History ShoutOut / Portal

7th Sep '17 8:48:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ending song jokingly and mockingly references [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Black Mesa]]. Songwriter Music/JonathanCoulton also namedrops another of his popular songs, "I Feel Fantastic".
** [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Black Mesa]] is also referenced in several slide shows left running in staff areas that are accessible or at least you can see into easily.

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* The ending song jokingly and mockingly references [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} [[VideoGame/HalfLife Black Mesa]]. Songwriter Music/JonathanCoulton also namedrops another of his popular songs, "I Feel Fantastic".
** [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} [[VideoGame/HalfLife Black Mesa]] is also referenced in several slide shows left running in staff areas that are accessible or at least you can see into easily.



* You can find a drydock, with a life preserver titled "Borealis" next to it. The ''Borealis'' is where [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Gordon Freeman]] will likely go next in the series.

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* You can find a drydock, with a life preserver titled "Borealis" next to it. The ''Borealis'' is where [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]] will likely go next in the series.



* One of the displays in the old Aperture Science lobby also holds a series of awards. One diploma for the #2 spot on the top 100 list of the applied science companies of 1949, and two trophies (from 1952 and 1954) for the runner up of the "US Dept. of Defense Contractor of the Year". No points for guessing [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} who took first place]].

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* One of the displays in the old Aperture Science lobby also holds a series of awards. One diploma for the #2 spot on the top 100 list of the applied science companies of 1949, and two trophies (from 1952 and 1954) for the runner up of the "US Dept. of Defense Contractor of the Year". No points for guessing [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} [[VideoGame/HalfLife who took first place]].
10th Aug '17 8:27:11 AM HuHuHuHu
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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.]]
** 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.
9th Apr '17 9:56:08 AM nombretomado
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* Caroline's line "Goodbye, Caroline!", to LaughIn, which always ended with "Say good night, Dick!" "Good night, Dick!". Ironically, it was likely intended as a ShoutOut to the BurnsAndAllen Show instead, since legend has them ending the show with "Say good night, Gracie!" "Good night, Gracie!". However, Burns and Allen [[BeamMeUpScotty never actually used that line]]. Burns and Allen would have been on the air when Cave and Caroline made their recording, and LaughIn did not start until 1968, so it's more probable that the writers meant it to be a BurnsAndAllen reference.

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* Caroline's line "Goodbye, Caroline!", to LaughIn, ''Series/LaughIn'', which always ended with "Say good night, Dick!" "Good night, Dick!". Ironically, it was likely intended as a ShoutOut to the BurnsAndAllen Show instead, since legend has them ending the show with "Say good night, Gracie!" "Good night, Gracie!". However, Burns and Allen [[BeamMeUpScotty never actually used that line]]. Burns and Allen would have been on the air when Cave and Caroline made their recording, and LaughIn ''Series/LaughIn'' did not start until 1968, so it's more probable that the writers meant it to be a BurnsAndAllen reference.
11th Feb '17 2:48:04 PM petersohn
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* At the space scene after the credits, the first thing we see is a TV screen floating around that looks suspiciously similar to [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey the Monolith]].
8th Jan '17 6:26:10 AM kotenok2000
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* In another, Greg's son takes over the mike and says, "Hi down there, we're gonna test forever...[[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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* In another, Greg's son daughter takes over the mike and says, "Hi down there, we're gonna test forever...[[Film/TheShining and ever and ever.]]" Then Cave bursts in and shoos him her out, telling Greg that [[CreepyChild "There is something wrong with that kid."]]
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.
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