• The title is a reference to the 1997 movie, Wag the Dog, starring Dustin Hoffman.
  • This episode was originally scheduled to air at 7:30 PM Eastern Time until the show switched timeslots with Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life.[1]
  • Like "Speakeasy Rider" this episode features guest appearances from cast members of Reno 911!. They are; Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Joe Lo Truglio.
  • Joe Lo Truglio and Thomas Lennon who play Carl Lumpkin and Kenny, respectively, were both cast members on the MTV sketch show, The State.
  • As in "Hawk & Chick", Larry Murphy is credited for playing Teddy in this episode despite Teddy not appearing. Murphy does, however, voices Ice Pick. This is also the only episode in Season 6 in which Teddy does not appear.
  • A total of 2.35 million households watched this episode.
  • It is revealed in this episode that above the garage where the kids meet the One Eyed Snakes in Speakeasy Rider is where Critter and Mudflap's apartment is. However, there is now a building to the left of the garage and a ladder leading up to fire stairs unlike in Speakeasy Rider where there was just a patch of land next to it and no ladder.
  • The two One Eyed Snakes members that are voiced by Larry Murphy and Joe Lo Truglio are named Ice Pick and Scab respectively. Ice Pick's name only appears on the closed captioning when he speaks offscreen and Scab's only appears on Fox's press release because Lo Truglio is only credited for playing Carl on the end credits. Their names aren't spoken in any dialog.
  • This episode takes place in around early June as Critter says the One Eyed Snakes are going up to Laconia, NH, for 'bike week', a real-life event which takes place over nine days ending on Father's Day.
  • There are 19 skulls visible in the apartment, they include; a doormat, a penny jar, candles, paintings, posters, a keychain, a helmet and some loose skulls.
  • The printer that Critter buys for Bob is a Print Perfect 3000, it appears to have WiFi connectivity.
  • Bob's possible dislike of cilantro is brought up again in the episode when Gene adds the line "he hates cilantro" to the description of Bob's alias 'Mustache Manny'. In "Ear-sy Rider" this is referenced in the "Say It Ain't Cilantro Burger" which "comes with no cilantro because cilantro is terrible."
  • The animation of the family dancing in the End Credits Sequence is copied from the credits sequence for "Sacred Couch." If played side by side they are identical apart from Critter, Mudflap, Ice Pick, and Kenny appearing in the restaurant and Tina's quick hair flip when Louise takes the plate over to Bob is missing.


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0 The Demo
1 Human FleshCrawl SpaceSacred CowSexy Dance FightingHamburger Dinner TheaterSheesh! Cab, Bob?Bed & BreakfastArt CrawlSpaghetti Western & MeatballsBurger WarWeekend at Mort'sLobsterfestTorpedo
2 The BelchiesBob Day AfternoonSynchronized SwimmingBurgerbossFood Truckin'Dr. YapMoody FoodieBad TinaBeefsquatch
3 Ear-sy RiderFull BarsBob Fires the KidsMutiny on the WindbreakerAn Indecent Thanksgiving ProposalThe DeepeningTina-Rannosaurus WrecksThe Unbearable Like-Likeness of GeneGod Rest Ye Merry Gentle-MannequinsMother Daughter Laser RazorNude BeachBroadcast Wagstaff School NewsMy Fuzzy ValentineLindapendent WomanO.T. The Outside ToiletTopsyTwo for TinaIt Snakes a VillageFamily FracasThe Kids Run the RestaurantBoyz 4 NowCarpe MuseumThe Unnatural
4 A River Runs Through BobFort NightSeaplane!My Big Fat Greek BobTurkey in a CanPurple Rain-UnionBob and DeliverChristmas in the CarSlumber PartyPresto Tina-OEasy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercialThe Frond FilesMazel TinaUncle TeddyThe Kids Rob a TrainI Get Psy-chic Out of YouThe EquestranautsAmbergrisThe Kids Run AwayGene It OnWharf HorseWorld Wharf II: The Wharfening
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9 Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now
Unknown season The Taking of Funtime One Two ThreeNightmare on Ocean Avenue StreetI Bob Your PardonTweentrepreneursBetter Off SledLive and Let FlyBobby DriverRoller? I Hardly Know Her!UFO No You Didn'tBed, Bob & BeyondLorenzo's Oil? No, Linda'sThe Helen HuntEvery Which Way but GooseThe Fresh Princ-ipalRoamin' Bob-idayIf You Love It so Much, Why Don't You Marionette?What About Blob?Long Time Listener, First Time BobThe Gene MileP.T.A. It Ain't SoYes Without My Zeke
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