- Acting for Two: Almost all of the principal actors place more than one role. Tom, the Wizard, and the Wicked Witch are the exceptions.
- Actor Allusion: The Scarecrow's G.E.D. is in fact Cicierega's own diploma; he merely read it on-camera, replacing his name with "the Scarecrow" and "Massachusetts" with "Oz".
- And Starring: "And introducing Ryan Murphy". Parodied, though, as this not only isn't Ryan's first acting credit, but it isn't even his first "introducing" credit.
- Dyeing for Your Art: In the great Tin Man tradition, the Robot costume was almost impossible to move in, and Kevin could not sit down at any point while wearing it, only lean.
- Production Posse: Ryan, Neil, & Kevin from Guaranteed* Video, with lots of their recurring collaborators: Patrick Ryan, J.L. Carrozza, Lauren Mack, Sean Murphy, Max Pacheco, Julie Becker, Emmy Cicierega, and Alora Lanzillotta.
- Reality Is Unrealistic: When the Lion fights the Witch's minions, the actors are using real swords, and all of the clashing noises are camera sound.
- Tom is blatantly an Expy of Tom Waits.
- The score when Tom is first wandering through Oz is based on The Dark Side of the Moon.
- The Witch's song sequence is an homage to Tim Curry's number in The Worst Witch.
- When the Wizard is making up new tasks for the heroes, he mentions the Shrine of the Silver Monkey.
- The Danza: Jake Quilty-Dunn as Jake Quilty-Dunn.
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