The Warners act as delivery people from "Sam 'n' Ella's Coffee Shop" to deliver a sandwich for noted news anchor Dan Anchorman. However, Dan doesn't even get his sandwich (as it is eaten by Dot) and refuses to tip them, and they end up tormenting him throughout his broadcast.
This episode went through many, many changes through its airings. For one, the anchorman's name was originally Slam Fondlesome, but was later changed to Dan Anchorman, as the surname was considered somewhat suggestive. Additionally, Steven Spielberg was not keen to the amount of violence the Warners were exacting upon Fondlesome, so a large portion of violence was cut for reruns, including a scene where Fondlesome is electrocuted, and a cameo by Slappy Squirrel. In addition, some dialogue had to be redubbed, including Yakko's scene as William F. Yakkley (a parody of William F. Buckley) and what followed. The re-aired version appears on the DVD releases and on Hulu.
Slam Fondlesome is a parody of newsman Sam Donaldson. Doo-anne Sewer is a parody of Dianne Sawyer. Wolf Spritzer is a parody of Wolf Blitzer.
When the Warners change the channel on the news, Fondlesome finds himself in parodies of Gilligan's Island, Godzilla, and the WWF.
The Warners' last line is a reference to Dennis Miller's closing on Weekend Update on SNL.
At the end of the Warners' song, Dot says, "We're Beatrice," which was the tagline of Beatrice Foods.
Wakko says, "Ground control to Major Tom, commencing countdown engines on," which is a lyric to "Space Oddity" by David Bowie.
Slam: I will not have this broadcast interupted by a bunch of little kids! Yakko: We protest you calling us little kids! We prefer to be called "vertically impaired pre-adults".
The Goodfeathers star in a parody of Raging Bull, with Bobby, naturally, in the Robert DeNiro role.
This marks the first appearance of the Goodfeathers theme song, which is a parody of the Dean Martin song, "That's Amoré".
Wakko makes a cameo appearance after Pesto calls Bobby a wacko. A similar gag would later be used for an episode of Freakazoid.
The character of Max is a parody of Burgess Meredith's character from Rocky. Additionally, Prettyboy Robin is a parody of Rocky Balboa himself. This is made clear when he falls to pieces and yells, "Yo, Adrian!"