• Model: Opera buffa. The title comes from "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice," a once-controversial but now forgotten movie about swinging couples.
  • Other allusions:
    • The Monk's Song is in the style of an ecclesiastical chant and plays on Latin liturgical phrases, much like the Missa Hilarious.

The lyrics to The Monk's Song are available on the official P.D.Q. Bach site.