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17th Dec '17 1:49:34 PM Conradus
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** At one point in his review of [[Franchise/FatalFrame Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water]] he mangles the name into "Fatal Frame: [[WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater Pirates of Dark Water]]." ("Who remembers ''that!?''")
8th Dec '17 1:22:54 PM StFan
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* In ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de06YM2mDlA "Ways to Screw Up the Avengers Movie"]], it's mentioned that the villain is "not [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Loki]], but [[Film/TheAvengers1998 Sean Connery and his weather machine]]". {{Deadpool}} appears to say "Obscure reference for the win!"
* One of the two main villains of ''[[FanFic/AngelOfTheBat Angel of the Bat: Times of Heresy]]'' uses the title, "Odmience." Odmience are demons in Myth/SlavicMythology, but are so rarely referenced that Batman himself claims the name tells them almost nothing about his MO.

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* In ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de06YM2mDlA "Ways to Screw Up the Avengers Movie"]], it's mentioned that the villain is "not [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Loki]], but [[Film/TheAvengers1998 Sean Connery and his weather machine]]". {{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} appears to say "Obscure reference for the win!"
* One of the two main villains of ''[[FanFic/AngelOfTheBat ''[[Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat Angel of the Bat: Times of Heresy]]'' uses the title, "Odmience." Odmience are demons in Myth/SlavicMythology, but are so rarely referenced that Batman himself claims the name tells them almost nothing about his MO.



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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. Almost all of the modern well-known cultural references are lost on [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]], who had been frozen since World War II. When someone makes a reference to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', he's delighted to be able to point out that he actually got it. In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' it's revealed he has a list of pop cultural things he has to experience, like ''Franchise/StarWars'' (or ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' in some versions), and [[UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}} Thai food]] -- and he managed to watch ''Film/WarGames''.

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. Almost all of the modern well-known cultural references are lost on [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]], who had been frozen since World War II. When someone Nick Fury makes a reference to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', he's delighted to be able to point out that he actually got it. In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' it's revealed he has a list of pop cultural things he has to experience, like ''Franchise/StarWars'' (or ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' in some versions), and [[UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}} Thai food]] -- and he managed to watch ''Film/WarGames''.



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'''Liz:''' As I have told you many times in our relationship, no one gets that reference.

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'''Liz:''' As I have told you many times in our relationship, no one no-one gets that reference.



-->(''a girl runs away from the camera'')\\

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-->(''a -->''[a girl runs away from the camera'')\\camera]''\\



* A line about a character's Native American heritage in the ''Series/AngieTribeca'' episode ''Commissioner Bigfish'' leads to a cutaway parodying the 'Crying Indian' PSA from the early 1970's. Cue Geils' remarking 'Wow, that's a really old reference.'
* During an episode of ''Conan'', PattonOswalt is called out for continuously making obscure, geeky movie references.

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* A line about a character's Native American heritage in the ''Series/AngieTribeca'' episode ''Commissioner Bigfish'' leads to a cutaway parodying the 'Crying Indian' "Crying Indian" PSA from the early 1970's. 1970s. Cue Geils' remarking 'Wow, "Wow, that's a really old reference.'
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* During an episode of ''Conan'', PattonOswalt Creator/PattonOswalt is called out for continuously making obscure, geeky movie references.



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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** In "Fan Costumes '09", Strong Bad fails to recognize one fan costume, and Strong Sad explains that it's based on a Sketchbook drawing of a humanized version of Gunhaver of ''Cheat Commandos''.
--->'''Strong Bad:''' That is A) amazing, B) depressing, and C) [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs amazingly depressing]].
** In "Fan Costumes 2016", Strong Bad finds a fan costume so obscure ("Anonymous Contributor" from the Strong Bad Email "rock opera") he complains about having to look it up on the Homestar Runner wiki.
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':



-->'''Chief:''' Man, that brought back memories.\\

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-->'''Chief:''' --->'''Chief:''' Man, that brought back memories.\\



* In his "review" of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', MikeJ compares the flyover establishing shots in the film to the [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney attraction]] ''Soarin' Over California''.

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* In his "review" of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', MikeJ WebVideo/MikeJ compares the flyover establishing shots in the film to the [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney attraction]] ''Soarin' Over California''.



--> '''Jew Wario:''' You lost me about five obscure references ago.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' describes the evil alien race that wants to [[AlienInvasion invade Earth]] in ''VideoGame/DarkVoid'' as "about two parts [[VideoGame/HalfLife Combine]], to two parts [[{{VideoGame/Halo}} Covenant]], to one part {{VisualNovel/Snatcher}} (now there's an obscure reference; I'll probably bring up ''VideoGame/FlightOfTheAmazonQueen'' next)."
** Also, in his "VideoGame/EverybodysGoneToTheRapture" review, he says: "It's like Radio/TheArchers [[{{JustForFun/XMeetsY}} meets]] [[{{Franchise/Quatermass}} Quatermass and the Pit]]. Blimey, no one's going to get THAT reference"!

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--> '''Jew Wario:''' -->'''[=JewWario=]:''' You lost me about five obscure references ago.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'':
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describes the evil alien race that wants to [[AlienInvasion invade Earth]] in ''VideoGame/DarkVoid'' as "about two parts [[VideoGame/HalfLife Combine]], to two parts [[{{VideoGame/Halo}} [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Covenant]], to one part {{VisualNovel/Snatcher}} VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}} (now there's an obscure reference; I'll probably bring up ''VideoGame/FlightOfTheAmazonQueen'' next)."
** Also, in his "VideoGame/EverybodysGoneToTheRapture" review, he says: "It's like Radio/TheArchers [[{{JustForFun/XMeetsY}} [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] [[{{Franchise/Quatermass}} [[Franchise/{{Quatermass}} Quatermass and the Pit]]. Blimey, no one's going to get THAT reference"!



* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** In "Fan Costumes '09", Strong Bad fails to recognize one fan costume, and Strong Sad explains that it's based on a Sketchbook drawing of a humanized version of Gunhaver of ''Cheat Commandos''.
--->'''Strong Bad:''' That is A) amazing, B) depressing, and C) [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs amazingly depressing]].
** In "Fan Costumes 2016", Strong Bad finds a fan costume so obscure ("Anonymous Contributor" from the Strong Bad Email "rock opera") he complains about having to look it up on the Homestar Runner wiki.



--->'''Grandpa Simpson:''' I was lonelier than Estes Kefauver at a meeting of Murder Incorporated! (''{{beat}}'') That actually makes sense. Look it up!

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--->'''Grandpa Simpson:''' I was lonelier than Estes Kefauver at a meeting of Murder Incorporated! (''{{beat}}'') ''[{{beat}}]'' That actually makes sense. Look it up!



8th Dec '17 12:51:46 PM Dipnoi
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* ''Podcast/FatFrenchAndFabulous: After a joke about the failure of Enron, "Maybe if we started making jokes that have punchlines that come after 1997, we'll start doing better."

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* ''Podcast/FatFrenchAndFabulous: ''Podcast/FatFrenchAndFabulous'': After a joke about the failure of Enron, "Maybe if we started making jokes that have punchlines that come after 1997, we'll start doing better."
8th Dec '17 12:51:18 PM Dipnoi
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* ''Podcast//FatFrenchAndFabulous: After a joke about the failure of Enron, "Maybe if we started making jokes that have punchlines that come after 1997, we'll start doing better."

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* ''Podcast//FatFrenchAndFabulous: ''Podcast/FatFrenchAndFabulous: After a joke about the failure of Enron, "Maybe if we started making jokes that have punchlines that come after 1997, we'll start doing better."
8th Dec '17 12:50:31 PM Dipnoi
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* ''Podcast//FatFrenchAndFabulous: After a joke about the failure of Enron, "Maybe if we started making jokes that have punchlines that come after 1997, we'll start doing better."
1st Dec '17 10:42:38 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'':''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Archer is prone to making very obscure references that sail over the heads of everyone else, prompting him to call out the reference. These help show his HiddenDepths in spite of being a PsychopathicManchild.
1st Dec '17 7:29:42 PM Andyroid
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' spoofed the ending to ''Film/SleepawayCamp''. At the end of the skit, the director of ''Sleepaway Camp'' quickly shows up, ecstatic that ''someone'' remembered his movie and decided to spoof it.

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* An episode of A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch revolving around movie plot twists spoofed the ending to ''Film/SleepawayCamp''. At the end of the skit, the director of ''Sleepaway Camp'' quickly suddenly shows up, ecstatic that ''someone'' remembered his movie and decided to spoof it.
20th Nov '17 3:32:45 PM DennisRodquin
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* During an episode of ''Series/Conan'', PattonOswalt is called out for continuously making obscure, geeky movie references.

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* During an episode of ''Series/Conan'', ''Conan'', PattonOswalt is called out for continuously making obscure, geeky movie references.
20th Nov '17 3:31:53 PM DennisRodquin
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* During an episode of ''Series/Conan'', PattonOswalt is called out for continuously making obscure, geeky movie references.
-->'''Patton:''' You guys saw the end of [[Movie/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch Halloween III]], right? Put your masks on... Wow, that was for four people.\\
'''Conan:''' Your references are getting narrower and narrower. As we get closer to me telling people to change the channel, I don't think I'm gonna have to tell them.
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': If James talks Shepard into buying some fellow marines a round, the soldiers start a toast based on Creator/RobertBurns (that was also used in the videogame ''VideoGame/ReturnToZork''). Shepard's half is based on a Renegade Interrupt -- hit it, and James admits he wasn't sure they'd know the line.



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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': If James talks Shepard into buying some fellow marines a round, the soldiers start a toast based on Creator/RobertBurns (that was also used in the videogame ''VideoGame/ReturnToZork''). Shepard's half is based on a Renegade Interrupt -- hit it, and James admits he wasn't sure they'd know the line.
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30th Oct '17 8:31:51 PM Andyroid
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** In "Fan Costumes '09", Strong Bad fails to recognize one fan costume, and Strong Sad explains that it's based on a Sketchbook drawing of a humanized version of Gunhaver of ''Cheat Commandos''.
--->'''Strong Bad:''' That is A) amazing, B) depressing, and C) [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs amazingly depressing]].
** In "Fan Costumes 2016", Strong Bad finds a fan costume so obscure ("Anonymous Contributor" from the Strong Bad Email "rock opera") he complains about having to look it up on the Homestar Runner wiki.
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