The breakfast machine itself is similar to the breakfast machine featured in the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure.
When Liddane introduces Stewie to her boyfriend, Stewie gets jealous and furious and rants about Liddane's boyfriend, "with his damn Teva sandals, and his Skoal Bandits, and his Abercrombie & Fitch long-sleeved open-stitch crew neck henley, smoking his sticky buds out of a soda can while watching his favorite downloaded Simpsons episodes every night." Stewie calling out to Liddane after she has departed is a reference to Catherine Earnshaw calling for Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights.
Two weeks later, Meg babysits Stewie again, then he realizes that he forgot to release Jeremy from Brian's trunk, and mildly assumes that he is dead, without much remorse.
The title of the episode is a play on the TV series 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, another Fox program.
Peter quickly begins spending unnecessarily (misunderstanding the concept of a tab).
The series ran on ABC from September 17, 2002 to April 15, 2005.
"8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter" is the eighth episode from the fourth season of the FOX animated series Family Guy which guest starred Joanna García as Stewie’s babysitter, Liddane.
This episode was rated TV-14-DLSV in the United States.
Peter offers to sell Meg to the Goldmans to settle the bill, offering a contract; Mort agrees, but everyone is shocked to discover that Neil has started dating another girl named Cecilia.
Meg becomes unexpectedly jealous and hunts desperately for a boyfriend to make Neil jealous; she ends up settling for Jake Tucker, who only wants her to buy him some BB's.