- The phone-booth elevator used to access Section 13 brings Get Smart to mind.
The Mask of El Toro Fuerte
- The Enforcers pull off El Toro Fuerte's mask with a Flying Guillotine.
Enter the Viper
- The Pink Puma diamond?
- A rather creepy one to show up in a kid's show, but there's a shout-out to the famous "Fava beans and a nice Chianti" line by Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs.
Project A, for Astral
- The title refers to the Jackie Chan film Project A.
- After Valmont picks up the Dragon Talisman and it fuses into his hand, he says "Puff the Magic Dragon".
- Finn refers to Gnomekop as "Chucky".
Day of the Dragon
- The title alludes to a line from Alice in Wonderland.
- When they travel back in time to 1976, a window the Enforcers pass by has Village People outfits in it.
- During the fight at the school, a boy remarks that "Everybody is kung-fu fighting!"
- When Tohru leaves a cave covered with bats, his silhouette resembles Batman's outfit.
The Stronger Evil
- When Finn takes the Pig Talisman, he says "That'll do, pig."
- When Jackie and Captain Black meet Shendu (now possessing Valmont) on the San Francisco rooftops, Shendu tells them that "Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated, Chan." note
- The title sounds a lot like The A-Team.
- When Chow gets the Pig Talisman and accidentally destroys his glasses, it's a reference to the X-Men's Cyclops.
- Jade suggests that Jackie should be a movie star, yet he doesn't have any presence in the film industry in-universe.
- Jade has a crush on an actor named Raffaello DiCapezio.
- Uncle and Tohru are fans of John Wayne.
- This exchange:Ratso: "I want to see Clark Gable's old house!"Finn: "Frankly Ratso, I don't give a darn." note
- When Jade is surrounded by the Enforcers, she compares them to The Three Stooges.
- Tchang Zu stares at a parking garage and growls, "These humans — they paved over my paradise and put up..."
Showdown in the Old West
- This isn't the first story involving Jackie Chan in the Old West.
- A non-white railroad worker gets hired as a sheriff, who ends up cleaning the town of crime. Does this sound familiar?
- Jackie Chan introduces himself as "Chan, Jackie Chan" to Origami.
- The title is a pun on Shanghai Noon, a Jackie Chan movie.
- When Tso Lan is released from the portal, Jade says "Houston, we have a problem".
- Also, this was not the first time a monkey gave a character played by Glenn Shadix a lot of trouble.
- Uncle rejects the idea of going up into space himself, as he is too old. He sarcastically asks, "Do I look like Flash Gordon?"
- After Tso Lan is defeated, Jade does a moonwalk on the moon's surface.
Armor of the Gods
- The title alludes to the Jackie Chan movie Armor of God.
- This episode with secret agent Taggart McStone is one big shout-out to spy films like James Bond.
The Return of the Pussycat
- Jade's school is putting on a performance of Jekyll & Hyde. Jade wants Jackie to see her in the play, so she uses the Tiger Talisman to divide Jackie into his Yin and Yang halves again.
The King and Jade
- The title refers to The King and I.
Demon World (Part 1)
- When Jade presses the button on her watch, the Super Mushroom sound effect from Super Mario Bros. can be heard.
The Chosen One
- Daolon Wong is an ancient evil Chinese sorcerer played by James Hong, who is protected and served by three mystical warriors. Does this sound familiar?
- When they figure out that the anti-shrinking spell is a bad idea with miniature Jackie and Hak Foo stuck inside Tohru's head.Jade: "You mean Tohru's head is gonna go Scanners?!"
Chi of the Vampire
- During a fight, Uncle (who has been turned into a vampire minion and immobilized with a magic paper note) gets knocked over and falls on the ground, telling his master that "I have fallen, and I cannot get up!".
The Good, the Bad, the Blind, the Deaf and the Mute
- The title is a play on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
I'll Be a Monkey's Puppet
- The Monkey King (Sun Wukong) originated from the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West.
- Jade's dream sequence during the beginning is a shout-out to The Matrix.
- This episode was a Whole Plot Reference to the classic Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon, of which Jackie Chan was a stuntman.
The Invisible Mom
- The title is a pun on The Invisible Man (1933).
- Jackie gets bitten by a snake, where the venom slowly made him lose his balance as well as become very thirsty. So he has a loopy fight while grabbing and drinking any water he could find, an obvious joke towards Drunken Master.
Re-Enter the Dragon
- Obviously, the name is another reference to Enter the Dragon.
A Night at the Opera
- At the opera theater, the backdrop falls on Uncle and "Beatle Brow", completely missing them through the window. Just like Buster Keaton.
Attack of the J-Clones
- The title is a play on Fright Night (1985).
- When Paco is confronted by Tarakudo, he immediately assumes him to be The Great Pumpkin.
The Good Guys
- The Enforcers are presented as "Jade's Angels", complete with poses.Finn: "Step away from our Bosley!... I mean, buddy."
J2: Rise of the Dragons
- The title is likely based on T3: Rise of the Machines.
Relics of Demons Past
- After Jade gets in trouble at school for belching out loud, Jackie tells her that "The First Amendment does not cover burping." This line was probably lifted directly from a chalkboard gag in an episode of The Simpsons.
- Another reference to Cyclops occurs when Chow gets part of Drago's Fire Demon Chi powers, which is to fire heat beams from under his glasses.
It's All in the Game
- This episode involves the heroes competing in a Survivor-style game show. At one point, Jade blindsides Uncle in a game-elimination vote, and Uncle famously replies, "Uncle's been bamboozled! Jade, we had a deal!" note
Black and White and Chi All Over
- Drago picks up the lotus pod containing the Moon Demon Chi and says "Smells like chi spirit!", in reference to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" song.
Clash of the Titanics
- The title seems to be a pun on Clash of the Titans and Titanic.
- After Jackie finds Jade on his submarine while looking for the Thunder Demon Chi and she jokingly says that she'll leave, he responds with "We are 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!"
- When Drago powers up after absorbing the Thunder Demon Chi, it looks similar to when someone goes Super Saiyan in Dragon Ball Z. He also does a Kamahameha-style move twice.
- When Drago loses the Thunder Demon Chi, he attempts to snag Jackie and yells, "You can't defeat me! I'm on top of the world!", courtesy of Titanic.
The Powers That Be Part 1
- Before he ends the call, Drago taunts Jade by telling her that if she doesn't deliver the demon chi to him at the Golden Gate Bridge by 3 am, she'll be "spending the rest of her Wonder Years with Tohru is a reference to The Wonder Years.