- The "Mobius chicken strip" is an allusion to the Möbius strip.
- The mailbox tells Dipper that the end of the world is in 3012, a reference to the apocalyptic theory based on Mayan calendar that the world would end in 2012.
- Mabel's theory that the man was a "half man, half lizard man," is a reference to the Reptilian conspiracies.
- Bear-O is based off of Billy Bob Brockali of the animatronic band, The Rock-afire Explosion.
- The Hide Behind creature is a reference to a creature from American folklore know as the Hidebehind.
- The Aztec text's story about a talking dog and its ability to play basketball is a reference to the 1997 movie Air Bud.
- Mabel's scrapbook cover has a sticker of Kilroy looking over a watermelon and with the world "smile".
- Mabel makes over Soos to look like Jareth, the Goblin King, the main antagonist of the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth.
- Mabel's sweater is a reference to the cover of Pink Floyd's 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon.
- The name of the wizard "Crayondalf" who gave the world color is very similar to the name of the wizard Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings.
- Mabel's costume while experimenting on flight, and the words "Amelia Awesomeheart" is a reference to American aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart.
- While Soos' computer is rendering his video, the mouse pointer is identical to Apple's spinning pinwheel.
The title screen of "Teenz Talk" is a reference to that of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
- Both shorts start with Mabel in a rocking chair by a fireplace, a homage to Masterpiece Theatre.
- One of the films playing at the movie theater is called "Toy Storage 2," a reference to the Disney/Pixar film Toy Story 2.
- The Ragtime Theater is a reference to the Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
- The picture of Mabel surrounded by dogsled dogs is in the exact arrangement of one of the posters for the 2002 Disney movie Snow Dogs, with Mabel taking the place of the Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character, Ted Brooks.