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The antagonists are pastiches of The Muppets, being led by a literally pimped-out Kermit the Frog. He rides around on a Big Bird, and an Oscar the Grouch parody starts fighting with Black Dynamite and crew the second he sees them. Makes sense they'd live on Puppet Street.
When Leroy Van Nuys is first seen, his face is turned away from view and he is wearing nothing on his head. Then mechanical arms put on his mask, pimp hat and pimp feather just like he was Darth Vader.
Two cops at the police station are too busy playing Pong to worry about the hijacking. And when one of the cops scores...
Her arsenal (machine guns, surface-to-air missiles, oil slick) is straight out of Spy Hunter. One of the contestants they eliminate in Race War is an armored semi-truck much like the Road Lord from the remake.
Mr. McFeely's flashback about fighting alongside Mr. Rogers across various conflicts is a quick nod to the rumor that Rogers was a Vietnam veteran, Navy SEAL, or otherwise had some military experience.
Mr. Rogers' headband and army clothing is similar to Rambo
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The episode's alternate title is "The Hunger Pain Games"; thus, a doublewhammy of references.
The logo for the Hunger Pain Games is similar to the insignia of the Hunger Games, a bird and a long pointy object in a circle, only this bird is a cooked chicken and the object is a cooking fork.
After Mister Drummond explains to the orphans the rules of the Hunger Pain Games, he comments that when it comes to victors, There Can Be Only One. One of the orphans then states that that was a shitty movie.
Another Drummond-centric reference pops up after he promises to take the orphans away to live better lives; Black Dynamite calls him out on these claims, referring to him as Father Flanagan.
A whore in the whorephanage seems to be a big fan of superheroes; she references Superman's slogan, comments she has a client tied up with spider webs, and crashes into the orphans' bedroom dressed up as Wonder Woman.