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  • "Horn, Sweet Horn" has a bit of a nod at My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic what with the unicorn plot. Especially with this exchange.
    Buttercup: Whoa, it's a pony.
    Blossom: His legs are too long to be a pony, he's a colt.
    Buttercup: Huh, then what's a filly?
    Blossom: I dunno, a.. pony with attitude?
  • To game refs in the climax of "Bye Bye Bellum" when the Mayor comes to rescue the girls, mostly toward Street Fighter, Donkey Kong and Mortal Kombat. Scott Pilgrim likewise gets a shout out due to the Calling Your Attacks of the combos and similar font for the scores.
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  • Princess' Demonic Possession in "Tiara Trouble" invokes The Exorcist allusions.
  • One of the members of the band that shows up after Blossom and Bubbles fall under Allegro's influence in "Painbow" is a yellow rabbit with square buckteeth.
  • The giant flame woman from "Escape from Monster Island" looks a lot like a monstrous version of Flame Princess.
  • Bubbles mentions "Legs Luthor" as a name for her leg cast in "Strong Armed".
  • The 1970's Space Tow Truck movie that Buttercup and Bubbles watch in "Puffdora's Box" features a character that bears some resemblance to the King of All Cosmos.
  • In "Escape From Monster Island", Bubbles makes Buttercup call herself a "buttzilla".
  • The Movie Space Tow Trucks vs Judge Tread parodies both Star Wars and Judge Dredd.
  • Professor Newtonium's "perfect little boy" is an expy of Astro from Astro Boy.
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  • Bliss' costume trying montage involves her dressing up as a purple Spider-Man and her sisters making fun of Wonder Woman's lack of pants.
  • One episode featured a villain referencing The Warriors.
  • The title of "The Last Donnycorn" references The Last Unicorn, the villain is a The Terminator reference, and there is a The Big Lebowski poster in the background.
  • "Home, Sweet Homesick" features a song that's heavily influenced by David Bowie's "Space Oddity".
  • "Mini Golf Madness" takes place in a rundown ragtime-themed mini golf course. It features reference to early-to-mid 20th century cartoons such as Betty Boop and Top Cat.
  • One episode features a homage sequence to Tintin.
  • "Imagine That" has a character imitating Goofy's laugh. The episode itself is also similar to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic's season 2 premiere, with Him playing a Discord-like trickster who turns Bubbles' monochrome and joyless.
  • Being a Halloween Episode, "Midnight at the Mayor's Mansion" has a lot of shout outs:
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    • Blossom dresses as Rosie the Riveter.
    • Buttercup references the horror films Definitely Night of the Living Room and Bad Room. Later, she parodies The Exorcist.
    • There is a Scooby-Dooby Doors scene (including a basketball team from the episode "Memory Lane of Pain" and a Mystery Machine-like van).
  • "Monkey Love" contains a Suspiciously Similar Song to The Manhattans' "Shining Star" and another to The Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It Be Nice?"
  • In one flashback during "The Power of Four" special, the Professor tickles Bliss with Puppet Pals hand puppets. Puppet Pals were a reoccuring sketch in Dexter's Laboratory.
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