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(Episodes: Not everything to do with animitronics has to do with Rockafire Explosion; also, a reference has to be a specific thing, not a thing like "Japanese game shows")
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[[#Scary-oke|Scary-oke]] • [[#Into the Bunker|Into the Bunker]] • [[#The Golf War|The Golf War]] • [[#Sock Opera|Sock Opera]] • [[#Soos and the Real Girl|Soos and the Real Girl]] • [[#Little Gift Shop of Horrors|Little Gift Shop of Horrors]] • [[#Society of the Blind Eye|Society of the Blind Eye]] • [[#Blendin's Game|Blendin's Game]] • [[#The Love God|The Love God]] • [[#Northwest Mansion Mystery|Northwest Mansion Mystery]] • [[#Not What He Seems|Not What He Seems]] • [[#A Tale of Two Stans|A Tale of Two Stans]] • [[#Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons|Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons]] • [[#The Stanchurian Candidate|The Stanchurian Candidate]] • [[#The Last Mabelcorn|The Last Mabelcorn]] • [[#Roadside Attraction|Roadside Attraction]] • [[#Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future|Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future]]
 
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==Episodes==
 
==Episodes==
 
===[[Scary-oke]]===
 
===[[Scary-oke]]===
 
[[File:S2e1 stan's stash.png|thumb|Adult magazines.]]
 
[[File:S2e1 stan's stash.png|thumb|Adult magazines.]]
 
[[File:S2e1 we built this township on rock and roll.png|thumb|Spoof of famous songs.]]
 
[[File:S2e1 we built this township on rock and roll.png|thumb|Spoof of famous songs.]]
*Agent Powers' claim to have no sense of humor is an allusion to ''[[Wikipedia:Men in Black (film)|Men in Black]]'', wherein Agent K says, "We at the FBI do not have a sense of humor we're aware of."
 
*A ''[[Wikipedia:Tamagotchi|Tamagotchi]]'' and a ''[[Wikipedia:Street Sharks|Street Sharks]]'' doll are inside Stan's contraband box.
 
 
*Two songs on Mabel's karaoke machine ("We Built This Township on Rock and Roll" and "Danger Lane to Highway Town") are references to "[[Wikipedia:We Built this City|We Built this City]]" by [[Wikipedia:Starship (band)|Starship]] and "[[Wikipedia:Danger Zone (song)|Danger Zone]]" by [[Wikipedia:Kenny Loggins|Kenny Loggins]].
 
*Two songs on Mabel's karaoke machine ("We Built This Township on Rock and Roll" and "Danger Lane to Highway Town") are references to "[[Wikipedia:We Built this City|We Built this City]]" by [[Wikipedia:Starship (band)|Starship]] and "[[Wikipedia:Danger Zone (song)|Danger Zone]]" by [[Wikipedia:Kenny Loggins|Kenny Loggins]].
 
*MC Rapper is a parody of rapper [[Wikipedia:MC Hammer|MC Hammer]].
 
*MC Rapper is a parody of rapper [[Wikipedia:MC Hammer|MC Hammer]].
 
*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. 
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*Agent Powers' claim to have no sense of humor is an allusion to ''[[Wikipedia:Men in Black (film)|Men in Black]]'', wherein Agent K says, "We at the FBI do not have a sense of humor we're aware of."
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*Stan's contraband box contains a ''[[Wikipedia:Tamagotchi|Tamagotchi]]'' and a ''[[Wikipedia:Street Sharks|Street Sharks]]'' doll.
 
*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 show [[Soos Ramirez|Soos]] was watching, "Gossiping Housewives," is a reference to the TV series ''[[wikipedia:Desperate Housewives|Desperate Housewives]]''.
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* The show [[Soos Ramirez|Soos]] is watching, "Gossiping Housewives," is a reference to the TV series ''[[wikipedia:Desperate Housewives|Desperate Housewives]]''.
   
 
===[[Into the Bunker]]===
 
===[[Into the Bunker]]===
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===[[The Golf War]]===
 
===[[The Golf War]]===
 
[[File:S2e3 Lilliputtians.png|thumb|The Lilliputtians.]]
 
[[File:S2e3 Lilliputtians.png|thumb|The Lilliputtians.]]
 
 
*The title "The Golf War" is a play on words referencing the [[Wikipedia:Gulf War|Gulf War]] from 1990-91.
 
*The title "The Golf War" is a play on words referencing the [[Wikipedia:Gulf War|Gulf War]] from 1990-91.
 
*One of the obstacles at [[Ye Royal Discount Putt Hutt]] is a large shoe house, a reference to the nursery rhyme "[[Wikipedia:There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe|There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe]]."
 
*One of the obstacles at [[Ye Royal Discount Putt Hutt]] is a large shoe house, a reference to the nursery rhyme "[[Wikipedia:There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe|There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe]]."
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*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>{{Cite web |url=http://robertryancory.tumblr.com/post/97554503088/so-what-was-the-story-behind-designing-the-head |title=Tumblr Post ID: 97554503088 |accessdate= |author=[[Robertryan Cory|Cory, Robertryan]] |date= |quote=}}[[Category:Lists]]</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>{{Cite web |url=http://robertryancory.tumblr.com/post/97554503088/so-what-was-the-story-behind-designing-the-head |title=Tumblr Post ID: 97554503088 |accessdate= |author=[[Robertryan Cory|Cory, Robertryan]] |date= |quote=}}[[Category:Lists]]</ref>
 
* The outfit Candy wears during the show is based off of the outfit worn by [[wikipedia:David Bowie|David Bowie]] during the music video for his song "[[wikipedia:Ziggy Stardust (song)|Ziggy Stardust]]."<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://anirami84.tumblr.com/post/97146170141/some-of-the-first-real-designs-i-did-for-gravity |title=Tumblr Post ID: 97146170141 |accessdate=August 15, 2015 |author=[[Stephanie Ramirez|Ramirez, Stephanie]] |date=September 10, 2014}}</ref>
 
* The outfit Candy wears during the show is based off of the outfit worn by [[wikipedia:David Bowie|David Bowie]] during the music video for his song "[[wikipedia:Ziggy Stardust (song)|Ziggy Stardust]]."<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://anirami84.tumblr.com/post/97146170141/some-of-the-first-real-designs-i-did-for-gravity |title=Tumblr Post ID: 97146170141 |accessdate=August 15, 2015 |author=[[Stephanie Ramirez|Ramirez, Stephanie]] |date=September 10, 2014}}</ref>
*The preacher outfit that Bill wears is based on the character Harry Powell from ''[[Wikipedia:The Night of the Hunter (film)|The Night of the Hunter]]''.<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://gravi-teamfalls.tumblr.com/post/97543114343/robertryancory-gravity-falls-sock-opera-rough |title= Tumblr Post ID: 97543114343 |accessdate= |author=[[Robertryan Cory|Cory, Robertryan]]; Gravi-teamfalls |date=September 15, 2014 |quote=Gravity Falls; Sock Opera Rough Designs}}</ref>
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*The preacher outfit that Bill wears during the show is based on the character Harry Powell from ''[[Wikipedia:The Night of the Hunter (film)|The Night of the Hunter]]''.<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://gravi-teamfalls.tumblr.com/post/97543114343/robertryancory-gravity-falls-sock-opera-rough |title= Tumblr Post ID: 97543114343 |accessdate= |author=[[Robertryan Cory|Cory, Robertryan]]; Gravi-teamfalls |date=September 15, 2014 |quote=Gravity Falls; Sock Opera Rough Designs}}</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:Franz Schubert|Franz Schubert's]] "[[Ave Maria]]" is heard when the Stan puppet flies in slow motion.
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*[[Wikipedia:Franz Schubert|Franz Schubert's]] "[[Ave Maria]]" is heard when the Stan puppet falls in slow motion.
 
*The Stan and Old Man McGucket puppets in the balcony during the credits are modeled after [[w:c:muppet:Statler and Waldorf|Statler and Waldorf]] from ''[[Wikipedia:The Muppet Show|The Muppet Show]]''.
 
*The Stan and Old Man McGucket puppets in the balcony during the credits are modeled after [[w:c:muppet:Statler and Waldorf|Statler and Waldorf]] from ''[[Wikipedia:The Muppet Show|The Muppet Show]]''.
 
*The cryptogram in the end credits references [[Wikipedia:Reptilians|Reptilian conspiracies]].
 
*The cryptogram in the end credits references [[Wikipedia:Reptilians|Reptilian conspiracies]].
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**A ''[[Wikipedia:Godzilla|Godzilla]]'' action figure.
 
**A ''[[Wikipedia:Godzilla|Godzilla]]'' action figure.
 
**A [[Wikipedia:Nintendo 64|Nintendo 64 console]] and controller.
 
**A [[Wikipedia:Nintendo 64|Nintendo 64 console]] and controller.
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**A poster, "HE'S GOT ATTI-CUBE," which 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]].
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[[File:S2e5 programmers.png|thumb|Allusion to Portal 2.]]
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*The cardboard cutout that Soos knocks over is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Lara Croft|Lara Croft]] of the ''[[Wikipedia:Tomb Raider|Tomb Raider]]'' series.
 
*Will E. Badger's name is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Chuck E. Cheese's|Chuck E. Cheese's]].
 
*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}}
 
 
*Stan saying "I'm gonna get that badger," is a reference to the famous, recurring line said by [[wikipedia:Elmer Fudd|Elmer Fudd]] about [[wikipedia:Bugs Bunny|Bugs Bunny]]: "I'm gonna get that wabbit (rabbit)."
 
*Stan saying "I'm gonna get that badger," is a reference to the famous, recurring line said by [[wikipedia:Elmer Fudd|Elmer Fudd]] about [[wikipedia:Bugs Bunny|Bugs Bunny]]: "I'm gonna get that wabbit (rabbit)."
*The song during the credits is sung in the style of [[Wikipedia:Lil' Jon|Lil' Jon]].{{Citation needed}}
 
*The cardboard cutout that Soos knocks over is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Lara Croft|Lara Croft]] of the ''[[Wikipedia:Tomb Raider|Tomb Raider]]'' series.
 
*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]].
 
[[File:S2e5 programmers.png|thumb|Allusion to Portal 2.]]
 
 
*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]]''.
 
*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.
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*On Giffany's screen, the binary code translates to "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.
 
*When Soos mentioned that Giffany's father is the "octopus man," this is the reference to the tentacle [[wikipedia:Hentai|Hentai]].
 
*When Soos mentioned that Giffany's father is the "octopus man," this is the reference to the tentacle [[wikipedia:Hentai|Hentai]].
*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 cryptogram at the end slide is a parody of the theme song of the DiC/CWi dub of the anime ''[[Wikipedia:Sailor Moon|Sailor Moon]]''. "WINNING HEARTS BY DAYLIGHT! / POSSESSING ROBOTS BY MOONLIGHT! / HER EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE IS A REAL FRIGHT! / SHE HAS THE ONE NAME GIFFANY." Similarly, the first four lines of the DiC/CWi's ''Sailor Moon'' theme song are "Fighting evil by moonlight / Winning love by daylight / Never running from a real fight! (or 'With her Sailor Scouts to help fight' in a later verse) / She is the one named Sailor Moon!"
 
*The cryptogram at the end slide is a parody of the theme song of the DiC/CWi dub of the anime ''[[Wikipedia:Sailor Moon|Sailor Moon]]''. "WINNING HEARTS BY DAYLIGHT! / POSSESSING ROBOTS BY MOONLIGHT! / HER EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE IS A REAL FRIGHT! / SHE HAS THE ONE NAME GIFFANY." Similarly, the first four lines of the DiC/CWi's ''Sailor Moon'' theme song are "Fighting evil by moonlight / Winning love by daylight / Never running from a real fight! (or 'With her Sailor Scouts to help fight' in a later verse) / She is the one named Sailor Moon!"
 
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===[[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]]''.
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*The episode's 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]]'', in which numerous signs say "Big Brother is watching".
 
*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]]''.
 
*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]]''.
 
*Soos had a poster of [[Wikipedia:Michael Jackson|Michael Jackson's]] 1988 film ''[[Wikipedia:Moonwalker|Moonwalker]]'' in his room as a child.
 
*Soos had a poster of [[Wikipedia:Michael Jackson|Michael Jackson's]] 1988 film ''[[Wikipedia:Moonwalker|Moonwalker]]'' in his room as a child.
 
*Some games of [[Globnar]] trials are references to: ''TRON'' (glowing cycle races), ''[[wikipedia:American Gladiators|American Gladiators]]'' (the joust), ''[[wikipedia:Jenga|Jenga]]'', etc.{{Citation needed}}
 
*Some games of [[Globnar]] trials are references to: ''TRON'' (glowing cycle races), ''[[wikipedia:American Gladiators|American Gladiators]]'' (the joust), ''[[wikipedia:Jenga|Jenga]]'', etc.{{Citation needed}}
*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.
   
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*The name of the episode is an allusion to one of Don Knotts' movies, ''[[Wikipedia:The Love God?|The Love God?]]''
 
*The name of the episode is an allusion to one of Don Knotts' movies, ''[[Wikipedia:The Love God?|The Love God?]]''
 
*[[Woodstick]] is a parody of the music festival [[wikipedia:Woodstock|Woodstock]].
 
*[[Woodstick]] is a parody of the music festival [[wikipedia:Woodstock|Woodstock]].
*The two artists listed before the Love God on Tambry's phone, Scarves Indoors and Wood Grain on Everything, reference trends in [[wikipedia:Hipster (contemporary subculture)|hipster subculture]].
 
 
*The [[Valentino Funeral Home]] doorbell is "[[wikipedia:Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565|Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565]]" by [[wikipedia:Johann Sebastian Bach|Johann Sebastian Bach]].
 
*The [[Valentino Funeral Home]] doorbell is "[[wikipedia:Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565|Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565]]" by [[wikipedia:Johann Sebastian Bach|Johann Sebastian Bach]].
 
*One of the dolls used by Mabel to represent a "Maybe" for Robbie is a doll representing June from [[wikipedia:KaBlam!|''KaBLAM!'']]
 
*One of the dolls used by Mabel to represent a "Maybe" for Robbie is a doll representing June from [[wikipedia:KaBlam!|''KaBLAM!'']]
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*Tambry's photo is the popular [[wikipedia:Duckface|duckface]].
 
*Tambry's photo is the popular [[wikipedia:Duckface|duckface]].
 
*When Mabel talked with "that guy from the ten dollar bill," she was referring to [[wikipedia:Alexander Hamilton|Alexander Hamilton]].
 
*When Mabel talked with "that guy from the ten dollar bill," she was referring to [[wikipedia:Alexander Hamilton|Alexander Hamilton]].
*Tambry's text alert tone is the [[Bits]] & Bytes]] tone.
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*Tambry's text alert tone is the Bits & Bytes tone.
   
 
===[[Northwest Mansion Mystery]]===
 
===[[Northwest Mansion Mystery]]===
*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 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.
*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''.
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*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.
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*In 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''.
   
 
===[[Not What He Seems]]===
 
===[[Not What He Seems]]===
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===[[A Tale of Two Stans]]===
 
===[[A Tale of Two Stans]]===
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[[File:S2E12 College Ford Thinking With the Greats.png|thumb|College Ford Thinking With the Greats.]]
 
*The title of this episode is a reference to ''[[wikipedia:A Tale of Two Cities|A Tale of Two Cities]]'' by Charles Dickens.
 
*The title of this episode is a reference to ''[[wikipedia:A Tale of Two Cities|A Tale of Two Cities]]'' by Charles Dickens.
*Furthuring the Apple Computers / Fiddleford H. McGucket connection is the fact that his and Steve Jobs' houses are virtually identical.[[File:S2E12 McGucket Steve Jobs House.jpg|thumb]]
 
 
*The "Mothgar" poster in Stanley and Stanford's childhood room is based on the American theatrical poster for the 1961 film ''[[wikipedia:Mothra (film)|Mothra]]''.
 
*The "Mothgar" poster in Stanley and Stanford's childhood room is based on the American theatrical poster for the 1961 film ''[[wikipedia:Mothra (film)|Mothra]]''.
*There is a poster in McGucket's old home, which shows a colorful, bitten-off strawberry similar to the Apple logo, and the words "Ponder alternatively," which is a play on Apple's slogan "Think differently."
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*The "Sham Total" is a parody of "Shamwow!"
*The "Sham Total" is a parody of "Shamwow!."
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*Posters of ''[[wikipedia:Nicola Tesla|Nicola Tesla]]'' and ''[[wikipedia:Carl Sagan |Carl Sagan]],'' are on Ford's dorm room wall.
*One of Mabel's drawings reads "What Hath Science Wrought?" a reference to "[[wikipedia:What hath God wrought|What hath God wrought?]]" a phrase from the [[wikipedia:Book of Numbers|Book of Numbers]].
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*McGucket's house is virtually identical to Steve Jobs' house.[[File:S2E12 McGucket Steve Jobs House.jpg|thumb]]
[[File:S2E12 College Ford Thinking With the Greats.png|thumb|College Ford Thinking With the Greats.]]
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**There is a poster in McGucket's old home, which shows a colorful, bitten-off strawberry similar to the Apple logo, and the words "Ponder alternatively," which is a play on Apple's slogan "Think differently."
*College Ford was shown in learning progression montage. During that montage, two posters are shown on his dorm room wall. They are the iconic ''[[wikipedia:Nicola Tesla|Nicola Tesla]]'' and ''[[wikipedia:Carl Sagan |Carl Sagan]],'' two great thinkers and doers of recent history.
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*One of Mabel's drawings reads "What Hath Science Wrought?" a reference to "[[wikipedia:What hath God wrought|What hath God wrought?]]," a phrase from the [[wikipedia:Book of Numbers|Book of Numbers]].
   
 
===[[Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons]]===
 
===[[Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons]]===
 
* The title and the game in this episode is a parody of the popular role-playing game ''[[wikipedia:Dungeons & Dragons|Dungeons &amp; Dragons]]''.
 
* The title and the game in this episode is a parody of the popular role-playing game ''[[wikipedia:Dungeons & Dragons|Dungeons &amp; Dragons]]''.
 
** Like D&D, Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons use an assortment of [[Wikipedia:Dice#Non-cubical_dicepolyhedron|polyhedron dice]].
 
** Like D&D, Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons use an assortment of [[Wikipedia:Dice#Non-cubical_dicepolyhedron|polyhedron dice]].
** The 38-sided die is based on, and resembles, the 20-sided [[Wikipedia:Icosahedron|icosahedron]] die used in Dungeons & Dragons to resolve most rolls. There are no 38-sided die used in any real life RPGs; the closest is a [[Wikipedia:Rhombic triacontahedron|30-sided die]], but this an unusually rare and impractical type of die.
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** The 38-sided die is based on the 20-sided [[Wikipedia:Icosahedron|icosahedron]] die used in Dungeons & Dragons to resolve most rolls. There are no 38-sided die used in any real life RPGs; the closest is a [[Wikipedia:Rhombic triacontahedron|30-sided die]], but this an unusually rare and impractical type of die.
** Dipper's mentioning Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons' '90s marketing campaign is a reference to how the company of D&D, TSR Inc., aggressively marketed D&D in '90s to keep up with the growth of other RPGs on the market, and many poor business decisions that drove TSR Inc. into bankruptcy.{{Citation needed}}
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* [[Cheese Boodles]] are a parody of the snack food [[wikipedia:Cheez Doodles|Cheez Doodles]].
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* FCLORP (Foam and Cardboard Legitimate Outdoor Role-Play) is similar to [[Wikipedia:Live action role-playing game|LARP]] (Live-Action Role-Playing); an offshoot of table-top role-playing that uses physical play instead of dice.
 
*The font used for the title of "[[Diggity Dungeons & All That]]," resembles the title art of ''[[wikipedia:The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air|The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air]]''.
 
*The font used for the title of "[[Diggity Dungeons & All That]]," resembles the title art of ''[[wikipedia:The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air|The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air]]''.
 
* Stan describes ''Duck-tective'' as: "A TV show that has big mystery elements and jokes that go over kid's head's" which is ironically what ''[[Gravity Falls (TV Series)|Gravity Falls]]'' is.
 
* Stan describes ''Duck-tective'' as: "A TV show that has big mystery elements and jokes that go over kid's head's" which is ironically what ''[[Gravity Falls (TV Series)|Gravity Falls]]'' is.
* When the Pines family along with Soos and Grenda show disappointment for the ''Duck-tective'' season finale's plot twist. Soos mentions predicting it a year ago which is a reference to "Stan's twin brother theory" where fans of the series predicted that Stan had a twin brother, which was later confirmed in "Not What He Seems."
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** When the Pines family along with Soos and Grenda show disappointment for the ''Duck-tective'' season finale's plot twist. Soos mentions predicting it a year ago, which is a reference to how fans of the series predicted that Stan had a twin brother, which was later confirmed in "Not What He Seems." 
* When Stan swats a fairy on his back, she says "Hey! Look! Listen!" The line references Navi the fairy's frequently repeated vocalizations in ''[[Wikipedia:The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]]''.
 
* [[Cheese Boodles]] are a parody of the snack food [[wikipedia:Cheez Doodles|Cheez Doodles]]. 
 
* FCLORP (Foam and Cardboard Legitimate Outdoor Role-Play) is similar to [[Wikipedia:Live action role-playing game|LARP]] (Live-Action Role-Playing); an offshoot of table-top role-playing that uses physical play instead of dice.
 
* The [[Hot Elf]] is a reference to Legolas from the ''[[Wikipedia:The Lord of the Rings (film_series)|Lord of the Rings]]'' movies.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://twitter.com/EmmyCic/status/628378307243978753 |title=Tweet Number 628378307243978753 |accessdate=August 3, 2015 |author=[[Emmy Cicierega|Cicierega, Emmy]] |date=August 3, 2015}}</ref>
 
* "We all know where we were when we learned Duck-tective was shot" is a reference to how people say that they remember where they were when they heard that [[Wikipedia:John F. Kennedy|John F. Kennedy]] was assassinated.{{Citation needed}}
 
* The Hot Elf saying "Excelsi-whatever" is a reference to Stan Lee's "Excelsior!" line.
 
 
* The fantasy names posted up on the boards in the living room by Dipper and Ford are all parodies of names from "The Flight of Dragons," an animated movie adaptation of Gordon R. Dickson's book "The Dragon and the George." ([[Jason Ritter|Jason Ritter's]] father, John Ritter, was the voice the protagonist, Peter Dickenson, in the movie.)
 
* The fantasy names posted up on the boards in the living room by Dipper and Ford are all parodies of names from "The Flight of Dragons," an animated movie adaptation of Gordon R. Dickson's book "The Dragon and the George." ([[Jason Ritter|Jason Ritter's]] father, John Ritter, was the voice the protagonist, Peter Dickenson, in the movie.)
 
** Gorbasch -- there's a human/dragon character named Gorbash in both the book and movie.
 
** Gorbasch -- there's a human/dragon character named Gorbash in both the book and movie.
 
** Smerghol -- Smrgol, another dragon from the movie adaptation.
 
** Smerghol -- Smrgol, another dragon from the movie adaptation.
 
** Omhadawn -- the evil wizard Ommadon, from the movie adaptation.
 
** Omhadawn -- the evil wizard Ommadon, from the movie adaptation.
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* The [[Hot Elf]] is a reference to Legolas from the ''[[Wikipedia:The Lord of the Rings (film_series)|Lord of the Rings]]'' movies.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://twitter.com/EmmyCic/status/628378307243978753 |title=Tweet Number 628378307243978753 |accessdate=August 3, 2015 |author=[[Emmy Cicierega|Cicierega, Emmy]] |date=August 3, 2015}}</ref>
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* The Hot Elf saying "Excelsi-whatever" is a reference to Stan Lee's "Excelsior!" line.
   
 
===[[The Stanchurian Candidate]]===
 
===[[The Stanchurian Candidate]]===
 
* The episode's title is a reference to the 1959 [[wikipedia:Richard Condon|Richard Condon]] novel ''[[wikipedia:The Manchurian Candidate|The Manchurian Candidate]]'', which was adapted into a [[wikipedia:The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film)|1962 film]] and [[wikipedia:The Manchurian Candidate (2004 film)|2004 film]] of the same name. Incidentally, it was also about mind-controlling a political candidate.
 
* The episode's title is a reference to the 1959 [[wikipedia:Richard Condon|Richard Condon]] novel ''[[wikipedia:The Manchurian Candidate|The Manchurian Candidate]]'', which was adapted into a [[wikipedia:The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film)|1962 film]] and [[wikipedia:The Manchurian Candidate (2004 film)|2004 film]] of the same name. Incidentally, it was also about mind-controlling a political candidate.
* Grunkle Stan's campaign slogan "Yes We Stan" parodies [[Wikipedia:Barack Obama|Barack Obama's]] 2008 tag "Yes We Can."
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* Stan's campaign slogan "Yes We Stan" parodies [[Wikipedia:Barack Obama|Barack Obama's]] 2008 tag "Yes We Can."
 
[[File:S2e14 meming fast.png|thumb|right|Stan's internet meme.]]
 
[[File:S2e14 meming fast.png|thumb|right|Stan's internet meme.]]
 
* Stan's "One does not simply" meme is a reference to the popular internet [[w:c:meme:One Does Not Simply Guy|meme]] of the same name, both of which are based on a quote from the [[wikipedia:The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring|first ''Lord of The Rings'' movie]], in which [[wikipedia:Boromir|Boromir]] says, "One does not simply walk into [[wikipedia:Mordor|Mordor]]."
 
* Stan's "One does not simply" meme is a reference to the popular internet [[w:c:meme:One Does Not Simply Guy|meme]] of the same name, both of which are based on a quote from the [[wikipedia:The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring|first ''Lord of The Rings'' movie]], in which [[wikipedia:Boromir|Boromir]] says, "One does not simply walk into [[wikipedia:Mordor|Mordor]]."
* Stan walking down Main Street is a parody of the "Staying Alive" scene from the film ''[[wikipedia:Saturday Night Fever|Saturday Night Fever]]''.
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* Stan walking down Main Street is similar to the "Staying Alive" scene from the film ''[[wikipedia:Saturday Night Fever|Saturday Night Fever]]''.
 
* The monitor worn by Bud Gleeful is based off of Krang from ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles''.<ref>{{Cite web |url=https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/636014572789325825 |title=Tweet Number 636014572789325825 |accessdate=August 26, 2015 |author=[[Alex Hirsch|Hirsch, Alex]] |date=August 24, 2015}}</ref>
 
* The monitor worn by Bud Gleeful is based off of Krang from ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles''.<ref>{{Cite web |url=https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/636014572789325825 |title=Tweet Number 636014572789325825 |accessdate=August 26, 2015 |author=[[Alex Hirsch|Hirsch, Alex]] |date=August 24, 2015}}</ref>
 
* The poster in Gideon's cell of a picture of a cat hanging onto a branch that reads "HOLD ON TO THAT BRANCH OR DIE, CAT!" is a reference to a well-known poster of a cat hanging from a branch that reads "HANG IN THERE."
 
* The poster in Gideon's cell of a picture of a cat hanging onto a branch that reads "HOLD ON TO THAT BRANCH OR DIE, CAT!" is a reference to a well-known poster of a cat hanging from a branch that reads "HANG IN THERE."
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* The episode's title and the [[unicorns]] are a reference to the 1982 film ''[[wikipedia:The Last Unicorn (film)|The Last Unicorn]]''.<ref>{{Cite web |url=https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/641305846031511552 |title=Tweet Number 641305846031511552 |accessdate=September 8, 2015 |author=[[Alex Hirsch|Hirsch, Alex]] |date=September 8, 2015}}</ref>
 
* The episode's title and the [[unicorns]] are a reference to the 1982 film ''[[wikipedia:The Last Unicorn (film)|The Last Unicorn]]''.<ref>{{Cite web |url=https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/641305846031511552 |title=Tweet Number 641305846031511552 |accessdate=September 8, 2015 |author=[[Alex Hirsch|Hirsch, Alex]] |date=September 8, 2015}}</ref>
* The episode's vigenère key, "SCHMENDRICK" is the name of a bumbling wizard who was a major character in ''The Last Unicorn'' (both in the book by Peter S. Beagle and the animated adaptation).
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** The episode's vigenère key, "SCHMENDRICK" is the name of a bumbling wizard who was a major character in ''The Last Unicorn'' (both in the book by Peter S. Beagle and the animated adaptation).
 
* Dipper is seen with a book titled ''The Sibling Bros'', a spoof of the novel series ''[[wikipedia:The Hardy Boys|The Hardy Boys]]''.
 
* Dipper is seen with a book titled ''The Sibling Bros'', a spoof of the novel series ''[[wikipedia:The Hardy Boys|The Hardy Boys]]''.
 
* Various board games that Dipper and Mabel find in the closet are references to other games:
 
* Various board games that Dipper and Mabel find in the closet are references to other games:
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===[[Roadside Attraction]]===
 
===[[Roadside Attraction]]===
*The lumberjack statue in front of [[Mystery Mountain]] is an allusion to a giant lumberjack in American folklore, [[wikipedia:Paul Bunyan|Paul Bunyan]].
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*[[Emma Sue]]'s email, "kewlgrl@jeemail-dot-crom," is a reference to Google's email service, [[wikipedia:Gmail|Gmail]].
*[[Emma Sue|Emma Sue's]] email, "kewlgrl@jeemail-dot-crom," is a reference to Google's email service, [[wikipedia:Gmail|Gmail]].
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*A [[wikipedia:Paul Bunyan|Paul Bunyan]] statue is at the entrance to [[Mystery Mountain]].
 
*The geyser at Mystery Mountain, Old Reliable, is a reference to [[wikipedia:Old Faithful|Old Faithful]] in [[wikipedia:Yellowstone National Park|Yellowstone National Park]]. 
 
*The geyser at Mystery Mountain, Old Reliable, is a reference to [[wikipedia:Old Faithful|Old Faithful]] in [[wikipedia:Yellowstone National Park|Yellowstone National Park]]. 
 
*The cryptogram in the credits describes the plot of the 1993 film ''[[wikipedia:Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey|Homeward Bound]].''
 
*The cryptogram in the credits describes the plot of the 1993 film ''[[wikipedia:Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey|Homeward Bound]].''
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===[[Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future]]===
 
===[[Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future]]===
 
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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.

Sock Opera

S2e4 screaming head

Head based on Khal Drogo.

S2e4 stan and mcgucket puppet

Statler and Waldorf reference.

Soos and the Real Girl

S2e5 beeblyboop&#039;s

GameStop reference.

S2e5 edgy on purpose

Hot Topic reference.

S2e5 soos room daytime

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

S2e5 programmers

Allusion to Portal 2.

  • The cardboard cutout that Soos knocks over is a parody of Lara Croft of the Tomb Raider series.
  • Will E. Badger's name is a parody of Chuck E. Cheese's.
  • Stan saying "I'm gonna get that badger," is a reference to the famous, recurring line said by Elmer Fudd about Bugs Bunny: "I'm gonna get that wabbit (rabbit)."
  • 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 translates to "SPACEJAMTWO." This is a reference to the film Space Jam and how it may be getting a sequel sometime soon.
  • When Soos mentioned that Giffany's father is the "octopus man," this is the reference to the tentacle Hentai.
  • The cryptogram at the end slide is a parody of the theme song of the DiC/CWi dub of the anime Sailor Moon. "WINNING HEARTS BY DAYLIGHT! / POSSESSING ROBOTS BY MOONLIGHT! / HER EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE IS A REAL FRIGHT! / SHE HAS THE ONE NAME GIFFANY." Similarly, the first four lines of the DiC/CWi's Sailor Moon theme song are "Fighting evil by moonlight / Winning love by daylight / Never running from a real fight! (or 'With her Sailor Scouts to help fight' in a later verse) / She is the one named Sailor Moon!"

Little Gift Shop of Horrors

S2e6 hands off

Saul Bass reference.

S2e6 hands touching

The Creation of Adam.

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S2e6 gumby soos

Soos as Gumby.

Society of the Blind Eye

Blendin's Game

  • The episode's 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.
  • Soos had a poster of Michael Jackson's 1988 film Moonwalker in his room as a child.
  • Some games of Globnar trials are references to: TRON (glowing cycle races), American Gladiators (the joust), Jenga, etc.[citation needed]
  • 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 Love God

Northwest Mansion Mystery

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In 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.

Not What He Seems

A Tale of Two Stans

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  • The title of this episode is a reference to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
  • The "Mothgar" poster in Stanley and Stanford's childhood room is based on the American theatrical poster for the 1961 film Mothra.
  • The "Sham Total" is a parody of "Shamwow!"
  • Posters of Nicola Tesla and Carl Sagan, are on Ford's dorm room wall.
  • McGucket's house is virtually identical to Steve Jobs' house.
    S2E12 McGucket Steve Jobs House
    • There is a poster in McGucket's old home, which shows a colorful, bitten-off strawberry similar to the Apple logo, and the words "Ponder alternatively," which is a play on Apple's slogan "Think differently."
  • One of Mabel's drawings reads "What Hath Science Wrought?" a reference to "What hath God wrought?," a phrase from the Book of Numbers.

Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons

  • The title and the game in this episode is a parody of the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
    • Like D&D, Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons use an assortment of polyhedron dice.
    • The 38-sided die is based on the 20-sided icosahedron die used in Dungeons & Dragons to resolve most rolls. There are no 38-sided die used in any real life RPGs; the closest is a 30-sided die, but this an unusually rare and impractical type of die.
  • Cheese Boodles are a parody of the snack food Cheez Doodles.
  • FCLORP (Foam and Cardboard Legitimate Outdoor Role-Play) is similar to LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing); an offshoot of table-top role-playing that uses physical play instead of dice.
  • The font used for the title of "Diggity Dungeons & All That," resembles the title art of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • Stan describes Duck-tective as: "A TV show that has big mystery elements and jokes that go over kid's head's" which is ironically what Gravity Falls is.
    • When the Pines family along with Soos and Grenda show disappointment for the Duck-tective season finale's plot twist. Soos mentions predicting it a year ago, which is a reference to how fans of the series predicted that Stan had a twin brother, which was later confirmed in "Not What He Seems." 
  • The fantasy names posted up on the boards in the living room by Dipper and Ford are all parodies of names from "The Flight of Dragons," an animated movie adaptation of Gordon R. Dickson's book "The Dragon and the George." (Jason Ritter's father, John Ritter, was the voice the protagonist, Peter Dickenson, in the movie.)
    • Gorbasch -- there's a human/dragon character named Gorbash in both the book and movie.
    • Smerghol -- Smrgol, another dragon from the movie adaptation.
    • Omhadawn -- the evil wizard Ommadon, from the movie adaptation.
  • The Hot Elf is a reference to Legolas from the Lord of the Rings movies.[4]
  • The Hot Elf saying "Excelsi-whatever" is a reference to Stan Lee's "Excelsior!" line.

The Stanchurian Candidate

S2e14 meming fast

Stan's internet meme.

  • Stan's "One does not simply" meme is a reference to the popular internet meme of the same name, both of which are based on a quote from the first Lord of The Rings movie, in which Boromir says, "One does not simply walk into Mordor."
  • Stan walking down Main Street is similar to the "Staying Alive" scene from the film Saturday Night Fever.
  • The monitor worn by Bud Gleeful is based off of Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.[5]
  • The poster in Gideon's cell of a picture of a cat hanging onto a branch that reads "HOLD ON TO THAT BRANCH OR DIE, CAT!" is a reference to a well-known poster of a cat hanging from a branch that reads "HANG IN THERE."

The Last Mabelcorn

  • The episode's title and the unicorns are a reference to the 1982 film The Last Unicorn.[6]
    • The episode's vigenère key, "SCHMENDRICK" is the name of a bumbling wizard who was a major character in The Last Unicorn (both in the book by Peter S. Beagle and the animated adaptation).
  • Dipper is seen with a book titled The Sibling Bros, a spoof of the novel series The Hardy Boys.
  • Various board games that Dipper and Mabel find in the closet are references to other games:
S2e15 - Stans board games

Stan's various board games.

Roadside Attraction

Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future


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