References and Inside Jokes

I have included and hidden a lot of what could loosely be called “inside jokes” in So Many Problems.

I say “loosely” because depending on your fandom or knowledge of pop culture, movies, history, TV shows, and other media, some of these jokes and references may be so obvious that they don’t register as such. There is a fair bit of sarcasm mixed with the parody and satire as well, so the dry delivery of the written word can also mask it.

If you think you’ve found one, reply below. I’ll start:

Whimsical Twist, a Trophy from You Meddlesome Youths, is a satirical reference to the Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo series. It was an attempt in the early 80’s to bolster slipping ratings which suddenly had actual ghosts and monsters instead of the typical “evildoer-in-a-costume” shtick.