Born Lucky: According to Peter, "Tuan has been in TV ads, invented major products, won the Nobel Prize and been involved with Hollywood and major politicians in various issues, oftentimes without warning or explanation."
Breakout Character: Tuan, as Harvey became demoted from the main character to one who's "usually just there to react to everyone else."
Quint drugs the Thanksgiving turkey to prevent Harvey and Tuan from beating him to buying a Nintendo Wii, only to discover no one ate the turkey except Julia. Her going unconscious as a result receives at least two callbacks.
A woman impulsively buys a Friends Complete Series DVD selling for $9.99, laughs and happily screams all her way home, sets the DVD on her table, calms down, and immediately regrets the purchase, throwing the DVD out the window. Later, she returns to the store, finds Julia sleeping next to a "75% off" sign, impulsively buys her, and repeats the whole gag.
Quint buys a Wee DVD Player from Michelle, who previously mistook it for a genuine Wii. The payoff is listed under "Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk"
Hidden in Plain Sight: Tuan spends the last six pages of "Season's Greetings! Bah Humbug!" searching the town for his Christmas present. The last panel shows it underneath his adoptive family's Christmas tree.
Homage: Tuan is left Home Alone in "Summer Break-Tuan Style!" and proceeds through various references to the classic comedy, such as catching unwelcome guests with booby traps lifted directly from the movie.
In Name Only: Peter says the only similarities this comic shares with Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs include some character names and the Vietnamese kid's catchphrase. ("No kidding!") The boys weren't even brothers in the book.
Invisible Parents: Tuan's adoptive mother only appears in two of the Scrambled Eggs comics that are still on the site, and his adoptive father only appears in one of the archived comics. Also, Tuan and his adoptive siblings never met Michelle's parents, a fact lampshaded in "IT...HAD FUR!" as Quint rose the possibility that she doesn't have any.
In "Summer Break-Tuan Style," Peter drew a sign next to the mother, which references the fact she rarely appears.
Head Executive: There's no better way to make a decent creation look stupid than to make a real guy dress like it!
Tuan: But why would you-
Head Executive: Hey, it's what the people demand! They just don't realize they're demanding it!
Non-Standard Character Design: Julia has a simple spiral for hair instead of a more realistic hairstyle, a relic of the days when Peter drew all his girls with curly hair in order to distinguish them from boys.
Whole Plot Reference: "The Wizard II: Fax Me an Angel" has Jimmy Woods once again compete in a video game tournament and go to California, this time in his middle ages and competing against casual gamers. Also, the tournament takes place in Massachusetts; he doesn't go to California until he decides to move there after winning.