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  • It'd be awesome if Jake Spidermonkey, being a monkey who's obsessed with his butt was a reference to this site, but it's highly unlikely.
  • Miss Loon sounds like Katharine Hepburn, a shout out to On Golden Pond, in which she played a woman who loved to hear the sounds of the loons calling across the lake.
  • David Coppertrout is an obvious play on David Copperfield.
  • Samurai Jack's VA plays the recurring character "I Didn't", a Cloudcuckoolander doctor who wants others to try his delicious blueberry pie.
    Season 1 
  • In "Inoculation Day", we get a reference to King Kong (1933), with a monkey-ified Adam climbing up Ingrid's neck like a tower, while holding Principal Pixiefrog, who's wearing a mop wig at the time.
  • In "Shark Attack", Bull makes an homage to the iconic poster for Jaws, when eating Adam's pudding pocket.
  • The Jungle Guy play in "Me Adam, You Jake" is Tarzan, but with enough stuff changed, so that they wouldn't get sued.
  • Jake drops a lot of references in "Shiny Thing", quoting and impersonating characters from famous work like Poltergeist, 1984 and he even made his own version of the chorus of Age of Aquarius.
  • The title of "Law and Odor" is an obvious reference to Law & Order.
    • The original title was going to be "Law and Order: Special Hall Monitor's Unit", but they must've decided this was too wordy.
  • The title of the Halloween special, is "It's the Scary Old Custodian, Adam Lyon", which is a nice little reference to the unforgettable classic, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown".
  • Adam's costume in said episode, bears resemblance to Patchy the Pirate. Plus, the background music, that played when it was first seen, sounds a lot like what they'd use in Spongebob Squarepants.
  • In "My Science Project", Windsor read science fiction books, by a guy named "William Gibbon", which is a reference to science fiction novelist, William Gibson.
    • Also, the episode title in question, may be a reference to the naming scheme for episodes of Scrubs.
  • Principal Pixiefrog impersonates Elvis in "Docu-Trauma".
  • The plot of "Political Animals", is similar to that of "The Candidate".
  • When Adam is deprived of sleep in "Up All Night", he goes a little crazy and then starts quoting Bill Cosby, saying "Abba zeeba zabba zooba."
  • In "Kerry to Dance?" Jake shows Adam an exert from the rule book, saying that "Students are permitted to bring a guest to any school function, so long as that guest, is an animal, mineral, or vegetable." This is an allusion to the famous song, "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General", from "The Pirates of Penzance".

    Season 2 
  • In "Le Switcheroo", Adam temporarily took over Coach Gills' job for the day, and he found a very valuable item on her desk, an autographed picture of Brian Doyle-Murray, who voices her.
  • The Jungle Squad doing role call at the beginning of "Cheer Pressure", could be a reference to the opening of Bring It On.
  • "The Times, They Are Exchangin'", is a pun on the Bob Dylan song, "The Times, They Are A Changin'".
  • In "Cool Kids", Adam has to take gym in the Arctic Wing and gets frost bite, giving him a red nose. (like Rudolph) The reindeer students make fun of him for it, and Adam even says that they won't let his join in any reindeer games.
  • During the infamous "I'm A Friendly Armadillo" episode, the judges of the school talent show are positioned in the same order as the ones from American Idol.
    • Cyrus Q Hornbill for Randy Jackson, the neutral one.
    • Miss Chameleon for Paula Abdul, the nice one.
    • Coach Gills as Simon Cowell, the mean and honest one.
  • In "Leaf of Absence", Principal Pixiefrog watches The Doll Shopping Show, a parody on "The Antiques Road Show".
    • Principal Wolverine, opens an umbrella and flies away, off to London. This is a reference to "Mary Poppins".
  • "I Fear Pretties" is a pun on the Julie Andrews song, "I Feel Pretty".
  • "Ain't Too Proud to Egg" is a pun on the The Temptations song, "Ain't Too Proud to Beg".
  • One episode is called "The Two Jakes".
  • The title and plot of "Jake's Day Off" is a parody on Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
    • Dickie and Laura pulled of a spaghetti kiss, referencing to the iconic scene from Lady and the Tramp.
    • Jake fittingly quotes Muhammad Ali, after being knocked out cold by Adam's boxing gloves.
    Jake: I am the greatest.
    • "The Shakey Jakey" is an obvious takey on "The Hokey Pokey", making for an okee dokee jokey.
  • "Lupe in Love" ends with a spoof of the intro from The Love Boat.
  • "Have Yourself a Joyful Little Animas" is chock full of references to Christmas Specials such as The Grinch, A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, and even, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
  • Night on Bald Mountain plays during Adam and Bull's fight in "One Lump or Tutor".
  • In "Talking Teddy", Windsor and Teddy Truman do a take on Abbott and Costello's famous Who's on First Base? routine.
  • "Pants in Space" is a pun on the classic Muppets sketch, "Pigs in Space".
    • Another King Kong reference is made, when Jake calls Windsor "Baby Kong".
    • And another Abbott and Costello reference, when Principal Pixiefrog first meets a man named, "I Didn't".
    • "Docu Trauma" has Adam chased around by a documentary filmmaker named Zira Cornelius, and the whole episode is basically a massive shout out to the Planet of the Apes franchise.


    Season 3 
  • In "Sick Day", Adam Lyon is absent during role call, leaving Mr. Hornbill saying "Lyon, ... Mr. Lyon, ... Adam Lyon, ... Lyon, ... Lyon" for a while. This is a reference to the famous "Bueller" scene from, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".
    • Adam plays a video game system called "Game Circle", which is a parody on Nintendo's Game Cube.
  • In "The Spiffanos", The Spiffies are modeled after The Mafia, with ringleader Phinnius Porpoise doing a very good impression of Don Vito. They even call him "The Finfather".
    • Also, when Marvin Hammy rode up to Adam and Jake on a tricycle, this was a reference to The Shining.
    • Let's also not forget how the title of the episode is a pun on The Sopranos.
  • "The Little Mermonkey" is an obvious pun on The Little Mermaid.
  • In "Diplomatic Insanity", yet another King Kong reference is made, when Windsor's species label is given as "Kingus Kongus".
  • In "Gorilla My Dreams", Principal Pixiefrog calls out in misery, for his ex-wife Lenore. He shouts "LENORE!" out the window, and a raven crashes into the window panel. This is a reference to Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.
  • "The Prince and the Pooper", was a Prince and Pauper parody.
    • Dobie Broadway Junior is a Michael Jackson parody, and Little Lord Saucypants is Mr. Bubbles.
  • "That Darn Platypus", was the third part of a cross through, called Cartoon Network Invaded. The other shows featured were Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Ed, Edd, & Eddy, Camp Lazlo, and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
    • Windsor reads a magazine, that pictured Ed, Edd, & Eddy getting abducted by aliens, referencing to the episode "The Eds Are Coming".
    • The Magazine in question was titled "Weekly World Snooze", a parody on the "Weekly World News" from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
    • Outside of Cartoon Network, the title of the episode is a pun on That Darn Cat!.
    • Mrs. Warthog plays computer solitaire.
    • The Spiffies cosplay as Star Trek characters. Additionally, Windsor insults Phineas, by calling him "Captain Jerk", in a reference to the main character, Captain Kirk.
  • "Pride and Pixiefrog" is a pun on Pride and Prejudice.
    • Windsor compares Principal Pixiefrog to a modern day Ashton Kutcher. note 
  • In "The Morning Zoo", Adam, after been hit on the head by a piece of concrete, became Joey Mack.
  • In "Meet the Spidermonkeys", while acting out as a zoo animal and dealing with the patrons, Adam says "Just smile and wave".

    Season 4 
  • In "The Hyena and the Mighty", Mr. Mandrill does some standup in the same fashion as Jerry Seinfeld from Seinfeld.
  • In "Oh, Henry!" Bull dresses as Napoleon Dynamite and dances like him too.
    • The episode title, itself is a reference to "O. Henry", the pen name of William Sydney Porter.
  • In "My Feral Lyon", Adam causes a distraction in the school, by running through the halls and singing "[[The Breakfast Club I wanna be an airborne ranger!''".
  • In "A Mid Semester Life's Dream", we get tons of these.
    • First of all, note the title pun.
    • Mr. Hornbill makes a reference to the original Batman show.
    • Miss Chameleon teaches her class about Shakespeare.
    • Charleston Festoon is a parody on Charleton Heston.
    • Windor quotes JFK and Jake quotes John Donne.
  • In "The Ivy League", Mrs. Warthog watches a show called "Seal or No Seal".
  • In "Robo Frog 3000", we get references to Robo Cop.
  • In "The Notorious Windsor Gorilla", which is a reference to "The Notorious B.I.G.", Adam paints a picture, reminiscent of Margaret Keane's Big Eyes paintings.
    • Captain Corporate says that he's the very model of the modern middle management.
    • Principal Pixiefrog and Windsor do a parody on "Inside the Actor's Studio".
  • In "Ingrid Through the Out Door", Principal Pixiefrog dresses as Groucho Marx.
  • Mr. Hornbill teaches the kids that rubbing mud on yourself will prevent predators from being able to see you. The camera shows a cartoon Predator sitting in a desk, who says, "It's true."
  • In "A Whole Zoo World", when Adam tries to capture Jake while jumping off a waterfall, he shouts, "PREZENKOWSKI!" A reference to executive in charge of production for Cartoon Network, Jeff Prezenkowski.

  • "The Big Field Trip" contained multiple references to Lord of the Flies and Yogi Bear.
  • "Animal School Musical", while mainly being an obvious High School Musical parody, contains a few more references.
    • David Coppertrout dresses up as Jeannie, from I Dream of Jeannie, during his musical number about wish granting. The writers must have mixed references, since when granting the wish, instead of crossing his arms and bobbing his head, David twitches his nose like Sabrina from Bewitched.
    • The Monty Python's Flying Circus Monty Python Foot makes a cameo, during "Waiting in the Wings", stepping on James Ant. Additionally, a hand drawn in the same style is also used, having James perch on it's finger.
    • Jake references The Wizard of Oz, when Jake clicks his ruby heels together to set everything back the way it was.

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