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  • Compare the Meerkat: In #50 of Marmosets & Meerkats, Meerkat 4 (Sally) says "Okay, simples. No need to compare the meerkats."
  • Keep Calm and Carry On: "Stay calm, and call the nearest Republic troops." #582.
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken: Yoda: "Yes. Obi-Wan's original recipe of eleven secret turds and spiders, it is!" #1025.
  • McDonald's: #1025 is titled "Would You Like Flies With That?"
  • The Man Your Man Could Smell Like: Anything is possible when your man looks like a cyborg and not a lady. #659.
    • Luke: "I'm on a tauntaun?" #921.
  • Old El Paso: #1020 is titled "¡Por qué no las dos?"
  • Piracy, It's a Crime: R2-D2 tries to download the Peace Moon in #821, which is titled "You Wouldn't Steal a Peace Moon".
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: #907 is titled "Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together".

    Comics 

    Films — Animated 
  • Aladdin: Needing an alias for Han, Jim thinks up the name Iago, and suggest Chewbacca can be Jafar. #1069.
  • The Emperor's New Groove: The waterfall scene is quoted verbatim in #207, which is titled "The Jedi Master's New Groove".
  • Finding Nemo: #1006 is titled "Finding Emo".
    • #1190: Obi-Wan: Luke. Luuuke. Luke... Hey, Luke!
  • Frozen: E-3PO (the silver droid C-3PO speaks to in Cloud City) quotes "Let it go, let it go. You can't hold it back any more." #1074.
    • #1115, in which Han is shown frozen in carbonite, is titled "Let It Go".
  • Happy Feet: #363, which mentions penguins, is titled "Happy Feat".
  • The Lion King: Darth Vader: "Look, Obi-Wan. Everything your light touches is corrupted forever." #839, which is titled "Remember..." echoing Mufasa's spirit's message to Simba.
  • The Little Mermaid: #22 is titled "It's Better Down Where it's Wetter".
  • The Polar Express: The title of #947.
  • Shrek: #74 is titled "Jedi Are Like Onions".
    • "Not my gumdrop buttons!" #348.

    Films — Live Action 
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey: Han (after bumping his head): "My god, it's full of stars." #995.
    • Luke: "My god... it's full of midi-chlorians." #1035.
    • In #1078, Nute Gunray echoes HAL's dying words: "Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer, do!" And the strip is titled "Hallo, Goodbye".
  • 300: #672 is titled "This is Madness!"
  • Airplane!: The medical droid says "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit XL oil." #639.
    • #915 hints that Jim ran a campaign based around the film. And the strip is titled "We Were All Counting on You".
    • And all is revealed in #917, titled "But That's Not Important Right Now".
  • Alien: #15 is titled "In Space, No One Can Hear You Shout".
    • #732 is titled "In Space, No One Can Hear Your Scene".
  • Aliens:
    • Padmé: "That sounds good too. We can nuke him from orbit." #493.
    • #695 gives us:
    GM: "Your dreadnought's homer is about nine meters away. Seven, six..."
    R2-D2: "That can't be. That's inside the room!"
    • #899 is titled "What Are We Supposed to Use? Harsh Language?".
    • Luke: "Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this?" #981.
  • Apocalypse Now: #151 is titled "I Love the Smell of Plasma in the Morning".
    • Followed later by #472, titled "Smells Like... Victory".
  • Army of One: The title of #280.
  • Avatar: Luke (to Yoda, discussing the possibility of Darth Vader attacking Dagobah): "I hate to break it to you, but if you're counting on the trees and rocks for help, you're gonna be a pile of radioactive disappointment." #1065.
  • Back to the Future: Wuher (Mos Eisley cantina bartender): "Nivver heared o' sooch a ridiculous thing. In here, we puir whisky." #749.
    • #919 is titled "1.21 Jigga-XP".
  • Barton Fink: Darth Vader yells, "I'll show you the power of the mind!", in #1138, titled "You Dirty Fink". Vader's Charlie Meadows-esque rant continues into the next strip.
  • Batman: Darth Vader channels Jack Nicholson's Joker and his "I'm glad you're dead," speech in #1132.
  • A Beautiful Mind: #1176 is titled "A Nuteiful Bind".
  • Bend It Like Beckham: #910 is titled "Bend it Like Starkiller".
  • Blade Runner: Anakin applies the Voight-Kampff test to C-3PO in #299.
    • General Grievous recites Roy Batty's dying monologue, slightly modified, as he dies. #548.
  • Braveheart: #160 is titled "They May Take Our Advice", and the next strip is title "... But They'll Never Take Our Giant Dinosaur Ponies!!"
    • Captain Antilles (as Vader chokes him to death): "<gasp> You may take my lives... <choke> but you'll never... <ckckth> stop me rerolling!!" #680
  • A Bridge Too Far: The title of #11.
    • Varied to "Abridged Too Far" in #367.
  • Casablanca: #484. Pete in the 4th panel.
    • #599 is titled "Shocked. Shocked, I Say".
    • Leia: "Look, the problems of two people and two droids don't amount to a hill of space pears in this crazy galaxy." #677.
    • #840 is titled "Of All the Space Stations in All the Galaxy..."
  • Cast Away: The title of #574, which is about Yoda tossing Chewbacca aside as a character.
  • Chariots of Fire: #358 is titled "Chariot of Choir".
  • Citizen Kane: General Grievous's last word is "Rosebud". #548.
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind: #68 is titled "Random Encounters of the Absurd Kind".
  • Cool Hand Luke: Jawa (punishing R2-D2 for trying to escape): "What we've got here is... failure to communicate." #700.
    • #1186, in which Luke gets his prosthetic hand, is titled "Cool Hand, Luke".
  • Dances with Wolves: #300 is titled "Dances with Droids".
  • The Dark Knight Saga: The intermediate campaign which Ben ran between Episode IV and Episode V began with Ben intending it to be a light comedic spoof of the superhero genre, a la Batman, but the players turned it into this Darker and Edgier version.
  • Das Boot: R2 falls in the swamp and uses his periscope in #1004, titled "Das < boop >".
  • Death Becomes Her: The title of #646.
  • Driving Miss Daisy: #999 is titled "Driving Miss Crazy".
  • Dude, Where's My Car?: #154, in which kaadus first appear, is titled "Du, Where's My Kaa?".
    • C-3PO: "And then?" (after Luke's torpedoes go into the Peace moon vent) #910.
  • Face/Off: #1137 is titled "Blast/Off".
  • Fargo: Sergeant Major Trey Callum displays Dakotan mannerisms in the snow on Hoth. #963 and following strips.
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Corey fakes being sick to get a day off school just to play the game, in #1123. The strip is titled "Corey's Day Off".
  • A Few Good Men: "You want my statement? You can't handle my statement!" #356.
  • A Fish Called Wanda: #955 is titled "Don't Call Me Stupid".
  • Flashdance: The title of #286.
  • Footloose: Title of #746, which is primarily the cantina band music.
  • Freaks: Jim, when Annie makes a corny pun: "One of us! One of us!" #368.
  • Forrest Gump: "The way I see it... a character sheet is like a box of chocolates..." #143.
    • #954 is titled "Stupid is as Stupid Does".
  • Girl Interrupted: #170 is titled "Maul, Interrupted".
  • The Godfather: "Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in." #386.
  • Gone with the Wind: "...Clone with the Wind?" is the attempt of a clone trooper to answer a knock-knock joke by C-3PO. #820.
    • #942 is titled "Clankily my Dear, I Don't Give a Can".
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: #1157 is titled "The Good, The Bad, and The Chewie".
  • Goodfellas: When Luke spots Boba Fett taking the frozen Han away on Cloud City, Boba yells "You think this is funny? I amuse you?" before shooting at him. #1117.
  • Gorillas in the Mist: #6 is titled "Jedi in the Mist".
    • #668 is titled "Fishes of the Mist".
  • Grease: #84, in which they work on hotting up Anakin's racing pod, is titled "Greased Lightning".
    • #131 is titled "Sour Relations, or 'Tell Me More, Tell Me More'". Followed immediately by #132, titled "Dour Narrations, or 'Like, Did He Have a Pod?'".
    • #1043 is titled "Tell Me Maw, Tell Me Maw".
  • Groundhog Day: #227 is titled "Watch That First Step, It's a Doozy".
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: The title of #1085 is the movie title verbatim.
  • Home Alone: #419 is titled "Clone Alone".
  • The Hunt for Red October: #463 is titled "The Hunt for Infrared October".
  • Indiana Jones:
    • Raiders of the Lost Ark:
      • The title of #28 is "Finders of the Lost Plot".
      • R2-D2: "Sand. Why did it have to be... sand?" #688.
      • The title of #787 is "Raiders of the Lost Orb".
      • The title of #817 is "Giant Earthworms. Why'd it have to be Giant Earthworms?"
      • Luke: "I dunno! I'm making it up as I go along!" #968.
    • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade:
      • The title of #971 is "Only the Penitent Camel Shall Pass..."
      • In the same strip, it's revealed that Sally named Chewbacca after her dog...
  • James Bond:
  • Jaws: #786 is titled "They're Gonna Need a Bigger Ship".
  • Jerry Maguire: Leia: "Show me the vectors!" #886.
    • Luke: "You had me at 'You wouldn't like me'." The strip is titled "Show Me the Trash Talk". #1128.
  • Jewel of the Nile: #1038 is titled "The Duel of Denial".
  • Joe Versus The Volcano: #878 is titled "Jim Versus the Volcano".
  • Jurassic Park: Sally invents a dinosaur cloning room on Kamino in #272.
    • #527 is titled "Do You Think He Saurus?".
    • #1148:
    R2-D2: It's a Unix system! I know this!
  • Legends Of The Fall: The title of #386.
  • Lethal Weapon: An obvious one in #680:
    Captain Antilles: Diplomatic immunity! (I can't believe I didn't think of that one before.)
    Darth Vader: Revoked. *chokes him*
  • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels: #429 is titled "Locked Dock and Two Smoking Barrels".
  • The Lord of the Rings: An intermission strip has Ben recognise the miniature being used to portray Count Dooku as the same one they used in a previous game to represent a wizard who turned evil and worked for the main bad guy - referring to Saruman, played by the same actor as Dooku, Christopher Lee. #412.
    Major Derlin, 2nd Lord Clabburn: Hold your ground, hold your ground!
    Major Derlin, 2nd Lord Clabburn: A day may come when the courage of men and women... and droids... and shapeshifters... and other Rebels fails, when we forsake this land and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.
    Major Derlin, 2nd Lord Clabburn: An hour of... giant mechatronic camels and shattered guns, when the age of the Rebellion comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight!
    Major Derlin, 2nd Lord Clabburn: By all that you hold dear on this good Hoth, I bid you stand, Rebels of the Clabburn Range!
    • R2-D2 has an internal conflict with the digitised mind of Nute Gunray residing in his circuits in #1146. The scene is presented with a split screen showing a Gollum-like version of R2 and a Smeagol-like version, using mirror images and a shift in colour balance, much like the Gollum/Smeagol dialogue scenes in the films. This continues into the next strip, with R2 finally winning with the line "Leave now, and never come back! Leave! Now! And never come back!".
    • #1190 is an intermission strip built entirely around lines from the films, with Obi-Wan's Force ghost appearing as "Obi-Wan the White" to Luke in the "Lembas snow" on Hoth.
  • Mad Max: Name dropped in #50.
  • The Maltese Falcon: Han calls the Millennium Falcon the Malteser Falcon in #782, titled "It's What Dreams Are Made of".
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much: The film's signature song "Que Sera, Sera" is used as the title for #482.
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: #575 is titled "The Man Who Shot Valiant Liberty".
  • The Matrix: Obi-Wan giving Adam a Red Pill, Blue Pill choice in #726.
    • Yoda offers Luke a choice between red brew and blue milk in #1020.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail: #391 is titled "See the Violence Inherent in the System".
    • Count Dookû (who in D&D is space-French): "Your mother was a womp rat and your father smells of sweesonberries!" #392.
    • Luke: "Come back, you coward! I'll chop your legs off!" #979.
    • Pete helps Ben build a science experiment involving a wooden duck (referencing the witch-drowning scene), in #1061.
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian: #517 is titled "The Popular People's Liberation Front of Naboo".
    • #644 is titled "He's not the Messiah, He's a Dreadnoughty Boy".
    • The I Am Spartacus moment in #1105 where Han, Chewbacca, and Leia claim to be Obi-Wan, is finished with C-3PO emphatically claiming not to be, similar to Mr Cheeky in Monty Python's Life of Brian.
  • Mystery Men: #766:
    Obi-Wan: Do not seek too quickly to master the Force, lest—
    Luke: The Force become my master? Yeah yeah, I get it.
  • On the Waterfront: Bail Organa: "I coulda been the Chancellor. I coulda been somebody, instead of a Senator, which is what I am, let's face it." #215.
  • The Parent Trap: The title of #844.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The sword fight in #393.
  • Planet of the Apes: You damn dirty Sith! #397.
  • The Princess Bride:
    • "Do we have to hear about the kissing part?" R2-D2 in #270.
      • And when Anakin and Padmé kiss near the beginning of Episode III the strip is titled "Can't We Skip This Bit?" #489.
    • Padmé refers to a "Miracle Man" who might be able to bring Shmi back to life, in #316.
    • #393. In Dooku's and Obi-Wan's laser-sword duel, their entire exchange is a play on words referencing the best sword fights from The Princess Bride, The Secret Of Monkey Island, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Princess Bride again.
    • Strip #395 flashes out of Star Wars entirely and shows several panels from The Princess Bride, with the kid complaining to the grandfather that it's unfair if Padmé dies in this scene. When Padmé revives it is implied she was hallucinating. The strip is titled "Mostly Dead".
    • In #406 the mysterious "fantasy campaign" they played in between Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones is revealed to have been based on The Princess Bride, with the give-away line being R2-D2 yelling, "There is no such thing as immunity to iocane powder!"
    • Soon after, Anakin and Padmé get married in a strip titled "Mawwiage". #409.
    • And the game is given away completely in #410, which shows the GM's campaign notes for The Princess Bride campaign. The strip is titled "Let Me Explain... No, There is Too Much. Let Me Sum Up".
    • When introduced to Tarkin for the first time, Vader says, "I'll kill him tomorrow." But he never does. #652.
    • #706 is titled "Inconceivable".
    • In #729: "My name is Luke Amidala? You killed my father?" Followed immediately by "I was prepared to die..."
    • #876:
    Luke: Okay, you've proven useful for another day.
    C-3PO: Have fun storming the Peace Moon!
    Luke: Good bye, 3PO. Good work. Translate well. I'll most likely melt you down in the morning.
    • Boba Fett: "His name is Obi-Wan Kenobi. When I meet him, I shall say to him: Hello. My name is Boba Fett. You killed my father. Prepare to die." #1042.
    • #1127:
    Lando: Look who... <choke> knows so much... <gasp>... about dead.
  • Primal Fear: "You are making a mockery of my courtroom and I'm not going to allow it." #357.
  • Psycho: The title of #783.
  • Pulp Fiction: Mace Windu decided to "walk the Galaxy", "You know, walk the Galaxy, meet aliens", followed by "From here on in you can consider Mace retired.", in strip #380. The strip title is also a pun on the film title: "Sulk Addiction".
  • Rashomon: #200 is titled "Rush 'Em On", and is a recounting of a very different version of events occurring to Queen Amidala, through Jim's point of view, in true "Rashomon"-Style.
  • Rebel Without a Cause: Bail Organa is introduced as a very James Dean-esque character, quoting some of Jim Stark's lines in #215, titled "Rebel Without a Cause, Yet".
    • Bail Organa again: "Please, lock me up. I'm gonna hit somebody and I don't want to." In #500, titled "A Stark Decision".
    • Finally, Bail declares, "Our Rebellion has a cause." #645.
  • Rocky: Specifically Rocky III: #1055 is titled "I, Piett the Fool" after Mr. T's trademark quote.
  • Serenity: "Screw that. I'm going to live." #477
  • The Shawshank Redemption: Red (droid in Jawa captivity): "Freedom at last? Ha. They sent me here for life, and that's exactly what they took." #699.
  • The Shining: Luke goes a bit crazy in the snow in #936.
    • Luke: "I'd sell my soul for a glass of mulled wine." #939, titled "Pre-medicated Red Rum".
  • The Silence of the Lambs: Luke: "Umm... If it's okay with you, I don't think I'll go back to your hut made of human skin." #1011, titled "The Verbosity of the Alien of Unspecified Species".
    • E-3PO (the silver droid C-3PO speaks to in Cloud City) says "It puts the oil on its body or it gets the hose again." #1074.
  • Singin' in the Rain: #288 is titled "Stringin' in the Rain".
  • The Sixth Sense: #550 is titled "The Sith Sense".
  • Snakes on a Plane: #689 is titled "Bakes on a Plain".
  • Sneakers: #501 is titled "Too Many Secrets".
  • Soylent Green: #156, in which Jar Jar negotiates with Boss Nass to sell the humans of Naboo for food, is titled "Soylent Auction".
    • R2-D2: "Mos Eisley is made of dreadnought!" #742. And the strip title is "Painting the Town Green".
  • Spaceballs: #521.
  • Spartacus: The I Am Spartacus scene is echoed when Boba Fett is desperate to know where Obi-Wan is, so he can kill him, Han claims to be Obi-Wan, then Chewbacca claims to be Obi-Wan, then Leia claims to be Obi-Wan. #1105.
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: #1041:
    Boba Fett: He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round perdition's flames before I give him up!
    • #1078 is titled "The Needs of the Many", and features Obi-Wan's ghost holding his hands up in a pose reminiscent of Spock in the fateful scene near the end.
    • Boba Fett again channels Khan in #1088: "I mean to avenge myself upon him. I shall deprive him of power, and then, I mean to deprive him of his life."
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home: #994:
    Captain of Other Star Destroyer: Why don't ya watch where you're going, ya dumbass!
    Captain Needa: Well, uh, double dumbass on you!
  • Strictly Ballroom: #176, in which Qui-Gon performs dance-like moves in combat with Darth Maul, is titled "Strictly Maul-room".
  • Superman II: "Kneel before Valorum!" Spoken by the same actor who played General Zod. #139.
    • The name "Zod" is shown as the GM's original idea for Valorum's name in the GM's notes revealed in #206.
  • Taxi Driver: "You talkin' to me? What am I, your taxi driver?" #623.
    • Ponda Baba: "You talkin' to me? ... I don't see no one else here, you must be talkin' to me." #750.
  • This Is Spinal Tap: #364 is titled "This Is A Spinal Trap".
    • #752 is titled "None More Loud".
  • THX1138: Officer Party 1138. #806.
  • Titanic: #809 is titled "Draw Me Like One of Your Space French Girls".
  • Top Gun: "Oh yeah. I got a need for speed." #79.
    • #749, titled "The Need for Theed".
  • Triumph of the Will: Title of #271.
  • Twilight: #572, complete with Take That. And the strip title is "Total Eclipse of the Heart", referencing "Total Eclipse".
  • Van Helsing: #552, also complete with Take That.
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit: R2 plays on Roger Rabbit's line about escaping the handcuffs in #1173:
    Leia: The power was literally inside you the whole time?
    R2-D2: Uh-huh.
    Leia: You could have used it at any time?
    R2-D2: No! Only when it was maximally [...] awesome.
  • The Wild One: Bail Organa continues channelling James Dean in #500:
    Padmé: Oh. So... what do we rebel against?
    Bail Organa: What do you got?
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: #923 is titled "Wampa-Lampa Doobity-Doo".
  • The Wizard of Oz: #250 is titled "And Your Little Droid Too".
    • #374 is titled "Jedi and Monsters and Droids, Oh My".
    • "Fly, my pretties!" #382, titled "The Wonderful Jedi of Oz".
    • #469 is titled "If I Only Had Your Brain".
    • Obi-Wan refers to General Grievous, Nute Gunray, and the Separatists leaders as, "Not only the Tin Man, but the Cowardly Lion and his Munchkins too." Then Grievous uses the words, "Ding dong, Gunray!" #528.
    • #560 is titled "And Their Little Padawans Too".
    • Luke: "R2, I've a feeling we're not on Tatooine any more." #1003

    Literature 
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: #95 is titled "Just What I Choose it to Mean".
    • When Jim first gets the idea to take over playing Queen Amidala, his first reaction is to quote the Queen of Hearts: "Off with their heads!" #198.
  • —All You Zombies—: The unexpected Vader/Luke twist in the non-canon intermission episode #1191.
  • Animal Farm: C-3PO channel's Old Major's "Is it not crystal clear, comrades," speech to the animals in #1075, directing it to the oppressed droids of Cloud City.
  • Arabian Nights: #1001 (a significant strip number) is titled "Tales of Raving Spites".
  • Baba Yaga: Qui-Gon thinks the Hutts are big scary cottages "with giant chicken feet". #51.
  • The Bible: #78 is titled "The Wagers of Jinn" (Romans 6:23).
    • #111, in which the ridiculously wasteful Qui-Gon Jinn returns to the spaceship on Tatooine, is titled "The Prodigal Master" (Luke 15:11-32).
      • Later, Pete returns to the game in a strip titled "The Prodigal Robot". #376
    • #189 is titled "The Root of All Chaotic Neutral" (1 Timothy 6:10).
    • #555 is titled "No Arrest For the Wicked" (Isaiah 48:22).
    • #571 is titled "Massacre of Innocence", referring to the Massacre of the Innocents (Matthew 2:16-18).
    • #582 is titled "One of Thy Members Should Perish" (Matthew 5:29).
    • #690 is titled "Walking Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death" (Psalm 23:4).
    • #728 is titled "Visited Upon the Son", and the next strip is titled "The Sins of the Father". (Exodus 20:5).
    • #881, in which Luke suspects Leia of being a traitor, is titled "Kiss of Jedis" (Matthew 26:47–50).
    • #952 is titled "Lamb to the Slaughter" (Isaiah 53:7).
    • #1042 is titled "The Trail is Hot, But the Vengeance is Cold" (alluding to "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak") (Matthew 26:41).
  • The Book of Common Prayer: #608 is titled "Ashes to Ashes, Trust to Trust".
  • Bunduki: #1033 is titled "Fearless Master of the Jedi", after the title of J.T. Edson's fourth Bunduki book: Fearless Master of the Jungle.
  • Callahans Crosstime Saloon: When Pete makes a dreadful pun (on lambda calculus), the other long-term players throws peanuts at him, and Annie presumes it must be a tradition. #475.
  • The Canterbury Tales: #299 is titled "The Replicanterbury Tales: The Protocol Droid's Tale".
  • The Catcher in the Rye: #1008 is titled "The Catcher on the Sly".
  • Children of the Corn: #578 is titled "Children of the Scorn".
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: The title of #711.
  • Discworld: A strip featuring Cockney-esque salesmen droids insistently selling services the players neither want nor need is titled "Cuttin' Me Own Throat". #425
    • #832 is titled "Divors Alarums".
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: #229 is called "Do Hovercars Dream of Electric Eels?".
  • Doctor Dolittle: Mentioned explicitly by Pete in #637.
  • The Domesday Book: #871 is titled "The Dome's Day Hook".
  • Dr. Seuss: #397 is titled "One Sword, Two Sword, Red Sword, Blue Sword".
    • #773 is titled "Green Lasers and Ham".
    • #905 is titled "Do, Sir, You, Sir, Choose to Choose, Sir?" (from "Fox in Socks")
  • Dune: GM: "Giant worms in a desert is just silly." in #394, titled "Duned to Failure".
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: #120 is titled "Fear and Loathing in Mos Espa".
  • Fighting Fantasy:
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls: #813 is titled "For Whom the Smell Roils".
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel (the book and the Mini Series): #1100 is titled "Guns, Jerks, and Steal".
  • Half-Life: Full Life Consequences: #521.
  • Harry Potter: #513 is titled "Mace Windu and the Chamber of Secrets".
    • When Corey is asked to choose a new surname as cover, he picks "Potter", and Sally enthusiastically agrees. #741.
    • #818 is titled "Dianoga Alley".
    • The #918 intermission strip re-imagines Obi-Wan's meeting with Luke using the dialogue of Hagrid's first meeting with Harry Potter.
    • Yoda says that Luke has to learn to keep Vader from entering his mind, and offers to teach him the "Jedi skill" of Occlumency. #1063. Then in #1077, Yoda channels Dumbledore: "Open your mind to Vader, you must not."
  • I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: The title of #549 is "I Have No Moth, Yet Ice Cream".
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
    • "Here I am, brain the size of a planet(...)" #72.
    • In the non-canon extra strip where Qui-Gon actually does Summon a Bigger Fish (and crushes Padmé with it), a bowl of petunias lands a moment after the fish. #208.
    • #320, about overcoming translation difficulties, is titled "You'll Need to Have this Bigger Fish in Your Ear".
    • "How depressingly stupid." #422.
    • #568 is titled "So Long and Thanks for All the Bigger Fish".
    • "My name... is not important." #721.
    • #746:
    Luke: Wow, I've never seen so many people, and... things.
    C-3PO: The things are also people.
    • Darth Vader: "Looks like a moon, moves like a moon, steers like a cow." #868.
    • When Boba Fett says "To my destiny", Admiral Piett repeats the line and then explains "I'm sorry. I thought you were proposing a toast." This is the same reaction Ford Prefect has to the line "To business" during the discussion with the mice. #1042.
    • #983 is titled "Paranoid Droid".
    • #994 is titled "Space is Small. Really Small".
    • #1142, in which Lando calls for "last drinks" like the doomed barman just before the Earth is destroyed by the Vogon fleet, is titled "There Was a Terrible Ghastly Silence".
  • The Hobbit: Bilbo should have listened to The Rant for #763 before hosting a dinner party.
    • R2-D2 implies he had a riddle contest with the dragonsnake in the Dagobah swamp. #1050, titled "If It Loses, We Eats It".
  • Jack Ryan: Padmé: "We're a clear and present danger!" #589, the title of which is "Patriot Fears", a blend of "Patriot Games" and "The Sum of All Fears".
  • A Kiss Before Dying: #986 is titled "A Kiss Before Die-ing".
  • Lensman: Allotropic Iron torpedoes #415.
  • The Little Engine That Could: #1054 is titled "The Little Jedi that Could".
  • The Little Prince: After Pete gave her a copy of The Prince earlier, Sally reciprocates by giving Pete a copy of this. #634.
  • The Lord of the Rings: Name dropped as a story Jim is confusing with a previous game they actually played, in #260.
    • The Council of Elrond is referenced in #308, titled "The Council of El Ronco".
    • #383, titled "Fly, You Fools".
    • And then later, #440 is titled "Fry, You Fools".
    • Anakin channels Galadriel on Naboo: "I will rule with my Queen of Light. She shall be loved by all as I love her." #600
    • #763, titled "One Does Not Simply Walk Through Mos Eisley":
    Obi-Wan: Always remember, Luke, the Orb is trying to evade its quester. It wants to be lost.
    R2-D2: {quietly} My precious...
    • #781 is titled "Helm's Deep".
    • #842 is titled "The One Thing" and is about R2-D2 wanting to retrieve the Lost Orb, which had previously been alluded to as an analogue of the One Ring.
    • #992 is titled "Speak, < doip >, and Enter".
    • Pete has dice with the numerals written in Quenya. #1019.
    • Obi-Wan says "Fool of a Luke!" when Luke opens his psychic connection to Vader to find out where he is, echoing Gandalf's "Fool of a Took!"
    • Actually from The Peoples of Middle-earth, but close enough: R2-D2 uses a tongue twister as a shibboleth to prove he is not being controlled by the digitised mind of Nute Gunray in strip #1147, in a scene visually referencing the split personality between Gollum and Smeagol in the film of The Lord of the Rings. The strip title is "You Say Serindë, I Say Þerindë, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", referring to "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"from Tolkien's The Peoples of Middle-earth.
    • The GM's original adventure plan for Episode V (#1189) involved the P Cs recruiting the Force ghosts of many deceased Jedi to help them win an epic battle against the Empire, just like the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
  • Moby-Dick: By way of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Boba Fett quotes Khan's "He tasks me" monologue. #1041.
  • The Most Dangerous Game: General Grievous, being chased and hunted by Obi-Wan: "The most dangerous game! Exhilarating, is it not?" #544.
  • The Old Man and the Sea: #647 is titled "The Young Man and the Lava".
  • The Prince: Pete gives Sally a copy of this book in #583. Mentioned again in #619.
  • The Princess and the Pea: #677 is titled "The Princess and the Pete".
    • #798 is titled "The Princess and the Orb".
    • #1116 is titled "The Princess and the Wookiee".
  • Sense and Sensibility: #230 is titled "Sense and Sensitivity".
    • And later, in the courtroom scene: "Sentence and Insensibility". #230.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: #812 is called "A Series of Unfortunate Vents".
  • Sherlock Holmes: "Alimentary." Obi-Wan twists Holmes's catch-phrase in #258.
    • #411 is titled "Elementary, My Dear Obi-Wan".
    • The Seven Percent Solution: #50 is titled "The 23% Solution".
    • "Minions, the game is afoot!". #470.
    • #1097 is titled "Eliminate the Impossible", alluding to the quote "when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth".
  • Snow Crash: The scene where Luke's speeder crashes into the snow on Hoth is titled "Downfall of the Protagonist Hero". #976.
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: #434 is titled "Heckle and Hide".
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: "To begin with, this case should never have come to trial." #356.
  • Valley of the Dolls: #715 is titled "Valley of the Rolls".
  • War and Peace: #407 is titled "Peace and War".
  • Wuthering Heights: #614 is titled "Mothering Fights".
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: #52 is titled "Zen and the Art of Spaceship Maintenance".
    • Annie, out of character, referring to her father: "He taught me the Zen of car maintenance." #884.

    Live Action TV 
  • The A-Team: #847 reveals that Han loves it when a plan comes together.
    • #880 is titled "The B Team".
  • The Adventures of Superman: Chewbacca questions the value of fighting "for truth, justice, and the Jedi way", in #1081.
  • All in the Family: #826 is titled "Pall in the Family".
  • Arrested Development: The strip title "And That's Why You Always Shoot First" of #1082 uses the tagline format "And that's why you..." used in the TV show whenever someone learns a valuable lesson.
  • Battlestar Galactica (Classic): Mace Windu uses the expression "mother-frakking". #484.
  • Babylon 5: #633 is titled "How Will This End?"
  • Batman: The intermediate campaign which Ben ran between Episode IV and Episode V began with Ben intending it to be a light comedic spoof of the superhero genre, but the players turned it into the Darker and Edgier The Dark Knight Saga.
  • The Big Bang Theory: The big bang of Naboo blowing up in #774 is titled "Unravelling the Mysteries", from the show's theme tune.
  • Blackadder's Christmas Carol: "...wouldn't recognise a coherent plot if it painted itself purple and tapdanced on top of a harpsichord singing 'Coherent Plots Are Here Again'". #72.
  • The Bold and the Beautiful: #1051 is titled "The Boulder and the Beautifuller".
  • Breaking Bad: #943 is titled "Brocken Badass".
  • Cheers: #1059 is titled "Where Everyone Knows Your Name", and is about tracking down Han's bar-crawler friend, Lando, in order to find the "Dagger Bar".
  • Dallas: The FAQ for Arks and Archeologists says of 'their idea" of Temple Of Doom:
    We're planning to do that whole movie as a giant dream sequence that ends with Indy stepping out of the shower in the opening scene of the next film.
  • Days of Our Lives: #398 is titled "Like Hands Through the Hourglass".
  • Discovery Channel: #658 is titled "Shaak Weak".
  • Doctor Who: #1073 is titled "Rise of the Cyber-Man", echoing the Tenth Doctor episode "Rise of the Cybermen".
  • Fawlty Towers: #789 is titled "I Mentioned It Once, But I Think I Got Away With It".
    • General Rieekan: "Hey, droid! Where's my waldorf salad?!" And the strip title "Odd Radish Strand" is an anagram of "Darths and Droids". #924
  • Firefly: #768 is titled "Fire and Fly".
    Lando: He blew up my ship last time I saw him.
    Han: Hey, that was a perfectly legitimate conflict of interest.
  • Game of Thrones: Luke channels Oberyn Martell's battle with Gregor Clegane, demanding Vader admit to his crimes, in strip #1145.
  • Get Smart: #355 is titled "Missed It by That Much".
    • #807 is titled "Control and Chaos".
  • Happy Days: Sally says Dex's diner is just like Arnold's. #252.
    • #274 is titled "Jumping the Shaak".
    • Han does percussive maintenance on the Falcon in a manner reminiscent of Fonzie, in a strip titled "Thumps Up", a pun opn Fonzie's "thumbs up" gesture. #984.
  • I Love Lucy: Lando: "Luke, you got some 'splainin' to do." #1166.
  • The Incredible Hulk: Darth Vader: "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." #1128.
  • Kung Fu: Yoda calls Luke "Young fieldhopper", referencing Caine calling his students "grasshopper". #1009.
  • Lassie: "What's that R2? Timmy's trapped down a gravity well?" #171.
    • #667 is titled "Jar Jar Come Home", after the film "Lassie Come Home".
  • The Lone Ranger: The title of #975.
  • Lost in Space: The title of #448.
  • The Love Boat: #695 is titled "Promises Something for Everyone".
    • The next strip is titled "Come Aboard, We're Expecting You".
  • MacGyver: #159 features a ridiculously convoluted plan to engineer geysers to erupt to short circuit enemy tanks, and is titled "MacGeyser".
  • Mad About You: The title of #852.
  • Mission: Impossible: The title of #1188 is "Mission: Invulnerable".
  • Mister Ed: #142 is titled "The Source of the Force, Of Course, Of Course".
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: #277 is titled "I've Got a Luverly Bunch of Space Pears".
    • R2-D2 translating droid beeps hesitantly improvised by the GM: "What? Your hovercraft is full of eels?" #279.
    • #577 is titled "Is This the Right Room for an Argument?"
    • #745 is titled "He's a Freighter Pilot and He's Okay".
    • #756 is titled "It Was Also Full of Space Eels".
    • #815 is titled "Spang, Corroded Beams, Spang, Spang, Metal Shards, Spang, Rusty Springs, and Spang".
  • The Muppet Show: San Hill speaks just like the Swedish Chef. #308.
    • Palpatine calls Yoda "quite the violent little muppet" in #613.
    • #643 is titled "Hermit Agog", a pun on "Kermit the frog", and again alluding to the fact that Yoda is a Muppet.
    • And Leia refers to Yoda as a "muppet" in #854.
    • Chewbacca: "It's the Millennium Falcon! With our very special guest star, a non-functional hyperdrive! Yaaaaayyyy!!" #958, titled "Now Let's Get Things Started".
    • When Han speaks Pig Latin (in space), the strip is titled "In Spatium Porcos" ("Pigs in Space" in Latin). #1070.
  • MythBusters: #551 is titled "SithBusters".
    • When Ben asks Pete's help in creating a science demo, the result sounds incredibly dangerous, in strip #1061, titled "Well, There's Your Problem", one of the MythBusters' catch-phrases.
  • Party of Five: The title of #1150.
  • Raising Hope: The title of #656.
  • Saturday Night Live: #362 is titled "Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Dice".
  • Sesame Street: #509 is titled "W is for Wookiee, That's Good Enough for Me".
  • Star Trek: The Original Series:
    • R2-D2: "She's dead, Jim." #316.
    • Obi-Wan: "Captain's log, 3634 ATC." #521, which is titled "The Enemy Within".
    • #857 is titled "Set Phasers to Phun".
    • When Leia asks R2 to decrypt the coordinates of the secret Rebel rendezvous point, she gives "Authorisation code 1-1-A", using the same code sequence Kirk uses to initiate the Enterprises self-destruct sequence in "Star Trek S 3 E 15 Let That Be Your Last Battlefield". #863.
    • #1032 is titled "To Boldly Go". And Chewbacca mentions a "brave new frontier" in the strip.
    • #1039 is titled "Face the Final Frontier".
    • Chewbacca: "So, what are you going to do, you tin-pot dictator with delusions of godhood?", taken from a Klingon's insulting of Kirk in "The Trouble with Tribbles". #1176.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation:
    • Head Jawa: But... he passed a full diagnostic this morning! #701.
    • Darth Vader: Make it so. #771.
    • #1172 is titled "The Inner Light", the famous episode in which Picard lives a full life inside an induced dream.
  • The Twilight Zone: Title of #319.
    • R2-D2: "I'm the best at dodging in this Galaxy. I control the horizontal! I control the vertical!" #904, titled "In the Zone".
  • The Weakest Link: The title of #985, in which C-3PO calls for a vote to see who they kick off the Falcon.
  • Wheel of Fortune: #747 is titled "I'd Like to Buy a Vowel".
  • Yo Gabba Gabba: Bib Fortuna addresses Jabba with "Yo Jabba Jabba" in #1201.

    Music 
  • "Always on My Mind": #1063 titled "You Were Always in My Mind".
  • America: #967 titled "On a Camel With No Name".
  • The Angels (USA band): #486 is titled "Hey La, My Boyfriend's Back".
  • The Angels (Australian band): #1111 is titled "Am I Ever Gonna Trust Your Face Again?"
  • "Baa Baa Black Sheep": #949 is titled "Bar, Bar, Brown Wookiee".
  • Baha Men: The title of #257 is "Who Let the Dogs Out?".
    • And #1087, which contains a flashback to #257, is "Who Let the Dogs In".
  • Band Aid: The "charity performance" of the water ballet Anakain and Palpatine attend includes the lyrics "Do they know it's Life Day time at all?" #513.
  • The Beatles: #172 titled "Maxwell's Force Field", is about the force field figuratively coming down upon their heads.
    • #245 titled "Sergeant Yoda's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
    • #316, in which Anakin is carrying Shmi's body, is titled "She Ain't Heavy", implying the follow-up "she's my mother".
    • #479 titled "Twist and Shout".
    • Padmé: "There's a shadow hanging over you." #605, titled "I Believe in Yesterday".
    • Echoing the lyric from "Yesterday", #648 titled "Half the Man He Used to Be".
    • #977 titled "Get Dak!"
    • #1078 titled "Hallo, Goodbye"
  • Billy Idol: #927 titled "Rebel's Yell".
    • And just two strips later: "An Ice Day for a White Welding".
  • Billy Joel: #1096 titled "Just the Way You Are".
  • Bobby Fuller Four: #1093 titled "I Thought the Law, that the... Law Won".
  • Bobby Mc Ferrin: #993 titled "Don't Worry, Beep Happy".
  • Bobby Pickett: #534 titled "Monster Mash".
  • "Boney Was a Warrior": #845 titled "Obi-Was a Warrior".
  • Bon Jovi: #552 titled "Staked Through the Heart, And You're to Blame".
  • Bonnie Tyler: #572 titled "Total Eclipse of the Heart".
  • Charlie Daniels: #194 titled "The Devil Went Down the Gorge, Eh?"
  • The Clash: #963 titled "Should He Stay or Should He Go?"
  • Culture Club: #615 titled "Calmer Chameleon".
  • Divinyls: #684 titled "There's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Paint".
  • Dem Bones: Chewbacca trying to reassemble C-3PO: "Let's see... the head circuit's connected to the... neck circuit." #1090.
  • The Doors: Anakin to Padmé, both about to be executed: "This is the end, beautiful friend. The end." #358.
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: #79 is titled "Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D minor, First Movement".
  • "Dream a Little Dream of Me": #494 is titled "Dream a Little Dream of You".
  • Duran Duran: #180 is titled "Minus Seven and the Ragged Tiger".
  • Enigma: #457 is titled "Le Sith est Mort, Vive le Sith".
    • #1015 is titled "The Principles of Rust".
  • The Firm: #811 is titled "We Come in Peace; Shoot to Kill".
  • For He's a Jolly Good Fellow: The strip titles for strips #1102 to #1105 are: "Force, a Fully Crude Hello", "For Here's Some Hollywood Yellow", "Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow", "And So Say All of Us".
  • George Gershwin: #297 is titled "You Say Topology, I Say Topography", referencing lines from "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off".
    • #1147 is titled "You Say Serindë, I Say Þerindë, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" (also referencing Tolkien; see The Lord of the Rings under Literature, above).
  • George Thorogood: #795 is titled "Clad to the Clone".
  • "The Girl From Ipanema": The title of #217, in which Obi-Wan and Anakin ride in an elevator, referencing The Elevator from Ipanema.
  • "Heart and Soul": #764 is titled "Hutt and Soul-o".
  • "Home on the Range": The title of #216 is "Home on Lagrange".
  • Hot Chocolate: #295 is titled "Everyone's a Whiner, Baby".
  • INXS: #842 is titled "The One Thing".
  • Jimi Hendrix: #950 is titled "'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy" (a common mondegreen for a lyric from "Purple Haze").
  • Jive Bunny: Welcoming Crew BT-445 Member: "C-c-c'mon everybody!" #793.
  • John Cage: Jango Fett: "In 4 minutes and 33 seconds." #282, which also has a blank title, referencing Cage's work 4'33".
  • John Williams: #90 is titled "Die Roll of the Fates", punning on his theme "Duel of the Fates".
    • And #1086 is titled "Jewel of the Fetts".
  • Kiss: #834 is titled "I was Made for Lugging You, Baby".
  • Madonna: #639 is titled "Like a Surgeon".
  • Martha and the Muffins: Han calls Echo Base, "Far Away in Rime". #937.
  • Mastodon: #1041, which is replete with Moby-Dick references, is titled "Blood and Thunder", after a track from Mastodon's concept album Leviathan, which is based on Moby-Dick.
  • Meat Loaf: #697 is titled "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad".
  • Michael Jackson: #912 is titled "Blame it on the Boogie".
  • Nancy Sinatra: #460 is titled "These Walls Aren't Made For Walkin'".
  • Nat King Cole: "Clones Get Their Kicks" in strip #566.
  • Neil Sedaka: #315 is titled "Breaking Up is R2-D2".
  • Noiseworks: #414 is titled "Reach Out and Touch Somebody".
  • Moving Pictures: #290 is titled "What About Shmi?", referencing "What About Me?"
  • The Offspring: #642 is titled "Gotta Keep 'Em Separated".
  • Olivia Newton-John: #1046 is titled "Let's Get Psychical".
  • Pat Benatar: #604 is titled "Love is a Battlefield".
  • Peter Gabriel: Jim is reciting "Don't Give Up", with some alterations, in #358.
  • The Platters: #298 is titled "Smoke Gets in Your Ions", referencing "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes".
  • Prince: General Grievous: "Would doves cry?" In a pun bonus, the strip is titled "Curious Posers". #506.
  • Queen: #702 is titled "He's Just a Farm Boy, From a Farm Family".
    • #1000 is titled "All We Hear is Radio Silence".
    • #1037 is titled "No Escape From Reality".
    • #1109 is titled "Stone Cold Crazy".
  • Rick Astley: #1045 is titled "Needa Gonna Give You Up, Nemet Gonna Let You Down".
  • Right Said Fred: #823 is titled "And He Does His Little Turn on the Catwalk". And the next strip is titled "A Roll Model, You Know What I Mean".
  • The Righteous Brothers: #359 is titled "Unchained Felony".
  • Roberta Flack: #607 is titled "Killing Me Softly".
  • Seal: The strip in which Leia and Han first kiss is titled "The Light on the Dark Side of Me". #1014.
  • Simon & Garfunkel: #417 is titled "The Silence of Sounds".
  • Soft Cell: The title of #705.
  • Spice Girls: #603 is titled "If You Wanna Be My Lava".
    • #744 is titled "I'll Tell You What You Want, What You Really Really Want".
  • Talking Heads: #739 is titled "Burning Down the House".
    • #841 is titled "Star Killer, Qu'est-ce Que C'est?"
  • Tears For Fears: #553 is titled "High Time We Made a Stand", a lyric from "Sowing the Seeds of Love". And in the strip Anakin talks with Padme about "sowing the seeds" of his plan to take control of the Galaxy.
  • They Might Be Giants: #581 is titled "I'm Not a Real Doctor, But I Am an Obi-Wan".
  • Twelve Bar Blues: #1021 is titled "The Milk Bar Blues".
  • USA For Africa: The "charity performance" of the water ballet Anakain and Palpatine attend includes the lyrics "We are the Galaxy, We are the Gungans!" and "We're saving our own lives". #513.
  • "We Wish You a Merry Christmas": #531 is titled "We Issue a Metal Chrysalis".
  • The Weathergirls: The title of #283 is "It's Raining, Ben".
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: The very first strip, #1 is titled "The Saga Begins".
    • #61 is titled "My, My, This Here Anakin Guy".
    • Inverting a line from the song "Yoda", #498 is titled "Well I am the Kind That Would Argue With Ben".
    • #639 is titled "Like a Surgeon".
  • The Who: #751 is titled "Talkin' 'Bout my Regeneration".
  • The Wiggles: #701 is titled "Bloop Bloop, Doodle Doodle, Big Red Droid".
  • Wings: #838 is titled "Planned on the Run".
  • Wilson Pickett: #510 is titled "All You Wanna Do is Fly Around, Sally".
  • "Yakety Sax": The title of #234.

    People 
  • Abbott and Costello: A variant of the Who's on First? routine in #1193, ending with a subtle allusion to a "third base".
  • Adam Smith: R2-D2 makes the observation that Mos Eisley is a bustling free market economy, thanks to the Invisible Hand. #761.
  • Archimedes: #400 is titled "A Big Enough Lever".
    • General Grievous: "Give me a blunt enough hammer and I will destroy the universe." #528.
  • Barack Obama: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1146, including Obama's 2008 slogan "Change".
    • "Yes we can" is used as a follow-up in #1147.
  • Barry Goldwater: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1146, including Goldwater's 1964 US Presidential campaign slogan "In your heart, you know I'm[he's] right.".
  • Bill Clinton: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1148, including Clinton's 1992 slogan "It's the economy, stupid".
  • Carrie Fisher: #73 is titled "Postcards from the Outer Rim Territories", playing on Fisher's autobiographical book "Postcards From the Edge".
  • Charles Darwin: #436 is titled "The Descent of Man".
    • #587 is titled "Survival of the Fittest".
  • Damien Hirst: #365 is titled "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living", the title of one of his best known works of art.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1146, including "I like Nute", playing on Eisenhower's 1952 slogan "I like Ike".
  • Frank Oz: #382, featuring [[Star Wars Yoda (played by Oz) saving the day, is titled "The Wonderful Jedi of Oz".
  • Gaius Julius Caesar: #8 is titled "Alea Jacta Est".
  • George H.W. Bush: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1148, and the strip is titled with a punning variant of Bush's signature slogan "A Thousand Points of Light".
  • Gough Whitlam: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1147, including Whitlam's 1972 slogan "It's Time".
  • Herbert Hoover: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1146, including Hoover's 1932 slogan "We are turning the corner".
    • "A tip-yip in every pot" is used as a follow-up in #1148, playing on Hoover's 1928 slogan "A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage".
  • Isaac Asimov: #53 is titled "Shmecond Law of Shmobotics".
  • John Howard: #569 is titled "Non-Core Promise".
  • John Magee: General Grievous: "Ah, to take wing! Free of the surly bonds of—" #538.
  • Marx Brothers: #1017 is titled "Gruocho Marks". Which is not a typo - see the entry for Macbeth.
  • Leigh Mercer: #449 is titled "A Man, A Plan, A Canard: Palpatine".
    • #940 is titled "A Man, a Scan, a Plan: Alpanacsanama!".
    • #1099 is titled "A Man, In The Slam, No Plan: Alponmalsehtninama!".
  • Lyndon Johnson: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1146, including "All the way with Nute Gunray", playing on Johnson's 1964 slogan "All the way with LBJ".
  • Lindy Chamberlain: #258 is titled "A Dingo Ate My Marbles".
  • Marie Antoinette: #201 is titled "Let Them Eat Cake".
  • Moon Unit Zappa: #327 and #328 are titled respectively "Moon Unity..." and "... Zapper!"
  • Patrick Peyton: #627 is titled "The Family that Slays Together, Stays Together".
  • Pauline Hanson: Chewbacca, commenting on Nute Gunray using the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1148, says "I don't like it", which is followed by Leia responding "Please explain?"
  • Ralph McQuarrie: The Star Wars concept artist has a bit part as an extra in the Battle of Hoth. His one line in the comic is "Here's a quick sketch I did." And the strip title is "Drawn Out Evacuation". #973.
  • Richard Nixon: Jim malapropes the name of the nexu beast to "Nixon" in #368, which is titled "I Am Not a Crook!"
  • Roy Lichtenstein: Whoosh! The enemy has become a flaming star! #892.
  • Russell Crowe: #223 is titled "Two Hundred Odd Feet of Doom", referencing Crowe's band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts.
  • Ted Stevens: #623 is titled "A Series of Tubes".
  • Winston Churchill: #322 is titled "History is Written by the Victor".
    • #519 is titled "We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches".
    • #591 is titled "The Finest Hour".
  • Zeno: #418 is titled "Achilles and the Tortoise".

    Poetry 
  • Banjo Paterson: An extended intermission between Episode III and Episode IV is filled with a poem written by Sally for her English class. The poem is "The Ballad of Jar Jar" and tells the heroic story of how Jar Jar saved Naboo from the Trade Federation (which occurred off-screen during Episode III of the comic. The poem conspicuously borrows the rhyme and meter from Paterson's "The Man From Snowy River". #660 to #671.
    • #959 is titled "Movement at the Station", from the opening line of "The Man From Snowy River".
  • Lewis Carroll:
    • Jabberwocky: General Grievous: "You do not see their inner light? Snicker-snack!" #547
  • "Ring a Ring o' Roses": The title of #681.
  • Robert Burns: #85 is titled "Suspense is Worse than Disappointment".
  • Robert Frost: #93 is titled "I Took the One Less Travelled By".
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge: General Grievous quotes the entire text of "Psyche" as he attacks Obi-Wan, only substituting the word "Gungans" for "Grecians". #532.
  • William Wordsworth: General Grievous twists a quote from "To a Butterfly": "You've watched me now a full half-hour; self-poised upon this yellow flower." #531.

    Sports 
  • The Beautiful Game: Count Dookû: "Ze referee, 'e 'as invoked ze offside rule." #368.
    • Then in #374 Nute Gunray complains a Jedi is offside, while a combat droid complains about a yellow card offence.
    • Darth Vader gives Admiral Ozzel a warning in #957, titled "Yellow Card".
  • Cricket: #859 is titled "Farming the Strikes".
  • Muhammad Ali: #532 is titled "Float Like a Butterfly".
  • The Rock: #1052 is about Luke and Yoda (Force arm) wrestling, and drawing special attention to "the rock" that Yoda points at. The strip is titled "You Will Go One on One With the Great One!"
  • "Shoeless" Joe Jackson: #945 is titled "Say it Ain't Sooth".
  • WWE: #1139 references WWE SmackDown! with the title "SnackDown!".

    Tabletop Games 
  • Call of Cthulhu: Name dropped explicitly in #20.
  • Chess: A combat stalemate in the arena occurs in a strip titled "Sämisch versus Nimzowitsch", referring to the "Immortal Zugzwang Game". #378.
    • Anakin, intercepting Dooku's kill-strike against Obi-Wan: "I have another French term for you. En passant!". #396.
    • Anakin and Nute Gunray's dialogue in #592 is full of chess metaphors.
    • Greedo mentions "space chess" in #759, which is titled "0-0", the chess notation symbol for castling on the king's side.
    • R2-D2: "Knight to king's bishop 3." One of the "strenuous tactical algorithm simulations" Pete does in an attempt to level up R2-D2's Intelligence in #1035.
  • Clue: Han says he should have killed Vader. "In the dining room! With the blaster!" The strip, #1154, is titled "Clued In", playing both on the American game title "Clue" and the British/Australian title "Cluedo".
  • Dungeons & Dragons: "Chaotic Neutral", referencing the D&D alignment system, mentioned in the title of #189.
    • Tomb of Horrors is directly named in #5, when gas fills up the room suddenly.
    • #558 is titled "Mace of Disruption" after a magic item in the game.
    • In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords is directly named in #695.
  • The Game: #846 is titled "You Just Lost The Game".
  • Hearts: #890 is titled "Don't Shoot the Moon".
  • Illuminati New World Order: Lando's first line is "Nice ship. It's mine now.", echoing the title of a card in INWO: "Nice Idea. It's Mine Now." #1070.
  • Magic: The Gathering: The title of #361 (A Cerodon, a Sliver, and an Atog, plus Arena).
  • Munchkin: #748 is titled "Monky Business", the title of the ''Munchkin Fu'' expansion (which one of the authors of the comic invented the name for).
  • Paranoia: #186 is titled "The Yellow Planet Black Cloak Blues".
    • Leia refers to R2-D2 as a "trashbot" in #842.
  • Pokémon: #556 is titled "Palpatine Uses LIGHTNING! It's Not Very Effective...".
    • #1009 is titled "A Wild Yoda Appears!"
  • Robo Rally: The entire droid army factory sequence on Geonosis is run in a way similar to Robo Rally. Most evident in #339.
  • Settlers Of Catan: R2-D2: "Trade sheep for wood." One of the "strenuous tactical algorithm simulations" Pete does in an attempt to level up R2-D2's Intelligence in #1035.
  • Tactics II: The title of #1034.
  • Through the Desert: The players use pastel coloured camel meeples to represent the snow walker in the Hoth battle. There's a bonus pun in the strip title "On a Camel With No Name", referring to America's song with the lyric "I've been through the desert on a horse with no name". #967.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade: directly named in #319.

    Theatre 
  • Annie: #196 is titled "You're Always a Day Away", a lyric from the song "Tomorrow".
  • The Barber of Seville: #502 is titled "The Butcher of Seville".
  • Chicago: Annie, out of character, talking about heading to Los Angeles to try an acting career: "Yeah, I'm gonna give 'em the old razzle dazzle." #884.
  • The Crucible: The title of #536, in which Palpatine specifically calls Anakin's obsession with the Jedi Council a witch hunt.
  • Hello, Dolly!: #431 is titled "Holo Dolly".
  • Les Misérables: Annie's dialog occasionally is made up of lines and lyrics from theater productions. She recites part of "At the End of the Day" line for line as part of Anakin's lines. #358.
    • Their lines in the last panel are a mangling of the first two lines of a different song from Les Miserables. "Can you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men." The GM doesn't get the reference.
    • Leia: "But another day, another destiny." In a strip full of musical theatre references: #884.
    • #1068, titled "No More Floors for Them to Sweep":
    Chewbacca: So let me get this straight: Outcrying at all is not allowed?
    C-3PO: Not in this caste-system on a cloud.
  • A Little Night Music: #381, when the clone army arrives to save the day, is titled "Send in the Clones".
  • My Fair Lady: #866, featuring a Spanish General Willard, with problem clearly enunciating English, is titled "The Brain in Strain".
  • Oedipus the King: Anakin desperately wants his mother to say that she loves him in #312, titled "Jedipus Complex".
  • The Phantom of the Opera: In #884, Annie breaks out into "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again".
    • Clone troopers on the Peace Moon are overheard talking about a mysterious "Moon Ghost" who is haunting the Moon. #828, titled "There, Inside Your Mind".
  • The Pirates of Penzance: #218 references the Major General Song with the title "I'm Very Well Acquainted, Too, with Matters Senatorial".
  • Punch and Judy: #267 is titled "Luncheon Judy".
    • #1098 is titled "Punch and Duty".
  • The Ring of the Nibelung: #470 is titled "Die Walküre".
  • The Sound of Music: #139 is titled "The World Can All Be Mine", a line from "I Have Confidence".
    • #586 is titled "The Von Trap..." and two strips is the title "... Family Zinger".
  • Starlight Express: During the water ballet scene, the performers sing the lyric "Only you have the power within you" from the song "I Am the Starlight". Anakin comments incredulously, "Is that alien wearing roller skates? " #512.
  • Waiting for Godot: Name checked in #104.
  • West Side Story: Annie, as Shmi during the parting scene with young Anakin, quotes lyrics from the song "Somewhere" in #118. She switches to playing Anakin in the next strip and quotes further lines from the song as he walks off.
  • William Shakespeare:
    • Hamlet:
      • A clever re-wording of a William Shakespeare line makes the title of strip #523. The previous comic was titled "To Sleep, Perchance to Dream."
      • Qui-Gon's death scene in #197 is titled "The Rest is Silence" (Prince Hamlet's dying words).
      • #221 is also titled "Perchance to Dream".
      • Anakin: "In a nutshell, I could count myself a king of infinite space... were it not that I have bad dreams." #495, titled "Something is Rotten in the Galactic Republic".
      • #511 is titled "The Lady Doth Protest, A Bit".
      • #547 is titled "To Take Up Arms".
      • Darth Vader: "I have discovered Force powers never dreamt of in your philosophy." #843
      • Several quotes in strip #1081: "That it should come to this!" "outrageous fortune", and "Alas, poor 3PO. I knew her hydrogen-oxygen ratio." (HO-ratio.) The strip is titled "Things Rank and Gross in Nature".
      • And in the next strip, Chewbacca begins with, "Oh, what a piece of work has been done on this droid."
    • Henry V:
      • Sally compares the Wookiees with laser crossbows to the English with longbows at Agincourt, in #570, which is titled "Once More Unto the Breach".
      • And Chewbacca quotes "Once more unto the breach" in #787.
    • Macbeth:
      • #166 is titled "Bubble's Stubble, Foil is Double; Qui-Gon Learns that Maul is Trouble".
      • Palpatine: "So much conflict; so much blood. No matter how I wash, it won't come off." #1017, titled "Gruocho Marks", a reference to Gruoch, the given name of Lady Macbeth, and the bloodstains (marks) on her hands.
      • Yoda: "Double, double, toil and trouble! Dung of swamp slug! Brain of brain spider!" #1019.
      • Yoda: "By the pricking of my toes, something wicked that way goes." #1036, titled "Who Can Impress the Forest?"
    • The Merchant of Venice:
      • #77 is titled "All that Glisters is not Blasters".
      • Boba Fett wants to claim a "pound of flesh" from Han in #1091, which is titled "No Quantity of Mercy", echoing "The quality of mercy is not strained".
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream:
      • #600 is titled "We Shadows Have Offended".
    • Othello:
      • Han suggests a good alias for Han Solo would be Iago, and Chewbacca comments it might be better to choose a name not associated with utter villainy. ("Iago" doubles as a reference to Aladdin as well.) #1069.
      • Chewbacca with a hangover from Bespin's alcohol atmosphere quotes Cassio, changing only "mouths" to "blood": "O God, that men should put an enemy in their blood to steal away their brains! That we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!" #1090.
    • Romeo and Juliet:
      • #18 is titled "A Rose By Any Other Name".
      • #46 is titled "Wherefore Artoo".
      • #102, about Annie departing from the game, is titled "Sweet Sorrow".
      • #602 is titled "A Robe By Any Other Name".
    • Twelfth Night:
      • #138 is titled "Some Have Knowledge Thrust Upon Them".

    Video Games 
  • Asteroids: Chewbacca (in the asteroid field, when a "big one" approaches): "Don't shoot it, it'll just make two medium ones." #996.
  • Colossal Cave: "With your bare hands?" "Yes!" #401.
    • Echoed by clone troopers in #791.
  • Dance Dance Revolution: #700 is titled "Dance Dance Electrocution".
  • Dark Forces: Captain Antilles mentions Kyle Katarn and a "mission to Danuta", which first appeared in this game. #679.
  • Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight: #524 (shaving with the lightsaber is one of Kyle's idle animations).
    • R2-D2: Anakin was a Jedi! Kyle was no Jedi. He was just a guy with a laser sword and a few questions! #777.
  • Diablo III: #1175 is titled "The E-ternal Conflict".
  • The Elder Scrolls: Pete mentions that he could tell stories about the "Rusty Aargonarian Maid", a reference to the Lusty Argonian Maid.
  • Elite: Han: "Match the rotation! Match the rotation!" Followed by an Imperial clone trooper asking another if he would care to waltz, referring to the Strauss music in the game's docking sequence. #788.
  • The Force Unleashed: The title of #913.
    • Darth Vader: "The Force must not be leashed." #1018.
  • Guitar Hero: Sally mentions she'd prefer playing it to the roleplaying game in #247 and #258.
  • Knights of the Old Republic: #86 is titled "Nights of the Old Republic".
  • The good ol' Konami Code in #769.
  • The Legend of Zelda: When Luke is introduced to blue milk in #708, the strip is titled "Where Are Your Manas?", referencing the blue mana potions in the games.
    • #909 is titled "It's Dangerous to Roll Alone. Take This".
  • Mortal Kombat: #284 is titled "Maul-toll Kombat".
  • Portal: #727 is titled "The Cake is a Lie".
    • #861 is titled "I'm Being so Sincere Right Now".
    • #1127, in which it is revealed Han is still alive, is titled "This Was a Triumph".
  • Revenge of the Mutant Camels: The strip introducing the snow walkers which inspired this game is titled "Attack of the Mutant Camels". #966.
  • Rogue: #601 is titled "Rogue-Like", referencing the common term for games similar to Rogue.
  • The Secret Of Monkey Island: The sword fight in #393.
  • Street Fighter: #544 is titled "Dino versus Gyro - Round One: FIGHT!".
  • X-Wing: Chewbacca mentions that he and Han had previously been on a raid on Orron III. #787.
  • Zero Wing: #42 is titled "For Great Justice".
    • #451 is titled "Somebody Set Up Us The Bomb".
    • #987 is titled "All Our Base are Belong to Them".
    • #1147 is titled "Take Off Every Zig".
    • In #1175 Nute Gunray says "You have no chance to survive. Make your time."
  • Zork: #164 is titled "Beaten By A Sprue".

    Webcomics & Web Original 

    Western Animation 
  • The Flintstones: "Bam!" #785 is titled "Rubble Barney".
  • Futurama: "Bam!" #611 is titled "Spice Weasel".
  • Gargoyles: #592 is titled "The Xanatos Gambit".
  • Looney Tunes: Pete quotes Daffy Duck's "Ho! Ha Ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!" line from "Robin Hood Daffy", calling it specifically one of the best cartoons ever made. In response the GM has General Grievous sing "Kill da Je-di! Kill da Je-di!", referencing "What's Opera, Doc?" #470.
    • #502 follows up with the title "The Butcher of Seville", referencing "The Rabbit of Seville", a similar cartoon based on an opera. In this strip Anakin and Palpatine discuss General Grievous.
    • Palpatine, after suffering the effects of his own Force lightning, quotes Daffy Duck from "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century": "Whoops! Had the silly thing in reverse." #556
    • Yoda: "You realise... this means war." #611
    • #741 is titled "I Knew We Should Have Taken That Left Turn at Mos Albuquerque".
    • #788 is titled "What's Up? Dock!"
    • R2-D2: "Kaboom? There wasn't supposed to be a camel-shattering kaboom!" #972.
  • My Little Pony: #191 is titled "I <3 My Little Dinosaur Pony".
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: #323 is titled "Mace Windu, Where Are You!", complete with non-question-mark punctuation.
    • #916 is titled "Those Medalling Kids".
    • #1168 is titled "Shaggy Dog Story," complete with a reference to the ghosts actually being one of the locals in disguise.
  • The Simpsons: #171 is titled "The Goggles, They Do Nothing".
    • #713 is titled "I For One Welcome Our Giant Shiny Gold Robot Overlords".
  • Space Ghost: #1076 is titled "Spaaaaace Ghoooost".
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Sally's poem "The Ballad of Jar Jar", which forms an extended intermission between Episode III and Episode IV is made of screencaps from this series. Also, each strip's title is a pun on an episode title from the series. #660 to #671.

    Other 
  • Computer programming: Anakin: "Hello, world." #600.
  • Emacs: #765 is titled "Meta Shift Control Escape".
  • Google: #629 is titled "Goggle+".
  • Microsoft Windows: When the bongo submarine stops working, underwater, Qui-Gon's suggestion is to try opening and closing all the windows. #32.
    • #106 is titled "Drag and Drop".
    • #464 is titled "A Free Cell".
  • The Internet: #404 is titled "Not Found" (referring to Padmé's failure to find Sio Bibble).
  • UNIX: Pete totally "chowns" the door to the Cloud City landing platform when R2 hacks it open, #1149. Set up in the previous strip, when he'd stated "It's a Unix system! I know this!"
  • The US Constitution: #594 is titled "The Sith Amendment".