- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Methods through which humans have destroyed their world include poisoning the oceans, corrupt politicians, and, "That nasty stain on the bathroom floor!"
- Deadpan Snarker: Just about all of the riffers.
- Interspecies Romance: One riffer mentions Ethan asking a pony receptionist if she's "bi-species." Later, it is mentioned that, "It turns out that bi-species isn't actually a thing."
- Some of My Best Friends Are X: When Ethan compares talking to a pony with interacting with a talking dog, one riffer responds, "Hey, some of my best friends are talking dogs."
- 20 Minutes into the Future: Discussed at one point when Ethan uses MapQuest.
- You Keep Using That Word: The word "joke" is used so much—and often for things that aren't really funny—that it loses all meaning.Ezn: I think the author needs to get a better understanding of this word “joke”.Vimbert: “What is this thing you call ‘humor’?”