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* The trailer for ''Realm of Magic'' is jam-packed with {{Shout Out}}s to ''Series/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina''. It's set to Music/KFlay's "Blood in the Cut", the song used in the trailer for ''Sabrina''[='=]s first season, and the featured Sim, with his blond hair and red jacket, looks uncannily like a male version of Creator/KiernanShipka.



* In The Sims: Medieval, the Made a Few Simoles moodlet text reads "Boy, what a sound! How you love to hear that money clink! That beautiful sound of cold, hard cash!" Almost verbatim Lucy from ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas''.

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* In The Sims: Medieval, the Made a Few Simoles moodlet text reads "Boy, what a sound! How you love to hear that money clink! That beautiful sound of cold, hard cash!" Almost verbatim Lucy from ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas''.


* Many of the comics are fairly blatant about this: [[{{Franchise/Aquaman}} Fish Master]], [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Archie Archer]] and [[Franchise/TheFlash Quickfoot]] (all by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mort_Weisinger George Mortimer]]); [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Doctor Macabre]], [[ComicBook/XMen Mighty Mutants]], [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Inedible Bulk]], [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Freedom Family]], and [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Plasma Bug]] (all by [[Creator/StanLee Stan Powers]]); [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Major Patriot]] and [[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Cyber Skateboarder]] by [[Creator/JackKirby Kirby Simon]]; [[{{Franchise/Batman}} Neo-Knight Noir]] by [[Creator/BillFinger William]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Kane Kane]]; [[Franchise/WonderWoman Awesome Woman]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Byrne Olive]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Moulton_Marston Marston]]; [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Toadsim Ninjas]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Eastman Kevin]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Laird Peters]]...

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* Many of the comics are fairly blatant about this: [[{{Franchise/Aquaman}} [[{{ComicBook/Aquaman}} Fish Master]], [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Archie Archer]] and [[Franchise/TheFlash Quickfoot]] (all by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mort_Weisinger George Mortimer]]); [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Doctor Macabre]], [[ComicBook/XMen Mighty Mutants]], [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Inedible Bulk]], [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Freedom Family]], and [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Plasma Bug]] (all by [[Creator/StanLee Stan Powers]]); [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Major Patriot]] and [[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Cyber Skateboarder]] by [[Creator/JackKirby Kirby Simon]]; [[{{Franchise/Batman}} Neo-Knight Noir]] by [[Creator/BillFinger William]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Kane Kane]]; [[Franchise/WonderWoman Awesome Woman]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Byrne Olive]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Moulton_Marston Marston]]; [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Toadsim Ninjas]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Eastman Kevin]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Laird Peters]]...

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* Also in ''Get Famous'', if a Sim's an Actor with the A.I. Staffing Agency, they would get a chance to be given a reminder the agency [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar ran 14 million simulations of their next acting gig]], with the ones where they practiced their scenes would give them resounding success.

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* Sims with the Geek trait can debate about [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries which]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration captain]] is better.



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* In "Island Living", mermaids occasionally make a sound similar to [[VideoGame/{{Spore}} fish mouths]].


** [[Literature/ChasingTheRainbow Chasing the]] [[MemeticMutation Quadruple Rainbow]]
** [[Literature/TheLastUnicorn The First Unicorn]] (by [[Creator/PeterSBeagle "Pete Corgi"]])
** [[Literature/TheLittleEngineThatCould The Little Train that Couldn't]]
** [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Swings]]
** [[Literature/AGameOfThrones A Game of Groans]]
*** [[Literature/ASongOFIceAndFire A Game of Musical Chairs: A Song of Hot and Cold]] (bonus points for also being a double shout-out to Music/KatyPerry, whose eponymous song appeared in VideoGame/TheSims2)

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** [[Literature/ChasingTheRainbow ''[[Literature/ChasingTheRainbow Chasing the]] [[MemeticMutation Quadruple Rainbow]]
Rainbow]]''.
** [[Literature/TheLastUnicorn ''[[Literature/TheLastUnicorn The First Unicorn]] (by Unicorn]]'', by [[Creator/PeterSBeagle "Pete Corgi"]])
Corgi"]].
** [[Literature/TheLittleEngineThatCould ''[[Literature/TheLittleEngineThatCould The Little Train that Couldn't]]
Couldn't]]''. The description tells readers that the book will prepare young children for the disappointment and failures of real life.
** [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Swings]]
Swings]]''.
** [[Literature/AGameOfThrones ''[[Literature/AGameOfThrones A Game of Groans]]
*** [[Literature/ASongOFIceAndFire
Groans]]'', by [[Creator/GeorgeRRMartin Greg Q. Q. Vartin]]. "Characters groan as [[AnyoneCanDie one by one]] [[KillEmAll they perish]], and with the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters plethora of viewpoints]], [[KudzuPlot interwoven storylines]], and {{plot twist}}s, you too will groan as you try to keep it all straight."
** On the same note, ''[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire
A Game of Musical Chairs: A Song of Hot and Cold]] (bonus Cold]]'', by [[Creator/GeorgeRRMartin Geoff S. S. Marlin]]. Bonus points for also being a double shout-out to Music/KatyPerry, whose eponymous song "Hot N Cold" appeared in VideoGame/TheSims2)''VideoGame/TheSims2'' and who featured prominently in ''VideoGame/TheSims3''[='=]s ''Showtime'' expansion and ''Sweet Treats'' stuff pack.



** [[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey The 50 Shades on My Windows]]
*** Twelve or so Swatches of [[UnusualEuphemism WooHoo]]
** [[Creator/ShelSilverstein Where the Boardwalk Ends]]
** [[Literature/AtlasShrugged Atlas Hugged]]
** [[Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick The Chronicles of Rodiek]]
** [[Literature/TheHungerGames The Glutton Spiel]]
*** The Plunder Games
*** The Bladder Games
** [[Series/TheWalkingDead The Sauntering Dead]]
** [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lucas Dark and The Increasingly Unlikely Series of Coincidences]]
** [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe The Spy Who Loved Measles]]
** [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious The Swift and the Angriest]]
** [[Literature/LoveInTheTimeOfCholera Love in the Time of Sandwiches]]
** [[Series/HowIMetYourMother How I Dumped Your Father]]
** The books about baking are written by [[Franchise/TheMuppets Bill Barretta, Frank Oz and The Swedish Chef.]]

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** [[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey ''[[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey The 50 Shades on My Windows]]
Windows]]''.
*** Twelve ''Twelve or so Swatches of [[UnusualEuphemism WooHoo]]
WooHoo]]''.
** ''Where the Boardwalk Ends'', by [[Creator/ShelSilverstein Where the Boardwalk Ends]]
Shelly Silverman]].
** [[Literature/AtlasShrugged ''[[Literature/AtlasShrugged Atlas Hugged]]
Hugged]]''.
** [[Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick The Chronicles of Rodiek]]
Rodiek]].
** [[Literature/TheHungerGames The Multiple parodies of ''Literature/TheHungerGames''.
*** ''The
Glutton Spiel]]
Spiel''.
*** The ''The Bladder Games''.
*** ''The
Plunder Games
*** The Bladder Games
Games'', by [[Creator/SuzanneCollins Zane Trollins]]. At this point, even the game was noticing a trend.
--->"It's [[StrictlyFormula another]] death arena in [[ClicheStorm another]] near-future apocalypse as a young woman must battle to... wait a second, how many parodies of this did we make?"
** [[Series/TheWalkingDead ''[[Series/TheWalkingDead The Sauntering Dead]]
Dead]]''. "The dead have returned, and they are in no particular hurry to eat your brains!"
** [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents ''[[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lucas Dark and The Increasingly Unlikely Series of Coincidences]]
Coincidences]]'', [[LemonyNarrator by Lucas Dark]].
** [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe ''[[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe The Spy Who Loved Measles]]
Measles]]''.
** [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious The Swift and the Angriest]]
Angriest]]''.
** [[Literature/LoveInTheTimeOfCholera ''[[Literature/LoveInTheTimeOfCholera Love in the Time of Sandwiches]]
Sandwiches]]''
** [[Series/HowIMetYourMother ''[[Series/HowIMetYourMother How I Dumped Your Father]]
Father]]''. "Kids, this story involves corgis, a [[Recap/HowIMetYourMotherS2E09SlapBet slap bet]], and a convincing Bella Goth impersonator. Buckle up!"
** The books about baking are written by [[Franchise/TheMuppets Bill Barretta, Frank Oz Oz, and The Swedish Chef.]]


* Among the new households there are [[Series/Charmed1998 three witch-sisters]]; [[{{Expy}} Chester]] [[{{Literature/Twilight}} Swain]] and his supernatural-curious daughter [[CaptainObvious Bailey]], [[AlliterativeName Marigold Maldano]], [[Series/TrueBlood an orphan who lives in her deceased grandmother's house and recently discovered her fairy ancestry]], the [[AccidentalMisnaming Durwood]] family, involving [[Series/{{Bewitched}} a pair of parents, the mother of which is a witch, their two children, and the mother's mother, who does not like her son-in-law]], and Chauncey Series/{{Grimm}}, who slowly blunders into his ancestors' fairy tales. One of the "Roomies" households consists of [[Series/BeingHumanUK a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.]]

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* Among the new households there are [[Series/Charmed1998 three witch-sisters]]; [[{{Expy}} Chester]] [[{{Literature/Twilight}} Swain]] and his supernatural-curious daughter [[CaptainObvious Bailey]], Bailey, [[AlliterativeName Marigold Maldano]], [[Series/TrueBlood an orphan who lives in her deceased grandmother's house and recently discovered her fairy ancestry]], the [[AccidentalMisnaming Durwood]] family, involving [[Series/{{Bewitched}} a pair of parents, the mother of which is a witch, their two children, and the mother's mother, who does not like her son-in-law]], and Chauncey Series/{{Grimm}}, who slowly blunders into his ancestors' fairy tales. One of the "Roomies" households consists of [[Series/BeingHumanUK a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.]]



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* When Peterans pray, they perform the [[Film/TheKarateKid "Wax on, wax off"]] movements.

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* The "Immaculate Marcos" peep-toe shoes available at the Sims Store is a thinly-veiled reference to former Philippine First Lady [[UsefulNotes/FerdinandMarcos Imelda Marcos]], who gained notoriety for her immense shoe collection.
* Most of the pre-made Sims in the Roaring Heights neighbourhood are [[{{Expy}} expies]] or LawyerFriendlyCameo parodies of real-world people and fictional characters from the Golden Era, namely [[Creator/SalvadorDali Francisco Battista]], [[Creator/FredAstaire Frank Astare]], [[Creator/JudyGarland Judy Rogers]], [[Literature/TheGreatGatsby Michael Dandy]], [[ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie Olivier Harbucks]] and [[Creator/ShirleyTemple Shirley Templeton]], among others.



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* The Sports hobby lot in [=FreeTime=] is called [[Film/FieldOfDreams Dreamy Fields]].

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* One of the lines a possessed sim in Strangervile can say is [[https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/shrek-is-love-shrek-is-life "(The) Mother is love, mother is life"]].


* The "B{{rick Roll}}" floor tile from one of the later expansions, and one of the roof tiles promises [[Music/RickAstley "Never to let you down"]].

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* The "B{{rick Roll}}" "[[JustForFun/{{Rickroll}} Brick Roll]]" floor tile from one of the later expansions, and one of the roof tiles promises [[Music/RickAstley "Never to let you down"]].


* Futuristic furniture includes the [[Film/SoylentGreen Soylash Grinder Food Processor]], the [[{{Franchise/Godzilla}} Gojira Picnic Table]], the [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcan's Cauldron Fire Pit]] and the [[/Franchise/StarWars [=BactaBath=] Bathtub]].

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* Futuristic furniture includes the [[Film/SoylentGreen Soylash Grinder Food Processor]], the [[{{Franchise/Godzilla}} Gojira Picnic Table]], the [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcan's Cauldron Fire Pit]] and the [[/Franchise/StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars [=BactaBath=] Bathtub]].

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