Dante and Randall start the show by reading letters from the viewers. One of these letters was written by a Mr. Richard Feder of Fort Lee, New Jersey. This is the same fictional name used for the person that "wrote" letters to Saturday Night Live (1975) character Roseanne Roseannadanna. Another letter is from Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, who is the wife of creator Kevin Smith.
Kevin Smith: [jaws] Twice when the clerks were talking about the virus outbreak, Randal compares it to Jaws, "There's water in the toilet. Sharks swim in water. I rest my case." Again later, they mention "Jaws".