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  • One of the fates Donna suggests for the rat is putting it in a hoodie and sending it to Florida, referencing the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.[1]
  • The torture method of using a rope and bottomless chair was used in the James Bond film Casino Royale.[2]
  • Rallo referring to Junior as the "spy who loved pizza" is a spin on the James Bond title The Spy Who Loved Me.
  • The closing message "Rallo will return in..." followed by titles was frequently used at the end of James Bond films, to reveal the next film's title.
  • The titles "The Man With The Brown Eye", "The Spy Who Loafed Me", and "From Russia With Log" are parodies of the James Bond titles The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, and From Russia With Love respectively.
  • Rat Lauer pulling Cleveland's hair to help him cook is a parody of the film Ratatouille.
  • The plot device of Cleveland and Donna hiding in their car from a rabid Rat Lauer is similar to that of the Stephen King novel Cujo.
  • The part where Donna spins around and exclaims, "Oh, man! Oh, God!", is a reference to Ryan O'Neal's character in Tough Guys Don't Dance.[3]

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