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21st Jan '17 8:57:07 PM BlueGuy
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* Creator/HirohikoAraki's love of American and British rock music makes ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' '''packed''' with references to band, album, and song names, to the point that translation attempts are blocked by trademark issues. His favorite bands can be identified by the prevalence to their works in the story, including Music/TheBeatles, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/LedZeppelin, Music/{{ACDC}}, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/{{Prince}}, and Music/{{Yes}} (whose song "Roundabout" was chosen for the anime edition's first ending theme). Although this was originally limited to character names in the first three parts of the story, Part 4 sees them used as the names for the characters' supernatural powers known as Stands.
** Araki's love for Italy is shown in Part 5, which is set in Italy, and features characters named after food names in Italian.
** Part 6 shows off Araki's love for fashion designers, where everyone ''but'' Jolyne is named after a fashion label.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
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Creator/HirohikoAraki's love of American and British rock music makes ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' the series '''packed''' with references to band, album, and song names, to the point that translation attempts are blocked by trademark issues. His favorite bands can be identified by the prevalence to their works in the story, including Music/TheBeatles, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/LedZeppelin, Music/{{ACDC}}, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/{{Prince}}, and Music/{{Yes}} (whose song "Roundabout" was chosen for the anime edition's first ending theme). Although this was originally limited to character names in the first three parts of the story, [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4 4]] sees them used as the names for the characters' supernatural powers known as Stands.
** Araki's love for Italy is shown in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5, 5]], which is set in Italy, and features characters named after food names in Italian.
** [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Part 6 6]] shows off Araki's love for fashion designers, where everyone ''but'' Jolyne is named after a fashion label.
21st Jan '17 2:37:12 PM barberbarberjoe
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* ''Anime/{{Heybot}}'' is filled with so many references that some of them are obscure even for the modern Japanese viewing audience.
19th Dec '16 9:22:09 AM totoofze47
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* The ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' series is filled to the brim with {{Shout Out}}s, ranging from television to internet memes.

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* The ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series is [[ShoutOut/AceAttorney filled to the brim brim]] with {{Shout Out}}s, ranging from television to internet memes.
6th Dec '16 1:59:05 PM Pinokio
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* ''Daicon III'': ''Ultraman'', ''Star Trek'', ''Star Wars'', '' Starship Troopers'', ''Space Runaway Ideon'', '' Godzilla'', ''Gamera'', ''War of the Worlds'', ''Atragon'', ''Daimajin''.
* ''Daicon IV'': ''Kagaku Sentai Dynaman'', ''Star Trek'', ''Star Wars'', ''Alien'', ''Space Battleship Yamato'', ''Arcadia of My Youth'', ''Macross'', ''Gundam'', H.G. Wells' ''The First Men in the Moon'', ''Conan'', ''The Lord of the Rings'', ''Narnia'', ''Thunderbirds'' and more.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' literally has well over 500 over the course of a 26 episode series and 1 OVA.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', aside from its reference to several other shows, has countless split-second shout-outs written on the classroom's blackboards which change every other second.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar''
* ''Anime/ExcelSaga''
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''

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* ''Daicon III'': ''Ultraman'', ''Star Trek'', ''Star Wars'', '' Starship Troopers'', ''Space Runaway Ideon'', '' Godzilla'', ''Gamera'', ''War of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': While the Worlds'', ''Atragon'', ''Daimajin''.
* ''Daicon IV'': ''Kagaku Sentai Dynaman'', ''Star Trek'', ''Star Wars'', ''Alien'', ''Space Battleship Yamato'', ''Arcadia of My Youth'', ''Macross'', ''Gundam'', H.G. Wells' ''The First Men in
actual series keeps musical references to a minimum, every chapter title since the Moon'', ''Conan'', ''The Lord of series began is either the Rings'', ''Narnia'', ''Thunderbirds'' and more.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' literally has
title of a song, the name of a band, or a line of lyrics, usually slightly modified. Bear in mind that as a {{Long Runner|s}}, ''Bleach'' is well over 500 over the course of a 26 episode series chapters long, meaning it has at ''least'' that many musical references.
* ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' has so many Japanese pop-cultural references that trying to find
and 1 OVA.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', aside from its reference to several other shows, has countless split-second shout-outs written on the classroom's blackboards which change
explain every other second.
single one will make your head spin. A large portion of the instantly recognizable ones are references and spoofs of either ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' or ''Manga/DragonBall''.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar''
* ''Anime/ExcelSaga''
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
The anime for ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties''



* The first season of the ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' anime. The manga too, but not as much. The second season still has tons of references, albeit a bit more subtle about it.
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' makes references to as many characters, mangas, movies, and videogames as it can. ''Especially'' videogames.

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* The first season of Anything with a name in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is a reference to something, usually music-related (with American cinema being the ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' anime. The manga too, but not as much. The second season still has tons of references, albeit a bit more subtle about it.
next most frequent source). This includes episode titles, which, except for one, are all song titles...
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' makes references to as many characters, mangas, movies, and videogames as it can. ''Especially'' videogames.''Anime/ExcelSaga''
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''



* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' to several series under the HumongousMecha genre such as ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', and ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', as well as a few others outside of that genre such as ''AceCombat'' and ''KamenRider''.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* ''Manga/PrincessResurrection''
* ''Manga/SgtFrog''
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' makes references ''constantly'', and has devoted entire chapters and even story arcs to several series under them at times.
* ''Anime/GreenVsRed'' was made to celebrate Lupin III's 40th anniversary, and it shows: there are countless references to other films, episodes and everything related to
the HumongousMecha genre such as ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', character, including the original manga and ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', as well as even a few others outside of that genre such as ''AceCombat'' and ''KamenRider''.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* ''Manga/PrincessResurrection''
* ''Manga/SgtFrog''
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''
nod to Taito who made the very first Lupin video game in 1980.



* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' makes references ''constantly'', and has devoted entire chapters and even story arcs to them at times.
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' combines this with CulturalCrossReference.
* ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa''
* ''Manga/MariaHolic''
* And, while the main culprits are already listed, practically every other [[Creator/StudioSHAFT Shaft]] show counts too.



* The anime for ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties''
* ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon''
* Anything with a name in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is a reference to something, usually music-related (with American cinema being the next most frequent source). This includes episode titles, which, except for one, are all song titles...
* ...which is nothing compared to ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': While the actual series keeps musical references to a minimum, every chapter title since the series began is either the title of a song, the name of a band, or a line of lyrics, usually slightly modified. Bear in mind that as a {{Long Runner|s}}, ''Bleach'' is well over 500 chapters long, meaning it has at ''least'' that many musical references.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' makes [[WholePlotReference Whole Episode References]] to tons of ballets, plus some other operas, fairy tales, and classical music. GeniusBonus abounds.

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* The anime for ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties''
* ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon''
* Anything with a name in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is a reference to something, usually music-related (with American cinema being
first season of the next most frequent source). This includes episode titles, which, except for one, are all song titles...
* ...which is nothing compared to ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': While the actual
''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' anime. The manga too, but not as much. The second season still has tons of references, albeit a bit more subtle about it.
* Being a
series keeps musical about a woman married to an {{otaku}}, ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' references to a minimum, every chapter title since all the series began is either the title of a song, the name of a band, or a line of lyrics, usually slightly modified. Bear in mind that as a {{Long Runner|s}}, ''Bleach'' is well over 500 chapters long, meaning it has at ''least'' that many musical references.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' makes [[WholePlotReference Whole Episode References]] to tons of ballets, plus some other operas, fairy tales,
things you'd expect: {{Manga}}, {{Anime}}, VideoGames, and classical music. GeniusBonus abounds.[[MemeticMutation Internet Memes]].



* ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' has so many Japanese pop-cultural references that trying to find and explain every single one will make your head spin. A large portion of the instantly recognizable ones are references and spoofs of either ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' or ''Manga/DragonBall''.
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' has its own [[ShoutOut/SpaceDandy Shout-Out page]], with each episode having its own list. Most of the references caught are for other anime series set in space, though there is the odd reference to American pop culture too.



* ''Anime/GreenVsRed'' was made to celebrate Lupin III's 40th anniversary, and it shows: there are countless references to other films, episodes and everything related to the character, including the original manga and even a nod to Taito who made the very first Lupin video game in 1980.
* Being a series about a woman married to an {{otaku}}, ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' references all the things you'd expect: {{Manga}}, {{Anime}}, VideoGames, and [[MemeticMutation Internet Memes]].

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* ''Anime/GreenVsRed'' was made ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa''
* ''Manga/LuckyStar''
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
to celebrate Lupin III's 40th anniversary, several series under the HumongousMecha genre such as ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', and it shows: there are ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', as well as a few others outside of that genre such as ''AceCombat'' and ''KamenRider''.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
* ''Manga/MariaHolic''
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' literally has well over 500 over the course of a 26 episode series and 1 OVA.
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' combines this with CulturalCrossReference.
* ''Manga/PrincessResurrection''
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' makes [[WholePlotReference Whole Episode References]] to tons of ballets, plus some other operas, fairy tales, and classical music. GeniusBonus abounds.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', aside from its reference to several other shows, has
countless split-second shout-outs written on the classroom's blackboards which change every other second.
* ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon''
* ''Manga/SgtFrog''
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' has its own [[ShoutOut/SpaceDandy Shout-Out page]], with each episode having its own list. Most of the references caught are for other anime series set in space, though there is the odd reference to American pop culture too.
* The Creator/StudioGainax ''Daicon III Opening Animation'' references ''Film/{{Atragon}}'', ''Daimajin'', ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'', ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'', ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', and ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. The ''Daicon IV Opening Animation'' references ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', ''[[Anime/CaptainHarlock Arcadia of My Youth]]'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'', ''Literature/TheFirstMenInTheMoon'', ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', ''Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', and ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}''.
* Practically every other [[Creator/StudioSHAFT Shaft]] show counts too.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' makes
references to other films, episodes as many characters, mangas, movies, and everything related to the character, including the original manga and even a nod to Taito who made the very first Lupin video game in 1980.
* Being a series about a woman married to an {{otaku}}, ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' references all the things you'd expect: {{Manga}}, {{Anime}}, VideoGames, and [[MemeticMutation Internet Memes]].
videogames as it can. ''Especially'' videogames.



* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' has a whole load, especially musical references, but also to works of literature and to modern (1980s) pop-culture.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' has a whole load, especially musical ''ComicBook/{{Agent 327}}'': Many references, but also to works of literature shout-outs and name drops, mostly to modern (1980s) pop-culture.Dutch culture and society. Especially in later albums the author went berserk with this.



* ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. Especially in the latest graphic novels. Seriously, you will be surprised how many British 60s sitcom characters can appear in a number of pages. It wasn't until the third series that there was an original speaking character not absconded from an earlier work (even background characters running from a battle were Fagin, Dodger, and company), and that original character was Champion Bond of her majesty's secret service.
* And also Alan Moore's ''ComicBook/TopTen'', which came out at the same time as the early installments of ''[=LoEG=]''. Practically every background character, business name, vehicle or grafitto is a shout out to someone or something.

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* ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. Especially in the latest graphic novels. Seriously, you will be surprised how many British 60s sitcom characters can appear in a number The author of pages. It wasn't until the third series that there ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' wrote that:
-->Bloom County''
was an original speaking character not absconded awash with pop culture references and celebrity mockery... largely because those beguiling assets were virtually absent from an earlier work (even background characters running from a battle were Fagin, Dodger, and company), and that original character was Champion Bond of her majesty's secret service.
* And also Alan Moore's ''ComicBook/TopTen'', which came out
the comedic media at the same time as the early installments of ''[=LoEG=]''. Practically every background character, business name, vehicle or grafitto is a shout out to someone or something.time. But just look at us now. No, it's not my &@%# fault.''



* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' is an unusual serious example; it probably manages to stay serious because its {{Homage}}s and {{Shout Out}}s are usually to myths or the classics instead of pop culture.
* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', particularly in relation to video games and music.

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* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' is an unusual serious example; it probably manages ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': Also contains several references, most of them to stay serious because its {{Homage}}s artists and {{Shout Out}}s are usually to myths or comedians the classics instead of pop culture.
* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', particularly in relation to video games and music.
author enjoys.



* ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. Especially in the latest graphic novels. Seriously, you will be surprised how many British 60s sitcom characters can appear in a number of pages. It wasn't until the third series that there was an original speaking character not absconded from an earlier work (even background characters running from a battle were Fagin, Dodger, and company), and that original character was Champion Bond of her majesty's secret service.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Since this was a newspaper comic it contains thousands of references to stuff that was current when the comics were published in the papers. Famous politicians and media celebrities from the second half of the 20th century will have a cameo or have jokes based on them. The author also threw in several references to his personal life, including colleagues and exotic animals he encountered during his safaris. Unfortunately this is also the reason why reprints have included some necessary background explanations to put stuff into context.
* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': Also contains several references, most of them to artists and comedians the author enjoys.
* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'': Several references to other comics, TV shows, films and Dutch and Flemish pop culture stuff.
* ''ComicBook/{{Agent 327}}'': Many references, shout-outs and name drops, mostly to Dutch culture and society. Especially in later albums the author went berserk with this.
* The author of ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' wrote that:
-->Bloom County'' was awash with pop culture references and celebrity mockery... largely because those beguiling assets were virtually absent from the comedic media at the time. But just look at us now. No, it's not my &@%# fault.''
* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'': Any story drawn by Andy Price usually includes overwhelming amounts of pop-culture references in the background.

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* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'': Any story drawn by Andy Price usually includes overwhelming amounts of pop-culture references in the background.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Since this was a newspaper comic it contains thousands of references to stuff that was current when the comics were published in the papers. Famous politicians and media celebrities from the second half of the 20th century will have a cameo or have jokes based on them. The author also threw in several references to his personal life, including colleagues and exotic animals he encountered during his safaris. Unfortunately this is also the reason why reprints have included some necessary background explanations to put stuff into context. \n* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': Also contains several references, most of them to artists and comedians the author enjoys. \n* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'': Several references to other comics, TV shows, films and Dutch and Flemish pop culture stuff. \n* ''ComicBook/{{Agent 327}}'': Many references, shout-outs and name drops, mostly to Dutch culture and society. Especially in later albums the author went berserk with this. \n* The author of ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' wrote that:\n-->Bloom County'' was awash with pop culture references and celebrity mockery... largely because those beguiling assets were virtually absent from the comedic media at the time. But just look at us now. No, it's not my &@%# fault.''\n* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'': Any story drawn by Andy Price usually includes overwhelming amounts of pop-culture references in the background.



* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' is an unusual serious example; it probably manages to stay serious because its {{Homage}}s and {{Shout Out}}s are usually to myths or the classics instead of pop culture.
* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', particularly in relation to video games and music.
* Alan Moore's ''ComicBook/TopTen'', which came out at the same time as the early installments of ''[=LoEG=]''. Practically every background character, business name, vehicle or grafitto is a shout out to someone or something.
* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'': Several references to other comics, TV shows, films and Dutch and Flemish pop culture stuff.
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' has a whole load, especially musical references, but also to works of literature and to modern (1980s) pop-culture.



* The ''StarWars''[=/=]''MassEffect'' crossover ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'' has a ton of shout-outs and some [[WholePlotReference Partial-Plot References]] to boot. It and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]] both have [[ShoutOut shout-outs]] to canon material that wasn't even ''released'' at the time of writing (''Fractured'') or is nonexistent in its fanon (''Origins''), mainly ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.

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* The ''StarWars''[=/=]''MassEffect'' crossover ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'' FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum has a ton of shout-outs and some [[WholePlotReference Partial-Plot References]] reached this territory, partly due to boot. It and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]] both have [[ShoutOut shout-outs]] to canon material that wasn't even ''released'' side-stories. Just take a look at the time [[ShoutOut/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum shoutout page...]]4
* The Fanfic/{{Dangerverse}}, a series
of writing (''Fractured'') or is nonexistent in its fanon (''Origins''), mainly ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.very AU Literature/HarryPotter fics, [[ShoutOut/{{Dangerverse}} has arguably reached this point.]]



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' [[FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40k fan fiction]] [[FanFic/NobodyDies tends to include]] [[FanFic/AeonNatumEngel many references]].
* ''Fanfic/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut'', despite its short length, is ''loaded'' with crossovers and pop culture references, enough to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ShoutOut/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut get its own page for them!]]

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' [[FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40k fan fiction]] [[FanFic/NobodyDies tends to include]] [[FanFic/AeonNatumEngel many references]].
* ''Fanfic/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut'', despite its short length,
One of the common criticisms of ''WebAnimation/DoubleRainboom'' is ''loaded'' with crossovers that it eschewed it's initial OriginalFlavor premise in favor of lots of fandom and pop culture references, enough to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ShoutOut/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut get its own page for them!]] animation {{Shout Out}}s.



* ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines'' has references ranging from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' to [[EverythingsBetterWithLlamas the llama song]] to ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' to Celine Dion to ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy''.

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* ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines'' The ''StarWars''[=/=]''MassEffect'' crossover ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'' has references ranging a ton of shout-outs and some [[WholePlotReference Partial-Plot References]] to boot. It and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]] both have [[ShoutOut shout-outs]] to canon material that wasn't even ''released'' at the time of writing (''Fractured'') or is nonexistent in its fanon (''Origins''), mainly ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.
* ''Fanfic/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut'', despite its short length, is ''loaded'' with crossovers and pop culture references, enough to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ShoutOut/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut get its own page for them!]]
* A dark humor Harry Potter fanfiction by Virginia Riddle-Malfoy on fanfiction.net ''Ginevra In Darkness'' uses a lot of characters
from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' to [[EverythingsBetterWithLlamas other series - particularly the llama song]] renamed ''Integra'' from ''Hellsing'' and has cameos of other characters such as ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' and John Watson from the BBC Sherlock, Sarah Williams from ''Labyrinth'', Adam Young from ''Good Omens'', Darian Shields from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Daria''. Also uses quotes from ''Buffy'', ''Batman'', and ''Theatre.AVeryPotterMusical''. She manages to ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' keep to Celine Dion the plot, but seems to ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy''.amuse herself by seeing how much she can slip past the readers without getting caught. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3854663/1/Ginevra_In_Darkness]]
** Another fanfiction by the same author Harry Potter and the Turn of the Tides uses the ''Halloween'' hijinx trope and crosses over for a single chapter ''Harry Potter'', ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Franchise/JamesBond'', ''Ranma'', ''TheLordOfTheRings'', and ''Monty Python'' and the Holy Grail. The fic unfortunately was done by the author in high school, and she rightly abandoned it as the tropes written about became far too overdone and dull. Still worth a plug for excellent characterization. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2060745/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_turn_of_the_tides]]



* A conservative estimate of ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' fanfiction ''FanFic/SeventyTwoHours''' reference count would be 500. This is not an exaggeration, considering that each of the eponymous hours has its own chapter, and it's roughly equivalent to a 1300 page book in length. It is, however, testament to the obsession with shoutouts held by the author.



* A dark humor Harry Potter fanfiction by Virginia Riddle-Malfoy on fanfiction.net ''Ginevra In Darkness'' uses a lot of characters from other series - particularly the renamed ''Integra'' from ''Hellsing'' and has cameos of other characters such as ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' and John Watson from the BBC Sherlock, Sarah Williams from ''Labyrinth'', Adam Young from ''Good Omens'', Darian Shields from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Daria''. Also uses quotes from ''Buffy'', ''Batman'', and ''Theatre.AVeryPotterMusical''. She manages to keep to the plot, but seems to amuse herself by seeing how much she can slip past the readers without getting caught. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3854663/1/Ginevra_In_Darkness]]
** Another fanfiction by the same author Harry Potter and the Turn of the Tides uses the ''Halloween'' hijinx trope and crosses over for a single chapter ''Harry Potter'', ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Franchise/JamesBond'', ''Ranma'', ''TheLordOfTheRings'', and ''Monty Python'' and the Holy Grail. The fic unfortunately was done by the author in high school, and she rightly abandoned it as the tropes written about became far too overdone and dull. Still worth a plug for excellent characterization. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2060745/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_turn_of_the_tides]]

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* A dark humor Harry Potter fanfiction by Virginia Riddle-Malfoy on fanfiction.net ''Ginevra In Darkness'' uses ''Fanfic/TheIronHorseEverythingsBetterWithRobots'' is a lot ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' story with loads of characters from other series - references to science fiction, particularly the renamed ''Integra'' works involving robots.
* ''Fanfic/ItsASmallWorldAfterAll'', a [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]] fanfic, has tons of references, ranging
from ''Hellsing'' and has cameos of other characters such as ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' and John Watson from the BBC Sherlock, Sarah Williams from ''Labyrinth'', Adam Young from ''Good Omens'', Darian Shields from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Daria''. Also uses quotes from ''Buffy'', ''Batman'', and ''Theatre.AVeryPotterMusical''. She manages ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' to keep to the plot, but seems to amuse herself by seeing how much she can slip past the readers without getting caught. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3854663/1/Ginevra_In_Darkness]]
** Another fanfiction by the same author Harry Potter and the Turn of the Tides uses the ''Halloween'' hijinx trope and crosses over for a single chapter ''Harry Potter'', ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Franchise/JamesBond'', ''Ranma'', ''TheLordOfTheRings'', and ''Monty Python'' and the Holy Grail. The fic unfortunately was done by the author in high school, and she rightly abandoned it as the tropes written about became far too overdone and dull. Still worth a plug for excellent characterization. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2060745/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_turn_of_the_tides]]
''Film/ThreeHundred''.



* ''FanFic/SonicWorldAdventureRush'' is considered by some to be a bit ''too'' [[ShoutOut/SonicWorldAdventureRush overdosed]] in its fan service. And it's still going!
* ''Fanfic/ItsASmallWorldAfterAll'', a [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]] fanfic, has tons of references, ranging from ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' to ''Film/ThreeHundred''.
* The Fanfic/{{Dangerverse}}, a series of very AU Literature/HarryPotter fics, [[ShoutOut/{{Dangerverse}} has arguably reached this point.]]
* One of the common criticisms of ''WebAnimation/DoubleRainboom'' is that it eschewed it's initial OriginalFlavor premise in favor of lots of fandom and animation {{Shout Out}}s.



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' [[FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40k fan fiction]] [[FanFic/NobodyDies tends to include]] [[FanFic/AeonNatumEngel many references]].
* The perfect example of this is a picture known as "[[http://www.thepictureofeverything.com/ The Picture Of Everything"]] created by Howard Hallis.
* ''FanFic/ProfessorRiddlesChronicles'' has a shout-out practically in every passage. To anything, from Harry Potter canon to Soviet political jokes to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''.
* A conservative estimate of ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' fanfiction ''FanFic/SeventyTwoHours''' reference count would be 500. This is not an exaggeration, considering that each of the eponymous hours has its own chapter, and it's roughly equivalent to a 1300 page book in length. It is, however, testament to the obsession with shoutouts held by the author.



* ''Fanfic/TheIronHorseEverythingsBetterWithRobots'' is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' story with loads of references to science fiction, particularly works involving robots.
* FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum has reached this territory, partly due to its side-stories. Just take a look at the [[ShoutOut/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum shoutout page...]]4
* The perfect example of this is a picture known as "[[http://www.thepictureofeverything.com/ The Picture Of Everything"]] created by Howard Hallis.

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* ''Fanfic/TheIronHorseEverythingsBetterWithRobots'' ''FanFic/SonicWorldAdventureRush'' is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' story with loads of references considered by some to science fiction, particularly works involving robots.
* FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum has reached this territory, partly due to
be a bit ''too'' [[ShoutOut/SonicWorldAdventureRush overdosed]] in its side-stories. Just take a look at the [[ShoutOut/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum shoutout page...]]4
* The perfect example of this is a picture known as "[[http://www.thepictureofeverything.com/ The Picture Of Everything"]] created by Howard Hallis.
fan service. And it's still going!



* ''FanFic/ProfessorRiddlesChronicles'' has a shout-out practically in every passage. To anything, from Harry Potter canon to Soviet political jokes to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''.



* ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines'' has references ranging from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' to [[EverythingsBetterWithLlamas the llama song]] to ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' to Celine Dion to ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy''.



* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the film with Creator/RobinWilliams as Genie [[TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson makes this especially the case]]. Many of his scenes and lines were done on the fly, and when he's in full flow it becomes a 'how many references can you spot' game. In the space of just over a minute, for example, he becomes a Scotsman, a dog, [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger a Germanic bodybuilder]], a cube, a ventriloquist (and his dummy), several clones of himself, [[Series/TheEdSullivanShow Ed Sullivan]], a cash register, three Mexican dwarves, and [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]].
* ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' is overstuffed with references, including a few seconds of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' in the opening segment alone.



* ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' is overstuffed with references, including a few seconds of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' in the opening segment alone.



* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the film with Creator/RobinWilliams as Genie [[TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson makes this especially the case]]. Many of his scenes and lines were done on the fly, and when he's in full flow it becomes a 'how many references can you spot' game. In the space of just over a minute, for example, he becomes a Scotsman, a dog, [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger a Germanic bodybuilder]], a cube, a ventriloquist (and his dummy), several clones of himself, [[Series/TheEdSullivanShow Ed Sullivan]], a cash register, three Mexican dwarves, and [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]].



* Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg do this a lot in their films. The "_____ Movie" parody series in particular (Epic Movie, Date Movie, Disaster Movie...), are almost nothing but pop culture references and shout outs. They do at least manage to integrate the references into the movie's action, however, [[DropTheCow if only for a cheap slapstick gag]].
* Any Creator/QuentinTarantino film. Website/{{Cracked}} calls him less of a director and more of a movie DJ, treating shots, characters, and plots like music samples. ''Film/PulpFiction'', his first truly mainstream film, is often considered to have been [[TropeCodifier the launching point]] for the Gen-X "sampling" trend in popular culture that continues to this day, although earlier precedents existed.
* Many Creator/KevinSmith films.
* ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' was an early example of this. ''Howdy Doody'', ''Captain Video'', ''FromHereToEternity'', ''Riot in Cell Block 11''...and, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen if it hadn't been cut from the film]], a spot-on parody of 1930s gangster movies.



* Both ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' and ''Film/BehindTheMaskTheRiseOfLeslieVernon'' are {{Deconstruction}}s of the [[SlasherMovie slasher sub-genre]] of horror that make numerous references to other horror movies.
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', much like the comic upon which it's based, revels thoroughly in this trope.



* Many Creator/KevinSmith films.
* Any Creator/QuentinTarantino film. Website/{{Cracked}} calls him less of a director and more of a movie DJ, treating shots, characters, and plots like music samples. ''Film/PulpFiction'', his first truly mainstream film, is often considered to have been [[TropeCodifier the launching point]] for the Gen-X "sampling" trend in popular culture that continues to this day, although earlier precedents existed.



* ''Film/Ted2'' references ''Film/FortySecondStreet'', ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', ''Film/AnchorsAweigh'', ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', ''Film/ChildsPlay'', ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Film/TheElephantMan'', ''Film/ErnestGoesToCamp'', ''Film/ErnestGoesToJail'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'', ''Film/TheFifthElement'', ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', ''Film/IAmLegend'', ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', ''Film/IronMan'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''[[Music/JustinBieber Justin Bieber: Never Say Never]]'', ''Series/KnightRider'', ''Film/KramerVsKramer'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/LostInSpace'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', ''Film/{{Predator}}'', ''Film/{{Predators}}'', ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/RagingBull'', ''Regarding Henry'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', ''Film/RockyIII'', ''[[Series/Roots1977 Roots]]'', ''Series/SisterSister'', ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Series/TheTick'', ''Film/TotalRecall2012'', the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'', and ''Franchise/XMen''.

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* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', much like the comic upon which it's based, revels thoroughly in this trope.
* Both ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' and ''Film/BehindTheMaskTheRiseOfLeslieVernon'' are {{Deconstruction}}s of the [[SlasherMovie slasher sub-genre]] of horror that make numerous references to other horror movies.
* Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg do this a lot in their films. The "_____ Movie" parody series in particular (Epic Movie, Date Movie, Disaster Movie...), are almost nothing but pop culture references and shout outs. They do at least manage to integrate the references into the movie's action, however, [[DropTheCow if only for a cheap slapstick gag]].
* ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' was an early example of this. ''Howdy Doody'', ''Captain Video'', ''FromHereToEternity'', ''Riot in Cell Block 11''...and, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen if it hadn't been cut from the film]], a spot-on parody of 1930s gangster movies.
* ''Film/Ted2'' references ''Film/FortySecondStreet'', ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', ''Film/AnchorsAweigh'', ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', ''Film/ChildsPlay'', ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Film/TheElephantMan'', ''Film/ErnestGoesToCamp'', ''Film/ErnestGoesToJail'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'', ''Film/TheFifthElement'', ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', ''Film/IAmLegend'', ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', ''Film/IronMan'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''[[Music/JustinBieber Justin Bieber: Never Say Never]]'', ''Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians'', ''Series/KnightRider'', ''Film/KramerVsKramer'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/LostInSpace'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', ''Film/{{Predator}}'', ''Film/{{Predators}}'', ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/RagingBull'', ''Regarding Henry'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', ''Film/RockyIII'', ''[[Series/Roots1977 Roots]]'', ''Series/SisterSister'', ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', "Sweet Caroline" by Music/NeilDiamond, ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Series/TheTick'', ''Film/TotalRecall2012'', the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'', and ''Franchise/XMen''.



* Literature/TheDivineComedy: Dante's visit to Hell, Purgatory and Heaven is peppered with countless references to historical, cultural, religious, political and scientific people from both his time and earlier centuries.
* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': If you made a list of every time Snicket makes a ShoutOut to literature and history in one of the later books (especially through Sunny's dialogue), it would be as long as the book itself.



* ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' has this as part of its plot, but mostly narrows it to 1980s video games and pop culture in an effort to solve the puzzle left behind by a rich eccentric as part of his will.
* ''Literature/FinnegansWake'' features thousands of references to everything imaginable. It is probably the only work to turn this trope into TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.



* The works of Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer are sometimes Reference Overdosed, particularly those set in the Wold Newton universe. A single work may be a Homage to one writer while encoding allusions to the work of many, many others. For example, no name is innocent until all anagrams, obscure linguistic derivations and so forth have been exhausted.

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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': If you made a list of every time Snicket makes a ShoutOut to literature and history in one of the later books (especially through Sunny's dialogue), it would be as long as the book itself.
* Creator/BretEastonEllis likes to do this with his characters to highlight how shallow they are. Many pages in ''Literature/{{Glamorama}}'' are just long lists of Victor and his friends name dropping celebrities, and in ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'', Patrick has to describe in excruciating detail what ''everyone'' is wearing.
* The works of Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer Literature/CiaphasCain books are sometimes Reference Overdosed, particularly those set in the Wold Newton universe. A single work may be a Homage absolutely ''loaded'' with references to one writer while encoding allusions to the work of many, many others. For example, no name is innocent until all anagrams, obscure linguistic derivations both science fiction and so forth have been exhausted.turn-of-the-century juvenile adventures.



* Literature/TheDivineComedy: Dante's visit to Hell, Purgatory and Heaven is peppered with countless references to historical, cultural, religious, political and scientific people from both his time and earlier centuries.



* ''Literature/FinnegansWake'' features thousands of references to everything imaginable. It is probably the only work to turn this trope into TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.
* Most stories by Creator/KimNewman (including those written under his Jack Yeovil pseudonym), especially the ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' series.



* The works of Creator/RobertAntonWilson
* Most stories by Creator/KimNewman (including those written under his Jack Yeovil pseudonym), especially the ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' series.
* The Literature/CiaphasCain books are absolutely ''loaded'' with references to both science fiction and turn-of-the-century juvenile adventures.

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* The works of Creator/RobertAntonWilson
* Most stories by Creator/KimNewman (including
Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer are sometimes Reference Overdosed, particularly those written under set in the Wold Newton universe. A single work may be a Homage to one writer while encoding allusions to the work of many, many others. For example, no name is innocent until all anagrams, obscure linguistic derivations and so forth have been exhausted.
* ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' has this as part of its plot, but mostly narrows it to 1980s video games and pop culture in an effort to solve the puzzle left behind by a rich eccentric as part of
his Jack Yeovil pseudonym), especially the ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' series.
will.
* The Literature/CiaphasCain books are absolutely ''loaded'' with works of Creator/RobertAntonWilson.
* The amount of Science Fiction and Extreme Metal
references to both science fiction in Ari Bach's novel ''{{Literature/Valhalla}}'' is incalculable. Nearly every character name is taken from a metal band. Nearly every piece of hardware is named for the author of the sci-fi novel or show it was invented in. References even include old sitcoms, obscure occult literature and turn-of-the-century juvenile adventures.more.



* Creator/TSEliot's works, especially ''Literature/TheWasteLand''. The poem is full of references to popular songs, classical literature, operas and ancient religious scriptures, and quotes them in their native language.



* Creator/BretEastonEllis likes to do this with his characters to highlight how shallow they are. Many pages in ''Literature/{{Glamorama}}'' are just long lists of Victor and his friends name dropping celebrities, and in ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'', Patrick has to describe in excruciating detail what ''everyone'' is wearing.
* Creator/TSEliot's works, especially ''Literature/TheWasteLand''. The poem is full of references to popular songs, classical literature, operas and ancient religious scriptures, and quotes them in their native language.



* The amount of Science Fiction and Extreme Metal references in Ari Bach's novel ''{{Literature/Valhalla}}'' is incalculable. Nearly every character name is taken from a metal band. Nearly every piece of hardware is named for the author of the sci-fi novel or show it was invented in. References even include old sitcoms, obscure occult literature and more.



* ''Series/TheMiddleman'', usually with a different theme each episode (one episode is full of ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' references, another ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' references, another ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' references, and so on...)
* ''Series/{{Spaced}}''. There's even a bonus subtitle track on the DVD that notes all the references.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is fifty years old, so its accumulated a lot over that time. Also its hero is a quasi-immortal time traveler, which has given him a pretty large reference pool. Some of the older episodes reference things like Beatles lyrics, while New-Who has referenced things like ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and way, ''way'' more.
* We don't even try to list the {{shout out}}s in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. Crichton is a fountain of late-20th-centrury cultural references, which only makes him a CloudCuckoolander in the eyes of all the aliens around him.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' is famous for its abundance of references. Each DVD even has a little booklet explaining [[ViewersAreGeniuses the more obscure ones.]]
* ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' is this towards the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' is so reference overdosed that its {{shout out}}s had to be moved to [[ShoutOut/{{Leverage}} their own page]].
* ''Series/TheMiddleman'', usually with a different theme each episode (one episode is full of ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' references, another ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' references, another ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' references, and so on...)
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': many encyclopedic references to historical and cultural figures, exotic animals and places. Most of these jokes could make sense to intellectuals, but then there are also many references to British culture, especially politicians, TV hosts, soccer players, cricketers and programs that were famous during the late 1960s and early 1970s. They are usually completely incomprehensible and obscure to international audiences and even to the English, especially while TimeMarchesOn.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Being a show built around providing audio commentary to CultClassic genre movies, it couldn't help being stuffed full of references, but some them were so obscure only the members of the show's own cast understood them.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Tony is a [[TheMovieBuff movie buff]], and [=McGee=] is a gamer, among other justifications for this.



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Tony is a [[TheMovieBuff movie buff]], and [=McGee=] is a gamer, among other justifications for this.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' is famous for its abundance of references. Each DVD even has a little booklet explaining [[ViewersAreGeniuses the more obscure ones.]]
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': many encyclopedic references to historical and cultural figures, exotic animals and places. Most of these jokes could make sense to intellectuals, but then there are also many references to British culture, especially politicians, TV hosts, soccer players, cricketers and programs that were famous during the late 1960s and early 1970s. They are usually completely incomprehensible and obscure to international audiences and even to the English, especially while TimeMarchesOn.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Being a show built around providing audio commentary to CultClassic genre movies, it couldn't help being stuffed full of references, but some them were so obscure only the members of the show's own cast understood them.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Tony is a [[TheMovieBuff movie buff]], ''Series/RedDwarf'' often makes reference to films such as ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', and [=McGee=] ''Film/BladeRunner''. For instance, the episode Back To Earth is a gamer, among considered by most to only be enjoyable if you know the ''Blade Runner'' references, to most other justifications for this.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls''
fans it is famous for its abundance of references. Each DVD a horrible episode.
* ''Series/{{Spaced}}''. There's
even has a little booklet explaining [[ViewersAreGeniuses bonus subtitle track on the more obscure ones.]]
DVD that notes all the references.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': many encyclopedic ''Series/SpittingImage'': Where to start? Several references to historical 1980s and cultural figures, exotic animals and places. Most of these jokes could make sense to intellectuals, but then there are 1990s society in general, yet also many to everything that was in the media in the week of broadcast. From news reports over TV commercials. If you wanted to understand every reference you really had to read, listen and watch to every report. And most of it references to British culture, especially politicians, TV hosts, soccer players, cricketers culture in particular. This also explains why the show was so difficult to export to other countries. The stuff dated rapidly and programs that were famous during the late 1960s and early 1970s. They are usually completely a lot of it was incomprehensible and obscure to international audiences and foreign viewers. When broadcasted on Dutch TV the translators even to the English, especially while TimeMarchesOn.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Being a show built around providing audio commentary to CultClassic genre movies, it couldn't help being stuffed full of references, but
added some them were so obscure extra subtitles on top of the screen to give some explanations about certain politicians or TV stars that only the members of English would immediately recognize.
* The Tau'ri (Earth-born humans) in
the show's own cast understood them. ''Franchise/StargateVerse'' have GenreSavvy as their [[PlanetOfHats Hat]]. They're well aware that their daily lives resemble science fiction and are all too happy to show it.



* ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' is this towards the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is fifty years old, so its accumulated a lot over that time. Also its hero is a quasi-immortal time traveler, which has given him a pretty large reference pool. Some of the older episodes reference things like Beatles lyrics, while New-Who has referenced things like ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and way, ''way'' more.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' often makes reference to films such as ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', and ''Film/BladeRunner''. For instance, the episode Back To Earth is considered by most to only be enjoyable if you know the ''Blade Runner'' references, to most other fans it is a horrible episode.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' is so reference overdosed that its {{shout out}}s had to be moved to [[ShoutOut/{{Leverage}} their own page]].
* We don't even try to list the {{shout out}}s in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. Crichton is a fountain of late-20th-centrury cultural references, which only makes him a CloudCuckoolander in the eyes of all the aliens around him.
* The Tau'ri (Earth-born humans) in the ''Franchise/StargateVerse'' have GenreSavvy as their [[PlanetOfHats Hat]]. They're well aware that their daily lives resemble science fiction and are all too happy to show it.
* ''Series/SpittingImage'': Where to start? Several references to 1980s and 1990s society in general, yet also to everything that was in the media in the week of broadcast. From news reports over TV commercials. If you wanted to understand every reference you really had to read, listen and watch to every report. And most of it references British culture in particular. This also explains why the show was so difficult to export to other countries. The stuff dated rapidly and a lot of it was incomprehensible to foreign viewers. When broadcasted on Dutch TV the translators even added some extra subtitles on top of the screen to give some explanations about certain politicians or TV stars that only the English would immediately recognize.



* The Music/WuTangClan: cursory examination of the first two tracks on ''Enter the Wu-Tang/36 Chambers'' turns up, in addition to the samples and references to [[{{Wuxia}} old Kung-fu movies]] for which they're famous, overt references to Creator/StevenSeagal and his film ''Film/OutForJustice'', ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', and ''Film/TheWarriors''.
** Also, Music/GhostfaceKillah had a song from the 1996 album ''Iron Man'' (which was when he started using the alias Tony Stark) entitled "[[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} Daytona 500]]" (named mostly for its fast pace) which used clips from the original ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' to make one of the first Anime Music Videos which is still considered a favorite by many.
*** The song itself contained samples from Bob James' "Nautilus" and "Crab Apple" by Idris Muhammad while the chorus from "Turn The Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson sped up and reworded for the hook. And even featured two samples from previous Wu singles, "Mystery of Chessboxin" and Raekwon's "Incarcerated Film/{{Scarface|1983}}s" which also had an obvious ShoutOut in title as well as the lyrics.
** The mileage varies, but this [[FollowTheLeader opened the AMV flood gates]], being one of the first AMV's showed on TV and predating Website/YouTube and self-made AMV's.
* Wrestling/JohnCena and Tha Trademarc do a lot of this on ''You Can't See Me''; ironically, most of the references are ''not'' to ProfessionalWrestling. This was spoofed in their video for "Bad, Bad Man", which had as its plot a homicidal maniac kidnapping midgets dressed as Music/{{Madonna}}, Music/MichaelJackson, and certain other [[TheEighties 1980s]] cult figures - not to mention that said homicidal maniac was played by Gary Coleman. And Cena, Trademarc, and Bumpy Knuckles dress up like (respectively) Hannibal Smith, Murdock, and Mr. T from ''Series/TheATeam''!
* Half Man Half Biscuit. Their website has a section dedicated to explaining some of the references.
* No More Kings. When describing them most places refer to them and funk/pop mixed with 80s references. Though there are more references, the 80s are just the most prominent.



* Half Man Half Biscuit. Their website has a section dedicated to explaining some of the references.
* Wrestling/JohnCena and Tha Trademarc do a lot of this on ''You Can't See Me''; ironically, most of the references are ''not'' to ProfessionalWrestling. This was spoofed in their video for "Bad, Bad Man", which had as its plot a homicidal maniac kidnapping midgets dressed as Music/{{Madonna}}, Music/MichaelJackson, and certain other [[TheEighties 1980s]] cult figures - not to mention that said homicidal maniac was played by Gary Coleman. And Cena, Trademarc, and Bumpy Knuckles dress up like (respectively) Hannibal Smith, Murdock, and Mr. T from ''Series/TheATeam''!
* No More Kings. When describing them most places refer to them and funk/pop mixed with 80s references. Though there are more references, the 80s are just the most prominent.
* Music/{{REM}}'s music would frequently make references to ancient mythology in order to conceal the true meanings of the songs (namely Michael Stipe's bisexuality or political events). This had the side effect of making people think he spoke gibberish. To clarify, the first time he admitted to writing a song with straightforward lyrics was in 1992 when the band recorded "Everybody Hurts" - 12 years after they started.
* SageFrancis, a rapper from Providence, RI, makes tons of references to "classic" hip hop songs. He'll often re-use classic lines, substituting a word here or there or reversing the word order as a kind of wordplay homage; he'll also re-use the ''cadence'' of certain iconic lines in a subtle nod.



* SageFrancis, a rapper from Providence, RI, makes tons of references to "classic" hip hop songs. He'll often re-use classic lines, substituting a word here or there or reversing the word order as a kind of wordplay homage; he'll also re-use the ''cadence'' of certain iconic lines in a subtle nod.
* Music/{{REM}}'s music would frequently make references to ancient mythology in order to conceal the true meanings of the songs (namely Michael Stipe's bisexuality or political events). This had the side effect of making people think he spoke gibberish. To clarify, the first time he admitted to writing a song with straightforward lyrics was in 1992 when the band recorded "Everybody Hurts" - 12 years after they started.

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* SageFrancis, a rapper from Providence, RI, makes tons The Music/WuTangClan: cursory examination of the first two tracks on ''Enter the Wu-Tang/36 Chambers'' turns up, in addition to the samples and references to "classic" hip hop songs. He'll often re-use classic lines, substituting a word here or there or reversing the word order as a kind of wordplay homage; he'll also re-use the ''cadence'' of certain iconic lines in a subtle nod.
* Music/{{REM}}'s music would frequently make
[[{{Wuxia}} old Kung-fu movies]] for which they're famous, overt references to ancient mythology in order to conceal Creator/StevenSeagal and his film ''Film/OutForJustice'', ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', and ''Film/TheWarriors''.
** Also, Music/GhostfaceKillah had a song from
the true meanings of 1996 album ''Iron Man'' (which was when he started using the songs (namely Michael Stipe's bisexuality or political events). This had alias Tony Stark) entitled "[[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} Daytona 500]]" (named mostly for its fast pace) which used clips from the side effect original ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' to make one of making people think he spoke gibberish. To clarify, the first time he admitted to writing Anime Music Videos which is still considered a favorite by many.
*** The
song with straightforward lyrics was in 1992 when itself contained samples from Bob James' "Nautilus" and "Crab Apple" by Idris Muhammad while the band recorded "Everybody Hurts" - 12 years after they started.chorus from "Turn The Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson sped up and reworded for the hook. And even featured two samples from previous Wu singles, "Mystery of Chessboxin" and Raekwon's "Incarcerated Film/{{Scarface|1983}}s" which also had an obvious ShoutOut in title as well as the lyrics.
** The mileage varies, but this [[FollowTheLeader opened the AMV flood gates]], being one of the first AMV's showed on TV and predating Website/YouTube and self-made AMV's.



* Any given Creator/TomStoppard play, dipping into GeniusBonus levels.

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* Any given Creator/TomStoppard play, dipping into GeniusBonus levels.''Theatre/TheMusicalOfMusicalsTheMusical'', as its title implies, is stuffed with {{Shout Out}}s to famous and not-so-famous musicals by famous authors.



* The Colonel's PatterSong from ''Theatre/{{Patience}}'', "If you want a receipt for that popular mystery," "probably requires more annotation than any other in the entire Creator/GilbertAndSullivan repertoire," according to ''The Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan'' by Ian Bradley.



* The Colonel's PatterSong from ''Theatre/{{Patience}}'', "If you want a receipt for that popular mystery," "probably requires more annotation than any other in the entire Creator/GilbertAndSullivan repertoire," according to ''The Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan'' by Ian Bradley.
* ''Theatre/TheMusicalOfMusicalsTheMusical'', as its title implies, is stuffed with {{Shout Out}}s to famous and not-so-famous musicals by famous authors.

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* The Colonel's PatterSong from ''Theatre/{{Patience}}'', "If you want a receipt for that popular mystery," "probably requires more annotation than any other in the entire Creator/GilbertAndSullivan repertoire," according to ''The Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan'' by Ian Bradley.
* ''Theatre/TheMusicalOfMusicalsTheMusical'', as its title implies, is stuffed with {{Shout Out}}s to famous and not-so-famous musicals by famous authors.
Any given Creator/TomStoppard play, dipping into GeniusBonus levels.



* ''Videogame/AdventureCapitalist'' references a whole bunch[[note]]including ''Film/AceVentura'', ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', ''Film/AChristmasStory'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the AlcubierreDrive, ''Series/{{Alf}}'', Creator/AlfredHitchcock, ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''VideoGame/AntiIdleTheGame'', ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', ''Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Film/AustinPowers'', [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]], ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', {{BackyardWrestling}}, ''Film/{{Baseketball}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Literature/TheBible'', ''Film/BillAndTed'', Billy Blanks, Creator/BillyMays, Billy Ray Cyrus, ''Film/{{Blade}}'', Music/BlueManGroup, Music/BobMarley, [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]], ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Boogerman}}'', ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'', ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', ''Series/BreakingBad'', Music/BritneySpears, the Bugatti Veyron, Buzz Aldrin, The California Raisins, ''VideoGame/CandyBox'', ''Film/{{Candyman}}'', Cap'n Crunch, ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', ''Series/CharliesAngels'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'', Creator/ChrisFarley, Creator/ChuckNorris, ''VideoGame/ClickerHeroes'', ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', ''VideoGame/CookieClicker'', ''Film/CoolHandLuke'', ''VideoGame/CoolSpot'', ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', ''Film/TheCrow'', ''VideoGame/CrusadersOfTheLostIdols'', ''Music/DaftPunk'', ''Creator/DanielDayLewis'', ''VideoGame/ADarkRoom'', Creator/DavidHasselhoff, ''[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 The Day The Earth Stood Still]]'', ''VideoGame/DayZ'', ''Series/DeadliestCatch'', Dennis Rodman, Digiorno Pizza, ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[UsefulNotes/{{Bitcoin}} Dogecoin]], Music/DollyParton, Creator/DonaldTrump, [[Series/HockeyNightInCanada Don Cherry]], ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', ''Film/DonnieDarko'', ''[[Music/{{NWA}} Dr. Dre]]'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'', Dunkin' Donuts, Wrestling/DwayneJohnson, ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'', ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'', ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', ''Film/ErnestPWorrell'', ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', "The Final Countdown" by Music/{{Europe}}, ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Music/FooFighters, ''Film/ForrestGump'', ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'', Creator/FoxNewsChannel, ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor, ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'', ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', Creator/GordonRamsay, ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', ''Literature/GulliversTravels'', [[Creator/FoodNetwork Guy Fieri]], ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', Grumpy Cat, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", Harley-Davidson, ''Comicbook/HarleyQuinn'', ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'', ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man and Skeletor]]'', ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ''Series/HockeyNightInCanada'', ''Film/HomeAlone'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Creator/{{Homer}}, ''Film/{{Hook}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', Creator/HPLovecraft, Hugh Hefner, ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Music/InsaneClownPosse, ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', [=iPhone=], ''ComicBook/IronMan'', [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Isaiah Mustafa]], ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', Creator/JamesCameron, Music/JayZ, Creator/JeffGoldblum, [[Creator/DreamworksAnimation Jeff Katzenberg]], ''Series/JerseyShore'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'', ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac'', ''Film/JoeDirt'', Music/JohnnyCash, Johnny O, John Rolfe, the Jolly Green Giant, Creator/JonahHill, ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'', ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', {{Kaiju}}, UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken, Music/{{KISS}}, the Kool-Aid Man, Music/{{Korn}}, Music/KurtCobain, the Large Hadron Collider, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'', ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}'', ''ComicBook/LexLuthor'', Creator/LievSchreiber, Little Caesar's, ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'', ''ComicBook/LoisLane'', ''Franchise/TheLoneRanger'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', ''Literature/TheLorax'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Louis Vuitton, ''Series/TheLoveBoat'', Lucky the Leprechaun, ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Music/{{Madonna}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', ''Film/MarsAttacks'', [[Series/{{Maury}} Maury Povich]], ''Franchise/TheMatrix'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Music/MichaelJackson, Creator/MichaelJFox, ''Franchise/MickeyMouse'', ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Mike Tyson, ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', ''Film/MissCongeniality'', Advertising/MAndMs, "Money" by Coolio, ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', ''Film/MonstersInc'', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', ''Film/{{Moon}}'', ''Series/MostExtremeEliminationChallenge'', Music/MotleyCrue, Mr. Clean, Mrs. Butterworth, [[Ride/SixFlags Mr. Six]], Creator/MrT, ''Franchise/TheMuppets'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''ComicBook/{{Mystique}}'', ''Film/NachoLibre'', the UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague, ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', ''Literature/NeroWolfe'', ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''Film/TheNotebook'', ''[[Series/TheOfficeUS The Office]]'', {{Oktoberfest}}, ''VideoGame/PacMan'', Music/{{Pantera}}, Papa John's, ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Portal 2]]'', ''Film/{{Predator}}'', ''Music/{{Prince}}'', ''Music/TheProdigy'', ''Film/{{Pumpkinhead}}'', Quicky the Nesquik Bunny, Creator/RachelMcAdams, Randy's Donuts, ''Series/RedDwarf'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', [[Music/RunDMC Rev. Run]], Richard Simmons, ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', Music/{{Rihanna}}, ''[[VideoGame/RoadRash Road Rash 2]]'', Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Robert Graham, ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'', Music/RobZombie, ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', Website/RottenTomatoes, ''[[Series/MrShow Run Ronnie Run!]]'', Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/RyanGosling, ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'', ''Film/TheSantaClause'', ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', ''Film/ScaryMovie'', ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''[[Film/Scream1996 Scream]]'', the Seattle Seahawks, Creator/SethMacFarlane, Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand, ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', Creator/ShiaLaBeouf, ''Film/TheShining'', ''Film/{{Shrek}}'', ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', "Silver Bells", ''Franchise/TheSimpsons'', ''Film/SisterAct'', Music/{{Skrillex}}, ''VideoGame/SonicShuffle'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''Film/SoylentGreen'', ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Space Mountain]], Music/SpiceGirls, ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', "The Star Spangled Banner", ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', Creator/SteveJobs, Creator/StevenSeagal, Creator/StevenSpielberg, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Stretch Armstrong, ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''[[VideoGame/MeatBoy Super Meat Boy]]'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Film/TeenWolf'', ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'', ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs'', Tim Hortons, ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', Tony the Tiger, ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Creator/VinceOffer, ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'', ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' Creator/WaltDisney, Wayne Gretzky, Wendy's, ''Film/WildWildWest'', ''Film/TheWizard'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Xkcd}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'', ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'', and more[[/note]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}''
** ''Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind'' references ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'', ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', ''Film/DancesWithWolves'', "Rock Around the Clock", "Eye of the Tiger", ''Film/LethalWeapon'', and ''Literature/AFarewellToArms''.
** ''Bubsy II'' references ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', ''Theatre/RichardIII'', ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', Richard the Lionhearted, ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'', Music/TwoLiveCrew, and ''Mars Needs Women''.
** ''Fractured Furry Tales'' references ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Fractured Fairy Tales]]''.
** ''Bubsy 3D'' references ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', ''Wooly Bully'' by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, ''Film/DasBoot'', ''Film/CrimsonTide'', ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', ''Film/DaysOfThunder'', ''[[Film/TheAmityvilleHorror1979 The Amityville Horror]]'', ''Bright Lights, Big City'', and ''Film/EscapeFromLA''.
* The ''{{VideoGame/Marathon}}'' trilogy [[{{ShoutOut/Marathon}} contains references to everything]] from mathematics and quantum physics to Shakespeare to ancient mythology to Creator/HPLovecraft to ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. So many, that research has been going at [[http://marathon.bungie.org/story/ this fansite]] for nearly ''two decades'' decoding every bit of them in every possible place in the game, and even the code.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' is quite possibly the most reference overdosed game to ever be created. It boasts hundreds of literary quotes regarding topics as mundane as doorways and a wide reference pool that encompasses a large variety of topics: ancient mythology, fantasy, geek culture, mathematics, physics and other games.

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* ''Videogame/AdventureCapitalist'' references a whole bunch[[note]]including ''Film/AceVentura'', ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', ''Film/AChristmasStory'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the AlcubierreDrive, ''Series/{{Alf}}'', Creator/AlfredHitchcock, ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''VideoGame/AntiIdleTheGame'', ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', ''Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Film/AustinPowers'', [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]], ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', {{BackyardWrestling}}, ''Film/{{Baseketball}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Literature/TheBible'', ''Film/BillAndTed'', Billy Blanks, Creator/BillyMays, Billy Ray Cyrus, ''Film/{{Blade}}'', Music/BlueManGroup, Music/BobMarley, [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]], ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Boogerman}}'', ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'', ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', ''Series/BreakingBad'', Music/BritneySpears, the Bugatti Veyron, Buzz Aldrin, The California Raisins, ''VideoGame/CandyBox'', ''Film/{{Candyman}}'', Cap'n Crunch, ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', ''Series/CharliesAngels'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'', Creator/ChrisFarley, Creator/ChuckNorris, ''VideoGame/ClickerHeroes'', ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', ''VideoGame/CookieClicker'', ''Film/CoolHandLuke'', ''VideoGame/CoolSpot'', ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', ''Film/TheCrow'', ''VideoGame/CrusadersOfTheLostIdols'', ''Music/DaftPunk'', ''Creator/DanielDayLewis'', ''VideoGame/ADarkRoom'', Creator/DavidHasselhoff, ''[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 The Day The Earth Stood Still]]'', ''VideoGame/DayZ'', ''Series/DeadliestCatch'', Dennis Rodman, Digiorno Pizza, ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[UsefulNotes/{{Bitcoin}} Dogecoin]], Music/DollyParton, Creator/DonaldTrump, [[Series/HockeyNightInCanada Don Cherry]], ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', ''Film/DonnieDarko'', ''[[Music/{{NWA}} Dr. Dre]]'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'', Dunkin' Donuts, Wrestling/DwayneJohnson, ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'', ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'', ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', ''Film/ErnestPWorrell'', ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', "The Final Countdown" by Music/{{Europe}}, ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Music/FooFighters, ''Film/ForrestGump'', ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'', Creator/FoxNewsChannel, ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor, ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'', ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', Creator/GordonRamsay, ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', ''Literature/GulliversTravels'', [[Creator/FoodNetwork Guy Fieri]], ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', Grumpy Cat, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", Harley-Davidson, ''Comicbook/HarleyQuinn'', ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'', ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man and Skeletor]]'', ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ''Series/HockeyNightInCanada'', ''Film/HomeAlone'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Creator/{{Homer}}, ''Film/{{Hook}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', Creator/HPLovecraft, Hugh Hefner, ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Music/InsaneClownPosse, ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', [=iPhone=], ''ComicBook/IronMan'', [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Isaiah Mustafa]], ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', Creator/JamesCameron, Music/JayZ, Creator/JeffGoldblum, [[Creator/DreamworksAnimation Jeff Katzenberg]], ''Series/JerseyShore'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'', ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac'', ''Film/JoeDirt'', Music/JohnnyCash, Johnny O, John Rolfe, the Jolly Green Giant, Creator/JonahHill, ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'', ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', {{Kaiju}}, UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken, Music/{{KISS}}, the Kool-Aid Man, Music/{{Korn}}, Music/KurtCobain, the Large Hadron Collider, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'', ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}'', ''ComicBook/LexLuthor'', Creator/LievSchreiber, Little Caesar's, ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'', ''ComicBook/LoisLane'', ''Franchise/TheLoneRanger'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', ''Literature/TheLorax'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Louis Vuitton, ''Series/TheLoveBoat'', Lucky the Leprechaun, ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Music/{{Madonna}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', ''Film/MarsAttacks'', [[Series/{{Maury}} Maury Povich]], ''Franchise/TheMatrix'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Music/MichaelJackson, Creator/MichaelJFox, ''Franchise/MickeyMouse'', ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Mike Tyson, ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', ''Film/MissCongeniality'', Advertising/MAndMs, "Money" by Coolio, ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', ''Film/MonstersInc'', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', ''Film/{{Moon}}'', ''Series/MostExtremeEliminationChallenge'', Music/MotleyCrue, Mr. Clean, Mrs. Butterworth, [[Ride/SixFlags Mr. Six]], Creator/MrT, ''Franchise/TheMuppets'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''ComicBook/{{Mystique}}'', ''Film/NachoLibre'', the UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague, ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', ''Literature/NeroWolfe'', ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''Film/TheNotebook'', ''[[Series/TheOfficeUS The Office]]'', {{Oktoberfest}}, ''VideoGame/PacMan'', Music/{{Pantera}}, Papa John's, ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Portal 2]]'', ''Film/{{Predator}}'', ''Music/{{Prince}}'', ''Music/TheProdigy'', ''Film/{{Pumpkinhead}}'', Quicky the Nesquik Bunny, Creator/RachelMcAdams, Randy's Donuts, ''Series/RedDwarf'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', [[Music/RunDMC Rev. Run]], Richard Simmons, ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', Music/{{Rihanna}}, ''[[VideoGame/RoadRash Road Rash 2]]'', Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Robert Graham, ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'', Music/RobZombie, ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', Website/RottenTomatoes, ''[[Series/MrShow Run Ronnie Run!]]'', Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/RyanGosling, ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'', ''Film/TheSantaClause'', ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', ''Film/ScaryMovie'', ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''[[Film/Scream1996 Scream]]'', the Seattle Seahawks, Creator/SethMacFarlane, Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand, ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', Creator/ShiaLaBeouf, ''Film/TheShining'', ''Film/{{Shrek}}'', ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', "Silver Bells", ''Franchise/TheSimpsons'', ''Film/SisterAct'', Music/{{Skrillex}}, ''VideoGame/SonicShuffle'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''Film/SoylentGreen'', ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Space Mountain]], Music/SpiceGirls, ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', "The Star Spangled Banner", ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', Creator/SteveJobs, Creator/StevenSeagal, Creator/StevenSpielberg, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Stretch Armstrong, ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''[[VideoGame/MeatBoy Super Meat Boy]]'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Film/TeenWolf'', ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'', ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs'', Tim Hortons, ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', Tony the Tiger, ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Creator/VinceOffer, ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'', ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' Creator/WaltDisney, Wayne Gretzky, Wendy's, ''Film/WildWildWest'', ''Film/TheWizard'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Xkcd}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'', ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'', and more[[/note]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}''
** ''Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind'' references ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'', ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', ''Film/DancesWithWolves'', "Rock Around the Clock", "Eye of the Tiger", ''Film/LethalWeapon'', and ''Literature/AFarewellToArms''.
** ''Bubsy II'' references ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', ''Theatre/RichardIII'', ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', Richard the Lionhearted, ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'', Music/TwoLiveCrew, and ''Mars Needs Women''.
** ''Fractured Furry Tales'' references ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Fractured Fairy Tales]]''.
** ''Bubsy 3D'' references ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', ''Wooly Bully'' by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, ''Film/DasBoot'', ''Film/CrimsonTide'', ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', ''Film/DaysOfThunder'', ''[[Film/TheAmityvilleHorror1979 The Amityville Horror]]'', ''Bright Lights, Big City'', and ''Film/EscapeFromLA''.
* The ''{{VideoGame/Marathon}}'' trilogy [[{{ShoutOut/Marathon}} contains
''VideoGame/AbobosBigAdventure'' has far too many references to everything]] from mathematics and quantum physics list them all here. Being a BloodyHilarious love letter to Shakespeare to ancient mythology to Creator/HPLovecraft to ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. So many, that research has been going at [[http://marathon.bungie.org/story/ this fansite]] for nearly ''two decades'' decoding every bit the 8-bit days, the bulk of them in every possible place in are {{Shout Out}}s to classic NES games, but there's also a couple references to SNES-era games, as well as movies and advertising slogans of the game, and even the code.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' is quite possibly the most reference overdosed game to ever be created. It boasts hundreds of literary quotes regarding topics as mundane as doorways and a wide reference pool that encompasses a large variety of topics: ancient mythology, fantasy, geek culture, mathematics, physics and other games.
time.



* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' increases the number of {{Shout Out}}s with every game. As of the fourth installment, nearly every spell, special attack and item description is ''some'' sort of reference to anything from Creator/HPLovecraft to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' to ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''. [[Manga/LuckyStar Anime Tenchou]] is even a {{summon|Magic}}... No, not a LawyerFriendlyCameo of Anime Tenchou -- the actual one.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' originally used to have a handful of {{Shout Out}}s in the form of traditional Easter Eggs, but since Burning Crusade, every character, quest name, and area is a reference to something, probably blatantly.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesRocketSlime'' has loads of references to other Creator/SquareEnix games.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' is so brimming with {{Shout Out}}s, from the item descriptions to the monster taunts to the achievement names, that [[ShoutOut/DungeonsOfDredmor it has its own Shout Out page.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' increases the number of {{Shout Out}}s with every game. As of the fourth installment, nearly every spell, special attack and item description is ''some'' sort of reference to anything from Creator/HPLovecraft to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' to ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''. [[Manga/LuckyStar Anime Tenchou]] is even a {{summon|Magic}}... No, not a LawyerFriendlyCameo of Anime Tenchou -- the actual one.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' originally used to have a handful of {{Shout Out}}s in the form of traditional Easter Eggs, but since Burning Crusade, every character, quest name, and area is a reference to something, probably blatantly.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesRocketSlime'' has loads of
''Videogame/AdventureCapitalist'' references to other Creator/SquareEnix games.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' is so brimming with {{Shout Out}}s, from
a whole bunch[[note]]including ''Film/AceVentura'', ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', ''Film/AChristmasStory'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the item descriptions AlcubierreDrive, ''Series/{{Alf}}'', Creator/AlfredHitchcock, ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''VideoGame/AntiIdleTheGame'', ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', ''Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Film/AustinPowers'', [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]], ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', {{BackyardWrestling}}, ''Film/{{Baseketball}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Literature/TheBible'', ''Film/BillAndTed'', Billy Blanks, Creator/BillyMays, Billy Ray Cyrus, ''Film/{{Blade}}'', Music/BlueManGroup, Music/BobMarley, [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]], ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Boogerman}}'', ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'', ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', ''Series/BreakingBad'', Music/BritneySpears, the Bugatti Veyron, Buzz Aldrin, The California Raisins, ''VideoGame/CandyBox'', ''Film/{{Candyman}}'', Cap'n Crunch, ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', ''Series/CharliesAngels'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'', Creator/ChrisFarley, Creator/ChuckNorris, ''VideoGame/ClickerHeroes'', ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', ''VideoGame/CookieClicker'', ''Film/CoolHandLuke'', ''VideoGame/CoolSpot'', ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', ''Film/TheCrow'', ''VideoGame/CrusadersOfTheLostIdols'', ''Music/DaftPunk'', ''Creator/DanielDayLewis'', ''VideoGame/ADarkRoom'', Creator/DavidHasselhoff, ''[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 The Day The Earth Stood Still]]'', ''VideoGame/DayZ'', ''Series/DeadliestCatch'', Dennis Rodman, Digiorno Pizza, ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[UsefulNotes/{{Bitcoin}} Dogecoin]], Music/DollyParton, Creator/DonaldTrump, [[Series/HockeyNightInCanada Don Cherry]], ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', ''Film/DonnieDarko'', ''[[Music/{{NWA}} Dr. Dre]]'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'', Dunkin' Donuts, Wrestling/DwayneJohnson, ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'', ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'', ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', ''Film/ErnestPWorrell'', ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', "The Final Countdown" by Music/{{Europe}}, ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Music/FooFighters, ''Film/ForrestGump'', ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'', Creator/FoxNewsChannel, ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor, ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'', ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', Creator/GordonRamsay, ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', ''Literature/GulliversTravels'', [[Creator/FoodNetwork Guy Fieri]], ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', Grumpy Cat, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", Harley-Davidson, ''Comicbook/HarleyQuinn'', ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'', ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man and Skeletor]]'', ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ''Series/HockeyNightInCanada'', ''Film/HomeAlone'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Creator/{{Homer}}, ''Film/{{Hook}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', Creator/HPLovecraft, Hugh Hefner, ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Music/InsaneClownPosse, ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', [=iPhone=], ''ComicBook/IronMan'', [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Isaiah Mustafa]], ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', Creator/JamesCameron, Music/JayZ, Creator/JeffGoldblum, [[Creator/DreamworksAnimation Jeff Katzenberg]], ''Series/JerseyShore'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'', ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac'', ''Film/JoeDirt'', Music/JohnnyCash, Johnny O, John Rolfe, the Jolly Green Giant, Creator/JonahHill, ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'', ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', {{Kaiju}}, UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken, Music/{{KISS}}, the Kool-Aid Man, Music/{{Korn}}, Music/KurtCobain, the Large Hadron Collider, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'', ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}'', ''ComicBook/LexLuthor'', Creator/LievSchreiber, Little Caesar's, ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'', ''ComicBook/LoisLane'', ''Franchise/TheLoneRanger'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', ''Literature/TheLorax'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Louis Vuitton, ''Series/TheLoveBoat'', Lucky the Leprechaun, ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Music/{{Madonna}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', ''Film/MarsAttacks'', [[Series/{{Maury}} Maury Povich]], ''Franchise/TheMatrix'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Music/MichaelJackson, Creator/MichaelJFox, ''Franchise/MickeyMouse'', ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Mike Tyson, ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', ''Film/MissCongeniality'', Advertising/MAndMs, "Money" by Coolio, ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', ''Film/MonstersInc'', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', ''Film/{{Moon}}'', ''Series/MostExtremeEliminationChallenge'', Music/MotleyCrue, Mr. Clean, Mrs. Butterworth, [[Ride/SixFlags Mr. Six]], Creator/MrT, ''Franchise/TheMuppets'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''ComicBook/{{Mystique}}'', ''Film/NachoLibre'', the UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague, ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', ''Literature/NeroWolfe'', ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''Film/TheNotebook'', ''[[Series/TheOfficeUS The Office]]'', {{Oktoberfest}}, ''VideoGame/PacMan'', Music/{{Pantera}}, Papa John's, ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Portal 2]]'', ''Film/{{Predator}}'', ''Music/{{Prince}}'', ''Music/TheProdigy'', ''Film/{{Pumpkinhead}}'', Quicky the Nesquik Bunny, Creator/RachelMcAdams, Randy's Donuts, ''Series/RedDwarf'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', [[Music/RunDMC Rev. Run]], Richard Simmons, ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', Music/{{Rihanna}}, ''[[VideoGame/RoadRash Road Rash 2]]'', Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Robert Graham, ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'', Music/RobZombie, ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', Website/RottenTomatoes, ''[[Series/MrShow Run Ronnie Run!]]'', Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/RyanGosling, ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'', ''Film/TheSantaClause'', ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', ''Film/ScaryMovie'', ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''[[Film/Scream1996 Scream]]'', the Seattle Seahawks, Creator/SethMacFarlane, Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand, ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', Creator/ShiaLaBeouf, ''Film/TheShining'', ''Film/{{Shrek}}'', ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', "Silver Bells", ''Franchise/TheSimpsons'', ''Film/SisterAct'', Music/{{Skrillex}}, ''VideoGame/SonicShuffle'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''Film/SoylentGreen'', ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Space Mountain]], Music/SpiceGirls, ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', "The Star Spangled Banner", ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', Creator/SteveJobs, Creator/StevenSeagal, Creator/StevenSpielberg, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Stretch Armstrong, ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''[[VideoGame/MeatBoy Super Meat Boy]]'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Film/TeenWolf'', ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'', ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs'', Tim Hortons, ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', Tony the Tiger, ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Creator/VinceOffer, ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'', ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' Creator/WaltDisney, Wayne Gretzky, Wendy's, ''Film/WildWildWest'', ''Film/TheWizard'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Xkcd}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'', and ''Film/{{Zoolander}}''[[/note]].
* ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfMassmouth'' series is filled
to the monster taunts brim with references; entire lines are quoted verbatim, names of locations and characters in pop culture feature heavily, not to the achievement names, mention that [[ShoutOut/DungeonsOfDredmor it all the enemies are basically ripped from other games and given different names.
* ''VideoGame/AquaRhapsody'', The developer notes that a lot of small things are "shoutouts" to video game, anime, etc. These are as obscure as the level transitions that fade out in a similar manner to Space Harrier.
* Absolutely ''everything'' by Artix Entertainment Games. ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', ''VideoGame/{{Dragonfable}}'', ''VideoGame/MechQuest''... ''everything''.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''
has its own Shout Out page.]]tons of visual ShoutOut's to a lot of anime as well as other video games. [[ShoutOut/AsurasWrath See them here.]]
* ''VideoGame/BillyVsSNAKEMAN'' Nearly every NPC is ''at least'' one CaptainErsatz, the pre-CerebusSyndrome plot is mostly {{Whole Plot Reference}}s strung together, and countless incidental references are found everywhere you look.



* The web-based MMORPG ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' is simply brimming with references to other works, particularly They Might Be Giants songs and music in general. This is one of its main draws.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' has more than a few.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}''
** ''Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind'' references ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'', ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', ''Film/DancesWithWolves'', "Rock Around the Clock", "Eye of the Tiger", ''Film/LethalWeapon'', and ''Literature/AFarewellToArms''.
** ''Bubsy II'' references ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', ''Theatre/RichardIII'', ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', Richard the Lionhearted, ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'', Music/TwoLiveCrew, and ''Mars Needs Women''.
** ''Fractured Furry Tales'' references ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Fractured Fairy Tales]]''.
** ''Bubsy 3D'' references ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', ''Wooly Bully'' by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, ''Film/DasBoot'', ''Film/CrimsonTide'', ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', ''Film/DaysOfThunder'', ''[[Film/TheAmityvilleHorror1979
The web-based MMORPG ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' is simply brimming Amityville Horror]]'', ''Bright Lights, Big City'', and ''Film/EscapeFromLA''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'': Look at 5's achievements and see how many {{Shout Out}}s you can find.
* Despite the limited content, the browser game ''VideoGame/CookieClicker'' has a surprising number of references and {{Shout Out}}s to various works, including ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' increases the number of {{Shout Out}}s
with every game. As of the fourth installment, nearly every spell, special attack and item description is ''some'' sort of reference to anything from Creator/HPLovecraft to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' to ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''. [[Manga/LuckyStar Anime Tenchou]] is even a {{summon|Magic}}... No, not a LawyerFriendlyCameo of Anime Tenchou -- the actual one.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesRocketSlime'' has loads of
references to other works, particularly They Might Be Giants songs Creator/SquareEnix games.
* The ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' series went this way starting from ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D''.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' is so brimming with {{Shout Out}}s, from the item descriptions to the monster taunts to the achievement names, that [[ShoutOut/DungeonsOfDredmor it has its own Shout Out page.]]
* Every single thing in ''VideoGame/EatLeadTheReturnOfMattHazard'' is a reference to another video game or video game tropes in general.
* ''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy'' is packed with tons of {{Shout Out}}s to anime, manga,
and music in general. This is other games.
* ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' has loads of {{Mythology Gag}}s on the various Creator/{{Disney}} products. One area has old UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES and UsefulNotes/{{S|uperNintendoEntertainmentSystem}}NES cartridges of Disney {{Licensed Game}}s strewn about.
* Indie game ''VideoGame/{{Evoland}}'' makes a lot of references, mostly owing to the fact it's both an homage and AffectionateParody of the ActionAdventure and {{R|olePlayingGame}}PG genres. In particular there are many references to Nintendo (most obvious being Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda), and the Franchise/FinalFantasy series (most of which towards the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII seventh entry]], due to it being the
one most people are familiar with). There's a bit of its main draws.
a BrokenBase on if the reference overdosing was such a good thing, though, as one half of the people who played the game find the spoofing and references charming, while others feel the spoofing is [[ShallowParody too shallow]] and/or too frequent and gets in the way.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' has more than a few.The entire ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series, especially VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}} and New Reno.



* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. Even the attack names can be references to Japanese mythology, and obscure ones at that. One game had a plot that referenced three separate Japanese myths...[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and UFOs]]. It also had references to older games in the series and ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''.
* Absolutely ''everything'' by Artix Entertainment Games. ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', ''VideoGame/{{Dragonfable}}'', ''VideoGame/MechQuest''... ''everything''.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' and the sequel ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle''.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', being a long-running MMORPG, has them everywhere from WholePlotReference to small texts when examining things.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. Even ''Videogame/FarCry3BloodDragon'', given it is a parody of various movies and videogames from the attack names can be '80s.
* ''VideoGame/FlightRising'' is filled with {{Shout Out}}s to the point where about a third of the item descriptions are
references to Japanese mythology, and obscure ones at that. One something or other--''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''...
* ''VideoGame/{{Highborn}}'' is an iOS
game had a plot that referenced three separate Japanese myths...[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and UFOs]]. It also had includes references to older games anything from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' and Mountain Dew to Music/JamesBrown and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. There are even missions with {{Whole Plot Reference}}s to ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''.
-->'''Floyd:''' [[LampshadeHanging I'd like to make a Jimmy Hoffa joke]], [[BreakingTheFourthWall but I think most of the people playing this game]] are kids who are getting tired of running to [[ShoutOut Google]] every other line to figure out what we're talking about.
* The web-based MMORPG ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' is simply brimming with references to other works, particularly They Might Be Giants songs and music in general. This is one of its main draws.
* MobilePhoneGame ''Leaping Legend'' references ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Super Mario Bros]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI The Legend of Zelda]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/StarFox64 Star Fox]]''. The announcer SpeaksInShoutOuts.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' does this to the LogicalExtreme: as a {{Prequel}}, everything is a direct reference to some other game
in the series series. You have to be a Zelda fan to fully appreciate the game.
* VideoGame/LEGOUniverse seems to love referencing Internet memes.
* The ''{{VideoGame/Marathon}}'' trilogy [[{{ShoutOut/Marathon}} contains references to everything]] from mathematics
and ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''.
* Absolutely ''everything'' by Artix Entertainment Games. ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', ''VideoGame/{{Dragonfable}}'', ''VideoGame/MechQuest''... ''everything''.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' and the sequel ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle''.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', being a long-running MMORPG,
quantum physics to Shakespeare to ancient mythology to Creator/HPLovecraft to ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. So many, that research has been going at [[http://marathon.bungie.org/story/ this fansite]] for nearly ''two decades'' decoding every bit of them everywhere from WholePlotReference to small texts when examining things.in every possible place in the game, and even the code.



* Entirely too many ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'' achievements are references to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' is quite possibly the most reference overdosed game to ever be created. It boasts hundreds of literary quotes regarding topics as mundane as doorways and a wide reference pool that encompasses a large variety of topics: ancient mythology, fantasy, geek culture, mathematics, physics and other games.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' and the sequel ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' lets you watch CaptainErsatz versions several dozen tv shows and movies, the main characters all use historical and literary characters as a GuardianEntity, the story and characters reference numerous {{Picaresque}} works, and the enemies are made up of several hundred mythological, historical and fictional figures. And [[{{ShoutOut/Persona5}} that's not even half of the references]].
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
* One of the appeals of ''VideoGame/RedAlert3Paradox'' other than, you know, combat and a 1969 world are the impossible amounts of {{Shout Out}}s.



* [[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} Revenge of Shinobi]] has a lot of pop culture characters as bosses. In the re-release, some of them had to be censored or changed. Here's a dialogue in a Website/YouTube comment section:
-->'''sandwichoftruthiness''': So you're a ninja and so far you've fought Rambo clones, Terminator-Hulk, Spider-Man, Batman and Godzilla. Did Sega's CEO just write some fan-fiction and tell them to make it into a game?\\
'''LetsPlay/{{slowbeef}}''': Does the "Tropes vs. Ninjas" title make sense now?
* At least half the new content in ''VideoGame/Rockman4MinusInfinity'' are {{Shout Out}}s.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', being a long-running MMORPG, has them everywhere from WholePlotReference to small texts when examining things.
* The ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games have references and homages coming out of its ass. ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', ''{{Series/Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', [[Film/PrettyInPink Ducky]], ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'', ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'', ''Series/HappyDays'', ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''



* ''VideoGame/ThreeDDotGameHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/BillyVsSNAKEMAN'' Nearly every NPC is ''at least'' one CaptainErsatz, the pre-CerebusSyndrome plot is mostly {{Whole Plot Reference}}s strung together, and countless incidental references are found everywhere you look.
* VideoGame/LEGOUniverse seems to love referencing Internet memes.
* The entire ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series, especially VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}} and New Reno.

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* ''VideoGame/ThreeDDotGameHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/BillyVsSNAKEMAN'' Nearly every NPC is ''at least'' one CaptainErsatz,
''Saturday Morning RPG'', as the pre-CerebusSyndrome plot title implies, is mostly {{Whole Plot Reference}}s strung together, and a love letter to Saturday morning cartoons, but there are countless incidental references and nods to films, serials, video games, toys, comics, foods and novelty items from the 80s (and a few to the 90s and the present day). The developers are found everywhere you look.
* VideoGame/LEGOUniverse seems to love referencing Internet memes.
* The entire ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series, especially VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}
kids of the 80s and New Reno.90s and basically put in the game whatever element of pop culture they could remember from their youth.



* ''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy'' is packed with tons of {{Shout Out}}s to anime, manga, and other games.
* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'': Look at 5's achievements and see how many {{Shout Out}}s you can find.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''Part of the fun in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' is trying to find references within the game. Sources can range from ancient historical figures to 1960s television to modern-day memes. Peacock in particular makes up so many of the {{Shout Out}}s that she could be considered to qualify in her own right.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' has more than a few.
* Later updates of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' add more and more references, be they from the items ({{Franchise/Doctor Who}}a, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Magical Mercenary]]) or from the achievements[[note]]especially the [=MvM=] achievements[[/note]] ([[WesternAnimation/WallE Balls-E]], [[Myth/RobinHood Robbin' Hood]])[[note]]Believe it or not, the "Friendship is Golden" achievement is ''not'' a reference to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic what you think it is]], as it actually predates the show by several years.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/ThreeDDotGameHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. Even the attack names can be references to Japanese mythology, and obscure ones at that. One game had a plot that referenced three separate Japanese myths...[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and UFOs]]. It also had references to older games in the series and ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''.



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' does this to the LogicalExtreme: as a {{Prequel}}, everything is a direct reference to some other game in the series. You have to be a Zelda fan to fully appreciate the game.
* The ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games have references and homages coming out of its ass. ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', ''{{Series/Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', [[Film/PrettyInPink Ducky]], ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'', ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'', ''Series/HappyDays'', ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Highborn}}'' is an iOS game that includes references to anything from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' and Mountain Dew to Music/JamesBrown and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. There are even missions with {{Whole Plot Reference}}s to ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''.
-->'''Floyd:''' [[LampshadeHanging I'd like to make a Jimmy Hoffa joke]], [[BreakingTheFourthWall but I think most of the people playing this game]] are kids who are getting tired of running to [[ShoutOut Google]] every other line to figure out what we're talking about.
* ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' has loads of {{Mythology Gag}}s on the various Creator/{{Disney}} products. One area has old UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES and UsefulNotes/{{S|uperNintendoEntertainmentSystem}}NES cartridges of Disney {{Licensed Game}}s strewn about.
* ''VideoGame/AquaRhapsody'', The developer notes that a lot of small things are "shoutouts" to video game, anime, etc. These are as obscure as the level transitions that fade out in a similar manner to Space Harrier.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' has tons of visual ShoutOut's to a lot of anime as well as other video games. [[ShoutOut/AsurasWrath See them here.]]
* Entirely too many ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'' achievements are references to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.
* Part of the fun in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' is trying to find references within the game. Sources can range from ancient historical figures to 1960s television to modern-day memes. Peacock in particular makes up so many of the {{Shout Out}}s that she could be considered to qualify in her own right.
* At least half the new content in ''VideoGame/Rockman4MinusInfinity'' are {{Shout Out}}s.
* One of the appeals of ''VideoGame/RedAlert3Paradox'' other than, you know, combat and a 1969 world are the impossible amounts of {{Shout Out}}s.
* ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfMassmouth'' series is filled to the brim with references; entire lines are quoted verbatim, names of locations and characters in pop culture feature heavily, not to mention that all the enemies are basically ripped from other games and given different names.
* Every single thing in ''VideoGame/EatLeadTheReturnOfMattHazard'' is a reference to another video game or video game tropes in general.
* [[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} Revenge of Shinobi]] has a lot of pop culture characters as bosses. In the re-release, some of them had to be censored or changed. Here's a dialogue in a Website/YouTube comment section:
-->'''sandwichoftruthiness''': So you're a ninja and so far you've fought Rambo clones, Terminator-Hulk, Spider-Man, Batman and Godzilla. Did Sega's CEO just write some fan-fiction and tell them to make it into a game?\\
'''LetsPlay/{{slowbeef}}''': Does the "Tropes vs. Ninjas" title make sense now?
* The ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' series went this way starting from ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D''.
* Despite the limited content, the browser game ''VideoGame/CookieClicker'' has a surprising number of references and {{Shout Out}}s to various works, including ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
* ''VideoGame/AbobosBigAdventure'' has far too many references to list them all here. Being a BloodyHilarious love letter to the 8-bit days, the bulk of them are {{Shout Out}}s to classic NES games, but there's also a couple references to SNES-era games, as well as movies and advertising slogans of the time.
* Indie game ''VideoGame/{{Evoland}}'' makes a lot of references, mostly owing to the fact it's both an homage and AffectionateParody of the ActionAdventure and {{R|olePlayingGame}}PG genres. In particular there are many references to Nintendo (most obvious being Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda), and the Franchise/FinalFantasy series (most of which towards the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII seventh entry]], due to it being the one most people are familiar with). There's a bit of a BrokenBase on if the reference overdosing was such a good thing, though, as one half of the people who played the game find the spoofing and references charming, while others feel the spoofing is [[ShallowParody too shallow]] and/or too frequent and gets in the way.



* ''VideoGame/FlightRising'' is filled with {{Shout Out}}s to the point where about a third of the item descriptions are references to something or other--''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''...
* ''Saturday Morning RPG'', as the title implies, is a love letter to Saturday morning cartoons, but there are countless references and nods to films, serials, video games, toys, comics, foods and novelty items from the 80s (and a few to the 90s and the present day). The developers are kids of the 80s and 90s and basically put in the game whatever element of pop culture they could remember from their youth.
* ''Videogame/FarCry3BloodDragon'', given it is a parody of various movies and videogames from the '80s.
* MobilePhoneGame ''Leaping Legend'' references ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Super Mario Bros]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI The Legend of Zelda]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/StarFox64 Star Fox]]''. The announcer SpeaksInShoutOuts.
* Later updates of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' add more and more references, be they from the items ({{Franchise/Doctor Who}}a, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Magical Mercenary]]) or from the achievements[[note]]especially the [=MvM=] achievements[[/note]] ([[WesternAnimation/WallE Balls-E]], [[Myth/RobinHood Robbin' Hood]])[[note]]Believe it or not, the "Friendship is Golden" achievement is ''not'' a reference to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic what you think it is]], as it actually predates the show by several years.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' lets you watch CaptainErsatz versions several dozen tv shows and movies, the main characters all use historical and literary characters as a GuardianEntity, the story and characters reference numerous {{Picaresque}} works, and the enemies are made up of several hundred mythological, historical and fictional figures. And [[{{ShoutOut/Persona5}} that's not even half of the references]].

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* ''VideoGame/FlightRising'' is filled with ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' originally used to have a handful of {{Shout Out}}s to the point where about a third of the item descriptions are references to something or other--''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''...
* ''Saturday Morning RPG'', as the title implies, is a love letter to Saturday morning cartoons, but there are countless references and nods to films, serials, video games, toys, comics, foods and novelty items from the 80s (and a few to the 90s and the present day). The developers are kids of the 80s and 90s and basically put
in the game whatever element form of pop culture they could remember from their youth.
* ''Videogame/FarCry3BloodDragon'', given it is a parody of various movies
traditional Easter Eggs, but since Burning Crusade, every character, quest name, and videogames from the '80s.
* MobilePhoneGame ''Leaping Legend'' references ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Super Mario Bros]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI The Legend of Zelda]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/StarFox64 Star Fox]]''. The announcer SpeaksInShoutOuts.
* Later updates of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' add more and more references, be they from the items ({{Franchise/Doctor Who}}a, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Magical Mercenary]]) or from the achievements[[note]]especially the [=MvM=] achievements[[/note]] ([[WesternAnimation/WallE Balls-E]], [[Myth/RobinHood Robbin' Hood]])[[note]]Believe it or not, the "Friendship
area is Golden" achievement is ''not'' a reference to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic what you think it is]], as it actually predates the show by several years.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' lets you watch CaptainErsatz versions several dozen tv shows and movies, the main characters all use historical and literary characters as a GuardianEntity, the story and characters reference numerous {{Picaresque}} works, and the enemies are made up of several hundred mythological, historical and fictional figures. And [[{{ShoutOut/Persona5}} that's not even half of the references]].
something, probably blatantly.



* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', having an author with diverse and eclectic knowledge, is naturally chock full of this. Many, but not all, are explained in the AltText with each comic.



* Nearly every single thing in ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'' is some sort of a ShoutOut or [[{{Pun}} horrible pun]].



* Nearly every single thing in ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'' is some sort of a ShoutOut or [[{{Pun}} horrible pun]].
* ''Webcomic/SarahZero'' references everything from Music/{{Metallica}} to UsefulNotes/SarahPalin to ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''.
* Webcomic/SecondEmpire has {{Shout Out}}s of everything from ''Series/DoctorWho'' comics and ''Doctor Who'' TV series, to ''Franchise/StarWars'', Franchise/JamesBond, ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', and all sort of things.



* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'': The AuthorAvatar main characters are an anime geek and a nutty video-gaming addict, respectively, so this shouldn't be surprising. Some references are subtle, but many are more blatant things like several pages of [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/623 Largo and Erika playing]] [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive "Dead Or Alive Ultimate Fear"]], or [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/1310 Piro wearing]] a huge [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]] mask.
* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''. The Director's Cut makes this a lot more clear, so that the obscure references to Shakespeare and modern comics are revealed.
* The last comic of the ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' run of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick.''



* ''Webcomic/RipHaywire''
* ''Webcomic/SarahZero'' references everything from Music/{{Metallica}} to UsefulNotes/SarahPalin to ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''.
* Webcomic/SecondEmpire has {{Shout Out}}s of everything from ''Series/DoctorWho'' comics and ''Doctor Who'' TV series, to ''Franchise/StarWars'', Franchise/JamesBond, ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', and all sort of things.



* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''. The Director's Cut makes this a lot more clear, so that the obscure references to Shakespeare and modern comics are revealed.
* The last comic of the ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' run of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick.''
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'': The AuthorAvatar main characters are an anime geek and a nutty video-gaming addict, respectively, so this shouldn't be surprising. Some references are subtle, but many are more blatant things like several pages of [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/623 Largo and Erika playing]] [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive "Dead Or Alive Ultimate Fear"]], or [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/1310 Piro wearing]] a huge [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]] mask.
* ''Webcomic/RipHaywire''

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* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''. The Director's Cut makes this a lot more clear, so that ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', having an author with diverse and eclectic knowledge, is naturally chock full of this. Many, but not all, are explained in the obscure references to Shakespeare and modern comics are revealed.
* The last comic of the ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' run of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick.''
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'': The AuthorAvatar main characters are an anime geek and a nutty video-gaming addict, respectively, so this shouldn't be surprising. Some references are subtle, but many are more blatant things like several pages of [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/623 Largo and Erika playing]] [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive "Dead Or Alive Ultimate Fear"]], or [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/1310 Piro wearing]] a huge [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]] mask.
* ''Webcomic/RipHaywire''
AltText with each comic.



* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', and it's little brother show, ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary''.



* ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses''.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic also enjoys doing this, sometimes making his shout-outs part of the entire plot of his episode, like his review of "The Shining mini-series", which he filled with shot-by-shot parodies of Kubrick's film version. He also uses actual clips and soundbites from movies and TV series to underline his jokes and ads the references in the end titles of each episode. Whether his references are actually clever or just lazy and redundant WaitForTheMeme moments differs from episode to episode.
** ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}''
** ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''

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* ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses''.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic also enjoys doing this, sometimes making his shout-outs part of the entire plot of his episode, like his review of "The Shining mini-series", which he filled with shot-by-shot parodies of Kubrick's film version. He also uses actual clips and soundbites from movies and TV series to underline his jokes and ads the
Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical. Of course there's references in to the end titles books, but between that you've got things like Zac Efron. Furthermore, entire parts of each episode. Whether his the dialog are just homages to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}}'s Let's Plays are usually chock full of references. The thing is, most of them are ''unintentional''.[[note]][[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Except for]] [[{{VideoGame/Xenoblade}} when they are.]][[/note]]
** One example counts as a mandatory reference: when introducing the [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Super Fly]] enemy, he
references are Music/WeirdAlYankovic because "how often do you hear the words Super Fly anymore?"
* ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' references tons of obscure [[ExploitationFilm exploitation movies]], B-grade actors, cult directors, and occasionally more mainstream stuff such as ''Manga/DeathNote'' in every episode. Host Creator/BradJones mostly does this verbally, by making a quick joke about it, but sometimes he shows a small movie clip or still picture to give the audience a bit more explanation what he is
actually clever or just lazy talking about. Together with The Nostalgia Critic he may be the most reference overdosed reviewer on WebVideo/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, though with one huge difference. While Doug mostly references mainstream stuff that a general audience may be familiar with Brad's references tend to be so underground that he even throws in little winks to his other video series and redundant WaitForTheMeme moments differs from episode to episode.
** ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}''
** ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''
friends who appear in these. Usually you can only understand those by checking out all the other stuff he posts on his site!



* ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' references tons of obscure [[ExploitationFilm exploitation movies]], B-grade actors, cult directors, and occasionally more mainstream stuff such as ''Manga/DeathNote'' in every episode. Host Creator/BradJones mostly does this verbally, by making a quick joke about it, but sometimes he shows a small movie clip or still picture to give the audience a bit more explanation what he is actually talking about. Together with The Nostalgia Critic he may be the most reference overdosed reviewer on WebVideo/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, though with one huge difference. While Doug mostly references mainstream stuff that a general audience may be familiar with Brad's references tend to be so underground that he even throws in little winks to his other video series and friends who appear in these. Usually you can only understand those by checking out all the other stuff he posts on his site!
* Podcast/{{Radiodrome}}: Countless references to exploitation movies and other films, even mentioning old TV series in the process.
* ''Literature/SkippysList''



* ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG''
* The Literature/WhateleyUniverse, especially the story "Tales of the {{MCO}}", where the kids watch a television show and give it the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' treatment.
** Everything about it, since it's a superhero universe which has Marvel and DC as superhero comic publishers within it. People constantly refer to this, talking about a girl who leaps in front of teammates to protect them as having 'superman syndrome' or arguing about what is needed for Marvel to make an Iron Man movie or even talking about why 'real' supers can't swipe copyrighted/trademarked superhero names.
** The Phase novels are chock full of literary references, which even touch the chapter titles and Phase's obscure jokes that no one else gets. Generator is more likely to make references to anime and cartoons.
* ''WebVideo/{{Unskippable}}''
* WebAnimation/YouTubePoop is chock full of random references to pop culture.
* Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical. Of course there's references to the books, but between that you've got things like Zac Efron. Furthermore, entire parts of the dialog are just homages to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* ''Website/SFDebris''
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Due to being a collaborative work between the board's members, it qualifies. While there have been {{Shout Out}}s to previous versions and [[Literature/BattleRoyale the original canon]], a few others are to... less expected works, such as a character suddenly talking like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]], and a few characters being an {{Expy}} of characters from other works. Honestly, if one were to list every single reference in SOTF, it would take a while. It has been a minor issue on the board, however, in how many {{Shout Out}}s are okay.



* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', and it's little brother show, ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary''.
* Podcast/{{Radiodrome}}: Countless references to exploitation movies and other films, even mentioning old TV series in the process.
* ''Website/SFDebris''
* ''Literature/SkippysList''
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Due to being a collaborative work between the board's members, it qualifies. While there have been {{Shout Out}}s to previous versions and [[Literature/BattleRoyale the original canon]], a few others are to... less expected works, such as a character suddenly talking like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]], and a few characters being an {{Expy}} of characters from other works. Honestly, if one were to list every single reference in SOTF, it would take a while. It has been a minor issue on the board, however, in how many {{Shout Out}}s are okay.
* ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses''.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic also enjoys doing this, sometimes making his shout-outs part of the entire plot of his episode, like his review of "The Shining mini-series", which he filled with shot-by-shot parodies of Kubrick's film version. He also uses actual clips and soundbites from movies and TV series to underline his jokes and ads the references in the end titles of each episode. Whether his references are actually clever or just lazy and redundant WaitForTheMeme moments differs from episode to episode.
** ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}''
** ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''



* {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}}'s Let's Plays are usually chock full of references. The thing is, most of them are ''unintentional''.[[note]][[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Except for]] [[{{VideoGame/Xenoblade}} when they are.]][[/note]]
** One example counts as a mandatory reference: when introducing the [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Super Fly]] enemy, he references Music/WeirdAlYankovic because "how often do you hear the words Super Fly anymore?"

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* {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}}'s Let's Plays ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG''
* ''WebVideo/{{Unskippable}}''
* The Literature/WhateleyUniverse, especially the story "Tales of the {{MCO}}", where the kids watch a television show and give it the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' treatment.
** Everything about it, since it's a superhero universe which has Marvel and DC as superhero comic publishers within it. People constantly refer to this, talking about a girl who leaps in front of teammates to protect them as having 'superman syndrome' or arguing about what is needed for Marvel to make an Iron Man movie or even talking about why 'real' supers can't swipe copyrighted/trademarked superhero names.
** The Phase novels
are usually chock full of references. The thing is, most of them are ''unintentional''.[[note]][[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Except for]] [[{{VideoGame/Xenoblade}} when they are.]][[/note]]
** One example counts as a mandatory reference: when introducing
literary references, which even touch the [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Super Fly]] enemy, he chapter titles and Phase's obscure jokes that no one else gets. Generator is more likely to make references Music/WeirdAlYankovic because "how often do you hear the words Super Fly anymore?"to anime and cartoons.
* WebAnimation/YouTubePoop is chock full of random references to pop culture.



* ''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''

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', although it has gotten out Watch an episode of hand for a lot of fans, ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' and nowadays count the show frequently includes ludicrous amount of 70s-80s-90s and early 2000s references shout-outs and homages that are nothing but {{padding}}, without kids will never get. Its a joke to justify their inclusion. It's gotten to show that had the point where you could type practically ''any'' pop-cultural phenomenon into main characters run over the [=YouTube=] search engine Crazy Frog and find a ''Family Guy'' clip spoofing it. Especially if it's from that had Gumball punch the 1980s!
** Lampshaded by Lois in
Microsoft Office Paper Clip. Obvious targets were ''Film/KillBill'' and ''Film/PulpFiction... Like 3 times. And tons of retro games. Even mentioning the "Star Wars" parodies: "[[Creator/SethMacFarlane He]] watched TV in the '80s. We get it."
** ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''
[[ResidentEvil G-Virus.]] Most prominently a ''WayForwardTechnologies'' style ''UsefulNotes/GameboyAdvance'' ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' homage that included a Chun Li Victory pose spamming Hadoukens and a pastiche of Guile's Theme playing as background music.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
* The short-lived Nicktoon ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' was impressively Reference Overdosed, considering its two-season run. Every episode had quite a few references to SOMETHING. No property was to obscure or unlikely to parody. It went from small and subtle references to Franchise/TheLoneRanger, Film/{{Aliens}}, and Theatre/MyFairLady to NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of Geraldo Rivera, Donald Trump, and the Beatles. It even had some whole plot references to [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Classic ''Star Trek'' episode "Amok Time"]], Film/{{Caddyshack}}, and Film/{{Batman}} in there.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' rarely had a episode where there wasn't some reference to a little-known or forgotten bit of DC Comics lore. It accumulates in the finale, where the episode ends with [[CurtainCall nearly every character that appeared in the series attending a farewell party]] in the Bat-Cave after [[EndOfSeriesAwareness becoming aware of the fourth wall and learning of the show's cancellation.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' manages to fit [[ShoutOut/ChipNDaleRescueRangers a lot]] into only 65 episodes.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Hundreds of references to politics, films, TV shows, musicians, art, literature, comics, animated cartoons, philosophy, video games, economy, math, geography, history, biology, religion, society in general, commercials, ... A lot of them you can only catch by freeze-framing the background.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtgYY7dhTyE intro for Treehouse Of Horror XXIV]], directed by Creator/GuillermoDelToro, pays homage to dozens of cinematic and literary horror, sci-fi and fantasy icons, from the obvious to the obscure (as well as Del Toro's own films), in just about 3 minutes.
** ''Film/CitizenKane'' has been referenced and parodied so many times that the showrunners have joked that they could recreate the entire film from them.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Hundreds of pop culture references, just like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. However, there's a lot more emphasis on references to science fiction, astronomy, math, physics, quantum physics, space, computer programming, ...

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Hundreds ''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 politics, films, TV shows, musicians, art, literature, comics, animated cartoons, philosophy, video games, economy, math, geography, history, biology, religion, society in general, commercials, ... A lot of them justify their inclusion. It's gotten to the point where you can only catch by freeze-framing could type practically ''any'' pop-cultural phenomenon into the background.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtgYY7dhTyE intro for Treehouse Of Horror XXIV]], directed by Creator/GuillermoDelToro, pays homage to dozens of cinematic
[=YouTube=] search engine and literary horror, sci-fi and fantasy icons, find a ''Family Guy'' clip spoofing it. Especially if it's from the obvious to 1980s!
** Lampshaded by Lois in
the obscure (as well as Del Toro's own films), "Star Wars" parodies: "[[Creator/SethMacFarlane He]] watched TV in just about 3 minutes.
** ''Film/CitizenKane'' has been referenced and parodied so many times that
the showrunners have joked that they could recreate the entire film from them.
'80s. We get it."
** ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Hundreds of pop culture references, just like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. However, there's a lot more emphasis on references to science fiction, astronomy, math, physics, quantum physics, space, computer programming, ... programming, ...
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', like the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' example above, has numerous pop cultural shout-outs and references. Most of them will fly over the heads of the target demographic.
* [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Kim. Freaking. Possible.]] Her targets include Film/JamesBond, ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'', ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'', ''Franchise/TombRaider'', and that's just the obvious stuff.



* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' continued the tradition of their instructors.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
* The short-lived Nicktoon ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' was impressively Reference Overdosed, considering its two-season run. Every episode had quite a few references to SOMETHING. No property was to obscure or unlikely to parody. It went from small and subtle references to Franchise/TheLoneRanger, Film/{{Aliens}}, and Theatre/MyFairLady to NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of Geraldo Rivera, Donald Trump, and the Beatles. It even had some whole plot references to [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Classic ''Star Trek'' episode "Amok Time"]], Film/{{Caddyshack}}, and Film/{{Batman}} in there.



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated.'' Without interfering with the plot or making it so that you can't follow it if you don't know what's being referenced, it manages to fit in a zillion little easter eggs into every episode. Its "Allspark Almanac" guidebook is this taken to its logical extreme. Every single thing references something, no matter how deeply the reference is buried [[note]]Some of the symbols on some pages are actually from the Cybertronian language as seen waaay back in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', and are references to movies, songs, etc. Ironically, the references written in Cybertronix primarily reference everything ''but'' TF itself.[[/note]] or how obscure the things being referenced are [[note]]For example, a minor character from a Japanese radio program, the ''letters page'' of a comic book from 20 years ago, or a not-official TF comic serial printed in a magazine might be name-dropped, and items whose composition isn't mentioned in-show will be given as materials that one side or the other tried to obtain in a G1 episode or comic. Basically, if it's a number or a proper name, it references something. No exceptions. Period.[[/note]] Oh, and ''a second volume'' is on the way.
* 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' series have tons of these in every episode, enough that the [[ShoutOut/SouthPark Shout Out]] page had to be split thrice. The "Imaginationland" episodes feature virtually HUNDREDS of fictional characters.
** Especially in the later seasons of "South Park" virtually every episode is one big shout-out to stuff that was in the news that week/month, with more and more pop culture references to things that are sometimes only well known in the United States themselves and thus lost on other audiences.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' is based on referencing works.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated.'' Without interfering with the plot or making it so that you can't follow it if you don't know what's being referenced, it manages to fit in a zillion little easter eggs into every episode. Its "Allspark Almanac" guidebook is this taken to its logical extreme. Every single thing references something, no matter how deeply the reference is buried [[note]]Some of the symbols on some pages are actually from the Cybertronian language as seen waaay back in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', and are references to movies, songs, etc. Ironically, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' doesn't allow the references written in Cybertronix primarily reference everything ''but'' TF itself.[[/note]] or how obscure to overwhelm the things being referenced are [[note]]For example, a minor character from a Japanese radio program, the ''letters page'' of a comic book from 20 years ago, or a not-official TF comic serial printed in a magazine might be name-dropped, and items whose composition isn't mentioned in-show will be given as materials that one side or the other tried to obtain in a G1 episode or comic. Basically, if it's a number or a proper name, it references something. No exceptions. Period.[[/note]] Oh, and ''a second volume'' is on the way.
* The short-lived ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' series was nothing
story, 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' series have tons of these in every episode, enough that the [[ShoutOut/SouthPark Shout Out]] page had to be split thrice. The "Imaginationland" episodes feature virtually HUNDREDS of fictional characters.
** Especially in the later seasons of "South Park" virtually
just about every episode is one big shout-out to stuff that was in the news that week/month, with more includes shout outs and more pop culture references to things that topics like ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'', ''Franchise/XMen'', and ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''. See the show's [[ShoutOut/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Shout-Outs page]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic episode guide]] for a complete list.
** Season 4 and beyond
are sometimes only well known in the United States themselves and thus lost on other audiences.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''
notably more blatant about references, especially when Discord is based on referencing works.involved.



* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' manages to fit [[ShoutOut/ChipNDaleRescueRangers a lot]] into only 65 episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' doesn't allow the references to overwhelm the story, but just about every episode includes shout outs and references to topics like ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'', ''Franchise/XMen'', and ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''. See the show's [[ShoutOut/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Shout-Outs page]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic episode guide]] for a complete list.
** Season 4 and beyond are notably more blatant about references, especially when Discord is involved.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' The show references music, history, art, literature, politics, pop culture (from the 1890s through modern), comic books, pulp fiction, film, television, philosophy, religions, etc. Each episode is approximately 22 minutes long and every single one includes dozens of these.
* [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Kim. Freaking. Possible.]] Her targets include Film/JamesBond, ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'', ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'', ''Franchise/TombRaider'', and that's just the obvious stuff.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' rarely had a episode where there wasn't some reference to a little-known or forgotten bit of DC Comics lore. It accumulates in the finale, where the episode ends with [[CurtainCall nearly every character that appeared in the series attending a farewell party]] in the Bat-Cave after [[EndOfSeriesAwareness becoming aware of the fourth wall and learning of the show's cancellation.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', like the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' example above, has numerous pop cultural shout-outs and references. Most of them will fly over the heads of the target demographic.
* Watch an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' and count the ludicrous amount of 70s-80s-90s and early 2000s references shout-outs and homages that kids will never get. Its a show that had the main characters run over the Crazy Frog and that had Gumball punch the Microsoft Office Paper Clip. Obvious targets were ''Film/KillBill'' and ''Film/PulpFiction... Like 3 times. And tons of retro games. Even mentioning the [[ResidentEvil G-Virus.]] Most prominently a ''WayForwardTechnologies'' style ''UsefulNotes/GameboyAdvance'' ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' homage that included a Chun Li Victory pose spamming Hadoukens and a pastiche of Guile's Theme playing as background music.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' rarely had a episode where there wasn't some reference to a little-known or forgotten bit ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' is based on referencing works.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Hundreds
of DC Comics lore. It accumulates in the finale, where the episode ends with [[CurtainCall nearly every character that appeared in the series attending a farewell party]] in the Bat-Cave after [[EndOfSeriesAwareness becoming aware of the fourth wall and learning of the show's cancellation.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', like the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' example above, has numerous pop cultural shout-outs and references. Most of them will fly over the heads of the target demographic.
* Watch an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' and count the ludicrous amount of 70s-80s-90s and early 2000s
references shout-outs to politics, films, TV shows, musicians, art, literature, comics, animated cartoons, philosophy, video games, economy, math, geography, history, biology, religion, society in general, commercials, ... A lot of them you can only catch by freeze-framing the background.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtgYY7dhTyE intro for Treehouse Of Horror XXIV]], directed by Creator/GuillermoDelToro, pays homage to dozens of cinematic
and homages literary horror, sci-fi and fantasy icons, from the obvious to the obscure (as well as Del Toro's own films), in just about 3 minutes.
** ''Film/CitizenKane'' has been referenced and parodied so many times
that kids will never get. Its a show the showrunners have joked that had they could recreate the main characters run over the Crazy Frog and that had Gumball punch the Microsoft Office Paper Clip. Obvious targets were ''Film/KillBill'' and ''Film/PulpFiction... Like 3 times. And entire film from them.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' series have
tons of retro games. Even mentioning the [[ResidentEvil G-Virus.]] Most prominently a ''WayForwardTechnologies'' style ''UsefulNotes/GameboyAdvance'' ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' homage these in every episode, enough that included a Chun Li Victory pose spamming Hadoukens the [[ShoutOut/SouthPark Shout Out]] page had to be split thrice. The "Imaginationland" episodes feature virtually HUNDREDS of fictional characters.
** Especially in the later seasons of "South Park" virtually every episode is one big shout-out to stuff that was in the news that week/month, with more
and more pop culture references to things that are sometimes only well known in the United States themselves and thus lost on other audiences.
* 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 pastiche 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' continued the tradition
of Guile's Theme playing their instructors.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated.'' Without interfering with the plot or making it so that you can't follow it if you don't know what's being referenced, it manages to fit in a zillion little easter eggs into every episode. Its "Allspark Almanac" guidebook is this taken to its logical extreme. Every single thing references something, no matter how deeply the reference is buried [[note]]Some of the symbols on some pages are actually from the Cybertronian language
as background music. seen waaay back in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', and are references to movies, songs, etc. Ironically, the references written in Cybertronix primarily reference everything ''but'' TF itself.[[/note]] or how obscure the things being referenced are [[note]]For example, a minor character from a Japanese radio program, the ''letters page'' of a comic book from 20 years ago, or a not-official TF comic serial printed in a magazine might be name-dropped, and items whose composition isn't mentioned in-show will be given as materials that one side or the other tried to obtain in a G1 episode or comic. Basically, if it's a number or a proper name, it references something. No exceptions. Period.[[/note]] Oh, and ''a second volume'' is on the way.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' The show references music, history, art, literature, politics, pop culture (from the 1890s through modern), comic books, pulp fiction, film, television, philosophy, religions, etc. Each episode is approximately 22 minutes long and every single one includes dozens of these.
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'' : Since this was a newspaper comic it contains thousands of references to stuff that was current when the comics were published in the papers. Famous politicians and media celebrities from the second half of the 20th century will have a cameo or have jokes based on them. The author also threw in several references to his personal life, including colleagues and exotic animals he encountered during his safaris. Unfortunately this is also the reason why reprints have included some necessary background explanations to put stuff into context.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'' : ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Since this was a newspaper comic it contains thousands of references to stuff that was current when the comics were published in the papers. Famous politicians and media celebrities from the second half of the 20th century will have a cameo or have jokes based on them. The author also threw in several references to his personal life, including colleagues and exotic animals he encountered during his safaris. Unfortunately this is also the reason why reprints have included some necessary background explanations to put stuff into context.



* ''ComicBook/{{Agent327}}'': Many references, shout-outs and name drops, mostly to Dutch culture and society. Especially in later albums the author went berserk with this.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Agent327}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Agent 327}}'': Many references, shout-outs and name drops, mostly to Dutch culture and society. Especially in later albums the author went berserk with this.
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* ''Film/Ted2'' references ''Film/FortySecondStreet'', ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', ''Film/AnchorsAweigh'', ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', ''Film/ChildsPlay'', ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Film/TheElephantMan'', ''Film/ErnestGoesToCamp'', ''Film/ErnestGoesToJail'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'', ''Film/TheFifthElement'', ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', ''Film/IAmLegend'', ''Film/IronMan'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''[[Music/JustinBieber Justin Bieber: Never Say Never]]'', ''Series/KnightRider'', ''Film/KramerVsKramer'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/LostInSpace'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', ''Film/{{Predator}}'', ''Film/{{Predators}}'', ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/RagingBull'', ''Regarding Henry'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', ''Film/RockyIII'', ''Series/SisterSister'', ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Series/TheTick'', ''Film/TotalRecall2012'', the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'', and ''Franchise/XMen''.

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* ''Film/Ted2'' references ''Film/FortySecondStreet'', ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', ''Film/AnchorsAweigh'', ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', ''Film/ChildsPlay'', ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Film/TheElephantMan'', ''Film/ErnestGoesToCamp'', ''Film/ErnestGoesToJail'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'', ''Film/TheFifthElement'', ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', ''Film/IAmLegend'', ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', ''Film/IronMan'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''[[Music/JustinBieber Justin Bieber: Never Say Never]]'', ''Series/KnightRider'', ''Film/KramerVsKramer'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/LostInSpace'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', ''Film/{{Predator}}'', ''Film/{{Predators}}'', ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/RagingBull'', ''Regarding Henry'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', ''Film/RockyIII'', ''[[Series/Roots1977 Roots]]'', ''Series/SisterSister'', ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Series/TheTick'', ''Film/TotalRecall2012'', the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'', and ''Franchise/XMen''.


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* ''Videogame/AdventureCapitalist'' references a whole bunch[[note]]including ''Film/AceVentura'', ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', ''Film/AChristmasStory'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the AlcubierreDrive, ''Series/{{Alf}}'', Creator/AlfredHitchcock, ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''VideoGame/AntiIdleTheGame'', ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', ''Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Film/AustinPowers'', [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]], ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', {{BackyardWrestling}}, ''Film/{{Baseketball}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Literature/TheBible'', ''Film/BillAndTed'', Billy Blanks, Creator/BillyMays, Billy Ray Cyrus, ''Film/{{Blade}}'', Music/BlueManGroup, Music/BobMarley, [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]], ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Boogerman}}'', ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'', ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', ''Series/BreakingBad'', Music/BritneySpears, the Bugatti Veyron, Buzz Aldrin, The California Raisins, ''VideoGame/CandyBox'', ''Film/{{Candyman}}'', Cap'n Crunch, ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', ''Series/CharliesAngels'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'', Creator/ChrisFarley, Creator/ChuckNorris, ''VideoGame/ClickerHeroes'', ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', ''VideoGame/CookieClicker'', ''Film/CoolHandLuke'', ''VideoGame/CoolSpot'', ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', ''Film/TheCrow'', ''VideoGame/CrusadersOfTheLostIdols'', ''Music/DaftPunk'', ''Creator/DanielDayLewis'', ''VideoGame/ADarkRoom'', Creator/DavidHasselhoff, ''[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 The Day The Earth Stood Still]]'', ''VideoGame/DayZ'', ''Series/DeadliestCatch'', Dennis Rodman, Digiorno Pizza, ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[UsefulNotes/{{Bitcoin}} Dogecoin]], Music/DollyParton, Creator/DonaldTrump, [[Series/HockeyNightInCanada Don Cherry]], ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', ''Film/DonnieDarko'', ''[[Music/{{NWA}} Dr. Dre]]'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'', Dunkin' Donuts, Wrestling/DwayneJohnson, ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'', ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'', ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', ''Film/ErnestPWorrell'', ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', "The Final Countdown" by Music/{{Europe}}, ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Music/FooFighters, ''Film/ForrestGump'', ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'', Creator/FoxNewsChannel, ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor, ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'', ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', Creator/GordonRamsay, ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', ''Literature/GulliversTravels'', [[Creator/FoodNetwork Guy Fieri]], ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', Grumpy Cat, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", Harley-Davidson, ''Comicbook/HarleyQuinn'', ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'', ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man and Skeletor]]'', ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ''Series/HockeyNightInCanada'', ''Film/HomeAlone'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Creator/{{Homer}}, ''Film/{{Hook}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', Creator/HPLovecraft, Hugh Hefner, ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Music/InsaneClownPosse, ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', [=iPhone=], ''ComicBook/IronMan'', [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Isaiah Mustafa]], ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', Creator/JamesCameron, Music/JayZ, Creator/JeffGoldblum, [[Creator/DreamworksAnimation Jeff Katzenberg]], ''Series/JerseyShore'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'', ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac'', ''Film/JoeDirt'', Music/JohnnyCash, Johnny O, John Rolfe, the Jolly Green Giant, Creator/JonahHill, ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'', ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', {{Kaiju}}, UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken, Music/{{KISS}}, the Kool-Aid Man, Music/{{Korn}}, Music/KurtCobain, the Large Hadron Collider, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'', ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}'', ''ComicBook/LexLuthor'', Creator/LievSchreiber, Little Caesar's, ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'', ''ComicBook/LoisLane'', ''Franchise/TheLoneRanger'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', ''Literature/TheLorax'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Louis Vuitton, ''Series/TheLoveBoat'', Lucky the Leprechaun, ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Music/{{Madonna}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', ''Film/MarsAttacks'', [[Series/{{Maury}} Maury Povich]], ''Franchise/TheMatrix'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Music/MichaelJackson, Creator/MichaelJFox, ''Franchise/MickeyMouse'', ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Mike Tyson, ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', ''Film/MissCongeniality'', Advertising/MAndMs, "Money" by Coolio, ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', ''Film/MonstersInc'', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', ''Film/{{Moon}}'', ''Series/MostExtremeEliminationChallenge'', Music/MotleyCrue, Mr. Clean, Mrs. Butterworth, [[Ride/SixFlags Mr. Six]], Creator/MrT, ''Franchise/TheMuppets'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''ComicBook/{{Mystique}}'', ''Film/NachoLibre'', the UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague, ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', ''Literature/NeroWolfe'', ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''Film/TheNotebook'', ''[[Series/TheOfficeUS The Office]]'', {{Oktoberfest}}, ''VideoGame/PacMan'', Music/{{Pantera}}, Papa John's, ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Portal 2]]'', ''Film/{{Predator}}'', ''Music/{{Prince}}'', ''Music/TheProdigy'', ''Film/{{Pumpkinhead}}'', Quicky the Nesquik Bunny, Creator/RachelMcAdams, Randy's Donuts, ''Series/RedDwarf'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', [[Music/RunDMC Rev. Run]], Richard Simmons, ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', Music/{{Rihanna}}, ''[[VideoGame/RoadRash Road Rash 2]]'', Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Robert Graham, ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'', Music/RobZombie, ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', Website/RottenTomatoes, ''[[Series/MrShow Run Ronnie Run!]]'', Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/RyanGosling, ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'', ''Film/TheSantaClause'', ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', ''Film/ScaryMovie'', ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''[[Film/Scream1996 Scream]]'', the Seattle Seahawks, Creator/SethMacFarlane, Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand, ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', Creator/ShiaLaBeouf, ''Film/TheShining'', ''Film/{{Shrek}}'', ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', "Silver Bells", ''Franchise/TheSimpsons'', ''Film/SisterAct'', Music/{{Skrillex}}, ''VideoGame/SonicShuffle'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''Film/SoylentGreen'', ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Space Mountain]], Music/SpiceGirls, ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', "The Star Spangled Banner", ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', Creator/SteveJobs, Creator/StevenSeagal, Creator/StevenSpielberg, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Stretch Armstrong, ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''[[VideoGame/MeatBoy Super Meat Boy]]'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Film/TeenWolf'', ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'', ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs'', Tim Hortons, ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', Tony the Tiger, ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Creator/VinceOffer, ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'', ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' Creator/WaltDisney, Wayne Gretzky, Wendy's, ''Film/WildWildWest'', ''Film/TheWizard'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Xkcd}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'', ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'', and more[[/note]].
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* ''Film/Ted2'' references ''Film/FortySecondStreet'', ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', ''Film/AnchorsAweigh'', ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', ''Film/ChildsPlay'', ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Film/TheElephantMan'', ''Film/ErnestGoesToCamp'', ''Film/ErnestGoesToJail'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'', ''Film/TheFifthElement'', ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', ''Film/IAmLegend'', ''Film/IronMan'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''[[Music/JustinBieber Justin Bieber: Never Say Never]]'', ''Series/KnightRider'', ''Film/KramerVsKramer'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/LostInSpace'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', ''Film/{{Predator}}'', ''Film/{{Predators}}'', ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/RagingBull'', ''Regarding Henry'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', ''Film/RockyIII'', ''Series/SisterSister'', ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Series/TheTick'', ''Film/TotalRecall2012'', the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'', and ''Franchise/XMen''.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}''
** ''Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind'' references ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'', ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', ''Film/DancesWithWolves'', "Rock Around the Clock", "Eye of the Tiger", ''Film/LethalWeapon'', and ''Literature/AFarewellToArms''.
** ''Bubsy II'' references ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', ''Theatre/RichardIII'', ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', Richard the Lionhearted, ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'', Music/TwoLiveCrew, and ''Mars Needs Women''.
** ''Fractured Furry Tales'' references ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Fractured Fairy Tales]]''.
** ''Bubsy 3D'' references ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', ''Wooly Bully'' by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, ''Film/DasBoot'', ''Film/CrimsonTide'', ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', ''Film/DaysOfThunder'', ''[[Film/TheAmityvilleHorror1979 The Amityville Horror]]'', ''Bright Lights, Big City'', and ''Film/EscapeFromLA''.
10th Nov '16 11:09:53 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' lets you watch CaptainErsatz versions several dozen tv shows and movies, the main characters all use historical and literary characters as a GuardianEntity, the story and characters reference numerous {{Picaresque}} works, and the enemies are made up of several hundred mythological, historical and fictional figures.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' lets you watch CaptainErsatz versions several dozen tv shows and movies, the main characters all use historical and literary characters as a GuardianEntity, the story and characters reference numerous {{Picaresque}} works, and the enemies are made up of several hundred mythological, historical and fictional figures. And [[{{ShoutOut/Persona5}} that's not even half of the references]].
10th Nov '16 11:07:59 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' lets you watch CaptainErsatz versions several dozen tv shows and movies, the main characters all use historical and literary characters as a GuardianEntity, the story and characters reference numerous {{Picaresque}} works, and the enemies are made up of several hundred mythological, historical and fictional figures.
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