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Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

  • "Camping Trip Part 2":
    Calvin: How goes, Gilligan?
    Dad: I liked that show.
    • Then there's this exchange:
    Hobbes: We can't stay here forever? What if Red Dwarf: The Movie comes out while we're trapped here?
    Calvin: Pfft! As if.
  • 'The Spirit Room' has the gang dressing up as the various Doctors for Halloween, with Calvin being the 7th, Hobbes being the 4th, Andy being the 5th, Sherman being the 3rd, and Socrates being the 6th. Seems to reflect their personalities a bit.
  • The opening of "Dad" is absolutely loaded with these. To wit: Calvin and Hobbes freak out upon realizing they're missing SpongeBob SquarePants, but it turns out it was delayed for a rerun of a Kids' Choice Awards ceremony, where the nominees for an undisclosed award are Ed, Edd n Eddy, Danny Phantom, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and The Simpsons. After Calvin changes the channel, the two discuss catching the last half-hour of Garfield and Friends on Cartoon Network, and then (post-SpongeBob) watch a Doctor Who marathon on BBC America until something else interesting pops up on Nickelodeon.
  • "Surge":
    • A lot of bands get brought up - this can overlap with Take That!.
    • The MTM references A Summer of Kings and Juno.
  • "Lenny's Diary":
    Hobbes: Whoa. I haven't seen such fashion disasters since John Nathan-Turnernote  thought question marks were fashionable.
    Calvin: Well, fair play to the actors. Not a lot of men can make punctuation look decorative.
    • Also this:
    Socrates: Well, obviously you'll need me for this! I mean, who else could possibly keep this young man out of trouble and do a better job than me?
    Calvin: I dunno... Alec Baldwin?
  • During "Part Three", when all the electricity in town is going strange, the MTM malfunctions and proceeds to act like HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
    MTM: Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
    Calvin: Why?
    MTM: I know you and Frank were planning to disconnect me.
    Calvin & Hobbes: (beat) What?!
    • Also:
    Socrates: Well, maybe our mortal enemy is taking a holiday, today.
    Hobbes: Do villains take holidays?
    Socrates: Sure! They do it all the time. Take the villains from Batman, for instance.
    • When Andy tries to figure out his last words, he comes up with "Either these curtains go, or I do."
    Sherman: I think someone already said that.
  • In "Socrates Squared", the titular tiger gets awoken by a radio playing "Maybe Tomorrow" by Scooch (a British pop band).note 
    • Sherman later asks, "How exactly are the Wonder Twins, anyway?"
  • "Invasion" has a lot of these.
  • "Tales of a Tiger" also has a lot of these.
    • Andy's game in his short involves has a plumber for a protagonist.
    "I'm all for variety, but really."
    • The closing line of Jack's short:
    "Now then, what's happening in Bikini Bottom today?"
  • "Our Solemn Hour" is named for a Within Temptation song.
    "Do you get vertigo?"
    "Me neither."
    "Yeah. I've seen that movie three times and I still don't get it."'

Season 5

  • "Dark Laughter Part 1":
    Andy: And people wonder why our landfills are full.
    Socrates: Really? Then it's my duty as a citizen of This Island Earth to make up for that! To the midway!note 
  • Calvin whistles the Doctor Who theme near the end of "Dark Laughter Part 2".
  • "Socratesland":
  • Subverted in the author's notes in "Temporal Delay" - it was originally named "Terror From the Year 2011", then "2012" (a reference to Terror from the Year 5000, another movie featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000), but was changed to its current title for two reasons: the title would've been dated and there isn't really a "terror" in the episode itself.
  • One of "Black Rain"'s plotlines concerns Socrates getting stalked by the Slender Man, and he later freaks out about seeing a guy in a mask and hoodie (who is later revealed to have a knife) - something rather similar to the Marble Hornets character Masky. (It's worth noting that Swing 123's YouTube account is subscribed to the series' channel.)
    • Part 4 has the group watching an old VHS, and its contents are a dead-on representation of one of totheark's videos (horrible screeching, shaky footage of forests, strangely punctuated words, and the Operator symbol everywhere).

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