The "Fall 1989" installment of "The Ancient Lost Art of TV Guide Advertising" includes a promo◊ for a TV movie called Brand New Life. The promo shows Barbara Eden, of I Dream of Jeannie fame, carrying seven little people on a silver platter, so Peter admits that he'd only watch the movie if Eden's character magically shrunk people.
The review of Cricket on the Hearth instructs, "...make room for Danny Thomas", before he appears as the special's host (and one of its voice actors), as a reference to the sitcom Make Room For Daddy, which starred Thomas.
Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: As of 2018, the site has four ongoing comics all created by Peter, along with humorous articles added every so often. He also has to edit the publication, BANG! Magazine.
Creator Backlash: Peter won't avoid admitting his discontent with some of his old, discontinued series, such as Riot Act and Marin Meadow .
The website celebrated the 25th anniversary of Free Spiritnote the anniversary of when ABC televised the pilot, as opposed to when the show began its regular Sunday night airings with this banner◊, and a review of the last episode ABC aired, "Blast From the Past".
In its formative years, the site contained no archive. Some cartoons were literally up for only one week and then banished forever. The practice was originally due to limited storage space (it began as a GeoCities site) but was continued until 2006 as a means of quality control (anything Peter didn't regret making was given a position in a selective archive section). Most of the pre-2006 works are still offline, but lately they have turned up in book collections.
One discontinued series, Guava Guava, still has a few comics posted at platypuscomix.net, including the second part of "Raiders of the Lost Arc". However, Peter divided them among the Variety and Kristmas Klassics sections, as opposed to giving Guava Guava its own menu and spot on the homepage.
Reality Subtext: Numerous examples, such as the Mulberry comic "Murphy's Lawn" (built up on Brittany Murphy's death) and the Keiki comic "Beefer in the Time of Cholera" (set during the economic recession of the late 2000s). Peter also traditionally makes comics about Dan Blather covering the Olympic Games and Mulberry trying to influence the Presidential Election.
Some of the banners displayed in Fall and Winter of 2010 have the number pi◊ displayed◊ for reasons that didn't seem very clear until New Year's Day 2011, when Paltridge released the first Princess Pi comic.
During the week of April 15-21, 2012, the banner featured a working countdown to midnight April 23 ET, at which time Peter Paltridge would make "the most important announcement in Platypus Comix history." Peter extended the countdown◊, then shortened it◊, then◊ revealed that he plans to collect stories and comics for an independent publication: BANG! The Entertainment Paper (later renamed).