- The Reality Pros mention that they've participated in series such as "Fear Tractor" and "Meltdown Kitchen".
- At one point in "New Bejinging", Spud says "I can haz Choco Oinks?", a reference to LOLCats' "I can haz cheeseburger?"
- In one episode Emma and Noah mention that they've both watched "that movie with the couple on a sinking ship".
- "HAVE YOU SEEN MY SON!?"
- "Bjorken Telephone" makes reference to Icelandic singer, Björk. In addition, the Icelandic local in the first challenge closely resembles Björk wearing her iconic swan dress.
- "I Love Ridonc & Roll" is a reference to "I Love Rock & Roll" by The Blackhearts.
- In "Dude Buggies", MacArthur had a babysitter that she swore revenge on when she was six for not giving her dessert like she promised and said this...MacArthur: I know where you live Jennifer Masterson!
- The Tennis Robot in "Hello and Dubai" is modeled after a Dalek.Robot: Participate!
- In "French is an Eiffel Language", the guest judge looks like Vincent van Gogh.
- Noah saying that this was his favourite season because he got a girlfriend (but he and Owen were eventually eliminated), may be an unintentional one to the opinion of "Boston" Rob Mariana from when he came second place in Survivor: All Stars since he got a wife by the end of it.
- In "Bahamarama", a man can be seen painting a Dungeons & Dragons miniature of a beholder.
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