Shout Out: Sketch Comedy
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- Audiosurf: "Is it like Grooveshark?" "No."
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night: Death quotes Death.
- Disgaea: It would seem that Jackson Ferrell is fond of Prinnies.
- Gauntlet: The cartoonist creates a wizard character for his comic. Wizard's first words? "I'm hungry."
- MechWarrior: Gryfft's mech sure looks like a modified Mad Cat.
- Pokémon: At his day job, a co-worker asks Jackson about the Pokemon order.
- The inspiration for Independent Music James is patently obvious.
- MS Paint Adventures:
- Lampshaded: Storyline titles include "All the References (All of Them)" and "Again With the References (What is it Even With You and References)."
- Narrative segue to a flashback: "Years in the past...well, okay, a year and a half."
- Sloppy makeouts for everyone!
- Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff:
- This strip references both SBaHJ and, in the hovertext, "Complacency of the Learned."
- "Independent Music James Goes Shopping in 'Independent Music James Goes Shopping'"
- The cartoonist is especially fond of the 'Introducing the New Friend X' formula. Invoked with Teri, Susan, every single member of the Devastator Babies, Action Robot, the "new characters"...
- I warned you about hydraulic cylinders bro!!! I told you dog!
- Rene Descartes' face in panel 2.
- Multiplex: Apparently whenever the cast wants to see a movie, they have to drive out to the suburbs of Chicago.
- Multiplex creator Gordon McAlpin makes occasional appearances himself.
- Penny Arcade: "I love fantasy football! ...I hate fantasy football! Hair!"
- It might be easily missed, but the final panel is a reference to the first comic from Nester's Adventures.
- Brian Russell of The Underfold has been known to visit Sketch Comedy from time to time.
- The obscurity of a reference to Unwinder's Tall Comics is lampshaded in the 2011 Halloween strip.
- Wes Molebash, creator of Insert Image, offers some useful advice on community-building.
- Fantasia: Howard the Wizard endeavors to make a sandwich.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
- Pinkie Pie is all too comfortable in a webcomic with No Fourth Wall.
- LawsuitPool makes Pinkie Pie nervous. Is it the potential trademark issues, or that pistol he's got lying on the table?
- Two-for-one punch with Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: evidently Applejack makes an excellent confidante for one's girl troubles?
- Later, the cartoonist and Applejack discuss MLP's Festively Nondenominational Winter Holiday.
- Independent Music James' conversion to bronyhood is an ongoing source of amusement for Teri.
- On Twilight Sparkle's Season Two Flanderization: link
- Oh no! Twilight Sparkle's newfound power has gone to her head!