{{Shout Out}}s from other [[Fanfic/TheCalvinverse Calvinverse]] works are to be put [[ShoutOut/TheCalvinverse here.]]
* The opening cribs wholesale from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
* The numerous times Calvin & and the others spork movies that are proclaimed to be pretty pathetic in-universe, it seems quite a bit like ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. They even make multiple references to it in other parts of the show.
* Socrates' transmitter scenes are very similar to Harry's transmitter scenes from ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''.

[[AC:Season 1]]
* "The Black Turning Funnel" parts 1 & 2 take gags from [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2001/ga011003.gif this]] ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic and ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'', respectively.
* [[Film/HomeAlone "Home UnAlone"]], both in name and in the traps that Calvin sets up.
* "Calvin's Franchise/{{Batman}} Adventure":
** "And let that be a lesson to you, Mr. [[Film/MaryPoppins Supercalafragilisticexpealedoses!]]"[[note]]This is not actually how it's spelled.[[/note]]
** "[[Theatre/ByeByeBirdie Bye, bye, birdy.]] [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants I'll remember you all in therapy."]]
* "Confessions of a Prank-Loving Tiger" has Calvin calling a [[SmellySkunk skunk]] [[Film/CitizenKane "Rosebud"]].
* Calvin demands Series/JudgeJudy in "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon".
* A MissingTrailerScene from the bonus chapter recreates a scene from ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', in itself a ShoutOut:
--> '''Hobbes:''' You gonna call?\\
'''Calvin:''' [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} GHOST BUSTERS!]]\\
'''Hobbes:''' [[YouFool YOU FOOL!]] [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday IT'S THEIR BUSIEST NIGHT!]]

[[AC:Season 2]]
* Socrates, upon being sucked into a time vortex in "Time Terror":
--> [[Film/TheWizardOfOz "I DON'T THINK I'M IN KANSAS ANYMORE!"]]
* From "It Will Build Character":
--> '''Calvin:''' (describing where they're going) Well, you've heard of [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante's Inferno]], right?\\
(Andy and Socrates nod)\\
'''Calvin:''' Well, that's where we're going.
** Socrates' [[TalkingInYourSleep Talking In His Sleep]] is ReferenceOverdosed in itself:
--> "ZZZ-SMICK-NIGGLE-FRAKENBERRY-ZZZ! ZZZ-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live!_with_Kelly REGIS-KATIE]]-[[Music/WeirdAlYankovic AL]]-ZZZ! ZZZ-[[Series/TheDrewCareyShow DREW, LEWIS, KELLIE, OSWALD, MIMI]]-ZZZ! ZZZ-[[Music/TheBeatles JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, RINGO]]-ZZZ! ZZZ-[[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway GREG, WAYNE, COLIN, RYAN, KATHY, CHIP, BRAD, DREW]]-ZZZ! ZZZ-[[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} GARFIELD, ODIE, JON, ARLENE, NERMAL, LIZ, POOKY]]-ZZZ! ZZZ-[[Series/That70sShow ERIC, DONNA, KELSO, HYDE, JACKIE, FEZ, RED AND KITTY]]-ZZZ! ZZZ-[[Series/TheDailyShow JON, ROB, ED, STEPHEN, SAM, JASON, DAN, NATE, STEVE]]-ZZZ! ZZZ-[[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun DICK, SALLY, HARRY, TOMMY, MARY, NINA, DON, DUBCECK]]-ZZZ!"
** And when he gets thrown at a tree, he sees [[CirclingBirdies stars, checkers, and]] [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} little pink elephants with umbrellas.]]
* From "A Day at The Office", we have [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants "Do I look unsure to you?"]], accompanied by what [[LemonyNarrator the narrator]] [[LampshadeHanging outright calls]] "[[GrossupCloseup the most disgusting face ever]]".
* Jack leaves at one point in "The Great Halloween Heist" to watch Creator/ComedyCentral.
** Not long after, this exchange occurs:
--> '''Jack:''' How'd it go, [[DoNotCallMePaul Frank?]]
--> '''Dr. Brainstorm:''' Shut up, [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 TV's Jack.]]
* After [[ItMakesSenseInContext riding a garbage can in a tornado]] in "The Falling Sky Part 2", Hobbes notes:
--> "[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Aunty Em? Aunty Em? Are we still in Kansas?]]"
* "Insanity is in the Air":
** "Remember that one episode of ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 Twilight Zone]]'' where-"
** "Ya know, I could probably sum this situation up by discussing a few episodes from ''[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 The Outer Limits]]''."
** This exchange:
--> '''Andy:''' What do you think I've been talking about for the past few hours!!\\
'''Calvin:''' Well, it had to do with Film/GameraVsZigra. I know that.
** Later, the boys watch ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]''.
* Calvin's attempt to bug Susie in "A Club's Blow" includes singing this gem:
* Upon deciding to take up being a superhero in "Super Calvin", Calvin declares that he will [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants save the fifth dimension]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension from monkey people!]]
* After Sherman's been convinced the vet [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate is evil]] in "Sherman Goes to the Vet":
* In one of the marathon framing segments (the one that introduces ''[[CourtroomEpisode A Day at The Office]]''):
--> '''Socrates:''' [[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 "Imagine if you will, a character obsessed patent attorney being hired for something that has absolutely nothing to patents! He doesn't know it, but soon this man will be pulled into the deepest regions of the Calvin and Hobbes: The Series zone! Now then.."]]
** A later segment has Andy and Sherman reenacting the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Thunderdome joke with Socrates.]]
* "The Alien Huntress":
** One of Jack's lines, "I wonder if [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] could use a robot". is taken from [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1999/ga990924.gif this]] ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip.
** Calvin ends up describing ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''' appearance to Galaxoid and Nebular.
** And then there's this:
--> '''Brainstorm:''' Oh no! I hope Franchise/{{Superman}} hasn't discovered my secret hideout!\\
'''Jack:''' I seriously doubt that he would waste his time here.
** Sheila does a [[Franchise/StarTrek Captain's Log]] while walking with Calvin.

[[AC:Season 3]]
* "Dr. [=BrainChill=] Part 1" has the aliens watching ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.
* "Department Store Horrors" has Calvin briefly dressing up as VideoGame/PajamaSam.
* From "RIP Calvin":
--> '''Calvin:''' (on meeting [[MyFutureSelfAndMe their future selves]]) "That's not possible. Those people are adults. [[MediumAwareness Looks like our show has been spliced in with]] Franchise/StarTrek [[MediumAwareness or something.]]"
* "Pranking the Ghosts": Socrates mentions [[TheRing watching a weird video tape and then getting a call from some guy telling him he had seven days to live.]]
** He brings it up again in "Black Rain".
* Part of [[ConversationalTroping Calvin and Hobbes' conversation]] in "Hypercube":
--> '''Hobbes:''' "So... [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the Borg]] are a [[HiveMind hive mind]], right?"
--> '''Calvin:''' "I think so, yeah."
--> '''Hobbes:''' "[[FridgeLogic So did the show's writers goof when]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Picard]] [[FridgeLogic got the name 'Locutus of Borg'? Because that is incredibly un-Borg-like, right?]]"
** Hobbes later pretends to be [[BuffySpeak "the elephant thing"]] from ''Film/LordOfTheRings''.
** After crashing their sled:
--> '''Calvin:''' "[[NonSequiturThud Darkness? It is I,]] VideoGame/PajamaSam! [[NonSequiturThud I have come to vanquish you!]]"
* "The Five Calvins" is really just [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors"]] [[WholePlotReference under a "Calvin and Hobbes" filter]].
* When trying to describe the things he's done in "New Year, New Disasters", Andy ends up describing ''Series/RedDwarf'' episodes instead. This is {{lampshaded}}.
* [[MoralityDial Evil Jack]] (from "62 Percent More Evil") is a walking ClicheStorm, having an ExorcistHead and quoting ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', among other things.
--> '''Sherman:''' Only steal from the best!
* In "Electronic Invasion":
--> '''Calvin:''' (upon several buzzers going off) ACK! [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!]]
--> '''Hobbes:''' [[MediumAwareness Wrong show.]]
* [[Film/BabysDayOut "Robot's Day Out"]].
* The narrator [[LampshadeHanging outright describes]] [[KillerRobot Shadow]]'s crawling up a ledge shortly after [[SealedEvilInACan being freed]] from his prison in "Thunderstorm" as ''Film/TheGrudge''-like.
** Calvin's BatmanGambit is a {{homage}} to the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Quarantine".
** Then there's this:

[[AC:Season 4]]
* "Camping Trip Part 2":
** One of these is {{lampshaded}}:
--> '''Calvin:''' How goes, [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan?]]\\
'''Dad:''' I ''liked'' that show.
** Then there's this exchange:
--> '''Hobbes:''' We can't stay here forever? What if ''Series/RedDwarf: TheMovie'' comes out while we're trapped here?\\
'''Calvin:''' [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Pfft! As if.]]
* 'The Spirit Room' has the gang dressing up as the various [[TV/DoctorWho Doctors]] for Halloween, with Calvin being the 7th, Hobbes being the 4th, Andy being the 5th, Sherman being the 3rd, and Socrates being the 6th. Seems to reflect their personalities a bit.
* The opening of "Dad" is absolutely ''loaded'' with these. To wit: Calvin and Hobbes freak out upon realizing they're missing ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', but it turns out it was delayed for a rerun of a Kids' Choice Awards ceremony, where the nominees for an undisclosed award are ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. After Calvin changes the channel, the two discuss catching the last half-hour of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' on Creator/CartoonNetwork, and then (post-''[=SpongeBob=]'') watch a ''Series/DoctorWho'' marathon on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC America]] until something else interesting pops up on {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}.
** Calvin's dad also talks about ''Series/CaptainKangaroo''.
* "Surge":
** Calvin wears [[Series/DoctorWho the Fourth Doctor's scarf.]]
--> '''Hobbes:''' ([[NoFourthWall to the viewer]]) [[LampshadeHanging Kudos and handshakes to whoever gets this gag.]]
** A lot of bands get brought up - this can overlap with TakeThat.
** The MTM references ''A Summer of Kings'' and ''Film/{{Juno}}''.
* "Lenny's Diary":
--> '''Hobbes:''' Whoa. I haven't seen such fashion disasters since Creator/JohnNathanTurner[[note]]the producer of ''Series/DoctorWho'' from 1980 to 1989[[/note]] thought question marks were fashionable.\\
'''Calvin:''' Well, fair play to the actors. Not a lot of men can make punctuation look decorative.
** Also this:
--> '''Socrates:''' Well, obviously you'll need me for this! I mean, who else could possibly keep this young man out of trouble and do a better job than me?\\
'''Calvin:''' I dunno... [[Series/ThirtyRock Alec Baldwin?]]
** "Whoa! We've found the legendary WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory!"
** Later, Socrates suggests playing {{TabletopGame/Monopoly}}.
* During "Part Three", when all the electricity in town is going strange, the MTM malfunctions and proceeds to act like HAL from Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey.
--> '''MTM:''' Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
--> '''Calvin:''' Why?
--> '''MTM:''' I know you and Frank were planning to disconnect me.
--> '''Calvin & Hobbes:''' (beat) What?!
** Also:
--> '''Socrates:''' Well, maybe our mortal enemy is taking a holiday, today.\\
'''Hobbes:''' Do villains take holidays?\\
'''Socrates:''' Sure! They do it all the time. Take the villains from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', for instance.
** When Andy tries to figure out his last words, he comes up with "Either these curtains go, or I do."
--> '''Sherman:''' I think [[Creator/OrsonWelles someone]] already said that.
* In "Socrates Squared", the titular tiger gets awoken by a radio playing "Maybe Tomorrow" by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooch Scooch]] (a British pop band).[[note]]Incidentally, said song was used as the closing theme to ''Series/TheLittlestHobo''.[[/note]]
** Sherman later asks, "How exactly ''are'' the [[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Wonder Twins]], anyway?"
* "Invasion" has a lot of these.
** Nebular watches ''Film/TheAstronautsWife'', not understanding it, and Galaxoid mentions ''Film/OldYeller'' and ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
** Also, Galaxoid defends ''Film/IndependenceDay'' to King Stor.
** A panicking Calvin demands that somebody call [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]], the [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]], and [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] [[IAmNotShazam Who]].
** When the MTM suggests using the MindProbe, Hobbes remarks [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "No!]] [[MemeticMutation Not the mind probe!"]]
** Calvin, still panicking, believes that "giant Creator/StevenSpielberg-brand ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'' tripods are going to shoot up from the ground and kill us all!!"
** At the very end, Calvin heads back home, not wanting to miss ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''.
** Also at the very end, Calvin asks the MTM to put on some traveling music. He plays "Holiday" by Music/GreenDay.
* "Tales of a Tiger" also has a lot of these.
** Andy's game in his short involves has [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a plumber]] for a protagonist.
--> "I'm all for variety, but really."
*** Andy also compares the growing [=BlueTooth=] phenomenon to [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Lando Carlrission's right-hand man]], who wore earmuffs.
** The closing line of Jack's short:
--> "Now then, what's happening in [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Bikini Bottom]] today?"
** The MTM's short ends with him sleeping, having stayed up all night watching a ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' marathon.
* "Our Solemn Hour" is [[TitledAfterTheSong named for a]] Music/WithinTemptation song.
** One part recreates an exchange from ''WesternAnimation/WakkosWish'':
--> "Do you get vertigo?"\\
"Me neither."\\
"Yeah. I've seen [[Film/{{Vertigo}} that movie]] three times and I still don't get it."'
** When faced with angry pirates, Hobbes hopes that they're [[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales the kind that don't do anything.]]

[[AC:Season 5]]
* "Dark Laughter Part 1":
--> '''Andy:''' And people wonder why our landfills are full.\\
'''Socrates:''' Really? Then it's my duty as a citizen of ''Film/ThisIslandEarth'' to make up for that! To the midway![[note]]This is probably more of a reference to the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''' [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie movie]], which riffed ''This Island Earth''.[[/note]]
* Calvin whistles the ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme near the end of "Dark Laughter Part 2".
* "Socratesland":
** Sherman gets concerned about a worldwide helium shortage thanks to ''Series/TheDailyShow''.
** The manner in which Socrates describes the changing taste of the tablet is very similar to ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' - only he passes out when he reaches blueberry.
** Calvin calls the {{Literal Split Personalit|y}}ies "the [[Series/DoctorWho Tawdry Quirks]] Come to Life".
** The dark Socrates shouts '''''"[[Film/TheShining HEEEEEEEERE'S CRATESO!]]"'''''
** After the dark Socrates dissipates, Andy remarks [[Film/TheWizardOfOz "What a world, what a world."]]
* Subverted in the author's notes in "Temporal Delay" - it was originally named "Terror From the Year 2011", then "2012" (a reference to ''Film/TerrorFromTheYear5000'', another movie featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''), but was changed to its current title for two reasons: the title would've been dated and there isn't really a "terror" in the episode itself.
* One of "Black Rain"'s plotlines concerns Socrates getting stalked by Franchise/{{the Slender Man|Mythos}}, and he later freaks out about seeing a guy in a mask and hoodie (who is later revealed to have a knife) - something rather similar to the ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'' character [[FanNickname Masky.]] (It's worth noting that Creator/{{Swing 123}}'s Website/YouTube account is subscribed to the series' channel.)
** Part 4 has the group watching an old VHS, and its contents are a dead-on representation of one of [=totheark's=] videos (horrible screeching, shaky footage of forests, strangely punctuated words, and the Operator symbol everywhere).
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