- At the beginning of Abe's Oddysee, Abe learns to his horror that his people are going to be secretly turned into processed food.
- In the same game during the Paramonia section, one of the traps Abe has to contend with is a giant rolling boulder.
- The appearance of the Glukkons was based on the villainous Teacher character from the movie The Wall.
- In New 'n' Tasty!, when you make a native Mudokon get stung by bees, they'll sometimes cry "No, not the bees! Not the bees!"
- Also in New 'n' Tasty!, Sligs can sometimes be heard singing "If I only had a bomb" to the tune of "If I Only Had a Brain" from The Wizard of Oz.
- Firefly messages can be found reading "RUN ELUM RUN", a nod to the famous "Run, Forrest, run!" line from Forrest Gump.
Shout Out / Oddworld