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  • One of the Puyo Puyo drama CDs has a story called "Chain Sentai Puyorangers" that spoofs Super Sentai by having Amitie and her friends be rangers.

  • The Fallen Angel: Alexandre Cabanel illustrated Lucifer as he's reinterpreted in the Narrative Poem Paradise Lost. Hence, the emotional turmoil that his hubris-induced fall causes him. Cabanel got the idea of depicting a muscular, contorted man covering his lower face with his arm from the "Day" sculpture in the Medici Chapels.
  • Allegory of the Four Seasons:
    • The crown of ivy and tendrils worn by Autumn is made to give him a resemblance to Bacchus, the Roman God of Wine and Fertility. Kind of enforced since the Renaissance drew a lot of inspiration from Classical Mythology.
    • Manfredi was one of Caravaggio's unofficial disciples, so it's no surprise that he references said artist's works in his paintings. For example, the arrangement of the characters in the Allegory of the Seasons echoes The Musicians (see here). Also, Summer breaking the fourth wall and the brightly illuminated harvests on a table are reminiscent of the Young Sick Bacchus.
  • The Lady of Shalott (Holman Hunt): The Lady's room is a parallel of Hercules and the Virgin Mary, who labored through their struggles. Unlike Elaine, who gave in.
  • The Lady of Shalott (Waterhouse): The painting is about one of the Arthurian Legend's characters, Elaine of Astalot. She wasn't that prominent there and most of her characterization in the painting comes from what is essentially a fan poem but is a reference nonetheless.
  • Marriage A-la-Mode:
    • The castrato singer in The Toilette is believed to be either Giovanni Carestini or Farinelli, both regulars in the operas of Hogarth's good friend George Frederic Handel, while the flautist is believed to be either Karl Friedrich Wiedemann (music teacher to the future King George III) or King Frederick II of Prussia. (However, as Hogarth never mastered flattery in portraiture, their physical appearances suggest that the music the duo are performing is as horrible as the Countess' taste in art!)
    • Among the Countess' guests in The Toilette, the woman in the white dress leaning appreciatively toward the two musicians is Mrs. Elizabeth Fox Lane, later Lady Bingley after the death of her husband. Said husband is also one of the guests at the Countess' levée; he is the man in the background with the riding crop who has dozed off (being far more interested in fox hunting than music).
  • Las Meninas:
    • The mirror in the background telling more to the story is considered by art historians to be due to the influence of The Arnolfini Portrait.
    • The darkened paintings hanging on the back wall are versions of sketches by Peter Paul Rubens.
  • Johannes Vermeer:
  • North America: Portrait of a Continent: Among other things...
    • Paul Bunyan and Babe appear on northwestern California.
    • The red-legged frog in central California references the Mark Twain short story that was its claim to fame.
    • Dorothy's Ruby Slippers appear in southwest Kansas.
    • A great white shark lurks off the coast of Cape Cod.
    • Albany, Georgia is depicted with its famous statue of Ray Charles.
    • Superman stands proudly in southern Illinois.
    • The Kool-Aid Man appears in Nesbraska in reference to the drink's origins in Hastings.


    Puppet Shows 
  • Bear in the Big Blue House:
    • In "I've Gotta Be Me," Bear dons a grayish sweater and tells us that "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood." Some familiar music plays and he suggests that maybe he should get a pair of sneakers.
    • At one point in the episode "Let's Get Interactive," Bear is looking for dirt, water and seeds to help solve a puzzle. He says "You know, these things would be a lot easier to find if we had a couple of guides to help us" and then Pip and Pop show up. When he says this, closed-captioning reads "You know, these things would be a lot easier to find if we had a little blue dog to help us."
    • At the end of "I've Got Your Number," Luna states that "numbers go on and on forever, to infinity and beyond!"
    • According to this, the "What If?" song from "A Beary Bear Christmas" was patterned after the film It's a Wonderful Life, down to it being presented in black-and-white.
    • In "A Wagon of a Different Color," after Ojo, Pip and Pop reveal the newly painted wagon, Ojo says that she thinks it has every color in the world. Bear says that it does and Pip and Pop comment "And we helped!" in a manner that seems very reminiscent of the classic Shake 'n Bake commericals.
    • One of the episodes is titled "The Great Pretender," which is a golden oldie by the The Platters.
    • In "Listen Up!", Pip and Pop's code name for Bear on their phone cup walkie-talkies is "Smokey." Smokey the Bear is a U.S. mascot for fighting wildfires.
    • Tutter declares a "red alert" in "Buggin'" after Ojo reports that the bug has entered the Big Blue House.
    • In "Nothing to Fear," Bear gets a skunk clock from "L.L. Bear," an obvious reference to L.L. Bean.
    • In "The Yard Sale," Doc Hogg is a member of a charitable organization called the "Swiners" whose members wear unusual hats. This is a reference to the real-life group Shriners International, whose members are known to wear special fez hats.
  • Strange Hill High: The audio-visual room, the most feared room in the school, is located in Room 101.

    Theme Parks 
  • Disneyland is full of these to former attractions. To whit:
    • In The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, just as you leave the Heffalumps and Woozles part, if you look behind you, you can see three trophy heads - Max, Buff, and Melvin, from the attraction that once occupied that spot: Country Bear Jamboree. In Florida, at Walt Disney World, turning around at the right moment you will be able to see a picture of Mr Toad handing over a deed to Owl as an homage to Mr Toad's Wild Ride which used to occupy that space.
    • Somewhere in the projector room in the queue for Indiana Jones Adventure, there is an Eeyore signnote  - that spot used to be the Eeyore section of the old parking lot.
    • In Autopia, there's a bronzed Midget Autopia car, referencing the long-gone attraction.
    • Swiss Family Treehouse, based off of the movie Swiss Family Robinson, once occupied the spot where Tarzan's Treehouse is now. A gramophone in Tarzan's Treehouse still plays the Swisskapolka
    • The Mighty Microscope from Adventure Thru Inner Space is still there - you can see it across from a mechanical arm that almost hits the Starspeeder 3000 in Star Tours and the comet scene pays a subtle nod to the snowflakes from Adventure.
      • The new Star Tours once again features the Mighty Microscope on left hand side of the screen in a lit corridor just before the Starspeeder 1000 leaves the unfinished Death Star 1 through a docking bay.
    • An actual engine from the Mine Train thru Nature's Wonderland sits at the edge of the Rivers of America
      • Similarly, one of the first rooms of Big Thunder Mountain is a cavern with pools of multicolored water utilizing forced perspective. This is a reference to the Rainbow Caverns section of Nature's Wonderland which partly occupied the area of Big Thunder Mountain.
    • Mike Fink Keel Boats transported guests along the Rivers of America until 1997. One boat, the Gullywhumper, is moored as a prop along the rivers.
    • There are four shout-outs to the House of the Future in Innoventions alone.
    • The audio-animatronic critters from the old America Sings attraction were mostly moved to Splash Mountain (a lot of them are on the riverboat at the end of the ride, which can also be seen from the train between New Orleans Square Station and Toontown/Fantasyland Station). Two of the ducks from America Sings were stripped of their outer coverings and turned into the small robots in the Star Tours queue.
  • Universal Orlando Resort's new water park, Volcano Bay, includes a subtle Shout Out to the resort's previous water park, Wet 'n Wildnote . The new park features a pair of water slides named Maku and Puihi. Maku means "Wet" and "Puihi" means "Wild" in the Maori language.
  • Being famous for its mermaid show, one of Weeki Wachee Springs' regular shows is an adaptation of The Little Mermaid.


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