''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' is chock full of {{Shout Out}}s, references, and in-jokes:
* Look at Chip. [[Franchise/IndianaJones Aviator jacket: check. Fedora: check. Whip]] [[AllThereInTheManual (shown in concept art only):]] [[Franchise/IndianaJones check.]]
* With his Hawaiian shirt and a laid back attitude, Dale is arguably a shout out to ''MagnumPI''.
* Gadget is more than obviously based on Jordan from ''Film/RealGenius'' (though her ''design'' was actually based on a Disney storyboard artist named Lonnie Lloyd -- including the jumpsuit!).
* "A Creep in the Deep" is one big and quite detailed ShoutOut to ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''. Captain Fin's ongoing fight against the "landwalkers" in turn is reminiscent of Stromberg from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
* ''TheFly'' is treated similarly in "A Fly in the Ointment" which also includes references to ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'', the Creator/FranzKafka short story ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'', RonaldReagan's autobiography, and the Creator/WesCraven movie ''Shocker''.
* "Adventures in Squirrelsitting" features [[TammyAndTheBachelor a young squirrel girl named Tammy in love]] with Chip. And a [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon Maltese Mouse]].
* Speaking of ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', there is also Fat Cat's French cousin Maltese de Sade, a play on [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Marquis de Sade]].
* WordOfGod has it that Fat Cat himself is modeled after VincentPrice, and that his goons Wart and Snout are references to PeterLorre and Paul Lynde. On the other hand, another inspirational source for Fat Cat might have been Sydney Greenstreet who also stars in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', as is PeterLorre. "Adventures in Squirrelsitting" was the episode which introduced Fat Cat, So Yeah...
* Professor Nimnul has been proved to be modeled after one of the most important persons behind ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', Bruce Talkington.
* Stan Blather is a ShoutOut to the news anchormen Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite.
* Sparky from "Does Pavlov Ring a Bell?" is quite similar to [[Film/BackToTheFuture Dr. Emmett L. Brown]].
* "Three Men and a Booby" contains {{Shout Out}}s to ''Three Men And A Baby'', ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' (Mr. Dumpty), and ''Film/TopGun'' ([[TomCruise Cruise]]r and Bruiser).
* The recurring incidental characters Edgar and Chauncey from ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' appear in "To the Rescue".
* "Gadget Goes Hawaiian" was written around Deborah Walley to give her another character; it is a ShoutOut to ''Gidget Goes Hawaiian'' in which she stars as the main character.
* Monty's father Cheddarhead Charlie bears a striking resemblance to [[CrocodileDundee Mick Dundee]].
* [[SweeneyTodd Mrs. Sweeney and her son Todd]] from "Pie in the Sky" have two guard cats named [[JackNicholson Jack and Nichols]].
* The witch familiars Bud and Lou from "Good Times, Bat Times" are FunnyAnimal versions of AbbottAndCostello.
* The deaf-mute mouse Mouseo from "The Pied Piper Power Play" looks a lot like [[MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] dressed like the [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Mad Hatter]].
* One of Dale's favorite movie characters, Dirk Suave, and the one villain we get to know, Dr. So-So, are {{Shout Out}}s to Film/JamesBond and ''Film/DrNo''.
* Another one of Dale's heroes is [[TheRedBadgeOfCourage the Red Badger of Courage]].
* Rat Capone is a ShoutOut to both AlCapone and James Cagney. His henchmen, Arnold Mousenegger and Sugar Ray Lizard, are named after [[TheAhnold Arnold Schwarzenegger]] and the boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.
* Irweena Allen from "Risky Beesness" is the result of an in-joke targeted at Creator/IrwinAllen's ''Film/TheSwarm''. And then there's still the obviously British heavy metal band [[Music/IronMaiden Iron Goose]].
* The movie shown at the DriveInTheater in "Good Times, Bat Times" bears a few striking similarities to ''{{Casablanca}}''.
* In "Dale Beside Himself", Dale watches a movie very similar to ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' which Monty describes as "a real ripper", maybe a nod to Creator/SigourneyWeaver's character name and what happens to Creator/JohnHurt's character. Dale also watches something looking a lot like a Creator/EdWood movie on another occasion in the episode. The Fleeblebroxian shape-shifters could be a nod to Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982''. And on the Fleeblebroxian ship, Dale says the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' quote-that-is-none, "BeamMeUpScotty"
* The Pi-Rats' first mate Jolly Roger shares his name with the famous skull & crossbones flag, and their disappeared captain Long Lost Lafitte is a play on Jean Lafitte. They have to deal with a certain Billy the Squid, a play on Billy the Kid.
* "Pound of the Baskervilles" introduces the late detective novel author Lord Howard Baskerville and his character Sureluck Jones. All one big ShoutOut to Literature/SherlockHolmes in general and ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' in particular. One scene in this episode shows Howie Baskerville tear the interior of one of the rooms of Baskerville Hall apart in search of Howard Baskerville's last will which is somehow reminiscent of ''Film/TheConversation''.
* The opera-singing alligator Sewernose de Bergerac is of course a ShoutOut to CyranoDeBergerac.
* "Robocat" is believed to be a mixture of ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}''.
* The spaceship crew in "Out to Launch" are references, too, namely to the city of UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}, Texas, home of the NASA (Roger Houston), Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (Buzz Airfield), and Sally Ride, the first American woman in space (Joy Rider).
* Another ShoutOut to RealLife would be the gorilla Kookoo and her kitten Boots in "Gorilla My Dreams", being references to Koko, the famous gorilla who could communicate with humans, and her kitten companion All Ball.
* The show contains lots of {{Shout Out}}s to [[DisneyAnimatedCanon other Disney works]]: Humphrey the Bear from several DonaldDuck cartoons has a {{Cameo}} in "Bearing Up Baby", the crocodile in "Kiwi's Big Adventure" was taken straight out of ''Disney/PeterPan'', [[Disney/TheJungleBook Colonel Hathi and his elephant squad]] make an appearance as Captain Kernel & company in "An Elephant Never Suspects", the Siamese Twins have look-alikes in ''LadyAndTheTramp'', and last but not least, there is Detective Donald Drake and his police dog Plato (DonaldDuck and Pluto).
* While dangling Dale over a tank of piranhas, Fat Cat sings, "[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} I've got some strings, ta tum tum tum...]]"
* Dale's ''MagnumPI'' Hawaiian shirt.
** And his alter-ego [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} RamDale]] in "Le Purrfect Crime".
* Speaking of Dale in "Le Purrfect Crime", the large coffee bean container on his back gives his gun, the Decaffeinator, not little resemblance to [[GatlingGood Old Painless]] from ''Film/{{Predator}}''. GeniusBonus: Early Gatling cannons were crank-operated, as is the Decaffeinator.
* The red dress Gadget wears as part of her FemmeFatale disguise makes her very reminiscent of [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit.]]
* "The S.S. Drainpipe" contains a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWtg-AiV8Rk#t=701s brief shout out to]] ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''.
-->'''Henchman of Rat Capone''': Hurry it up, Alvin.
-->'''Chip''': The name is Chip.
-->'''Henchman''': Whatever. You chipmunks all sound alike.
* Parts of "Chipwrecked Shipmunks" are quite reminiscent of Disney's rendition of ''TreasureIsland''.
* "Battle of the Bulge" contains a reference to "the most tip-top ''TopCat''".
-->'''Wart''': You're the most tip-top, Fat Cat!
* Flash the Wonder Dog from the eponymous episode may be a nod to Thunderbolt from ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''.
* The episode "Last Train to Cashville" is named after TheMonkees' song "Last Train to Clarksville".
* "Zipper Come Home" is based off of ''Franchise/{{Lassie}} Come Home''. See also TropeyComeHome, their common trope.
* The ''Lucitetania'' in "When You Fish Upon a Star" is a reference to the RMS ''Lusitania'', both of which sunk. Of course, the precious fish Moby Carp is named after Literature/MobyDick.
* In "They Shoot Dogs, Don't They?", Monterey Jack and Canina La Fur do an obvious ShoutOut to ''TheAfricanQueen'' on their boat. Canina's rival, Zsa Zsa Labrador, is a nod to Zsa Zsa Gabor.
* Both Chip and Dale try and fail to kiss Gadget at the end of "Gadget Goes Hawaiian" much like they did at the end of "[[ChipAndDale Two Chips and a Miss]]" (also known among fans as Episode Zero).
* Heinrich von Sugarbottom from "Chocolate Chips" is basically Oliver Hardy in lederhosen, a nod to Creator/LaurelAndHardy. Another one out of many is Dale's "Hey, what's the big idea?" Yet another one is the deep puddle in "Chipwrecked Shipmunks" into which Jolly Roger sinks much like Oliver Hardy.
* In the scene in "The Pied Piper Power Play" which infamously depicts Dale way out of character stupidity-wise, he mentions a certain Moonwalk Jackson, a reference to both MichaelJackson, his most famous dance move, the Moonwalk, and possibly also to his movie ''Moonwalker''. Furthermore, Dale says the case would be a thriller, referencing MichaelJackson's best-selling album.
* Aldrin Klordane, the BigBad from "To the Rescue", is likely to reference Mr. Jones from ''AnimalFarm''.
* Muscles, Errol's only henchman with a known name in "Love Is a Many Splintered Thing", is a ShoutOut to [[Film/{{Rocky}} Rocky Balboa]].
* The tunnel-digging mechanical dragon built by the two pandas in "An Elephant Never Suspects" might count as a (yet another) ShoutOut to ''Film/DrNo'' which features a truck made up to look like a scary, fire-breathing dragon commandeered by a Chinese BigBad.
* The ring from "Throw Mummy From the Train" is a reference to Music/TheBeatles' ''{{Help}}'' movie. The villain in the same episode, Wexler, is modeled after the ''Rescue Rangers'' staff member Ed Wexler. See the Norton Nimnul[=/=]Bruce Talkington connection above.
* "When Mice Were Men" references ''SevenSamurai'' and may also contain a musical ShoutOut to MilesDavis' ''Sketches of Spain''.
* "Song of the Night 'n Dale" is a ShoutOut to the Creator/HansChristianAndersen fairytale ''The Nightingale''; it also seems to reference ''The Cretan Bull'' from Creator/AgathaChristie's ''The Labours of Hercules''.
* "Ghost of a Chance" borrows a lot from the 1961 movie ''The Pit And The Pendulum'', based on a work by EdgarAllanPoe, especially the namesake death trap.
* Film/KingKong is referenced twice: once by giant Zipper climbing up a skyscraper while holding Nimnul in "Fake Me to Your Leader", and probably once more by the aforementioned gorilla Kookoo climbing up another high-rise building in "Gorilla My Dreams".
* In "The Case of the Cola Cult", the main plot plays out like the plot of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' (minus the heart-ripping of course) and the action scenes are similar.
* In one of the Police Headquarters scenes from "To the Rescue", you hear a police detective describing a burglary case thus [[Music/TheBeatles "She came in through the bathroom window and cracked the safe with a silver spoon"]]