History ShoutOut / Portal

9th Nov '16 1:46:25 PM nombretomado
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* The ending song jokingly and mockingly references [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Black Mesa]]. Songwriter JonathanCoulton also namedrops another of his popular songs, "I Feel Fantastic".

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* The ending song jokingly and mockingly references [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Black Mesa]]. Songwriter JonathanCoulton Music/JonathanCoulton also namedrops another of his popular songs, "I Feel Fantastic".
21st May '16 9:00:08 AM erforce
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* An...altered version of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' gets a mention (specifically Heathcliff fending off the titular [[RecycledInSPACE moonbase]] from vengeful poltergeists. Virginia Woolf and the Brothers Karamazov get a name-drop too, as part of computer!Cave's [[WhoWantsToLiveForever boredom-staving exercise]] of adding [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbusting]] to every work of fiction.

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* An...altered version of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' gets a mention (specifically Heathcliff fending off the titular [[RecycledInSPACE moonbase]] from vengeful poltergeists. Virginia Woolf and the Brothers Karamazov get a name-drop too, as part of computer!Cave's [[WhoWantsToLiveForever boredom-staving exercise]] of adding [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbusting]] to every work of fiction.
19th Mar '16 8:21:11 AM DoctorNemesis
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* In the testing room for military androids, [=GLaDOS=]'s dialogue implies that robots and androids are programmed with a belief in "Android Hell" in order to ensure their compliance. This shouts out to ''Series/RedDwarf'', wherein robots and androids are programmed with a similar belief in "Android Heaven" for a similar purpose.
2nd Sep '15 7:38:55 AM rjd1922
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* Another Asimov reference states that all turrets were given a copy of the [[ThreeLawsCompliant Laws of Robotics]]. [[FalseReassurance To share]].

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* Another Asimov reference states that all turrets were lethal military androids have been taught to read, and given a one copy of the [[ThreeLawsCompliant Laws of Robotics]]. [[FalseReassurance To share]].



* [=GLaDOS=] says "Yesterday I saw a deer" at one point, referring to ''TheDandelionGirl''.

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* [=GLaDOS=] says "Yesterday I saw a deer" at one point, referring to ''TheDandelionGirl''.''Literature/TheDandelionGirl''.



* A DummiedOut line from co-op mode's original plot involving [=GLaDOS=] trying to get Atlas and P-Body to behave more like humans involved them bringing back a comic strip about [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} a cat who freeloads in a man's house and eats all his lasagna]]. [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny She's not very impressed]], and [[Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield decides to rework it]].

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* A DummiedOut line from co-op mode's original plot involving [=GLaDOS=] trying to get Atlas and P-Body P-body to behave more like humans involved them bringing back a comic strip about [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} a cat who freeloads in a man's house and eats all his lasagna]]. [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny She's not very impressed]], and [[Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield decides to rework it]].
5th Jun '15 8:41:11 PM rjd1922
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* One of P-Body's dances makes her do a spinning dance, before stopping and shooting a Portal straight forwards. This is a reference to the dance the Wizzrobe from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask LoZ: Majora's Mask]] preforms before attacking Link.

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* One of P-Body's P-body's dances makes her do a spinning dance, before stopping and shooting a Portal straight forwards. This is may be a reference to the dance the Wizzrobe from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask LoZ: Majora's Mask]] ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' preforms before attacking Link.



* And there there's "Cave Johnson here. Just a reminder that the core goal of Aperture Gas-Finding Science is to find gas, so make sure you let us know if you see any. If we meet our quarterly gas-finding target, I promise you we will don our bondage gear, fuel our death cars, and drive around in circles, whooping it up and shooting arrows at people. Who is ready to rule the wasteland? Alright, start looking". MadMax anyone?
* And then of course, there is ''SmokeyAndTheBandit'' Cave, who has you test on your own while he goes to Texarcana and back in 28 hours.

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* And there there's "Cave Johnson here. Just a reminder that the core goal of Aperture Gas-Finding Science is to find gas, so make sure you let us know if you see any. If we meet our quarterly gas-finding target, I promise you we will don our bondage gear, fuel our death cars, and drive around in circles, whooping it up and shooting arrows at people. Who is ready to rule the wasteland? Alright, start looking". MadMax ''Film/MadMax'' anyone?
* And then of course, there is ''SmokeyAndTheBandit'' ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'' Cave, who has you test on your own while he goes to Texarcana and back in 28 hours.
5th Jun '15 8:39:06 PM rjd1922
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* One of the [[TheMultiverse parallel Caves]] mentions SoylentGreen.

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* One of the [[TheMultiverse parallel Caves]] mentions SoylentGreen.Film/SoylentGreen.



* One universe finds itself stuck in Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers, though Cave decides to do nothing about it, because aside from the kidnapping, they're pretty much harmless. If the worst they can do is gestate glassy-eyed Yes Men, then bring it on, Bug-Eyes.

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* One universe finds itself stuck in Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers, ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'', though Cave decides to do nothing about it, because aside from the kidnapping, they're pretty much harmless. If the worst they can do is gestate glassy-eyed Yes Men, then bring it on, Bug-Eyes.



* In another, Greg's son takes over the mike and says, "Hi down there, we're gonna test forever...[[TheShining and ever and ever.]]" Then Cave bursts in and shoos him out, telling Greg that [[CreepyChild "There is something wrong with that kid."]]

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* In another, Greg's son takes over the mike and says, "Hi down there, we're gonna test forever...[[TheShining [[Film/TheShining and ever and ever.]]" Then Cave bursts in and shoos him out, telling Greg that [[CreepyChild "There is something wrong with that kid."]]


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** This is also a CallBack to when the Announcer mentions in the main game the Earth being governed by a "sentient cloud" as a potential post-apocalyptic scenario.
24th May '15 4:25:27 AM erforce
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* And in yet another Cave complains about [[TheyLive magic sunglasses that let the wearer see subliminal messages on the walls]].

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* And in yet another Cave complains about [[TheyLive [[Film/TheyLive magic sunglasses that let the wearer see subliminal messages on the walls]].



* One universe finds itself stuck in InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers, though Cave decides to do nothing about it, because aside from the kidnapping, they're pretty much harmless. If the worst they can do is gestate glassy-eyed Yes Men, then bring it on, Bug-Eyes.
* Another universe features a demented Cave that sounds like he's staring at you from under a sewer grate, [[Main/{{It}} threatening to dismember you.]]

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* One universe finds itself stuck in InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers, Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers, though Cave decides to do nothing about it, because aside from the kidnapping, they're pretty much harmless. If the worst they can do is gestate glassy-eyed Yes Men, then bring it on, Bug-Eyes.
* Another universe features a demented Cave that sounds like he's staring at you from under a sewer grate, [[Main/{{It}} [[Literature/{{It}} threatening to dismember you.]]
9th Feb '15 2:52:36 AM finalvortex
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* If you let Wheatley talk long enough in the Neurotoxin Control Center, he'll try to distract the computer by mentioning a bird with [[Creator/MontyPython gorgeous plumage]].
23rd Nov '14 8:23:34 AM Crorad
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* In yet another parallel, Cave Johnson mentions [[Podcast/{{WelcomeToNightVale}} a sentient cloud]] that's Earth's governing body.
-->'''Cave Johnson''': [[Podcast/{{WelcomeToNightVale}} All hail the sentient cloud. Begin testing.]]
26th Jul '14 11:45:15 AM Sark0TAG
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* In another, Greg's son takes over the mike and says, "Hi down there, we're gonna test forever...[[TheShining and ever and ever.]]" Then Cave bursts in and shoos him out.

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* In another, Greg's son takes over the mike and says, "Hi down there, we're gonna test forever...[[TheShining and ever and ever.]]" Then Cave bursts in and shoos him out.out, telling Greg that [[CreepyChild "There is something wrong with that kid."]]
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