- After Shran calls Archer "pinkskin", Chuck says that if he tried calling Sisko "brownskin", Sisko would hit him so hard that Weyoun would get dizzy. Weyoun and Shran were both played by Jeffery Combs.
- Several to Babylon 5 e.g. "Man, Lyta, those Vorlons can't stop messing with you can they?"
- In "Where No Man Has Gone Before", he refers to Dr. Elizabeth Dehner (Sally Kellerman) as "Hot Lips" Houlihan.
- In "Assignment: Earth" Teri Garr's character is shown to have experience with rotating walls with the bookcase scene in Young Frankenstein. And her annoying character award is subtitled "Roll! Roll! Roll in ze hay!"
- McCoy might not know who the hell Clark Gable is, but he knows a little something about quality cinema. ("The City on the Edge of Forever")
- His reasoning for the Bird of Prey from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home being time travel capable? The previous owner was Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown).Kruge: When this baby hits Warp 8.8, you're gonna see some serious shit.
- Also in the Voyage Home review, when Admiral Cartwright (Brock Peters, AKA Sisko's father) makes his first appearance, Chuck comments that Starfleet has its best Creole chef on the job.
- In his Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country review, when the "Klingon" assassin turns out to be Colonel West (Rene Auberjonois, AKA Odo) in disguise, he says that the disguise is so good that West must be a shapeshifter.
- The Federation President isn't interested in your comments on his sunglasses, dumbass! (Star Trek VI) This gag was reused with Kurtwood Smith's guest appearance in "Year of Hell" and "Things Past", as well as RoboCop (1987).
- Mentions he wishes Pulaski would fall down an elevator shaft again.
- "Unless you're a mutant, you stay the hell outta there!" Picard barked this at Archer when the latter approached a round metal door with an "X" on it. ("Civilization")
- Similarly, in "Code of Honor" Picard admires a transporter pad. "Mm, I like that symbol. Must remember that when I start my School For Gifted Mutants."
- Chuck reviewed TNG's "The Perfect Mate", which guest stars Famke Janssen, the same weekend as X-Men: Days of Future Past came out. For bonus points, he briefly referred to Picard as Professor X and Jannsen's character as Jean Grey.
- The ''Pegasus'' is no ordinary cloaked ship; it's based on advanced Shadowcat technology.
- Crusher tries to persuade him to deny Worf's euthanasia request in "Ethics". Picard is unmovable, unless she can guarantee that paraplegia also comes with psychic abilities.
- When Picard meets Romulan Commander Tomalak, he mentions that Picard must be wary of pissing off both the Romulans and the Narn.
- A sheepish alien implores Picard not to judge her race based on their pop culture. ("First Contact", TNG)"Mm, indeed. Some of the crap you people watch... I understand you have a cartoon about a CIA agent's family problems? Rubbish."
- Lieutenant Castillo gets the "Annoying Character" award... for the actions of Shooter McGavin. ("Yesterday's Enterprise").
- Liko from "Who Watches the Watchers" played by Ray Wise, becomes quite trigger-happy by the end of the episode. "I just hope he doesn't shoot Laura Palmer."
- Yale from TNG's "First Contact" would later go on to become the template for crappy holonovels (Carolyn Seymour would later play a housekeeper in Janeway's gothic romance holodeck program.)
- Ruk in "What Are Little Girls Made of?" is repeatedly referred to as Lurch.
- What has two thumbs and loves exposition? *points to self* Bob Kelso. ("Evolution", "No Surrender, No Retreat")
- Likewise, Daniels is a tool. He's a tool, tool, tool. An unbelievably annoying tool. ("Carpenter Street")
- From Star Trek: Generations:
- In the Star Trek: Insurrection review, Chuck derisively refers to Sojef (played by Daniel Hugh Kelly) as "Mike Brady". This works in that the actor does resemble Robert Reed, especially with the obviously technologically-enhanced hairstyle, but it's actually a reference to the telefilm Growing Up Brady, in which Kelly played Robert Reed (playing Mike Brady).
- Zefram Cochrane offering Troi some of his trademark moonshine."Mm hmm, smooth as gravel! Last time I had some of this I woke up on a alien planet with a mustache."
- "The Inner Light"'s Batai is leader of the village because he has people skills, he is very good with people. (This gag also occurred in the Man From Earth review.)
- The USS Bozeman is captained by Frasier Crane. ("Cause and Effect")
- Captain Jellico subduing an entire Cardassian fleet by having Eddie Murphy stick bananas in their tailpipes. ("Chain of Command").
- "Jake Sisko got married, started his writing career, starred in Candyman..." ("The Visitor")
- Bashir and O'Brien find Hannibal Barca to be very familiar looking.
- A female Grand Nagus? INCONCEIVABLE! ("Profit and Lace")
- Poor Kor. He's so old, he's seemed to have forgotten that Kirk and Kang are dead, the Federation-Klingon war is over, and that his Cylon allies look like humans now.
- In "Statistical Probabilities", a group of augments are able to deduce everything about Damar just by watching his speech, including how he murdered Ziyal. "Eat that, Sherlock! I'll bet you'd wish you were genetically enhanced right about now!"
- Janeway, posing as a streetwalker, distracts Agent Pierce by offering to perform a "David Palmer" on him. ("Resistance")
- "The Omega Directive" reveals that Orange Is the New Black's "Red" is actually Janeway, who was exiled to the 21st century by Starfleet after being court-martialed for her crimes. ("The Omega Factor")
- Similarly, Captain Braxon wound up stranded in the 21st century thanks to Janeway's machinations. "I could only survive by acting as the comic relief pilot on MacGyver."
- His comment on the characters Tim Russ has played on various Trek shows prior to Russ playing Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager, for example in the review of the TNG episode "Starship Mine" where Russ' mercenary character was knocked out by Picard with a Vulcan nerve pinch.
- Nine times out of ten, he refers to Michael Jonas as "Carth Onassi".
- "Fury": Lt. Carey has pamphlets for time-traveling Janeways, one of whom is French-Canadian (a reference to the original actress cast, Geneviève Bujold).
- "Future's End": Like Kate Mulgrew, Evil!Janeway once did a voiceover for a pseudoscience promoting documentary:Janeway: "For the last time, I never said that the universe revolves around the Earth. I said the universe revolves around me!"
- He's attempting an aversion with Jonathan Archer, promising to try not to make any Quantum Leap jokes in reference to the captain. He fails to resist the urge in his review of "Azati Prime".
- In the Star Trek (2009) review he has Kirk claim there was a lightning storm in space during his conception as well as his birth, but that's to be expected, as his father was Thor.
- Ensign Gomez eventually grew a third breast due to warp core radiation and moved to Mars. ("Phantasms")
- Chuck makes a lot of references to the Adam West Batman series in "Whom Gods Destroy" partially because Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl in that series, played Marta.
- When Kirstie Alley appears in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, he hurriedly gets the obvious references out of the way - "Blah blah blah Cheers, blah blah blah Scientology".
- In "Shadowplay", Colyus's favourite cloak was given to him by the Fuhrer.
- In "Spock's Brain", Bones gives his prognosis as worse than death. "He's in Transformers 3, Jim!"
- In "Spirit Folk", he says that the people who call Janeway the Fairy Queen probably saw Gargoyles, where Kate Mulgrew voiced Queen Titania.
- In "Tin Man", Tam (Harry Groener) has extreme telepathy which Chuck laments could lead to excellent people skills. Hell, he could get elected mayor with skills like that.
- Scotty once killed a zombie with a cricket bat ("Relics").
- Of course B.G. Robinson is attracted to The Outrageous Okona, she is a Desperate Housewife after all.
- In his mini-view of "Yesterday's Enterprise", he wonders how the crew can trust Guinan's instincts-she did appear in Theodore Rex after all.
- By the second act of "In the Hands of the Prophets", he wished that Jack Nicholson would show up and strangle Winn Adami.
- In "Sacrifice of Angels", he has Bashir mention Hannibal before showing footage of the Made-for-TV Movie Hannibal Rome's Worst Nightmare, which Alexander Siddig starred in.
- Star Trek Into Darkness:
- In "The Enemy Within", Spock says that Kirk has to appear to be perfect at all times. It's why the crew destroyed all copies of his film The Incubus.
- In "Remember", he refers to Torres' father as Senator Kelly.
- John Sheridan fights for the Users.
- In fact, when Sinclair was still in charge of the station, Chuck jokingly states that with all the problems going on, it's no wonder that they eventually called in Tron to solve them.
- In the season 2 overlook episode "Meet John Sheridan" Chuck mentions that Bester has a face that should be very familiar to his usual viewing audience. Bester's actor, Walter Koenig, is famous for playing Chekov on the original Star Trek. In the same episode he refers to the Minbari Coplann as Zaeed Massani.
- In the review of "And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place"; during the interfaith meeting, Chuck lists some of the various religious leader present "One's a Baptist, one's Hindu". The camera focuses on the rabbi played by Erick Avari "And if I recognize his face, I think he worshipped Ra before rebelling against him, so now I think he's probably in the Ra's Reform church."
- Space Commander Travis' methods are so extreme that even Davros' right-hand man is appalled.
- In his review of "Dalek", when Rose flirts with Adam, he notes that she's hasn't seen Coronation Street, so she's barking up the wrong tree.
- In "Bad Wolf", the Doctor is desperate to get out of the Big Brother House, even if it means being in a shitty G.I. Joe film.
- In "The Time of the Doctor", speculating how Matt Smith and Karen Gillan's reunion might have gone.Karen: Is that a wig?
Matt: Yes, I shaved my head for an independent film that lost money and people hated. You?
Karen: Yup, shaved my head for a big budget film that made tons of money and people loved.
Matt: Heh, sellout.
- Whenever he asks the opinion of the Twelfth Doctor, he naturally shows a clip of Malcolm Tucker.
- Janeway was Aeryn Sun's mother in Dragon Age: Origins. Not that you'd notice.Aeryn Sun: "Compassion"? What is compassion?
- In his review of the first episode of "Awakening" after watching two evil robotic gargoyles crash into each other he wonders aloud who wrote their flying program. Cue Demona (voiced by Marina Sirtis) speaking followed by Chuck referring to her as Counselor Troi (played by Marina Sirtis) in reference to his running gag about Troi's piloting skills consisting entirely of crashing into things.
- What O'Neill needs now is a disguise... hmm, maybe an eyepatch. Followed up by The Other Darrin when O'Neill balks at being asked to disarm a nuke. ("What do I look like, MacGyver?")
- The explosion of a Goa'uld mothership will look like the opening credits for MacGyver.
- George Hammond commands the SGC due to his experience with the paranormal at Twin Peaks (Don S. Davis played an air force officer in both series).
- Another The Other Darrin one shows up in the review of "Thor's Hammer", where he states that the titular device will be useless once Dr. Jackson is transformed into a giant robot.
- In the Star Gate Atlantis pilot "Rising", Chuck says it's too bad that the captured soldier played by Robert Patrick from Terminator 2: Judgment Day can't simply morph through the bars of a prison.
- He repeatedly refers to Ronon Dex as Aquaman.
The Legend of Korra
- On the opening narration, "J. Jonah Jameson is right." J. K. Simmons, who played Jameson in Spiderman Trilogy, also was the voice of Korra's airbending mentor, Tenzin.
- A LOT of Data references crop up for Brent Spiner in this one.
- Wonder Woman's lickspittle keeps alternating between blind panic and repeating over and over, "As you wish!"
- In Part 1 of the Battlestar Galactica (2003), just as President Roslin and Colonial One appear to get nuked, she says "As my husband once said, 'We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to'— ...AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!"
- There's a Cylon that only you can see and hear? Does that mean Dean Stockwell is a Cylon as well?
Torchwood: Miracle Day
- Perhaps those hardest hit by Miracle Day are our nation's hard-working Ghostbusters, as Winston discovers when he's forced to wear a tie to work. "Tragic."
- Wayne Knight appears - "Hello, Newman".
- In the review for ""Rebirth: Part 2"", he says that Mr. Fixx ambushes Terry faster than one can say "Oh, myyy."
- The Lord of the Rings:
- Blade Runner:
- Alien: Where do you expect Ash to go on this spaceship? It's not like he has an invisibility ring or something.
- Flash Gordon (1980):
- When Batman drops Maroni off a building, Chuck says "That's for the Doctor Who movie!"
- The Matrix:
- Another cringe-worthy one from Dark City: When William Hurt gets flushed out into space, Chuck makes the obvious quip and apologizes for its tastelessness.
- Galaxy Quest:
- Terl: "Do you know what man-animals call a Double Royale with Cheese? A ratburger!" (Battlefield Earth)
- Nathan is worried that his daughter will never grow up to be the vampire slayer he wants her to be. (Repo! The Genetic Opera)
- In RoboCop (1987), the CEO of OmniCorp is referred to as "the Old Man," which is what he's called because of presumably "his love of the sea."Explanation
- In his review for The Terminator, he said that "[He has] it on good authority that SkyNet is a time lord."
- Titan A.E.:
- In Atlantis: The Lost Empire, the King of Atlantis has often said "The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few."
- When Cillian Murphy and Chris Evans have a fight, he notes that it should have been obvious that Scarecrow and The Human Torch would have trouble getting along.
- When talking about Danny Boyle's filmography, he mentions that he got Obi-Wan Kenobi to dive down a filthy toilet looking for smack and Doctor Who to fight zombies.
- In Knights of the Old Republic, in an underwater stage, he states that he's found the most terrifying thing possible at the bottom of the ocean- Neelix in a closet (the character in question was also voiced by Ethan Phillips).
- From Dragon Age
- Chuck "accidentally" uses his Janeway voice for Flemeth.
- Zathrian (who is voiced by Tim Russ) mentions that one of his favorite sayings is "Live long and prosper," and might have studied under Flemeth. (This joke was made before the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition)
- In Awakening, Tim declares Mistress Woolsey the Emperor's Wrath. The Emperor's Wrath is the title eventually given to the Sith Warrior in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Both Woolsey and the female Sith Warrior are voiced by Natasha Little.