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Shout Out: Team Fortress 2
The list below is far from complete. The Official TF2 Wiki has a page of references, along with individual pages for each class. Several of those listed are Shout Outs.

Scout:

Soldier:
  • The Soldier's Tin Soldier Halloween set replaces his usual voices with hilarious robot imitations. Two of them are taken from The Terminator:
    "Hasta la vista. Feliz Navidad. Hasta gazpacho."
    "Come with me if you want to live. With me. In my apartment. I need a roommate."

Pyro:
  • One of the Pyro's taunts has him shake his flamethrower over his head with a muffled bellow, like the Tusken Raider does after knocking Luke out with his Gaffi stick in Star Wars.
    • Additionally, his taunt when equipped with the shotgun/flaregun is a classic Hadouken, complete with muffled call out.

Demoman:

Heavy:
  • The Heavy often says his fists are made of steel. This is almost certainly a reference to when Rocky was fighting the huge Russian Ivan Drago, where Drago says Rocky's fists are made of steel. (And now he has a melee item that literally gives him fists of steel.)
  • When the Heavy taunts with the KGB, GRU, Warrior's Spirit, Fists of Steel, or Eviction Notice equipped, he will perform several uppercuts in succession like Mr. Sandman in the NES version of Punch-Out!!.
  • The Heavy sometimes says "I Live!" and "Run, Cowards!", just like Sinistar.

Engineer:
  • The third Halloween update introduced a mutant fly costume set for the Engineer. Fittingly enough, the set is called The Brundle Bundle.
  • Amid other shoutouts already present, the Engineer's Gunslinger is quite similar to the Miniturret Glove from the Ratchet & Clank games. Given how off-the-wall TF2 is, it is right at home. Granted, the Miniturret Glove didn't require Ratchet saw his arm off. The Engineer's Wrangler appears as an Atari 2600 joystick (more or less) and after a minute or so of continuous fire your character will work out the cramps in his hand as soon as fire is released which can only truly be appreciated by someone who played a 2600 game long enough to get a hand cramp.
  • One of the Engineer's achievements is named Best Little Slaughterhouse in Texas.

Medic:
  • The Medic has goggles in one of the community updates. Their name? Ze Goggles. To further the joke, their item description is "Nothing", and that was before new descriptions for other items poured in. (Ze Goggles, incidentally, are straight out of Ghostbusters.)
  • The Medic's Vita-Saw looks like the syringes the Little Sisters carry.
    • So much so that even though it was a community weapon, Valve went ahead and got 2K's permission before adding it.
  • The Medic's "Second Opinion" hat/face will occasionally have him mutter "Red rum, red rum..."
    • Said face is pretty much the medic turning himself into TwoFace all the way down to the coloration.

Sniper:
  • The Sniper has an achievement called "My Brilliant Career" (a novel by Miles Franklin and also an Australian film from 1979 starring Sam Neill.)
  • The Sniper's outfit is exactly like one of the bad guys of Surviving The Game.
  • The Sniper has a bobblehead of the TFC "Hunted" (i.e. Civilian) model in his camper van.
  • The Sniper's parents are an Australian Eustace and Muriel! Confirmed by the artist herself. (It was a running gag in the fandom that his parents were Eustace and Muriel.)
  • The Pyromania Update gives the Sniper a set called "The Urban Professional", which includes a black knitted woollen hat and round dark sunglasses, just like Leon (or, The Professional), who was also quite a sniper.

Spy:

Other Games — Pre-Order Bonuses and Promotional:
  • A hat was released as a Left 4 Dead 2 Preorder Bonus: Bill's beret.
    • Later, as another bonus to commemorate the release of The Sacrifice DLC, anyone who buys L4D2 receives Ellis' cap for all classes and a frying pan weapon, originally for the Soldier and Demoman.
  • Several items from Sam & Max were added as a bonus for players who buy The Devil's Playhouse. Cue Internet Backdraft, as Valve was selling out.
    • In the same vein, those who preordered or bought Worms Reloaded within the first week of its release received the Lumbricus Lid for Soldier, which gave him a Worms-style version of his standard helmet (complete with eyebrows), and two Holy Hand Grenades to replace his normal ones. A chorus sings out when he uses the Equalizer taunt.
  • The Hitman: Absolution promo has a threefer in one item: The "Deadliest Duckling" is a reference to a Running Gag / Easter Egg (that extended to even the novel and film adaptions) with an appearance by a rubber duck in every installment. The two styles are named (Al) Capone and (Charles) Luciano, and its description refers to the infamous scene from The Godfather with Jack Woltz and his horse's head.
    • The "Siberian Sophisticate" suit for Heavy, also from the same promotion, gives the Heavy Agent 47's famous barcode tattoo on the back of his head.
    • Another item from the promotion is called That '70s Chapeau, and references the hat/sunglasses combo's resemblance to Huggy Bear.
  • Poker Night at the Inventory and Poker Night 2 contain other series' items and weapons that can be won for TF2:

Halloween Updates:

Mann vs. Machine:

Mecha Update:
  • One of the computer screens on the Mecha Update page features a Mecha-Engineer reenacting the infamous All Your Base Are Belong to Us meme, except with hats.
    • The Mecha Update page also features a poster designed as an homage to the theatrical poster for 90s-era Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, complete with the Sniper in a crocodile hat standing in for Baby Godzilla.
    • Engie's shotgun introduced in that update is called the Rescue Ranger. Does that make Engie Gadget Hackwrench?
    • Four [adult swim] Cosplay outfits were introduced as promotional items during this update: Heavy became Carl and Brock Samson, Scout became a Monarch Henchman, and Pyro became Dr. Rockso, complete with the description that he lights propaaaaaane!


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