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In BFDI, there are many references to real life things and other object shows.

BFDI

  • In "Take the Plunge":
    • When the Announcer mentioned robot servants in the first part, the claws are similar to the one in The Demented Cartoon Movie.

      These claws look familiar...

    • In the second part, Firey shouts out "TROGDOR!" when trying to decide on the team name for what would become the Squishy Cherries, a reference to an iconic character from Homestar Runner.
    • When the team symbols are first shown, they are similar to those found in the Total Drama series.
  • In "Barriers and Pitfalls":
    • When the Announcer tells Pin she did better than the other contestants, it is a reference to Mac OS X by making the icon bigger when hovered over.
  • In "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?":
    • HTwins.net was referenced in one of Pencil's doodles, and also stating that she likes going to it.
    • The title is a reference to the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
    • One of the messages the ICRCC says "watch American Idol".
  • In "Power of Three":
    • Cary wanted to make this episode based on the competitions of the live action TV show Survivor where the places of each team were labeled and all the teams were split into three members each.
  • In "Cycle of Life":
    • There is a South Park reference mentioning the book Leopold "Butters" Stotch wrote called "The Poop That Took A Pee."

      "Blue skidoo, we can too!"

  • In "Insectophobe's Nightmare":
    • Leafy's last line is a reference to Teen Girl Squad, one of the many spin-offs of Homestar Runner.
    • When Rocky vomits on Coiny, he says "it slimed me!", this may have been a reference to the 1984 comedy film Ghostbusters.
  • In "Lofty":
    • The contest is very similar to the old Nintendo game Balloon Fight.
  • In "A Leg Up In The Race":
    • In the first few seconds of the episode, while Leafy is walking it plays the Minecraft grass walk sound.
  • In "Bowling, Now with Explosions!":
    • The Announcer pausing while saying "Let's get down to business" is likely a reference to the first line of "I'll Make A Man Out Of You", a song from Disney's 1998 animated feature film Mulan.
  • In "Reveal Novum":
  • The Versus logo, a sports channel that was rebranded as NBC Sports Network in 2012, is shown every time a new started.
    • The Minecraft grass walk sound is used when Bubble removes her springy shoes.
  • In "Rescission":
    • David sings "Mary Had A Little Lamb" during the contest.
    • The last sentence of Announcer's diary, "It's lonely out in space on such a timeless flight", is a reference to the song "Rocket Man" by Elton John.
  • In "Gardening Hero":
    • GLaDOS from Portal is mentioned in Leafy's niceness chart, under the level "Shockingly nice"."
    • Good Guy Greg was also mentioned in Leafy's niceness chart.
  • In "The Glistening":
    • Before teleporting to Yoyleland with her map, Leafy says "Blue skidoo, we can too!" which is a reference to the children's show Blue's Clues.
    • The name of the episode is a reference to The Shining, a horror story written by Stephen King.
  • In "Don't Pierce My Flesh":
    • Bubble, Flower, Firey, and Leafy are running in the volcano and Flower states that instead of getting Dream Island Firey, Bubble, and Leafy will be getting "Nightmare Moon", the alter ego of Princess Luna from the Canadian-American children's show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

BFDIA

  • The character Dora herself is a reference to the TV show, Dora the Explorer.
  • The Evil Forest was probably based off of the main area of Slender as "Help Me" was written on a tree in BFDIA 5c.
  • In "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know":
    • Book says "Hey! Wait..." three times, and each time she does, the camera closes in on her. This references the Homestar Runner episode or cartoon called "Strongest Man in the World".
    • Just like in "The Glistening", before teleporting to Yoyleland with her map, Leafy says "Blue skidoo, we can too!" which is a reference to Blue's Clues.
    • Puffball's favorite screen being Abraham Lincoln is a possible reference to an Easter egg in Homestar Runner's Pluffy Fluff Commercial.
  • In "Get Digging":
    • Pencil mentions that if Spongy, Puffball Gelatin, Book, Needle and Ice Cube encounter a wild Leafy, they should run away. This is most likely a reference to Pokémon, where you encounter wild Pokémon and can run to avoid the battle.
  • In "Insectophobe's Nightmare 3":
    • During Dora's elimination, Puffball says "Dora, why don't you go explore the TLC?", referencing Dora the Explorer along with the fact that Dora was based off of the title character.
    • Match says "What? No technique?" after Pencil blows a bubble to bring Bubble back to life. This could possibly be a reference to SpongeBob's "technique" from the episode "Bubblestand".
  • In "Zeeky Boogy Doog":
    • The episode title and Bomby's explosion after it's said in the episode are a reference to The Demented Cartoon Movie, where an explosion happened every time the phrase was said.
    • The scene where Teardrop fires lasers is a nod to the YouTube video The Earth 65 Million Years Ago (Armageddon).
    • One of the possible contests is "Survive the first night", a reference to Minecraft.
    • In Golf Ball's Underground Factory, "HELP" was written in blood, a reference to Slender.
  • In "Get in the Van", when Puffball vomits rainbow substance onto Pin, she looks similar to Pac-Man.
  • In "No More Snow!":
    • A piece of the Seinfield intro played after Needle slapped Coiny.
    • Bomby's fear of the bowl of petunias joke is a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference. If the reference continued, the next thing to fall from the sky would be a Magrathean sperm whale.
    • When Ruby says "Cut the rope" it may have been a reference to the game series Cut the Rope.
  • In "The Long-lost Yoyle City":

    "BFDI's Rainbow Road"

    • The section where the contestants go up the series of obstacles at the summit of Yoyle Mountain, along with the color of the track becoming rainbow, is most likely a reference to Mario Kart's Rainbow Road.
  • In BFDIA 5b, Book uses the companion cube from the video game Portal.

IDFB

  • A companion cube from the video game Portal can be seen in the Science Museum.
  • An official poster with Match and Pen, mimicks the Barack Obama "Hope" poster.
  • It ends with a disclaimer saying "See you in IDFB 2! :)" with a music ditty which sounds a lot like the soundtrack from Thomas the Tank Engine.

BFB

  • In both "Getting Teardrop to Talk" and "Get to the Top in 500 Steps", the Mario Kart Box Break sound effect is used when Blocky grabs Saw in BFB 1 and when Flower grabs her Non-Slip Shoes So Ha.
  • In both "Getting Teardrop to Talk" and "Return of the Rocket Ship", a drum riff sounding similar to "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson is played when Book says that Teardrop is on her side and when Balloony correctly interprets that Woody wanted to use Rocky's vomit to dig.
  • In "Lick Your Way to Freedom", "Fortunate Ben", "This Episode Is About Basketball", and "The Hidden Contestant", Woody dabs. Several recommended characters have also been shown dabbing in other episodes.
  • In "Who Stole Donut's Diary?" and "The Game Has Changed", Flower dances to a version of Julius Fučík's "Entry of the Gladiators", which is most well known as circus music.
  • In "Getting Teardrop to Talk":
    • Gelatin's and Puffball's stack of forks make a Sierpinski Triangle before Bell wrecked it.
  • In "Lick Your Way to Freedom":
    • Nickel calls Woody his "Boyonocerus". It is unknown what the source of the word is but it somewhat sounds like "boi", a meme.
    • When Four announces that they have 7 slices of cake, the Landscape "ding" sound effect from Windows 7 plays.
  • In "Fortunate Ben":
    • Pen declares that his legal name happens to be Ben, but with the 🅱 emoji, referencing the meme relating to the emoji.
    • Nickel not understanding sarcasm may be a possible allusion to how Nickel from Inanimate Insanity (who has the same voice actor) is very sarcastic and understands how sarcasm works.
    • When Death P.A.C.T. opened their fortune cookies, the sound effect came from the video game LittleBigPlanet.
  • In "The Liar Ball You Don't Want":
    • Tennis Ball rapidly stepping on Robot Flower's buttons looks similar to the arcade game, Dance Dance Revolution.
  • In "Questions Answered":
    • Grassy flew into Donut's hole, the sound made is the Roblox death sound (more commonly known as "Oof").
  • In "This Episode Is About Basketball":
    • Donut grabs X and puts him on the floor to be host. When he puts X down, the balloon sound from the Microsoft operating system Windows XP is played. The sounds themselves from the operating system are a popular internet meme.
  • In "Return of the Rocket Ship":
    • Bell says (in her head) her string is attached to something giant. This may be a reference to the English fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk.
    • Dora gave herself a new hairstyle in this episode, possibly referencing the new Dora movie.
  • In "Don't Dig Straight Down":
    • The title may be a reference to the video game Minecraft, as that is common advice given to avoid falling in lava.
    • The design of the Inverted Planet may be a reference to the theory of Agartha, a hypothetical kingdom that is said to be located in the Hollow Earth.
    • The way iance digs past the recommended characters is similar to the gameplay of Dig Dug.
  • In "The Four is Lava":
    • The title is a reference to a game called "The Floor is Lava", in which players pretend that the floor is made of lava and must avoid touching it.
    • Gaty's happy thought is an Inception meme.
    • The sound after Four gives Lollipop's happy thought is a sound from the Wii BIOS.
  • In "The Escape from Four":
    • The way Four chases Loser and Spongy is a reference to Mr. Krabs from SpongeBob SquarePants.
    • Leek spinning in their audition is a possible reference to the Leekspin meme.
  • In "X Marks the Spot":
    • When Woody is kicked by Blocky, and when Four pulls out Balloony's fingers, they make the cursed emoji "powercry" face.

      Powercry!

    • When Lollipop replaces the glue with the orange paint, she says, "Switcheroo, we can do!". This is a reference to the children's show Blue's Clues.
    • Ruby's "Get in, Teardrop. We're going shopping." is a reference to the famous quote from the movie Mean Girls.
  • In "Take the Tower":
    • The 2 new team names, "Have Cots" and "Have Nots" reference the twist from Survivor: Fiji.
  • In "How Loe Can You Grow?":
    • The title references "How low can you go?", a phrase associated with limbo dancing. The phrase comes from Chubby Checker's "Limbo Rock" song.
    • Four saying "deadly sun laser" might be a reference to the popular meme scene in the Bill Wurtz video "history of the entire world, i guess".
    • After being announced as safe, the sound effects used when Blocky tramples over X's aloe are walking sound effects from Minecraft.
  • In "A Taste of Space":
    • Lollipop references the "Press X To Doubt" meme from the game L.A. Noire.
    • The controls in the cardboard spaceship resembles the d-pad of various PlayStation consoles.
    • Downloading "More Air" is a reference to downloading more RAM, a phrase associated with the technologically impaired, as RAM is computer hardware and cannot be downloaded.
  • In "Let's Raid The Warehouse":
    • Flower says that Ruby sang a really weird song to her, which is referencing the Two Trucks edit named "Ruby Sings".
    • The metal box that says "Don't Purple Open Inside" is a reference to the "Don't Dead Open Inside" meme, which originated from the horror TV show The Walking Dead.
    • Lollipop says "spoon good" which might be a reference to the internet meme "[X] good, [Y] bad"
    • At the beginning of the episode, Bubble says "Hoy, hoy, hoy, Gelatin!" to Gelatin which might be a reference to Fat Albert.
    • Blocky does the Hopak (or Cossack) dance, a Ukrainian folk dance after he gives a present to Woody.
  • In "Who Stole Donut's Diary?":
    • Four's elimination song uses samples from Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
    • Four saying "well no, but actually yeah" is a reference to the meme "well yes, but actually no", a misquote from the movie The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

      Flower running the loop, Super Sonic style

    • Woody telling Four that Flower "has" snake arms is possibly a reference to a joke from asdfmovie 10.
    • During Woody's explanation of where he was, Taco had snakes in her shell, a reference to Medusa.
    • Samples from the Playstation 3 BIOS is heard during Taco's elimination.
    • A sample of the Sparta Remix BGM is heard during the elimination when Four announces that the votes were off by 1.
  • In "Fashion For Your Face!":
    • When the Have Cots took off Flower's sweaters, Flower said in her mind, "I feel a disturbance in the Force!" This is a reference to a popular meme/quote from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog sound effects were played when Flower ran around the loop, something Sonic does in his games.
    • At one point, Purple Face chases the Have Cots in a similar fashion to Pac-Man.
    • An unreleased soundtrack during 5:30-6:01 has the melody and chords of "Happy Fun Candy Time" from The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures.
  • In "The Game Has Changed":
    • Rusty Coin says "Hey boss" which may be a reference to Joji Miller's character Pink Guy, who has spoken the phrase "ey b0ss".
  • In "The Tweested Temple":
    • In the stinger, when Ruby blocked the ad from Purple Face, the sound effect used came from Among Us.
  • In "Uprooting Everything":
    • When X calls Leafy "Little Leafy Lulu", it might've been a Little Lulu reference.
  • In "Chapter Complete":
    • When Teardrop pointed at Gelatin, the sound effect for every spawning line from the "GET STICK BUGGED LOL" meme is heard every time a line appeared from her finger, just with a slightly lower pitch. Notably, the lines Teardrop created had the same cream color as the lines seen in that meme.

BFDI:TPOT

  • In "You Know Those Buttons Don't Do Anything, Right?":
    • Leek holding the recommended character flip phone could potentially be a reference to the famous Vocaloid original, Triple Baka, as Hatsune Miku (the main singer)'s main item is a leek, and the song uses Akita Neru's flip phone for various musical elements.
    • After Tennis Ball fixed the trebuchet, TV's screen shows Are You Okay's icon in the fashion of the famous bouncing DVD logo.

Recommended character references

  • BFDI 14:
    • Hole In The Wall is a reference to the American game show of the same name.
    • Midget Apple is likely a reference to the Annoying Orange character, Midget Apple.
  • BFDI 15:
  • BFDI 16:
    • TDI Duncan is a reference to the character Duncan in the Total Drama series.
    • Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Weegee are based upon characters in the Mario series. Weegee, however, is based off the Weegee meme.
  • BFDI 17:
    • Charmander, Pachirisu, Pikachu, Reshiram, and Zekrom are species of Pokémon. Additionally, a Poké Ball was recommended.
    • Chris McClean is a reference to the character Chris McLean in the Total Drama series.
    • Cookie Monster is a reference to the character of the same name from Sesame Street.
    • Daft Punk is a reference to the band of the same name.
    • David versions of Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, and Rebecca Black appear. Their respective songs, Baby, Tik Tok, Poker Face, and Friday are all referenced in big text.
    • Enola Boy, a nuclear bomb recommended character, is a reference to the Enola Gay mission that dropped the first nuclear bomb.
    • Flaky is a character from Happy Tree Friends.
    • Gatling Pea is a character from the Plants vs. Zombies series.
    • Giant Godzilla is a reference to pop culture monster Godzilla.
    • Gir is a character from Invader Zim.
    • David versions of singers Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, and Rebecca Black are recommended.
    • Kirby, Waddle Dee, and Whispy Woods are characters from the Kirby series.
    • Mario, Toad and Waluweegeeeeeeee [Waluigi] are characters from the Mario series.
    • Patrick Star is a character from SpongeBob SquarePants.
    • Reimu is a character from the Touhou Project series.
    • The Simpsons are recommended, appearing as five yellow Davids.
    • The Sims Diamond is based off of a Plumbob from The Sims series.
    • Troll Face is based off of the meme of the same name.
  • BFDI 18:
    • Boo is an enemy from the Mario series.
    • Burger King King is based off of the mascot for fast-food restaurant Burger King.
    • Companion Cube is an item from the Portal series.
    • Izzy is a reference to the character Izzy in the Total Drama series.
    • PSP and Wii are both real-life video game consoles. Additionally, a Nintendo DS game cartridge was recommended.
    • A David version of Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man was recommended.
    • WALL-E, a Roboty clone, alludes to the title character from the film of the same name.
  • BFDI 19:
  • BFDI 20:
    • Creeper, Diamond, Diamond Sword, and Minecraft Guy are references to Minecraft
    • David versions of Charlie Sheen, Chuck Norris, Justin Bieber, Paul Revere, and Vincent Lecavalier appear.
    • Febreeze is based off the Febreze brand of spray.
    • Harry Potter is based of the titular character Harry Potter.
    • Keyboard Cat is based off the meme of the same name.
    • Metroid is a reference to Metroid.
    • Noah is a reference to the character Noah in the Total Drama series.
    • Orihime is a character from the Bleach anime.
    • Porygon and Meloetta are species of Pokémon.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails Doll are references to the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
    • Wii Remote is based off the Nintendo controller.
  • BFDI 21:
    • Alternate Phineas is based of the character Phineas Flynn from Phineas and Ferb.
    • An XBOX system appears.
    • Boots the Monkey is a character from Dora the Explorer.
    • Cheez-It is based off of the branded crackers of the same name.
    • Chris McClean is a reference to the character Chris McLean in the Total Drama series.
    • Coco is a character in a Nintendo series called Animal Crossing.
    • Emma Nelson and Paige Michalchuk are characters from Degrassi.
    • David versions of Demi Lovato, Dion Phaneuf, Lara Croft, and Notch (Creator of Minecraft) appear.
    • Dead Goomba, Count Bleck, and Fat Giant Yoshi are references to Mario.
    • Green Kool-Aid is based off the Kool-Aid mascot.
    • Nyan Cat is based off the Nyan Cat meme.
    • REGULARDUDE appears to be based off Rigby from Regular Show.
    • Froslass, Shiny Lucario, Pokeball, and Pokémon Card are references to Pokémon.
    • Kalia Booker is a character from Big Brother 13.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles are characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
    • Wind Archer is a character from MapleStory.
    • Wonder Woman is recommended as a David clone.
  • BFDI 22:
    • Evil Monkey is a character from Family Guy.
    • Finn is a character from Adventure Time.
    • Mordecai is a character from Regular Show.
    • Lego Person is a Lego minifigure.
    • Green Yoshi is a reference to Mario.
    • David versions of Ariana Grande, Michelle Obama, Michael Jackson, and Katy Perry appear.
    • The YouTube logo is based from YouTube.
    • Yo Grandma is a reference to the Yo Mama joke.
    • The Total Drama Lego Complete Cast references both Total Drama and Lego, however the characters themselves are just Davids.
    • Silver is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
    • Eelektross and Chandelure are a species of Pokémon.
    • Playstation3 is based off PlayStation.
    • Happy Gilmore is based off Happy Gilmore.
    • Mrs.Piggy is a character from The Muppets.
    • Oreo is based off the brand of Oreo cookies.
    • Joe from Blue's Clues is based on the character with the same name from Blue's Clues.
    • Boots the Monkey is a character from Dora the Explorer.
  • BFDI 23: A sign says that copyrighted characters and objects will no longer be included, however they still appear in the following episodes,
    • Kingda Ka is a reference to a rollercoaster of the same name from Six Flags.
    • Red Cheez-it is based off the brand of Cheez-It crackers.
    • Peanut Butter Jelly Time Banana is based on the Peanut Butter Jelly Time meme.
    • iPod/iPhone is a product from Apple.
    • Coke Bottle is based on the Coca-Cola brand of soda.
    • Bubble Troll Face is a reference to the Trollface meme.
    • Evil YouTube/Like/Dislike Button is based from YouTube.
  • BFDI 24:
    • Leafy Troll Face and Troll Face Rocky are references to the Trollface meme.
    • Enderman and Creeper are mobs from Minecraft.
    • PSP (gold) is based off PSP.
    • 3DS is based off the Nintendo console.
    • Foamy the Squirrel is a character based on the comic and webtoon by Neurotically Yours.
    • Like Bar is a reference to YouTube.
    • Owly 2 might be a reference to children's book Owly.
  • BFB 2:
    • Plug/Charger/Charger Box all appear to be based off the brand of chargers made by Apple. It also appears in BFB 4, 6, 9, 24, and 27.
    • One of the names for a recommended phone is Mephone, the same name as the host of Inanimate Insanity.
  • BFB 6:
    • Think emote is based of the thinking face emoji. It also appears in BFB 12.
  • BFB 9:
    • Medusa Head is based off the mythological woman of the same name.
  • BFB 15:
    • Grape surgeon is based off of the "They did surgery on a grape" meme.
    • The recommended character named Marshmello is a reference to Marshmello, a popular DJ.
  • BFB 18:
    • Pizza is a reference to the host with the same name from his recommender, AnimationObjectShow’s web series titled BFLH.
  • BFB 21:
    • A fusion of every Inanimate Insanity character fused appears.
  • BFB 27:
    • Impostory is a reference to the game Among Us.
  • BFB 28:
    • Brody Foxx is based on the host of the Yo Mama YouTube channel.
    • Smokebox's expression is based off of Thomas the Tank Engine's surprised face from the show of the same name.
    • Yellow Face Pog is a reference to the PogChamp face meme.
    • Vibe check 4 is based on the Vibe Check meme. It also appears in BFB 29.
  • BFB 30:
    • The entire Inanimate Insanity cast is recommended.
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