Quotes / Lampshaded the Obscure Reference

"Just a quick side note for any aspiring writers out there. What I just did at the end of the preceding paragraph was make a joke that will only be understood by the same people who will hate me for making the joke in the first place. Try to avoid this in your own writing."

"And that puts a longstanding wrestling mystery to rest - Hogan drove the hummer! [beat] See, the old-school wrestling fans out there, they just got a chuckle out of that one. The other 99% of you? [makes a motion of his hand flying over his head] WOO!!"
Spoony, reviewing Santa with Muscles

"You don't even know who I am!"

Handy: Even now, he sulks in his tree house like Achilles in His Tent!
**Blank stares from the other supervillains**
Handy: Achilles?... The Iliad?... It's Homer?... READ A BOOK!
The Tick, "The Tick vs Arthur's Bank Account"

Koyomi Araragi: Why would you go out of your way to compare her to the special attack of Prince Yamato, one of the main characters in Bikkuriman? Not only is it seriously obscure, but even my retort turned into an explanation!
Nadeko Sengoku: True. I didn't think you'd get it either.