Shown Their Work / Other

  • For a ride based off a movie that you've never seen and that Disney would like you to forget ever existed, Splash Mountain sure has a lot of shout outs to it. For one thing, the design of the mountain is actually based off of Chickapin Hill, the hill that Brer Fox lives in (seen in only a couple of shots). The story of the ride itself is actually based off of all three of the animated segments that feature Brer Rabbit, mixing moments between the three. And not only that, but they even include songs not based on the animated sequences into the queue music (such as All I Want and the title song). Hell, the queue even features Uncle Remus' chair for god's sake!
    • While we're on the topic of Disney Theme Parks, it should be noted that almost any Disney attraction, hotel or restaurant has crazy amounts of research put into them, even if it's unlikely that anyone would notice them unless if specifically looking for it.
    • In It's Tough to be a Bug, the scent pumped into the theater for the stinkbug scene is actually the smell of a real stinkbug.
  • Much akin to the example above with Disney's Theme Park, LEGO Land follows troop. Especially the theme park in Billund, Denmark.note  Some themes have incredible detail that was faithful to the (then) collection of toys it was based on, while a very few others were original ideasnote . And that's not too mention the hotel. It's considered a different part of LEGO, than an addition to LEGO Land, but the hotel contains a few cool LEGO things here and there.
  • How NOT to Write a Novel specifically advises writers against showing too much of their work, and provides a Stylistic Suck example of a character of a novel interpreting everything around her in terms of varying, and massively inappropriate, layers of physics-based Technobabble.
  • The works of Kenneth Burke, literary theorist/philosopher/rhetorician/scholar/renaissance man, definitely apply. He decided that reading the entire New York Public Library would provide a much better education that attending college, and both the depth and breadth of his knowledge is obvious from his work.
  • The instruction manual for the pinball video game Golden Logres is jammed with numerous details and backstories drawn from Arthurian legend, such as the quests of the various knights, even when most of these details have no direct bearing on the game itself.
  • In the novel Dracula, Lucy Westenra is described with "sunny" hair as a human, and with dark hair and red lips as a vampire. When Diamond Select Toys made an action figure of her as a steampunk monster-hunter, she included two heads: a blonde human one, and a vamped-out head with brown hair and darker lipstick.