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    Season 1 
Pilot
  • Liv refers to her zombification when out of brains as going George A. Romero, who is the director of the movie Night of the Living Dead (1968). Liv is seen buying the movie's DVD early in the episode.
  • Liv refers to 28 Days Later to explain how is her full-on zombie mode.

Brother, Can you Spare a Brain?

The Exterminator

  • The title is a shout-out to the movie The Terminator.
  • "First rule of Brain Club, you don't talk about Brain Club".
  • The emcee for the trivia contest is in a Jeannie costume.
  • One of the comic book title cut is Driving Miss Crazy
  • The title of Clive's and Liv's trivia team is "Piggy and the Brain".
  • When Liv eats another piece of Martin's brain, she explains that when Popeye faces Bluto, he has to eat his spinach.
  • Clive describes Liv's insights as "Good Vibrations".
  • Ravi starts quoting Spider-Man but is cut short
    Ravi: With great power comes...
    Liv: Do not! Seriously.

Liv and Let Clive

  • The title is a allusion to the famous quote "Live and Let Live". Due to subject matter and rhyme, it could also be construed as an allusion to the James Bond movie "Live and Let Die" (which is itself alluding to the original phrase).
  • "He was just this junkie who’s always yelling at us ‘are we having fun yet?’.
  • Clive describes Liv's life as the whorey version of Memento.

Flight of the Living Dead

Virtual Reality Bites

Maternity Liv

  • "This is what Rumpelstiltskin carves for you after you promise him your first born."
  • "Look, Beetlejuice. I don't remember saying your name three times, so stay the hell out of my business."

Dead Air

  • Lowell tells Liv "We can't all pull off the ethereal Tinker Bell look", referencing Rose Mciver's previous role on Once Upon a Time.

Patriot Brains

Mr. Berserker

Astroburger

Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat

Blaine's World

    Season 2 
Grumpy Old Liv

Zombie Bro

Real Dead Housewives of Seattle

Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues

Love & Basketball

Max Wager

Abra Cadaver

The Hurt Stalker

Cape Town

Method Head

Fifty Shades of Grey Matter

  • The title is a reference to the book Fifty Shades of Grey, which is an erotic book much like the victim wrote.

Physician, Heal thy Selfie

The Whooper

Eternal Sunshine of the Caffeinated Mind

He Blinded Me... With Science

Pour Some Sugar Zombie

  • The title is a song by Def Leppard, "Pour Some Sugar On Me".
  • When Peyton moves back to Liv's apartment, They mention that, if Ravi and Major moved closer, they could be like the characters from Friends, including comparing Major and Liv's situation to the Ross and Rachel romance.
  • Liv sarcastically compares the hair of a stripper to Ariana Grande.

Reflections of the Way Liv Used to be

Dead Beat

Salivation Army

    Season 3 
Heaven Just Got A Little Bit Smoother

Zombie Knows Best

  • Major on Teenage Girl Brain elects Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" as Peyton and Ravi's song.
  • Later, Liv on Dad Brain calls Major's music "Miley-Perry-Gomez" when she doesn't know who made the song he is playing.

Eat, Pray, Liv

Wag the Tongue Softly

Spanking the Zombie

Dirt Nap Time

Eat A Knievel

Twenty-sided, Die

  • The group of D&D the main characters created was dubbed by Peyton and later by Liv as Fellowship of the Dorks.
  • Peyton uses the name Brangelina Darksbane for her D&D character.
  • It's briefly mentioned that the girl among the suspects is a Twilight fan and that's where Steve's Goth persona comes from.

Return of the Dead Guy

Conspiracy Weary

  • Double as Call-Back, but one of the comic book cuts was titles "Finnegan's Wake-up Call", a reference to the song "Finnegan's Wake", by The Irish Rovers, which was the song the now dead fellow soldier sung in "Eat A Knievel".
    • Another one is called "Sweet Dreams(aren't made of this)", referencing the Eurythmics song.
  • Under Conspiracy Brain, Blaine, Liv and Don E. debate over the truth about Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.. Particularly whether Tupac died.
    • On the same vein, they later start debating if Tom Cruise is a zombie.
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    Season 4 

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