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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Orson Hughes" from "Honey, It's a Billion Dollar Brain." is very clearly meant to be Howard Hughes. The plot point of Wayne being named in Hughes' will due to having met him in the desert decades ago is clearly based on the story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvin_Dummar Melvin Dummar]].

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Orson Hughes" from "Honey, It's a Billion Dollar Brain." is very clearly meant to be Howard Hughes.Creator/HowardHughes. The plot point of Wayne being named in Hughes' will due to having met him in the desert decades ago is clearly based on the story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvin_Dummar Melvin Dummar]].

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Orson Hughes" from "Honey, It's a Billion Dollar Brain." is very clearly meant to be Howard Hughes. The plot point of Wayne being named in Hughes' will due to having met him in the desert decades ago is clearly based on the story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvin_Dummar Melvin Dummar]].


* LogicBomb: Mercilessly skewered in "Honey, The House is Trying to Kill Us." Wayne calls F.R.A.N. out for violating her prime directive, resulting in her violently self-destructing, complete with ExplosiveInstrumentation... and then Wayne calls her on the obvious trick, pointing out that computers sputtering sparks and shutting down after violating their prime directive only happens on cheesy sci-fi shows, before using the opening her fakery offered to shut her down for real.

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* LogicBomb: Mercilessly skewered in "Honey, The House is Trying to Kill Us." Wayne calls F.R.A.N. out for violating her prime directive, resulting in her violently self-destructing, complete with ExplosiveInstrumentation... and [[GenreSavvy then Wayne calls her on the obvious trick, pointing out that computers sputtering sparks and shutting down after violating their prime directive only happens on cheesy sci-fi shows, shows]], before using the opening her fakery offered to shut her down for real.

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* TheNthDoctor: Done strangely with Quark the family dog; in the series he's a different breed from the movie. but a plot of a season 2 episode has him mutate and the side effect of the antidote makes him the same breed he was in the movie.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Amy and Nick have their moments, often as a reaction to the fiascos their dadís inventions cause.
**Nick in Amyís body: All I can say is I hope we have a good therapist.

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* ShoutOut: To SouthPark, when a boy named Kenny is killed in the episode "From Honey, with Love", and Nick notices before being corrected (it was really a midget assassin). Subverted, since Nick only says Kenny's name and not the actual quote for when Kenny always gets killed.


* Homage: ''Several'' episodes are obvious homages to famous or recently popular movies -- ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/Ghostbusters1984'', and ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' to name a few, as well as the FantasticVoyagePlot in the first episode and the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' spoof.

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* Homage: {{Homage}}: ''Several'' episodes are obvious homages to famous or recently popular movies -- ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/Ghostbusters1984'', and ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' to name a few, as well as the FantasticVoyagePlot in the first episode and the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' spoof.

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* ActorAllusion: A Running Gag is people mentioning the sitcom "Bosom Buddies" and remembering Tom Hanks was on the show, but nobody remembers who the other male was. He was played by Peter Scolari who is playing Wayne in this series.


* Homage: ''Several'' episodes are obvious homages to famous or recently popular movies -- ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', and ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' to name a few, as well as the FantasticVoyagePlot in the first episode and the Franchise/JamesBond spoof.

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* Homage: ''Several'' episodes are obvious homages to famous or recently popular movies -- ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/Ghostbusters1984'', and ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' to name a few, as well as the FantasticVoyagePlot in the first episode and the Franchise/JamesBond ''Franchise/JamesBond'' spoof.

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* Homage: ''Several'' episodes are obvious homages to famous or recently popular movies -- ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', and ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' to name a few, as well as the FantasticVoyagePlot in the first episode and the Franchise/JamesBond spoof.

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* HalloweenEpisode: "Honey, Let's Trick or Treat" from Season 2. Wayne's Szalinski Scan-O-Caster can bring text to life in the form of sophisticated holograms, but a book about urban legends accidentally gets scanned. As a Halloween party approaches, all sorts of urban legends come to life and prey on the townspeople.


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* SpyFiction: "From Honey, With Love" parodies this. Wayne uses his gadgets to help a Bond-like Canadian spy agency take down a ruthless mastermind, and the family gets roped into being his back-up at the villain's glamorous party.


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* UrbanLegends: The HalloweenEpisode features a bunch of ones, including the HookHand and the SewerGator, being brought to life as HardLight holograms. The big twist is that Nick's newest friend (David Foaf) is himself an urban legend, being the '''f'''riend '''o'''f '''a''' '''f'''riend alluded to in all the stories. Wayne has to invent a new blaster to disrupt the holograms and send them back where they belong.


It continued where the first movie left off and follows the misadventures the Szalinski family as Wayne's inventions would usually cause some sort of incident that had to be resolved by the family. Later episodes introduced more and more supernatural elements in an attempt to compete with shows like ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', much to the annoyance of fans of pure science fiction.

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It continued where the first movie left off and follows the misadventures the Szalinski family as Wayne's inventions would usually cause some sort of incident that had to be resolved by the family. Later episodes introduced more and more supernatural elements in an attempt to compete with shows like ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'', much to the annoyance of fans of pure science fiction.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: The premise of one episode is based on Wayne not believing in magic, despite having previously encountered ghosts, a leprechaun, a god of dreams, a philosopher's stone, a magical ancient princess, and various other supernatural beings.


* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: "Honey, We're Past Tense" has the family going back to prehistoric times. Not only do they encounter both dinosaurs and cavemen but an overgrown monitor lizard which gets identified as a ''Tenontosaurus'' (a herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur).

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: "Honey, We're Past Tense" has the family going back to prehistoric times. Not only do they They encounter not only both dinosaurs and cavemen and a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' but an overgrown monitor lizard which gets identified as a ''Tenontosaurus'' (a herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur).

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