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Many {{Fan Fic}}s use {{Shout Out}}s - to things within fandom, and to other works, because it's all JustForFun after all.

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!!FanFics with their own Subpages:
[[index]]
* ShoutOut/AceCombatEquestriaChronicles
* ShoutOut/AeonNatumEngel
** ShoutOut/AeonEntelechyEvangelion
* ShoutOut/AshesOfThePast
* ShoutOut/BoyScoutsOneHalf
* ShoutOut/TheCalvinverse
** ShoutOut/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries
* ShoutOut/ChildrenOfTime
* ShoutOut/TheChosenFour
* ShoutOut/{{Dangerverse}}
** ShoutOut/BeCareful
* ShoutOut/TheDysFUNctionalPirates
* ShoutOut/FairyTailReduxSalamandersTimeTravelingEscapades
* ShoutOut/ForGood
* ShoutOut/{{Forward}}
* ShoutOut/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut
* ShoutOut/HalkegeniaOnline
* ShoutOut/HarmonysWarriors
* ShoutOut/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality
* ShoutOut/{{Hoofstuck}}
* ShoutOut/KyonBigDamnHero
* ShoutOut/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami
* ShoutOut/TheLionKingAdventures
* ShoutOut/MassEffectHumanRevolution
* ShoutOut/MegaManReawakened
* ShoutOut/MobileFighterEvangelion
* ShoutOut/NatureStudies
* ShoutOut/NobodyDies
* ShoutOut/PastSinsMST
* ShoutOut/PonyPOVSeries
* ShoutOut/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K
* ShoutOut/SonicGenerationsFriendshipIsTimeless
* ShoutOut/SonicWorldAdventureRush
* ShoutOut/SoulChess
* ShoutOut/ToyHammer
* ShoutOut/TurnaboutStorm
* ShoutOut/TheWizardInTheShadows
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!!Other FanFics
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[[folder: ''Visual Novel/Ace Attorney'' ]]

* ''Webcomic/FrancisEquitasAceCasanovaAndAttorney'': An entire case was done as a shout out to ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''.
* ''Webcomic/KristophGavinAceAttorney'': Several of the individual comic's titles, such as ''[[MCHammer Hammer Time!]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons The J Stands For "Jay"]]'' and ''[[{{VideoGame/Portal}} Still Alive]]''.
* ''TurnaboutSubstitution'': Quite a few, including to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'' and ''{{VideoGame/Super Mario Bros|1}}''.

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[[folder: ''The Butterfly Effect'' ]]

* In ''TheButterflyEffect'' prequel fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3210906 The Butterfly Effect 0]]'', the head of the Sunnyvale Institution is [[Film/BackToTheFuture Dr. Emmett Von Braun]]

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[[folder: Cross Over ]]

* In ''FanFic/ADarkKnightOverSinCity'', when [[SinCity Dwight]] first sees Franchise/{{Batman}}, he says, [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder "It's the goddamn Batman."]]
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAtCamp'':
** The MouseTrap sequence in "Bringing Down the Mouse" is an homage to MouseHunt.
** In "Champion Charlie Brown," Lucy quotes a line from ''Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown''.
* ''Fanfic/ChaoticHarmony'':
** Knuckles mentions getting lost on [[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy Route 99]] instead of going down [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Route 280]].
** Both of Celestia's guards warn Twilight if she's caught hiding the visitors, she'll be sent... ''[[FriendshipIsMagicBitch to the moooooonnnnnn.]]''
** Combined with a stealthy TakeThat: Rarity mentions how [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Rubies and Sapphires]] are her favorites. To her, they're even better than [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver gold and silver]].
* In chapter 2 of ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7144846/2 Ed, Edd, 'n Pony]]'', as Eddy is showing Edd his horn, he calls him {{WebAnimation/Charlie|TheUnicorn}}.
** And don't even get me started about Ed reading ''{{FanFic/Cupcakes}}''...
* Chapter 1 of ''FanFic/EddwardWrightAceAttorney'' has Eddy playing a round of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' on his computer. Obviously, he's playing as the Scout.
** Chapter 2 contains a reference to ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange'' CourtroomEpisode. WordOfGod states he's attempting to make this a RunningGag.
** Since the story takes place after ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7861246 Port-Ed 2]]'', many references to the ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' series exist, such as [[spoiler:the Eds having [=ASHPDs=] in their possession.]] [[LateArrivalSpoiler This does, however, spoil the ending of the story they come from]] (it's not finished yet, by the way). WordOfGod states that Edd does have a CompanionCube and it will show up soon.
*** In addition, Eddy's portal gun has a button that disables both portals, like in ''VideoGame/PortalTheFlashVersion''.
** The following sequence in chapter 4 is (mostly) taken from ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' (original follows for reference):
--->'''Maya''': The trial's tomorrow... at 10:00.\\
'''Eddy''': What?! Ya mean "tomorrow" tomorrow?\\
'''Maya''': Yes. "Tomorrow" tomorrow.\\
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'''Phoenix''': When is the trial, anyway?\\
'''Twilight''': Oh... Tomorrow morning...\\
'''Phoenix''': TOMORROW MORNING!? As in "tomorrow" tomorrow?\\
'''Twilight''': Yup. "Tomorrow" tomorrow.
** In chapter 7 and chapter 8, when Eddy yells "Hold the phone!", [[http://fav.me/d57jwvo this vector image]] from ''{{WesternAnimation/Sheep in the Big City}}'' is added, as a reference to a RunningGag on that show. The second time this happens, [[BreakingTheFourthWall the author gets called on by Eddy.]]
** A mess-up of John's part in chapter 9 has him initially register the Floor Plans in the Court Record as "[[JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal EDD!PLAN BAG FUCK]]".
* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaPinkEyes'': Lonesome Pony makes passing references to [[Fanfic/FalloutEquestria The Stable Dweller]] and [[Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons Security]].
* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons'': In the later chapters makes an inference right back at Pink Eyes via an Enclave Main/SaturdayMorningCartoon commercial.
** and also has [[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicPinkiePie Pinkie Pie]] speak of a TimeyWimeyBall.
** and there is Security's "''[[StarWars We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?]]''".
*** as well as her [[GhostInTheShell ripping open a tank with her 'hands']]
* ''Fanfic/FriendshipContract'':
** [[spoiler:Naruto's cloud jutsu that allows him to create a small cloud [[Manga/DragonBall upon which he can fly]], which he trades to Sarutobi's ape summoning for a blank summoning scroll.]]
** Naruto covered Sasuke in glitter and stole his shirt, making him look like [[Literature/{{Twilight}} a vampire]].
** [[spoiler:And after Sasuke's Cursed Seal gets a Luna-made seal themed after the phases of the moon, Naruto ([[{{Troll}} jokingly]]?) tells him that unlocking the full power of the seal requires Sasuke to shout out "[[SailorMoon Moon Princess Power]]!"]]
** [[Webcomic/GirlGenius "For Science!"]]
** The [=CMCs=] suggested Naruto catch a [[Franchise/HarryPotter Cerberus and name it Fluffy, as well as keeping it in one of the corridors of the Ninja Academy]].
** Sweetie Belle manages to make [[Music/TenaciousD a song which was so amazingly awesome that the only thing left to remember it]] [[SignatureSong is a rough tribute to its glory]].
** [[Series/{{Batman}} na na na na na na na na]] [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents CATMAN!]]
** [[Film/TheTerminator There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.]]
** [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean "Why is the cider/rum gone?" / "If I wasn't this would probably never work."]]
** Ninjas vs Pirates, the age-old question.
** A [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]] is introduced into the Princess Gale films, acted out by Twilight Sparkle.
** Sasuke bemoans his horrid-looking hand-wings, wishing he’d grown some awesome black-feathered wings, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII or maybe just one]] [[LampshadeHanging even if it wouldn't be capable of doing anything useful]].
** [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Hydro Cannon! It’s not very effective…]]
** After [[spoiler: barely avoiding getting caught by Deidara's suicide explosion]], a disoriented Sasuke questions whether or not the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender resulting mushroom cloud is friendly]].
** Konohamaru is being trained by three young monkeys of the Monkey tribe: [[Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Wei, Wu, and Shu]]
* ''FanFic/FriendsOfASolarEmpire'': Several, mostly to ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'', such as Rainbow Dash's callsign (Starbuck), the Everfree Forest Cloudbase, which superficially resembles a squared off Cylon Basestar, and the use of the word "[[UnusualEuphemism frak]]".
** Equestria's Argonev starbase is called the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasztanka Kasztanka]]''.
* ''FanFic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind'':
** When the Emperor is taken by the Warp, he is described as [[{{Firefly}} A leaf seized by a summer wind]].
** Sequences in the Warp are based off of the Dreaming from FanFic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor.
** To relieve Luna of her boredom in Chapter 6, Celestia tells her a story about [[CiaphasCain a colt, his friend, and a nice mare from the Inquisition fighting against Genestealers]].
** The current commander of the royal guards is named [[DawnOfWar Steel Rain]]. He's... a bit ''too'' enthusiastic about Deep Striking Pegasi.
** Commander Icewind's reaction to being surrounded? [[ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid "Oh good; for a moment I thought we were in trouble."]]
** From the sequel ''The Warmistress of Equestria'', many of the Traitor Legionnaires are named after G1 villains (such as Scorpan, Hydia, Grogar...)
* In ''FanFic/LittleBlackDeathNote'', a ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'' crossover one of the names that Kira writes in the death note is "[[{{Manga/Naruto}} Uchiha Itachi]]."
* ''FanFic/MagicalPonyLyricalTwilight'': "[[MemeticMutation Confound those ponies]]".
** Bardiche's upgrade forms include two new Barrier Jackets: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike Form]] and [[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Astray Form]].
** Thanks to the ENTD System, Twilight and Fate have become [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn and Gundam Unicorn Banshee]] respectively.
** Luna calls [[spoiler:the Tome of the Night Sky's Master Program]] a [[Warhammer40K machine spirit.]]
* ''FanFic/MassEffectTheEquestrianEquation'': Pretty much the entire Equestria Facility is one big one to TheMatrix, complete with MechaMooks out in the physical world.
* ''FanFic/MyLittleAvengers'': When Pinkie is first explaining Thor's backstory to Big Mac, she starts by giving him the basic information with what appears to be a [[Series/DoctorWho psychic headbutt]].
** During the epilogue, when Twilight is sealing away Tirek, she does so with the "Chains of [[FanFic/TheElementsOfHarmonyAndTheSaviorOfWorlds Mag'ne]]".
** Gilda/The Juggernaut, during her fight with the Avengers, at one point shouts, "[[Film/XMenTheLastStand I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!]]"
** At the beginning of the story, Big Mac is shown reading what appears to be a pony version of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* ''Fanfic/MyLittleCastlevania'': The author was really going for one or two Shout Outs per chapter, and it shows:
** [[Literature/{{Cujo}} A small child is attacked by a St. Bernard that used to be such a sweet dog.]]
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda “It’s a secret to everypony.”]]
** Several lines are actually lyrics from different songs, ranging from [[TheEagles Hotel California]] to [[MichaelJackson Thriller]].
** A lot of Rose’s scenes have shout-outs to ''Fanfic/EyesWithoutAFace'', the author’s [[AuthorAppeal admitted most favorite MLP fanfic.]]
** [[Film/IronMan "Are they in a cave, WITH a box of scraps?"]]
** The words Twilight must say to a magic book in order to look up its contents? [[Franchise/EvilDead "Klatuu Verata Nikto."]]
** Twilight at one point mentions World 8 of ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Mare Sisters]]'' to describe [[ThatOneLevel doing something that's really hard.]]
* ''Fanfic/MyLittleDenarians'': In keeping with his canon status as a PopCulturedBadass, Dresden tosses lots of references into his dialogue and narration.
** Pinkie Pie will occasionally get in on the act, such as calling Discord [[Franchise/StarTrek Q]].
** One chapter name is "Single Rainbow All The Way Across The Sky".
** "Princess Celestia" eats a banana while subjecting [[spoiler: Fancypants]] to exile. This is a possible reference to the popular fan-animation FriendshipIsMagicBitch.
** "If we made a deal, it was just a matter of time before the Nickleheads’ [[Series/{{Firefly}} sudden but inevitable betrayal.]]"
** "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice … been fooled, [[Music/TheWho won’t get fooled again.]]"
** [[Creator/MontyPython “Give up the whole demon thing and take up lumberjacking – I’ve heard it’s a pretty lucrative career. Plus, you get to dress up in women’s clothing and hang around in bars.”]]
** [[Literature/AnimalFarm Four legs good, two legs better.]]
** [[Film/BackToTheFuture one-point-twenty-one jiggawatts]]
** [[Literature/HarryPotter Well, unless it was one of those evil magical journals that was really serving as a container for the soul of a legendary dark wizard. Wizards named Harry have a bit of a bad record with those.]]
** [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} “Since almost everypony thinks you’re dead, you should sing a song about how you’re still alive!" ... When she was a couple lines in and fully occupied with a strange little song about how she considered this a triumph and was making a note about how big a success it was...]]
** The Gatekeeper says that there's a "young and impetuous" Warden called Jenkins; Pinkie asks if he's [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Leeroy]], to which Rashid says that he's [[Franchise/MassEffect Richard.]]
*** “Ah, yes, ‘settling disagreements.’ I thought we had dismissed that claim.”
** “Yes, well sometimes we have to use what tools are at our disposal, not the ones we want."
** [[LooneyTunes “Be vewy, vewy quiet, .... “I’m hunting wabbit.”]]
** [[Film/{{Terminator}} “Doesn’t anyone watch the good old classics anymore?” I put on a very bad imitation of an Austrian accent. “‘I’ll be back.’ ‘Hasta la vista, baby.’ Anyone?”]]
** [[CSIMiami “Looks like Discord,” I paused for dramatic effect, “...just got stoned.” For some reason, that prompted Pinkie to scream "Yeeeeaaah!" and put on a pair of sunglasses.]]
* ''Fanfic/MyLittlePonyVs'': One of the mannequins animated by Esmeraude during the shopping mall fight does a brief [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] impression.
* ''FanFic/MystarasLittlePoniesFriendshipIsAdventuring'': A big one to PhineasAndFerb. {{Exp|y}}ies of Dr. Doofensmirtz, Vanessa, and Perry the Platypus appear during a dance party.
** The Ghostly Gang, [[VideoGame/PacMan two of which were Bonnie and Clyde, were forced to retire after being chased around a maze by a giant yellow beholder. Afterwards, they had 3 daughters who they named Inky, Blinky and Pinkie.]]
* ''FanFic/PaperMarioX'':
** [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] makes one to ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' in a conversation with {{Kirby}}.
** Link makes one to ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' in the beginning of Chapter 27 of the first story, when the group receives Skolar's Star Power.[[note]]Which is Star Storm, which is Poo's most powerful move.[[/note]]
** Link makes one to ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' in Chapter 17 of the second story, where he compares the Punies that are following the team to Olimar's Pikmin.[[note]]If you check the previously linked page, you'll see that that actually ''is'' a shout out to ''Pikmin'' in [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor the original game.]][[/note]]
** "Sheesh Mario, pull out an [[Franchise/FireEmblem Ike]] quote on us why don't you?"
** In chapter 45 of ''Super'', after Bowser calls Luigi "the guy in green", Luigi asks Bowser if he doesn't even remember his name. This is a reference to ''MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', where ''[[WhoIsThisGuyAgain nobody]]'' [[WhoIsThisGuyAgain remembers Luigi's name]].
** Bowser has an obsession with the phrase "[[Anime/DragonBallZ over 9000]]".
* Episode 1 of ''[[http://youtu.be/aSYtBqPZDGc Phoenix Wright: Speed Attorney]]'' contains references to other ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' crossovers, specifically ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'', ''[[http://youtu.be/7itpAVrpD-s Devil's Attorney]]'' and ''[[http://youtu.be/KUghlcqjh3I Phoenix Wright in the Mario World]]''. Phoenix brushes off the events of those fanfics as being AllJustADream due to too much coffee before bed, but Tails reminds him that they did, in fact, happen, as he brought a newspaper from Ponyville to remind Phoenix of the trial against Rainbow Dash.
* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/778634/chapters/1465835 Port-Ed]]'': [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Nazz]] claims that her cousin worked part-time at [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} Aperture Science]] and supposedly was also a test subject of the ASHPD. Despite what one review guessed, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4821436/ it's not Chell.]] (The author was glad the betareader of the story kept this shout out.)

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[[folder: ''Series/CSI'' ]]

* Fanfiction.net has a humorous Series/{{CSI}} fanfic in which Ray takes 'Morpheus' as an online username, a shout out to his ''Film/TheMatrix'' role.

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[[folder: ''Manga/Death Note'' ]]

* There are ''tons'' in a ''FanFic/ACureForLove'': Matt hums the ''StarWars'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzWSJG93P8 Imperial March]]" when [[BigBad Kira]] enters [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the meeting room.]] Also when Light gets a scar on one of their misadventures of getting shot at he grumbles in his InternalMonologue that it makes him look like ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Also in the [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me deleted scenes]] Mello compares Light to the ByronicHero Heathcliff of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and his FreudianExcuse [[FridgeBrilliance is similar in this ficverse.]] There's a stealth one with the OriginalCharacter V who has a [[ComicBook/VForVendetta vendetta]]. Also "[[Franchise/ResidentEvil Matt had just been spectacularly killed by a zombie riding a unicycle]]" and Near points out that [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings "One does not simply walk into Mordor."]] Also when Light confides in L about [[DealWithTheDevil his little problem]] and why he can't just quit: "Think of [[Theatre/DoctorFaustus Faust]], L. It's Faust on a shorter time scale." And [[spoiler: Light's ultimate scheme]] is a shout out to ''Film/ChildrenOfMen''.
* ''Fanfic/AllYouNeedIsLove'' is one to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' which is, naturally, also a TakeThat.
--> '''Light''': Those weapons of mass destruction are slippery little devils. I'm beginning to think that the notebook is secretly [[Literature/LordOfTheRings the one ring lacking both a dark overlord and a fiery Mount Doom in which to destroy it.]]
** And:
-->''For some reason Naomi found herself thinking of Film/TheGodfather, and the horse's head tossed into a bed. Except the horse's head was Matt's and it was Mello's leopard printed waterbed that was soaked in blood.''
** Naomi asks L why he thinks he's [[{{Franchise/Batman}} Batman]]. Also Mello seems to think he's Creator/SamuelLJackson.
* In ''Fanfic/KiraSweetheart'' there's a Shout Out to the [[AdvertisingCampaigns "Got Milk?"]] commercial, L dreams of TabletopGame/CandyLand, [[PerkyGoth Misa shops at Hot Topic]], "An Excellent Day For An Exorcism" is a quote from ''Film/TheExorcist'', Rem's line [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLgPNilXHM4 "The conversion has already begun"]] is a Shout Out to Music/{{Disturbed}}, L declares [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd "I am the law,"]], [[spoiler: L gets Ryuk]] hooked on ''VideoGame/EverQuest'', [[Series/{{House}} Dr. House]] is Light's attending physician, L pays for [[spoiler: Light's surgery]] with his [[Film/BatmanForever L-Credit Card]], Light and L watch ''Manga/BlackButler'', and the title of the last chapter, Sugarcoat, aside from being an IncrediblyLamePun was inspired by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU2gCAiDETM the song]] by Music/BreakingBenjamin. Also there's a couple of stealth ones: one to Film/TheGodfather ([[spoiler: even BadAss mafia hitmen know it's not fun getting stabbed in the hand]]). Another scene is inspired by an episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'' [[spoiler: where the doctor restricts the crew from eating their [[TrademarkFavoriteFood favorite foods]] and [[WholePlotReference they deal with it by trying to switch their plates around.]]]]
* In the [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] ''FanFic/MyStupidReality'' the first books Light read as a child that had any substance to them were ''[[EvilGeniusTrilogy Evil Genius]]'', ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', ''{{Matilda}}'', ''EndersGame'', and ''[[{{Literature/BattleRoyale}} Battle Royale]]''-this is what causes the canon divergence because after finishing this reading list young Light Yagami decides it might be more prudent to [[ObfuscatingStupidity hide his genius]]. Later when on the run [[FallenHero from L]], Light sets up a false trail for his pursuers that leads them [[{{Fargo}} through Minnesota to Fargo, North Dakota.]] There are also shout outs to ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''SuperMarioBros''.

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[[folder: ''Franchise/Digimon'' ]]

* The ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' includes several {{Shout Out}}s to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' such as this scene:
-->'''Gabrielle:''' '''''Anyway, it seems things are getting pretty messed up in the Eastern Quadrant. The Second already got her Omnivice.'''''
-->'''D.C:''' ''The second? The second Archangel?''
-->'''Gabrielle:''' '''''No, dummy, the second EVA pilot. Of course I mean the second Archangel!'''''
-->'''D.C''': ''[[LampshadeHanging You know, for someone who has been inside a glass tube for thirteen years, you certainly know your anime stuff.]]''

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[[folder: ''Series/Doctor Who'' ]]

* ''' EVERYTHING''' in the Series/DoctorWho webcomic SecondEmpire.
** Seriously, ''DO NOT'' play the TVTropesDrinkingGame if you plan on including all the {{ShoutOut}}s in this thing. It'll be very, ''very'' bad for your health.
*** How bad is it? The summary (Two Dalek Empires fight for the future of the Dalek race) is a ShoutOut to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance Of The Daleks]] and it just goes downhill from there.

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[[folder: ''Western Animation/Ed Edd N Eddy'' ]]

* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4821436/ Ed, Edd, Eddy n Edna]]'': [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons "Can't sleep, clowns will eat me,]] [[MadnessMantra Can't sleep, clowns will eat me,]] [[RuleOfThree Can't sleep, clowns will eat me,]] [[MemeticMutation Can't sleep, clowns will eat me."]]
** The story itself is full of shout outs to other works, usually due to AuthorAppeal. For instance, chapter 16 starts with [[OriginalCharacter Edna]] and May watching a Franchise/OnePiece movie and chapter 21 starts with the four Eds watching {{Wrestling/WWE}} Summerslam.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7614248/ The Ed Of The World]]'': Ed's theory of the moon getting out of orbit and striking Earth may be a reference to ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', though it may be just a coincidence.

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[[folder: ''Manga/Fullmetal Alchemist'' ]]

* ''The FanFic/ElementalChessTrilogy'' has a few, both in-universe and otherwise.
** In the first story, the three main characters sneak into beseiged Central City using a hot air balloon, which is a CallBack of sorts to the 2003 anime adaptation.
** Edward Elric's son is named Lucas, after Luke Triton from the ''ProfessorLayton'' games.
** The ''Brotherhood'' anime showed a photograph of Roy Mustang after the end of the series in which he has a mustache, for reasons unexplained. Many members of the fandom prefer to believe that, as the picture in question belonged to Ed, he had drawn the mustache onto it; this EpilepticTree is firmly planted in the fanfic.

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[[folder: ''Series/Glee'' ]]

* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6152050/1/Whose_Gay_Line_Is_It_Anyways Whose Gay Line Is It Anyway]], the {{Glee}} club plays a game of [[WhoseLineIsItAnyway Questions Only.]] Slash (and [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]]) ensues.
-->'''Puck:''' Do you come here often?
-->'''Kurt:''' Do you normally cruise an art gallery looking for fashionable and attractive men?

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[[folder: ''Franchise/Harry Potter'' ]]

* Arabella and Zsenya's epic fanfiction ''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/read.php?chapno=1&storyid=619 After the End]]'' contains a significant ShoutOut to an in-fandom joke: in the {{Shipping}} wars, the Good Ship Harry/Hermione had the iconic symbol of pumpkin pie. In ''After the End,'' (a fic that is ''very'' Ron/Hermione, based on a website that is strongly geared towards the same) Ron angrily tells his mother that [[TakeThat he hates pumpkin pie.]]
* A.L. de Sauveterre's ''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/read.php?storyid=191&chapno=1 Harry Potter and the Society of Orpheus and Bacchus]]'' pushes over into ReferenceOverdosed, which works with the fairly tongue-in-cheek tone of the story. A short sample:
** The prologue refers to a tapestry with the cast of ''Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' on it (with the implication that Harry may be descended from the Pevensies).
** Colin Creevey dressing up for Halloween as famed (Muggle) photographer Annie Liebovitz.
** Draco Malfoy is encouraged to read Creator/ErnestHemingway's ''DeathInTheAfternoon.''
** Literature/TheThreeMusketeers (all four of them) show up in paintings to give Ron love advice, and continue to pursue the now-vampiric [[FemmeFatale Milady]].
* In ''FanFic/TheJadedEyesSeries'' Harry/Tristan is friends with a werewolf OC named [[{{Wolverine}} Logan]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} the Gargoyles of Avalon.]] Also Tristan names his faerie familiar [[Literature/PeterPan Tinkerbell.]]
* In ''FanFic/TheLieIveLived'', a throwaway line has Harry saying, "Yeah, just call me 'Ambassador Potter', expert at foreign diplomacy and purveyor of international goodwill." This refers to one of author's other works [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2889350 Bungle in the Jungle]].
* In ''Fanfic/OhGodNotAgain'', there are several shout outs, including ones to ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', and ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''. What's most notable, though, is that at one point, this trope is lampshaded (along with everything else).
-->'''Snape:''' POTTER! Enough about your mythological creatures and your obscure Muggle literature!
* In ''Fanfic/TheOllivanderChildren'', by vifetoile, a certain theory of wandless magic is called Weatherwax magic (a shout-out to Literature/{{Discworld}}) and the {{Muggle}} character, Mark, makes frequent references to ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' and ''''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8106168/1/Weres-Harry Weres Harry?]]'' when the new Marauders are tasked with organizing the now "Tri-Tri-Wizard Tournament," they pattern the new tasks after the trials the Dread Pirate Roberts overcomes in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
* All chapter titles in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9776859/1/Blaze-Into-the-Inferno Blaze: Into the Inferno]]'' are literary references, mostly to Robert Frost poems.

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[[folder: ''His Dark Materials'' ]]

* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/35939 Like gold to ayery thinnesse beate]]'' has Will doubling over in laughter when [[spoiler: Lyra]] tells him she put a [[ChroniclesOfNarnia wardrobe over an opening to another world.]]

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[[folder: ''Video Game/Kingdom Hearts'' ]]


* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9518583/1/11-Drunk-Nobodies-Play-Slender 11 Drunk Nobodies Play Slender]] has a ton of them:

** [[WholePlotReferenceThe whole fic]] is a ShoutOut to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXwkfSmYkf4 11 Drunk Guys Play Slender]] and ''VideoGame/Slender'' in general.
** [[NotSoAboveItAll Saix]] is apparently obsessed with the game [[VideoGame/MiamiShark New York Shark.]]
** In their game of Rock-Paper-Scissors, Xaldin and Demyx call out [[Creator/ChuckNorris Chuck Norris]] and [[Franchise/StarTrek Mr. Spock]] respectively.
** Xaldin calls the random appearance of the author's friend's OriginalCharacter a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Big-Lipped Alligator Moment.]]
** Demyx refers to the ''Website/YouTube'' video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hddCpJ8MfVo "some guy yells at some cats"]] when Slender Man shows up for the first time: [[OhCrap "RUN! FLUCKING RUN! YAAAH!]]
** When Roxas is scared to play the game, Axel decides it's "time to go [[Anime/GhostStories Hajime Aoyama]] on his ass!" Roxas' crying is later compared to [[TheUnintelligible Keiichirou's.]]
** Luxord, who's too drunk to speak right, tells Roxas to "go [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Modder Wadfern 2 all over [Slender Man's] ass!"]]
** Axel sings, "Roasty toasty Slender, roasty toasty Slender!" like Nuka from ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''.
** After Xigbar calls Roxas "Rocky," Axel tries to sing the ''Franchise/Rocky'' theme music.
** A drunk Lexaeus screams [[LiveActionTV/DrakeAndJosh "COCK-A-DOODLE DOO, THE COW SAYS MOO!"]] when he gets a page.
** [[Main/TheIncredibleHulk "LEX SMASH!"]]
** It turns out that Zexion and Lexaeus are fans of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.''
** [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext When his daughter from the future shows up to say hello,]] Demyx insists that she much be confusing him for someone else, like [[WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia the Netherlands.]]
** Somehow, Future!Luxord got Demyx' daughter [[Series/DoctorWho stuck in the Time Vortex.]]
** When Zexion snaps and attacks Xigbar, Axel yells "WOOOOO! [[Franchise/Mortal Kombat MORTAL KOMBAT!"]] and Roxas tries to sing the theme song.
** To Larxene's annoyance, the boys reference ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' when Marluxia finds a giant rock.
** Marluxia jumps into Larxene's arms [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scooby Doo style] when he gets scared.
** Xigbar and Demyx have apparently watched ''Film/MeanGirls'': "Four for you, [[MistakenForPregnant Mama Axel]], you go, [[ItMakesSenseInContext Mama Axel!]] AndnoneforLarxyandMarMarbye!"
** [[Manga/SoulEater "ZEXION CHOP!"]]
** Demyx's DrunkSong is a variation on the ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' theme song.
--> '''Demyx''': Slender Man, Slender Man
Does whatever a Slender can
Can he swing, from a web?
I dunno, I'm way too drunk
Look out, he is the Slender Man

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[[folder: ''Literature/The Lord Of The Rings'' ]]

* In ''FanFic/MarksOfTime'', chapter 15, the characters watch two old films, ''Film/SomewhereInTime'' and ''Film/{{Titanic}}'', and make references to their plots.

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[[folder: ''Series/Merlin'' ]]

* ''Fanfic/TheStudentPrince'':
** Gwen compares riding the train to St. Andrews to being on [[Franchise/HarryPotter the Hogwarts Express]]. She doesn't realise [[WizardingSchool just how apt her comparison is]].
** After seeing Arthur's plane, Merlin asks, "[[Franchise/StarWars Can it make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?]]"

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[[folder: ''Western Animation/My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic'' ]]

* ''Fanfic/AHairyProblem'': A new pony in town, Sandalwood, is a deliberate AlternateUniverse version of DJ Martinez from ''[[Fanfic/AllAmericanGirl All-American Girl]]''.
** [[spoiler: Applejack's first werewolf transformation is largely based on the famous sequence in [[Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon An American Werewolf in London]] with some changes due to her being a pony]]
** The latest book in the Daring Do novel series is ''Daring Do and the [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Philosopher's Legacy]]''
** The three main characters of ''The Golden Armor'' make a brief appearance in a restaurant setting, and later end up [[spoiler:saving Applejack from making a bad situation worse]] where one of the trio is thanked by name.
* ''FanFic/AllAmericanGirl'':
** "Wrote lots of books and spells, head of the mage guild, Princess Celestia’s protor…[[VideoGame/{{Starcraft}} protoss]]…personal apprentice!"
** One of the worlds' most popular movie series is ''FanFic/ArddunLleuad''.
** "Well, my parents were both military, and my mom has a small armory she keeps around the house for weapons reference for her artwork, so yeah, I know how to shoot. Learned on Dad’s [[Anime/{{GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex}} Seburo M5 9mm]]."
*** The title of the sidestory anthology -- ''Be Human'' -- is a reference to one of the ScottMatthew songs from SAC, and in universe it's DJ's favorite song, for [[PinocchioSyndrome obvious reasons]].
** When a young Mike asks his sister for advice in dating DJ -- an alien -- his sister questions whether or not he'll wake up one day with DJ talking about [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic ‘yellow perpendicular with making blue bisector’]].
*** Funnily enough, years later one of DJ's favorite games is shown to be a future version of ''Star Wars: The Old Republic''.
** To continue the StarWars references, when Cadance asks Lyra on advice for childrearing, Lyra makes light of how things have changed between former foalsitter and foalsat:
-->'''Lyra:''' “Just don’t expect me to do the whole Darth Vader thing.”
-->'''Cadance:''' “Darth…Vader?”
-->'''Lyra:''' “''Star Wars'' reference – hubby’s a big fan of those old movies. ‘When I left you, I was but the learner; now ''I'' am the master.’”
** During a Halloween party, Erica dresses up as the assassin Ambika from ''[[{{Webcomic/ClaudeAndMonet}} Claude & Monet]].''
** In chapter 11 the Changelings get "educated" on the difference between [[Series/StargateSG1 tacics meant for terror]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_ps9iMH1N4 tactics meant for war]] by the Belgian special forces.
*** The start of chapter 6 shows several characters travelling through a portal from Earth to Equestria, and it's described as very similar to a Stargate.
** Derpy's otherdimensional-sensing device is known as the {{Music/Stereolab}}.
*** For that matter, she boards an airship called the ''Serene Velocity'', also the name of a Stereolab album.
** Somebody claims that mystery girl Subaru may be a student at [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Furinkan High School]] in Nerima.
*** For that matter, Tsubasa and her fellow students attend Tamagawa Mikami High School [[note]]better known as the school attended by Sakura Kasugano of VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha fame[[/note]].
** One original character is named [[CocteauTwins Tiny Dynamine]] and her unusual magic aura resembles butterflies.
** Combined with a lovely TakeThat in the following line:
-->'''Discord:''' "Would you care for a cupcake? Never cared for them myself. [[{{Fanfic/Cupcakes}} Too bloody]]."
* ''FanFic/AMinorVariation'':
** Rarity's [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} introduction to Discord]].
-->'''Rarity''': Discord, the Spirit of Disharmony? Good evening, my name is Rarity Bell. As a member of the country and world of Equestria, I ask you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin, or to the next convenient parallel dimension.
** When Rarity mentions how Nightmare Moon was banished to the moon, Jackie wants he to clarify whether she was imprisoned IN the moon, or having adventures on the surface [[{{Moonstuck}} in the form of an adorable filly]].
** One of Fluttershy's Omega Flight classmates is named [[TheWizardOfOz Dorothy Gale]], who ends up carried off by a tornado to a faraway land.
* ''{{FanFic/Anthropology}}'':
** When Lyra first meets Nathan, he's wearing a shirt with the word [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} Aperture]] on it.
** Chapter 29 contains a reference to TayZonday's popular song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTZ2xpQwpA Chocolate Rain]]''.
* ''FanFic/TheFirstStepsOfTheRestOfYourLife'': [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Hydro Pump]].
* ''FanFic/FriendshipIsMagicTheAdventuresOfSpike'':
** "[[Film/{{Zombieland}} It was time to buck up or shut up]]."
** After an upset Twilight goes to confront Shining Armor over not telling her about the wedding 'til last minute, Spike wonders if she sent him to a [[Fanfic/OnACrossAndArrow gender-flipped alternate universe]].
** The last three chapters of the "Canterlot Wedding" arc are listed under the name "[[Series/DoctorWho When A Good Dragon Goes To War]]". For bonus points, the Doctor himself cameos.
** The apparent code phrase to magically grow Spike's temporary wings is "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly_Me_To_The_Moon Fly Me To the Moon]]".
** The first arc after Spike starts WalkingTheEarth is called "[[Film/LawrenceOfArabia Spike of (Saddle) Arabia]]".
* ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsMagicDiscordDidIt'':
** "I'll just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKrtbUinWOU kill them with my awesome.]]"
** Velvet refers to a dream about pink elephants and [[Franchise/WinniethePooh honey-stealing weasels.]]
** The "Grab onto our tongues!" scene from ''CharlieTheUnicorn'' is referenced at one point.
* ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsOptimalTheLawOfficesOfArtemisStellaAndBeat'': To ''Webcomic/HeavenlyNostrils'', which inspired Vibrant's MajorGeneralSong.
* ''FanFic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'':
** During an argument with Rarity, Applejack comments that "[[FanFic/AhAintGotNoAckcent Ah ain't got no accent!]]" In fact, the entire subplot going on there appears to be based on that fic.
** Checker Monarch appears to be based on [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula]], a perfectionist ManipulativeBitch {{Chessmaster}} who is jealous of a younger sibling whom she bullies and has an overbearing father. Moreover, both characters are deeply insecure beneath all their arrogance.
** Trixie is apparently a big fan of the ''[[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Trotter]]'' novels.
** Several {{Shout Out}}s to the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' were included due to the author being friends with Alexwarlorn.
** The charity play Trixie puts on with help from her friends [[spoiler: and Princess Luna]] is "Rescue at Midnight Castle", the original G1 ''MyLittlePony'' special.
*** She later tells the story of [[MyLittlePonyAndFriends Grogar]] to the Cake Twins. [[spoiler:Both of those stories are used by Trixie to defeat Checker in her final dream attack.]]
** Ditzy, when talking about [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup how she accidentally wrecked city hall with her flank]], says that isn't the only time it's happened, and starts to recount [[AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAndAssistant another time it's happened]] until she remembers the Doctor told her not to tell anyone about it.
** While travelling through the Everfree Forest, the Cutie Mark Crusaders realize their path will go past Zecora's hut. Scootaloo suggests a path leading off the one to Zecora's hut, [[VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks but Apple Bloom quickly shuts down that idea after remembering where it goes]].
** Pinkie Pie doesn't make Fanfic/{{cupcakes}} where audiences can see anymore, and angrily mutters about wanting to sue someone for defamation of character.
** In chapter 11, Applejack mentions a time Twilight messed up a spell and sent the six of them to a [[FanFic/OnACrossAndArrow gender-flipped alternate universe]].
** Chapter 12 takes some references to ''{{Persona 4}}'' [[spoiler:including Checker's OneWingedAngel transformation into an Ursa Major referencing the Shadows' transformations.]]
** Pinkie's dream [[spoiler:(confrontation with Checker)]] in chapter 12 contains references to both ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' and [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Wile E. Coyote]].
* ''FanFic/TheGodSquad'': To the various properties that the squad comes across in its travels.
* ''{{FanFic/Hands}}'': All the time, though no one ever gets Andrew's references.
** [[spoiler:The two people onboard the Enterprise whose iPhone Andrew and Twilight discover are named after the main characters from VideoGame/DeadSpace.]]
* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'': To ''Film/SherlockHolmes''. For a while, the duel between Twilight and [[spoiler:Esteem]] plays out just like the one between Holmes and Moriarty in ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]''.
--> ''His advantage: Experience. [[spoiler:Our advantages]]: Power. Mobility.''
** During that same fight with [[spoiler:Esteem]], Twilight makes one to the famous tank chase from ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'':
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' [[BadassBoast Where have you run to now? Nothing can save you from me,]] [[spoiler:[[BadassBoast Esteem]]]]! [[BadassBoast Not ponies! Not puppets! Not gods!]]
** And to ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'':
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' How do you feel?
-->'''Princess Luna,[[spoiler: newly infused with Terra's magic]]:''' Taller.
** Titan is [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 ASSUMING CONTROL OF THIS FORM]].
*** [[spoiler:Twilight's]] Godslayer spell is more or less a magical version of the Thanix cannon. Later versions even use the same combination of elements as the Normandy's main gun.
** Rarity and Esteem have a conversation taken almost word for word from TheEmpireStrikesBack:
-->'''Esteem:''' “It is useless to resist! Don’t let yourself be destroyed as your mother did!”
** Nihilus' name is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Darth Nihilus]].
* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': Queen!Twilight's [[CompellingVoice mind control spell]] is very similar to a [[CodeGeass Geass]]. In fact, her statement when shutting down Cadence's magic -- "Never use magic again!" -- is very similar to Lelouch's "Never speak again!" moment with Mao. Lezard even refers to this ability as "the Power of the Queen", and his explanation of how it works sounds very similar to the mechanics of Lelouch's Geass.
** When Applejack finally gets a chance to confront Queen!Twilight, the latter states "[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Element of Honesty... Come to die.]]"
*** When Apple Bloom meets with [[spoiler:Trixie in the afterlife]], it plays out similar to a scene between Harry and [[spoiler:Dumbledore]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]]''.
** When Lezard brings up reincarnation and its implied EternalRecurrence, the phrase "[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined All this has has happened before, and all this may happen again]]" comes up.
* ''FanFic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor'': The title is one (of ''many'') to ''''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
** When Rainbow Dash [[spoiler:first uses the lightning powers she learns from the pronghorns]], she says [[Film/{{Serenity}} "I am a leaf on the wind."]]
*** Even better, her mentor [[spoiler:who had also been taught by the pronghorns]] was called ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Though this may just be a coincidence, given that her mentor is an {{expy}} of a past-gen pony by that name.
** Dragons are apparently from [[TheKingInYellow Carcosa.]]
* ''FanFic/KnightsOfEquestria'': There's quite a few Series/DoctorWho references spread throughout both stories... [[JustifiedTrope which is a given]] since the Doctor is a character in both.
* ''Fanfic/LettersFromADisgruntledFriendshipStudent'': [[JeffDunham "Once you go Purple, you never go back!"]]
** [[MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries "I encouraged her to get professional help for her addiction, but she just left all huffy, claiming she could quit anytime she wanted."]]
*** Though unintentional, Twilight's demeanor throughout this series is nearly identical to her "Mentally Advanced" persona, especially in the cynicism department. The only thing that really distinguishes the two parodies in tone is that Mentally Advanced Twilight would be too terrified of Celestia to back-talk her like Disgruntled Twilight does.
** "If Trixie ever comes back, I'm gonna get her in bed with me, just to show her that I'm better than her physically, mentally, and sexually. [[RedVsBlue Three points, you dirty whore.]]"
** [[BlazingSaddles "So the next plan was to make an exact copy of Ponyville. Every building, every store front, every rock and every tree, right down to the orange roof on Howard Hooves' outhouse. And we actually managed to do it. But then when I realized that you were already on your way, we were going to need a little more time. I raced out with my friends to try and build a hilariously out-of-place toll booth to slow you down even more."]]
** There's a lot of references to ''FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' throughout the series.
*** "Rainbow Dash's weather team got a tornado going and flung all the snow over to the next town, so it's Molestia's problem now."
*** "Rainbow tried to set a record for the most ball bounces off her head. And this is a seriously freaking amazing ball. You have got to check it out sometime."
*** Also, references to Rarity's giant hats, the song "Princess of the Night", etc.
** [[FanFic/RainbowFactory "Two: I've gathered further evidence that Pinkie is turning into a carnivore. I mean, she tasted the rainbow pools, and everypony knows how the rainbows are made."]]
** To MarioKart: "I heard if you paint it red it'll home in on the closest pony, and if you paint it blue and put spikes on it, it'll automatically home in on the pony that is succeeding the most in life."
** Twilight comments that "[[Film/ReignOfFire dragons are supposed to have great vision during the day, and even better vision at night]]."
** Twilight suggests that if Fluttershy really wants to get out of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy hurricane duty]], she should just tell everypony she has [[Franchise/ResidentEvil the T-Virus]].
* ''FanFic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'': Perhaps unsurprisingly given one of the author's [[Fanfic/MyLittleDenarians other works]] there are one or two references to ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
** Cloudkicker also makes reference to a spell called FanFic/BackgroundPony, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin makes everyone else nearby ignore you.]]
* ''FanFic/TheLightInTheDarkness'': Pinkie Pie is a fan of the MarxBrothers.
* ''{{Fanfic/Magnetism}}'': To ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', after Rainbow successfully makes cereal. The line before is a shout out to an episode of ''TheSimpsons'' where Homer makes cereal and it catches fire.
* ''FanFic/TheManySecretOriginsOfScootaloo'': The entire premise of the story is to insert Scootaloo into different origin stories.
** Two of the latest chapters have seen FriendshipIsWitchcraft and FanFic/OnACrossAndArrow referenced.
** Spike's story is a mash-up of elements from ''Film/JamesBond, BurnNotice'', and ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''.
** The author apparently loves Animaniacs, as Cadence's chapter featured 'mini mares' who find Princess Scootaloo, three of whom are named Yakko, Wakko and Dot. Later, in Discord's chapter, the chaos god opens with his version of TheMuppetShow theme.
** According to Snips and Snails, Scootaloo is a [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer vampire slayer]], with Twilight as her Watcher, the rest of the CMC as her team, and Angel Bunny as her vampire lover. Spike, who is the audience while Twilight is getting much-needed reprieve from the madness, is less than enthused to be cast as the villain.
** Rainbow Dash combines ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' with ''TheIncredibleHulk''.
** Zecora borrows material from DrSeuss.
** In the intro, brfore the origin stories start, there is a reference to the CMC summoning a "winged squid creature" while trying to be witches. The context seems to imply it was [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]].
** A nasty rumor involving Pinkie Pie's cupcakes is mentioned, then subverted when Twilight reveals it's [[{{FanFic/Cupcakes}} not what we think]]... [[spoiler:The rumor was actually that Pinkie used [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous artificial sweeteners.]]]]
* ''FanFic/MemoriesOfDaysLongPast'': Pinkie provides most of these; in the prologue, upon hearing the setup, she directly references ''{{Inception}}'', then asks if [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed their ancestors were assassins]].
** Skyline's griffon friend is named [[Manga/BlackLagoon Revy]].
** [[{{FanFic/Progress}} Luna has an Abacus named Abacus.]]
** [[spoiler:One of the Summer Triangle ponies is named [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Altair]].]]
** [[spoiler:Vega talks to midnight in [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi the golden land]].]]
* ''{{FanFic/Mendacity}}'': One of the... things... that Bon Bon sees when she almost passes into Faerie appears to be a ponyfied [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]].
** The faerie homeland of [[TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog Tir na Nog?]]
*** Nope, that's a reference to real-world mythology.
* ''FanFic/MidnightGreen'': During Midnight's DynamicEntry into Ponyville, he screams "[[WorldOfWarcraft LEEEEROOOOOOOOOY]] [[LeeroyJenkinsVideo JEEEENKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINS!!!!!]]"
** Midnight later sings music by the BarenakedLadies and Music/{{Voltaire}}.
* ''{{Fanfic/Miscellaneous}}'':
** The beginning of chapter 4 appears to be a reference to Film/TheHangover. Quill wakes up with no memory of what happened the night before, wonders where Filter is, and proceeds to find him on the roof of Sugarcube Corner.
** When [[spoiler:Filter reveals that he has two hearts]], he [[Series/DoctorWho wonders if that has been used before]].
** ''Dual Image'' might as well be renamed "The Series/DoctorWho ShoutOut Chapter". Not only do Quill and Filter quote the Doctor various times, [[spoiler:the scene where Filter, powered up by King Sombra, completely overpowers Trixie and forces her to surrender before forgiving her is taken straight from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E13LastOfTheTimeLords Last of the Time Lords]]".]]
* ''FanFic/MLPTheGamesWePlay'': To various [[MemeticMutation memes]] in the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLP]] fandom, including cameos from [[EnsembleDarkhorse Derpy Hooves]], [[SomethingElseAlsoRises wingboners]] as plot points, "I emptied your fridge", and etc.
** [[CharlieTheUnicorn "We gotta be sneaky, Dashie! Sneaky!"]]
* ''FanFic/TheMonsterMash'':
** Count Drache in ''Rarity: Blood and Water'' is one to {{Dracula}}.
** Ultradash in ''Rainbow Dash: The Big Battle'' is one to Series/{{Ultraman}}.
** Pinkie's reference to pod ponies in ''Applejack: One of the Herd'' is likely a ShoutOut to ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
* ''FanFic/MyLittleMagesTheNightmaresReturn'': To Creator/LaurenFaust's other works; the first mages were apparently the WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls, and the first Church of Faust was founded by [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Mac and Bloo]].
** In chapter one, when Twilight complains about having to use the ''Charon'', Celestia suggests the ''[[GilligansIsland Minnow]]''. Twilight changes her mind.
** Pinkie Pie mentions that Magiville's haunted house was actually just [[ScoobyDoo Old Man Jenkins in a bedsheet.]]
** Twilight uses [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Raven's]] incantation in one chapter.
** "[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Honk honk, mother hubbard!]]"
** During [[spoiler:Pinkie's fight with the Grand Master, she uppercuts him while shouting something that sounds like '[[Franchise/StreetFighter Shower You Can]]'.]]
* ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn'': Frequent, to the point of near-{{Plagiarism}}. The scene of the Grand Ruler dancing and doing hopscotch is inspired by a sketch from ''TodaysSpecial''.
** Replacement villain Serpent-Terror was named after a mecha from ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' before the author changed his name to Serpent-Tyrant.
** The general plot of Titan's return and the way the heroes face him of shows parallels to the first episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
** Inquirius is named after the species/homeplanet of the unnerving mentor of ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''.
** The author admitted that the Uniforce is inspired from another DeusExMachina from ''{{Medabots}}'', combined with [[Anime/YuGiOh Exodia's power]].
** The Uniforce is basically [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda the Triforce]].
** Most of the songs were lifted from other sources, including TodaysSpecial and ShiningTimeStation. He does cite where they came from, narrowly avoiding {{Plagiarism}}.
** The sequence in the third fanfic where the team goes to "Brogan" is heavily inspired by ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie''.
* ''{{FanFic/The Non-Bronyverse}}'': TD's lectures to the [[FunWithAcronyms DORKS]] on the history of the Human race are entirely composed of references to everything from ''Film/StarWars'' to ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}''.
** During TD's shift at Sugarcube Corner, [[Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}} Pinkie gives him a cupcake before leading him down to the basement where he collapses]]. It turns out to be a hay allergy.
** [[Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony Cloud Kicker]] appears at the Gala in her EthicalSlut mode.
** TD mentions that he's from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeley,_Colorado a backwater town]] that has been so cleverly dubbed [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark 'The Opposite of Hawaii' by a certain popular cutout animation show.]]"
* ''FanFic/OfMaresAndMagic'': Sprinkled throughout, including;
** [[spoiler:Sea Pony Lyra makes an appearance.]]
** [[spoiler:At one point, Trixie ends up heading into the Everfree Forest to find the CMC, and stumbles upon [[VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks a certain village]].]]
* ''FanFic/OnACrossAndArrow'': Pinkie Pie suggests space as the Mane 6 hiding spot. For a moment, she turns into [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} the Space Core]] whilst doing so.
** Rainbow Dash's new trick is the "Double Rainboom".
** There are also a few allusions to fandom memes, such as Rainbow Dash getting a [[SomethingElseAlsoRises wingboner]] on seeing [[ShipTease Berry Bubble]].
** An interesting one, but Applejack refers to a certain tan pony as [[Fanfic/TimeLordsAndTerror "the Professor"]].
*** [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Also, PKE energy is mentioned]].
*** Later, ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAdventures'' short: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afEQzEizgSY ''Doctor Whooves In: Crossed Wires'']], the female counterpart to the Doctor is called "The Professor." ''On A Cross And Arrow'' was noted as one of the influences in the short's creation, per WordOfGod.
** Speaking of fan fic nods, Twilight mentions a universe where [[FanFic/AWorldWithoutRainbows Rainbow Dash DIDN'T pull off the Sonic Rainboom]] while explaining the concept of alternate universes to her friends.
** Twilight remarks at one point that Rarity's powers of observation would have made her a great detective, a possible reference to the SherlockHolmes FusionFic [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-study-in-rainbows.html A Study in Rainbows]].
** "Well, speak o' [[MyLittlePonyTheMovie th' smooze]]."
* ''Fanfic/OnAWhisperOfWind'': A magician named [[GenderFlip Presto]]? Seems [[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons familiar]]...
* ''FanFic/OurFirstSteps'': Apart from shout outs to movies like ''Film/TheRightStuff'' and ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'', there are numerous allusions to various works on the subject and to the American and Soviet space programs.
* ''FanFic/PagesOfHarmony'': During Rainbow Dash's {{Mind Rape}} torture, [[spoiler:the story slightly mentions both ''FanFic/RainbowFactory'' and ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'', two other well-known gorefics. While ''Cupcakes'' is only slightly alluded to with Pinkie in one of Rainbow's MindRape visions threatening to hack her wings off, the Rainbow Factory mention is quite blatant... and it makes everything much worse]].
** In a non-MLP example, Pinkie's gesture language and Rainbow Dash's interpretation of it is an reference to Literature/HarounAndTheSeaOfStories, when Mudra the Shadow Warrior communicates to the Storyteller Rashid in this manner.
* ''FanFic/ThePartyNeverEnded'': Star Catcher is the name of a G3 pegasus pony.
** Rainbow Dash mentions the "Swayback Mountains" at one point. This is a nod to a previous Applejack/Rarity fan fic Butterscotch Sundae wrote.
** Chapter 11 opens up with what can only be described as a TakeThat parody of ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}'', and later, ''Rocket To Insanity''. [[spoiler:Made awesome by the fact that it's Nightmare's MindRape...which Pinkie subverts by ''lucid dreaming''.]]
* ''FanFic/PartyOfNone'': A reference to ''{{Fanfic/Cupcakes}}'' is made when Rainbow Dash is hesitant to accept a cake from Pinkie Pie, fearing it may have been drugged or poisoned. [[spoiler:It’s safe, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking but Pinkie thinks it’s her worst batch ever]]]].
* ''FanFic/PastSins'': At the end of chapter 13, Pinkie Pie's saying "Who's going to make the cake when I'm gone?" is a shout out to one of [=GLaDOS=]'s lines near the end of the original VideoGame/{{Portal}}.
** In chapter 18, [[spoiler: Nyx/Nightmare Moon deals with a [[TheUsualAdversaries scorpio]] by [[SuperMario64 grabbing its tail, swinging it in circles, and throwing it]] towards the Everfree Forest]].
* ''{{FanFic/Pattycakes}}'': The beginning of ''Part One'' is one of ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'', which also began with Dash having a good day.
** Dash falls under the effects of Instant Sedation and wakes up tied to a table.
** Fluttershy calls for Pinkie to bring cupcakes in one ending of ''Part Two''.
** The song Fluttershy sings is based directly off [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Want You Gone]].
** The foalmula is described as [[PrincessBride odorless, colorless, and tasteless]].
* ''Fanfic/PinkPersonalHellAndAlteringFate'': The style of narrative is a ShoutOut to ''HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'' by HarukiMurakami. The term "Altering Fate" is a shout-out to VisionOfEscaflowne.
** The ''Escaflowne'' shout-outs continue when he assumes [[AxCrazy Dilandau]] is going to tackle him.
** Pinkie Pie says "Laughter is the very best medicine". Dominic responds with, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic "I'll remember that when my appendix bursts next week."]]
** [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Must...control...fist of death]].
** Gummy's biting onto Dominic is a ShoutOut to ''FoxTrot'', specifically the part where he tells Gummy to let go and then Gummy simply substitutes his finger for his nose.
* ''Fanfic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': When Blair enters Luna's room at the beginning of the story, he sees she has an [[Fanfic/{{Progress}} abacus]].
** Rarity's morning activities in Chapter 7 include a reference to Lyra's endeavors in ''FanFic/BackgroundPony.''
-->"Rarity worked all throughout the morning, only stopping briefly to enchant a soundstone for a mint-green unicorn wearing a gray hoodie. After finishing that, she continued to work on the necklace."
** Celestia's response to whether she'd taught Twilight any offensive magic in Chapter 17 is a nod to ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame.'' Also a bit of a TakeThat to the plot.
-->““If she does, she didn’t learn it from me.” Celestia adjusted one last feather and looked up at Luna. “We covered a few theories on why certain spells have been declared forbidden, but it’s not like I was prepping her for war. The next thing I’m going to hear you say is that I was secretly turning her into a brilliant military strategist so that she’d rise up and become the ultimate weapon.”
-->Luna rolled her eyes. “Now that’s just absurd.”
** "Rarity" asks Grovi about an artifact from ''FanFic/TheFlightOfTheAlicorn'' while they're walking into Canterlot Castle in Chapter 21, and an airship by the name of 'Fancy Free' is seen from a distance in Chapter 27.
--> "Is it true that Princess Celestia keeps the Heavenstone from the Pre-Discordian Era in the Royal Vaults?"
** Blair responds to Piro's needling about [[spoiler: Libra's actions]] in Chapter 25 with a line similar to one uttered by Gordon in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'':
-->"Celestia forbid you actually have to make a hard decision by yourself, Piro. Be grateful you've somepony to plunge their hooves into the filth for you."
** Norric grew up in [[FanFic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor Gildesdale]].
** Zemblani and Elo's pre-duel banter in Chapter 19 references the famous exchange between [[Literature/{{PeterPan}} Peter Pan and Captain Hook]]:
--->“I suppose we can do this your way, [[spoiler: little clone]],” Zemblani said. "Prepare to meet 'thy' doom!"
--->“Dark and sinister mare,” Elo answered. “Have at thee.”
*** Speaking of Elo, he was the result of an affair between members of rival families [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Mont'hequ and Gallopulet]].
** Applejack's group visits the town of [[Series/DoctorWho Gallopfrey, whose ecology causes red grass and silver-leafed trees]].
*** That same chapter has a cameo by the title character of the MLP fic "Echo the Diamond Dog".
** Pilgrim/Pupa's story is based on the MLP fic "The Three Sisters", with some minor modifications. (And permission from the author.)
* {{FanFic/Progress}}:
** The scene in "Luna vs Baseball" where Grey Marex steps up to bat features a subtle reference to "Casey at the Bat"
** Also in that chapter, when Applejack doesn't recognize her until after her glasses are broken, she asks, "[[Comicbook/{{Superman}} How could you be fooled by a pair of glasses?"]]
** Also in that chapter, Luna's "TO THE MOON" imagine spot is likely one to [[FriendshipIsMagicBitch a certain fan video]].
** Luna's speech when getting a room with Sundance in "Luna vs. Lodging 1" is extremely reminiscent of when [[Series/DoctorWho The]] [[TheNthDoctor 11th]] [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] was getting a flat in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger."]]
*** The scene at the Baseball game where she attempts to give a badass boast in response to a simple statement of team pride is also based on that same episode.
** One of the stallions Hoyden suggests as a possible boyfriend for Luna is named Thistle, [[TheEeyore is rather depressed]], [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh and lives in a tent made of sticks]].
** In "Luna vs Ponyville, Part 1: Television", where the first show that Luna watches on Pinkie's television is a pony version of MisterRogersNeighborhood, and after changing the channel and trying to find it, she apparently stumbles across a horror movie known as FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}.
** In "Luna vs Ponyville, Part 2", Luna finds a copy of the pony equivalent of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', which is apparently a good deal... racier.
** Also, "[[PiratesOfTheCaribbean AHA! Gentlecolts! You will always remember this as the day you almost caught Captain]] [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/ Sethisto-!]]"
** Also Hoyden's cutie mark, which is [[Series/{{Jackass}} a skull with a pair of crutches]]. His job is testing very dangerous safety equipment.
** [[Film/{{Patton}} Angel has read Luna's book.]]
** "Luna vs. Ponyville, Part 7" features Luna breaking up a fight between [[Film/KingKong a giant ape and a T. Rex]].
** In the same chapter, Luna's BadassBoast to said giant ape and T. Rex is similar to one done by the [[Series/DoctorWho Eleventh Doctor]] in his first episode.
** The Rex monster is a nod to Rex from the original ''MyLittlePony'' cartoon's second TV special.
** Also in the same chapter, the Cutie Mark Crusaders crash to the rescue in a [[AngelsPose familiar pose.]]
** At the end of "Luna versus The Heat", Celestia does the infamous [[CSIMiami Horatio Caine]] GlassesPull.
** Apparently, Priness Celestia mothered a whole group of famous horses, as she explains to Luna in "Luna Versus the Facts of Life." Where to begin? Let's see, Starchild, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Shadowfax]], [[SonOfNeptune Arion]], [[KingArthur Hengroen]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Epona]], [[PecosBill Widow Maker]]...
** In "Luna vs. Storytelling", the old movie Sundance is watching is a pony version of ''ItHappenedOneNight''. There are also references made to ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'', [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamarena]], and [[MyLittlePony the Smooze]].
** "Luna vs Ponyville 9" gets a massive one for TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}... by Pinkie Pie's parents, who bust out heavy weapons and shout about exterminating "xenos" in the name of God-Queen Celestia when they think their farm house is under attack by dragons. [[ItRunsInTheFamily Apparently]], [[FascinatingEyebrow it runs in the family.]]
** In "Ponies in Space 2", we meet pony versions of [[Series/MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman]]. Also, Luna's description of the God-Alpha of the Diamond Dogs sounds a lot like [[MyLittlePony Crunch the Rock Dog]], and after Blueblood gets scared out of joining the program, Luna quotes [[Videogame/{{Portal}} Still Alive]].
** In "Ponies in Space 3", Cherilee's tour group gets caught in "Situation 18", a training scenario that involves the possibility of [[Film/{{Apollo 18}} hostile, crab-like aliens on the moon.]]
*** In addition, Luna mentions her plan for a fusion-driven starship to deal with [[StarFox killer space monkeys]] and [[KnownSpace killer space tigers]], the latter of which they'd teach a [[WeaponizedExhaust lesson with their fusion drives...]]
** "Luna vs. The Dreamlands 2" has a lot of shoutouts to ''{{Inception}}'', primarily in the accelerated time the deeper you go into the Dreamlands and the abrupt transitions between dreams.
** In "Ponies in Space 4", Sundance brings up the possibility of teleporting rockets around the launch pad, and Luna replies that they're not going to try that [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life2}} "after what happened with the cat."]] Also, Rarity thinks painting Luna's design for a giant robot red will [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} make it go]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam three times faster]].
** "Luna vs. Vigilantism" opens with Luna reading a [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batpony]] comic (which appears to be inspired by ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''). Later Luna (as Mare-Do-Well) performs a dead ringer for the entrance of WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck.
*** Her checklist also contains elements from other famous superheroes. Let's see, [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Love Interest as a reporter, with a bald archenemy]], an origin story that is either vague or [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke multiple choice]], [[Franchise/{{Batman}} cool car and toys]]...
** [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Well then! Someday, the citizens of this city will not have their toys delivered with their meals]], [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} and will instead look up to me with a cry of 'Help us!' and I shall reply, 'No! Petition the manager instead!']]"
** And prior to that, when pondering things for Luna to do? Sundance suggests charity boxing. Maybe she's read (or, likely, hadn't read) '[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7301428/1/Of_bPackages_b_and_Punches Of Packages and Punches]]''.
** Even the RecursiveFanfiction does this!
*** All of the guards Celestia tries to hook up with Luna in "Luna vs. Threesomes" are named after male porn stars.
*** In the side story ''Celestia vs. Time'', reference is made to ''[[HomePage Trope's Library of Literary Tools]]'', and two guards discuss the likelihood of [[Fanfic/OnACrossAndArrow an alternate universe where everypony has their gender swapped male for female and visa-versa.]]
* ''FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'':
** When [[spoiler:drunk]], Trixie starts to quote [[spoiler:Londo Mollari from Series/BabylonFive]]
** Trixie's [[spoiler:and Twilight's]] favorite novel is Don Rocinante of Equestria, an obvious shout-out to Don Quixote.
*** In ''Longest Night, Longest Day'', to keep herself amused, Trixie sings a few lines of "I, Don Quixote," slightly modified to fit into Equestria (i.e., "I am Don Rocinante" rather than "I am I, Don Quixote").
** When Lyra says that Pinkie Pie is going to throw Trixie a party, Trixie's response is "Why are you saying that like it's synonymous with 'she's going to drag me into a basement and torture me'?", a reference to ''{{Fanfic/Cupcakes}}''.
** In ''Carrot Top of the Line'': "[[Franchise/StarWars Help me Rainbow Dash, you're my only hope!]]"
*** And the same reference in ''Helping...Hands?'', only this time Trixie to Lyra.
** ''Secret of Andalantis'' makes references to a musical called ''The Legend of [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Epona]]''
*** Two of the songs mentioned were the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Serenade of Water and the Bolero of Fire]].
** Pokey Pierce, at one point, claims that "he won't stop until he's [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Pierced the Heavens]]" with his horn.
*** And he gets to quote Kamina's memetic {{catchphrase}} in ''Hero of Oaton''.
** In ''Elements of Insanity'', Twilight unintentionally gets her bearers for Loyalty and Honesty mixed up; they'd be far better suited to each other's elements.
** The name of Puissance's noble House, Optiebeurs-Golo, is the name of the horse that, in 1991, established the world record for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puissance puissance jump]].
** The beginning of [[spoiler: Luna's castigation of the Night Court]] is based off of the scene in Series/IClaudius where Augustus learns of his daughter Julia's whorishness.
* ''FanFic/SchoolDaze'': Dozens of lines of dialogue are lines from 80's songs, especially Men at Work and Talking Heads.
* ''{{FanFic/Scootamom}}'':
** Scootaloo's introduction to [[spoiler:her auntie]] involves her walking across the ceiling with suction cups, ala a certain ''Blog/AskAPony'' blog.
** "She seems to be more caffeine than mare now. Twisted and jittering."
** Celestia also mentions that Luna once got her face covered with alfalfa sauce.
** WordOfGod hasn't confirmed this one yet, but the fact that Luna has a magma-powered forge and warns Scootaloo against exploring the castle cellars on her own has led [=SpaceBattles=] to conclude that she set [[DwarfFortress the Hidden Fun Stuff]] loose in her big sister's basement. Whether or not Canterlot also has a [[{{Boatmurdered}} Fuck The World lever]] is also unknown as yet.
** The oldshopkeeper introduced in the second half of ''Celestia vs. Knitting'' is known simply by his nickname '[[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Uncle]]', has a collection of animal talismans, and {{Dope Slap}}s ponies to keep them in line.
** Pinkie Pie's siblings and father are named [[VideoGame/PacMan Inkie, Blinkie and Clyde]].
* ''FanFic/SophisticationAndBetrayal'':
** The protagonist's favorite drink is [[FanFic/FalloutEquestria Sparkle Cola]].
** Pinkie Pie takes on the name of [[Music/TenaciousD Tenacious P]] for one of her songs. This is immediately lampshaded by the protagonist.
** To ''Franchise/StarWars'', when the protagonist compares unicorn magic to The Force.
** To ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' when the protagonist responds to her comment with [[MemeticMutation "We kill the Batman?"]]. Rarity naturally doesn't get the reference.
** [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft "Time is money, friend"]]
** To ''Music/PinkFloyd'' numerous times, including Chapter 14's title, "Wearing The Inside Out" and Chapter 17's title, "High Hopes".
** ''Music/EricClapton'' during Chapter 3, when the Protagonist starts singing "Wonderful Tonight" to himself while waiting for Rarity to get dressed.
** ''Music/BobSeger'' as well, in passing.
** Film/{{Airplane}} gets in with the usual Shirley reference. As above, naturally Rarity doesn't get it.
* ''Fanfic/StrykesRandomElements'': “There's the Discordians, the Cultists for the Second Coming of [[Fanfic/TheElementsOfHarmonyAndTheSaviorOfWorlds the Mag'ne,]] the Sect of [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} the Horned Rat]] just to name a few and far to (sic) many others." Including the meat-eating [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas White Sock Society.]]

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[[folder: ''Series/Psych'' ]]

* The titles of the {{Psych}} fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5713948/1/Lassiter_learns_How_To_Bend Lassiter Learns how to Bend]] as well as its sequels [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5713983/1/Carltons_Worst_Inhibitions Carlton's Worst Inhibitions]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6499181/1/The_Case_of_The_Friendly_Indians The Case of the Friendly Indians]] are all shout outs to the show's theme song, the first two to the lyrics and the last one to the band who sings it.

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[[folder: Real Person Fic ]]

* ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' has a number of shout-outs, including:
** Plenty of subtle [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] references, of course.
** A line lifted from SweeneyTodd.
** A reference from a Creator/SheriSTepper book.
** Several references to lines or incidents from the {{Flashman}} series.

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[[folder: ''Franchise/The Smurfs'' ]]

* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf''.
** The story titles "[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Smurphony Of The Night]]", "[[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Empath And The Red-Nosed Reindeer]]", "[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Somewhere Over The Rainbow]]", "[[Franchise/StarTrek Where No Smurf Has Gone Before]]", "[[Music/RKelly I Believe I Can Fly]]", "[[Music/{{Madonna}} Smurfing Like A Ray Of Sunshine]]", "[[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock The New Smurfs On The Block]]", "[[Literature/LeftBehind Smurfed Behind: The Departure]]", "[[Film/ReeferMadness Smurfnip Madness]]", "[[Music/TheMoodyBlues Days Of Future Smurfed]]".
** Its in-universe ''Franchise/StarWars'' parody has characters like [[Film/HardwareWars Oggi Ben-Doggi]] and [[Magazine/{{Mad}} Chubba the Fatt]].
** "[[Franchise/{{Highlander}} I am Duncan McSmurf of the clan McSmurf]]."
** Tapper Smurf is one for the arcade game ''VideoGame/{{Tapper}}''.

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[[folder: ''Franchise/Sonic The Hedgehog'' ]]

* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' has a whole mess of them.
** Beelzebub's guitar is called ''[[ThirtyHs Fuckslayer]]''.
** Astorath speaks like - and makes numerous references to - the Heavy from ''TeamFortress2''.
** The conversation between Chris and Cosmo about Tsali at the beginning of episode 60:
---> Chris: "You see Cosmo, some people aren't looking for anything logical like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. [[TheDarkKnight Some people just want to watch the universe burn]]."
** Episode 66 is titled ''"[[HalfLife Vortal]] [[MortalKombat Combat]]"''
*** Episode 59: ''"[[NintendoWars A Mirror Darkly]]"''
*** Episode 55: ''"[[WilliamShakespeare H2, Ho!]]"''
*** Episode 71: ''"[[FZero The Meaning of Truth]]"''
** During the battle at the end of episode 63, a heavily damaged Tsali [[TheTerminator suddenly rises from the flames around him, his metal exoskeleton visible]].
** The prototype of the Ultimate Weapon is called [[MetroidPrime Quadraxis]], although it's quite different from its original inspiration.
** [[FinalFantasyVII Tephiroth the Three-Winged Angel]] is an obvious one.
** Jesus Desjiliac Christos is [[TheDaVinciCode married to a cloned Mary Magdeline and has a daughter named Sarah]].
** The video recording during the beginning of episode 74 is a direct parody of the "Ezekiel 25:17" scene from ''PulpFiction''.
** Eric is a big fan of [[YoutubePoop DeTube Poop]].
*** In Episode 59, he says "[[Left4Dead Should've brought some pills]]" after the first battle with Shroud.
** A ''[[UpToEleven ton]]'' of references to ''Literature/TheBible''.
** Many of the Demon war machines are both named after - and look like - Cybran units from ''SupremeCommander'' and Imperial ships from ''StarWars''.
*** Jewish and Muslim ships are pretty much carbon copies of [[EveOnline Minmatar and Amarr]] ones respectively.

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[[folder: ''Franchise/Star Trek'' ]]

* ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'':
** During Captain Kanril Eleya's FlashbackNightmare that takes up the first half of chapter one, one-shot character Crewman Davos drops the line [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean "Bloody pirates"]] (referring to an Orion Syndicate BoardingParty).
** Eleya notes in her narration that there's a theory that [[FutureFoodIsArtificial replicated food tastes a little artificial]] because it's exactly the same every time, whereas cooked food has variations (slight variances in ingredient proportions, cooking time, cooking temperature, etc.). This is borrowed from the nonfiction book ''Life Signs: The Biology of Star Trek'' (the biology equivalent of Lawrence Krauss' ''The Physics of Star Trek'').
** At the start of chapter two Eleya is playing Commander Marissa Allyn in a holonovel adaptation of ''Literature/StarCarrier: Earth Strike'' by Creator/WilliamHKeithJr.
** In chapter six, Tess's and JG Park's "Conn, you gotta give me an Ivan." "Always wanted to try one!" exchange is borrowed from the pilot of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.
** In chapter seven, Eleya takes a page out of Jack O'Neill (from the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "The First Commandment"), demanding of an admin petty officer who's being an ObstructiveBureaucrat if it says "Captain" anywhere on her uniform.
** Among the ships that make up the Marduk Carrier Battle Group is the USS ''[[Series/BabylonFive Ivanova]]''.
* ''Fanfic/ReimaginedEnterprise'': Besides the internal ones to ''Franchise/StarTrek'' itself, there are others.
** Captain Hwai is a fan of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' and compares the pig-like Tellarites to Zhu Bajie from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', for instance.
** One of the ships visibly trapped within the gravitic anomaly in "Becalmed" appears to be a [[Franchise/StarWars TIE Fighter]], and later in the background of an image on Hebitia / Cardassia we see [[Series/StargateSG1 Goa'uld Death Gliders]] and [[Series/DoctorWho the TARDIS]].
** Some members of the turtle-like Chelon race from Rigel [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles wear coloured bandanna masks, and get code named after Renaissance painters by Rajwal]]. [[spoiler:In a subversion, none of the painters' names he picks are those of the actual Ninja Turtles]].
* ''Fanfic/RedFireRedPlanet'':
** There's a mention of a freighter called the SS ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ayanami]]'', skippered by a Captain [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ikari]].
** "Case Zulu" as an "enemies inbound, ThisIsNotADrill" message is a reference to the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books.
** When Norigom mouths off to General K'Bor, Brokosh borrows a line from the pilot of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
---> '''Brokosh:''' Norigom, you will keep a civil tongue in that mouth when speaking to a superior officer or I will sew it shut. Do we have an understanding between us?\\
'''Norigom:''' You don’t pay me to talk pretty. Just because--\\
'''Brokosh:''' NORIGOM!\\
'''Norigom:''' ''(meekly)'' Yes, Captain.

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[[folder: ''Video Game/Super Mario Bros'' ]]

* In ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'' there is one to SuperMarioBrosZ in Chapter 45 of Part 1 [[spoiler: More specifically, the act of having the Star Spirits appear and using their energy to [[SuperMode power-up]] Mario and the other heroes,]] a concept which, while it didn't get to appear in the actual series, at least got shown in the intro. Thankfully, the author gives Alvin-Earthworm full credit for the idea instead of claiming it as his own.

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[[folder: ''Western Animation/Total Drama Island'' ]]

* In ''FanFic/CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair'', one chapter [[{{Epigraph}} begins with]] a verse from the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, ''Theatre/{{Patience}}''.
* ''FanFic/{{Legacy}}'' contains references to the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operetta, ''Theatre/UtopiaLimited''. The same chapter also has the [[LiteraryAllusionTitle allusive title]], "[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To the Present]]".

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[[folder: Other ]]

* In the ''Series/{{JAG}}'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2913726/1/Abyss_of_the_Soul Abyss of the Soul]]'', Marine Staff Sergeant [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Jonathan]] Scott [[Series/QuantumLeap Beckett]] had faked his death and was living under the alias "[[Series/QuantumLeap Sam]] [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Archer]]" when he was arrested.
* In Ringshadow's SliceOfLife StarFox fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2664412/1 Butterfly Photographs]], Slippy programmed an AI into his pickup truck which has the ability to drive it. Its avatar is a face on a video screen, and its name is [[MaxHeadroom Max]]. At one point a character asks if Max is in one of the stages of [[{{Creator/Bungie}} rampancy]] in reaction to Max's slightly odd behaviour.
* FanFic/DecksFallEveryoneDies. Examples: "Reverse card open" is a shout-out to the MAD videos that feature Kaiba repeating that line. Yami's line calling dice "rolling bones" (astragali) is a shout-out to the manga.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6984913/1/Disgaea_Jewel_of_the_gods Disgaea: Jewel of the gods]] at the very begining has already gave ones to OnePiece, Bleach, Manga/DragonBall, Manga/SoulEater, Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann, ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', Beyblade, and Franchise/MetalGear.
* In the FanFic/ElementalChessTrilogy, [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Ed and Winry Elric]] have a son named Lucas; the author chose the name after Luke from the ProfessorLayton games.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6565945/14/Mary_Mary_Quite_Contrary Mary Mary? Quite Contrary!]]'', there are many {{shout out}}s made in the "Sparkly Shiny Alchemist" story. For one thing, the protagonist's full name is Christiana Sophia [[Literature/TheHungerGames Maysalee]] Thomas[[note]]Maysalee is the name of Madge's aunt, for those who don't know[[/note]]. And there's this quote from her "bro" Jeff:
-->[[Film/{{Spaceballs}} "I'm a mog. Half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!"]]
** From the same author, we have ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal]] [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Eds]]'', in which Ed exclaims "[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Holy *** on a ** sandwich!]]"
* ''FanFic/{{Stray}}'' is full of these. The story's ArcWords are an obvious nod to ''PlanescapeTorment'', Snake has a dog named [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu]] (Otacon chose the name), and there are more subtle references to ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' and Kafka.
* ''FanFic/TiberiumWars'' has more shout-outs than you can shake a stick at. Shout-outs range from ''SnowCrash'' to ''Franchise/MassEffect'' to ''Franchise/MetalGear'' to ''GenerationKill'', with a hefty frequency of references to ''{{Firefly}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
** By the same author, ''FanFic/{{Forward}}'' has as many shout-outs, ranging from references to ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', ''Franchise/BioShock'' and even ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. There's also multiple {{ActorAllusion}}s to SummerGlau's roles in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' and Nathan Fillion's role in ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''. Some of these are ''extremely'' subtle -- for example, the ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' reference is almost impossible to spot unless you're looking for a StealthPun.
* W.I.T.C.H. Fanfic KievaLynn's Season Three features C'thulu in one episode. The episode title "The Telemarketing Call of C'thulu" is a play on the title of Real Ghostbusters episode "The Collect Call of C'thulu." They even beat him in much the same way.
* Lord of the Land of Fire is prone to lacing the plots of his stories with references to things like WorldWarTwo or [[Literature/TheBible The Book of Revelation]], among other things.