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7th Feb '16 3:28:06 PM nombretomado
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[[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age animated shorts]], especially those from [[MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]] and Creator/WarnerBros, often had material which would be considered Parental Bonus today (if people still [[WeirdAlEffect got the references]]), as they were intended for all audiences (see AnimationAgeGhetto). As a result, many cartoons had numerous {{double entendre}}s and [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed pseudo-cameos]] which were expected to go over the younger viewers' heads.
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[[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age animated shorts]], especially those from [[MaxAndDaveFleischer [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]] and Creator/WarnerBros, often had material which would be considered Parental Bonus today (if people still [[WeirdAlEffect got the references]]), as they were intended for all audiences (see AnimationAgeGhetto). As a result, many cartoons had numerous {{double entendre}}s and [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed pseudo-cameos]] which were expected to go over the younger viewers' heads.
6th Feb '16 3:39:41 PM Vir
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* The productions of Illumination Entertainment seems to love referencing the ongoing global economic crisis, as ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' references Lehman Brothers while ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' mentions the book (and eventual movie) ''Too Big To Fail''.
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* The productions of Illumination Entertainment seems to love referencing the ongoing global economic crisis, as ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' references Lehman Brothers while ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' mentions the book (and eventual movie) ''Too Big To to Fail''.
6th Feb '16 3:31:02 PM Vir
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[[folder:Western Animation]] * In the first episode of late-90s ABC cartoon ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'', the titular character goes into Abe's Mall (with a big statue of Abe Lincoln out front) to buy some pimple cream. The names of various shops in the mall float behind her, including "John Wilkes Photo Booth," "Getty's Burgers," "Four Score and Seven Year Pets," and "Civil Wear." * The BBC pre-school educational programme, ''WesternAnimation/{{Numberjacks}}'', had a rather British example when Number 4 and 6 both caught ''[[Radio/TheGoonShow The Dreaded Lurgi]]''. * The ''{{WesternAnimation/Sam and Max|FreelancePolice}}'' episode "Christmas Bloody Christmas" featured Sam and Max entering a prison shower room. Max sees a bar of soap on the ground, and bends over to pick it up, with a sign saying "Do not open until Xmas" over his rear-end. ** Heck, the ''Sam and Max'' animated series practically flipped the normal ratio of {{Parental Bonus}}es to stuff kids might actually get, understandable since it's based on a series primarily targeted toward older audiences as it is. References to ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''Film/TheThing1982'', ''Born Free'', ''Literature/MobyDick'', ''Literature/ASoundOfThunder'', and ''Film/TheManWhoWouldBeKing'' are just a few of the obvious ones. If it had debuted on Creator/ComedyCentral, it might still be running today. * The ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode "The Library Kid" featured the gang cornering said Library Kid in the Philosophy section, with Gretchen calling out "Head her towards the existentialists; there's ''no exit'' over there," a reference to Sartre's play. The actual opening looks like an elementary school version of ''Series/HogansHeroes''. ** More than half the humor in ''Recess'' requires a high-school level of education to notice, much less understand. ** Then there's the episode that was a {{homage}} to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. ** The titles of some episodes like "Kids in the Mist". ** ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' has lots of references to various things. Among them, Ms. Finster yelling, "Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone!", and the song "Green Tambourine" (sung by Robert Goulet, no less) playing over the end credits while the kids danced in front of a psychedelic background. ** Ms. Grotke was reading ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' out loud. And just happened to be reading the part where Beowulf rips Grendel's arm off and begins beating him with it. ** The Halloween episode was a outright retelling of both ''Film/{{Christine}}'' and ''Film/MaximumOverdrive'', both adult horror movies. * KappaMikey contained [[{{Expy}} expies]] and parodies of anime most children would not be familiar with, such as {{Chobits}}, NeonGenesisEvangelion, and RanmaHalf. * The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' videos are chock full of the {{homage}} type of Parental Bonus. For instance, "Josh and the Big Wall" features peas with French accents [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail taunting Joshua from atop the walls]] of Jericho, and ''Jonah'' has the Ninevites constantly [[MontyPythonsFlyingCircus slapping each other with fish]]. References to ''Literature/MadameBovary'' ("I think I've seen that one. Doesn't it have Creator/JerryLewis in it?"), ''Series/GilligansIsland'', and ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath'' ("Once upon a time, there were some very cranky grapes...") are just as likely to go over the heads of younger viewers... ** In reference to Mr Lint being forced to play [[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream Ophelia]] because "in Shakespeare's time all the women were played by men!": ---> I think we're gonna get letters about this. ** In one of his silly songs, Larry the cucumber allows both a bank robber and a viking into his house and gives them each a cookie ("Because it's Christmas!"). He slams the door in the face of the guy from the IRS, complete with a [[SmugSmiler Smug Smile]]. * Likewise, the episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' titled "Los Dos Mojos" included its own ''Holy Grail'' reference: -->'''Mojo Jojo:''' That's all just well enough, because in reality there is only room enough in this world for one Mojo Jojo. One shall be the number of Mojo Jojos in the world, and the number of Mojo Jojos in the world shall be one. Two Mojo Jojos is too many, and three is right out! ** Another episode referred to ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', when Professor Utonium laments a rug that "really tied the room together". *** Hell, they once had The Mayor recite the "Strong Men Also Cry" speech, but replaced Bunny with Bellum. *** And The Dude, Walter, and Donny were in the background shot of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. Creator/CraigMcCracken is a ''huge'' fan of the movie. *** His wife, Creator/LaurenFaust, apparently gets in on it too; ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has equine versions of The Dude, Walter, Donny, ''and Jesus Quintana'' show up in the background at the local bowling alley. ** ''PPG'' did an entire episode of Beatles references, "Meet the Beat Alls", which got an Emmy nomination. *** At the end of that episode, Blossom tries out a quote of her own, fails, and dismisses it with "Oh, who cares? It's by some dumb old band anyway." ** And in the movie, references to naughty words were stuck in, including an elongated sigh of 'Fffff...' ** In the episode "Super Friends" the girls invite their new neighbor, a girl their age named Robin, over to their house, and they introduce her to Professor Utonium: --->'''Bubbles:''' He made us in his laboratory by accident!\\ '''Professor:''' Well, what can I say?\\ '''Robin:''' Don't worry, Professor. I was an accident, too!\\ ''[Cue surprised look on the Professor's face]'' ** A similar joke occurred in the episode, "Gettin Twiggy With It" when Mitch Mitchelson, who lived in a trailer park with his grandma, takes the class hamster, Twiggy home and starts playing with her violently. When Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup catch him in the act: --->'''Mitch:''' But it was an accident!\\ '''Blossom:''' You're an accident! ** Many sexual innuendo jokes relating to Ms. Bellum occur. One was when Ms. Bellum (actually Sedusa in disguise) came into the Mayor's office while he was writing something. She leaned on his desk revealing a lot of her cleavage. He looks up and breaks his pencil, and exclaims "Pencil go snap!" ** Series creator Creator/CraigMcCracken was fond of classic rock references in general. Two examples: an episode entitled "Mr. Mojo's Rising", and in another Ace of The Gangrene Gang shouts "Billy! Don't be a hero!" ** Perhaps the most explicit example is Ms. Bellum's address: 69 Yodelinda Valley Lane. It's prominently displayed on her mailbox in several episodes. ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac9ZxPHjBdU Someday we'll be as developed as you!]] * ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' did an entire episode parodying ''Literature/GodEmperorOfDune'', the ''fourth'' book in Frank Herbert's ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' series, with Mandy as the God Emperor, Grim as Moneo Atreides, and Billy as the frequently-cloned-and-replaced Duncan Idaho. Another episode featured a nod to the classic black-and-white WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}}, ''WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance''. Yet a third parodies the musical ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'': Billy plays Seymour, bringing victims to the singing, brain-eating alien who stands in for Audrey Two. They also had a geriatric Dracula, who was quite obviously supposed to be Film/{{Blacula}}.[[note]]Even better than that- he's [[Series/SanfordAndSon Red Foxx]][[/note]] They also had an episode entitled "The Prank Call of Franchise/{{Cthulhu|Mythos}}." ** Another episode obviously references the ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' movies with "Pinhead" who has bowling pins sticking out of his head and a rubik's cube look-a-like summoning him. ** "Butt out, [[PrincessMononoke Princess Wannanoke]]!" ** The episode with the Beauty Pageant had [[Literature/{{Dune}} "gom jabbar"]] among the Pageant contests. -->'''Mindy''': ''It burns! It burns!''\\ ** When Mindy pulled her hand from the pain box, the judges said something along the lines of "that will cost her." Funny, because in the book [[spoiler: removing your hand from the pain box while it works leads to instant death by the Gom Jabbar (a poisoned needle).]] ** The show's full of them. Here's one where Billy reads an ad off of a cave wall. --->'''Billy''': For a good time, call --\\ '''Someone else''': Stop reading that! ** Valentine's Day. In general. For one, the end of Mandy's episode was apparently a ''Film/{{Grease}}'' parody, and let's not forget Grim's. ---> '''Malaria''': What do you mean, you can tell when someone ''fakes?'' ** Hurter Monkey: Billy and Mandy get a helper monkey who sounds like [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Kevin Spacey]] and even paraphrases the "simple life" speech from ''Film/{{Se7en}}''. ** There is also the occasional visit from Hoss Delgado, a parody of both Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell's character in ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'') and Ash Williams (Creator/BruceCampbell in ''Franchise/EvilDead''). ** In the opening to the episode "Duck!," Grim dreams about being in his dream house with his dream wife. He suddenly realizes, and exclaims, that "this is not my beautiful house," and "you are not my beautiful wife!," and then wakes up to Billy saying "same as it ever was," repeatedly. This is a reference to the song "Once In a Lifetime" by Music/TalkingHeads, which had the lines as lyrics. *** And the theme song that plays at the beginning of his dream is similar to that of ''Series/TheMunsters''. ** The whole show was a huge parental bonus. Heck, it's doubtful that kids would realize what happens when Grim takes people away. ** In one episode, character's were being made horribly ugly and paper bags were offered to the victims to place over their heads. The character offering the bags commented that he only had paper bags left because the plastic bags were in greater demand. ** In the episode "Wishbones", Billy wishes to be on a ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' parody. It even has the show's music playing at one point! ** Then there was the time Billy quoted Frank Booth. Yes, [[BlueVelvet that Frank Booth.]] Former page quote originator for ClusterFBomb and TropeNamer of AnythingThatMoves. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}''. ** When Chowder learns how to write, they use a montage of pictures of him interacting with various letters. "R" is depicted as looming over him in a dark back alley, getting ready to do something that rhymes with "grape". ** Truffles' snarky remarks towards her nearly dead relationship with her husband, Mung. During Panini for President, when the two were watching her on stage: --->'''Mung:''' Fireworks...she used ''fireworks''.\\ '''Truffles:''' Oh, I've completely forgotten fireworks existed.. ''(Different voice)'' ...in our marriage... ''(Normal voice, shocked)'' '''Who said that?!'''\\ \\ This gag is repeated throughout the series, seen here in episode 103 --->'''Mung:''' Truffles, mind the shop. We need more spice!\\ '''Truffles:''' Well, I'm glad one of us finally acknowledged it. ** Another one occurred at the end of an episode where Mung and Truffles rekindle their romance. --->'''Mung (to Truffles, in a suggestive voice):''' Let's get ''cooking''.\\ ''(Mung and Truffles head offscreen)'' --->'''Chowder:''' Mung! Where are you going? The kitchen's ''that'' way! * Both ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' have done parodies of ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. In the ''Animaniacs'' one, the Colonel Kurtz character was an out-of-control director, portrayed in NoCelebritiesWereHarmed style as Creator/JerryLewis. The episode also memorably concludes with the main characters casually running over a caterwauling [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]]. ** ''Animaniacs'' also had an episode where the Warners were out to buy their psychiatrist, Dr. Scratchensnif, a birthday present. One asks about buying something from a store called Oedipus Rex, and another remarks, "Nah, his mother wouldn't like it." *** A different store sold 'Freudian Slips'. "No, he makes his own." ** ''Animaniacs'' was also famous for hiding vulgar jokes. At the beginning of the song ''Wakko's America,'' the Warner Siblings are playing a Jeopardy-style game show, wherein Wakko is asked how much he wants to wager on the daily double. He responds, "I'll blow the wad," eliciting surprised looks from Yakko and Dot. ** A running gag was Yakko lampshading a DoubleEntendre by implying it was enough to get the show cancelled. --->'''Teacher''': Yakko, do you know how to conjugate?\\ '''Yakko''': Who, me? I've never even kissed a girl!\\ '''Teacher''': No, no, it's easy. Here, I'll conjugate with you.\\ '''Yakko''': (to camera) Goodnight, everybody! ** --->The Warners open up a bust of Freud like a Pez dispenser.\\ '''Dr. Scratchensniff''': Stop playing with my bust!\\ '''Yakko''': ...Goodnight, everybody! ** The best Yakko lampshading has to be during "Baloney And Friends" where Yakko expresses a preference for chasing after the just-exited "cute girls" (the "Princess of Props".) --->'''Baloney''': What "cute girls"? Yakko, I don't know what you mean!\\ '''Yakko''': (to camera) There's a shocker! ** And let's not forget how The Brain spoke exactly like Orson Welles. *** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uWW--w4SRs "Yes, always."]] *** A writer described that cartoon as "a $900,000 inside joke." **** Not so much a parental bonus, but Creator/MauriceLaMarche (The Brain's voice actor) sent up the same famous Frozen Peas recording session in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', throwing in fish stick advertisements into a videotaped living will. "They're even better when you're DEAD!" ** Also, there was a THX-1138 reference in the intro chalkboard scene. ** One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' was done entirely as a parody of ''The Third Man''. ** Another episode was done as a parody of ''Series/ThePrisoner''. ** There was actually a lot of NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - style casting in the show, ranging from the obvious (The Goodfeathers) to the easy-to-miss (Katie Kaboom's dad spoke like Jimmy Stewart). ** The Warners parodied a [[WartimeCartoon World War 2 "good citizenship" film]], where ladies donated their nylon pantyhose to be made into parachutes. Who came to pick up the huge barrel of nylons? J. Edgar Hoover. ** One that surprisingly slipped past the censors: --->'''Yakko''': (dressed as a detective) Dot, look for prints.\\ '''Dot''': (now carrying the musician Prince) I found Prince!\\ '''Yakko''': No, no, no. ''Fingerprints''.\\ (Prince puts on a wide grin)\\ '''Dot''': ({{beat}}) I don't think so. (Throws Prince out the window) ** When Yakko becomes king of Anvilania, he tends to be more (not-so-subtly) interested in his gorgeous female Prime Minister than running the country, even when the threat of war hangs over them. --->'''Prime Minister''': (impatiently) Sire!\\ '''Yakko''': (suggestively) Wait 'til we're alone. ** Then there was the time the Warners met [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]]: --->'''Beethoven''': I am Ludwig von Beethoven! Vorld famous composer und pianist!\\ '''Yakko''': ''(startled)'' You're a WHAT?\\ '''Beethoven''': A PIANIST!\\ '''Yakko''': * smooch* ...Good night everybody!\\ '''Beethoven''': ''(confused)'' But that is vat I am! A pianist!\\ '''Yakko''': I think we heard enough out of you.\\ ''[Yakko literally washes Beethoven's mouth with soap]'' ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEnFmdXDCwc "My bottom's all sore from romping."]] ** ''Animaniacs'' also had the "Rita & Runt" sketches, which often parodied Broadway musicals (but of course; Rita was played by Bernadette Peters!). These are all far funnier after having seen the musicals being parodied. *** Other characters got into the Broadway parody act. The Goodfeathers did [[WholePlotReference Whole Plot References]] of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' and ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'', and the Warners once harassed a diminutive, egotistical composer who was a very thinly veiled parody of Creator/AndrewLloydWebber, trying to put on a musical called ''The {{Cats}} of [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Phantom]] [[Film/SunsetBoulevard Boulevard]]''. ** And then there's the Thanksgiving themed episode with a hunter and a turkey: ---> '''Hunter''': Give me the bird!\\ '''Yakko''': We'd love to, really, but the Fox censors wouldn't allow it. *** Repeated during an extended ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' parody: ----> '''Minerva Mink''': All right. Give me the bird!\\ '''Dot''': We can't. This is a children's show. ** This one predates the Animaniacs by several decades, first appearing (probably) in a Babbit and Catstello cartoon from the late 40s. "If the [[MoralGuardians Hayes Office]] would only let me, I'd give him the bird all right." ** Not to mention the episode devoted to a pastiche of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, of all things. ** There's also the episode where the trio ends up in Czarist Russia? They meet Rasputin, who has a toothache, and needs dental work. Yakko remarks, "looks like he needs a little anesthesia!" ... and the Czar's daughter comes out and hits Rasputin on the head with a mallet. Dot even says afterwards, "Obscure joke, ask your parents." *** Of course, after ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', this pun isn't so obscure anymore. ** The episode "Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled," where the Warners ended up in Hell (but obviously they couldn't say that). When they meet the Devil and realize where they are, Wakko dashes for a spiral staircase, comes out on Earth, gathers up a snowball, and runs back down the stairs, only to watch it melt rapidly upon setting it down on the ground. [[Radar/{{Animaniacs}} "Boy, they were right! It didn't have a chance."]] ** Another episode featured several references to the Swedish film ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'', which was a [[MindScrew bizarre]] enough film to insure that even if a kid tried to watch it they wouldn't understand it. *** ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' used the phrase "Snowball's chance" repeatedly in the episode "Stinky Goes Hollywood". ** By all accounts, children shouldn't see ''Film/RagingBull'' or ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' yet one of the recurring segments was called Goodfeathers and usually homaged those types of movies. ** One skit with the Squirrels featured a [[Creator/AbbottAndCostello Who's On First]] send off referencing TheWho. ** Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are themselves a parental bonus since they are basically animated versions of the Creator/MarxBrothers. Yakko especially is a homage to Groucho Marx. * ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' did this constantly, as did Jay Ward's other animated series, ''Hoppity Hooper'' and ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'', and Ken Snyder's ''WesternAnimation/RogerRamjet''. At times it seems like more of the jokes are for the parents than for the kids. ** One definitely for the parents: Boris, wearing a metal mouse costume in his role as the Big Cheese, details his plan to take over whole U.S. of A. He holds up a book. The title? "Mice Kampf." ** Bullwinkle would sometimes have entire plots that were parental bonuses. An entire episode could be spent spoofing college football or modern art. Bonus points for the jokes being nowadays both mature and dated. How many modern kids are gonna get a joke about the payola scandal? * ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''' popularity peak can be traced to its frequent use of the Parental Bonus. ** The creepy doctor that Chuckie visits in named [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Dr. Lector.]] ** In another episode, while the children are looking for one of the children's favourite toy, they open up a drawer full of favourite things, and start pulling things out. On the screen can be seen a photograph of a woman. ** At the beginning of the home movies episode, when Stu starts showing an incredibly boring home movie, Didi's father picks up the phone and says "Hello, Dr. Kevorkian?" ** One of my favorites comes from the episode in which Dr. Lipschitz visits: ---> '''Didi:''' Stu! You'll never [[Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner guess who's coming for dinner!]]\\ '''Stu:''' Creator/SidneyPoitier? ** In another episode, the babies are chased through a Multicultural Fair. Chuckie gets temporarily separated, and nearly trampled by Jewish dancers. When the others ask him what happened, all he can say is [[Film/ApocalypseNow "The Hora! The Hora!"]]. They finally make a stand with the help of some Scottish babies, who taunt the pursuers by [[Film/{{Braveheart}} lifting their kilts to show that they aren't wearing diapers]]. ** In the episode "Give and Take", Chuckie cannot stop playing with Tommy's new inflatable toy, called "Boppo". Phil says: "A kid his age should be playing with his friends, not sittin' in his room Boppin' his Boppo!" ** And the movies Grampa brought home one night, 'Reptar Come Home', 'Reptar Redux', and ... 'Lonely Space Vixens.' --->'''Grandpa:''' Heh, that's for after you go to bed. ** In one episode, Tommy goes through a naked phase, where he refuses to wear his clothes. After talking the twins into following suit, he looks down at Lil and says "Lil. Can I ask you a question?" ** In the series ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', the episode titles were frequently references to pop-culture that was probably above the target-audience's head, but nearly all were easily relatable to the episode, anyway. The exception would be the episode "Wouldn't It Be Nice", an episode where several characters (including [[HoYay Susie and Angelica]]) pretend to be married, which only makes sense if you know the song. The odds on the target audience being familiar with [[Music/TheBeachBoys the source material]] is slim. ** Seriously....lip shitz (the bullSHIT psychologist...is called...lipschitz...you know...as in shit comes out of his mouth. ** Another Lipschitz example: In "Naked Tommy," Didi cites him to Betty, and she snaps back with, "Don't start with that hippie Lipschitz, Didi! ... The 60's are over, and WE LOST!!!" ** ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' also had a scene (which might be more of a Grandparent Bonus or one for [[GeniusBonus classic film lovers]]) that had Grandpa shout out ''Film/{{Horsefeathers}}''! while throwing down a handful of Theatre/AnimalCrackers, a reference to the titles of two Creator/MarxBrothers films. ** Episode of ''Angelica the Magnificent'' among the various magic words Angelica shouts is ''In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'' * In the TimeTravel episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', after [[TheMenInBlack Fairies In Black]] erased everyone's memories of events, the main characters were requested not to interfere in "the re-election of President [=McGovern=]". The show as a whole was saturated with an ever-increasing amount of Parental Bonus. The very first occasion would have to be way back when it was still on ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'': -->'''Timmy''': Oh magic nine-ball, will Mom and Dad come home early? "Titanic! Director's cut?!" They'll be there all night! ** One that sticks out is Dad's obsession with Eggnog in every Christmas episode. *** There's an episode where Cosmo and Wanda lose their wands at the beach. In searching for them they find, among other things, Elvis and the Holy Grail. ** Probably closer to GettingCrapPastTheRadar, but this exchange in the episode where Timmy wishes his parents were superheroes: --->'''Timmy's Dad''': * Pushing Timmy out the door* And that's everything you need to know about where babies come from! --->'''Timmy''': But what's the machine for? --->'''Timmy's Dad''': We'll tell you when you're older, son. ** The intersections in Fairy World almost always are the names of famous magicians (like the intersection of "David" and "Copperfield") ** Creator/AdamWest voices {{Adam West|ing}} as Catman, who is obsessed with the role he played on a 60's live-action show; his attacks are punctuated with large on-screen sound effect bubbles. ** Jay Leno portrays the comic book superhero "The Crimson Chin". --->'''Cleft (Timmy)''': Thanks, CC! You saved me!\\ '''Chin''': No, Timmy. You saved me-- from myself! Boy, that was schmultzy. Who did you say writes my comic books?\\ '''Cleft''': Some 40 year old guy who lives with his mom.\\ '''Chin''': Any money in it?\\ '''Cleft''': (points to his caption balloon) ''Lives with his mom''. ** Jorgen von Strangle, the Schwarzenegger fairy (no, they didn't actually get ahold of the governator for the role). ** Ben Stein plays a race of bland, boring, industrious pixies. ** And just general grown-up friendly silliness --->'''Wanda (after Cosmo slightly alters her hair color in a fight):''' I'm not a summer; I'm a winter! ** And... --->'''Cosmo''':I don't get it. If you're not married to her, why is she trying to kill you? ** And... --->'''Timmy Turner''': I'm huge, I hurt people, and I'm misunderstood!\\ '''Cosmo''': Just like the IRS! ** And don't forget: --->'''Wanda''':Oh no, now he's evil AND a genius!\\ '''Cosmo''': Just like Dr. Phil! ** Then there was the first Wishology episode, where Timmy's dad popped open his case full of "goodies". ** And in an early episode with Mr. Crocker, as he ponders a trap that will either reveal once and for all that Timmy has fairy godparents to save him, or leave him dead... --->'''Crocker''': If he survives, it means ''fairy godparents!'' And if he dies, ''I have tenure!'' ** The second episode with Anti-Cosmo has a ''Silence of the Lambs'' reference. --->'''Anti-Cosmo (sitting behind a glassed-in cell):''' ''Hello, Clarise!''\\ '''Wanda''': Who's Clarise?\\ '''Anti-Cosmo''': So sorry, can't see a thing without my monocle. ** From the Wishology trilogy, ''Matrix'' references like there is no tomorrow, along with ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} Salvation'', ''Back to the Future'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/CastAway''.... ---> Wanda's name itself was an example. considering that the usual form the fairies disgusied themselves as was fish. ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' * ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' was thickly saturated with these; the creators throttled things down considerably for ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. However, the latter's popularity put it on the MediaWatchdog radar and as a result, it was subject to more controversy. ** The most famous example is a restaurant called "[[ADateWithRosiePalms Chokey Chicken]]". This one ''was'' caught, and later episodes changed the name to "Chewy Chicken". ** When Rocko and Heffer suspect Filburt of being an alien, they decide to interrogate him at Chewy Chicken (where all the aliens are supposed to meet). Heffer tries to expose Filburt's identity by saying KlaatuBaradaNikto. He explains to Rocko, "It's alien language, I heard it from [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 a sci-fi movie.]]" As he leaves the restaurant, he shouts, "[[Film/SoylentGreen Chewy Chicken is people! Chewy Chicken is people!]]" *** Before that, he even asked what Filbert was planning to do for the night, such as asking/accusing [[Film/{{Alien}} "burst out of someone's chest?!"]] * In addition to practically being an entire show's worth of homage to ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has a number of parental bonus moments. ** The Autobot science team is composed of Wheeljack, whose face greatly resembles a roboticized version of a certain walrus-faced Series/{{mythbuster|s}}, and Perceptor, whose computerized voice resembles that of physicist Stephan Hawking. *** Wheeljack wasn't intended to look like a Mythbuster. But how about [[Film/ConAir Decepticon Air]] or [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Mission Accomplished]]? ** Sentinel in "Predacons Rising" - "Don't just stand there with your pistons in your servos." Really now? * Any episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''. The show doesn't quite make sense when you watch it as a kid, but things such as the "Ottoman Empire" (a bunch of goons obsessed with furniture) work out for older audiences. * ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', as mentioned earlier, is a particular user of this trope, culminating in TheMovie ending with Spongebob defeating Plankton with ThePowerOfRock. The song? A parody of Music/TwistedSister's ''I Wanna Rock''. ** The sequence includes a closeup of shapely legs in fishnets[[spoiler:--Patrick's.]] ** "Do you think this is funny?" "In a cosmic sort of way, yes." ** The surprise appearance of Film/{{Nosferatu}}, "[[Literature/{{Dune}} wormsign]]", the titular character's trousers discarding akin to an o-ring separation before his legs erupt into rocket exhaust plumes, etc. ** Watch "Karate Island" and just try and find more than three jokes that ''[[PeripheryDemographic aren't]]'' Parental Bonus. ** Another referenced Creator/GeorgeCarlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" routine. ** From the episode "The Secret Box", where the secret that turned out to be in the box was a string. Come on, a string in a box in a Bikini Bottom? *** Of course, though, the string [[spoiler:opens a secret compartment in the box that contains an EmbarrassingOldPhoto of Spongebob at a Christmas Party]] ** And then there's Plankton and his reviewing of "foreign exercise videos" for his cousin. ** When Squidward has [[ItMakesSenseInContext convinced Spongebob and Patrick to wait on his every whim]], they move around his sun chair to various locations-- one is Too Sunny, one is Too Wet, and the one with a background of cancan dancers is "Toulouse-Lautrec" ** The episode that begins with [=SpongeBob=] watching a dancing live-action sea anemone on his TV, with a goofy entranced look on his face, leaning toward the screen. When Gary comes in and meows at him, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything he panics and immediately changes the channel]] and comes up with a hasty excuse for what he was ''really'' watching. ** The episode with the squeaky boots is a parody of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's short story ''The Telltale Heart''. ** Let's see, there's Ned and the Needlefish, an obvious reference to Hootie and the Blowfish; an episode titled "Krabby Road", like Music/TheBeatles' album ''Abbey Road''; the episode "Lost Mattress", where, at the end of the mattress shopping montage, Spongebob goes to reach for a switch in the dealer's hand, who closes it sharply and makes Spongebob laugh, a reference to ''Film/PrettyWoman''; and some episodes which feature court cases use the theme from ''Series/ThePeoplesCourt''. ** A musical bonus: In the episode where Patrick becomes smart when he switches his brain with brain coral, he mentions a clarinet piece by "Cornelius Bumpfish". Someone on the writing team must like Steely Dan, whose clarinetist was a man named Cornelius Bumpus. ** In one episode, Patrick dressed in drag and Squidward called 'her' "his [[Creator/PeterPaulRubens Rubenesque]] beauty". ** "You're a man, Spongebob, and it's about time you acted like one. First, puff up your chest. Then, say 'tax exemption'. Now you must adopt a taste for free-form jazz." * ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' was fond of this, too. In one episode, Ron announces [[Film/FightClub "the first rule of chess club is: you do not talk about chess club."]] ** What's the second rule of chess club? *** You do '''NOT''' talk about chess club. ** In another... --->'''Dr. Drakken''': Your Nana is one bad grand-mother--\\ '''Kim Possible''': Shut your mouth!\\ '''Dr. Drakken''': I'm just talking about Nana.\\ Sadly, Kim did not answer "I can dig it." *** The exchange was, however, played out in full in a ''Shaft'' parody episode of ''Dexter's Laboratory'' between Dee Dee and a friend. ** And in yet another: --->'''Seņor Senior Sr.:''' [[Music/TalkingHeads Junior, this is not a party! This is not a disco! This is not... fooling around!]] ** ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' on the whole is quite fond of jokes based around older music. Such as: *** The great parody of Slash and Duff [=McKagan=] of Guns 'n Roses at the 'Downloaded Music Awards. *** Steve Barkin declaring [=DNAmy=] to be one ''Music/TwistedSister''. *** Ron occasionally cheering that something [[Music/{{Scorpions}} "hurricane rocks!"]] ** Okay kiddies, how many of you have seen ''Film/{{Psycho}}''? How about played ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' or ''VideoGame/SplinterCell''? Because homage is paid to all of these in one episode or another. ** And then there was this: --->'''Kim Possible''': Payback's the sitch! ** "[[WitchWithACapitalB Careful Bonnie, you know what they do to witches in this town.]]" Given how she quickly hops away with a frightened look Bonnie guessed she was being a bitch. ** How many people in Kim Possible's target demographic would recognize the character Ron is channeling in this screenshot? [[http://caps.kpfanworld.com/images/graduation1/0207.jpg]] ** Not to mention in the episode where they had to have mentors and Ron's happens to be a secret agent, Ron starts using a Scottish accent as a reference to Creator/SeanConnery as Film/JamesBond. This was exceptionally cool for older folks who always see Connery as Bond rather than the more recent actors like PierceBrosnan and Daniel Craig. * ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' has several, not the least of which is Yang saying "Ah, pellets!" in place of stronger language. ** Paraphrased: --->'''Yin:''' Yang, where do you think Carl the Evil Cockroach has gone?\\ '''Yang:''' The Booby Trap factory, which is safe for you because you don't have bo-\\ '''Yin:''' Hold that insensitive remark! * Dylan the rabbit from ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicRoundabout'' was (at least in the UK GagDub) portrayed as an EruditeStoner, and often said things that ''might'' have been about drugs. This gets a lot more blatant in TheMovie. * ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' is full of these. -->'''Flash:''' Yep. Fastest man alive. -->'''Hawkgirl:''' Which might explain why you can't get a date. -->'''Flash:''' Yeah... hey, what's THAT supposed to mean? ** Or Hawkman's remark after Hawkgirl attacks a villain with a whip. ---> '''Hawkman:''' You always were good with that thing! ** Interestingly, Hawkgirl seems to me involved in a lot of these: ---> (While joking about Flash probably not having a chance with Fire): I hear she's, y'know... (Insert significant glance toward Fire, who is chatting with Ice.) ...Brazilian. ** Another Hawkgirl example pops up when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker accuses her of "sublimating [her] passions with [[FreudWasRight that big honkin' mace."]] ** Yet another Hawkgirl example is in the episode "Shadow of the Hawk" --->Carter Hall staring at Hawkgirl's backside --->'''Hawkgirl:''' What? --->'''Carter Hall:''' I missed the dress. --->'''Hawkgirl:'''*seductive voice* You didn't miss it last night. ** Possibly the most blatant example occurs in the episode where Flash and Luthor switch bodies. Tala, who had been trying to seduce Lex for a while, leads him (actually Flash) into the bedroom to "rest". Shortly after the door closes, we hear him happily chirp "Hey, that's not restful." ** How about in the episode "Epilogue"? That was a pretty impressive one. ---> '''Amanda Waller:''' Bruce's DNA was easy enough to obtain. He left it all over town.\\ '''Terry [=McGinnis=]:''' [raises eyebrow]\\ '''Amanda Waller:''' Not remotely what I meant! ** A pretty infamous one: ---> '''[[RebelliousPrincess Princess]] Audrey of [[{{Ruritania}} Kasnia]]''': I'm a world class party girl. I intend to go out with a bang. Several, if it can be arranged. ** And there's the episode where Flash and Wonder Woman rescue [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a magazine proprietor who looks a lot like Hugh Hefner]] (and letches on Diana). The exact nature of the magazines he publishes are unrevealed, but Wally insists [[IReadItForTheArticles he only buys them for the articles]]. ** Katma Tui asking John Stewart if he still snores in his sleep... * ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' had a CargoCult episode with a tribe of kiwi birds. The tribe's chief, for no apparent reason whatsoever, spoke in nothing but [[Series/TheEdSullivanShow Ed Sullivan mannerisms]]. ** And don't forget the episode featuring a scientist named "Dr. Piltdown". Piltdown Man was, of course, one of the most well-known frauds in archaeological history. ** Let's face it, most of [[ShoutOut/ChipNDaleRescueRangers the shout outs in this show]] went well over the target audience's heads. * ''Disney/TheLionKing'''s ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill''-inspired imagery goes (one hopes) right over the kiddies' heads. ** Of all the rides in Disneyland proper, "It's A Small World" is the safest for small children, and its TastesLikeDiabetes EarWorm is nothing short of notorious. So it was a shoutout to plenty of long-suffering parents when Scar gave the song a great big TakeThat. * ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' was full of various pop culture references, such as a group of villains named [[Music/TheBeatles the Lonely Hearts Club Band]]... with a leader named [[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Pepper]]. There was also this exchange, which goes past Parental Bonus into ViewersAreGeniuses territory: -->'''Professor Wakeman:''' You need new eyes like [[AtomicHate Oppenheimer needed gunpowder!]] ** One of the titular character's "sisters" sounded just like [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Marvin the Paranoid Android]]. One episode she asks to be given dreams featured the line "Pfft, [[Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep what do androids dream of, electric sheep]]?" * ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!'' sometimes had jokes that only the viewer's ''grandparents'' could get, such as a sketch of UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson writing the Declaration of Independence done as an episode of ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram''. ** Or saying of Greek Poet Sappho, "She didn't play well [[LesYay with boys]]." ** Histeria was full of this stuff. Look at some of the songs. How many kids in their demographic would actually get songs based on ''"Film/{{Ghostbusters}}"'' or "Theme from ''{{Shaft}}''"? ** Hell, the show had ''Grand''parental Bonuses. Jack Benny as UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, Bob Hope as UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington, Frank Sinatra as [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]]. * In the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Cave of Two Lovers," the Gaang meets up with some extraordinarily 60s Hippie-ish, guitar playing nomads with vocal characteristics of TheStoner. When the cave group is traveling, their leader shouts "The tunnels, they are a-changing!" How many kids in the target demographic got that reference? ** Even better, the leader of the nomads was named Chong. ** What about Sokka waiting for Suki in a tent filled with flowers and candles, and [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything not wearing any pants?]] *** Also, the next morning, he's making a flower lei. [[IncrediblyLamePun Sokka got "lei'd".]] ** Also, in the episode "Sokka's Master," Piandao is voiced by Robert Patrick, who plays the T-1000. A ShoutOut to sword arms is involved. ** When choosing their vacation spots, Sokka tells Toph she hasn't worked with them long enough to choose her vacation. ** All of the violence is normally something a child would not understand. *** Moreso than just violence, there's a fair amount of complex military strategy and reflections of the effect of wartime on nations that your average kid of the 6-11 demographic isn't going to get. It's one of the rare uses of Parental Bonus that's not really used for humorous, pop cultural, and/or sexual effect, where the Bonus to speak of is the increased complexity of the setting, which has actually converted a fair number of parents or older siblings to become a PeripheryDemographic. *** Aside from all the inside jokes, the plot is so complex that adults are likely to catch on more then most kids. * ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' has its moments - Desiree and Vlad are both walking ParentService, specifically. The eighties and college references help as well. It also has it's share of DoubleEntendre. ** Face it Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} loves these to death. [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarePants Se]][[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} ri]][[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom ou]][[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents sly]]. * ''George Shrinks'' has the titular character, at one point, tell a bee to go pollinate itself. * One episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' had a gang of butch female bikers (Cow even calls one of them "sir") who crashed into people's homes and literally munched on [[HoYay their carpets]]. The episode was never aired again because the censors caught onto this. * In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', Doug is tricked by Roger into searching for fictional creatures called "neematoads". While searching in the marshland, he spots Roger laughing at him and realized he's been fooled. Doug's dog who became covered in mud approached Roger, convincing Roger that it was a neematoad. The episode ends with Roger searching in the marshland for neematoads. There is no such thing as neematoads, though there is such a thing as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nematode nematodes.]] And considering that both Doug and Roger were ''barefoot'' while searching, they definitely found some... * Much of ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' parodies 70s cop shows specifically, and relies heavily on MundaneMadeAwesome. ** And how many kids were they expecting to get all of ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' references in the episode "To Mar a Stall"? * One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' featured the characters all writing stories for a TV show's story contest (the stories themselves written by kids, or so it says at the end), which were then played out using the ''Arthur'' characters in the animation style of other cartoons... including ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', and ''WesternAnimation/DrKatzProfessionalTherapist''. ** In the episode when Buster is diagnosed with asthma, Arthur accidentally induces an asthma attack when he's reading an old, dusty joke book with Buster. The following exchange with his father ensues: ---> '''Arthur''': This is all my fault!\\ '''Mr. Read''': How could it be your fault?\\ '''Arthur''': It's because I showed him those dirty books! That's what made him sick. I just know it!\\ ''(Confused look on Mr. Read's face)'' ** In one episode there was a band called "Binky" that looked and sounded suspiciously like ABBA. They had the same amount of popularity and were even from Europe. ** In another episode, when The Brain and Sue Ellen are going to do a science project, Brain imagines himself explaining that he managed to resurrect a dinosaur at a science seminar. Said dinosaur turns out to be a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the audience is understandably scared. Brain then tells them to stay a bit. The Tyrannosaur is then given a microphone and then recites a Groucho Marx joke ("So one day, I woke up in the morning and I found an elephant in my pajamas. How the elephant ''got'' in my pajamas, I'll never know."). ** In the Opera episode Muffy is reading an Opera guide called The Barber of the Valkyries ** ''Arthur'' has had a ''lot'' of these, and a number of very subtle ones. In one episode where Sue Ellen and D.W. stumble upon Muffy's old nursery playroom, there's a [[ItWasHisSled sled]] in the background with ''Rosebud'' on it. * Derek Blunt, in the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "In Like Blunt" is a parody of Derek Flint (who is, in turn, a parody of Film/JamesBond). The episode title is a parody of the second Flint film ''[[Film/OurManFlint In Like Flint]]'' (which is, in turn, a parody of the phrase "In Like Flynn"). It's unlikely kids would get ''any'' of these references except Bond. ** Darkwing did this all the time. Take the episode "Twin Beaks": the alien cows claim to be from the planet Larson, on "The far side of the galaxy." ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' was created by Gary Larson, who made more comedic use of milk cows than Earthworm Jim. *** Far Side references were used in other episodes as well. The very first episode in fact has Bushroot being harassed by two fellow scientists, "Dr. Gary" and "Dr. Larsen." ** "Trading Faces" gives us this little gem. ---> '''J. Gander Hooter''': But FOWL High Command must surely realize that one hundred trillion dollars is difficult to come by!\\ '''Steelbeak''': Hey, [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush read my beak;]] tell them to raise some taxes. Eh heh heh, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall like they need an excuse, right]]? * ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. For example... ** In one episode, Mac was frustrated because Bloo ''left him'' (clearly behaving more like a husband whose wife just left him than a little boy whose BFF just left him). To make it even better, Mac goes to an ice cream parlor right afterward.... and everybody who watches the show knows that he reacts to sugar like others react to drugs. The following scene looks... ripped out of a relationship-drama movie. ** In ''Partying is Such a Sweet Soiree'', Bloo tells Mac what they got for their party: "...and on the 6th floor, Ring around the Rosey, [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre If you know what I mean]]..." Mac answers: "Not really." Bloo: "Yeah, me neither." And just a few minutes later, Mac gets into a pretty extreme form of the MushroomSamba. Sugar seems to contain ecstasy in the FHFIF-universe, at least for Mac. "High" doesn't even come close to describe sweet little Mac's behaviour for the rest of the episode. ** In the episode ''Store Wars'', the group passes by the window display of a store for women's underwear. Bloo walks right past it, but 8 year old Mac takes a glimpse while smiling in a pretty strange way. Adult woman Frankie and female imaginary friend Coco look at it interested and coward Eduardo covers his eyes in horror. ** That show had a Blues Brothers reference of all things. And not just any Blues Brothers reference, they almost quoted verbatim the most famous line of the movie: ---> '''Bloo''': It's a hundred and six blocks to Mac. I've got a full bladder, half an idea where I'm going, it's Tuesday and I'm wearing sunglasses.\\ '''Frankie''': Hit it. ** A random character with Morrisey-esque hair talked entirely in altered Smith's lyrics. *** On a similar note, in the episode "Nightmare on Wilson Way", after Eduardo becomes a zombie, Bloo mutters "Well, Ed is dead." "Ed is Dead" is the name of a Pixies song. ** They also parodied the Death Star trench run. No, not Luke's, ''Red Leader's''. And in an episode that Blu gets fantastically rich, he sails around inside the house on a tiny steamboat. It's name: The Bloosatania. And then there was Arthur Dent trying to Hitchhike to Magrathea... *** As well as two nerds named Douglas and Adam, one of which wears white shirt with a large '42' printed on it. ** [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Mac waking up next to]] [[CreatorsPet Cheese]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything and trying to 'explain' to Bloo.]] * ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' is ''full'' of these, with constant references to pop culture (both American and British) and computer terms. Whole episodes would do this, notably the homage to ''Series/ThePrisoner'', "Number 7". To the hordes of little kids who didn't know The Prisoner existed, the plot was a terrifying mindfuck full of creepiness. The end of Series 2 even had references to the ''Blitz of London''; as a result of a war in the sky, the Binomes shelter in Tube stations, and Binomes resembling the Women's Auxillary Air Force are working as spotters in the War Room. ** Don't forget the cabin from ''Evil Dead''! ** Also don't forget the season 3 recap at the end, performed by the Mainframe Players in the style of [[Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance Modern Major General.]] ** There was also the season 2 episode [[Film/MadMax Bad Bob]], to say nothing of season 3's masterful lampoon of ''Series/{{Star Trek|TheOriginalSeries}}''. * Although ''WesternAnimation/WonderPets'' is usually rather light on Parental Bonus, the episode "The Wonder Pets Save [[Music/TheBeatles the Beetles]]" is filled with non-stop references to a certain rock band... ** The Beetles were voiced by two of the performers of Broadway's "Beatlemania." ** To say nothing of "The Wonder Pets save the [[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof Fiddler Crab on the roof]]." ** And "The Wonder Pets Save the [[Music/FrankSinatra Rat Pack]]. Not only are the guest characters based on Sinatra, Davis, and Martin (with ''dead-on'' voice acting), but Music/ElvisPresley and [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Raoul Duke]] can be spotted in a crowd. They also make reference to songs like "Come Fly With Me" and "My Way". The music is also styled after them. ** The more recent episodes of Wonder Pets are chock full of Parental Bonus - Save the Vixen, a noir style episode guest starring Lauren Bacall, and full of nods to the films, Save the Skunk Rocker, full of references to classic punk and Save the Rock Lobster, a B52s inspired episode, in particular. * ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' had a scene where Diddy utters the phrase "the only thing worse than a bruised banana is a bruised butt." Yeah. * The Playhouse Disney show ''WesternAnimation/SpecialAgentOso'' has episode titles like [[Film/JamesBond "Gold Flower" and "A View To A Kitten"]]. * ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' in the episode "Whale Times." Bubbie meets a whale names Harvey, and they like each other. Bubbie isn't that kind of whale though. Also with that comes an innocent-Flapjack comment after they realize Harvey kidnaps people from other giant creatures, "Harvey sure does get around." * ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'' makes a rather obscure [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] reference in the episode "Beat Goes On", when Frank cries out "''I got blisters on my fingers!''". Frank is quoting Music/RingoStarr, who says exactly the same thing (in the same tone of voice) at the end of the song "Helter Skelter". * ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has entire episodes based on parental bonuses. Apart from parodies of such non-kiddie friendly fare as ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' (''Operation FUTURE''), ''Film/SoylentGreen'' (''Operation HOME''), ''Film/MinorityReport'' (''Operation CRIME''), ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' (Operation SNOWING), Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Christine}}'' (''Operation TRICYCLE'') and the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise (''Operation LICE''), there are e.g. ''Operation POINT'' where the kids try to find out what teenage couples do to "become adults" up at "The Point" on Saturday night [[spoiler: They roller skate together. What did you think they did?]] and ''Operation SUPPORT'' where Nigel and Hoagie decide that bras must be secret weapons ("Battle Ready Armor!!") and sneak into Abby's sister's bedroom to steal some for themselves. [[spoiler: They're right]]. ** Then there's an episode based on Creator/IsaacAsimov's book ''Film/FantasticVoyage'', in which 4 ate a brussels sprout and the rest of the team got shrunk to retrieve it (''Operation SPROUT''). ** And then there's ''Operation RECRUIT'', which is more or less a direct parody of ''Film/TheMatrix'' *** And ''Operation ARCHIVE'', which '''is''' a direct parody of the Animatrix segment "The Second Renaissance". ** Numbuh One dresses up as a [[Franchise/StarTrek Borg]] in the Halloween episode and even says "You will be [[BuffySpeak joinified]]." *** Actually, Numbuh One himself is kind of a parody of Captain Picard. I mean, bald Brit who's in charge and says "Numbuh One" a lot...who does that remind you of? ** And there's ''Operation DUCKY'' that was a parody of Literature/MobyDick in a ginormous bathtub with a giant rubber ducky and a Captain Ahab {{Expy}} who talked like WilliamShatner. ** Operation COUCH- most of it, especially Emperor Dave. * ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' has an episode titled "Escape", where Oliver is saved from scrap. The music that plays while he's being spirited away from the diesel area is clearly based on the famous tune from ''Film/TheGreatEscape''. * As quoted above, ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. Very little of what makes the show good can be properly understood by the target demographic. ** The ''Phineas and Ferb'' special "The Summer Belongs To You" had the gang stop in Paris. While in it, Phineas gawks at the Moulin Rouge. What is the Moulin Rouge? ** Also, in "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo" when Candace's time travel causes Doofenshmirtz to take over the world, he sings a song called, "It's a Charmed Life". One of the lyrics is "Everyone else is the proletariat and baby I'm the bourgeoisie! Look it up Joe!" Most kids, in fact quite a few adults, do not know those words. ** In one episode, when Perry tapped on Doofensmirtz's window and then disappeared offscreen, Doofenshmirtz opened up the window and made a rather fantastic literary reference... -->Who's that tap-tap-tapping on my window? Is it that pesky raven again? Stupid raven.... ** Not to mention that the ''entire'' "Harbor Day" episode was a giant parody of [[Literature/MobyDick a certain story concerning a crazy captain and a whale...]] ** From the episode "Finding Mary MacGuffin": --->'''An adult''': [[PhraseCatcher Aren't you a little young]] to know about all these old detective shows? --->'''Phineas''': [[CatchPhrase Yes. Yes we...]] --->*puts on sunglasses* --->'''Phineas''': ''are.'' --->'''[[Series/CSIMiami YEAHHHHHH!!!!!]]''' * ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has loads of this. It's filled with numerous jokes that would go right over a kid's head (sometimes treading into [[BlackComedy Black Comedy]] territory) and has a bit of an 80's/90's cartoon vibe, despite being set in 2012. There's a reason the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getting Crap Past the Radar]] and [[ShoutOut Shout Out]] pages are so extensive. * ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' had a good number, being another Nick show. Anyone recall that episode where Cindy and her friends were having a garage sale, and Sheen finds a bra and proclaims it to be an Ultra Lord Double Barrel Slingshot? ** "I don't know, Sheen, if that's the case, then my mom has a lot of Ultra Lord Double Barrel Slingshots..." * From ''TheMagicSchoolBus'': ** At one point, the bus turns into the [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]]. ** Not to mention the Friz herself. As many a disgruntled cosplayer has noted, Ms Frizzle is stacked. ** In the episode where they go to space, they are going past Uranus. Arnold jumps into his cousin's lap, to which she says, "{{Uranus|IsShowing}} doesn't do a thing for me, so please get off!" Arnold replies, "Sorry, Janet, but I have to stay on top of the situation." ** In "Gets Ready, Set, Dough", while the class is stuck in an oven, Phoebe says, "At my old school, we never got baked." ** When Ms. Frizzle is put on trial for taking Keesha's cucumber ("In A Pickle"), her prisoner number is [[Literature/LesMiserables 24601]]. * On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', Buster, Babs, Plucky, and Hamton go on a treasure hunt. They find it buried [[Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld under trees shaped like an X]], and later, as they're fighting over the treasure, Plucky gets caught in a tree. As his treasure pours out of his bag into Hamton's, Hamton notes "The trickle-down theory", which would require quite a bit of knowledge of economics. * ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'': Gromit has been seen reading the following books: "Electronics for Dogs", "[[Literature/TheRepublic Pluto's Republic]]", and (while in prison) "Literature/CrimeAndPunishment" by [[IncrediblyLamePun Fido Dogstoyevski]]. Gromit was also enrolled in [[Literature/HarryPotter Dogwarts]] University, but that hardly counts as ''Parental'' Bonus. ** There's also the scene in ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'' where Wallace's contraptions go wrong and he ends up naked except for a box around his waist. The box reads, "Caution: may contain nuts." Come to think of it, the whole film is basically a WholePlotReference to every cheesy low-budget British horror film trope ever, until the climax where they end up doing an extended ''Film/KingKong'' parody. ** Most kids who don't live OopNorth will probably wonder why exactly Gromit is so enthusiastic about throwing that bomb in the direction of Yorkshire, too. (Wallace's frantic yell of, "there's a bomb in me trousers!" is... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar probably a different trope]].) ** The climax of ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'' may or may not be an intentional homage to ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''. * Not really a funny one, but in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Barbara Gordon comments that people finding out about her past may jeopardize her husband's run for re-election. Younger children would probably not understand that (why would anyone hate Batgirl?) * In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CoconutFredsFruitSaladIsland'', there were a number of jokes inserted into the episode that were throwbacks to old video games. The only one the children got was [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros "MARIO!"]] and the only one the adults cared about was ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII FINAL FANTASY VII]]''. Sucks to be you, [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] and VideoGame/{{Kirby}}. * ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty'': In Season 2, Episode 17 "Extreme Makeover" (featuring the villain Bombshelle), Betty's mom is trying her old dancing clothes and Noah walks in. She asks him to watch her performance for a while and dances. After she finishes, there's a shot with a dumbfounded Noah at the door, looking at Betty's mom [[Film/TheGraduate raised leg on the foreground]]. Noah, being a little kid, has a different reaction (he almost throws up - of course, Betty's mom choice of [[OutdatedOutfit bright pink gym clothes]] might have something to do with it). * The sketch show ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'' loves this trope, having references to many things the target audience probably wouldn't know, such as ''Series/{{CSI}}'' or ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]'', the references are usually mixed with something the target audience has seen, such as ''Series/ICarly'' and ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder''. ** There's an episode with a green Pedobear. Pedobear in a cartoon. And it's during a parody of anime and GreysAnatomy. * ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has a song from the trio of ComicBook/BlackCanary, ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} that's not so much Parental Bonus as "Get the kids out of the room ''now''. The song starts by listing the sexual issues of the male heroes through very poorly disguised lyrics: Franchise/GreenLantern's "ring" is small but pretty strong; ComicBook/BlueBeetle is cute but is an inexperienced virgin; Franchise/TheFlash, of course, is "sometimes way too fast"; ComicBook/GreenArrow is a switch-hitter; Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'s "little fish" is unimpressive; and ComicBook/PlasticMan has, obviously, all sorts of interesting possibilities. And then to wind it up, they're inviting Batman to join them for a foursome. * ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ** This could count as anything from UnfortunateImplications or GettingCrapPastTheRadar, but still: in "It Ain't Easy Being Breezies", the roughly Swedish-accented Breezies thank Fluttershy with a flower "to remember them by"; all Swedish parliament parties use a more or less stylized flower as their symbol, and [[http://gyazo.com/2731f1365f4d706a2a3e50a82dfa5c1b.png this flower]] is suspiciously similar to the one used by the nationalistic [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0e/Sverigedemokraterna.png Sverigedemokraterna, "The Sweden Democrats"]]. *** The same episode has [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Whooves/Time Turner]] and Rose walking by for about a second, tops, and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday}} he's wearing 3D glasses.]] Nothing like referencing one of the most depressing episodes of Nu Who! Also, his very inclusion in the series counts. The episode reference, however, is rather fitting for the episode it's in, considering the fact that the opening to their home is going to close soon, and they'll be stranded, [[spoiler: which is what happens to Rose, although unwillingly]]. ** More like an Older-Fandom Bonus, a brilliant move given that G1 collectors are now old enough to watch the show with their children. There are dozens upon dozens of references to the G1 cartoon throughout. *** Additionally, some fans have already argued that the core cast of Ponies are rough {{Expy}}s of the core cast from the G1 cartoon. To wit, Twilight Sparkle is like a combination of Magic Star and Paradise; Applejack, herself a G1 pony, is similar to Gusty with Wind Whistler's TeamMom tendencies; Rainbow Dash could be Firefly's daughter; Pinkie Pie reminds us an awful lot of Fizzie and Surprise; Rarity is essentially a toned-down Heart-throb; and Fluttershy is almost sweeter than Sweet Stuff. *** Twilight Sparkle's mom looks a lot like G1 Twilight. ** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Bridle Gossip]]", Spike nicknames a shrunken Applejack "Appletini." *** Applejack's name in general also qualifies. ** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]": -->'''Rainbow Dash''': Now, what have we learned? -->'''Fluttershy''': Loss of control. -->'''Rainbow Dash''': Yes? -->'''Fluttershy''': Screaming and hollering. -->'''Rainbow Dash''': And most importantly? -->'''Fluttershy''': Passion! ** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" references the stereotype of construction workers making catcalls at female passersby when a group of construction worker pegasi gawk at Rarity's temporary gossamer butterfly wings. ** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" also features a mach cone forming around Rainbow as she tried to perform the title move. However, the angle was far too steep, matching a speed of Mach 5.4 before the boom, not the heavily implied Mach 1. As the Rainboom doubles her speed, this makes her have a maximum speed of Mach 10.8, 8000 mph, over twice the speed of a Blackbird. The engineers in the fandom went wild over this math. ** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]" had a scene where an old, worn out (and blatantly alcoholic) pony is kicked out of Appleloosa's equivalent of a canteen. ** "Over a Barrel" also featured one from Fluttershy on the train: --->'''Twilight:''' [''After Spike walks off in a huff''] Well that was kinda huffy... --->'''Fluttershy:''' [[PuffTheMagicDragon Huffy the Magic Dragon]]! (''(Everypony laughs)'') *** Said episode also has Pinkie Pie dancing in a ShowgirlSkirt and fishnet stockings. ** In both "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E3TheTicketMaster The Ticket Master]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof A Bird in the Hoof]]", there is a chase scene that mimics the style of chase scene in the British comedy show ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'', complete with [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong similar music.]] ** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell "Owl's Well That Ends Well"]], Spike falls asleep inside of a punch bowl, which makes Pinkie Pie quip the punch had been... "Spiked." ** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon "Mare In The Moon"]], Twilight refers to Spike as "Casanova". ** Fluttershy's hummingbird friend, [[Creator/ErnestHemingway Hummingway]]. ** The opening chase scene of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushoff Griffon The Brush Off]]" would easily seem [[WesternAnimation/PepeLePew very familiar]] to older audiences. ** This even extends to advertising for the show: one billboard ad for the series is [[http://mylittleponycollecting.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/265953_244821235535321_118429394841173_1152959_1731848_o.jpg done as a parody of]] ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}'', a movie aimed at the opposite end of the age spectrum. *** What is the second banner based on? ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', also aimed at the opposite end of the age spectrum. ** There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p50-oWY1pFE a commercial from The Hub]] that parodies Apple's There's An App For That ad for the [=iPhone=], with tons of {{Freeze Frame Bonus}}es, including a nod to [[http://www.equestriadaily.com Equestria Daily]]. ** Season 2 brings us [[spoiler:Discord, whose character can be summed up as "[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q as a chimera-like creature]]". He's even voiced by Creator/JohnDeLancie.]] ** The second episode of Season 2 even ends with [[spoiler:a near shot-for-shot resemblance to the ending of the first Star Wars movie. Han Solo is replaced by Applejack, Luke by Twilight Sparkle, R2-D2 by Spike and Princess Leia with...well, you can figure it out.]] ** The whole ''[[JustForFun/DaringDo Daring Do]]'' book in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Read It And Weep]]" is a reference to the IndianaJones series. Near the end, they even have an overkill death trap of spiked walls closing in, sinking into quicksand, and spiders and snakes entering the room. Of course, Daring finds a way to get out. ** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]", the gems that the crystal mare feeds Spike from a chalice fill the role of [[GrapesOfLuxury grapes]] or any other bite-sized treat or candy, but his preference for "the green ones" seems to refer to an urban legend about Advertising/MAndMs. ** There is an episode called "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E14FilliVanilli Filli Vanilli]]". Complete with a [[Music/MilliVanilli lip-syncing disaster]]. How many little girls are gonna catch that one? ** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Weddding Part 1]]", Spike (who is a child) says he wants to throw Shining Armor a bachelor party, then asks what a bachelor party is about. The girls are too busy giggling to tell him. ** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup The Last Roundup]]", Cherry Jubilee's looks, mannerisms, and dialogue regarding Applejack, "I can always use a pony with quick hooves and a strong back", made it seem that she was the madam for a brothel and Applejack had become one of her prostitutes. In reality, she manages a cherry harvesting ranch. ** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E6TheCutiePox The Cutie Pox]]", the description of the potion Zecora is making for the rooster sounds like viagra. ** The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep Look Before You Sleep]]" features a book called ''Slumber 101: [[TheJoyOfX All You've Ever Wanted to Know About Slumber Parties (But Were Afraid to Ask)]]'', referring to the widely known sex guide ''Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)''. ** While traveling to Yakyakistan in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E11PartyPooped Party Pooped]]", Pinkie takes a brief detour to join a traveling band, record some albums, and almost make it big before creative differences tear them apart (yes, all in one afternoon). The band members are clearly based on Music/TheBeatles (Pinkie stands in for Ringo Starr) and the photo montage of the event includes visual references to the "Abbey Road" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album covers. * ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' is another series that frequently employed this. Some examples include one episode where Scrooge is jailed in their version of TheAlcatraz, another episode has Scrooge holding a luxury blimp cruise that not only has a character based on [[Film/SunsetBoulevard Norma Desmond]] but also shoutouts to notable media figures, and another episode features Scrooge butting heads with a slimy rancher named [[Series/{{Dallas}} J.R.]] * ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' had one episode that was one giant AffectionateParody to the R-rated Film/DollarsTrilogy. * ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' seems to be an experiment to figure out exactly how much crap one can get past the radar in 11 minutes. There's a reason it has its own [[Radar/AdventureTime Radar]] page; there are also copious jokes/comments that would go over children's heads and aren't inappropriate enough to go on that page. * ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has the creepy Slade, whose behavior toward Robin, Terra, and Raven is vaguely pedophilic. There's a reason the FoeYay page for FoeYay/WesternAnimation refers to this guy as "the Amber Alert from hell." * ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' has its share of movie references which the target audience (preschoolers) wouldn't or ''shouldn't'' be familiar with. The episode ''The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock'' for instance references ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'', ''Film/TheBlob1958'', ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', ''Film/TheFly'', and ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''. * ''WesternAnimation/HipHipAndHurra'' does this all the time, throwing in plenty of jokes that only an adult will appreciate, yet remains 100% child friendly and enjoyable to toddlers. * The ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' webisode "Witch Trials" has a blatant ''ShoutOut'' to ''Ringu''. * ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' is piled high with video-game references going back to the early 1970s, including some now-obscure ones such as ''{{VideoGame/Qix}}''. Many of these are blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameos, such as the Qix appearing only twice, for about half a second each time. * The beginning of the music video for the ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'' theme song is the shout out to the opening of the song "Baby Got Back". * The movie of ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' contains two shout-outs to ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''. Whale's first line is "Oh, joy! Oh, rapture!", referencing one of the songs "Oh Joy, Oh Rapture Unforeseen" and Mumfie whistling "Nevermind the Why and Wherefore" when he meets the Secretary of Night. It also has Scarecrow mistaking "come inside" for [[FreudWasRight something else]], which was used again in "Pinkey's First Winter". ** The TV series' episode "Bristle's Blues" has Bristle's rule book containing rules referencing "Dancing In The Dark", "Film/SingingInTheRain" and "Shaking The Blues Away", all three of which are classic songs. * A 2014 episode of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' "Galactic Monsters" references a lesser-known scene from the 1931 ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' movie, in which the creature throw a little girl into a lake. For comparison, the average Ben10 viewer's ''great-grandparents'' probably weren't around when that film originally came out. * ''WesternAnimation/BenAndHollysLittleKingdom'': In the episode ''Daisy and Poppy go to the Museum'', when the characters see a display about Vikings, Nanny Plum says that she knows that Vikings only ever ate [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Spam]]. * When [[spoiler:Devin]] discovers that his girlfriend is in a relationship with her tennis instructor in one episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama:The Ridonculous Race]]'', [[DeadpanSnarker Don]] has this to say: --> "The tennis instructor? [[SarcasmMode That neeever happens]]." * ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' actually inverted this trope, twice. The Mystery Shack mug, pen, and notepad from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' that were sucked into the universe portal are briefly shown exiting a one of the portals in the episode Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind. In another, Big Trouble in Little Sanchez, an image of a triangle with one eye and a top hat, safely assumed to be Gravity Falls' main villain Bill Cipher, is displayed on a monitor. * In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' pilot movie, ''Return of the Roar'', Simba tells Kion that they need to talk (about Kion's use of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Roar of the Elders]] and what it means for him). Kion assumes he means TheTalk, which apparently they've already had. ("We already had the talk! "Can you feel the love tonight," remember?"). Goes past GettingCrapPastTheRadar to this trope, because it's more or less confirmation that Simba and Nala had sex during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" scene in [[Disney/TheLionKing the original movie.]] * ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' has these in spades. One example is how Julius' Halloween costume resembles [[Franchise/SpiderMan Doc Ock]]'s suit. Also, in the season 2 episode ''Great Inventini'', it turns out that the Great Inventini is actually a tiny slug creature in a humanoid-sized suit- a shoutout to Film/MenInBlack where small aliens control a similar mecha to blend in to our world. [[/folder]]
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*** The great parody of Slash and Duff McKagan of Guns 'n Roses at the 'Downloaded Music Awards. *** Steve Barkin declaring DNAmy to be one ''Music/TwistedSister''.
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*** The great parody of Slash and Duff McKagan [=McKagan=] of Guns 'n Roses at the 'Downloaded Music Awards. *** Steve Barkin declaring DNAmy [=DNAmy=] to be one ''Music/TwistedSister''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' has these in spades. One example is how Julius' Halloween costume resembles [[Franchise/SpiderMan Doc Ock]]'s suit. Also, in the season 2 episode ''Great Inventini'', it turns out that the Great Inventini is actually a tiny slug creature in a humanoid-sized suit- a shoutout to Film/MenInBlack where small aliens control a similar mecha.
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* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' has these in spades. One example is how Julius' Halloween costume resembles [[Franchise/SpiderMan Doc Ock]]'s suit. Also, in the season 2 episode ''Great Inventini'', it turns out that the Great Inventini is actually a tiny slug creature in a humanoid-sized suit- a shoutout to Film/MenInBlack where small aliens control a similar mecha.mecha to blend in to our world.
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* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' has these in spades. One example is how Julius' Halloween costume resembles [[Franchise/SpiderMan Doc Ock]]'s suit.
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* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' has these in spades. One example is how Julius' Halloween costume resembles [[Franchise/SpiderMan Doc Ock]]'s suit. Also, in the season 2 episode ''Great Inventini'', it turns out that the Great Inventini is actually a tiny slug creature in a humanoid-sized suit- a shoutout to Film/MenInBlack where small aliens control a similar mecha.
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* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' has these in spades. One example is how Julius' Halloween costume resembles [[Franchise/SpiderMan Doc Ock]]'s suit.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' pilot movie, ''Return of the Roar'', Simba tells Kion that they need to talk (about his use of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Roar of the Elders]] and what it means for him). Kion assumes he means TheTalk, which apparently they've already had. ("We already had the talk! "Can you feel the love tonight," remember?"). Goes past GettingCrapPastTheRadar to this trope, because it's more or less confirmation that Simba and Nala had sex during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" scene in [[Disney/TheLionKing the original movie.]]
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' pilot movie, ''Return of the Roar'', Simba tells Kion that they need to talk (about his Kion's use of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Roar of the Elders]] and what it means for him). Kion assumes he means TheTalk, which apparently they've already had. ("We already had the talk! "Can you feel the love tonight," remember?"). Goes past GettingCrapPastTheRadar to this trope, because it's more or less confirmation that Simba and Nala had sex during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" scene in [[Disney/TheLionKing the original movie.]]
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' pilot movie, ''Return of the Roar'', Simba tells Kion WeNeedToTalk. Kion assumes he means TheTalk, which apparently they've already had. ("We already had the talk! "Can you feel the love tonight," remember?"). Goes past GettingCrapPastTheRadar to this trope, because it's more or less confirmation that Simba and Nala had sex during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" scene in [[Disney/TheLionKing the original movie.]]
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' pilot movie, ''Return of the Roar'', Simba tells Kion WeNeedToTalk.that they need to talk (about his use of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Roar of the Elders]] and what it means for him). Kion assumes he means TheTalk, which apparently they've already had. ("We already had the talk! "Can you feel the love tonight," remember?"). Goes past GettingCrapPastTheRadar to this trope, because it's more or less confirmation that Simba and Nala had sex during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" scene in [[Disney/TheLionKing the original movie.]]
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' pilot movie, ''Return of the Roar'', Simba tells Kion WeNeedToTalk. Kion assumes he means TheTalk, which apparently they've already had. ("We already had the talk! "Can you feel the love tonight," remember?"). Goes past GettingCrapPastTheRadar to this trope, because it's more or less confirmation that Simba and Nala had sex during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" scene in [[Disney/TheLionKing the original movie.]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' pilot movie, ''Return of the Roar'', Simba tells Kion WeNeedToTalk. Kion assumes he means TheTalk, which apparently they've already had. ("We already had the talk! "Can you feel the love tonight," remember?"). Goes past GettingCrapPastTheRadar to this trope, because it's more or less confirmation that Simba and Nala had sex during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" scene in [[Disney/TheLionKing the original movie.]]
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' pilot movie, ''Return of the Roar'', Simba tells Kion WeNeedToTalk. Kion assumes he means TheTalk, which apparently they've already had. ("We already had the talk! "Can you feel the love tonight," remember?"). Goes past GettingCrapPastTheRadar to this trope, because it's more or less confirmation that Simba and Nala had sex during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" scene in [[Disney/TheLionKing the original movie.]]
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