The chalkboard gag "I will watch all 600 episodes without sleeping" is a reference to a marathon that was being aired on FXX to celebrate the 600th episode mark, where all episodes from Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire to Treehouse of Horror XXVII are being aired. It started on November 24, 2016 and finished on December 6, 2016.
Abe's memories of his father have a similar animation style to that of the old Fleischer Studios Popeye cartoons.
Homer sings a version of the chorus of the Steely Dan's song Dirty Work.
In the end of the episode, the message "We'll miss you Vin Scully" appears, as he retired from his sports broadcaster career in 2016.