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Shout Out: Free Fall
Freefall does Shout-Out a lot.

Here is the big list, in order by comic:
  • Comic 5: The Savage Chicken's registry is 1071-CCN, a reversal to the USS Enterprise NCC-1701.
    • Also in the same strip, we learn that the ship Florence was meant to join was 1071-CNN.
  • 47: "When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!" This is perhaps a reference to Robert A. Heinlein's novel The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (1985), but Heinlein did not make the quote. Wikiquote traces the quote to an "anonymous U.S. military saying" (1929), and says that Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny (1952) spread the quote.
  • 125: Sam blamed the Noodle Incident on "that spiky haired boy with the stuffed tiger", a reference to Calvin and Hobbes.
  • 184: Helix cares for a pair of rabbits that, unbeknownst to him, Florence intends to eat. He names them Bun-Bun (from Sluggy Freelance) and Kevin (from Kevin & Kell).
  • 185: Helix's comment in the last panel refers to the fact that, in ''Kevin & Kell, Kell once ate Jerry Springer Spaniel.
  • 203: Helix's "Helix Vision" contains the code THX 1138, which George Lucas frequently inserts into his works as an in-joke.
  • 410: Florence deduces that, because she's not in an enchanted castle, it's a dog and not an animated mop (from Disney's Beauty and the Beast).
  • 440: Sam and Helix enter a movie theater called Thimble Theater. It shows cartoons, because its name comes from Thimble Theater, the comic strip that introduced Popeye. Sam and Helix will watch a Godzilla film.
  • 441 to 451: There are cameos from several other webcomics. The captions under each strip identify the characters and their source comics.
  • When Rabbit Howls in 442, as well as referring to Kevin being a rabbit married to a wolf, is the title of a non-fiction book.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's in 445, as well as referring to Tiffany from The Suburban Jungle, is of course the title of a book and film.
  • The monster movie is a parody of the Godzilla series. The method of defeating the monster in 449 seems to be a parody of Independence Day
  • The romantic dialogue in 450 is "Oh, John Droid!" "Oh, Marsha Clone!", a reference to Stan Freberg's John and Marsha.
  • 568: "On the gripping hand" is a Motie idiom.
  • 597: "We are the Bureaucracy. Resistance is futile. Your assets will be assimilated." (Almost but not quite the catchphrase of the Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation.)
  • 760: The ship's AI exposes Sam to danger by opening an external hatch, and responds "I'm afraid I can't do that" when Sam orders it to close it, inverting a scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • 883: "Oh! I have slipped the surly bail bondsmen of Earth..." This poem is an edit of John Gillespie Magee, Jr.'s High Flight.
  • 1110: Both the Funday Pawpet Show and viewer/participant Sakana Katana.
  • 1060: There is a poster advertising paintball.
  • 1064: There is a poster containing a picture of what is clearly Chrome and his mini whip Aurla from The Cyantian Chronicles.
  • 1100: The "portrait of Snarky's mother" is a reference to the mascot of Eric Burns' blog Websnark, and the discussion of what it's made of includes a shout-out to Burns' webcomic Gossamer Commons.
  • 1115: "Looking at it that way, we're lucky every human planet isn't named Bob." In case you missed it, there is a poster of Titan A.E. in the background.
  • 1212: "Close Encounter of the Third Kind. Alien abduction of coffee."
  • 1290: The serial number given for Helix is the years of birth and death for Karel Capek, writer of Rossum's Universal Robots.
  • 1372: "Klaatu! Barada! Doggy!" is a reference to The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).
  • Every strip from 1390 to 1476 features a cameo. The robot religious meeting has robots from just about every TV series or film with robots, including Robbie, a Cylon, Astro Boy, a Skutter and K9.
  • 1523: "Captain Sam's Super Secret Special Order 191." Found wrapped around three cigars in an envelope in the grass, no less.
  • 1624: "My God, he's full of crickets!". 2001 of them, to be exact.
  • 1683: When Sam needs to come up with an alias in a Cryogenics lab, he claims to be "Leonard Snart. Captain of this Cold facility." For those who don't get the joke, long time Flash villain Captain Cold's real name is Leonard Snart.
  • 1694: The questionnaire Florence uses to see if her mind has been tampered with starts with a rather well-known question from Blade Runner.
  • 1780: "I hate you, Sam. I hate you more than any woman's ever hated a cephalopod."
  • 1864: The store window has cameos of characters from several webcomics. The comment below this strip identifies the cameos.
  • 1902: Edge quotes W.C. Fields.
  • 1987: "Welcome. I'm Bennie, this is my jet." This is a reference to Elton John's song, "Bennie and the Jets".
  • 1995: "Please feel free to use the airsickness bag under your seat. A friend of mine is collecting. She's going to make a comet." It would be a Vomit Comet.
  • 2017: A series of robots identify each other by their ID numbers. The numbers given are actually the birthdates of Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, and Jerry Pournelle.
  • 2019: A robot playing chess in the set-up war arc, unlike others, has the name painted on its back: Joshua (after WarGames). Joshua quotes War Games on the next page.
  • 2032: How to open a door: Talk about saying "mellon", like in The Lord of the Rings. The door opens, because "I thought I heard somebody talking out here."
  • 2044: Bennie quotes Lucy from A Charlie Brown Christmas: "I've been kissed by a dog! I have dog germs! Get hot water! Get some disinfectant! Get some iodine!"
  • 2075: Mr. Kornada's robot is named Clippy, after the default search assistant in Microsoft Office.invoked
  • 2192: Max Post is playing Asteroids or a similar game.
  • 2209: "Soylent toasters are made from people!" is a reference to Soylent Green.
  • 2210: "Representation? Does that mean taxation?"
  • 2242: Edge's line in the first panel was first said by Daffy Duck in a Looney Tunes short.
  • 2253: Blunt's invocation of You Shall Not Pass references Gandalf from the film of The Lord of the Rings. Compare:
    Gandalf: I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor.... YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
    Blunt: I am a. Servant of humanity. Wielder. Of the rubber ball. YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
  • 2265: Sam stole the security passes from these scientists: Doc Nickel, Doctor Zarkov, Doctor Quest, Doctor Strange, Doctor Manhattan, Doctor Octopus, Doctor Sivana, Doctor Tenma and Doctor Solar.
  • 2296: Florence uses the transponder for motorcycle 24601. Jean Valjean was prisoner 24601. The reference is timely; this comic appeared a few weeks after the film of Les Miserables did debut.
  • 2299: One of the robot police quotes Robocop.
  • 2305: Mr. Raibert's phone demonstrates the advances in small speaker technology, in a shout out to the Maxell ad showing the listener being blown away by the sound fidelity of one of Maxell's cassettes.
  • 2312: one of the robots in a massive robot on robot fight has his head jacked up just like the classic "Rock'em Sock'em Robots" game.
  • 2335: Mr. Kornada's socially impaired robot does a spot-on imitation of The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon when he's knocking on someone else's door.
  • 2413: Sam's explanation of why a criminal should not kill his victims makes sense to Qwerty, to his horror — which he phrases as if a scene from Lovecraft.
  • 2446: The location is Ice Station Azkaban
  • 2467: Dr. Bowman's first words to Florence echo the Ghost of Christmas Present's first words to Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Dr. Bowman, who we already knew shared a name with a character from 2001: A Space Odyssey, is revealed to have much in common with another character from the same film.
  • 2470: Dr. Bowman: "Now stop making me angry. I don't like me when I'm angry."
  • 2496: Sam borrows one of Bugs Bunny's tricks from "Duck Rabbit Duck" to escape Blunt.
  • 2503: A Memorial Day tribute shows a couple of robots looking at a memorial wall with names like "Auto Turret 0057" and "Orbital Defense Satellite 025" — and an entire column of Bolos.
  • 2544: Dr. Bowman's chief minder quotes from Colossus The Forbin Project, a movie about an AI that takes itself in a direction its creators didn't intend.

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