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1!!Comics˛See the comics' respective pages.˛----˛!![[Blog/PlatypusComix Articles]]˛* The description in "[[ The 1980 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade]]" for the Franchise/{{Superman}} [[ balloon]] contains the following nod to ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'':˛-->1980 was also the year the largest balloon in Macy's history (at least up to that time), the Superman balloon, made its debut. It was created by Goodyear and made out of tire rubber. How did it play out? What did Ed say about it? You'll never know, because the tape ended before the parade got to his spot. Unless Superman flew around the world really fast, turned back time, and positioned himself into the parade earlier, that's all we got. (I just checked; he still hasn't.)˛* From the review of ''[[ A Snow White Christmas]]'':˛** After learning that the special focuses on Literature/SnowWhite's daughter, and that said daughter has the exact same name as Snow White, Peter remarks, "I guess that makes the Queen Snow White like [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Cranky Kong]] or something." ˛** Later, he borrows some lyrics from "[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong64 The DK Rap]]" and a ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' promo to describe the giants in the special. ˛** Once the cartoon finishes, Peter claims that after watching that and various other cheesy programming from TheEighties, he now has "...more sympathy for poor [[Series/FreaksAndGeeks Sam and Lindsay Weir]] than [he] did before."˛* [[ Sonic's Christmas Blast]] contains the line "[[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim BOW DOOOWN, BOW DOOOWN, BEFORE THE POWER OF ROBOTNIK CLAUS! OR BE CRUUUSHED, BE CRUUUUSHED, BE CRUUUUSHED, BY HIS JOLLY BOOTS OF DOOOOOOOOOM!]]"˛* From the [[ review]] of ''For Better or For Worse: A Christmas Angel'':˛-->[[WesternAnimation/CloneHigh Well, happy Snowflake Day, angel! Happy Snowflake Day EVERYONE!]]˛* Peter makes this [[ comment]] on Taylor from ''The Elf on the Shelf Presents: An Elf's Story'':˛-->Taylor doesn't believe in Santa, or Elves on the Shelf. [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong His individuality is a threat to the spirit of conformity]] and he's just asking for a visit from [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends the Buddy Bears]].˛** Peter also says that after Taylor realises he upset his sisters when the the Elf on the Shelf disappears after he pushed it off the shelf, "[[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas he grows the strength of ten Grinches, plus two.]]"˛* Peter [[ says]] of Laura Lindsey from ''12 Wishes of Christmas'':˛-->It's not just you....Laura looks like a human [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Derpy Hooves]] in a lot of these shots.˛* In [[ Ted E's Thanksgiving]], when Ted E. Bear realises that he can just deliver presents while Dracula is busy with his re-election campaign, Peter comments, "It's a job so easy, [[Advertising/{{GEICO}} a Geico Brand Caveman could do it]]."˛* During the [''WesternAnimation/RudolphAndFrostysChristmasInJuly'' [[ review]], Peter describes what the North Pole was like before Santa Claus came along:˛-->[[WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}} It was a nasty place; there was a mess wherever you stepped.]]˛* The "[[ Spring 1984]]" chapter of "The Ancient Lost Art of ''TV Guide'' Advertising" accompanies an [[ ad]] for ''Carbon Copy'', a movie starring Steven Segal as a Jewish businessman with an estranged African-American son, with the lyrics to "My Black Son", a song from the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "[[ Road to Rupert]]".˛* "[[ The Ads of the Star Wars Holiday Special]]" ends a description of a Creator/{{CBS}} Newsbreak segment with, "[[Creator/WalterCronkite And that's the way it is.]]"˛* When pointing out in the [[ review]] of the third ''Nemi'' book that the English translations are in British English (and in turn, sometimes convert the Norway-specific references of the original to England-specific), Peter quotes [[ this]] Creator/DaveBarry column.˛* [[ Part two]] of "Who is Archie Comics' Most Obscure Character?" describes the addition of an ally like so:˛-->She introduces herself as Clarissa, and [[Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll explains it all]]...˛* From the ''Cricket on the Hearth'' [[ review]]:˛** The sight of old Crockett makes Peter go, "Looks like [[Franchise/StarWars Jabba the Hutt]]'s lost some weight."˛** As Crockett introduces himself to Caleb:˛--->The cricket mentions that his name is Crockett. Crockett Cricket. [[UsefulNotes/DavyCrockett Killed a bear when he was only three.]]˛** Screencaps of [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext anthropomorphic dogs watching a cat sing]] have lyrics from ''WesternAnimation/RoverDangerfield'' written underneath. Peter's comments about the song itself reference ''WesternAnimation/OliverAndCompany'':˛--->The odds of this being part of the original novella are about as good as a Creator/BetteMidler poodle appearing in ''Literature/OliverTwist''.˛** The "Why was it such a misfit?" section ends with a modified version of a quote from another Creator/RankinBassProductions special, ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'':˛--->As for the rest of the story, they ''didn't'' go down in history.˛* From the ''ComicBook/TandyComputerWhizKids'' [[ review]]:˛** Peter calls one of the students, "Film/NapoleonDynamite Before He Needed Glasses."˛** The kids' unrealistically high levels of enthusiasm for school-related activities prompts Peter to quote the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "Baloney and Kids":˛-->"I love school so much, I wish I could marry it!"˛* [[ What Powell's Throws Out, Part Six]] contains an old Cheetos tagline at the end of this paragraph:˛-->[[ Here]]'s an example of a bad cover. Oh, it wants to be cool, so desperately, [[SmokingIsCool taking a drag from its cigarette]] between two fingers of its [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Power Glove]]d hand, wearing its [[SunglassesAtNight suuuun-glasses at night]]....but being seen with it isn't going to get you a date, no sir. It's not easy being cheesy.˛* In the [[ second page]] of "So You Want a New Mario Game, Do You?", Peter comments on ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld [[GameMod Plus 5]]''[='=]s premise: "[[Film/BlazingSaddles Training?? Mario didn' need no steenking training!]]"˛* "[[ Jack Valenti's Movie Ratings System]]" begins with Peter typing up a speech from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' episode "The Chip" about what each rating means. Additionally, the URL of the article references a running gag in that episode about Valenti's cheeks.˛* In "[[ When Disney Magic Goes Wrong]]":˛** Peter lists the allure of "[[Franchise/SpiderMan great power WITHOUT great responsibility]]" as one of the reasons little girls have {{Princess Phase}}s.˛** Peter refers to Princess Aurora's segment as, "WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty [[WesternAnimation/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf 1 1/2]]".˛** During the scene featuring a duke acting as a comedic {{foil}} to Aurora, Peter refers to him as "the Duke ([[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard of hazards]], apparently)".˛** After Aurora accidentally knocks over a stack of papers, Peter has her curse, "[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Ohh, hamburgers!]]"˛** When Princess Jasmine's segment makes a CallBack to the scene in ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' where guards fall into a pile of "discount fertilizer", Peter refers to the man shoveling the fertilizer as, "a familiar-looking [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner poopsmith]]."˛* From [[ the "For Your Consideration" bribery article]]:˛--> The only way to get into the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences is to [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E12HomerTheGreat either be related to an academy member, or to save the life of an academy member]].˛* In "[[ Siskel and Ebert's Holiday Video Gift Guide]]" Peter makes note of the Creator/{{LJN| Toys}} logo on the bottom left corner of the [=VideoArt=] [[ box]] being displayed, saying, "Any [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd angry nerd who plays video games]] knows what THAT means."˛* In "[[ The Christmas That Almost Wasn't]]", when Fortran unveils his robot workers, Peter comments on their design being similar to [[Franchise/PowerRangers ALPHA 5]], adding "Why don't we just replace the reindeer with [[ThoseTwoGuys Bulk and Skull]] while we're at it?"˛* "[[ Cinderella Gets Weird]]" claims that ''WesternAnimation/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'' came out before ''WesternAnimation/{{Mulan}} VIII: [[Series/SaturdayNightLive The Prozoids Fight Back]]'' and after ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} IV: [[Recap/FamilyGuyS6E4And5StewieKillsLoisAndLoisKillsStewie Jafar May Need Glasses]]''.˛* Some of the descriptions the [[ review]] of ''Music/LadyGaga & Franchise/TheMuppets' Christmas Spectacular'' gives the costumes include:˛-->"some kind of [[ hungover version]] of [[Film/{{Splash}} Madison the mermaid]]"\˛"a [[ hipster WWI airplane pilot]] with the combined hair-frizz of ten [[Series/FreeSpirit Winnies]] [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas plus two]]"\˛"[[WesternAnimation/Frozen2013 Queen Elsa]] after getting [[ hit by lightning]]" (in this case, referring to Creator/{{Rupaul}} instead of Lady Gaga)˛* In the [[ review]] of ''Creator/ChuckECheese in the Christmas That Almost Wasn't'', Peter responds to the sight of a "Jennifer Grey" [[ credited]] as Associate Producer with, "Back to the corner with YOU, Baby!" This references ''Film/DirtyDancing'', the lead actress of which was also named Jennifer Grey.˛* "[[ Super Bowl Past-Blast: 1985]]" ends its first paragraph with, "[[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Great Scott!]]"˛* The Full Experience article about [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]' ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Luffy boast, "I'm gonna be KING OF THE PIRATES! [[WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994 I'm working on my roar!]]"˛* Peter's [[ review]] of the ''Series/FreeSpirit'' HalloweenEpisode mentions the [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} Bootleg Zone]] as one place lacking the MissingEpisode.˛* Peter asks in [[ his run-down]] of the revised first draft of the ''Free Spirit'' pilot if [[WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers Tina Belcher]] wrote the {{deleted scene}}s of Winnie and TJ admiring each other's butts.˛* From the [[ review]] of ''Literature/RaggedyAnn and Andy in the Great Santa Claus Caper'':˛** Peter declares, "[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Live from New York, it's]] ''Series/{{Saturday Night| Live}}''!" after he finishes describing the ColdOpen.˛** Peter lists "[[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie Pikachu]]'s [[SwissArmyTears tears]]" as something that apparently can't dissolve Gloopstick.˛* In [[ Creating the Perfect Tagline]], Peter challenges the reader to remember the tagline for ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' before showing [[ a poster for the movie]] photoshopped to say, "[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner This Time, It's Not Dangeresque 1]]".


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