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* ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'':
** The magical young children attend Martha Corey Memorial High School in Nowhere, Ohio. Martha Corey being the first woman convicted of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials.
** British FlyingBrick heroine Samsonite, from the same setting, took her name from the [[NighInvulnerable indestructible]] brand of luggage of the same name. Most people assume its a variation on "Samson".


* ''WebVideo/{{Jontron}}'': In his review of ''Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks'', he questions the movie's lack of focus and asks if it's a Shakespearean classic while zooming in on [[{{Squick}} Tim Allen's crotch.]] While it may seem like a random joke that makes no sense (Which is typical for Jon), it's a lot funnier if you know that Shakespeare was far from a stranger to dick jokes and the like.

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* ''WebVideo/{{Jontron}}'': ''WebVideo/{{Jontron}}'':
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d for laughs in his review of ''Film/BirdemicShockAndTerror'' when he jokes that the movie was written by 18th century novelist and poet Creator/CharlotteBronte.
---> My god! Every character speaks in run-on sentences! I'm sorry, I wasn't aware this movie was written by Charlotte Brontë!
---> (The words '''''SMART JOKE''''' fill the entire screen to triumphant music)
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In his review of ''Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks'', he questions the movie's lack of focus and asks if it's a Shakespearean classic while zooming in on [[{{Squick}} Tim Allen's crotch.]] While it may seem like a random joke that makes no sense (Which is typical for Jon), it's a lot funnier if you know that Shakespeare was far from a stranger to dick jokes and the like.


* In Berleezy's [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m0t5kuvAY2I JIMMY NEUTRON: EXPOSED]] Berleezy references [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra the Project MKUltra experiments]].



* Maddox, owner of ''[[http://maddox.xmission.com The Best Page In The Universe]]'', occasionally interjects these in his pages:
--> "In fact, this book can be expressed mathematically by the following theorem: lim(manliness -> â) Books = ''The Alphabet of Manliness''" \\
"36 NEW PAGES! 8 FULL-COLOR INSERTS! ''NEW ISBN NUMBER!'' '''HOLY SHIT!'''"
* In Berleezy's [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m0t5kuvAY2I JIMMY NEUTRON: EXPOSED]] Berleezy references [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra the Project MKUltra experiments]].
* ''Literature/ChaosFighters'' shows the constituents of various alloys and composites which can be understand better if one has the periodic table of elements.
* The first impression show ''Continue?'' follows these with '''''SMART JOKE''''' vibrating in big red letters appearing onscreen.
* ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'' is laden with little references that are not necessary to the plot but are quite interesting to know about nonetheless. The catch is that one must be fairly well versed in science to understand them.



* In WebVideo/DemoReel, Uncle Yo compares Donnie to Sisyphus. Sisyphus was punished for his lies by having to walk a rock up a steep hill over and over. Donnie has told nobody about his tragic past by this point, and his punishment is self-loathing.
* ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' (a narrative playthrough of Half Life "voiced" by Gordon Freeman himself) does this a ''lot.'' Sophisticated jokes about quantum physics pop up from time to time (Gordon is supposed to be a physicist, after all) and the episode where Gordon does nothing but talk like a pirate is full of archaic English and historically accurate nautical terms. Fortunately the show is still very approachable from a lowbrow perspective.



* Maddox, owner of ''[[http://maddox.xmission.com The Best Page In The Universe]]'', occasionally interjects these in his pages:
--> "In fact, this book can be expressed mathematically by the following theorem: lim(manliness -> â) Books = ''The Alphabet of Manliness''" \\
"36 NEW PAGES! 8 FULL-COLOR INSERTS! ''NEW ISBN NUMBER!'' '''HOLY SHIT!'''"
* One of ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'''s mods is Kukulu, a CaptainErsatz of [[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu Cthulhu]]. If you look at his profile, his country section says he's from "Pitcairn", which is the name of one of the three RealLife countries nearest to the canon location of R'lyeh.
* ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'' is laden with little references that are not necessary to the plot but are quite interesting to know about nonetheless. The catch is that one must be fairly well versed in science to understand them.
* Players who haven't read ''Theater/OedipusTheKing'' will have a hard time understanding the plot to ''VideoGame/OedipusInMyInventory''.
* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
** Phase is almost as [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] as WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}, with refs covering everything from Shakespeare and Sinclair Lewis to Umberto Eco and Spenser. Also doubles as "Showing off the Research".
** When Chaka is deciding on her codename ('chaka' means 'leopard'), she mentions some old book by some Belgian guy who said that pound for pound, the leopard is tougher than the lion. Most readers won't know this is supposed to be ''Congo Kitabu'' by Jean-Pierre Hallet.
* ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' (a narrative playthrough of Half Life "voiced" by Gordon Freeman himself) does this a ''lot.'' Sophisticated jokes about quantum physics pop up from time to time (Gordon is supposed to be a physicist, after all) and the episode where Gordon does nothing but talk like a pirate is full of archaic English and historically accurate nautical terms. Fortunately the show is still very approachable from a lowbrow perspective.



* [[http://gomerblog.com/ GOMERBlog]] is basically ''Website/TheOnion'' for medical personnel, mostly physicians. It is chock full of these kinds of jokes, such as when a nurse's "Eyes Get Stuck After Aggressive Eyeroll," leading her to have a case of Eyeroll-Induced Strabismus (ERIS). Eris is the Greek goddess of strife.
* ''WebVideo/{{Jontron}}'': In his review of ''Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks'', he questions the movie's lack of focus and asks if it's a Shakespearean classic while zooming in on [[{{Squick}} Tim Allen's crotch.]] While it may seem like a random joke that makes no sense (Which is typical for Jon), it's a lot funnier if you know that Shakespeare was far from a stranger to dick jokes and the like.
* [[Website/TheAgonyBooth Mr. Mendo's]] [[http://www.agonybooth.com/video645_Coal_Black_and_de_Sebben_Dwarfs_Censored_Eleven.aspx review]] of a racially insensitive propaganda cartoon ends with a lengthy soliloquy about how the animators must have been "sulky and dissatisfied". With some slight re-purposing, this is a word-for-word quote from an [[http://www.google.com/books?id=mjkCAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA2-PA707&#v=onepage&q&f=false actual medical journal]] from over 150 years ago talking about the supposed "disease" of black slaves wanting freedom from their white captors.
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': TransparentCloset Jonath-ahem, Than, compares Brittany Matthew's genitalia to [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Eye Of Sauron]]. To put it this way, [[ReferenceOverdosed a good portion of this series]] (as well as its sister show, ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'') isn't as funny if you don't have an above-average knowledge of pop-culture stuff.
* ''WebAnimation/TheNekciMenijShow'' is fueled by Genius Bonuses, particularly in regards to the modern music industry. No bit of Billboard chart knowledge or tidbit about an artist's personal life is too obscure to be joked about.
* Players who haven't read ''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'' will have a hard time understanding the plot to ''VideoGame/OedipusInMyInventory''.
* One of ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'''s mods is Kukulu, a CaptainErsatz of [[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu Cthulhu]]. If you look at his profile, his country section says he's from "Pitcairn", which is the name of one of the three RealLife countries nearest to the canon location of R'lyeh.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': In the episode [[Machinima/RedVsBlueSeason14 "Immersion: Warthog Flip"]], [[GratuitousSpanish Lopez]] refers to the movie ''Film/{{Speed}}'' by calling it ''Maximum Velocidad''. [[ShownTheirWork That was the actual Latin American title]] for ''Speed'' in reality, and it's a rather impressive detail to include considering how Lopez's Spanish is [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels usually meant to be intentionally awful.]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The episode [[Recap/RWBYV6E6AloneInTheWoods "Alone in the Woods"]] is one long ShoutOut to Creator/{{Herman Melville}}’s classic short story “Bartleby the Scrivener,” which focuses on a Wall Street copyist who eventually dies [[spoiler:because he is too depressed to work or even feed himself]].



* ''Literature/ChaosFighters'' shows the constituents of various alloys and composites which can be understand better if one has the periodic table of elements.
* ''WebAnimation/TheNekciMenijShow'' is fueled by Genius Bonus, particularly in regards to the modern music industry. No bit of Billboard chart knowledge or tidbit about an artist's personal life is too obscure to be joked about.
* The first impression show ''Continue?'' follows these with '''''SMART JOKE''''' vibrating in big red letters appearing onscreen.
* [[Website/TheAgonyBooth Mr. Mendo's]] [[http://www.agonybooth.com/video645_Coal_Black_and_de_Sebben_Dwarfs_Censored_Eleven.aspx review]] of a racially insensitive propaganda cartoon ends with a lengthy soliloquy about how the animators must have been "sulky and dissatisfied". With some slight re-purposing, this is a word-for-word quote from an [[http://www.google.com/books?id=mjkCAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA2-PA707&#v=onepage&q&f=false actual medical journal]] from over 150 years ago.
* In WebVideo/DemoReel, Uncle Yo compares Donnie to Sisyphus. Sisyphus was punished for his lies by having to walk a rock up a steep hill over and over. Donnie has told nobody about his tragic past by this point, and his punishment is self-loathing.



* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': TransparentCloset Jonath-ahem, Than, compares Brittany Matthew's genitalia to [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Eye Of Sauron]]. To put it this way, [[ReferenceOverdosed a good portion of this series]] (as well as its sister show, ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'') isn't as funny if you don't have an above-average knowledge of pop-culture stuff.
* ''WebVideo/{{Jontron}}'': In his review of ''Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks'', he questions the movie's lack of focus and asks if it's a Shakespearean classic while zooming in on [[{{Squick}} Tim Allen's crotch.]] While it may seem like a random joke that makes no sense (Which is typical for Jon), it's a lot funniner if you know that Shakespeare was far from a stranger to dick jokes and the like.
* [[http://gomerblog.com/ GOMERBlog]] is basically ''Website/TheOnion'' for medical personnel, mostly physicians. It is chock full of these kinds of jokes, such as when a nurse's "Eyes Get Stuck After Aggressive Eyeroll," leading her to have a case of Eyeroll-Induced Strabismus (ERIS). Eris is the Greek goddess of strife.

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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': TransparentCloset Jonath-ahem, Than, compares Brittany Matthew's genitalia to [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Eye Of Sauron]]. To put it this way, [[ReferenceOverdosed a good portion of this series]] (as well as its sister show, ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'') isn't as funny if you don't have an above-average knowledge of pop-culture stuff.
* ''WebVideo/{{Jontron}}'':
In his review of ''Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks'', he questions the movie's lack of focus and asks if it's a Shakespearean classic while zooming in on [[{{Squick}} Tim Allen's crotch.]] While it may seem like a random joke that makes no sense (Which ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
** Phase
is typical for Jon), it's a lot funniner if you know that almost as [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] as WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}, with refs covering everything from Shakespeare was far from a stranger to dick jokes and Sinclair Lewis to Umberto Eco and Spenser. Also doubles as "Showing off the like.
* [[http://gomerblog.com/ GOMERBlog]]
Research".
** When Chaka
is basically ''Website/TheOnion'' deciding on her codename ('chaka' means 'leopard'), she mentions some old book by some Belgian guy who said that pound for medical personnel, mostly physicians. It is chock full of these kinds of jokes, such as when a nurse's "Eyes Get Stuck After Aggressive Eyeroll," leading her to have a case of Eyeroll-Induced Strabismus (ERIS). Eris is pound, the Greek goddess of strife.leopard is tougher than the lion. Most readers won't know this is supposed to be ''Congo Kitabu'' by Jean-Pierre Hallet.


* [[http://gomerblog.com/ GOMERBlog]] is basically TheOnion for medical personnel, mostly physicians. It is chock full of these kinds of jokes, such as when a nurse's "Eyes Get Stuck After Aggressive Eyeroll," leading her to have a case of Eyeroll-Induced Strabismus (ERIS). Eris is the greek goddess of strife.

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* [[http://gomerblog.com/ GOMERBlog]] is basically TheOnion ''Website/TheOnion'' for medical personnel, mostly physicians. It is chock full of these kinds of jokes, such as when a nurse's "Eyes Get Stuck After Aggressive Eyeroll," leading her to have a case of Eyeroll-Induced Strabismus (ERIS). Eris is the greek Greek goddess of strife.


* One of ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'''s mods is Kukulu, a CaptainErsatz of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu]]. If you look at his profile, his country section says he's from "Pitcairn", which is the name of one of the three RealLife countries nearest to the canon location of R'lyeh.

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* One of ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'''s mods is Kukulu, a CaptainErsatz of [[Creator/HPLovecraft [[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu Cthulhu]]. If you look at his profile, his country section says he's from "Pitcairn", which is the name of one of the three RealLife countries nearest to the canon location of R'lyeh.


* Webcomic/ThePropertyOfHate does this every so often. One of the characters, Melody speaks entirely in musical notes. Another character, Dial has an old microphone for a head.

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* Webcomic/ThePropertyOfHate does this every so often. One of the characters, Melody speaks entirely in musical notes. Another character, Dial has an old microphone for a head.

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* [[http://gomerblog.com/ GOMERBlog]] is basically TheOnion for medical personnel, mostly physicians. It is chock full of these kinds of jokes, such as when a nurse's "Eyes Get Stuck After Aggressive Eyeroll," leading her to have a case of Eyeroll-Induced Strabismus (ERIS). Eris is the greek goddess of strife.


* ''WebVideo/Jontron'': In his review of Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks, he questions the movie's lack of focus and asks if it's a Shakespearean classic while zooming in on [[{{Squick}} Tim Allen's crotch.]] While it may seem like a random joke that makes no sense (Which is typical for Jon), it's a lot funniner if you know that Shakespeare was far from a stranger to dick jokes and the like.

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* ''WebVideo/Jontron'': ''WebVideo/{{Jontron}}'': In his review of Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks, ''Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks'', he questions the movie's lack of focus and asks if it's a Shakespearean classic while zooming in on [[{{Squick}} Tim Allen's crotch.]] While it may seem like a random joke that makes no sense (Which is typical for Jon), it's a lot funniner if you know that Shakespeare was far from a stranger to dick jokes and the like.

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* ''WebVideo/Jontron'': In his review of Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks, he questions the movie's lack of focus and asks if it's a Shakespearean classic while zooming in on [[{{Squick}} Tim Allen's crotch.]] While it may seem like a random joke that makes no sense (Which is typical for Jon), it's a lot funniner if you know that Shakespeare was far from a stranger to dick jokes and the like.


* The Finnish-made science fiction parody ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'' is full of this trope. For example, most Star Trek items are called the by the names given to them by older bad translations of the shows.

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* The Finnish-made science fiction parody ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'' ''WebAnimation/StarWreck'' is full of this trope. For example, most Star Trek items are called the by the names given to them by older bad translations of the shows.


* One of ''OpenBlue'''s mods is Kukulu, a CaptainErsatz of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu]]. If you look at his profile, his country section says he's from "Pitcairn", which is the name of one of the three RealLife countries nearest to the canon location of R'lyeh.

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* One of ''OpenBlue'''s ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'''s mods is Kukulu, a CaptainErsatz of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu]]. If you look at his profile, his country section says he's from "Pitcairn", which is the name of one of the three RealLife countries nearest to the canon location of R'lyeh.

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* ''GeniusBonus/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''
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* In Berleezy's [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m0t5kuvAY2I JIMMY NEUTRON: EXPOSED]] Berleezy references [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra the Project MKUltra experiments]].
* ''WebVideo/AMVHell'', despite being mostly lowbrow humor, has a degree of this in that you need a lot of knowledge about a lot of different shows to get all the jokes.
* ''Literature/DreamHighSchool'':
** Mr. Army (who isn't the brightest bulb) capitalizes the names of two cheeses wrong ''in his dialogue.'' [[StealthPun Yes, you read that correctly.]]
*** You can tell the writer knew the correct capitalization too, because Miss Paloma, who apparantly knows about cheeses, correctly capitalizes them in her dialogue immediately before and after Mr. Army's line.
*** The particular line of dialogue, "Well, Burrata is good, but I'm much more partial to gouda myself." was provided by a reader who won the opportunity to give the writer a sentence to use in the story. Was the reader testing the author, or was it an accident?
* ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'':
** The magical young children attend Martha Corey Memorial High School in Nowhere, Ohio. Martha Corey being the first woman convicted of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials.
** British FlyingBrick heroine Samsonite, from the same setting, took her name from the [[NighInvulnerable indestructible]] brand of luggage of the same name. Most people assume its a variation on "Samson".
* Maddox, owner of ''[[http://maddox.xmission.com The Best Page In The Universe]]'', occasionally interjects these in his pages:
--> "In fact, this book can be expressed mathematically by the following theorem: lim(manliness -> â) Books = ''The Alphabet of Manliness''" \\
"36 NEW PAGES! 8 FULL-COLOR INSERTS! ''NEW ISBN NUMBER!'' '''HOLY SHIT!'''"
* One of ''OpenBlue'''s mods is Kukulu, a CaptainErsatz of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu]]. If you look at his profile, his country section says he's from "Pitcairn", which is the name of one of the three RealLife countries nearest to the canon location of R'lyeh.
* ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'' is laden with little references that are not necessary to the plot but are quite interesting to know about nonetheless. The catch is that one must be fairly well versed in science to understand them.
* Players who haven't read ''Theater/OedipusTheKing'' will have a hard time understanding the plot to ''VideoGame/OedipusInMyInventory''.
* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
** Phase is almost as [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] as WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}, with refs covering everything from Shakespeare and Sinclair Lewis to Umberto Eco and Spenser. Also doubles as "Showing off the Research".
** When Chaka is deciding on her codename ('chaka' means 'leopard'), she mentions some old book by some Belgian guy who said that pound for pound, the leopard is tougher than the lion. Most readers won't know this is supposed to be ''Congo Kitabu'' by Jean-Pierre Hallet.
* ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' (a narrative playthrough of Half Life "voiced" by Gordon Freeman himself) does this a ''lot.'' Sophisticated jokes about quantum physics pop up from time to time (Gordon is supposed to be a physicist, after all) and the episode where Gordon does nothing but talk like a pirate is full of archaic English and historically accurate nautical terms. Fortunately the show is still very approachable from a lowbrow perspective.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' once recites Coulomb's Law, though he mistakes it for the sum of two and two.
** A Strong Bad email featured a jumbled spam message to which Strong Bad says, "Did the quadratic formula explode?".
** In "Ballad of The Sneak", the eponymous creature is referred to as "The Strong Bad's [[Theatre/DonGiovanni Leporello]]".
* Of a sort: Sears.com had a zombie-themed page for Halloween with the text almost entirely in Zamgrh, one of the user-created languages of ''VideoGame/UrbanDead''.
* ''Literature/ChaosFighters'' shows the constituents of various alloys and composites which can be understand better if one has the periodic table of elements.
* ''WebAnimation/TheNekciMenijShow'' is fueled by Genius Bonus, particularly in regards to the modern music industry. No bit of Billboard chart knowledge or tidbit about an artist's personal life is too obscure to be joked about.
* The first impression show ''Continue?'' follows these with '''''SMART JOKE''''' vibrating in big red letters appearing onscreen.
* [[Website/TheAgonyBooth Mr. Mendo's]] [[http://www.agonybooth.com/video645_Coal_Black_and_de_Sebben_Dwarfs_Censored_Eleven.aspx review]] of a racially insensitive propaganda cartoon ends with a lengthy soliloquy about how the animators must have been "sulky and dissatisfied". With some slight re-purposing, this is a word-for-word quote from an [[http://www.google.com/books?id=mjkCAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA2-PA707&#v=onepage&q&f=false actual medical journal]] from over 150 years ago.
* In WebVideo/DemoReel, Uncle Yo compares Donnie to Sisyphus. Sisyphus was punished for his lies by having to walk a rock up a steep hill over and over. Donnie has told nobody about his tragic past by this point, and his punishment is self-loathing.
* The Finnish-made science fiction parody ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'' is full of this trope. For example, most Star Trek items are called the by the names given to them by older bad translations of the shows.
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': TransparentCloset Jonath-ahem, Than, compares Brittany Matthew's genitalia to [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Eye Of Sauron]]. To put it this way, [[ReferenceOverdosed a good portion of this series]] (as well as its sister show, ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'') isn't as funny if you don't have an above-average knowledge of pop-culture stuff.
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