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  • Alert, but not Alarmed: The Australian Government anti-terrorism campaign is referenced by the title of #797, "Alarmed, But Not Alert".
  • Compare the Meerkat: In #50 of Marmosets & Meerkats, Meerkat 4 (Sally) says "Okay, simples. No need to compare the meerkats."
  • Keep Calm and Carry On: "Stay calm, and call the nearest Republic troops." #582.
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken: Yoda: "Yes. Obi-Wan's original recipe of eleven secret turds and spiders, it is!" #1025.
  • McDonald's: #1025 is titled "Would You Like Flies With That?"
    • #1864 is titled "Quarter Pounder"
  • The Man Your Man Could Smell Like: Anything is possible when your man looks like a cyborg and not a lady. #659.
    • Luke: "I'm on a tauntaun?" #921.
  • Old El Paso: #1020 is titled "¡Por qué no las dos?"
    • And in #1224, Ortugg ( a Gammorean) says "¿Pork ay no las dos?"
  • Piracy, It's a Crime: R2-D2 tries to download the Peace Moon in #821, which is titled "You Wouldn't Steal a Peace Moon".
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: #907 is titled "Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together".
  • Smokey Bear: #1580 is titled "Only You Can Prevent Apocalypses".
  • Spam: Pete and Sally riff on the "Spam, it's real spiced ham" slogan in #1789.
  • Tonka Tough: Bria uses a "techno-tonfa" in #1551, titled "Tonfa Tough".
  • Walker's After Dinner Mints: #1866 is titled "Walkers After Dinner Squints".
  • Will It Blend?: Referenced in the title of #1293 when R2 reveals he built a "multi-function" laser sword: "But Does it Blend?".
  • "Winners Don't Do Drugs": #1907 is titled "Finn Errs: Won’t Bruise Thugs".
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    Comic Books 
  • Asterix:
    • While drunk, Leia uses the same drunk-isms as Obelix in Asterix and the Laurel Wreath #1149.
    • "These Rebels are crazy!" #1585.
  • Food Wars!: #1957 is titled "Shokugeki Literature Club", from the long title: Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma.
  • Incredible Hulk: #734 is titled "The Incredible Smoking Hulk".
  • Judge Dredd: Anakin: "I am the legend!" #626.
    • #1942 is titled "JudJud Dread".
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: #301 is titled "Cliegg, the Extraordinary Gentleman".
  • Spider-Man: C-3PO: "Remember Artoo, with great power comes great responsibility." #1195. And the strip title is "Shocks Meatbags, Any Size // Catches Orbs, From the Skies", a riff on the theme tune to the Spider-Man cartoon show.
    • The modified lyrics continue into the title of the next strip: "Look Out! Here Comes the Whoop-ass Can".
  • The Thing: Ben is "grim", but not grim enough... and the strip title is "The Thing is..." #1825
  • Tintin:
    • One of Jim's malapropisms for the Lost Orb of Phanastacoria is the "Lost Emerald of Castafiore". #160.
    • "Just my luck! A single bullet, and it has to go and cut the main ignition lead!" #1621.

    Comic Strips 
  • Calvin and Hobbes: The Sashimi Incident, playing on Calvin's "Noodle Incident", first mentioned in #149.
  • Frank and Ernest: Frank and Ernest are the names given to two Peace Moon technicians who variously press the button to destroy Naboo #771, and (later in publication, but earlier in in-game continuity) Jedha #1595. The latter also pulls a Frank/Ernest switch in the title, doubled with a reference to The Importance of Being Earnest.
  • Spy vs. Spy: #306 is titled "Spy vs Spire".

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 
  • Aladdin: Needing an alias for Han, Jim thinks up the name Iago, and suggest Chewbacca can be Jafar. #1069.
  • Beauty and the Beast:
    • #1211 is titled "Beauty is the Feast" and has Jabba paraphrase Gaston's song.
    • Reprised with the following lines of the song in #1240.
    • Chewbacca and the GM channel the conversation as Gaston's cronies incredulously question Maurice about the horrible features of the Beast, in #1252.
  • Cinderella: #1962 is titled "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boot".
  • The Emperor's New Groove: The waterfall scene is quoted verbatim in #207, which is titled "The Jedi Master's New Groove".
  • Fantasia: #1240 is titled "The Slaughterer's Apprentice".
  • Finding Nemo:
    • #1006 is titled "Finding Emo".
    • #1190: Obi-Wan: Luke. Luuuke. Luke... Hey, Luke!
    • #1672 is titled "Finding Mnemo".
  • Frozen: Two background Rebel troopers in the snow on Hoth: "Do you want to build a snowman?" "Sure. The cold never bothered me anyway." #963.
    • E-3PO (the silver droid C-3PO speaks to in Cloud City) quotes "Let it go, let it go. You can't hold it back any more." #1074.
    • #1115, in which Han is shown frozen in carbonite, is titled "Let It Go".
    • #1345 is titled "That Perfect Girl is Gone", and has Leia making an extended riff on the lyrics of "Let It Go".
  • Happy Feet: #363, which mentions penguins, is titled "Happy Feat".
  • The Incredibles: The trooper played by Incredibles composer Michael Giacchino name drops the film in #1847.
  • Kung Fu Panda: #1322, which features an instance of Magic Feather, is titled "The Dragon Scroll" after the magic feather of this film.
  • Lilo & Stitch: #2015 is titled "Lie Low and Snitch".
  • The Lion King (1994):
    • Darth Vader: "Look, Obi-Wan. Everything your light touches is corrupted forever." #839, which is titled "Remember..." echoing Mufasa's spirit's message to Simba.
    • #1301 is titled "Everything, The Light Touches".
    • #1938 is titled "Big Kahuna; Mitaka".
  • The Little Mermaid: #22 is titled "It's Better Down Where it's Wetter".
  • Pinocchio: Scooter sings a version of "When You Wish Upon a Star" with slightly modified lyrics. #1766
    • And then Mark sings "Give a Little Whistle" verbatim in #1772.
    • "When You Wish Upon a Star" returns in full chorus line in #1798 and #1799.
  • The Polar Express: The title of #947.
  • The Princess and the Frog: #1224 has Jabba the Hutt correct Leia when she calls him a slimeball. "It's actually mucus."
  • Ratatouille: The trooper played by Ratatouille composer Michael Giacchino name drops the film in #1847.
  • Shrek: #74 is titled "Jedi Are Like Onions".
    • "Not my gumdrop buttons!" #348.
  • Spirited Away: The title of #1487.
  • The Sword in the Stone: #2048 is titled "The Sword and the Stones".
  • Up: The trooper played by Up composer Michael Giacchino name drops the film in #1847.
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  • 30 Rock: K-2SO tries to bluff some Imperial troopers that he is on their side, with "How do you do, fellow Imperials?". #1692
    • A variant of "There ain't no party like a Liz Lemon party, 'cause a Liz Lemon party is mandatory" is seen in the titles of consecutive strips #1872 and #1873: "Ain't No Party Like A Kylo Ren Party" and "'Cause A Kylo Ren Party Is Mandatory".
  • The A-Team: #847 reveals that Han loves it when a plan comes together. And again in #1261.
    • #880 is titled "The B Team".
  • The Adventures of Superman: Chewbacca questions the value of fighting "for truth, justice, and the Jedi way", in #1081.
  • All in the Family: #826 is titled "Pall in the Family".
  • Arrested Development: The strip title "And That's Why You Always Shoot First" of #1082 uses the tagline format "And that's why you..." used in the TV show whenever someone learns a valuable lesson.
    • #1395 is titled "Arrest and Bedevilment"
  • Battlestar Galactica (1978): Mace Windu uses the expression "mother-frakking". #484.
  • Babylon 5: #633 is titled "How Will This End?"note 
  • Batman (1966): The intermediate campaign which Ben ran between Episode IV and Episode V began with Ben intending it to be a light comedic spoof of the superhero genre, but the players turned it into the Darker and Edgier The Dark Knight Trilogy.
  • The Big Bang Theory:
    • The big bang of Naboo blowing up in #774 is titled "Unravelling the Mysteries", from the show's theme tune.
    • #1975 is titled "The Big Bang Dreary".
  • The Bionic Woman: #1861 is titled "The Biconic Woman".
  • Blackadder's Christmas Carol: "...wouldn't recognise a coherent plot if it painted itself purple and tapdanced on top of a harpsichord singing 'Coherent Plots Are Here Again'". #72.
  • Blake's 7: #1260 is called "I am Not Expendable, I'm Not Stupid and I'm Not Going (To Catch That Laser Sword)"
  • The Bold and the Beautiful: #1051 is titled "The Boulder and the Beautifuller".
  • Breaking Bad: #943 is titled "Brocken Badass".
  • Cheers: #1059 is titled "Where Everyone Knows Your Name", and is about tracking down Han's bar-crawler friend, Lando, in order to find the "Dagger Bar".
    • #1994, again talking about heading to a bar, is titled "You Want to Go Where Everybody Knows Your Aim".
  • Chernobyl: Jim rolls a 3 for Poe trying to hotwire an X-wing, and says the result is "Not great, not terrible." The strip title is "Please Remain Calm". #1823
  • Dallas: The FAQ for Arks and Archeologists says of 'their idea" of Temple Of Doom:
    We're planning to do that whole movie as a giant dream sequence that ends with Indy stepping out of the shower in the opening scene of the next film.
  • Days of Our Lives: #398 is titled "Like Hands Through the Hourglass".
    • #1616 is titled "Like Plans Through the Hourglass".
  • Discovery Channel: #658 is titled "Shaak Weak".
  • Doctor Who: #1073 is titled "Rise of the Cyber-Man", echoing the Tenth Doctor episode "Rise of the Cybermen".
    • #1539 is titled "Doctor Who-Are-You-Lookin'-At?".
  • Family Feud: #1274 is titled "Family Skewed".
  • Fawlty Towers: #789 is titled "I Mentioned It Once, But I Think I Got Away With It".
    • General Rieekan: "Hey, droid! Where's my waldorf salad?!" And the strip title "Odd Radish Strand" is an anagram of "Darths and Droids" This is also a Casting Gag as actor Bruce Boa, who plays Rieekan, played Mr. Hamilton in said episode. #924
  • Firefly: #768 is titled "Fire and Fly".
    Lando: He blew up my ship last time I saw him.
    Han: Hey, that was a perfectly legitimate conflict of interest.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Luke channels Oberyn Martell's battle with Gregor Clegane, demanding Vader admit to his crimes, in strip #1145.
    • Petty Officer Thanisson (played by actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster; Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones) quotes two lines of Jojen Reed's in #1883, soon followed by another two lines in .#1885. The latter strip is titled "Poe and The Three-Eyed Raven".
    • See also A Song of Ice and Fire in the Literature section above.
  • Get Smart: #355 is titled "Missed It by That Much".
    • #807 is titled "Control and Chaos".
    • #1208 is titled "Tone of Violence", a pun on "cone of silence", which is also explicitly referred to in the strip. Also, two droids are named in the transcript as EV-9D9 (a canonically correct name from Star Wars, reminiscent of "ninety-nine") and MX-8D6 (a named invented for the comic, reminiscent of "Max-eighty-six").
    • Wedge (disguised as Bib Fortuna) and Lando exchange secret code phrases taken directly from Get Smart in #1230. The strip title is also reminiscent of a Maxwell Smartism: "The Old Trap Door in the Floor Trap".
  • Good Times: Han: "C. For C4! T, N, and T, baby! Dyn-O-mite!!" #1490.
  • Happy Days: Sally says Dex's diner is just like Arnold's. #252.
    • #274 is titled "Jumping the Shaak".
    • Han does percussive maintenance on the Falcon in a manner reminiscent of Fonzie, in a strip titled "Thumps Up", a pun opn Fonzie's "thumbs up" gesture. #984.
    • #1776, which actually features a shark, is titled "Jumping the Snark".
  • I Dream of Jeannie: #1687 is titled "I Dream of Genealogy".
  • I Love Lucy: Lando: "Luke, you got some 'splainin' to do." #1166.
  • The Incredible Hulk (1977): Darth Vader: "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." #1128.
  • Kung Fu: Yoda calls Luke "Young fieldhopper", referencing Caine calling his students "grasshopper". #1009.
  • Lassie: "What's that R2? Timmy's trapped down a gravity well?" #171.
    • #667 is titled "Jar Jar Come Home", after the film "Lassie Come Home".
  • The Lone Ranger: The title of #975.
  • Look Around You: The title of #1292 is the series catchphrase: "We Just Don't Know".
  • Lost: The title of #1294 is the series catchphrase "Previously on Lost".
  • Lost in Space: The title of #448.
  • The Love Boat: #695 is titled "Promises Something for Everyone".
    • The next strip is titled "Come Aboard, We're Expecting You".
  • MacGyver: #159 features a ridiculously convoluted plan to engineer geysers to erupt to short circuit enemy tanks, and is titled "MacGeyser".
  • Mad About You: The title of #852.
  • Mission: Impossible: The title of #1188 is "Mission: Invulnerable".
  • Mister Ed: #142 is titled "The Source of the Force, Of Course, Of Course".
    • Luke: "The Force isn't a force!" R2-D2: "Of course, of course." #1793, titled "He Also has Dice that are Etched in Morse".
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: #277 is titled "I've Got a Luverly Bunch of Space Pears".
    • R2-D2 translating droid beeps hesitantly improvised by the GM: "What? Your hovercraft is full of eels?" #279.
    • #577 is titled "Is This the Right Room for an Argument?"
    • #745 is titled "He's a Freighter Pilot and He's Okay".
    • #756 is titled "It Was Also Full of Space Eels".
    • #815 is titled "Spang, Corroded Beams, Spang, Spang, Metal Shards, Spang, Rusty Springs, and Spang".
    • #1904 riffs on the Cheese Shop sketch:
      Finn: Doesn't anyone have any water? The single most popular drink in the Galaxy?
      Trader 3: Not much call for it around here.
  • The Muppet Show: San Hill speaks just like the Swedish Chef. #308.
    • Palpatine calls Yoda "quite the violent little muppet" in #613.
    • #643 is titled "Hermit Agog", a pun on "Kermit the frog", and again alluding to the fact that Yoda is a Muppet.
    • And Leia refers to Yoda as a "muppet" in #854.
    • Chewbacca: "It's the Millennium Falcon! With our very special guest star, a non-functional hyperdrive! Yaaaaayyyy!!" #958, titled "Now Let's Get Things Started".
    • When Han speaks Pig Latin (in space), the strip is titled "In Spatium Porcos" ("Pigs in Space" in Latin). #1070.
    • #1759 is titled "It's Time to Break the Third Wall".
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: When Krennic gives the order to fire the Peace Moon weapon in Jedha, a technician laments the fact that "Frank is off sick today. He's been looking forward to pressing this button for 12 years." #1595.
    • #1790 contains a scene of a TV newsreader delivering information, while C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke watch as silhouettes. The strip title is "Theatre of Mysteries".
  • MythBusters: #551 is titled "SithBusters".
    • When Ben asks Pete's help in creating a science demo, the result sounds incredibly dangerous, in strip #1061, titled "Well, There's Your Problem", one of the MythBusters' catch-phrases.
  • Parks and Recreation: #1931 is titled "Parks and Trek Creation".
  • Party of Five: The title of #1150.
  • Raising Hope: The title of #656.
  • Red Dwarf: #1895 puns on Ace Rimmer's catchphrase with a title of "Smoke Me a Skipper!".
  • Saturday Night Live: #362 is titled "Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Dice".
    • When told a creature is called a happabore, Poe advises Finn, "Do not taunt it!" #1905
  • Seinfeld: Mon Mothma describes the mysterious field surrounding the new Peace Moon with "Well, it's yellow." in #1313, evoking the cinema ticket sales woman in the Seinfeld episode "The Movie" who, when asked by Elaine if the "butter flavouring" on the popcorn is real butter, answers "It's yellow!"
    • A trader selling gumbo in Niima Outpost echoes the Soup Nazi, telling Finn, "No soup for you!" #1904
  • Sesame Street: #509 is titled "W is for Wookiee, That's Good Enough for Me".
    • When Peace Moon technician Frank is still off sick, his partner Ernest is joined by Bert instead, making the pair Bert and Ernie. #1739
    • #1814 is titled "It's a Magic Carpet Ride" (a lyric from the Sesame Street theme song).
  • Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em: The title of strip #1300.
  • Star Trek: The Original Series:
    • R2-D2: "She's dead, Jim." #316.
    • Obi-Wan: "Captain's log, 3634 ATC." #521, which is titled "The Enemy Within".
    • #857 is titled "Set Phasers to Phun".
    • When Leia asks R2 to decrypt the coordinates of the secret Rebel rendezvous point, she gives "Authorisation code 1-1-A", using the same code sequence Kirk uses to initiate the Enterprises self-destruct sequence in "Star Trek S3 E15 "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"". #863.
    • #1032 is titled "To Boldly Go". And Chewbacca mentions a "brave new frontier" in the strip.
    • #1039 is titled "Face the Final Frontier".
    • Chewbacca: "So, what are you going to do, you tin-pot dictator with delusions of godhood?", taken from a Klingon's insulting of Kirk in "The Trouble with Tribbles". #1176.
    • #1222 is titled "Set Faces to Kiss", punning on "set phasers to kill".
    • C-3PO channels McCoy: I'm a translator droid, not a pitcher! #1251.
    • #1593 is titled "The Rubble With Ripples", a pun reference to "The Trouble with Tribbles".
    • #1623 is titled "He's Dead, Jyn".
    • K-2S0 channels McCoy: Dammit, Bria! I'm a combat droid! Not a hacking droid! #1676.
    • #1789 is titled "To Boldy Gonzo".
    • Gonzo turns out to be a robot and R2-D2 talks him to death using a very similar speech to Kirk confronting Nomad with its own failures in "The Changeling". The strip title is "Nomad Knows the Hour of His Death". #1805
    • #2002 is titled "Bar Trek".
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation:
    • Head Jawa: But... he passed a full diagnostic this morning! #701.
    • Darth Vader: Make it so. #771.
    • #1172 is titled "The Inner Light", the famous episode in which Picard lives a full life inside an induced dream.
  • That Mitchell and Webb Look: Stormtroopers wonder if "maybe we're the bad guys" in #1847.
  • The Twilight Zone: Title of #319.
    • R2-D2: "I'm the best at dodging in this Galaxy. I control the horizontal! I control the vertical!" #904, titled "In the Zone".
  • Walker, Texas Ranger: #1456 is titled "Walker, Flexes Danger".
  • The Weakest Link: The title of #985, in which C-3PO calls for a vote to see who they kick off the Falcon.
    • The title of #1783 is "The Oinkest Link".
  • Wheel of Fortune: #747 is titled "I'd Like to Buy a Vowel".
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?: #1458 is titled "Whose Weapon is it Anyway?"
    • #1758 is titled "Whose Biome is it Anyway?"
  • The X-Files: #1926 is titled "The X-wing Files".
  • Yes, Minister: Among a list of synonyms for "I", the title of strip #1638 contains "the Perpendicular Pronoun", first defined by Sir Humphrey Appleby.
  • Yo Gabba Gabba!: Bib Fortuna addresses Jabba with "Yo Jabba Jabba" in #1201.

    Music 
  • ABBA: #1346 titled "Super Dooper Trooper Blooper".
    • #1646 titled "Mamma Mia!"
    • R2-D2 sings "I am the Dancing Queen" in #1795.
  • AC/DC: #1702 titled "It's a Long Way That You'll Drop, If You Gonna Fail Your Roll".
  • Aerosmith: #1264 titled "Annie's Got a Pun".
    • #1549 titled "Walk This Way".
  • Alanis Morissette: Cassian and Bodhi riff on "Ironic" in #1606, titled "Jagged Little Hill".
  • "Always on My Mind": #1063 titled "You Were Always in My Mind".
  • America: #967 titled "On a Camel With No Name".
    • #1902 is titled "I’ve Been Through the Desert on a Course With No Aim".
  • The Angels (USA band): #486 is titled "Hey La, My Boyfriend's Back".
  • The Angels (Australian band): #1111 is titled "Am I Ever Gonna Trust Your Face Again?"
  • Aretha Franklin: In a strip about respect (R.E.S.P.E.C.T.), the title is "Finn Doubt - What it Means, BB". #1911
  • Arrow: #1460 is titled "Feeling Shot, Shot, Shot".
  • Australian Crawl: Cassian doesn't like K-2SO's kind of behaviour and metaphorically asks her to throw down her guns in #1659, titled "Don't Be So Reckless".
  • B.J. Thomas: #1819 is titled "Doom Drops Keep Fallin’ on My Head".
  • "Baa Baa Black Sheep": #949 is titled "Bar, Bar, Brown Wookiee".
  • Backstreet Boys: #1470 is titled "Backstory Boys".
  • Baha Men: The title of #257 is "Who Let the Dogs Out?".
    • And #1087, which contains a flashback to #257, is "Who Let the Dogs In".
  • Band Aid: The "charity performance" of the water ballet Anakain and Palpatine attend includes the lyrics "Do they know it's Life Day time at all?" #513.
  • The Beatles: #172 titled "Maxwell's Force Field", is about the force field figuratively coming down upon their heads.
    • #245 titled "Sergeant Yoda's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
    • #479 titled "Twist and Shout".
    • Padmé: "There's a shadow hanging over you." #605, titled "I Believe in Yesterday".
    • Echoing the lyric from "Yesterday", #648 titled "Half the Man He Used to Be".
    • #977 titled "Get Dak!"
    • #1078 titled "Hallo, Goodbye"
    • #1829 titled "Pretty Little Policemen in a Row", a lyric from "I Am the Walrus". The strip also contains the line "O, untimely death", incorporated int the lyrics from a recording of King Lear.
  • Bill Haley & His Comets: The sound effects "Shake" and "Rattle" immediately follow a (Dexterity) roll. #1008.
  • Billy Idol:
    • #927 titled "Rebel's Yell".
    • And just two strips later: "An Ice Day for a White Welding".
    • #1582 titled "Hot in the City".
    • #1803 titled "Guise Without a Face".
  • Billy Joel: #1096 titled "Just the Way You Are".
    • #1478 titled "You May Be Right, I May Be Crazy".
  • Bing Crosby: #1772 is titled "A Couple of Song and Dance Men".
  • "A Bird in a Gilded Cage": #1889 titled "Averred in a Gil-dead Rage".
  • Bob Dylan: #1302 titled "How Many Paths Must a Man Walk Down?", tweaking a line from "Blowin' in the Wind".
  • Bobby Fuller Four: #1093 titled "I Thought the Law, that the... Law Won".
  • Bobby McFerrin: #993 titled "Don't Worry, Beep Happy".
  • Bobby Pickett: #534 titled "Monster Mash".
  • Boney M.: #2053 titled "He's Crazy Like a Fool; Yanni Cool".
  • "Boney Was a Warrior": #845 titled "Obi-Was a Warrior".
  • Bon Jovi: #552 titled "Staked Through the Heart, And You're to Blame".
    • A trio of references in the titles of successive strips: #1710 ("Baze of Glory"), #1711 ("Shot to the Eye, to Artoo's Shame"), #1712 ("It Doesn't Make a Difference if He Makes It or Not").
  • Bonnie Tyler: #572 titled "Total Eclipse of the Heart".
    • #1929 titled "Total Eclipse of the Hux".
  • The Buggles: #1374 titled "Han Solo Killed the Radio *"
  • The [[Useful Notes/Canada Canadian National Anthem]]: #2004 is titled "Oi, Kanata! We Scanned a Bar for Thee".
  • C+C Music Factory: #1505 titled "Things That Make You Go Boom"
  • Céline Dion: #1430 titled "Near, Far, Wherever You Are", referencing lyrics from her song from Titanic (1997).
  • Charlie Daniels: #194 titled "The Devil Went Down the Gorge, Eh?"
  • The Clash: #963 titled "Should He Stay or Should He Go?"
  • Coldplay: #1313 titled "It Was All Yellow"
  • Culture Club: #615 titled "Calmer Chameleon".
  • Daisy Bell:
    • In #1078, the downloaded brain emulation of Nute Gunray sings: "Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer, do!"
    • #1347 titled "A Bicycle Tilt for Two".
  • David Bowie:
    • #1277 titled "Rebel, Revel".
    • Stage 50 of Moonshots & Mishaps is titled "And There's Nothing I Can Do".
    • The players discuss characters' fashion sense in #1834, which is titled "I Am the Goon Squad and I'm Coming to Town", a lyric from "Fashion".
    • #2051 titled "Rubble Rubble, Your Place Is A Mess".
  • Dean Martin: "When a Beast in the Sand Takes a Slice Off Your Hand, That's a Maw, Eh?" #1280.
  • Dem Bones: Chewbacca trying to reassemble C-3PO: "Let's see... the head circuit's connected to the... neck circuit." #1090.
  • Devo: #1489 titled "Snippet Good".
  • Divinyls: #684 titled "There's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Paint".
  • The Doors: Anakin to Padmé, both about to be executed: "This is the end, beautiful friend. The end." #358.
    • #1968 is titled "The Gate Is Straight, Deep, and Wide", a lyric from "Break On Through (To the Other Side)".
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: #79 is titled "Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D minor, First Movement".
  • "Dream a Little Dream of Me": #494 is titled "Dream a Little Dream of You".
  • Dream Theater: #1500 is titled "Illumination Theory".
  • Duran Duran: #180 is titled "Minus Seven and the Ragged Tiger".
  • Eagles: #1933 is titled "Peaceful Easy Fleeing".
  • The Edsels: The clone sheep sing a pastiche of "Rama Lama Ding Dong". #1761.
  • Elton John: #1897 is titled "Don’t Let the Sand Go Down on Me".
  • Enigma: #457 is titled "Le Sith est Mort, Vive le Sith".
    • #1015 is titled "The Principles of Rust".
  • Europe: #1473 is titled "... The Binomial Countdown".
  • Eurythmics: #1977 is titled "Sweet Dreams Are Made of Gear (Some of Them Want to Abuse It)".
    • The strip titles from #2027 through #2035 parody the first four stanzas of the same song, in order.
  • Fairground Attraction: #1919 is titled "Four Round Distraction: It's Got to be Perfect".
  • The Firm: #811 is titled "We Come in Peace; Shoot to Kill".
  • For He's a Jolly Good Fellow: The strip titles for strips #1102 to #1105 are: "Force, a Fully Crude Hello", "For Here's Some Hollywood Yellow", "Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow", "And So Say All of Us".
  • Frank Sinatra: #1812 is titled "Something Wonderful Happens".
  • Fred Astaire: #1772 is titled "A Couple of Song and Dance Men".
  • Galliard: The galliard, a form of 16th century music and dance is mentioned in #1795, followed by Angus McGonagle correctly gargling the rhythm and stress pattern of a galliard. R2-D2 then sings "I am the Dancing Queen", and the strip title is "God Save the Ga-laxy" - a modification of God Save the Queen" - both of which are in galliard rhythm.
  • Genesis: #1424 is titled "Gotta Get In to Get Out", referencing lines from "The Carpet Crawlers".
  • George Gershwin: #297 is titled "You Say Topology, I Say Topography", referencing lines from "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off".
    • #1147 is titled "You Say Serindë, I Say Þerindë, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" (also referencing Tolkien; see The Lord of the Rings under Literature, above).
  • George Thorogood: #795 is titled "Clad to the Clone".
    • #1794 is titled "L33t Mofo; or: Bad to the Clone".
  • Giorgio Moroder: #1515 is titled "Together in Orectic Dreams".
  • "The Girl From Ipanema": The title of #217, in which Obi-Wan and Anakin ride in an elevator, referencing The Elevator from Ipanema.
    • #1935 is titled "The Girl From Upper Niima".
  • "God Save the Queen": #1795 is titled "God Save the Ga-laxy".
  • Guns N' Roses: #1608 is titled "Sweet Child of Thine".
  • "Heart and Soul": #764 is titled "Hutt and Soul-o".
  • "The Hokey Pokey": Used as a torture device by Kylo Ren in #1874.
  • The Hollies: #316, in which Anakin is carrying Shmi's body, is titled "She Ain't Heavy", implying the follow-up "she's my mother."
  • "Home on the Range": The title of #216 is "Home on Lagrange".
  • Hot Chocolate: #295 is titled "Everyone's a Whiner, Baby".
  • Hunters and Collectors: #1561 is titled "Do You See What I See?"
  • If You're Happy and You Know It: The title of #1310 renders the opening line of this song in C-like computer syntax, with a modification to check if you have hands before clapping them (in case you're a droid like R2).
  • INXS: #842 is titled "The One Thing".
    • #1238 is titled "Execution of Bitterness", a line from the song "Don't Change". The strip is about Han trying to prove he's not a shapeshifter by not changing shape.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: When Jedha blows up the GM describes it as "a massive conflagrating rosette" (i.e. a great ball of fire). Jim: "Goodness gracious". #1582
    • #1667 is titled "Great Balls of Fire".
  • Jimi Hendrix: #950 is titled "'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy" (a common Mondegreen for a lyric from "Purple Haze").
    • #1212 titled "'Scuse Me, Why Like this Disguise?"
  • Jive Bunny: Welcoming Crew BT-445 Member: "C-c-c'mon everybody!" #793.
  • Joe Cocker: #1735 titled "Love Lift Us Down Where We Belong"
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Kermit introduces a musical number with "where sheep may safely graze let us go", dropping the title of a Bach aria. #1761
    • A series of strip titles taken from Bach cantatas: #2009 "Whither Goest Thou?"; #2010 "False World, I Trust You Not!"; #2011 "Who Knows How Near My End is to Me?"; #2012 "I Had Much Affliction"; #2013 "I Am Content in Myself".
  • John Cage: Jango Fett: "In 4 minutes and 33 seconds." #282, which also has a blank title, referencing Cage's work 4'33".
  • John Farnham: #1465 is titled "There's a Voice, Try and Understand It", which is very nearly the chorus of "You're the Voice".
  • John Paul Young: #1948 is titled "Lovas in the Air Strike".
  • John Williams: #90 is titled "Die Roll of the Fates", punning on his theme "Duel of the Fates".
    • And #1086 is titled "Jewel of the Fetts".
  • Johnny Cash: Scooter sings a song to the tune of "I Walk The Line" in #1779, which is titled "A Boy Named Scooter", playing on "A Boy Named Sue".
  • Johnny Lee: #1560 is titled "Looking for Fights in All the Wrong Places", referencing the song "Lookin' For Love".
  • Josh Pyke: The last intermission strip after the end of Return of the Jedi is titled "The Beginning And The End Of Everything", the title of a Josh Pyke song. The strip features General Madine, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the singer. #1522
  • Kay Kyser: A group of fish sing "Three Little Fishies", in #1776.
  • Keith Whitley: Quiggold doesn't let anyone else say anything in #2016, which is titled "You Say It Best", the line leading into the hit song title "When You Say Nothing At All".
  • Kiss: #834 is titled "I was Made for Lugging You, Baby".
  • Koreana: #1393 is titled "Hand in Hand We Can Start to Understand", lyrics from the official theme song of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
  • L7: #1576 is titled "Pretend That We're Dead".
  • Kate Bush: #1620 is titled "How Could You Leave Me When I Needed to Possess You?", a line from her song Wuthering Heights.
  • Kylie Minogue: #1544 is titled "Put Your Hand on Your Hutt and Tell Me".
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd: Fozzie calls for an encore of Mark's song and dance performance, adding "Do Free Bird!" in #1773, which is titled "A Lynyrd Cannot Change its Skynyrd".
  • Madonna: #639 is titled "Like a Surgeon".
  • Martha and the Muffins: Han calls Echo Base, "Far Away in Rime". #937.
  • Marvin Gaye: #1454 is titled "I Heard it Through the Snake Vine".
  • Mastodon: #1041, which is replete with Moby-Dick references, is titled "Blood and Thunder", after a track from Mastodon's concept album Leviathan, which is based on Moby-Dick.
  • Meat Loaf: #697 is titled "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad".
    • Upping the ante, #1736 is titled "Four Out of Five Ain't Bad".
    • C-3PO: "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad", in #1794, which is titled "L33t Mofo; or: Bad to the Clone", where "L33t Mofo" is a spoonerism for "Meat-Loafo".
  • Men Without Hats: #2049 is titled "Safety Dunce".
  • Michael Jackson: #912 is titled "Blame it on the Boogie".
    • #1966 is titled "You’ve Been Held by a Smooth Tentacle", punning on "Smooth Criminal".
  • Michel Legrand: #1808 is titled "Like a Circle in a Spiral, Like a Droid Within a Clone", a variation on a lyric from Legrand's composition "The Windmills of Your Mind".
  • Mike Oldfield: #1733 is titled "Moonlight Shadow".
  • Nancy Sinatra: #460 is titled "These Walls Aren't Made For Walkin'".
    • When Fozzie tells Luke to dance, Luke replies, "Uh... these feet were made for walking." #1770
  • Nat King Cole: "Clones Get Their Kicks" in strip #566.
  • Neil Sedaka: #315 is titled "Breaking Up is R2-D2".
  • New Order: #1832 is titled "Bizarre Hate Triangle".
    • #1904 is titled "Thirst Among Refills; or: No Water - Bazaar Libation Triangle".
  • Nirvana: #1602 is titled "Eau d'Eadu: Smells Like Team Spirit".
  • Noiseworks: #414 is titled "Reach Out and Touch Somebody".
  • Moving Pictures: #290 is titled "What About Shmi?", referencing "What About Me?"
  • O Canada: #2004 is titled "Oi, Kanata! We Scanned a Bar for Thee".
  • "Odzemek": #642 is titled "Never Tell Me The Odzemek" after this traditional Slovak dance form.
  • The Offspring: #642 is titled "Gotta Keep 'Em Separated".
  • Olivia Newton-John: #1046 is titled "Let's Get Psychical".
  • Otis Redding: #1943 is titled "O! 'Tis Red in the Docking Bay".
  • Pat Benatar: #604 is titled "Love is a Battlefield".
  • Paul Simon: #1930 is titled "50 Ways to Leave Your Lovas".
  • Peter Gabriel: Jim is reciting "Don't Give Up", with some alterations, in #358.
  • Pink Floyd: #1205 is titled "Just Another Shtick in the Wall".
    • Bib Fortuna and Boba Fett quotes lines from "In The Flesh", in #1209.
    • #1418 is titled "The Light on the Dark Side of the Moon".
    • #1440 is titled "The Dark Side of the Peace Moon", and has a juxtaposition of frames showing the Peace Moon laser firing, which makes it look a bit like the beam is refracting, similar to the album cover.
    • Galen presents PowerPoint slides on the superweapon built into the Peace Moon in #1579, which is titled "Dark Slide of the Moon".
    • The lyric "tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit" is twisted into the title of #1874, "Turned, Tied, and Twisted, Just a Hurt, Bound Misfit".
  • The Platters: #298 is titled "Smoke Gets in Your Ions", referencing "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes".
    • #1934 is titled "Smoke Gets in Your Ride".
    • #1982 is titled "Snoke Gets in Your Face".
  • Pretenders: #1558 is titled "Back on the Chain Gun".
  • Prince: General Grievous: "Would doves cry?" In a pun bonus, the strip is titled "Curious Posers". #506.
    • #1483 is titled "Purple Reign".
  • Queen: #702 is titled "He's Just a Farm Boy, From a Farm Family".
    • #1000 is titled "All We Hear is Radio Silence".
    • #1037 is titled "No Escape From Reality".
    • #1109 is titled "Stone Cold Crazy".
    • #1299 is titled "Radio Ga Ga".
    • #1405 is titled "I Want to Ride My Hovercycle".
    • #1468, about the crazy little things Padmé does for love, is titled "He Leaves Me in a Cool, Cool Sweat".
    • #1640 is titled "All We Hear is Radio Jar Jar".
    • Cassian: But... I just killed a man. [...] Pulled my trigger, now he's dead... #1706
    • #2036 is titled "Gundam Bots and Lightening"
  • Ray Parker Jr.: #1998 is titled "Rey, Parker Junior".
  • R.E.M.: #1379 is titled "The Village Shiny Happy People, Holding Hands", mashing the name of an R.E.M. song with Village People.
  • Rick Astley: #1045 is titled "Needa Gonna Give You Up, Nemet Gonna Let You Down".
  • Right Said Fred: #823 is titled "And He Does His Little Turn on the Catwalk". And the next strip is titled "A Roll Model, You Know What I Mean".
    • #1724 is titled "I Do My Little Burn on the Catwalk".
  • The Righteous Brothers: #359 is titled "Unchained Felony".
  • Robbie Williams: #1258 is titled "Let Me Entertain You".
  • Roberta Flack: #607 is titled "Killing Me Softly".
  • Seal: The strip in which Leia and Han first kiss is titled "The Light on the Dark Side of Me". #1014.
    • #1418 is titled "The Light on the Dark Side of the Moon".
  • Simon & Garfunkel: #417 is titled "The Silence of Sounds".
  • Soft Cell: The title of #705.
  • Sonia Dada: #1871, which involves lava, lava, is titled "You Don't Treat Me No Good No More".
  • Spice Girls: #603 is titled "If You Wanna Be My Lava".
    • #744 is titled "I'll Tell You What You Want, What You Really Really Want".
  • Stevie Wonder: #2026 is titled "Very Superstitious, Writing’s on the Wall".
  • Sweet: #2014 is titled "Brawl-Room Splits".
  • Talking Heads: #739 is titled "Burning Down the House".
    • #841 is titled "Star Killer, Qu'est-ce Que C'est?"
  • Tears for Fears: #553 is titled "High Time We Made a Stand", a lyric from "Sowing the Seeds of Love". And in the strip Anakin talks with Padme about "sowing the seeds" of his plan to take control of the Galaxy.
  • Thelma Houston: #1339 is titled "Don't Treet Me This Way".
  • "There's a Hole in My Bucket": When Jim comes up with one of his usual ridiculous plans, this time involving raiding Toprawa to get the intel they need to find Toprawa, Pete comments, "I think there's a hole in your bucket, Jim.". #1643
  • They Might Be Giants: #581 is titled "I'm Not a Real Doctor, But I Am an Obi-Wan".
  • Thomas Dolby: #1719 is titled "She Blinded Me With Science".
  • Tom Petty: #1364 is titled "Free... Free Fallin'".
  • Tommy James & The Shondells: #1815 is titled "I Think I'm a Clone Now".
  • Twelve Bar Blues: #1021 is titled "The Milk Bar Blues".
  • "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star": #1534 is titled "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Destroyer".
  • U2: #1492 is titled "With or Without You".
  • USA For Africa: The "charity performance" of the water ballet Anakain and Palpatine attend includes the lyrics "We are the Galaxy, We are the Gungans!" and "We're saving our own lives". #513.
  • Village People: #1379 is titled "The Village Shiny Happy People, Holding Hands", mashing the name of the band with a song by R.E.M.
  • The Wall: #1205 is titled "Just Another Shtick in the Wall".
    • #1209 makes references to the remastered "Jedi Rocks" sequence in Jabba's palace being "a surrogate band", and Boba Fett comments "Who let all of this riff-raff into the room?".
  • "We Wish You a Merry Christmas": #531 is titled "We Issue a Metal Chrysalis".
  • The Weathergirls: The title of #283 is "It's Raining, Ben".
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: The very first strip, #1 is titled "The Saga Begins".
    • #61 is titled "My, My, This Here Anakin Guy".
    • Inverting a line from the song "Yoda", #498 is titled "Well I am the Kind That Would Argue With Ben".
    • #639 is titled "Like a Surgeon".
  • The Who: #751 is titled "Talkin' 'Bout my Regeneration".
  • The Wiggles: #701 is titled "Bloop Bloop, Doodle Doodle, Big Red Droid".
  • Wings: #838 is titled "Planned on the Run".
  • Wilson Pickett: #510 is titled "All You Wanna Do is Fly Around, Sally".
  • "Yakety Sax": The title of #234.
  • Yanni: #1972 is titled "Touch of Truth", reversing Yanni's album "Truth of Touch". And also referring to Jim's new stolen identity character name of "Yanni".
  • Yes: #1503 is titled "All Good People", referencing the song "I've Seen All Good People".

    People 
  • Abbott and Costello: A variant of the Who's on First? routine in #1193, ending with a subtle allusion to a "third base".
  • Adam Smith: R2-D2 makes the observation that Mos Eisley is a bustling free market economy, thanks to the Invisible Hand. #761.
  • Alan Lakein: #1649 is titled "Failure to Act is an Act of Failure", referencing Lakein's business advice: "Failing to plan is planning to fail".
  • Archimedes: #400 is titled "A Big Enough Lever".
    • General Grievous: "Give me a blunt enough hammer and I will destroy the universe." #528.
  • Arthur C. Clarke: The GM claims that Boba Fett's physics-defying grappling line works by "... technology indistinguishable from magic?" #1268.
    • Clarke's Third Law is referenced again in the title of #1806: "Sufficiently Advanced Improv".
  • Barack Obama: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1146, including Obama's 2008 slogan "Change".
    • "Yes we can" is used as a follow-up in #1147.
  • Barry Goldwater: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1146, including Goldwater's 1964 US Presidential campaign slogan "In your heart, you know I'm[he's] right.".
  • Bill Clinton: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1148, including Clinton's 1992 slogan "It's the economy, stupid".
  • Buddha: Statler somehow manages to take the Buddha quote "desire is the root of all suffering" and turn it into something with Cthulhu-esque overtones. #1778.
  • Carrie Fisher: #73 is titled "Postcards from the Outer Rim Territories", playing on Fisher's autobiographical book "Postcards From the Edge".
    • Intermission strip #1520, which shows various postcards Han and Leia sent from their honeymoon, is titled "Postcards, Not From Wedge".
  • Charles Darwin: #436 is titled "The Descent of Man".
    • #587 is titled "Survival of the Fittest".
  • Cicero: #1434 has Wicket quoting Cicero's Letters to Atticus.
  • Damien Hirst: #365 is titled "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living", the title of one of his best known works of art.
  • David Farragut: #1343 is titled "Full Speed Ahead, And Damn the Tall-Treedos".
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1146, including "I like Nute", playing on Eisenhower's 1952 slogan "I like Ike".
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: #1419 is titled "The Only Thing We Have to Sphere is Sphere Itself".
  • Frank Oz: #382, featuring Yoda (played by Oz) saving the day, is titled "The Wonderful Jedi of Oz".
  • George Bernard Shaw: #2001 is titled "All Progress Depends on the Unreasonable Man".
  • George H. W. Bush: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1148, and the strip is titled with a punning variant of Bush's signature slogan "A Thousand Points of Light".
  • George Santayana: The old woman Jira says to Rey, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." #1651.
  • Gough Whitlam: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1147, including Whitlam's 1972 slogan "It's Time".
  • Harrison Ford: #1390, featuring Han describing a ridiculous plan with a Rebel garrison, is titled "Garrison Flawed".
  • Herbert Hoover: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1146, including Hoover's 1932 slogan "We are turning the corner".
    • "A tip-yip in every pot" is used as a follow-up in #1148, playing on Hoover's 1928 slogan "A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage".
  • Hippocrates: Reversing his famous saying "desperate times call for desperate measures", #1651 is titled "Sensible Times Call for Sensible Measures".
  • Isaac Asimov: #53 is titled "Shmecond Law of Shmobotics".
  • John Howard: #569 is titled "Non-Core Promise".
  • John Magee: General Grievous: "Ah, to take wing! Free of the surly bonds of—" #538.
  • Jules de Gaultier: Palpatine quotes: "Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality." In #1411.
  • Julius Caesar: #8 is titled "Alea Jacta Est".
    • #1565 is titled "Vidi, Vidi, Vidi" (a pun relevant to the strip, in which Kyle "The Saw" Katarn explains the origin of his nickname).
  • Leigh Mercer: #449 is titled "A Man, A Plan, A Canard: Palpatine".
    • #940 is titled "A Man, a Scan, a Plan: Alpanacsanama!".
    • #1099 is titled "A Man, In The Slam, No Plan: Alponmalsehtninama!".
  • Lyndon Johnson: Nute Gunray uses the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1146, including "All the way with Nute Gunray", playing on Johnson's 1964 slogan "All the way with LBJ".
  • Lindy Chamberlain: #258 is titled "A Dingo Ate My Marbles".
  • Marie Antoinette: #201 is titled "Let Them Eat Cake".
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: #1380 is titled "I Have an (Electric) Dream".
  • Marx Brothers: #1017 is titled "Gruocho Marks". Which is not a typo - see the entry for Macbeth.
  • Michael Giacchino: Film composer Giacchino has a cameo role as a stormtrooper in The Force Awakens, and his trooper is given appropriately music-related lines in #1844.
  • Moon Unit Zappa: #327 and #328 are titled respectively "Moon Unity..." and "... Zapper!"
  • Morgan Freeman: #1577 contains a discussion of breaking out of prison (by hiding in a morgue), and is titled "Morgue and Freedom".
  • Neil Armstrong: #2024 is titled "One Giant Leap for Game Time".
  • Nero: When Palpatine complains about the Galaxy burning around him, Luke suggests that he should have taken up the fiddle (alluding to the myth about Nero). In #1462, titled "A Violint Confrontation".
  • Norman Schwarzkopf: The general's nickname, "Stormin' Norman", is used as the title for #1324.
  • P.T. Barnum: #1386 is titled "Every Crowd has a Silver Lining", a direct quote from Barnum, although also played as a Nute Gunrayism on "every cloud".
    • #1836 is titled "Borne Every Minute".
  • Patrick Peyton: #627 is titled "The Family that Slays Together, Stays Together".
  • Pauline Hanson: Chewbacca, commenting on Nute Gunray using the Cloud City PA system to broadcast political slogans in #1148, says "I don't like it", which is followed by Leia responding "Please explain?"
  • Peter Arnett: #1932 is titled "Had to Destroy the Setting in Order to Save It".
  • Ralph McQuarrie: The Star Wars concept artist has a bit part as an extra in the Battle of Hoth. His one line in the comic is "Here's a quick sketch I did." And the strip title is "Drawn Out Evacuation". #973.
  • Ray Park: His role as Darth Maul is referenced in #1860 by the title "Rey Parks at the Mall".
  • Raymond Chandler: Chandler's Law is mentioned in the story, in a strip titled "You Can’t Chandler the Troops". #1914
    • Mentioned in-story again in #1934.
  • Rian Johnson: The director of The Last Jedi has a cameo part in Rogue One, together with producer Ram Bergman, as the Death Star laser operators. In strip #1596 they are given the lines:
    Peace Moon laser operator 1: Producing beam.
    Peace Moon laser operator 2: Directing beam.
    • In #1739 we see them again:
    Peace Moon laser operator 1: Producing beam.
    Peace Moon laser operator 2: Wait... there's something wrong with the direction...
  • Richard Marquand: The director of Return of the Jedi has a cameo part in the film, playing the driver of the AT-ST that Chewbacca and the Ewoks commandeer. In strip #1456 he is given the following exchange just before Wunka knocks him unconscious:
    Wunka: Here, driver driver driver.
    Major Marquand: That's not very convincing. Put some more emotion into it!
    [SFX]: Whack!
    Major Marquand: Much bett—
    [SFX]: Whack!
  • Richard Nixon: Jim malapropes the name of the nexu beast to "Nixon" in #368, which is titled "I Am Not a Crook!"
  • Roy Lichtenstein: Whoosh! The enemy has Oppee a flaming star! #892.
  • Robert Oppenheimer: Finn: "Now I am become Death, Destroyer of Worlds!!" The strip title is "Gryo-burnt Opponent-stymier" - a tortured pun on "J. Robert Oppenheimer". #1828
    • #1978 is titled "I Am Become Death, Builder of Character".
    • #2005 and #2006 are titled "Now I Am Become Darth" and "The Builder of Worlds".
  • Russell Crowe: #223 is titled "Two Hundred Odd Feet of Doom", referencing Crowe's band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts.
  • Saint Bernard of Clairvaux: #1311 is titled "The Path to Good Intentions", playing on the aphorism "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions".
  • Stephen King: The old woman Jira says to Rey, "Remember: sooner or later, everything old is new again." #1863.
  • Ted Stevens: #623 is titled "A Series of Tubes".
  • Theodore Roosevelt: #1555 is titled "Walk Slowly and Carry a Big Stick".
  • W. C. Fields: #1547 is titled "Never Work With Children and NPCs".
  • Winston Churchill: #322 is titled "History is Written by the Victor".
    • #519 is titled "We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches".
    • #591 is titled "The Finest Hour".
    • #1645 is titled "A Mystery Wrapped in a Mysterious Mystery Wrapped in Miss T's Character Sheet".
  • Zeno: #418 is titled "Achilles and the Tortoise".

    Poetry 
  • A. A. Milne: #1781 is titled "We Aren't Really Anywhere, Let's Go Somewhere Else Instead" and has Robin say he was "sitting halfway down the stairs" when he intercepted a radio message. (This is also a reference to Robin singing the poem in a different episode of The Muppet Show.)
  • Banjo Paterson: An extended intermission between Episode III and Episode IV is filled with a poem written by Sally for her English class. The poem is "The Ballad of Jar Jar" and tells the heroic story of how Jar Jar saved Naboo from the Trade Federation (which occurred off-screen during Episode III of the comic. The poem conspicuously borrows the rhyme and meter from Paterson's "The Man From Snowy River". #660 to #671.
    • #959 is titled "Movement at the Station", from the opening line of "The Man From Snowy River".
  • Dorothea Mackellar: #1590 is titled "I Love Her Close Horizons", inverting the line "I love her far horizons" from the poem "My Country".
  • Edgar Allan Poe:
    • The Raven: #1611 is titled "Quoth the Draven: Go to War".
    • In a Game of Thrones crossover, #1885 is titled "Poe and The Three-Eyed Raven".
    • Spirits of the Dead: The title of #1944 (a strip in which Poe is mentioned).
  • Lewis Carroll:
    • Jabberwocky: General Grievous: "You do not see their inner light? Snicker-snack!" #547
      • #1265 is titled "Snicker Snack".
      • #1334 is titled "Furious Banning Snatch", punning on "frumious bandersnatch".
      • General Phasma exclaims, "Frabjous day!" in #1845.
    • The Hunting of the Snark: #1937 is titled "Just the Place for a Snark".
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley: General Phasma recites a paraphrased version of Ozymandias over three strips from #1845. The three strip titles are also references to other Shelley works: "Prometheus Rebound", "Who Scorns for Adonais?", and "Soft Voices Die".

  • "Ring a Ring o' Roses": The title of #681.
  • Robert Burns:
    • #85 is titled "Suspense is Worse than Disappointment".
    • #1207 is titled "Droid's Indroidanity to Droid", referencing Burns's "Man's inhumanity to man".
    • #1434 has Wicket quoting "Scots Wha Hae".
  • Robert Frost: #93 is titled "I Took the One Less Travelled By".
  • Rudyard Kipling: General Phasma quotes lines from Kipling's poem "The Spy's March" in #1853.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
    • General Grievous quotes the entire text of "Psyche" as he attacks Obi-Wan, only substituting the word "Gungans" for "Grecians". #532.
    • Jabba the Hutt takes his leave to return to his "Pleasure Dome" in #1570, titled "Through Caverns Measureless to Man", evoking Kubla Khan.
  • "'Twas the Night Before Christmas":
    • A Santa Claus-like NPC, complete with "Ho ho ho!" interjects comments in #1644, titled "'Twas the Fight Before Recess".
    • An Alderaanian deer named Comet was Galen Erso's first pet. #1688.
  • William Wordsworth: General Grievous twists a quote from "To a Butterfly": "You've watched me now a full half-hour; self-poised upon this yellow flower." #531.
  • William Butler Yeats: #1951 is titled "The Centre Cannot Hold", a line from "The Second Coming".
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    Softwares 
  • Apple Computer: Palpatine: "Hey Siri; Order 66!" #1486.
  • Computer programming: Anakin: "Hello, world." #600.
  • Emacs: #765 is titled "Meta Shift Control Escape".
  • Microsoft Windows: When the bongo submarine stops working, underwater, Qui-Gon's suggestion is to try opening and closing all the windows. #32.
    • #106 is titled "Drag and Drop".
    • #464 is titled "A Free Cell".
    • "Abort, retry, fail" shows up in #1290, titled "Windows of Opportunity".
    • #1338 is titled "Start Menu".
    • #1370 is titled "Control Nute Delete".
    • Luke's X-wing targeting computer "whines in protest and bluescreens" in non-canon bonus strip #1526.
    • #1664 is titled "Windows' Vista".
  • Subversion: #1878 is titled "Checkout Subversion".
  • UNIX: Pete totally "chowns" the door to the Cloud City landing platform when R2 hacks it open, #1149. Set up in the previous strip, when he'd stated "It's a Unix system! I know this!"

    Sports 
  • Association Football: Count Dookû: "Ze referee, 'e 'as invoked ze offside rule." #368.
    • Then in #374 Nute Gunray complains a Jedi is offside, while a combat droid complains about a yellow card offence.
    • Darth Vader gives Admiral Ozzel a warning in #957, titled "Yellow Card".
    • 1199 is titled "Pest Hams United", after West Ham United.
  • Athletics: 1921 is titled "Hop, Ship, and Bump", playing on the former name of the triple jump: hop, skip, and jump.
  • Baseball: #1974 is titled "Switch Hitter and Dead Arm".
  • Cricket: #859 is titled "Farming the Strikes".
    • The series of strips introducing Wicket (a cricket term) to Leia (#1352 - #1355) have an escalating series of cricket puns as titles: "Marketing Pitch", "Field Position", "Cover Dive" ("cover drive"), culminating in "Howzat!?"
    • One Either/Or Title of 1387 is "Wicket Before Leg".
    • And 1388 is "Silly Short Leg".
    • Even 1406, which only features Wicket not speaking in one panel, is titled "Tip and Run".
    • #1434 is "Fall of Wicket".
    • Continued in #1507, "He Bowled a Maiden Over", and #1508, "What a Catch"
    • #1516 is "The Great All-Rounder".
    • #1648 is "Smarmy Army", referencing England's fan club, the Barmy Army.
    • The heroes get a star destroyer's shield strength down to 99.94%, referencing the most famous statistic in cricket, Bradman's batting average. #1749
    • More when Wicket reappears: #1755 is titled "Wicket's Pitch of the Quest".
  • Darts: A strip in which BB-8 fires three grappling darts, #1924 is titled "One Hundred and Eighty!!"
  • Muhammad Ali: #532 is titled "Float Like a Butterfly".
  • The Rock: #1052 is about Luke and Yoda (Force arm) wrestling, and drawing special attention to "the rock" that Yoda points at. The strip is titled "You Will Go One on One With the Great One!"
  • "Shoeless" Joe Jackson: #945 is titled "Say it Ain't Sooth".
  • WWE: #1139 references WWE SmackDown with the title "SnackDown!".

    Tabletop Games 
  • Call of Cthulhu: Name dropped explicitly in #20.
  • Camel Up: The title of #1678.
  • Card Games: #1676 is titled "Hack of Clubs".
  • Chess:
    • Padme and her decoy pull a switcheroo in #155, titled "Queen's Gambit". And the same scene is revisited in a non-canon intermission strip #1523, titled "Queen's Gambit, Declined".
    • A combat stalemate in the arena occurs in a strip titled "Sämisch versus Nimzowitsch", referring to the "Immortal Zugzwang Game". #378.
    • Anakin, intercepting Dooku's kill-strike against Obi-Wan: "I have another French term for you. En passant!". #396.
    • Anakin and Nute Gunray's dialogue in #592 is full of chess metaphors.
    • Greedo mentions "space chess" in #759, which is titled "0-0", the chess notation symbol for castling on the king's side.
    • R2-D2: "Knight to king's bishop 3." One of the "strenuous tactical algorithm simulations" Pete does in an attempt to level up R2-D2's Intelligence in #1035.
    • #1598, is titled "Rook to K-2".
    • #1867, is titled "Pawn to BB-8".
  • Clue: Han says he should have killed Vader. "In the dining room! With the blaster!" The strip, #1154, is titled "Clued In", playing both on the American game title "Clue" and the British/Australian title "Cluedo".
  • Tabletop Game/Diplomacy: Referenced by name in #1900.
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • "Chaotic Neutral", referencing the D&D alignment system, mentioned in the title of #189.
    • Tomb of Horrors is directly named in #5, when gas fills up the room suddenly.
    • #558 is titled "Mace of Disruption" after a magic item in the game.
    • In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords is directly named in #695.
    • The title of #1432 is "Miniature Giant Space Battle", referencing the miniature giant space hamsters from the Forgotten Realms.
    • #1530: Pete states that at least in Tomb of Horrors they lost fewer characters than in the adventure where they stole the Peace Moon plans.
    • In #1540 the GM says he got the idea for Ponda Baba from a deformed walrus miniature in "a cheap imported pack of plastic dinosaurs". This alludes to the fact that Gary Gygax invented the iconic monsters the bulette, rust monster, and owlbear by adapting their appearance from bizarre animals in cheap packs of plastic dinosaurs, as related here.
    • Jabba's guards in the Tatooine fortress outside Jedha are playing a roleplaying game at least partly inspired by D&D, seen especially when a d20 rolls off the table and under another table. #1574 and #1585.
    • The title of #1642 is "Awful Good Alignment".
    • The title of #1990, in which Chewbacca tells Finn about the Dejarik roleplaying game, is "Hit Point".
    • Rey asks if there are mimics in the game setting, referring to a classic D&D monster. #2025
  • F.A.T.A.L.: Referred to obliquely, as a game "which Shall Not Be Named for reasons that will be obvious to anyone familiar with it", as an example of ludicrously mathematically stupid rules in The Rant for #480.
  • The Game: #846 is titled "You Just Lost The Game".
  • Hearts: #890 is titled "Don't Shoot the Moon".
  • Illuminati: New World Order: Lando's first line is "Nice ship. It's mine now.", echoing the title of a card in INWO: "Nice Idea. It's Mine Now." #1070.
  • Magic: The Gathering: The title of #361 (A Cerodon, a Sliver, and an Atog, plus Arena).
    • Also, the three creatures look very similar to those creature types, in order, hence the title.
    • #720 is titled "Otherworldly Journey", the name of a spell in the game.
    • #867 is titled "Channel, Fireball", after one of the classic broken card combos.
    • #974 is titled "Nameless Inversion", the name of a spell in the game.
    • One of the "strenuous tactical algorithm simulations" Pete does in an attempt to level up R2-D2's Intelligence is to "Twincast Remand, targeting Remand and drawing... Counterbalance." #1035. The strip is titled "Tree of Redemption", the name of a spell in the game.
    • Strip #1138 included as bonus content a puzzle involving guessing the names of a compete set of custom-designed Magic: The Gathering cards based on Darths & Droids. The set is titled Droidikar as a riff on the Magic expansion Zendikar.
    • #1235 is titled "Recast", which is the name of a popular deck archetype, and in the strip Luke refers specifically to a "magic trick".
    • #1497, which includes several flashback frames, is titled "You may cast this scene from your graveyard for its flashback cost", a variant of the reminder text for the Flashback keyword ability.
    • One half of the double-barrelled title of #867 is "Gifts Ungiven".
    • #1703 is titled "Draw and Discard", a common ability of blue cards, known as "looting", which is what Bria and Cassian are doing at the Imperial data archive.
    • #2039 is titled "Beginning of the End Step", a common rules language phrase indicating a specific time in a player's turn. The same strip also mentions "magmatic cores", the name of a card in the game.
  • Monopoly: C-3PO introduces Jabba as "Perennial Runner-Up in the Annual Mos Eisley Corpulence Competition", evoking the "second prize in a beauty competition" Community Chest card, the strip #1254 is titled "Impunity Jest".
    • #2025 is titled "Commune: Itty Chest".
  • Munchkin: #748 is titled "Monky Business", the title of the ''Munchkin Fu'' expansion (which one of the authors of the comic invented the name for).
  • Paranoia: #186 is titled "The Yellow Planet Black Cloak Blues".
    • Leia refers to R2-D2 as a "trashbot" in #842.
    • R2-D2: "Clone backups. That's some A-grade paranoia, right there." - referring to Paranoia's use of clone backups for player characters. #1810
  • Pass the Pigs: Luke threatens to turn the Gammorean (pig-men) guards in Jabba's palace into a "double leaning jowler", in #1227, titled "Past the Pigs".
  • Pokémon: #556 is titled "Palpatine Uses LIGHTNING! It's Not Very Effective...".
    • #1009 is titled "A Wild Yoda Appears!"
  • Poker: #1677 is titled "Aces and Eights" (the Dead Man's Hand).
  • Robo Rally: The entire droid army factory sequence on Geonosis is run in a way similar to Robo Rally. Most evident in #339.
    • #1698 is titled "Robo Rally: Crash and Burn", the name of one of the game's expansions (except for the extra space in "Robo Rally").
  • Rock–Paper–Scissors: Kermit tells C-3PO that paper has been banned: "Chopped it up with scissors they did, then smashed the scissors with rocks." #1763
  • Settlers of Catan: R2-D2: "Trade sheep for wood." One of the "strenuous tactical algorithm simulations" Pete does in an attempt to level up R2-D2's Intelligence in #1035.
    • #1591 is titled "Battlers of Katarn".
  • Tactics II: The title of #1034.
  • Tarot Cards: The title of #1206 is "The Nave of Tentacles", punning on the knave (or page) of pentacles.
  • Through the Desert: The players use pastel coloured camel meeples to represent the snow walker in the Hoth battle. There's a bonus pun in the strip title "On a Camel With No Name", referring to America's song with the lyric "I've been through the desert on a horse with no name". #967.
  • Toon: Referred to as an example of a game with a mechanically cool Rule of Fun in The Rant for #480.
  • Traveller: Mentioned in-comic by the GM in #1948.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade: directly named in #319.
  • Warhammer 40,000: The sound effect of Baze's machine blaster rifle: Dakka! Dakka! Dakka! #1710

    Theater 
  • Annie: #196 is titled "You're Always a Day Away", a lyric from the song "Tomorrow".
  • Annie Get Your Gun: #1264 titled "Annie's Got a Pun".
  • The Barber of Seville: #502 is titled "The Butcher of Seville".
  • Carmen: Jabba calls Boba Fett's story "Such delicious opera!" in #1273, which is titled "Carmen. Get It?"
  • Chicago: Annie, out of character, talking about heading to Los Angeles to try an acting career: "Yeah, I'm gonna give 'em the old razzle dazzle." #884.
  • A Chorus Line: Gonzo: "The Wookiee's puny counter-dance is insignificant next to the power of a chorus line!" In #1797, which is titled "One... Singular Sensation", a lyric from the show's showstopper tune.
  • The Crucible: The title of #536, in which Palpatine specifically calls Anakin's obsession with the Jedi Council a witch hunt.
  • Doctor Faustus: Commander Igar compares Luke's mother to Helen of Troy: "I bet her face could launch a thousand ships - fleeing in terror!" #1392
    • "And the Empire launched a thousand ships to face them." #1696.
  • Fiddler on the Roof: A comic mentioning Jim and Annie's imminent wedding is titled "Sunrise, Sunset", the name of the wedding song in Fiddler on the Roof. #1749
  • The Flying Dutchman: The title of #1696.
    • #1946 is titled "The Flying Dunceman".
  • Hello, Dolly!: #431 is titled "Holo Dolly".
    • #1761 is titled "Hello, Dolly!"
  • The Importance of Being Earnest: In a double reference together with Frank and Ernest, #1595 is titled "The Unimportance of Being Frank".
  • La Gazza Ladra: The title of #1239 is an Italian pun: "La Pilota Pazza Ladra". This translates to "The Thieving Mad Pilot", an English pun on the English translation "The Thieving Magpie". And the strip itself is about Han Solo (a pilot) and his insane plan of stealing the identity of a serial identity thief.
  • Les Misérables: Annie's dialog occasionally is made up of lines and lyrics from theater productions. She recites part of "At the End of the Day" line for line as part of Anakin's lines. #358.
    • Their lines in the last panel are a mangling of the first two lines of a different song from Les Miserables. "Can you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men." The GM doesn't get the reference.
    • Leia: "But another day, another destiny." In a strip full of musical theatre references: #884.
    • #1068, titled "No More Floors for Them to Sweep":
    Chewbacca: So let me get this straight: Outcrying at all is not allowed?
    C-3PO: Not in this caste-system on a cloud.
    • #1285 paraphrases lines from the hospital confrontation between Valjean (Han) and Javert (Lando), though Lando's line is the opposite of Javert's. "Men like you can always change." The notes below also say that a weapon between friends lets them "see each other plain."
    • #1396 is titled "I'd Like To Cry a Valjean" and has Vader paraphrasing "What Have I Done? (Valjean's Soliloquy)".
    • Pacifist Cassian reflects on accidentally killing an Imperial trooper, saying "Sweet Jatayus, what have I done?" in #1706, which is titled "Fallen So Far".
    • The Muppet newsreader on Kamino makes a public statement including the lines "Eet was ze blood of angry men, in ze dark of ages past..." and "Will you zhoin in mah crusade? Who will be strong and stand wiz moi?" #1765
  • A Little Night Music: #381, when the clone army arrives to save the day, is titled "Send in the Clones".
  • Little Shop of Horrors: The Special Edition Sarlacc's similarity to Audrey II is alluded to with the title of strip #1281, "'Feed Me,' say Maw". (This is also an allusion to the movie version.)
  • My Fair Lady:
    • #866, featuring a Spanish General Willard, with problems clearly enunciating English, is titled "The Brain in Strain".
    • #1325 is titled "The Reign Inthane".
  • Oedipus the King: Anakin desperately wants his mother to say that she loves him in #312, titled "Jedipus Complex".
  • The Phantom of the Opera: In #884, Annie breaks out into "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again".
    • Clone troopers on the Peace Moon are overheard talking about a mysterious "Moon Ghost" who is haunting the Moon. #828, titled "There, Inside Your Mind".
    • Palpatine has an extended riff on "Point of No Return", "Don Juan", "Music of the Night", "Wandering Child", "Hannibal", and "All That I Ask of You" in #1358, titled "That Voice Which Calls to Me".
  • The Pirates of Penzance: #218 references the Major General Song with the title "I'm Very Well Acquainted, Too, with Matters Senatorial".
  • Punch and Judy: #267 is titled "Luncheon Judy".
    • #1098 is titled "Punch and Duty".
  • The Ring of the Nibelung: #470 is titled "Die Walküre".
  • Roberta: #1982 is titled "Snoke Gets in Your Face", from the original stage show song "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes".
  • The Sound of Music: #139 is titled "The World Can All Be Mine", a line from "I Have Confidence".
    • #586 is titled "The Von Trap..." and two strips is the title "... Family Zinger".
  • Starlight Express: During the water ballet scene, the performers sing the lyric "Only you have the power within you" from the song "I Am the Starlight". Anakin comments incredulously, "Is that alien wearing roller skates? " #512.
    • "Mark" sings lyrics from the title song "Starlight Express" in #1774. It turns out in the next strip, based on Animal's comment, that this is a reference back to the Gungan water ballet in #512.
  • Waiting for Godot: Name checked in #104.
    • #2041 is titled "Waiting for Merlot".
  • West Side Story: Annie, as Shmi during the parting scene with young Anakin, quotes lyrics from the song "Somewhere" in #118. She switches to playing Anakin in the next strip and quotes further lines from the song as he walks off.
  • William Shakespeare:
    • All's Well That Ends Well:
      • #1519, the last strip of Return of the Jedi, is also titled "All's Well that Endors Well".
      • #1695 is titled "All's Welsh That Ends Welsh".
    • Hamlet:
      • A clever re-wording of a William Shakespeare line makes the title of strip #523. The previous comic was titled "To Sleep, Perchance to Dream."
      • Qui-Gon's death scene in #197 is titled "The Rest is Silence" (Prince Hamlet's dying words).
      • #221 is also titled "Perchance to Dream".
      • Anakin: "In a nutshell, I could count myself a king of infinite space... were it not that I have bad dreams." #495, titled "Something is Rotten in the Galactic Republic".
      • #511 is titled "The Lady Doth Protest, A Bit".
      • #547 is titled "To Take Up Arms".
      • Darth Vader: "I have discovered Force powers never dreamt of in your philosophy." #843
      • Several quotes in strip #1081: "That it should come to this!" "outrageous fortune", and "Alas, poor 3PO. I knew her hydrogen-oxygen ratio." (HO-ratio.) The strip is titled "Things Rank and Gross in Nature".
      • And in the next strip, Chewbacca begins with, "Oh, what a piece of work has been done on this droid."
      • Leia paraphrases the "To be or not to be" soliloquy when pondering whether or not to attempt to defrost Han from the carbonite in #1219.
      • #1318, about a possible suicide mission and the stolen Imperial shuttle, is titled "Shuttle Off This Mortal Coil".
      • #1509 is titled "To Be Orb Not To Be".
      • Non-canon bonus strip strip #1527 re-imagines the Luke/Vader revelation scene in Shakespearian iambic pentameter, complete with references to Luke being a "noble prince" and under the impression that Vader is his "Uncle Claudius".
      • #1802 is titled "O villany!" (Act V, scene 2).
      • Finn's buddy Gil quotes, "To the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveller returns." (Act III, scene 1) in #1829.
    • Henry IV, Part 1:
      • #1248 is titled "The Cheddar Part of Valour".
      • Wicket quotes Hotspur's "We must have bloody noses and crack'd crowns" (Act II, scene 3) in #1434.
      • In #1961 Chewbacca says, "I suggest discretion is not merely the better part of valour, but the sole prudent part."
    • Henry IV, Part 2:
      • #1434 has Wicket quoting Lord Clifford's "O war, thou son of hell" in Act V, Scene 2.
    • Henry V:
      • Sally compares the Wookiees with laser crossbows to the English with longbows at Agincourt, in #570, which is titled "Once More Unto the Breach".
      • And Chewbacca quotes "Once more unto the breach" in #787.
      • Major Derlin gives the "band of brothers" bit of the St Crispin's Day speech in #1410.
      • Kyle Katarn also refers to his followers as his "band of brothers" in #1564.
    • Julius Caesar:
      • C-3PO warns the Ewocs of the coming of the "Frog of War" in #1383, titled "The Ides of Mars".
      • #1594 is titled "Eadu, Brute?".
    • King Lear:
      • Finn's buddy Gil quotes, "O, untimely death!" in #1829.
    • Macbeth:
      • #166 is titled "Bubble's Stubble, Foil is Double; Qui-Gon Learns that Maul is Trouble".
      • Palpatine: "So much conflict; so much blood. No matter how I wash, it won't come off." #1017, titled "Gruocho Marks", a reference to Gruoch, the given name of Lady Macbeth, and the bloodstains (marks) on her hands.
      • Yoda: "Double, double, toil and trouble! Dung of swamp slug! Brain of brain spider!" #1019.
      • Yoda: "By the pricking of my toes, something wicked that way goes." #1036, titled "Who Can Impress the Forest?"
      • Palpatine quotes Macbeth's "Life's but a walking shadow" speech in #1325, punningly titled "The Reign Inthane". He continues in the next strip, in which he has a long conversation with Darth Vader, and all of Palpatine's lines are verbatim quotes from Macbeth, cherry-picked and rearranged to make a vague sort of sense.
    • The Merchant of Venice:
      • #77 is titled "All that Glisters is not Blasters".
      • Boba Fett wants to claim a "pound of flesh" from Han in #1091, which is titled "No Quantity of Mercy", echoing "The quality of mercy is not strained".
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream:
      • #600 is titled "We Shadows Have Offended".
      • Playing off Palpatine's quoting of Macbeth strip #1326, Darth Vader paraphrases the "If we shadows have offended" line and also quotes verbatim Hippolyta's line, "This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard."
    • Othello:
      • Han suggests a good alias for Han Solo would be Iago, and Chewbacca comments it might be better to choose a name not associated with utter villainy. ("Iago" doubles as a reference to Aladdin as well.) #1069.
      • Chewbacca with a hangover from Bespin's alcohol atmosphere quotes Cassio, changing only "mouths" to "blood": "O God, that men should put an enemy in their blood to steal away their brains! That we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!" #1090.
    • Richard II:
      • Wicket quotes Richard's "The purple testament of bleeding war" (Act III, scene 3) in #1434.
    • Romeo and Juliet:
      • #18 is titled "A Rose By Any Other Name".
      • #46 is titled "Wherefore Artoo".
      • #102, about Annie departing from the game, is titled "Sweet Sorrow".
      • #602 is titled "A Robe By Any Other Name".
      • #1636 is titled "A Plagiarism on Both Your Houses".
    • Twelfth Night:
      • #138 is titled "Some Have Knowledge Thrust Upon Them".
    • The Winter's Tale:

    Video Games 
  • Among Us: #1999 is titled "Tasks: Fix Wiring; Put Away Pistols; Process Data".
  • Asteroids: Chewbacca (in the asteroid field, when a "big one" approaches): "Don't shoot it, it'll just make two medium ones." #996.
  • Colossal Cave:
    • "With your bare hands?" "Yes!" #401.
    • Echoed by clone troopers in #791.
    • In #1609, the terrain on Eadu is described as consisting of "twisty little canyons, all alike".
  • DanceDanceRevolution: #700 is titled "Dance Dance Electrocution".
    • #1251 is titled "Droid Droid Revolution".
  • Dark Forces: Captain Antilles mentions Kyle Katarn and a "mission to Danuta", which first appeared in this game. #679.
  • Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight: #524 (shaving with the lightsaber is one of Kyle's idle animations).
    • R2-D2: Anakin was a Jedi! Kyle was no Jedi. He was just a guy with a laser sword and a few questions! #777.
  • Diablo III: #1175 is titled "The E-ternal Conflict".
  • Doki Doki Literature Club!: #1957 is titled "Shokugeki Literature Club".
  • Dota2: When Luke cuts down multiple enemies on Jabba's sailbarge in #1284, the strip is titled "Luke is Godlike! Somebody Stop Him!"
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • Pete mentions that he could tell stories about the "Rusty Aargonarian Maid", a reference to the Lusty Argonian Maid. #1060
    • One Either/Or Title of 1387 is "I Used to be an Adventurer Like You, But Then I Took an Ewoc to the Knee".
  • Elite: Han: "Match the rotation! Match the rotation!" Followed by an Imperial clone trooper asking another if he would care to waltz, referring to the Strauss music in the game's docking sequence. #788.
  • The Force Unleashed: The title of #913.
    • Darth Vader: "The Force must not be leashed." #1018.
  • Guitar Hero: Sally mentions she'd prefer playing it to the roleplaying game in #247 and #258.
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft: #1308 is titled "Watch and Learn!", the name of a quest in the game (complete with exclamation mark).
  • Knights of the Old Republic: #86 is titled "Nights of the Old Republic".
  • The good ol' Konami Code in #769.
  • The Legend of Zelda: When Luke is introduced to blue milk in #708, the strip is titled "Where Are Your Manas?", referencing the blue mana potions in the games.
    • ...Mana potions are GREEN in The Legend of Zelda. It's actually one of the few series that doesn't use blue for that.
    • #909 is titled "It's Dangerous to Roll Alone. Take This".
  • Lunar Lander: The title of #1329.
  • Maniac Mansion: The tentacle that grabs C-3PO in #1206 asks him to help him escape. When C-3PO says he'll see what he can do if the tentacle lets him go, the tentacle says, "Tell Dr. Fred!" The strip title, "The Nave of Tentacles" is also an indirect reference to the game's sequel, Day of the Tentacle.
  • Mass Effect: Infiltrator: #1996 is titled "Mass Effect Innovator".
  • Mortal Kombat: #284 is titled "Maul-toll Kombat".
  • Paradroid: #983 is titled "Paranoid Droid".
  • Pitfall!: #1262 is titled "Pitfall, Hairy".
  • Pokémon: #1961 is titled "Congratulations! Your Killer Evolved Into Guard Devourer".
  • Pokémon GO: The opening shot of Leia in #1397 looks like she's playing Pokémon GO on a phone. The strip is titled "I Caught a Rare Wookieechu".
  • Portal: #727 is titled "The Cake is a Lie".
    • #861 is titled "I'm Being so Sincere Right Now".
    • #1127, in which it is revealed Han is still alive, is titled "This Was a Triumph".
    • #1718 has an irising aperture portal, and is titled "Huge Success!", a lyric from the game theme song "Still Alive".
  • QWOP: When Chewbacca takes control of an AT-ST chicken walker in #1456, he discovers the only controls are buttons labelled, Q, W, O, and P.
  • Ratchet & Clank: #1586 is titled in the style of a Ratchet & Clank game: "Rumble & Clank: The Whole Kit on Danuta".
  • Revenge of the Mutant Camels: The strip introducing the snow walkers which inspired this game is titled "Attack of the Mutant Camels". #966.
  • Rogue: #601 is titled "Rogue-Like", referencing the common term for games similar to Rogue.
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: The sword fight in #393.
  • SimCity: When the Peace Moon suddenly appears, Admiral Raddus gives a flurry of orders to his crew, including "Reticulate splines!" #1733
  • Spaceteam: #1319 is titled "Space Teams".
  • Starcraft: When Wicket informs the PCs that the Ewoc trainers are in their rebel battalion, R2-D2 asks, "Training our d00dz?" The strip is titled "We Must Construct Additional Pile-Ons". #1401.
  • Street Fighter: #544 is titled "Dino versus Gyro - Round One: FIGHT!".
  • Super Mario Bros.: Talking about princesses in Corey's campaign, in a strip titled "Our Princess is in Another Campaign". #1912
  • Super Smash Bros.: [1] is titled "Falcon Punch It!"
  • Untitled Goose Game: #1906 is titled "Entitled Goose Claim".
  • Words With Friends: #1317, about having conversations with invisible friends, is titled "Words with        ." - with an inter-word space followed by seven spaces before the dot.
  • World of Warcraft: Lieutenant Renz: "Get that Wookiee-gram's plasma crossbow! I think it's a legendary!" He is then pleased that his DPS went up. #1417
    • Renz is later reported to be "going to the practice dummy to optimise his rotation". #1471
    • The monk move Flying Serpent Kick is referenced by the title of #1709, "Flying Monk Bucket Kick".
  • X-Wing: Chewbacca mentions that he and Han had previously been on a raid on Orron III. #787.
  • Zero Wing: #42 is titled "For Great Justice".
    • #451 is titled "Somebody Set Up Us The Bomb".
    • #987 is titled "All Our Base are Belong to Them".
    • #1147 is titled "Take Off Every Zig".
    • In #1175 Nute Gunray says "You have no chance to survive. Make your time."
  • Zork: #164 is titled "Beaten by a Sprue".

    Web Animation 

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 
  • TV Tropes itself: Apparently there's a creature called a Smeerp on Endor.
  • eBay: An Imperial agent acquires the Lost Orb in an auction run by Jabba, in a strip titled "Sniped it on jBay". #1298.
  • Google: #629 is titled "Goggle+".
  • The Internet:
    • #404 is titled "Not Found" (referring to Padmé's failure to find Sio Bibble).
    • #1332 is titled "Cloud Commuting".

    Western Animation 
  • Batman: The Animated Series: In an Actor Allusion, Luke (played by Mark Hamill) channels The Joker (The Dark Knight Trilogy version) in #1235.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers: #1518 is titled "By Our Powers Combined".
  • The Flintstones: #785 is titled "Rubble Barney".
  • Futurama: "Bam!" #611 is titled "Spice Weasel".
  • Gargoyles: #592 is titled "The Xanatos Gambit".
  • The Hair Bear Bunch: #2007 is titled "Help: It’s the Hair-Bare Crunch".
  • Inspector Gadget:
    • #1885 is titled "Gadget Inspector".
    • #1986 is titled "Spectre in Gadget".
  • InvaderZim: #1247 Sally sings the Doom Song.
  • Gilligan's Planet: Building a spaceship out of bamboo while stuck on a Pacific desert island is referenced in the annotation to #570.
  • Looney Tunes:
    • When General Grievous' mooks attack with quaterstaves, Pete quotes Daffy Duck's "Ho! Ha Ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!" line from "Robin Hood Daffy", calling it specifically one of the best cartoons ever made. In response the GM has General Grievous sing "Kill da Je-di! Kill da Je-di!", referencing "What's Opera, Doc?" #470.
    • In the Rogue One campaign, Pete again quotes "Ho! Ha Ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!", this time as he's attacking in character as Chirrut. #1557
    • #502 follows up with the title "The Butcher of Seville", referencing "The Rabbit of Seville", a similar cartoon based on an opera. In this strip Anakin and Palpatine discuss General Grievous.
    • Palpatine, after suffering the effects of his own Force lightning, quotes Daffy Duck from "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century": "Whoops! Had the silly thing in reverse." #556
    • Yoda: "You realise... this means war." #611
    • #741 is titled "I Knew We Should Have Taken That Left Turn at Mos Albuquerque".
    • #788 is titled "What's Up? Dock!"
    • R2-D2: "Kaboom? There wasn't supposed to be a camel-shattering kaboom!" #972.
    • #1320, about planning to raid the new Peace Moon, is titled "Lunar Tunes". It also features General Madine in his last appearance with his tagline, reminiscent of "That's all, folks!"
    • Playing on Tweety Bird's tag line, #1421 is titled "I Thawed, I Thawed. A Good Attack!"
    • The last intermission strip following the end of Return of the Jedi again features General Madine, saying his tagline, "That is all", this time with the Looney Tunes circle frame around his face. #1522
  • My Little Pony: #191 is titled "I <3 My Little Dinosaur Pony".
  • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes: #1692 is titled "Oh, K; or: K, Oh!".
  • Rick and Morty: In discussing the evilness of paper with R2-D2, C-3PO says that "Lawful neutral is just evil with extra steps," referencing Morty's observation "that just sounds like slavery with extra steps". #1785.
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: #2003 is titled "Alehouse Rock".
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: #323 is titled "Mace Windu, Where Are You!", complete with non-question-mark punctuation.
    • #916 is titled "Those Medalling Kids".
    • #1168 is titled "Shaggy Dog Story," complete with a reference to the ghosts actually being one of the locals in disguise.
  • The Simpsons: #171 is titled "The Goggles, They Do Nothing".
    • #713 is titled "I For One Welcome Our Giant Shiny Gold Robot Overlords".
    • #1376 is titled "I Heartily Endor Sthis Product End/or Service".
  • South Park: Chewbacca successfully uses his innate eloquence to argue his way out of treason charges against the Rebellion in #1296, evoking a literal Chewbacca Defense.
    • Almost name-checked later in #1304.
  • Space Ghost: #1076 is titled "Spaaaaace Ghoooost".
  • Spider-Man (1967): Strips #1195 and #1196 use modified lines from the show's theme song as strip titles.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Sally's poem "The Ballad of Jar Jar", which forms an extended intermission between Episode III and Episode IV is made of screencaps from this series. Also, each strip's title is a pun on an episode title from the series. #660 to #671.

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  • The Battle of Cannae: Rey and BB-8 discuss using a pincer movement tactic, famously used in this battle of the punic Wars, in Episode #2052, which is titled "A Cannae Plan".
  • Dolly the sheep: Episode #1761, which features singing cloned sheep, is called "Hello, Dolly!"
  • The Hindenburg: When Jabba's sailbarge blows up spectacularly in #1291, the strip title is "Oh, the Humanity!".
    • The Hindenburg is mentioned by name by Pete in #2040, which is titled "Oh, the Simultaneity!"
  • Pulitzer Prize: #1730 is titled "The Bullet Surprise".
  • The US Constitution: #594 is titled "The Sith Amendment".


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