[[folder:The Film]]
* Black Dynamite's "OOOH-EEEE!" kiais are based on Jim Kelly's from BlackBeltJones.


[[folder:season 1]]
[[AC: ''Trouble on Puppet Street'']]
* The antagonists are pastiches of Franchise/TheMuppets, being led by a literally pimped-out Kermit the Frog. He rides around on a [[StealthPun 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 [[Series/SesameStreet Puppet Street]].

[[AC: ''Jackson Five Across Yo' Eyes'']]
* The sheer number of Music/MichaelJackson shoutouts should be obvious.
* The leader of the Ninjas has the letters "HNIC" on his forehead. For: [[Film/LeanOnMe "Head Ninja In Charge"]]
* BD's nightmare has Michael Jackson dressed up as PeterPan and he ends up taking Cream Corn and the occupants of the Whorephanage with him to Neverland.
* The alien spaceship chimes a familiar [[Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind tune]] as if Michael Jackson was Hee-Heeing it.
* The aliens are dressed as Film/CaptainEo and shoot plenty of lasers from their hands.

[[AC: ''Bullhorn Nights'']]
* The plot kicks off with the murder of a porn star named Ringo Mandingo. Other [[ParallelPornTitle porn stars mentioned]] are Isaac Layes, [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Invader]] and [[Music/ElvisPresley Pelvis Presley]].
* Both of the episode's titles are shout-outs, to ''Film/BoogieNights'' and ''Series/MurderSheWrote''.

[[AC: ''Taxes and Death'']]
* Black Dynamite being hounded by the IRS for $60,000 might refer to Wesley Snipes getting nailed for tax evasion.
* From the same episode:
--> '''Richard Pryor:''' [[Film/StirCrazy (while strutting into a jail cell) That's right; we bad, we bad!]]
* The "Burn, Hollywood, Burn!" line is a reference to a Public Enemy song of the same name.

[[AC: ''A Crisis For Christmas'']]
* The the first half is one long {{Homage}} to ''Film/CapricornOne''.
* The Amazon Moon Bitches are a ShoutOut to ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon''.

[[AC: ''Panic on the Player's Ball Express'']]
* Series/CaptainKangaroo was one of the pimps.
* 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 [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]].
* Two cops at the police station are too busy playing ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}'' to worry about the hijacking. And when one of the cops scores...
-->'''Cop:''' [[Film/TrainingDay Ping Pong ain't got shit on me!!]]

[[AC: ''The Shit that Killed the King'']]
* [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow A sheriff that looks like Don Knotts]] calls in Black Dynamite speeding away with Elvis' body.
** His car number is 867-5309.
* When Basehead shows up with Nixon on his chopper, BD yells: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43YGbhwBHds "Base! How low can you go!?"]]

[[AC: ''Honky Kong'']]
* First off, the name should be [[Franchise/DonkeyKong obvious]].
** Just as naturally are the ''Film/KingKong'' references.
** The alternate title refers to ''Film/WhiteMenCantJump''.
* It might be a coincidence, but Honkey Kong is also the name of an album from the rapper Apathy, which has a giant albino ape on the cover.
* A few musical cues from ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' happens, like when BD is swinging through the jungle.
* Yakub is a reference to a character from Nation of Islam mythology, a black scientist who supposedly created the White Man and ruled despotically over the island of Patmos.

[[AC: ''The Race War'']]
* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' and ''Film/TheCannonballRun'', naturally.
* Fiendish Dr. Wu's team is called [[Music/WuTangClan Wu's Tang Clan]].
** Who, according to Howard Cossell, "ain't nothing to [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] with."
** At one point, Black Dynamite tells K.I.T.T. to give him some information on Wu's Tang Clan, which he refers to as "old, dirty bastards."
* The racer representing white people is called [[Anime/SpeedRacer Racer Rex]].
* Eartha K.I.T.T. is a combination of [[Series/{{Batman}} Eartha Kitt]] and KITT from ''Series/KnightRider'', [[spoiler: before turning into Literature/{{Christine}}, who is a friend of hers.]]
** Her arsenal (machine guns, surface-to-air missiles, oil slick) is straight out of ''VideoGame/SpyHunter''. One of the contestants they eliminate in Race War is an armored semi-truck much like the Road Lord from the remake.
* The tobacco company sponsoring Race War is [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG The Notorious B.I.G.]] Tobacco.

[[AC:''That Seed of Kurtis'']]
* That Bastard Kurtis and the Frogs of Islam are an obvious reference to Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam.

[[folder:season 2]]
[[AC:''Roots, the White Album'']]
* The episode starts with the black community watching ''Series/Roots1977'' for the first time and finding out black people used to be enslaved.

[[AC:''Black Jaws'']]
* Amidst the obligatory Film/{{Jaws}} references, one in particular references the film's iconic poster during Nixon's newest plan to destroy the black community.
** He's also seen playing a racist version of VideoGame/SpaceInvaders.
* Fans of Series/ChappellesShow might find Thick James' mannerisms a bit familiar.
* The shark is the reason there's no Water in Music/EarthWindAndFire.

[[AC:''Warriors Come Out'']]
* If the episode's title [[Film/TheWarriors didn't make it obvious]], [[WholePlotReference the plot will]].
* Of course, several of the children trick-or-treaters' costumes, including but not limited to [[WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids Dumb Donald]], Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]], and Franchise/WonderWoman.

[[AC:''How Honeybee Got Her Groove Back'']]

[[AC:''Sweet Bill's Badass Singalong Song'']]
* Once again, [[Film/SweetSweetbacksBaadasssssSong the episode's title]].
* At the end, Black Dynamite comments that the black community needs all the heroes it can get, then comments how the only real black hero in comic books later on would be some kind of a hell-ComicBook/{{Spawn}}.
** Which was also ActorAllusion and a TakeThat.

[[AC:''Mister Rogers' Revenge'']]
* 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}}

[[AC:''American Band Standoff'']]

[[AC:''Diff'rent Folks, Same Strokes'']]
* The episode's alternate title is "The Hunger Pain Games"; thus, a [[Series/DiffrentStrokes double]] [[Literature/TheHungerGames wha]][[Film/TheHungerGames mmy]] 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, ThereCanBeOnlyOne. One of the orphans then states that [[Film/{{Highlander}} 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 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_J._Flanagan as Father Flanagan]].
* A whore in the whorephanage seems to be a big fan of superheroes; she references Franchise/{{Superman}}'s slogan, comments she has a client tied up with [[Comicbook/SpiderMan spider webs]], and crashes into the orphans' bedroom dressed up as Franchise/WonderWoman.

[[AC:''The Wizard of Watts or Oz Ainít Got S&@; on the Wiz'']]
* The episode itself is an OffToSeeTheWizard episode using ''Film/TheWiz''
* When the engine on his car is broken, Black Dynamite resorts to using [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones his feet to keep his car going]].
* Honey Bee's Tin Woman look is based on Dot Matrix from ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.