The Warners act as delivery people from "Sam 'n' Ella's Coffee Shop" to deliver a sandwich for noted news anchor Slam Fondlesome. However, Fondlesome refuses to tip him, and they end up tormenting him throughout his broadcast.
This episode went through many many changes through its airings. For one thing, the anchorman's name was changed from Slam Fondlesome to the rather generic Dan Anchorman because of his last name. Additionally, Steven Spielberg was not keen to the amount of violence the Warners were doing to Fondlesome, so all violence was cut out, including a cameo by Slappy Squirrel. In addition, some dialogue had to be redubbed, including Yakko's William F. Buckley imitation and what followed. The censored version appears on the DVD.
Slam Fondlesome is a parody of newsman Sam Donaldson. Duanne 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!"