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18th Jun '18 5:50:19 PM Vilui
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* The Creator/RoaldDahl story "Pig" is clearly written as an homage to Literature/{{Candide}}, including a [[ThePollyanna ridiculously idealistic]] protagonist and a bitingly satirical tone. As a reference to this, the hero's aunt, who raised him, is named Glosspan--a SignificantAnagram for Voltaire's Pangloss.

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* The Creator/RoaldDahl story "Pig" is clearly written as an a homage to Literature/{{Candide}}, including a [[ThePollyanna ridiculously idealistic]] protagonist and a bitingly satirical tone. As a reference to this, the hero's aunt, who raised him, is named Glosspan--a SignificantAnagram for Voltaire's Pangloss.



* Season 5 Episode 17 of ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' contains a a number of references to the Robot series of Isaac Asimov, from which it borrows the plot device "an A.I. that kills a human." The episode's title is "First Law" after the Asimov's First Law of Robotics. The company in which the death takes place is called "Steel Cave Industries" after one novel in the series, ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel''. The name of the A.I. accused of murder is "Bailey" after the protagonist of that novel, Detective Lije Bailey. The scientist who is killed is named Daniel and gives his admin password as "Daniel Olivaw" after Lije Bailey's robot sidekick R. Daneel Olivaw. Presumably this scientist was the one responsible for naming the A.I. and the company created to fund its development, so his familiarity with these books gives an in-story explanation for all these references.

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* Season 5 Episode 17 of ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' contains a a number of references to the Robot series of Isaac Asimov, from which it borrows the plot device "an A.I. that kills a human." The episode's title is "First Law" after the Asimov's First Law of Robotics. The company in which the death takes place is called "Steel Cave Industries" after one novel in the series, ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel''. The name of the A.I. accused of murder is "Bailey" after the protagonist of that novel, Detective Lije Bailey. The scientist who is killed is named Daniel and gives his admin password as "Daniel Olivaw" after Lije Bailey's robot sidekick R. Daneel Olivaw. Presumably this scientist was the one responsible for naming the A.I. and the company created to fund its development, so his familiarity with these books gives an in-story explanation for all these references.
20th Apr '18 2:22:31 AM PaulA
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* Part of the plot of ''Literature/AScholarOfMagics'' is inspired by the 17th-century masque ''Theatre/{{Comus}}'', written for the 1st Earl of Bridgewater. A fictional contemporary Earl of Bridgewater is a significant character in the novel.
18th Mar '18 1:10:30 PM nombretomado
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* As the plot of ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny'' was written as a salute to the ''Franchise/WildArms'' series, the game contains several nods to the series that inspired it. Among these include Amita and Kyrie using attacks from the games, such as [[SuperSpeed Accelerator]], and Amita paraphrasing one of the lines from the Japanese version of "Wings" (The Ending theme of ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}'') if she manages to perform her [[LimitBreak Full Drive Burst]] on the last stage of the PlayableEpilogue [[note]]Specifically, she says "I'll put that penetrating belief to the barrel of my gun", while the original lyrics are "I'll still entrust that one penetrating belief to the barrel of my gun"[[/note]].

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* As the plot of ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny'' was written as a salute to the ''Franchise/WildArms'' ''VideoGame/WildArms'' series, the game contains several nods to the series that inspired it. Among these include Amita and Kyrie using attacks from the games, such as [[SuperSpeed Accelerator]], and Amita paraphrasing one of the lines from the Japanese version of "Wings" (The Ending theme of ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}'') ''VideoGame/WildArms3'') if she manages to perform her [[LimitBreak Full Drive Burst]] on the last stage of the PlayableEpilogue [[note]]Specifically, she says "I'll put that penetrating belief to the barrel of my gun", while the original lyrics are "I'll still entrust that one penetrating belief to the barrel of my gun"[[/note]].
2nd Jan '18 3:16:23 PM NightShade96
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* ''Film/HappyDeathDay'' is about a woman who is stuck reliving the same day over and over until she gets her life in order. At one point, she has a conversation with a friend in which she mentions that she's never seen any Bill Murry movies; ''Film/GroundhogDay'' is mentioned by name.

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* ''Film/HappyDeathDay'' is about a woman college student who is stuck reliving the same day over and over until she gets her life in order. At one point, she has a conversation with a friend in which she mentions that she's never seen any Bill Murry Creator/BillMurray movies; ''Film/GroundhogDay'' is mentioned by name.
7th Nov '17 11:17:48 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'' does this with ''TwelveThirteen''. Dennis Quaid even compares it to ''StarWars''.

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* ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'' does this with ''TwelveThirteen''. ''VideoGame/TwelveThirteen''. Dennis Quaid even compares it to ''StarWars''.''Franchise/StarWars''.
27th Oct '17 4:57:20 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/HappyDeathDay'' is about a woman who is stuck reliving the same day over and over until she gets her life in order. At one point, she has a conversation with a friend in which she mentions that she's never seen any Bill Murry movies; ''Film/GroundhogDay'' is mentioned by name.
14th Oct '17 1:27:38 PM 64SuperNintendo
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5th Oct '17 6:48:38 PM TeraChimera
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* The Franchise/StarWarsLegends novel ''Scoundrels'', being a [[TheCaper heist story]], naturally takes inspiration from ''Film/OceansEleven''. There are a few nods to the latter scattered throughout, ranging from the blatant (the {{Caper Crew}}s both have eleven members) to the subtle (the vaults in both hold about one hundred sixty-three million dollars/[[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credits]]).
13th Sep '17 6:39:32 AM AFP
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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' is, [[MemeticMutation of course]], ''Literature/HoratioHornblower InSpace'' Several of the earlier books mention ships named for various of Hornblower's commands, and at one point, Honor is relaxing with a cup of hot cocoa and a Horatio Hornblower book. In a bit of an inversion, Harrington explicitly does ''not'' share Hornblower's love of coffee, unlike seemingly everyone else in the Royal Manticoran Navy.
5th Mar '17 5:20:20 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' episode "Pawnee Goddesses" has Leslie engaging in a battle of the sexes between her girlscout group and Ron's boyscout group. At one point, to impress Ron's group, Leslie's friend Ann shows that a large fish she caught, and then admits to the camera that she bought the fish from a grocery store, and got the idea from an ''ILoveLucy'' episode. This alludes to an episode called "Deep Sea Fishing" that also had a battle of the sexes plot, but might also be a nod to Leslie and Ann having a similar dynamic as Lucy and Ethel.

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* The ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' episode "Pawnee Goddesses" has Leslie engaging in a battle of the sexes between her girlscout group and Ron's boyscout group. At one point, to impress Ron's group, Leslie's friend Ann shows that a large fish she caught, and then admits to the camera that she bought the fish from a grocery store, and got the idea from an ''ILoveLucy'' ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode. This alludes to an episode called "Deep Sea Fishing" that also had a battle of the sexes plot, but might also be a nod to Leslie and Ann having a similar dynamic as Lucy and Ethel.
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