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Shout Out: Chowder
  • Oh so much video games especially Katamari Damacy and Super Mario Bros.. (twice. Two Captain Ersatzes of Mario and Luigi show up in one episode and an oversized Bowser shows up in another) being two obvious examples.
  • Or in an episode, where Chowder made the least subtle but most awesome reference to Portal ever, by saying "The cake was a lie!"
  • One of the Halloween episodes was a parody of The Exorcist, and the other contained a shout out to Psycho at the end.
  • When Mung Daal recounts the time Truffles tore off his beard, leaving only the famous mustache, Chowder whispers: "She broke the combo?".
  • By far, the greatest collection of Shout Outs in one episode is the episode "Tofu Town Showdown". For example, Shnitzel's samurai outfit is the yellow-black striped outfit from Kill Bill Bruce Lee's Game of Death, Chowder sings a pastiche of "Eye of the Tiger", Shnitzel wins the final battle by going SUPER SAIYAN, and finally, "RAHDOKEN!!"
  • Similarly, in "Weekend At Shnitzel's", there's a fight scene that takes a lot of cues from Street Fighter, including a recognizable Hurricane Kick, Shoryuken, Hadoken, and Flash Kick. Plus a Mortal Kombat-style demand for a Finishing Move: "Get 'er done!" as Shnitzel is knocked down.
  • Mount Fondoom, "YOU SHALL NOT PASS"... they really like taking on LOTR. And Dwight Schultz does a terrifyingly good Gandalf.
    • That line makes a return in "The Sleep Eater" with Mung slamming a giant fork into the ground a la Gandalf.
  • Gazpacho's surreal dream sequence in "Gazpacho!" is a subtle not to the video for "Don't Come Around Here No More" by Tom Petty (complete with Gazpacho's body made out of cake and everyone dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters).
    • Not to mention Souron.
  • Back before Chowder first aired, C.H. Greenblatt expressly stated how much Katamari Damacy inspired him in the creation of this show. The King of All Clouds (Sky?) is intentionally based off The King of All Cosmos, as well as the entire Grubble Gum episode.
  • In one episode, after Chowder unearths a sugar sapphire, Mung tastes it. He has a seizure, shaking his head about, before it spontaneously pops to Bubbles' head saying "Aww, that's sweeet!" as part of the theme song is played.
  • "I can only count as high as 42. How high can you count?"
  • In "Big Ball" or , the giant turtle resembles Bowser.
    • The referee shouts "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!"
  • The Dancing Diablo peppers resemble the Jalapeno is Plants vs. Zombies.
  • There's even a reference to Alien in the episode "The Meach Harvest." One of the guard meaches roars and sticks out its tongue, which has a mouth on the end of it. It's even credited as "Alien Meach."
  • In Sing Beans, the on-edge customer waiting for his order strikes a very clear resemblance to the Lion from The Wizard of Oz, especially in voice.

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