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* The title of the episode is a pun on ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.

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* The title "Wheels & the Legman" is a reference to ''Series/JakeAndTheFatman'', while the wheelchair-bound detective is one to ''Series/Ironside1967''. Additionally, the title caption states the show was written by Creator/StephenJCannell

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* When Roger shows Stan and Jessica the Tunnel of Booze, he says "[[Music/{{Beck}} In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey.]]"


* The subplot about the tortoise crying over a hare who was accidentally killed from colliding with Steve's head is a very morbid version of ''The Tortoise and the Hare''.

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* The subplot about the tortoise crying over a hare who was accidentally killed from colliding with Steve's head is a very morbid version parody of ''The Tortoise and the Hare''.

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* The subplot about the tortoise crying over a hare who was accidentally killed from colliding with Steve's head is a very morbid version of ''The Tortoise and the Hare''.


* The LivingObjects in the Krampus' castle, Steve being captured by the beastly Krampus only to learn that he's not such a bad guy after all, and [[spoiler: Jack's transformation into the new Krampus]] are a reference to Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast.

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* The LivingObjects in the Krampus' castle, Steve being captured by the beastly Krampus only to learn that he's not such a bad guy after all, and [[spoiler: Jack's transformation into the new Krampus]] are a reference to Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast.''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast''.



* The regressed Hayley sleeps with dolls of Anna and Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.

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* The regressed Hayley sleeps with dolls of Anna and Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
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* When convincing Stan that having a kink is completely normal, Roger bursts out into what is a clear parody of ''I've Got a Dream'' from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' called ''You've Got a Kink''. It even takes place in a bar.

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* When convincing Stan that having a kink is completely normal, Roger bursts out into what is a clear parody of ''I've Got a Dream'' from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'' called ''You've Got a Kink''. It even takes place in a bar.

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* The entire subplot is basically ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape'' with the cast replaced by squirrels. The "Arnie" squirrel even copies Arnie's head-tapping and hand gestures.


* Boys 12 is quite clearly a shout out to SuperJunior.

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* Boys 12 is quite clearly a shout out to SuperJunior.Music/SuperJunior.


* In one Christmas episode, Stan (as Mall Santa) gets into a bloody fist-fight with Roger (playing Jesus Christ in a passion play). The resultant bloodshed is very reminiscent of the ''SouthPark'' pilot episode, which features a Christmas fight between...

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* In one Christmas episode, Stan (as Mall Santa) gets into a bloody fist-fight with Roger (playing Jesus Christ in a passion play). The resultant bloodshed is very reminiscent of the ''SouthPark'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' pilot episode, which features a Christmas fight between...


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* Heinrich Brown, an insurance adjuster, is a bald, intimidating black man with a goatee who [[AnimalMotifs raps about being a dog]] and rides {{badass bike|r}}s, not unlike Music/{{DMX}}.

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* When Steve armors up to save his dad from the video-game zombie he created, his moss green exoskeleton with orange visor bears resemblance to that of the [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]]


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* In the first season, Stan [[Series/SledgeHammer talks to his gun]].
* Also from the first season, Steve calls a local scout troop who are secretly troublemakers the "[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Psycho Rangers]]".
* Another from season four after Roger [[KickTheDog brutalizes Steve's pets]] then [[ProfessionalWrestling hits him with a steel chair]]: "Haha - just like in the movies, bitch!"
* In another we get to meet Stan's father. He is a sturdily built guy who worked for the CIA, and wears an eye patch over his left eye. When he sees Roger for the first time, he pins him to the ground and draws his pistol, to which Roger replies "Someone want to tell [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]] to get off of me?"
* ''The One The Got Away'' has this when Roger ruins a thief's life; in an attempt to sabotage his relationship, he meets with his girlfriend only to find [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors she's a ditzy, thin blonde with a very high voice, and the thief she's dating is a short dork with big glasses]].
* In the episode where Roger and Francine go wine tasting, Roger's disguise is very similar to Paul Giamatti in Sideways. The resort also bears several similarities.
* Multiple shout outs to E.T., including one scene where Roger is hiding in a pile of stuffed animals in Steve's closet.
* Roger's situation in "Stan of Arabia" appears to be a ShoutOut to Literature/ArabianNights: Roger wants to avoid sleeping with the man who bought him, so he (Roger) keeps the man distracted by telling him stories.
* "The Great Space Roaster" has references to the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series during the space-based conclusion; examples include a monster performing an EnemyRisingBehind and the protagonist wielding a flamethrower and wearing a vest with very revealing underwear.
* Boys 12 is quite clearly a shout out to SuperJunior.
* Also lampshaded in "Pulling Double Booty". As Hayley is going on another rampage after Jeff broke up with her in the mall, she has descended into the point where she is spouting nothing but animalistic {{Angrish}}, grabbing a nearby female doll and ascending a giant toy replica of the Empire State Building, a la ''Film/KingKong1933'', complete with motorized toy biplanes buzzing around her. Then, the camera cuts to reveal two mall security cops, holding oversized controllers. This exchange takes place:
-->'''Mall Cop #1''': Why are we doing this?
-->'''Mall Cop #2''': Why? Aren't you having fun?
* In "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives," Francine is walking down a street and starts seeing that all the women around her are members of the Ladybugs. The build-up as they gather in number and start pursuing her more quickly is reminiscent of the chase scenes in the 1978 remake of ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
* In "American Dream Factory", Roger, dressed in the persona of a rock musician who took over Steve's band, tells Steve that he "just saw a million faces" and "rocked them all", an adaptation of the line "I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all" from the song "Wanted Dead or Alive" by ''Music/BonJovi''
* When convincing Stan that having a kink is completely normal, Roger bursts out into what is a clear parody of ''I've Got a Dream'' from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' called ''You've Got a Kink''. It even takes place in a bar.
* In "Da Flippity Flop", Roger has built a gym in the house's attic and is giving a tour to Steve. His choice of clothes and wig makes him look an awful lot like [[Film/BurnAfterReading Chad]].
* In one Christmas episode, Stan (as Mall Santa) gets into a bloody fist-fight with Roger (playing Jesus Christ in a passion play). The resultant bloodshed is very reminiscent of the ''SouthPark'' pilot episode, which features a Christmas fight between...
* While Haley and Roger are exploring a spaceship belonging to an alien race called the Collectors, an [[ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet Infinity Gauntlet]] can be seen hanging on the wall.
* Much to the bafflement of an American audience, one episode sees Director Bollock of the CIA, in his downtime in between interviews, [[Music/GeorgeFormby pick up a ukelele and perform "When I'm Cleaning Windows]]". Creator/PatrickStewart even performs this in his native broad Yorkshire accent. Which must really bemuse Americans.
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* In a flashback of a Hayley going on a rampage at elementary school, she tears a copy of ''[[Literature/{{Fudge}} Superfudge]]'' in half.

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* In a flashback of a Hayley going on a rampage at elementary school, she tears a copy of ''[[Literature/{{Fudge}} Superfudge]]'' ''Literature/{{Superfudge}}'' in half.


* The LivingObjects in the Krampus' castle are a reference to Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast.

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* The LivingObjects in the Krampus' castle castle, Steve being captured by the beastly Krampus only to learn that he's not such a bad guy after all, and [[spoiler: Jack's transformation into the new Krampus]] are a reference to Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast.

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* The LivingObjects in the Krampus' castle are a reference to Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast.

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