* Arguably the very first ShoutOut is the Plastino Cat Snacks in reference to Al Plastino, who drew the syndicated Batman comic strip during TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. And the cat looks just like [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Streaky the Supercat]].
* "Invasion of the Secret Santas!" had shout outs to ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'', ''SantaClausConquersTheMartians'', ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' and [[Series/{{Batman}} the old 1960s Batman]] TV series. There's also subtle reference to ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' when Fun Haus mentions a Robot Santa being scary.
** The episode also has a shout-out to previous DCAU cartoons: the bomb-doll that Fun Haus throws at Batman and Red Tornado is Baby Dahl from WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries.
* Sportsmaster wears a purple and black padded suit which bears a passing resemblance to the Globogym's uniforms from ''Film/{{Dodgeball}}''.
* After coming back up from being electrocuted by BlackLightning, Wildcat tells Batman that it'll take a lot more than "a little StaticShock" to get rid of him.
* {{Katana}} is visually very similar to Gogo Yubari, the teenage Japanese assassin from ''Film/KillBill''.
* GreenArrow's sidekick Speedy seems to be based on Burt Ward's portrayal of {{Robin}} from the [[Series/{{Batman}} 60's show]], from his general gee-whiz attitude to lines like "Holy involuntary acrobatics!".
** Specifically, this is a nod to the fact that Speedy was one of the numerous [[FountainOfExpies rip-offs]] of Robin that were created [[FollowTheLeader after the character gained popularity]] during the GoldenAgeOfComicBooks.
* Batman testing [[BatmanAndTheOutsiders the Outsiders]] in a [[VirtualTrainingSimulation virtual training room]] may be a nod to the [[DeadlyTrainingArea Danger Room]] from ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.
* The DoctorFate-themed episode "The Fate of Equinox" features an art style reminiscent of SteveDitko. This is almost certainly a nod to Comicbook/DoctorStrange, Doctor Fate's AlternateCompanyEquivalent from MarvelComics.
* The Faceless Hunter's origin and role as Starro's {{Herald}} are both nods to the SilverSurfer.
* A British fortune teller tells [[Series/DoctorWho Thomas Baker]] that his nephew [[Series/DoctorWho Colin]] is calling to him.
* From the same ep: "This quill has signed a thousand death warrants!" And then he draws a ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' with it...
* Chemo utters Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'s signature roar whenever he spews chemicals from his mouth.
* There are [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles mutated turtles in the sewer]] in "Enter the Outsiders!".
* TheWestern-themed cold open of "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!" is set at [[Creator/SergioLeone Sergio]] Station.
** The entire episode is essentially an extended reference to ''FiveDeadlyVenoms''
* One of Wong Fei's students wonders if he'll get the temple if he beats the master. After knocking him around, Wong Fei's response is "[[Series/{{Seinfeld}} No temple for you!]]"
* In "Deep Cover for Batman!", Blue Bowman finally delivers the setup line we've been waiting for. [[spoiler: "Who ''is'' this guy?" SMACK! "I'm '''Batman'''."]] And the musical score goes appropriately crazy.
** In the same episode, Earth-161 is a zombie Earth, a sideways reference to the MarvelUniverse (Earth-616) and ''MarvelZombies''.
* "Game Over for Owlman!": [[Film/{{Batman}} "Stop."]]
* The {{Death Trap}}s on display in the Batcave's "Joker Wing" were taken from the original Adam West TV series.
* In "Night of the Huntress!" the Batmobile {{transform|ingMecha}}s into what looks very much like one of the Bat-Knight robots from ''ComicBook/KingdomCome''.
* Speaking of giant robots, the one female member of Babyface's gang just happens to end up in [[Franchise/{{Alien}} a yellow exoskeleton]].
* The show continues the trend of the comic by having streets or place names in Gotham and Bludhaven named after influential Batman writers and artists. In ''"The Color of Revenge!"'', Batman mentions the intersection of Haney and Aparo, a reference to the writer and artist of the original ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' comic that heavily influenced this show.
* "Legends of the Dark Mite!" is one giant ShoutOut episode, including but certainly not limited to:
** The title is a massive mythology gag referencing primarily the BTAS ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' which itself references the varying portrayal of Batman over the years.
** Among other Batman fanboys at a convention held by Bat-Mite is one is a Batman costume identical to the one worn by [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Hank Venture]]. Which itself was based on a real-life Batman Halloween costume sold in the late 60s and the 70s.
** The episode also contains blatant visual references to ''TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery'', one of the most popular Daffy Duck cartoons ever made.
** Bruce Timm and Paul Dini (creators of the Franchise/{{DCAU}}) are also present at the convention, in costume as the Joker and Harley Quinn (well, Harley WAS Dini's creation!) respectively. For added humor, Dini actually ''wrote this episode''.
** Bat-Mite ends his episode like an old WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon, waving and saying "That's all, folks!" while the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes theme song plays. Weirdest ShoutOut in a Batman show ever.
** That's NOT all -- Bat-Mite also gives a shout-out to ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', wiggling his nose to disappear at the fade-out. Earlier, to transform into Batman, he crosses his arms and nods his head ''a la'' Series/IDreamOfJeannie. Paul Dini also wrote the admitted ''Bewitched'' homage episode ''This Little Piggy'' for JusticeLeagueUnlimited.
** Bat-Mite's description of Batman as a tortured avenger "crying for mommy and daddy" is an IronicEcho of one of The Joker's darkest lines in WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker used to emphasize the differences between the Brave and the Bold version and the Animated Series version of the character.
* Dick Sprang-inspired designs for Two-Face, Catwoman, Penguin, Joker, 60s Mr. Freeze (or Mr. Zero, as he was called then)... The list goes on and on.
* Dr. Canus' attire from "The Last Bat On Earth!" looks awfully similar to a certain Scruff [=McGruff=], complete with green trenchcoat.
* Bane's first appearance on the show had him lifting Batman up just like he was about to break his back over his knee like he is famous for doing in the comics. Luckily Wildcat was there to save Batman.
* The theme song itself could arguably be inspired by "Tank!" the Anime/CowboyBebop opening.
** It feels good to know that i'm not the only one who thinks that.
* In "The Super Bat-Man of Planet X!", Rothul's combat robots look ''uncannily'' like the [[PennyArcade Fruit Fucker 2000]].
* Beloved DC humor characters Sugar and Spike appear in the comic as allies of a de-aged baby Batman. The same issue also features a time machine that is best known to fans of ''Superdickery'' as Lois' time travel popemobile.
* In "Mayhem of the Music Meister!", Calendar Man is seen strapped to a dolly with a muzzle over his mouth like Hannibal Lecter, probably in reference to the Lecter-inspired portrayal of him in ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween''.
* The Music Meister's frequent costume changes involve homages to (among others) KISS, the Phantom of the Opera, Elvis Presley, Liberace and Elton John. They also reference various types of music, from generic band geek to techno to opera.
** [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed He even bears a resemblance to a younger Elton John.]]
* Black Manta refers to the infamous "shark repellant" from ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' in the "Drives Us Bats!" number. The Batusi gets mentioned too.
* The walls of the deathtrap in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!" are plastered with names of various DC teams:
-->TrenchcoatBrigade\\
Inferior Five\\
[[ComicBook/FiftyTwo The Great Ten]]\\
MetalMen\\
[[ComicBook/NewGods Female Furies]]\\
[[ComicBook/JusticeLeague Injustice Gang]]\\
[[Comicbook/TheFlash Tornado Twins]]\\
Challengers of the Unknown\\
[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Monster Society of Evil]]\\
[[ComicBook/TeenTitans Fearsome Five]]\\
[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Revenge Syndicate]]\\
[[Comicbook/TheFlash Rocket Rollers]]\\
Atomic Knights\\
[[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} Awesome Threesome]]
* The above walls and some of Music Meister's dancing may be references to the music video for Madness' "One Step Beyond".
* Not sure if it's a ShoutOut or a TakeThat, but the "Autotuning Bat-Amplifier" in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!" rather resembles ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'''s Bat-Wave device.
* Is it just me, or does the song [[IWantSong "If Only"]] has a similar melody and mood to [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} "I'm Not That Girl"]]?
* During "Revenge of the Reach!", Jaime breaks through guys wall construct [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann using a drill (that expands) and a familiar pose]].
* From the same episode: [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} "There is no Jaime, only The Reach."]]
* "Sidekicks Assemble!":
-->'''Robin:''' [[VanityPlate Sit, Ubu, sit!]]
* In "Hail the Tornado Tyrant!", Red Tornado's son is called Tornado Champion and Tornado Tyrant, both nicknames Red Tornado had over the years. Likewise, Champion's design before his FaceHeelTurn resembles Red Tornado's original look in the comics.
* The "Batman doesn't eat nachos!" line in "A Bat Divided!" definitely seems to be a reference to one of the nitpicks fans made about an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', which showed Bruce eating nachos in the Batcave. Not to mention, the cheese sauce Slacker!Batman pours on his nachos has a picture of [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Little Cheese]] on it.
* The sound effect Starro makes is the same sound as Martian ships from the 1953 film adaptation of ''Film/{{The War Of The Worlds|1953}}''. The Faceless Hunter's narration in "The Power of Shazam!" of how Starro identified Earth as its target is a shout out to the open narration of the film as well.
* In "The Siege Of Starro" Part I:
** There's a moment the screen freezes for a second. This is to showcase an homage to the cover of the issue of ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' (the original comic) where the Justice League debuted, fighting-- Starro!
** It also features B'wana Beast riding a dead ringer for [[{{Shazzan}} Kaboobie, the flying camel]].
** The diaper truck Booster Gold gets flung into shows the DC kiddie comic characters Sugar and Spike.
* In ''The Mask of Matches Malone'', we get this gem:
-->'''Matches''': I'll whack him, and [[Series/TheSopranos bada-boom,]] [[Film/TheGodfather bada-bing]], I'll have complete control of Gotham!
* Poison Ivy's ManEatingPlant, Georgia, is obviously a shout out to Audrey Junior[=/=]Audrey II from ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors''.
* The Haunted Tank cold open is basically a two-minute episode of ''TheDukesOfHazzard.'' Right down to the slo-mo jump and car horn that plays "Dixie."
* During "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!", Barry Allen and Professor Zoom duel while running at super speeds around the world - at one point they pass through a suspiciously familiar stylized desert, and their "superspeed" sound effects briefly become the same as the one used for [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes The Roadrunner]].
* The same episode has what is arguably a VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse reference as Zoom and Allen fight each other in free fall, each attempting to turn the other into the fall in the same way Free Fall Combat worked in that game.
* While the Harley Quinn in "Emperor Joker" looks more like a RoaringTwenties flapper (she is probably based on silent comedienne Mabel Normand), when Joker puts Bat-Mite into a Jester outfit, it's the Jester outfit the classic Harley wore in her original WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries appearance.
** During the museum scene, in the background is what appears to be a bust of a generic male from ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''.
** When the newly-powered Joker transforms into a skin-tight spandexed emperor with a WhoopeeCushion crown, he raises his arms and shouts, "I'm the king of the world!" just like Jack does in ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.
** And just before that, he uses his superpowered ElectricJoybuzzer to [[ShockAndAwe shock Batman unconscious mid-sentence]], in the same way that Emperor Palpatine uses his Force Lightning to [[ElectricTorture shock Luke Skywalker into submission]] in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' episode ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
* That episode is all about paying homage to the classics. Joker's show-stopping song takes its refrain, "Smile, darn ya, smile!", from the title of one of the very first [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] cartoons.
** Also, Harley and the rest of the Joker's henchmen start doing the [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Time Warp]] during the final chorus!
* "The Criss Cross Conspiracy!" references ''Film/BatmanForever'', of all things!
-->'''Batman [[spoiler: (Katrina Moldoff)]]:''' Riddle me this, riddle me that. Who's afraid of the big black bat?
** The ending references ''SomeLikeItHot''. You can guess which scene.
** The name "Katrina Moldoff" is itself a tribute to Silver Age artist and [[{{ComicBook/Batwoman}} Batwoman]] co-creator Sheldon "Shelly" Moldoff.
* Proto in "Plague of the Prototypes!" does two homages to the ''GoLion'' version of ''{{Voltron}}'': with his sword, and his pose in space in the end.
* In "Cry Freedom Fighters", Batman is given the power of patriotism by Uncle Sam, and his costume gets a more patriotic makeover, [[CaptainAmerica including wings on the sides of his cowl. He then proceeds to throw a shield at a fleeing enemy, which bounces off the walls several times before finally hitting the baddy]].
* Towards the end of "The Color of Revenge!", the mostly red-clad Robin takes down Crazy Quilt's blue-clad, bald and {{BFG}}-wielding {{Mook|s}} with a stick. Say it with me - [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 BONK!]]
* In "Game Over For Owlman!", the apparent references to ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' in "Deep Cover for Batman!" are subtly confirmed when the Joker uses the words "killing" and "joke" in quick succession.
* In "Emperor Joker" there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it reference to ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' - during the "Where's the Fun in That" sequence, a gigantic Joker can be seen walking through the city, while the buildings around him burst to life. One of them sports a face and "teeth", like the buildings, that Tick hallucinated in one of the episodes. Those buildings can be clearly seen in the intro to the show.
* The iconic Hindu poster from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' (most prominently seen in the "Fearful Symmetry" chapter) is very briefly shown in the Doom Patrol episode.
* In "Gorillas in Our Midst!" Gorilla Grodd ties Batman and Detective Chimp into the infamous [[Film/GoldFinger crotch-laser]] [[Film/JamesBond death trap]].
** The episode's title is a pun on the movie ''Gorillas in the Mist''.
* In the cold open of "Night of the Batmen!", a character (Vigilante) who was voiced by NathanFillion in [[JusticeLeague JLU]] [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog sings]] a song about [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Batman's "Hammers of justice"]], just after saying [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog ''A man's gotta do what's a man's gotta do'']].
* In "Darkseid Descending", Skeets is "[[Franchise/StarWars well versed in over six million forms of refrigeration.]]"
* In Aquaman's SitCom - styled opening, Black Manta complains that Fluke has wrecked his [[Music/TheBeatles "octopus garden"]].
** Aquaman's son is dressed in the short-lived 80s reboot Aquaman costume, while Mera's gigantic hair might be a reference to [[MarriedWithChildren Peggy Bundy]] considering the sitcom tropes.
* In the opening for "Triumvirate of Terror", Batman's RousingSpeech to the Justice League mentions "little Julie Schwartz and [[FrankMiller Frankie Miller]] from Gotham".
* The end of the episode jumps 50 years into the future; Batman is gray-haired, wearing what looks like an exoskeleton, and riding in a motorized wheelchair. The reference is completed when the chair transforms into the armored Batsuit from ''ComicBook/KingdomCome''.
** And [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prez_(comics) Prez Rickard]] is President!
* In the episode "Battle of the Superheroes"
** "[[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=28&Itemid=45&limitstart=46 Battle of the Super-Heroes]]" was the title of a classic ''World's Finest'' comic.
** Luthor pilots a customized version of the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermobile Supermobile]] when he's kidnapping Lois at the start.
** Luthor's lair is based on that of the titular villain in ''[[SupermanTheatricalCartoons The Mad Scientist]]''.
** There are direct references to several comics featured on the Website/{{Superdickery}} website, including [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=28&Itemid=45&limitstart=2 this one]] and [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=28&Itemid=45&limitstart=4 this one]].
** Part of the fight between Superman and Batman is based scene-for-scene on the final episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' and its Superman/Darkseid fight (the bit where Supes punches Bats through a building, superspeed-intercepts him on the other side, and then smashes him down into the ground).
*** The other part? The final fight in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''. Batman's armored suit is an obvious visual reference, but the still shots of Batman hitting Superman seal the deal, as they are directly lifted from the comic.
*** The other other part? The brawl between Batman and Superman actually mimicked Superman's climactic battle with Darkseid in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited.''
** The main episode opens with a shout-out to "[[http://superdickery.com/index.php?view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=617%3Aiimmys-&option=com_content&Itemid=45 Jimmy Olsen's Death-Trick]]". Except Superman has to attend to an emergency before he can say he's Clark Kent, and ''just'' before he leaves, he reveals that Jimmy's act didn't fool him one bit, as he found him to be perfectly healthy with his X-ray vision.
** The identity of the Robin in the teaser is unknown, since the last time he appeared he switched over to Nightwing. It may have been meant as a flashback, or it's a new Robin.
** When Superman throws Krypto into space, the scene looks very similar to one in ''{{Film/Underdog}}''.
* Aquaman's Rousing Song Of Heroism mentions [[{{Spider-Man}} wallcrawling]] among the many superpowers possible. The guy he's dressed as is the Tarantula, a Golden Age hero retconned into a Spidey knockoff in Roy Thomas' ''ComicBook/AllStarSquadron''.
* In "Powerless", the setup for Captain Atom's Public Service Announcement is taken straight from ''GIJoe''.
* In ''The Eyes of Despero'', Batman lays out Guy Gardner in a nod to a classic scene from JusticeLeagueInternational, complete with G'nort providing the "One punch! One punch!" line.
* The voice of Batman's talking street luge in ''Mitefall'' is an obvious impression of William Daniels as KITT from ''Series/KnightRider''.
** The premise of the episode is Bat-Mite trying to get the show canceled by having it [[JumpingTheShark Jump the Shark]] (explicitly using that phrase, even) as Ambush Bug tries to stop him. Ambush Bug is voiced by Henry Winkler -- the original Shark Jumper, Fonzie from ''HappyDays''.
* In the Episode "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!"
** It features Scooby and Batman dual-punching the Joker after Bat-Mite uses his powers to allow violence.
** Funny enough, when Bat-Mite notes that [[OffModel someone mispainted Batman's collar]], he doesn't seem to notice the fact that the Bat-symbol is ''inverted''.
* In "Joker: The Vile And The Villainous!":
** Joker and the Weeper teamed up once before, in the Justice League of America comic book issue #136.
** Joker and The Weeper actually succeed in destroying Batman's crime-detecting device (but get arrested anyway).
** Commissioner Gordon and [[OfficerOHara Chief O’Hara]] from TheSixties [[Series/{{Batman}} Batman TV Show]] make a [[TheCameo cameo]] unveiling Batman’s crime detecting device. [[PoliceAreUseless This truly reflects their importance in that series.]]
* In "Scorn of the Star Sapphire!", the ColdOpening with Wonder Woman:
** Wonder Woman's design is based on the Golden age comics.
** The sound effect of Wonder Woman's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyKXBxK82LE tiara used as boomerang]] is almost the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EykZgkC8l58 same]] as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qahSU4RYblY the one]] that appears in Wonder Woman's [[Series/WonderWoman 70's tv series]]. They also use the series' theme song.
** The invisible jet is based on the one that appeared at {{Superfriends}}.
** Batman having a crush on Wonder Woman, unrequited of course, references how Wonder Woman had feelings for in JusticeLeague, and he ignored them.
* The ending of "Night of the Batmen!" has several AlternateUniverse Batmen show up to help - including [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Animated]], [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Terry McGinnis]], WesternAnimation/TheBatman, and [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Nolan/Bale-verse Bats]].
* In "Trials of the Demon", Batman, thanks to damage to his regular costume and magical help from Etrigan, ends up wearing the "Gotham By Gaslight" batsuit.
* In "Gorillas in Our Midst!": [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes "Get your paws off me, you dirty ape!"]]
* The conference table for the Monster Society of Evil in "The Malicious Mr. Mind!" reveals that the organization has the exact same logo as the United Underworld from ''Film/BatmanTheMovie''.
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