl Bailey".
  • The Dreamsmith logo in Stan's film feature parodies of various film companies including a lion from MGM, TriStar's Pegasus, Detonation Films explosion, Dreamwork's moon and Jerry Bruckhiemer Films lighting bolt.
  • The girls reaching into the popcorn bucket on Principal Lewis' lap and becoming wide-eyed is a reference to a scene in the 1982 film Diner, in which a guy slips his penis though the bottom of a popcorn box at a theater for his date to find.[1]
  • Stan exclaims "De plane" when he discovers that Steve has taken the Spirit of Saint Louis, referencing Hervé Villechaize' character of Tattoo from Fantasy Island.
  • Francine’s dance scenes parody those of Goldie Hawn's Laugh-In go-go dancer.[2]

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