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1Shoutouts for the Creator/SkyOne original family fantasy-comedy series ''Yonderland''.²²!! Series One²!!! Episode One - The Chosen Mum²²* Entering a magical world [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia through a cupboard?]] ²* Mr. Havelock and Miss Fanshawe, the very proper little proposing puppet couple who're sitting in the path of the portal when Debbie first arrives in Yonderland, seem to reference either ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' or a popular sketch in ''Horrible Histories'' that's set in Victorian England and also features a couple out on a picnic.²* Pete calls Debbie "chu-chi face," as an affectionate nickname, the same one the Emperor uses in ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', another show about an exceptionally weird and silly land and eminently British at that.²²!!! Episode Two - Wizard Bradley²²* Nick the Stick has [[Franchise/StarWars "a bad feeling about this".]] ²* Wizard Bradley loses his hat on the other side of a dramatically closing door. Unlike Franchise/IndianaJones, however, he decides that it "can easily be replaced."²* In order to get to the Temple of Tombs (another ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Indiana Jones]]'' reference) you have to [[YellowBrickRoad follow a golden road.]]²* Wizard Bradley declares he can't do magic anymore. Why? [[Film/AustinPowers He lost his mojo.]] Complete with BriefAccentImitation (and a flashback of the Wizard in decidedly mod clothing).²²!!! Episode Three - Reformation²²* Henchdemons Neil, Rita and Geoff don't approve their boss Negatus hiring bounty hunters because they [[Franchise/StarWars "don't need that scum."]]²** Debbie and Elf also feel like "they're being watched" a-la Luke and R2 in ''The Empire Strikes Back''.²* Pete sings parts from Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''. He then calls less-than-impressed Debbie "Simon Cowell."²* During an apparently rousing (if typically confusing) game of "Who Am I?", one Elder's forehead post-it note reads [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} A Bat-Man]], and another's says [[Series/TheYoungOnes Monk D'Wally de Honk]]. They later reference playing Twister in the same scene. ²* Elf wears a long multi-coloured scarf that resembles the [[Series/DoctorWho Fourth Doctor]]'s.²* A literal 'Little Chef' mentions setting up all-day breakfast roadside diners.²* Neil tells one of the monks that, [[Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen "You don't look... local."]]²* Negatus has some sort of mark on his forehead which seems to be the letter N but also looks a lot like Literature/HarryPotter's lightning-bolt scar.²²!!! Episode Four²* Philip of Woolworth and his Page's introduction plays very much like a scene involving the knights of ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', right down to the noticeable absence of horses.²* Debbie's North Face jacket gets a shoutout.²* Debbie references ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode''. She didn't like it, apparently. She also mentions ''Series/DowntonAbbey''.²* Negatus' boss makes her first appearance Emperor Palpatine-style, in a blue hologram. Her name, incidentally, means "Empress" in Latin. ²* A blatant {{Expy}} of Australian cricket superstar Shane Warne is the tournament's colour commentator.²* The Page mentions that he's been training champions since "the moon was in the seventh house", which, according to the famous opening theme from the musical ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'', also represents the dawning of the "Age of Aquarius".²* Emmanuel's music theme is a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to ''Sergei Prokofiev'''s "Dance of the Knights."²** It also bears strong similarities to the [[Franchise/StarWars "Imperial March" theme]].²----²²!!! Episode Five²* The Parvuli manage to cram pretty much every single 'cute little forest creatures serenade the heroine' cliche Disney ever used into one short song.²* Debbie tells the Monks of Gesundheit that she's wearing "really big knickers." Offscreen, one of them comments [[Literature/BridgetJonesDiary "My, they ''are'' big."]]²²!!! Episode Six²* The guests at Negatus' party are dressed as [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Rocky Horror]] Transylvanians. ²* As discussed on the main page, the sarcastic page's attempt to stop the walls closing in with a guitar is a shout out to Star Wars.²* The slugs on the wall who are happy to see "new faces" are a ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' reference.²²!!! Episode Seven²* Miss Fanshawe does an apparent Creator/LaurelAndHardy homage after the latest disaster interrupts Mr Havelock trying to propose to her, turning to look at the camera in utter exasperation.²* Debbie getting pulled into Yonderland whilst still in her pyjamas and dressing gown ''may'' be a reference to ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. But then again it may not.²* Ninny Tom getting launched into the sun and the resultant [[StylisticSuck bad bad]] animation invokes the old Series/{{Monty Python|sFlyingCircus}} animations.²²!!! Episode Eight²* We get Nick waking up and shouting "It's a trap!" ''just'' after all the other characters have realized exactly that, as per [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Admiral Ackbar.]] Bonus points that his mouth moves almost exactly the same way as Ackbar's.²* We hear two sports announcers on the radio in the Maddoxes' kitchen; one is referred to as Jim and in fact voiced by Jim Howick. The other is voiced by Ben Willbond - the same duo that usually played the HHTV Sport reporters on ''Literature/HorribleHistories''.²* Throughout the episode, Debbie and Pete make reference to various soccer players.²²!! Series Two²!!! Episode One²²!!! Episode Two²²!!! Episode Three²²!!! Episode Four²²!!! Episode Five²²!!! Episode Six²* The episode title is [[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Crones]].²* The opening scene with the camera panning around Dr Hirsch's lab to show items of interest is taken from the opening scene of Doc Brown's lab in Film/BackToTheFuture.²* The song ''This is the Process'' in this episode is a tribute to {{Music/Kraftwerk}}.²!!! Episode Seven²* The monster hunter Squint is modeled on and named after Quint from {{Film/Jaws}}.²!!! Episode Eight²* The ending is one big ''Return of the Jedi'' moment with Debbie burning Imperatrix's body followed by a side wipe and celebratory fireworks.²----


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