A ShoutOut that pops up in a lot of places. An oddly specific Shout Out.

Apparently multiple authors independently noticed the same detail and decided to reference it in their own story. The fact that so many authors possess such a thorough knowledge of the original story goes to show just how influential the subject of the ShoutOut is. It's a good example of PopculturalOsmosis: everybody knows that one scene, even if that's all they know about it.

Stock Shout Outs differ from StockParodies in two ways: They aren't played for laughs (beyond the inherent in-joke-esque nature of the common reference point) and they're usually blink-and-you'll-miss[[SelfReferentialHumor -]]it short.

Some are so famous that they've become tropes themselves.

Wiki/TheOtherWiki also has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:In-jokes more information]].

'''A SuperTrope to:''' If an example fits into one of these subtropes, it should be on that page, not here.
* AbbeyRoadCrossing
* AliceAllusion
* BatmanParody
* ChessWithDeath
* FountainOfExpies
* FullMoonSilhouette
* TheGraduateHomageShot
* HomageShot
* HyperspaceHolmesHat
* IcarusAllusion
* JawsAttackParody
* KingKongClimb
* KonamiCode
* KnuckleTattoos
* LongJohnShoutout
* LittleDeadRidingHood
* MagicAmpersand
* MobySchtick
* MyLittlePhony
* NoahsStoryArc
* NotZilla
* OceanicAirlines
* OdessaSteps
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish (At least, the subtrope thereof where it's ''literally'' "swordfish.")
* PivotalWakeUp
* RashomonStyle
* SgtPeppersShoutOut
* ShoutOutToShakespeare
* StockScream
* TalkLikeAPirate
* XenomorphXerox

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The giant sloped freight elevator from ''{{Manga/AKIRA}}''.
** Also, that badass motorcycle slide from [[{{Manga/AKIRA}} the movie]] that Kaneda does.
** Tetsuo's [[BodyHorror transformation]] in the end.
** Less often: firing of [[KillSat SOL]] and Tetsuo's DefaceOfTheMoon.
* The [[http://blog.honeyfeed.fm/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/ashita-no-joe-wallpaper2-500x371.jpg final shot]] in ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'', after everyone realizes that [[spoiler:Joe died of his injuries in the ring]].
* Expect a lot of art shifts to ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' whenever a character wants to get serious in a comedic fashion. Any desert setting will also have the infamous mohawk-wearing riders there as well.
* ''Manga/GlassMask'' gave us the iconic open-mouthed ColorFailure, complete with posh shock and absurdly melodramatic faces. If a Japanese series wants to show the haughty getting their serving of humble pie, expect to see them in this manga's style.
* Whenever you see "GOGOGOGOGO" sound effects, that will always be a ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' reference. Other very common shout outs are the "Do you remember how many pieces of bread you've eaten in your life?" quote and anything from ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'', especially ORAORAORA for RapidFireFisticuffs.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' gave us the [[{{Unobtainium}} Super Alloy Z]] and the RocketPunch. They pop up frequently, especially the second, which has quickly became THE most famous and most ubiquitous SuperRobot weapon, showing up in all kind of works. Whenever a character [[CallingYourAttacks screams]] "Roketto Panchi!" it is directly referencing the TropeNamer.
** Since [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Spaniards Love Mazinger-Z]], the Spanish DubNameChange variant ("¡Puños Fuera!", meaning "Fists Out!") has become so omnipresent that it has been used in movie titles. And when a foreign work features a RocketPunch, whatever attack name that the character screams is automatically replaced by "¡Puños Fuera!" more often than not.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'': "You hit me! Not even my own father hit me!", which pops up a lot in Japanese media, usually in the same context (a SpoiledBrat acting shocked when someone actually [[DopeSlap smacks]] them for being a brat).
* The flashback of God Wariors [[SetTheWorldOnFire burning the world]] from ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' is used often to depict TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, sometimes parodically, sometimes not.
* The ending scene of ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]'', depicting people on the beach of red ocean AfterTheEnd, with a giant figure in the distance.
* Iyami's "SHEEEH!" pose from ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' is THE go-to standard shock/surprised pose in Japanese media.
* If you see someone watching a pastiche of magical girl shows, you can rest easy knowing that it will be a ''Anime/SailorMoon'' or ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' spoof.
** Not just in anime, but in WesternAnimation- if there's a TransformationSequence that isn't in a MagicalGirl show, it will be similar to ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
* If there's gonna be an ''Manga/InitialD'' shoutout somewhere, expect to see someone pulling off a gutter drop technique and expect the opponent to be driving a Mazda RX-7 [=FD3S=] (yellow color optional), probably drawn in ConspicuousCG. There is the off chance that eurobeat might be playing during this sequence, but it's not guaranteed.

* "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." from [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]].
* "It's a bird! It's a plane!" from ''{{Superman}}''. Also, "This looks like a job for..."
** Various Superman pastiches; changing costumes in a phone booth, working as a reporter, disguising yourself [[ClarkKenting with only glasses]]...
** The cover of ''Action Comics'' #1 with Superman holding a car over his head and smashing it into a rock.
* For Franchise/{{Batman}}, the Bat-Signal, Batcave, and the addition of the "Bat-" prefix are all referenced and parodied constantly.
** The TV version also gives us the theme song, "Bam!" and "Pow!" showing up in fight scenes, "Holy something, Batman," and the transition between scenes with the bat logo.
* [[SpiderMan Spider-Man's]] "My Spider-Senses are tingling" line, sometimes with the "Spider-" part replaced with a more appropriate prefix, sometimes not.
** "With great power comes great responsibility."

* The entire "LukeIAmYourFather" scene in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. Ironically, most shout outs to this will [[BeamMeUpScotty get the line wrong]]
** "Use the Force!"
* "Wax on, wax off", from ''Film/TheKarateKid'', although it's sometimes parodied with the trainer simply needing those things done.
* "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" and "The horror... the horror..." from ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. The latter line originates in the book, ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness''.
** Wagner as the theme tune of helicopters and napalm.
* "Oh Captain, My Captain!", along with standing on a desk -- from ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'', and therefore often used with SaveOurStudents plots.
** Itself a reference to the Creator/WaltWhitman poem of the same name, which is ''itself'' a quotation from ''Literature/MobyDick''.
* The "OneOfUs" chant from ''Film/{{Freaks}}''
* "Preciousssssss" or "my Precioussssss". ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''
* "That's the second-[adjective]-est [noun] I've ever seen!" from ''Series/GetSmart''
* The ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series has given us quite a few.
** "Nuke it from orbit. ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure"
* ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'':
** The Statue of Liberty half-buried or submerged
** The line "You maniacs! You blew it up!"
** Also the "damn dirty ape" line should be expected any time there's an antagonism with a primate.
* "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?" from ''Film/TaxiDriver''
* The "King of the World" stance from Film/{{Titanic 1997}}.
* ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'': "Well, Clarice, have the lambs stopped screaming?"
** "It puts the lotion on its skin..." and "I ate his liver with a fava beans and a nice chianti (with the odd sucking sound)" are both often used, humorously, as an exaggerated way of saying that somebody is psychotically crazy.
* 1138: The designated number of the main character in Creator/GeorgeLucas' student film, later made a full motion picture, ''Film/THX1138''. It appears in EasterEggs absolutely ''everywhere'' in Star Wars media.
** Even referenced in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks in Star Tours
* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''
** The monolith, and the use of "Also Sprach Zarathustra".
** "Open the pod-bay doors, [=HAL=]." Often paired with:
** "I'm afraid I can't do that." or the [[BeamMeUpScotty misquote]], "I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that" or "I'm afraid I can't let you do that" (both are used).
** Any use of "The Blue Danube" to images in space.
* "STELLLLLLLLLLLAAAA!!!!!!" from ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire''
* "I'll get you, my pretty! AndYourLittleDogToo!", from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''
** NotInKansasAnymore
* "I'll be back." From the films of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, including, but not limited to, the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series.
* "That'll do, X[[note]]usually, this is "pig"[[/note]]. That'll do," from ''Film/{{Babe}}''.
* [[ThrowItIn "I'm walkin' here!"]], from ''Film/MidnightCowboy''
* The Babel Building, from ''Film/{{Metropolis}}''
* "KlaatuBaradaNikto!" From ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951''.
* "See you next Wednesday": to director Creator/JohnLandis' CreatorThumbprint.
** This one was actually inverted once. [[http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5/msg/910d367e0e6bd61f See here.]] JMS, creator of ''Series/BabylonFive'', used the phrase in reference to the series being aired on Wednesdays and would have ''changed'' it if he knew it could be seen as a John Landis reference.
* "TannhauserGate", usually as a space battle in ScienceFiction. From ''Film/BladeRunner''. Spelling may vary. Or the whole speech may be used:
--> I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. [pause] Time to die.
* "FeedMe!" Or "Feed me, Seymour!", delivered in a LargeHam fashion, usually in a voice as deep as the speaker can manage; from ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''
* ''Film/CrocodileDundee'''s infamous "That's not a knife" exchange.
* "Be afraid. Be very afraid." From the remake ''Film/TheFly1986''.
** While we're on the subject of Creator/DavidCronenberg movies, the infamous [[YourHeadAsplode exploding head scene]] from ''Film/{{Scanners}}''.
* The iconic shot of Cesare carrying a sleeping Jane over the rooftops in ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari''.
* Orlok's shadow ascending a staircase in ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''. To the point where, when they made a movie that fictionalized the filming of ''Nosferatu'', they literally called it ''Film/ShadowOfTheVampire''.
* "The Spice must flow!", from Creator/DavidLynch's ''Film/{{Dune}}'' (also see below, under Literature).
* Brainwashing people will often resemble TheLudovicoTechnique.
* In any Franchise/JamesBond parody, whether it's the whole basis of the work or a fleeting gag, the villain is very likely to be based on Donald Pleasance's performance, costume and make-up as Blofeld in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.
* Playing ChessWithDeath, from ''Film/TheSeventhSeal''.
* [[CloserThanTheyAppear A dinosaur in the rear-view mirror]], from ''Film/JurassicPark''.
* Any time a character dives under a lowering door as it is about to close, expect to see them drop and then retrieve their hat in reference to Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk.
* Any sequel [[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo inexplicably subtitled]] "[[Film/Breakin2ElectricBoogaloo Electric Boogaloo]]".
* The ''entire premise'' of ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' has become one, to the point where it's difficult to find an FPS in a modern desert warfare setting that doesn't have a map or mission similar to the film. Other popular moments include the helicopter being shot down by an RPG-7 and the "Mogadishu Mile".
* Aside from the eponymous TheGraduateHomageShot mentioned above, ''Film/TheGraduate'' is the source of the infamous BetweenMyLegs shot accompanied with the line, "Mrs. Robinson you're trying to seduce me... Aren't you?" For that matter, just using the name "MrsRobinson" about a seductive older woman may be enough to qualify.

* The phrase [[Music/GunsNRoses "Welcome to the Jungle"]] pops out everywhere.
* The first four notes of Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's Fifth Symphony.
** Music/OdeToJoy, from the Ninth Symphony.
* Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse" has been used countless times in animated cartoons.
* Music/ElvisPresley in his UsefulNotes/LasVegas period.
* Music/TheBeatles in their mob top haircut days.
** [[SgtPeppersShoutOut The]] [[AbbeyRoadCrossing covers]] of ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' and ''Music/AbbeyRoad''.
* MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody: Because sometimes it's not even meant as a parody, but more as a shout-out.
* Sampling music is a kind of shout out in itself.
** The line "Put your hands up in the air/and wave 'm like you just don't care" from Music/TheSugarHillGang has been used in countless rap songs.
** The AmenBreak by the Winston Brothers and Music/JamesBrown 's "The Funky Drummer" have beats and breaks that have been sampled to death.
** The announcement "The Official Adventures of..." from Music/GrandmasterFlashAndTheFuriousFive has also been re-used countless times.
* The album cover of ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.
* The BoDiddleyBeat.
* An incredibly large GirlGroup calling themselves some variation of "[[Music/AKB48 ABC48]]".

* Literature/CatchTwentyTwo, from the novel of the same name.
* "He who controls the Spice controls the universe!" from ''Literature/{{Dune}}''
** Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear may show up once in a while.
* "Yer a wizard, Harry", from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. (Although it's worth noting that that wording is particular to the films. In the books, the line is, "Harry yer a wizard".)
* JustForFun/FortyTwo: Most famous as the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything in ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', though it occurs over and over again in Lewis Carroll's works.
* "Nevermore." Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''Literature/TheRaven''. Expect it wherever or whenever anything corvid-related appears.
* {{Room 101}} from ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''
* SherlockHolmes in general, but in particular lines like "[[BeamMeUpScotty elementary, my dear Watson]]", "the game's afoot", and "when you've ruled out the impossible, whatever remains, [however improbable,] must be the truth".
* [[Literature/LesMiserables Jean Valjean]]'s prisoner number, #24601, pops up frequently when a series visits a prison.
* The "Gimlet" joke that is re-used throughout many of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels: it related to a Dwarf with the capacity to really hold your gaze.
** JRR Tolkien's wise words on dwarfs in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' also take a repeated hammering. The original Gimli's assertion that there such things as female Dwarfs, only "they are in look and garb so alike to the males that the eyes of Man cannot tell them apart" spawns several books' worth of ShoutOuts to dwarfs who favour chain-mail lingerie and take more care with grooming their beards. A Dwarf schoolgirl is allowed into a prestigious boarding school, but must plait her beard with ribbons in the school colours. Then there is Dwarf feminist Cheery Littlebottom, who rebels against all that but cannot bring herself to shave her beard off.
* References to the various [[TomeOfEldritchLore Tomes of Eldritch Lore]] of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. The ''Necronomicon'' and Chambers's ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'' (pre-Lovecraft but later absorbed into the mythos) are the standards, but it's not unheard of for ''De Vermis Mysteriis'' or ''Die Unsprechliche Kulten'' to make appearances.
* Many works have featured single-episode or single-issue plots involving islands infested with [[TheVirus human-parasitising]] [[FesteringFungus Festering Fungi]], which are Shout Outs to either Creator/WilliamHopeHodgson's short horror story "The Voice in the Night", or its much-expanded Japanese film adaptation ''Film/{{Matango}}[=/=]Attack of the Mushroom People''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* TwentyThree: Used in a similar way, often in reference to its appearance in conspiracy theories (There even was [[Film/TheNumber23 a whole movie]] about that.)
* 4 8 15 16 23 42: The ''Series/{{Lost}}'' numbers, which notably include two numbers listed separately above.
* "Beam me up, Scotty", of course, is [[BeamMeUpScotty a misquote]], but it serves as one of these nonetheless. The actual beaming up sequence is also an example, as are phasers with the settings "stun" and "kill".
* ''Series/ThePrisoner'':
** The entire [[OpeningNarration opening conversation]] between Number Six and Number Two.
** The black jacket with white piping worn by the title character.
** The monstrous weather balloon Rover.
** The phrase "Questions are a burden to others; answers a prison for the self."
** The farewell "Be seeing you."
* ''Series/TwinPeaks''
** "Who killed Laura Palmer?"
** The iconic 'waiting room dream' that Agent Cooper has
** "Damn good coffee!"
** "[[OminousOwl The owls are not what they seem.]]"
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'': The [[FinishingMove Rider]] [[DivingKick Kick]], with obligatory "[[CallingYourAttacks (insert name here) KIIIIICK!!]]", at least in Japanese media.

* The MajorGeneralSong, from ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''; also a favorite stock parody
* Music/PirateJenny, from the song by Creator/BertoltBrecht and Music/KurtWeill
* Also see ShoutOutToShakespeare
* Theatre/{{Hamilton}}: Anything about "throwing away my shot."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* "I used to be a ____ like you, then I took an arrow in the knee," from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. As of 2012 it's received nods from ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', among others. It's become a DiscreditedMeme quite quickly, which went to the point where [[UndeadHorseTrope mocking it is the new standard]].
* TheCakeIsALie had a similar lifespan. Used first in {{Portal}}, then turned into a meme, then to a StockShoutOut and finally a DiscreditedMeme. It was so abused, even the creators got sick of it and removed the references to the joke in {{Portal 2}}.
* "You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike", from ''VideoGame/ColossalCave''.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' brought us the denial of victory in "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!" Usually only the second sentence gets used, and often as "YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle."
* At least in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' FanFiction, having one of [[FemmeFatale Miranda Lawson's]] aliases be named [[Series/{{Chuck}} Sarah Walker]]. This is because Miranda's character [[{{Expy}} is heavily based off of hers]] and she's [[ActorAllusion voiced by Sarah's actor]] Yvonne Strahovski.
* ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'' references invariably use CATS' opening spiel: "[[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs All your ____ are belong to us]]," et cetera. One example from Creator/CharlesStross' ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchive'' when the protagonist is giving an overview of computational demonology:
--> "This has several consequences, starting with screwing over most cryptography algorithms--translation: ''all your bank account are belong to us'' ..."
* The crowbar from ''VideoGame/HalfLife''.
* When a game need a combination-code, 0451 pops up a lot, a reference to the first combination-code from VideoGame/SystemShock, and is in itself a reference to Literature/Fahrenheit451.
* The ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' series' bonfire became one of these, since recreating it is as simple as sticking a sword (or occasionally, a gun) into a campfire.
* MedievalFantasy worlds are usually flanked by some ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' Shout-out, either by including a [[VideoGame/DragonQuest Loto]] clone somewhere or a send-up to the interface/4-man party.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G8XH4WDxP4 children dancing]] during ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas''.
* Many from ''ScoobyDoo'', but the one that stands out is "I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids." {{Beat}}. "[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And your dog, too]]." "Dog" is replaced with the appropriate qualifier.
** Or "And that stupid dog."
* Eyes popping out of their sockets and enormous rolling tongues will often be a shout-out to WesternAnimation/TexAvery.

* A113: A reference to the California Institute for the Arts, specifically the classroom for first-year graphic design. This one is common in Creator/{{Pixar}} films (witness "special order A113" in ''WesternAnimation/WallE''), but Cal Arts grad and Pixar stalwart Creator/BradBird also included references in ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol''.
* Someone sticking out both hands and making the V-sign with them will immediately bring up images of UsefulNotes/RichardNixon.
* Fiction about boxing (and possibly any sort of combat sport in general) will almost ''always'' contain some sort of variation on "[[UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee]]". In a similar vein, expect the protagonist to do the Ali Shuffle at some point too.