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*The song name "[[The Rapper's Rap]]" is an allusion to the first rap song ever written, "[[wikipedia:Rapper's Delight|Rapper's Delight]]" by The Sugarhill Gang. 
 
*The song name "[[The Rapper's Rap]]" is an allusion to the first rap song ever written, "[[wikipedia:Rapper's Delight|Rapper's Delight]]" by The Sugarhill Gang. 
 
*The magazines in Stan's trunk (e.g. "[[Fully Clothed Women]]") are a reference to adult magazines such as ''[[Wikipedia:Playboy|Playboy]]''.
 
*The magazines in Stan's trunk (e.g. "[[Fully Clothed Women]]") are a reference to adult magazines such as ''[[Wikipedia:Playboy|Playboy]]''.
*The zombies and their dialogue (moaning "Brains...") is a nod to the classic splatter-punk film, ''[[wikipedia:The Return of the Living Dead|The Return of the Living Dead]]''.
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* The show [[Soos Ramirez|Soos]] was watching, "Gossiping Housewives," is a reference to the TV series ''[[wikipedia:Desperate Housewives|Desperate Housewives]]''.
* The show Zombie [[Soos Ramirez|Soos]] was watching, "Gossiping Housewives," is a reference to the TV series ''[[wikipedia:Desperate Housewives|Desperate Housewives]]''.
 
   
 
===[[Into the Bunker]]===
 
===[[Into the Bunker]]===
 
[[File:S2e2 blink.png|thumb|Sideways blink]]
 
[[File:S2e2 blink.png|thumb|Sideways blink]]
*Using the [[List of cryptograms#Symbol substitution cipher|symbol substitution cipher]], one of the journal's pages says '''"ICE" "ICE" "BABY"''', which is a reference to a famous hip hop song from 1990, "[[Wikipedia:Ice Ice Baby|Ice Ice Baby]]" by rapper [[Wikipedia:Vanilla Ice|Vanilla Ice]].
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*Using the [[List of cryptograms#Symbol substitution cipher|symbol substitution cipher]], one of the journal's pages says '''"ICE" "ICE" "BABY"''', which is a famous hip hop song from 1990, "[[Wikipedia:Ice Ice Baby|Ice Ice Baby]]" by rapper [[Wikipedia:Vanilla Ice|Vanilla Ice]].
 
*[[Smez]] is a spoof of ''[[Wikipedia:Pez|Pez]]''.
 
*[[Smez]] is a spoof of ''[[Wikipedia:Pez|Pez]]''.
*Just before the Shape Shifter reveals itself, its eyes are shown blinking sideways. This is in reference to the unlicensed cephalopoid from ''Men In Black'' blinking its gills because it was out of breath.{{Citation needed}}
 
 
*When the [[Shape Shifter]] reveals itself, it extends its neck and climbs a wall in the same fashion as the monster in the 1982 film ''[[Wikipedia:The Thing (1982 film)|The Thing]]''.<ref>{{Cite web |url= http://zhuzhka.tumblr.com/post/93592966168/im-pretty-sure-that-was-intentional |title= Tumblr Post ID: 93592966168 |accessdate= |author= Nataliya (unofficial source) |date= August 2, 2014 |work= Tumblr |quote= }}</ref>
 
*When the [[Shape Shifter]] reveals itself, it extends its neck and climbs a wall in the same fashion as the monster in the 1982 film ''[[Wikipedia:The Thing (1982 film)|The Thing]]''.<ref>{{Cite web |url= http://zhuzhka.tumblr.com/post/93592966168/im-pretty-sure-that-was-intentional |title= Tumblr Post ID: 93592966168 |accessdate= |author= Nataliya (unofficial source) |date= August 2, 2014 |work= Tumblr |quote= }}</ref>
*When Wendy yells to the shapeshifter, "Hey, Body Snatcher!" it is a nod to the film, ''[[wikipedia:Invasion of the Body Snatchers|Invasion of the Body Snatchers]]''.{{Citation needed}}
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*When Wendy yells to the shapeshifter, "Hey, Body Snatcher!" it is a nod to the film, ''[[wikipedia:Invasion of the Body Snatchers|Invasion of the Body Snatchers]]''.
*The episode resembles the miniseries ''[[wikipedia:It (miniseries)|It]]'', which features a close-knit group battling a shape shifting evil in a subterranean setting. In the episode, the Shape Shifter assumes a giant spider form multiple times - like Its final form - and appears to take similar pleasure in psychological torment of its nemeses.{{Citation needed}}
 
   
   
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*[[Big Henry]] is a reference to the character from American folklore known as [[Wikipedia:John Henry (folklore)|John Henry]].
 
*[[Big Henry]] is a reference to the character from American folklore known as [[Wikipedia:John Henry (folklore)|John Henry]].
 
*Likewise, [[Polly]] is a reference to Polly Ann from the same folktale.
 
*Likewise, [[Polly]] is a reference to Polly Ann from the same folktale.
*Some elements of the episode are similar to ''[[wikipedia:The Simpsons|The Simpsons]]'' episode "[[wikipedia:Dead Putting Society|Dead Putting Society]]", in which [[wikipedia:Bart Simpson|Bart Simpson]] enters a mini-golf competition with [[wikipedia:List of recurring The Simpsons characters#Todd Flanders|Todd Flanders]] at a medieval-themed golf course.{{Citation needed}}
 
   
 
===[[Sock Opera]]===
 
===[[Sock Opera]]===
 
[[File:S2e4 screaming head.png|thumb|Head based on Khal Drogo]]
 
[[File:S2e4 screaming head.png|thumb|Head based on Khal Drogo]]
 
[[File:S2e4 stan and mcgucket puppet.png|thumb|[[w:c:muppet:Statler and Waldorf|Statler and Waldorf]] reference]]
 
[[File:S2e4 stan and mcgucket puppet.png|thumb|[[w:c:muppet:Statler and Waldorf|Statler and Waldorf]] reference]]
*The title is a play on rock operas.
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*The title is a play on the phrase "rock opera".
*[[Gabe Bensen|Gabe]] claiming to be the "[[wikipedia:Master of Puppets (song)|Master of Puppets]]" is a reference to the song with the same name by [[wikipedia:Metallica|Metallica]].{{Citation needed}}
 
 
*The screaming head that Bill conjures is based on [[w:c:gameofthrones:Drogo|Khal Drogo]] from [[wikipedia:HBO|HBO]]'s [[w:c:gameofthrones:Game of Thrones (TV series)|''Game of Thrones'']].<ref>
 
*The screaming head that Bill conjures is based on [[w:c:gameofthrones:Drogo|Khal Drogo]] from [[wikipedia:HBO|HBO]]'s [[w:c:gameofthrones:Game of Thrones (TV series)|''Game of Thrones'']].<ref>
 
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**A [[Wikipedia:Nintendo 64|Nintendo 64 console]] and controller.
 
**A [[Wikipedia:Nintendo 64|Nintendo 64 console]] and controller.
 
**A [[Wikipedia:Magic 8-Ball|Magic 8-Ball]].
 
**A [[Wikipedia:Magic 8-Ball|Magic 8-Ball]].
*Will E. Badger's name is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Chuck E. Cheese's|Chuck E. Cheese's]] and possibly a reference to the Looney Tunes character [[Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner|Wile E. Coyote]].{{Citation needed}}
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*Will E. Badger's name is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Chuck E. Cheese's|Chuck E. Cheese's]].
 
*The [[Hoo-Ha's Jamboree]] animatronic band members are based off of the [[Wikipedia:The Rock-afire Explosion|Rock-afire Explosion]].{{Citation needed}}
 
*The [[Hoo-Ha's Jamboree]] animatronic band members are based off of the [[Wikipedia:The Rock-afire Explosion|Rock-afire Explosion]].{{Citation needed}}
 
*The song during the credits is sung in the style of [[Wikipedia:Lil' Jon|Lil' Jon]].
 
*The song during the credits is sung in the style of [[Wikipedia:Lil' Jon|Lil' Jon]].
 
*The cardboard cutout that Soos knocks over is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Lara Croft|Lara Croft]] and the ''[[Wikipedia:Tomb Raider|Tomb Raider]]'' series.
 
*The cardboard cutout that Soos knocks over is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Lara Croft|Lara Croft]] and the ''[[Wikipedia:Tomb Raider|Tomb Raider]]'' series.
*One game in the video game store is called "[[NORT]]," which is ''[[Wikipedia:Tron|TRON]]'' backwards, a reference to the movie about characters trapped in a video game world.
 
 
*Soos' poster "HE'S GOT ATTI-CUBE" on the door of his room has a COOLCUBE logo at the top that is a cube made of C's, a parody of the [[Wikipedia:GameCube|Nintendo GameCube]] whose cube is made of G's. The running cube on the poster also resembles a [[Wikipedia:Rubik's Cube|Rubik's Cube]] and [[Wikipedia:7-Up|7-Up's]] old mascot, [[Wikipedia:Cool Spot|Cool Spot]]
 
*Soos' poster "HE'S GOT ATTI-CUBE" on the door of his room has a COOLCUBE logo at the top that is a cube made of C's, a parody of the [[Wikipedia:GameCube|Nintendo GameCube]] whose cube is made of G's. The running cube on the poster also resembles a [[Wikipedia:Rubik's Cube|Rubik's Cube]] and [[Wikipedia:7-Up|7-Up's]] old mascot, [[Wikipedia:Cool Spot|Cool Spot]]
*Mabel removing her sunglasses making it reveal another pair underneath is a reference to a scene in the movie ''[[Wikipedia:Airplane!|Airplane!]]''.{{Citation needed}}
 
 
[[File:S2e5 programmers.png|thumb|Allusion to Portal 2.]]
 
[[File:S2e5 programmers.png|thumb|Allusion to Portal 2.]]
*The fact that Giffany killed her creators after becoming sentient appears to be a nod to [[Wikipedia:GLaDOS|GLaDOS]] from the ''[[Wikipedia:Portal|Portal]]'' series. Giffany's animation depicting a bunch of stick figures at computers greatly resembles similar animations played in ''[[Wikipedia:Portal 2|Portal 2]]''.
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*The fact that Giffany killed her creators after becoming sentient is a nod to [[Wikipedia:GLaDOS|GLaDOS]] from the ''[[Wikipedia:Portal|Portal]]'' series. Giffany's animation depicting a bunch of stick figures at computers greatly resembles similar animations played in ''[[Wikipedia:Portal 2|Portal 2]]''.
 
*On Giffany's screen, the binary code means "SPACEJAMTWO." This is a reference to the film ''[[Wikipedia:Space Jam|Space Jam]]'' and how it may be getting a [[Wikipedia:Space Jam#Possible sequel|sequel]] sometime soon.
 
*On Giffany's screen, the binary code means "SPACEJAMTWO." This is a reference to the film ''[[Wikipedia:Space Jam|Space Jam]]'' and how it may be getting a [[Wikipedia:Space Jam#Possible sequel|sequel]] sometime soon.
 
*Soos says he doesn't know whether to pronounce Giffany's name as "Giffany" with a hard G, or "Jiffany". This is a reference to the common internet dispute about whether "GIF", a file format, is pronounced with a hard or soft G.
 
*Soos says he doesn't know whether to pronounce Giffany's name as "Giffany" with a hard G, or "Jiffany". This is a reference to the common internet dispute about whether "GIF", a file format, is pronounced with a hard or soft G.
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*One item in the gift shop is a [[wikipedia:Palantír|Palantír]] from [[Wikipedia:J. R. R. Tolkien|J. R. R. Tolkien]]'s ''[[Wikipedia:The Lord of the Rings|The Lord of the Rings]]'', in which the [[Wikipedia:Eye of Sauron|Eye of Sauron]] can be seen.
 
*One item in the gift shop is a [[wikipedia:Palantír|Palantír]] from [[Wikipedia:J. R. R. Tolkien|J. R. R. Tolkien]]'s ''[[Wikipedia:The Lord of the Rings|The Lord of the Rings]]'', in which the [[Wikipedia:Eye of Sauron|Eye of Sauron]] can be seen.
 
*The title card for ''[[Little Gift Shop of Horrors#Hands Off|Hands Off]]'' is in the style of famous graphic designer [[wikipedia:Saul Bass|Saul Bass]].
 
*The title card for ''[[Little Gift Shop of Horrors#Hands Off|Hands Off]]'' is in the style of famous graphic designer [[wikipedia:Saul Bass|Saul Bass]].
*The redecoration scene in Hands Off is a parody of [[wikipedia:Extreme Makeover: Home Edition|home makeover programs]].
 
 
*The [[Hand Witch|Hand Witch's]] robe is nearly identical to that of The Master from the movie ''[[Wikipedia:Manos: The Hands of Fate|Manos: The Hands of Fate]]''.
 
*The [[Hand Witch|Hand Witch's]] robe is nearly identical to that of The Master from the movie ''[[Wikipedia:Manos: The Hands of Fate|Manos: The Hands of Fate]]''.
 
*The Hand Witch's chair resembles the throne from HBO's ''Game of Thrones''.
 
*The Hand Witch's chair resembles the throne from HBO's ''Game of Thrones''.
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*"Loinclothiclese" searching for the "Golden Pants" is a reference to the myth of the [[Wikipedia:Golden Fleece|Golden Fleece]].
 
*"Loinclothiclese" searching for the "Golden Pants" is a reference to the myth of the [[Wikipedia:Golden Fleece|Golden Fleece]].
 
*The movie "Honey, I Shrunk A Ghost" seen on top of the VCR is a reference to the 1989 film ''[[Wikipedia:Honey, I Shrunk the Kids|Honey, I Shrunk the Kids]]''.
 
*The movie "Honey, I Shrunk A Ghost" seen on top of the VCR is a reference to the 1989 film ''[[Wikipedia:Honey, I Shrunk the Kids|Honey, I Shrunk the Kids]]''.
*[[Harry Claymore|Harry Claymore's]] old gorilla model is a reference to ''[[Wikipedia:King Kong|King Kong]].''
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*[[Harry Claymore]]'s old gorilla model is a reference to ''[[Wikipedia:King Kong|King Kong]].''
 
*Harry Claymore is based on real-life stop motion artist [[Wikipedia:Ray Harryhausen |Ray Harryhausen and]] the [[Clay monsters|claymation monsters]] (skeletons, cyclops, gorgons, etc.) are a reference to his films ''[[Wikipedia:Jason and the Argonauts (1963 film)|Jason and the Argonauts]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:The 7th Voyage of Sinbad|The 7th Voyage of Sinbad]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Clash of the Titans (1981 film)|Clash of the Titans]]''.
 
*Harry Claymore is based on real-life stop motion artist [[Wikipedia:Ray Harryhausen |Ray Harryhausen and]] the [[Clay monsters|claymation monsters]] (skeletons, cyclops, gorgons, etc.) are a reference to his films ''[[Wikipedia:Jason and the Argonauts (1963 film)|Jason and the Argonauts]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:The 7th Voyage of Sinbad|The 7th Voyage of Sinbad]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Clash of the Titans (1981 film)|Clash of the Titans]]''.
 
*A poster in Harry Claymore's studio features a flying creature that resembles [[Wikipedia:Rodan|Rodan]], a monster from [[Wikipedia:Toho|Toho's]] ''[[Wikipedia:Rodan (film)|Rodan]]'' and the [[Wikipedia:Godzilla (franchise)|''Godzilla'' franchise]].
 
*A poster in Harry Claymore's studio features a flying creature that resembles [[Wikipedia:Rodan|Rodan]], a monster from [[Wikipedia:Toho|Toho's]] ''[[Wikipedia:Rodan (film)|Rodan]]'' and the [[Wikipedia:Godzilla (franchise)|''Godzilla'' franchise]].
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===[[Society of the Blind Eye]]===
 
===[[Society of the Blind Eye]]===
*The song Soos is listening to is by a rapper called Lil Bigg Dawggg, which could be a possible allusion to [[wikipedia:Lil Wayne|Lil Wayne]], [[wikipedia:The Notorious B.I.G.|The Notorious B.I.G.]], and [[wikipedia:Snoop Dogg|Snoop Dogg]].
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*The song Soos is listening to is by a rapper called Lil Bigg Dawggg, which could be an allusion to [[wikipedia:Lil Wayne|Lil Wayne]], [[wikipedia:The Notorious B.I.G.|The Notorious B.I.G.]], and [[wikipedia:Snoop Dogg|Snoop Dogg]].
 
*McGucket's middle name is a nod to the [[Wikipedia:Large Hadron Collider|Large Hadron Collider]].
 
*McGucket's middle name is a nod to the [[Wikipedia:Large Hadron Collider|Large Hadron Collider]].
 
*The statue inside The Hall of the Forgotten looks very similar to the [[Wikipedia:Christ the Redeemer (statue)|Christ the Redeemer]] statue in Rio De Janeiro.
 
*The statue inside The Hall of the Forgotten looks very similar to the [[Wikipedia:Christ the Redeemer (statue)|Christ the Redeemer]] statue in Rio De Janeiro.
 
*When Mabel and Wendy discuss Mabel's failed romances, a [[Wikipedia:Triforce|Triforce]] is visible on the wall.
 
*When Mabel and Wendy discuss Mabel's failed romances, a [[Wikipedia:Triforce|Triforce]] is visible on the wall.
*Mabel's sweater showing a yellow dog stretching may be an allusion to Jake the Dog of ''[[wikipedia:Adventure Time|Adventure Time]]''.{{Citation needed}}
 
**Also, McGucket's descent into madness references Simon Petrikov's transformation into the Ice King.{{Citation needed}}
 
   
 
===[[Blendin's Game]]===
 
===[[Blendin's Game]]===
 
*The episode title is a reference to the book (and 2013 film) ''[[Wikipedia:Ender's Game|Ender's Game]]''.
 
*The episode title is a reference to the book (and 2013 film) ''[[Wikipedia:Ender's Game|Ender's Game]]''.
*Some signs in the background in the future say "The Time Baby is Watching," a reference to George Orwell's book ''[[wikipedia:Nineteen Eighty-Four|1984]]''.
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*Some signs in the background in the future say "The Time Baby is Watching," a reference to George Orwell's book ''[[wikipedia:Nineteen Eighty-Four|1984]]'', in which numerous signs say "Big Brother is watching".
 
*Lolph and Dundgren are based on the actor [[Wikipedia:Dolph Lundgren|Dolph Lundgren]], and their uniforms are similar to the outfit worn by Lundgren's character Andrew Scott (aka GR13) in the film ''[[Wikipedia:Universal Soldier|Universal Soldier]]''.{{Citation needed}}
 
*Lolph and Dundgren are based on the actor [[Wikipedia:Dolph Lundgren|Dolph Lundgren]], and their uniforms are similar to the outfit worn by Lundgren's character Andrew Scott (aka GR13) in the film ''[[Wikipedia:Universal Soldier|Universal Soldier]]''.{{Citation needed}}
 
*Soos has a poster of [[Wikipedia:Michael Jackson|Michael Jackson's]] 1988 film ''[[Wikipedia:Moonwalker|Moonwalker]]'' in his room as a child.
 
*Soos has a poster of [[Wikipedia:Michael Jackson|Michael Jackson's]] 1988 film ''[[Wikipedia:Moonwalker|Moonwalker]]'' in his room as a child.
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*When Mabel thinks they are in Japan, this is a reference to the many TV shows similar to Globnar where teams are pitted against each other to earn points and prizes.
 
*When Mabel thinks they are in Japan, this is a reference to the many TV shows similar to Globnar where teams are pitted against each other to earn points and prizes.
 
*The cipher key "capacitor" is an allusion to the "flux capacitor," which made time travel possible in the ''[[wikipedia:Back to the Future (franchise)|Back to the Future]]'' movie trilogy.
 
*The cipher key "capacitor" is an allusion to the "flux capacitor," which made time travel possible in the ''[[wikipedia:Back to the Future (franchise)|Back to the Future]]'' movie trilogy.
*In the Globnar battle arena, there is a competitor that appears to be infinitely falling between two portals, which is possibly a reference to the game series ''[[wikipedia:Portal (series)|Portal]]''.
 
 
*The Globnar arena is inspired by the board game ''[[wikipedia:Crossfire (board game)|Crossfire]]''.
 
*The Globnar arena is inspired by the board game ''[[wikipedia:Crossfire (board game)|Crossfire]]''.
*The Time Baby refers to the combatants as "Tributes," as in what they are referred to in the ''[[wikipedia:The Hunger Games|Hunger Games]]'' series.{{Citation needed}}
 
**Additionally, the sky of the Globnar arena resembles a grid, similar to the sky inside the Hunger Games arenas.{{Citation needed}}
 
*The guard towers outside the [[Infinetentiary]] are [[Wikipedia:Penrose triangle|Penrose triangles]], two-dimensional figures impossible to project into the third dimension.
 
   
 
===[[The Love God]]===
 
===[[The Love God]]===
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*The photo on Tambry's phone is an allusion to the popular [[wikipedia:Duckface|duckface]] and [[wikipedia:selfie|selfie]].
 
*The photo on Tambry's phone is an allusion to the popular [[wikipedia:Duckface|duckface]] and [[wikipedia:selfie|selfie]].
 
*When Mabel talked with "that guy the ten dollar bill," she was referring to [[wikipedia:Alexander Hamilton|Alexander Hamilton]].
 
*When Mabel talked with "that guy the ten dollar bill," she was referring to [[wikipedia:Alexander Hamilton|Alexander Hamilton]].
*Tambry's text alert tone is the Bits & Bytes tone.{{Citation needed}}
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*Tambry's text alert tone is the Bits & Bytes tone.
*The rising of Grunkle Stan's hot air balloon is an allusion to the anime ''[[wikipedia:Attack_on_Titan|Attack on Titan]]''.{{Citation needed}}
 
   
 
===[[Northwest Mansion Mystery]]===
 
===[[Northwest Mansion Mystery]]===
 
*The show "[[Ghost Harassers]]" is a reference to the movie ''[[Wikipedia:Ghostbusters|Ghostbusters]]''. Dipper also mentions "bust[ing] ghosts" several times in the episode.
 
*The show "[[Ghost Harassers]]" is a reference to the movie ''[[Wikipedia:Ghostbusters|Ghostbusters]]''. Dipper also mentions "bust[ing] ghosts" several times in the episode.
*[[Gravity Falls Public Access TV#Used to be About History Channel|Used to be About History Channel]] is a reference to the [[wikipedia:History (TV channel)|History Channel]]. The logo is even similar to the actual History Channel logo. The name is also a reference to how the channel very rarely runs any actual historical documentaries anymore.
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*[[Gravity Falls Public Access TV#Used to be About History Channel|Used to be About History Channel]] is a reference to the [[wikipedia:History (TV channel)|History Channel]]. The logo is also similar to the History Channel logo. The name is also a reference to how the channel very rarely runs any actual historical documentaries anymore.
 
*The basketball player is a spoof of the Oregon Ducks, a college team for many sports.
 
*The basketball player is a spoof of the Oregon Ducks, a college team for many sports.
 
*In the scene where Dipper and Pacifica are hiding from the [[Ghost of Northwest Manor|Lumberjack ghost]], a painting is seen on the wall depicting a duck hunt. The way in which it is presented is an allusion to [[Wikipedia:Nintendo|Nintendo's]] ''[[wikipedia:Duck Hunt|Duck Hunt]]'' from 1984.
 
*In the scene where Dipper and Pacifica are hiding from the [[Ghost of Northwest Manor|Lumberjack ghost]], a painting is seen on the wall depicting a duck hunt. The way in which it is presented is an allusion to [[Wikipedia:Nintendo|Nintendo's]] ''[[wikipedia:Duck Hunt|Duck Hunt]]'' from 1984.
*When blood comes out of the walls, it could be an allusion to how blood came out of walls in ''[[wikipedia:The Amityville Horror (1979 film)|The Amityville Horror]]''.
 
 
*When Dipper mentions the scale of [[Ghosts|ghosts']] malevolence, he opens to a page with a childlike ghost designed very similarly to [[wikipedia:Casper the Friendly Ghost|Casper the Friendly Ghost]].
 
*When Dipper mentions the scale of [[Ghosts|ghosts']] malevolence, he opens to a page with a childlike ghost designed very similarly to [[wikipedia:Casper the Friendly Ghost|Casper the Friendly Ghost]].
 
*When Dipper is flipping through Journal 3, a page on [[wikipedia:Freddy Krueger|Freddy Krueger]] from ''[[wikipedia:A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise)|A Nightmare on Elm Street]]'' can be seen.
 
*When Dipper is flipping through Journal 3, a page on [[wikipedia:Freddy Krueger|Freddy Krueger]] from ''[[wikipedia:A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise)|A Nightmare on Elm Street]]'' can be seen.
**In addition to this reference, it also may be referential to how [[Jason Ritter]] played a character in ''[[Wikipedia:Freddy Vs. Jason|Freddy Vs. Jason]]''.
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**The scene where the lumberjack ghost is about to grab Pacifica from behind the curtain draped over the painting is a reference to a similar scene in ''A Nightmare on Elm Street''.{{Citation needed}}
*The scene where the lumberjack ghost is about to grab Pacifica from behind the curtain draped over the painting is a reference to similar scene in ''A Nightmare on Elm Street''.{{Citation needed}}
 
 
*One of the verses in the exorcism is "ain't afraidus no ghostus," which is reference to [[wikipedia:Ghostbusters (song)|''Ghostbusters'' theme]], in which one of the lines is "I ain't afraid of no ghost."
 
*One of the verses in the exorcism is "ain't afraidus no ghostus," which is reference to [[wikipedia:Ghostbusters (song)|''Ghostbusters'' theme]], in which one of the lines is "I ain't afraid of no ghost."
 
*Watching a portrait of a man and then re-watching it only to find that he's gone from the frame parallels a scene from the ''Scooby-Doo'' episode ''Haunted House Hang-Up'', where the head of the man in the portrait is gone.
 
*Watching a portrait of a man and then re-watching it only to find that he's gone from the frame parallels a scene from the ''Scooby-Doo'' episode ''Haunted House Hang-Up'', where the head of the man in the portrait is gone.
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===[[Not What He Seems]]===
 
===[[Not What He Seems]]===
 
*[[Yumberjack]] is parody of [[wikipedia:Hungry Jacks|Hungry Jacks]]. 
 
*[[Yumberjack]] is parody of [[wikipedia:Hungry Jacks|Hungry Jacks]]. 
*The reality TV show "[[Ker-Prank'd]]" is a reference to [[wikipedia:MTV|MTV]]'s ''[[wikipedia:Punk'd|Punk'd]]''.
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*The reality TV show "[[Ker-Prank'd]]" is a reference to[[wikipedia:MTV|MTV]]'s ''[[wikipedia:Punk'd|Punk'd]]''.
**[[Justin Kerprank]], the host of "Ker-Prank'd," is based off of [[wikipedia:Ashton Kutcher|Ashton Kutcher]], the original host of ''Punk'd''. Justin's first name is similar to Kutcher's, and so is his physical appearance and wardrobe.
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**[[Justin Kerprank]], the host of "Ker-Prank'd," is based off of [[wikipedia:Ashton Kutcher|Ashton Kutcher]], the original host of ''Punk'd''.
 
*One of Stan's aliases is "Alcatraz," which is the name of an infamous, retired [[wikipedia:Alcatraz Island|island prison]].
 
*One of Stan's aliases is "Alcatraz," which is the name of an infamous, retired [[wikipedia:Alcatraz Island|island prison]].
 
*When the timer is counting down, Soos says, "It's the final countdown! Just like they sung about!", referring to the song "[[wikipedia:The Final Countdown (song)|The Final Countdown]]," by [[wikipedia:Europe (band)|Europe]].
 
*When the timer is counting down, Soos says, "It's the final countdown! Just like they sung about!", referring to the song "[[wikipedia:The Final Countdown (song)|The Final Countdown]]," by [[wikipedia:Europe (band)|Europe]].

Revision as of 22:27, March 27, 2015

Contents
Episodes

Scary-okeInto the BunkerThe Golf WarSock OperaSoos and the Real GirlLittle Gift Shop of HorrorsSociety of the Blind EyeBlendin's GameThe Love GodNorthwest Mansion MysteryNot What He Seems

Episodes

Scary-oke

S2e1 stan&#039;s stash

Adult magazines

S2e1 we built this township on rock and roll

Spoof of famous songs

Into the Bunker

S2e2 blink

Sideways blink


The Golf War

S2e3 Lilliputtians

The Lilliputtians

S2e3 Polly and Big Henry

Big Henry

Sock Opera

S2e4 screaming head

Head based on Khal Drogo

S2e4 stan and mcgucket puppet

Statler and Waldorf reference

  • The title is a play on the phrase "rock opera".
  • The screaming head that Bill conjures is based on Khal Drogo from HBO's Game of Thrones.[2]
  • The preacher outfit that Bill wore is based on the character Harry Powell in The Night of the Hunter.[3]
  • Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria" is heard when the Grunkle Stan puppet flies in slow motion.
  • The Grunkle Stan and Old Man McGucket puppets in the balcony during the credits are modeled after Statler and Waldorf from The Muppet Show.
  • The scene where Dipper wakes up from his first meeting with Bill and flails his arm in a panic is an allusion to Kermit the Frog.
    • The same for Dipper's angry face as a puppet when speaking to Mabel, who finds the expression hilarious.
  • The cryptogram in the end credits references Reptilian conspiracies.

Soos and the Real Girl

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GameStop reference

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Hot Topic reference

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Stretch Armstrong, N64, Furby, Atti-cube, and NORT are all visible in Soos' room

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Allusion to Portal 2.

  • The fact that Giffany killed her creators after becoming sentient is a nod to GLaDOS from the Portal series. Giffany's animation depicting a bunch of stick figures at computers greatly resembles similar animations played in Portal 2.
  • On Giffany's screen, the binary code means "SPACEJAMTWO." This is a reference to the film Space Jam and how it may be getting a sequel sometime soon.
  • Soos says he doesn't know whether to pronounce Giffany's name as "Giffany" with a hard G, or "Jiffany". This is a reference to the common internet dispute about whether "GIF", a file format, is pronounced with a hard or soft G.
  • The ending credits sequence is a reference to the film The Hangover.
  • The cryptogram at the end slide is a parody of the theme song of the DiC/CWi dub of the anime Sailor Moon

Little Gift Shop of Horrors

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Saul Bass reference

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Game of Thrones reference

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The Creation of Adam

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Soos as Gumby

Society of the Blind Eye

Blendin's Game

  • The episode title is a reference to the book (and 2013 film) Ender's Game.
  • Some signs in the background in the future say "The Time Baby is Watching," a reference to George Orwell's book 1984, in which numerous signs say "Big Brother is watching".
  • Lolph and Dundgren are based on the actor Dolph Lundgren, and their uniforms are similar to the outfit worn by Lundgren's character Andrew Scott (aka GR13) in the film Universal Soldier.[citation needed]
  • Soos has a poster of Michael Jackson's 1988 film Moonwalker in his room as a child.
  • The water gun Robbie uses is a Super Soaker.[citation needed]
  • Some games of Globnar trials are references to: TRON (glowing cycle races), American Gladiators (the joust), Colosseum-style battling, parkour, Jenga, etc.
  • When Mabel thinks they are in Japan, this is a reference to the many TV shows similar to Globnar where teams are pitted against each other to earn points and prizes.
  • The cipher key "capacitor" is an allusion to the "flux capacitor," which made time travel possible in the Back to the Future movie trilogy.
  • The Globnar arena is inspired by the board game Crossfire.

The Love God

Northwest Mansion Mystery

  • The show "Ghost Harassers" is a reference to the movie Ghostbusters. Dipper also mentions "bust[ing] ghosts" several times in the episode.
  • Used to be About History Channel is a reference to the History Channel. The logo is also similar to the History Channel logo. The name is also a reference to how the channel very rarely runs any actual historical documentaries anymore.
  • The basketball player is a spoof of the Oregon Ducks, a college team for many sports.
  • In the scene where Dipper and Pacifica are hiding from the Lumberjack ghost, a painting is seen on the wall depicting a duck hunt. The way in which it is presented is an allusion to Nintendo's Duck Hunt from 1984.
  • When Dipper mentions the scale of ghosts' malevolence, he opens to a page with a childlike ghost designed very similarly to Casper the Friendly Ghost.
  • When Dipper is flipping through Journal 3, a page on Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street can be seen.
    • The scene where the lumberjack ghost is about to grab Pacifica from behind the curtain draped over the painting is a reference to a similar scene in A Nightmare on Elm Street.[citation needed]
  • One of the verses in the exorcism is "ain't afraidus no ghostus," which is reference to Ghostbusters theme, in which one of the lines is "I ain't afraid of no ghost."
  • Watching a portrait of a man and then re-watching it only to find that he's gone from the frame parallels a scene from the Scooby-Doo episode Haunted House Hang-Up, where the head of the man in the portrait is gone.

Not What He Seems

References

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  3. Robert Ryan Cory; Gravi-teamfalls (September 15, 2014). Tumblr Post ID: 97543114343. Tumblr. “Gravity Falls; Sock Opera Rough Designs”
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