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5th Apr '17 3:27:47 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The short-lived ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' series was nothing but {{Whole Plot Reference}}s. No original storylines or jokes to be found anywhere. Probably explains why it was short-lived. Yes, the whole concept is a WholePlotReference to ''Franchise/StarWars'', but you'd think the writers could come up with at least a few new plots and gags in the 15+ years it took to get the cartoon made.

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* The short-lived ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' series was nothing but {{Whole Plot Reference}}s. No original storylines or jokes to be found anywhere. Probably explains why it was short-lived. Yes, the whole very concept is a WholePlotReference to ''Franchise/StarWars'', but you'd think the writers could come up with at least a few new plots and gags in the 15+ years it took to get the cartoon made.
31st Mar '17 12:24:13 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* ''[[http://www.helloruby.com/ Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding]]'' by Linda Luikas is a "half-picture book, half-activity book" that introduces young children to [[ProgrammingLanguage programming]], computer science, and problem solving. Since it's basically about computer science, there are many references to real programming languages and software, including a CastOfExpies.
** Ruby is obviously a reference to the programming language of the same name.
** [[ADogNamedDog Robots]] look like the mascot for Android, a mobile phone.
** Penguin is a reference to UsefulNotes/{{Linux}} and Snow Leopard is also a reference to [[UsefulNotes/MacOS Mac OS X Snow Leopard]].
** Django is named after the web framework of the same name and his pet snake is named after UsefulNotes/{{Python}}.
** Foxes are a reference to UsefulNotes/MozillaFirefox.
** On the first page, Scratch Cat, the mascot of ''Website/{{Scratch}}'', can be seen as a drawing.
27th Mar '17 5:47:35 AM BrentDax
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' references everything from ''Movie/{{Aladdin}}'' to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' to ''[[Music/TheNotoriousBig Ten Crack Commandments]]'' to ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe''. And then you start realizing that lines like "Iím just sayiní, if you really loved me, you would share him", "Will you relish being a poor manís wife?", and "Hamiltonís a host unto himself" are ''paraphrasing the character's real-life letters'', and you just give up because the only possible way you could know all this is to go all "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E25TheInnerLight The Inner Light]]" on Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' references everything from ''Movie/{{Aladdin}}'' to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' to ''[[Music/TheNotoriousBig Ten Crack Commandments]]'' to ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe''. And then you start realizing that lines like "Iím just sayiní, if you really loved me, you would share him", "Will you relish being a poor manís wife?", and "Hamiltonís a host unto himself" are ''paraphrasing the character's real-life letters'', and you just give up because the only possible way you could know all this is to go all full "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E25TheInnerLight The Inner Light]]" on Lin-Manuel Miranda.
27th Mar '17 5:46:11 AM BrentDax
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' references everything from ''Movie/{{Aladdin}}'' to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' to ''[[Music/TheNotoriousBig Ten Crack Commandments]]'' to ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe''. And then you start realizing that lines like "Iím just sayiní, if you really loved me, you would share him", "Will you relish being a poor manís wife?", and "Hamiltonís a host unto himself" are ''paraphrasing the character's real-life letters'', and you just give up because the only possible way you could know everything is to go all [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E25TheInnerLight The Inner Light]] on Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' references everything from ''Movie/{{Aladdin}}'' to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' to ''[[Music/TheNotoriousBig Ten Crack Commandments]]'' to ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe''. And then you start realizing that lines like "Iím just sayiní, if you really loved me, you would share him", "Will you relish being a poor manís wife?", and "Hamiltonís a host unto himself" are ''paraphrasing the character's real-life letters'', and you just give up because the only possible way you could know everything all this is to go all [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E25TheInnerLight "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E25TheInnerLight The Inner Light]] Light]]" on Lin-Manuel Miranda.
27th Mar '17 5:45:32 AM BrentDax
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* ''Theatre/Hamilton'' references everything from ''Movie/Aladdin'' to ''Theatre/Macbeth'' to ''[[Music/TheNotoriousBig Ten Crack Commandments]]'' to ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe''. And then you start realizing that lines like "Iím just sayiní, if you really loved me, you would share him", "Will you relish being a poor manís wife?", and "Hamiltonís a host unto himself" are ''paraphrasing the character's real-life letters'', and you just give up and go to Genius (where almost every line is annotated) because Lin-Manuel Miranda is probably the only person who could possibly know everything the play references.

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* ''Theatre/Hamilton'' ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' references everything from ''Movie/Aladdin'' ''Movie/{{Aladdin}}'' to ''Theatre/Macbeth'' ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' to ''[[Music/TheNotoriousBig Ten Crack Commandments]]'' to ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe''. And then you start realizing that lines like "Iím just sayiní, if you really loved me, you would share him", "Will you relish being a poor manís wife?", and "Hamiltonís a host unto himself" are ''paraphrasing the character's real-life letters'', and you just give up and go to Genius (where almost every line is annotated) because Lin-Manuel Miranda is probably the only person who possible way you could possibly know everything the play references.is to go all [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E25TheInnerLight The Inner Light]] on Lin-Manuel Miranda.
27th Mar '17 5:41:09 AM BrentDax
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* ''Theatre/Hamilton'' references everything from ''Movie/Aladdin'' to ''Theatre/Macbeth'' to ''[[Music/TheNotoriousBig Ten Crack Commandments]]'' to ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe''. And then you start realizing that lines like "Iím just sayiní, if you really loved me, you would share him", "Will you relish being a poor manís wife?", and "Hamiltonís a host unto himself" are ''paraphrasing the character's real-life letters'', and you just give up and go to Genius (where almost every line is annotated) because Lin-Manuel Miranda is probably the only person who could possibly know everything the play references.
17th Mar '17 2:27:18 PM rmctagg09
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* ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' has so many references that it has its own ShoutOut subpage, and has pages on its wiki dedicated to listing every reference made.
16th Mar '17 7:08:03 PM nombretomado
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** Special mention goes to ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedySpoofSeriesShow'', which, as a DeconstructiveParody of TheAbridgedSeries genre, makes practically ''everything'' into a reference of some kind.

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** Special mention goes to ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedySpoofSeriesShow'', ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow'', which, as a DeconstructiveParody of TheAbridgedSeries genre, makes practically ''everything'' into a reference of some kind.
6th Mar '17 6:55:18 AM rafi
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* Every work of Creator/SethMacFarlane:
** ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', although it has gotten out of hand for a lot of fans, and nowadays the show frequently includes references that are nothing but {{padding}}, without a joke to justify their inclusion. It's gotten to the point where you could type practically ''any'' pop-cultural phenomenon into the [=YouTube=] search engine and find a ''Family Guy'' clip spoofing it. Especially if it's from the 1980s!
*** Lampshaded by Lois in the "[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball Star Wars parodies]]": "He (Seth Mac Farlane) watched TV in the '80s. We get it."
** ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' tends to throw them in through dialogue or character actions.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''.



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' tends to throw them in through dialogue or character actions.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''. [[Creator/SethMacFarlane Sensing a pattern yet?]]



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', although it has gotten out of hand for a lot of fans, and nowadays the show frequently includes references that are nothing but {{padding}}, without a joke to justify their inclusion. It's gotten to the point where you could type practically ''any'' pop-cultural phenomenon into the [=YouTube=] search engine and find a ''Family Guy'' clip spoofing it. Especially if it's from the 1980s!
** Lampshaded by Lois in the "Star Wars" parodies: "[[Creator/SethMacFarlane He]] watched TV in the '80s. We get it."
** ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''
26th Feb '17 1:23:07 PM spiderfreak1011
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