- The opening disclaimer says not to read the story unless you've read the works of Sigmund Freud.
- The story apparently begins in Springfield.
- Garfield plays Simon and "Garfunkle" at full blast, while also playing Metroid. The game also involves saving the whales, a reference to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
- Abraham Lincoln makes a very brief appearance, but is immediately killed by a shard of glass from Garfield's busted TV, because he's supposed to be dead to begin with.
- Garfield roundhouse kicks Odie to the moon.
- Later, when Garfield opens a door, it burns his fur off because some Kryptonian used his Eye Beams on it, a nod to Man of Steel.
- When the Splut appears, Garfield slams the door shut "with a force that would make the Hulk look like it would take the strength of a man who could move a mountain to break a toothpick."
- The chase scene is a homage to Evil Dead 2.
- The scene where Garfield tells the Splut "I'm over there" is a reference to a similar gag from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, but given a Lampshade Hanging.
- The house is directly above the Batcave, and it's 30 miles long.
- The DeLorean and Doc Brown make an appearance, with Brown shouting "I WAS FROZEN TODAY!"
- When Garfield begins driving, a Terminator flying machine (obviously referring to an HK-Aerial Drone) tries to kill him.
- Ronald McDonald, now a cynical Death Seeker, allows himself to be run over by Garfield.
- Another casualty of Garfield's driving is Fred Fish, who screams "MY LEG!"
- He also runs into Popeye Doyle's car, the Batmobile and Lex Luthor, who stole forty cakes, And That's Terrible.
- The Blade Runner (as in, a man running on blades) unwittingly helps Garfield out, and the Splut turns him into a pony for his troubles, a nod to the films recurring unicorn dream. The story says he got better.
- "And the page turned, and the Yoshi's grew happier."
- The penultimate paragraphs turn into a recreation of the Death Star trench run, during which he accidentally causes Krypton to be destroyed. Then he literally recreates the films hyperspace scene (as in, the actual method used to make the special effect).
- The ending is a homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey, where the pie and Garfield find a Stargate over Jupiter and become a Star Child... which makes the DreamWorks Face and says "Drink more Ovaltine."
- A footnote reveals that The Ugly Barnacle was scheduled to make a guest appearance, but had to cancel at the 11th hour due to his crew dying because of his ugliness.
- Another footnote reveals the reason Jon Arbuckle doesn't appear is because of an incident with a baboon fused with a cat, and it says Jon is being rebuilt into the next RoboCop because despite his injuries, he has no life and thus can be rebuilt anew.
Shout Out / Garfield in: "Along Came a Splut"