The episode title is a play on the phrase "thanks for nothing".
Phil dresses up as Phil's "twin brother", Mike Miller. Phil revealed to Carol that he had a brother in "Screw the Moon". However, unbeknownst to Phil, he is actually stranded in the International Space Station.
Carol references the song "Ugly" by the music group, Fishbone.
Phil and Carol get a divorce as a result of Phil telling the truth instead of lies.
Chet Atkins's "Yakety Axe" plays as Phil practices his bar tricks.