- Tatewaki is pretty much a shout-out to CDDrama!Setsuna. Except he's more of an unlucky butt monkey.
- Episode 7 is a Sazae-san and a Fist of the North Star tribue. Ruby coming out of the pumpkin comically is reminiscent of the same scene in the Anime's Opening while Hattori himself is considered a Kenshiro Expy.
- In episode 8, a background character is drawn similarly to Amuro Ray and when his girlfriend slaps him, he says "Not even my father hit me!"
- Ruby is downing a costume similar to Marie Antoinette in episode 15.
- One of the Imagine Spots in episode 44 screams Ultraman all over.
- And another features Rinko as Luke Skywalker and Dian as Darth Vader.
- In episode 6, everyone is trapped in a boat in the middle of the ocean with a shark chasing after them, complete with a homage to John Williams famous music piece.
- There are tons of shout outs from Nanatsuiro Drops, because this series is written by the same person who wrote the anime adaptation of the series.
- The name of Miria's mother, Celine Bright, is likely a shout out to CÚline Dion.
- In episode 28, Miria loses a singing contest to a singer named Susanne Foil. Some dubs make this even more transparent by flat-out calling her Susan Boyle.
- In episode 1-B, Kanon, Kaede and Komachi wear the same outfits as the Kisugi sisters from Cat's Eye.
- The race in episode 5-A is overall evocative of Initial D, complete with drifting and Conspicuous CGI.
- In episode 7, after the prison explodes, the song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith can be heard. The walk Kanon, Jill and Shouko do after getting out of the burning prison is reminiscent of Armageddon.
- In episode 16-B, a timer appears on the bottom right of the screen, referencing 24. Also, the music that plays when Ruby and her friends are being chased by a boulder is a spoof of Indiana Jones's theme.
- The Indiana Jones reference was re-used in episode 19.
- In episode 25, several Jewelpets cross the road while The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" plays.
- Towards the end of the same episode, a montage of Garnet working her many jobs, attending a dance audition and being approved by the judges is a clear spoof of Flashdance; her dance is an almost perfect recreation of Jennifer Beals' during the title song.
- European dubs pulled one with the title of episode 30-A: "All The Teacher Iruka's Men"note , a reference to All The Presidents Men.
- The M-Kage arc borrows very heavily from Batman, from M-Kage's costume to Nyangelina's role. The town it's set in is drawn in an obviously American comic book style.
- In episode 33-A, Kanon "burns out" like in Joe's iconic death scene from Ashita no Joe.
- Episode 34 is about the Plum class making a musical similar to West Side Story. Additionally, in one scene, Ruby and co. come out in French Revolution-style clothing, with Ruby looking like Oscar from Rose of Versailles. Jasper also comes out of nowhere dressed more-or-less like Spider-Man and shooting web out of his paws.
- In episode 37, "Gonna Fly Now" plays when Ruby and Opal try to settle their dispute through boxing.
- There's a bit of a Gintama shout out in the second half of episode 38. This is similar to the anime's 252nd episode and ended in the same way.
- An in-series shout out occurs in episode 42 when Shouko's team, named "Sunshine", is next to a team named "Tinkle".
- Sapphie's rocket in episode 47 is number thirteen and breaks down in space. Sapphie's episodes also seem to have a lot of 2001: A Space Odyssey references, particularly in the field of music.
- How both Garnet and Sapphie are defeated in episode 50 is nearly identical to how Kakyoin is killed in the Stardust Crusaders arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
- During Labra and Master's battle scene in episode 50, Labra performs an attack similar to Kenshiro's "Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken" from Fist of the North Star. The opening theme from the anime is played just to drive the reference home.
- The scenes in the mock preview of the final episode are references to Macross Frontier and Mobile Suit Gundam.
- In episode 19, there's a shout out to Image Boards memes◊, of all things.
- In episode 20, a parody of the Mission: Impossible theme plays when Blue Knight orders Garnet's guard force to attention. Garnet reveals that she has a beauty mask similar to Jason Voorhees'.
- A parody of "Gonna Fly Now" plays in episode 22, when Ruby and Retsu are running around being Hot-Blooded.
- In episode 24, Coal goes by the alias Coalupin in order to perpetrate a robbery.
- In episode 25, there is an homage to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video, featuring Ruby and the zombified sardines copying the dance moves. A bit from the song plays in the broadcast version, but not in the home video one.
- In episode 35, Dian takes out his cards and says "Let's jewel". Might be just a subs joke.
- In episode 39, Btooom!-stones; the subs-exclusive name given to the explosive stone that Ruby unknowingly threw at King's house.
- Episode 40 is an amalgam of various fairy tales, myths and ancient literature. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Journey to the West are the major parodies with various others getting one scene.
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- During the baking scene, Sakuran is using a very familiar controller on the oven.
- Happiness references a lot of things from the previous series, primarily in episode 3, where the Angela Cycle makes a return on one scene.
- And there's several Imagine Spots in episode 4 which referenced a lot of western film cliches.
- In episode 9, one particular scene during the beginning has a shout out to the Alinamin V Energy Drink. All it needs now is some Arnold Schwarzenegger cameo.
- Luna pulled a Heidi, Girl of the Alps reference in episode 15 after casting her Jewel Magic to tame the goats down.
- Episode 19 pulled a Gunpla reference. A model kit seen in Jasper's room resembles that of the Sazabi.
- In The Stinger of episode 31, Sapphie comes out of the TV screen in the style of The Ring.
- In episode 34, Lapis sits in the iconic chair from the erotic series of movies Emmanuelle, popular in Japan. Parental Bonus out the wazoo.
- There's another scene where Angela is dressed like a ghostbuster.
- In episode 42, one of the athletes is Johnny Bravo with pink hair, and he makes similar painful sounds when hit.