Neopet References Guide

Welcome to my reference guide!

On this guide, you will discover the movies, shows, memes, books, and other pop culture media that inspire The Neopets Team.

What is a reference, you may ask? Well, it's sort of like an aspect of Neopets that was based off of something in, or hinting at, the real world. An easter egg, if you will.

Neopets is teeming with images that seem like traditionally wacky TNT-style ideas, but on closer inspection, those images are actually references to popular culture in today's society!

I hope you enjoy my findings! :D

If you have any references that are not yet listed, please feel free to Neomail me (weedle11) the item name and what it is a reference to!
Seeking more affiliates and listers as well!

Like the new header image? I think it's good, but it needs something. Tell me what you think here!

Hover over the images on the left to see the navigation categories! Hopefully this will fix the navigation covering the images problem.
Made them all myself, too :D

Another note: While I'm not on hiatus, life is going to be pretty busy for my for quite a while, so if you nm me a reference and don't see it added to the future section in 3 weeks or so, please, feel free to remind me to add it! It'll be a big help!
Update: I'm going on a hiatus for a while, since college is starting. I'll do my best to get back to people, but guide updates will be few and far between


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Item Description
Item Name

Item References

The Strawberry Fields Forever Paint Brush is a reference to the Beatle's song, "Strawberry Fields Forever."

We all live in a jelly tambourine, a jelly tambourine, a jelly tambourine (wait, what?) The Jelly Tambourines description is a reference to the Beatle's song, "Yellow Submarine"

For that layered effect, place beside another shrubbery, only slightly higher! The item Shrubbery is a reference to the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. "We are the knights who say "Ni!"

And she buying a Stairway to Kreludor. The book a reference to the song "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin

When you just need more. I've got a fever... and the only prescription is more Kau Bell!

When you just need more Kau bell... I think this guide needs more Mega Kau Bell! (The Kau Bells both reference a famous SNL skit with Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell!)

The Nova Fruit is a reference to the Kingdom Hearts' Paopu Fruit (Unconfirmed)

Level Up Shroom- A combination of a 1-Up Mushroom and a Super Mushroom from the Mario series

Two Ring to rule them all, Two Ring to find them. A reference to the Lord of the Rings series.

The Forest Hat is a reference to Robin Hood

The book I Love Moo-cee is a reference to the popular TV series "I Love Lucy"

What does this mean? The Double Rainbow Background is a reference to the Double Rainbow video that became a popular internet meme

Join me, and together we shall earn Neopoints! Dun dun dun dun, dun dun dunnn, dun dun duuunnnn. The Dark Villain Usuki Doll is a reference to Darth Vader

Apparently the book Whiplash references a Metallica song of the same name

The Remote Control Glove is a reference to the Nintendo Power Glove

The TNT Staff referenced themselves. Hahahaha :P

The Mad Hat is a reference to "Alice in Wonderland"

This Blumaroo Statue references Mr. Tumnus of the Chronicles of Narnia Series

In the PC game "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", the player saved by walking into a floating book and quill that looked like the Magical Quill and Book

Remember Uh Oh, Spaghetti O's? This item is called Uh Oh, Spaghetti Eyes

The Amulet of Inevitable Betrayal is a reference to Firefly. Due to the small size of the gif, I would recommend dragging it to the navigation bar

I believe you have my stapler... The Red Stapler is a reference to the movie Office Space

Shark Sandwich references one of the albums shown in the movie This is Spinal Tap

We heard you liked spinning the Wheel of Monotony... Now you can spin the Wheel of Monotony while spinning the Wheel of Monotony! The Miniature Wheel of Monotony is a reference to the Xzibit meme

Pokemon, Gotta catch em all! (The Red and White Toy Ball originally looked exactly like a Pokeball, but the art was changed due to copyright issues)

The Dramatic Chipmunk wears Dramatic Meepit Eye Shadow

Pan Galactic Gargle Slushie references The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

This lovely pink poogle moans about banner ads and frozen accounts when you squeeze it! :P The Pink Poogle Toy makes fun of a Neopets fansite that apparently always complains about stuff

It is blue da da dee da da da...Blue Pop Slushie references the song Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65

It is sour, and blue, da da dee da da da...Sour Blue Slushie refers to the same song as the Blue Pop Slushie above

Ultra-Awesome Super Lucky Activity Play Set OMG! An Ultra-Awesome Super Lucky Activity Play Set AAAHHHH! I feel like the N64 Kid in that video!

My Sisters Frilly Skirt was the skirt the sister was wearing in the N64 Kid video

Huggy Bear references Starsky and Hutch. He also has a pet iguana for whatever reason

Plants Vs Zombies anyone? (I love that game) The Brain Sucking Plant Hat refers to Plants vs Zombies (or a Bucculus from Super Smash Bros Brawl?) (unconfirmed)

Eau de Skunk-The perfume that Pepe le Pew uses

A doughnut with pink icing. Mmmm, Homers favourite. (The description of Pink Doughnut) An obvious reference to the Simpsons.

The Navibot is a Megaman enemy! (It was also briefly colored like one, too)

Rawwwroooorrrrghhhh! Walking Carpet Raawwwwargoraa Chewbacca!

In Haunted Woods, cheese wedge eats you! The Undead Cheese Wedges description references the Soviet Russia jokes. Such as, "In Soviet Russia, Waldo finds you!"

Violet... youre turning violet, Violet! The Magical Blueberry Chia Pops description is a reference to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dont worry about hitting the town with these slippers. You will always be able to find your way home. The Sparkling Crimson Slippers are a reference to The Wizard of Oz

Yo ho yo ho, a Pirate Lutaris life for me... The Pirate Lutari Morphing Potion refers to the song from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride

The Usuki Singing Star #1...

The Usuki Singing Star #2...

And the Usuki Singing Star #3 all reference the band Destiny's Child

What a perfect way to ride to the ball! The Pumpkin Carriage is a reference to the tale "Cinderella"

Now who would paint roses? The Wonderland Garden Background is a reference to "Alice in Wonderland"

The Wonderland Croquet Set also references "Alice in Wonderland"

This charming velvet dress is perfect for a tea party or Croquet! The Pretty Wonderland Dress is another reference to "Alice in Wonderland"

As well as the Charming Wonderland Wig

And the Adorable Wonderland Shoes and Tights

Drift with wonder and amazement into another land... And the Wonderland Superpack all reference "Alice in Wonderland"

And the braid just keeps going and going and going... Despite me being a guy, I loved "Tangled". The item Tower Princess Wig is a reference to the tale "Rapunzel"

They will eat just about anything. The description and name of the item Hungry Hungry Meepit references the game "Hungry Hungry Hippos" and its slogan

Just from the slab, this little guy was made from the finest of pet parts. Lil Frankie is just a miniature Frankenstein! How cute!

Make sure you check for staplers before you eat it! The item Lemon Jelly Chicken references The Office when Dwight's stapler was put into a jelly mold

The Ruffled Gothic Silk Wrap is a reference to Ryuk from the anime Death Note

When worn, the Dual Personality Makeup will make your pet look like Two-Face from the Batman series

The Pointy Gnome Hat references the show "The Smurfs." It was also given out during a Smurf promotion on Neopets

Perfect for the lazy golfer, just program where you want the ball to go and this club will swing for you. The Robotic Golf Club references the Duck Dodgers episode "I See Duck People" where Daffy saves the day with a golf club

The Tyrannian Snuffly looks like Ludo from Labyrinth

This dashing dare devil has the strength of 4 Skeiths and looks good in a lycra outfit. Comes with two Tiaras and an evening gown. The Super Hero Usuki references Wonder Woman

Legends say that only a Neopet of Royal lineage can successfully pull this sword from the stone! The Brilliant Sword in Stone is a reference to the legend of "King Arthur"

Red, cold chilli peppers! The more I see, the less I know, the more I'd like to let it go. The Snow Pepper is a reference to my favorite band the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Who throws away a shoe, honestly? The Old Rotten Left Shoe is a reference to Austin Powers, which is what Austin yells when a henchman throws a shoes at him.

The book Who is Number Two? is a reference to "The Prisoner"

Its like an apple within an apple! *BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHM* We need to go deeper! The Apple Apple is a reference to the movie "Inception"

Now you can light up your way wherever you go! The Blinking Holiday Nose Light is referring to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Cybunny Down is a reference to the novel "Watership Down"

The Shoyru Rain Umbrella is referring to Totoro's umbrella thing (Unconfirmed)

Its a trap! This was given out by the Advent Calendar in Y13. The Thief-in-a-Box references the Star Wars meme "It's a trap"

The petpet Griefer is a reference to General Grievous from Star Wars. Even though everyone seems to hate him, he is my favorite Star Wars villain. :P

Pie just the way your gnfard used to make. Starfire calls her nanny gnfard, so the Spiced Apple Pie is a reference to Teen Titans (unconfirmed)

The Grim Faerie Statue is a reference to the Weeping Angels from the show Doctor Who. Don't look away, don't turn your back, and don't blink!

Some sailors in Neopia claim that this spinach possesses the power to make you super strong! The Can of Pickled Spinach is the same can that Popeye uses. Aggaggagggag!

Who wrote The Book of Love? I would like to have a word with him. The Book of Love (ooh, romantic) is a reference to the song "Book of Love" by the Monotones

This Trendy Highlights Wig looks just like Twilight Sparkle's mane from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

The Funky Rainbow Wig looks exactly the same as Rainbow Dash's mane, also from the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Your enemies will be no match for you if you had a tank full of these! The Nuranna with Laserbeams is a reference to the Austin Powers movies

You sank my... battle igloo? This was given out by the Advent Calendar in Y13. The item Snow Wars II - The Board Game is a reference to the board game Battleship. The game Snow Wars is the Neopet version of Battleship, too.

Snow? Where we are going, we do not need snow! This was given out by the Advent Calendar in Y13. The Sand Sleds description is a reference to the movie "Back to the Future." Great movie, by the way.

Dont shoot your eyes out kids! The Medium Sling Gun and

the Purple Cybunny Pyjamas are references to the movie "A Christmas Story"

Some like it cold, some like it warm, but we like it hot! The description of the book We Like it Hot is a reference to the movie "Some Like it Hot." The cover, however, is a reference to Terminator

Now go to sleep Kevin, or ill knock three times and summon the floating Usul of Death! I would highly recommend dragging the comic into your address bar, because it is quite similar to the Blue Usul Balloon. The comic is from "The Far Side".

The Lavender Trellis Background is exactly like the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Japan

I think Johnny Depp might own his own Colourful Pirate Wig for when he films Pirates of the Caribbean.

Bask in the warmly glowing warming glow of these lanterns. The Glowing Hanging Lanterns is a reference from the Simpsons episode 'Treehouse of Horror V' when Homer says "Let us all bask in TV's warm glowing warming glow"

Mmm... doughnut.... This prize was awarded by Abigail for beating her Daily Dare score in Y13. The Snowager Doughnut is a reference to one of Homer's catchphrases from the Simpsons

Quick, eat them all before they turn the rest! The Zombie Marshmallows description sounds just like a line from the Resident Evil Series (unconfirmed)

The Anti-Gravity Rainbow Cube Toy is the Neopet version of a Rubix Cube

When you bang two of these together they make a nice clip clopping sound. And they probably couldn't be carried by a swallow. 'Tis be another Monty Python reference in the Half Coconut Shell

Yo Lupe, we heard you like slushies, so we put a slushie in your slushie so you can slurp while you slurp. Like the Miniature Wheel of Monotony, the Slushie Ice Pack is a Xzibit meme joke

Celebrate ALL the teams! The Altador Cup Teams Garland is a joke from the 'Do ALL the things!' meme

Robot music may be monotone, but it has some great rhythms. The book Robot Rock is a reference to the song 'Robot Rock' by Daft Punk

My what big teeth this plushie has. This is the Tyrannian Koi Plushie. It is one of many references to Little Red Riding Hood.

The Endless Salad and Bread Sticks is a reference to Olive Garden

The Tunnel of Trees Background is a scene from Sakura Park

It looks suspiciously like a sophisticated shoe... This was an NC prize for taking part in Secret Meepit Stache Blueprint #S9Y. The Handheld Communication Device is a reference to one of my all time favorite movies, Get Smart. Or the TV show of the same name

Go Go Gadget Reference! The item Handy Gadget Hat is a reference to the show/movie Inspector Gadget (I loved them) Anyway, watch the full movement of the item when worn, it's pretty cool :o

The Rocky Ocean Background is TNT's version of the painting "Northeaster" by Winslow Homer.

BOOKMARK HOO HA HA. The description of the Tiki Bookmark is referencing this scene from Finding Nemo

The book 12 Angry Myncies is a reference to the play 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose

The Powerful Force Field is the air bubble Aang used against the Fire Lord and when he became stuck in the ice at the beginning of the series

Karma, Carma, Karma Chameleon, you come and go, you come and go~♫ (The Carma is a reference to Culture Club's single, Karma Chameleon)

Well, that star clip on the Ringmaster Top Hat and Wig sure looks familiar... Kind of like the Pokemon Staryu...

The Warrior Wig references the half-genie video game hero, Shantae

WHERE ARE MY CYODRAKES?! The Long Silver Wig is a reference to Game of Thrones. In one episode, the character Daenerys' dragons gets stolen and she yells, "WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS?!"

Bagel with Scream Cheese is a reference to the movie Hotel Transylvania. I never bothered to watch it despite the ads on this site

Spongebob's square pants would be incomplete without his Red Neck Tie and Collar

The book Famous Paintings has the Neopet's version of the Mona Lisa on the cover

The book A Buzz Life is a play on the Pixar movie 'A Bug's Life'

The Battledome item, Grapes of Wrath, is based off of the book with the same name by John Steinbeck

The food Intergalactic Planet Dairy is a reference to the song 'Intergalactic' by the Beastie Boys

The book On Gelert Pond is a reference to On Golden Pond

It reflects very little light and never changes temperature. I wonder whats inside... The Smooth Black Sphere is a reference to the Void Ship in Doctor Who. One of the best episodes ever, in my opinion

The Yew Wand is a reference to Harry Potter, as Voldemort's wand is made of yew

The Old Mynci and the Sea is a reference to Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea

The book No Sleep Til Brightvale references Beastie Boy's single No Sleep till Brooklyn (Or No Sleep 'til Hammersmith by Motorhead - According to JN)

Greyed Expectations references Charles Dicken's Great Expectations, conveniently the Neo version looks just as dull as this book was

The Halloween Deaver decided to dress up as Max from Where the Wild Things Are

The Cheerful Sponge Kiko Plushie was made as a farewell to Nickelodeon, referencing their most popular show, Spongebob


All outfits were made by TNT. I got the Pet Images out of the old New Features

This Korbat is dressed up as Horatio (aka the YEEEEAAAAHHHHH! guy) from CSI: MIAMI

Robot Chias look kind of like R2-D2, don't you think?

And Robot Poogles look like Darth Vader

Check out this Hissi's pokerface! Or Gagaface. It's dressed up as Lady Gaga

This Grundo is dressed as Kaylee, the engineer from Firefly

This Grundo is dressed like Dr. Beverly Crusher from Star Trek

Charlie Chaplin, or Groucho Marx? Seems to be a mixture of the two.

Dun dah daun dah, dun dun duunn. This Techo is dressed as Indiana Jones!

This Korbat is dressed up as Batman! (Which is ironic, considering he's already a bat. Batbat, maybe?)

This Pteri is dressed up as Chihiro from the movie/anime "Spirited Away"

This Cybunny is dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood. Hopefully she avoids the Big, Bad Werelupe!

The Halloween Scorchio resembles Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

It's elementary, my dear Watson! Or should I say Pteri?

This Skeith is dressed up as Edna Turnblad from the movie "Hairspray". Trivia: Did you know that she was played by John Travolta?

WHO IS THIS GUY? He looks really familiar (from an Anime, possibly?) Ive heard it could be Ozzy, Alice Cooper, or Zack or Vincent Valentine from FF5, but Ive seen this getup from some anime. Alucard? Vampire Hunter D? Telling me would be widely appreciated!

And I said HEYYEYEEYAAYAEYAYEYEA! This Elephante is dressed up as He-Man

This Krawk, like the Cybunny, is dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood

Mph mfh mph mph mmm mph! (Kenny from South Park)

Yet another "Alice in Wonderland" customisation

This Tonu is dressed as David Bowie in the movie Labyrinth

*slash* *slash* *slash* This Chia is Zorro

The Robot Ogrin is based off of the anime series Guyver

The Striped Aisha looks like Periwinkle from Blue's Clues (I still miss you Steve!)(unconfirmed)

The Emo Kougra Suit looks like Gerard Way from the band My Chemical Romance

Some say the Mutant Kau looks like Cthulu

It was a Cybunny who played Johnny Depp who played Barnabus in the movie "Dark Shadows"

Royalgirl Skeiths are dressed as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland

Paula Dean is actually a Skeith. Explains the butter consumption

*CRACK* This Ruki is dressed as Indiana Jones

False. This is Dwight from The Office, not some regular Grundo.

Limewocky disapproves

Dialga, Neopets isn't Pokemon, go back to your original game

The Elderlygirl Tuskaninny is a reference to Sophie from the show Golden Girls

The Elderlyboy Kau looks like he should be wrangling up dinosaurs, like in Jurassic Park

The Mutant Koi is a reference to the mutant fish from The Simpsons (unconfirmed)

This Chomby is dressed as Strawberry Shortcake

I think this Royalboy Tuskaninny had a lot of wives and a lot of daughters... or was that King Henry VIII?

This Royalgirl Tuskaninny resembles Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of the Royalboy Tuskaninny

The Aisha Warrior Outfit references Babydoll from the movie Suckerpunch. I have to say, this was an odd movie. I'm still undecided as to whether I liked it or not...

NC Outfit This Scorchio is dressed as the Mad Hatter from "Alice In Wonderland." TNT seems to really love Alice in Wonderland

NC Outfit Grundo, Grundo, let down thy hair!

NC Outfit If you dress your Zombie pet in this outfit, you may want to keep him away from small children and people with the name Murray. ♫ Cuz this is thrilla, thrilla, OW! ♪ For no mere mortal can resist the evil of... the Thriller ♫

NC Outfit Alright, not the greatest comparison image, I will admit, but you probably saw all of these items earlier on in the guide

NC Outfit The background and foreground of this outfit are references to Gotham City and Batman. The clothing itself is somewhat more reminiscent of Robin, however. (Robin part unconfirmed)

Random Pictures/Caption Contests

The Mynci is making a "Dat Moehog Meme" face, the Ghostkercheif has an "Epic Smiley" Face. There may be more though. Please NM me them!

The Haters Gonna Hate Meme

A scene from "Pirates of the Caribbean," only with Neopets instead of people and a Meepit instead of a dog

A scene from Star Wars Episode V, where Luke is strapped to the ceiling of a beast's lair, only with a Bruce and a Snicklebeast

A picture of Saria as a Xweetok, playing the Ocarina of Time, from the Legend of Zelda

Tomb Raider, anyone? Lara Croft is the Zafara

It's Queen Amidala from Star Wars.

Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. These guys were my childhood :D

The vacuum that captures the ghosts in Ghostbusters. This pic is from the Giant Ghostkercheif DoN challenger comic

I never knew Michael Jackson was a Techo! He is dressed in the Smooth Criminal music video outfit

Twilight Sparkle when preparing for a test. Yes, she goes crazy, AND turns into a Zafara


These are screenies of references found in The Faerie's Ruin

Vegeta, what does the scouter say about his power level?"

Rickroll'd by TNT. Awesome.

The Son, I am Disappoint meme

Its a reference to the song 'She Blinded Me With Science' by Thomas Dolby

A reference to the song "Three is a Magic Number" from School House Rock. And a reference to Monty Python. Two in one!

The You're Doing It Wrong Meme

Congraturation! A Winrar Is You! The award is from the video game Pro Wrestling. It had a really bad Engrish translation

Punch Club. And before you do, you have to remember that the first rule of Punch Club is that you don't talk about Punch Club... unless someone asks, then you can talk about it. A reference to Brad Pit in the movie "Fight Club." "The first rule of Fight Club is that you don't talk about Fight Club."

You pull on the little green tab, to reveal...


The Blumaroo's face is a MASK! You pull it off to reveal that dastardly Quiggle!

The Astronomy Club members gasp in shock. "Goodness! It's Old Man Withers, from the Herbalism, Mining, Underwater Basket Weaving, Engineering, Alchemy, and Dance Clubs! He must have been trying to subvert the only other club in Altador that actually had any members!

The Quiggle seethes at you. "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you darn kids!

Jeepers Creepers! Zoinks! This sounds just like Scooby Doo!
Games Master Challenge 2011

Here is a list of challenge names from the GMC that I think are references. Feel free to tell me that I'm wrong
Just Keep Flying, Just Keep Flying (Finding Nemo)
Our Princess is Not in the Castle (Super Mario Bros)
Robbin' the Rich (Robin Hood)
Careful, That Last Step is a Doozy (Loony Toons)
Did Someone Call for a Stampede?
Cookies Aren't for Sharing
The Battlefield Awaits Your Legend
Count Your Neggs Before They Hatch
May the Best Petpet Win
Easy as Rolling off a Log
Breaking New Ground
A Gem in the Hand is Worth Two in the Sand
Victory is Written in the Stars
Sloth Won't See This Coming!
This Device is Programmed to Respond, Arf!
Water you waiting for? It's Snow Time!

N64 Kid A reference to the N64 Kid, a popular video
Grinch A reference to the book/movie "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss
Mario An obvious reference to the original Super Mario Bros game
The Obelisk War (incomplete)

The cake, incidentally, is not free. We lied. (Portal)

I Used To Be A Great Battler
But then I took an evil muffin to the knee.
(Skyrim) Worst arrow-to-the-knee-joke ever, credited to TNT

Neopet SMASH! (Hulk)

Tis Just A Scratch (Monty Python)

I Do Not Think That Is What You Think It Is (Princess Bride)

Fight ALL The Challengers!
...Fight ALL the challengers? *sigh* (ALL the things meme)

Positively, Naturally, And Really All Around Inconceivable ("As I told you, it would be absolutely, totally, and in all other ways inconceivable." Princess Bride)

Stick 'Em With the Pointy End (A reference to Game of Thrones when Jon gives Arya her sword)

Flawless Victory (Mortal Kombat)

Lanie and Lillie, the head of team Awakened, are a reference to Stephen King's The Shining

Shiny! button during the dig (Firefly)

*cue gibberish and Smashing! from the Awakened Faction Challengers* (Nigel Meme from the Wild Thornberrys)(screenie to come later)

*sigh* I love the smell of fireballs in the morning.
That's a reference to the Apocalypse Now quote "I love the smell of napalm in the morning."

Kanrik said, "That's not a proper dagger. This is a proper dagger." I think that's a reference to the line from Crocodile Dundee "That's not a knife. THIS is a knife."

Wrath says, "Try to strike me down with all of your hatred! In Star Wars: Episode VI, the Emperor tells Luke, "Strike me down with all of your hatred."

The Spooky Food Eating Contest featured Kell and Corbin, or Sam and Dean from the show Supernatural

Pet References

The original Shoyru was based off of the Pokemon Mew, but it was claimed copyright by Nintendo. TNT then added elements from Dragonite onto it to avoid Lawyerbot again. And that is how the Shoyru was born.

The older Quiggles were based of the Keroppi (whom I believe is from Hello Kitty? Sanrio? I dunno. Cute though!)

Jubjubs (or Jibjibs at the time) are based off of the Weepul fad (Weepuls are pom poms with feel and googly eyes)

For more pets origins, check out HollyNoels page

Around Neopia

Welcome to the Chocolate Factory! Nobody ever goes in...nobody ever comes out, but we sell chocolate by the truckload! The Shopkeeper for the Chocolate Factory is a reference to the book/movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

In the Gallery of Evil, the book is eating a Pikachu. It makes him sad.

I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts
Here they all are standing in a row
Big ones, small ones, ones as big as your head

These are all lines from the song "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" by Fred Heatherton. It was used in the movie "The Lion King" and in Monty Python, which is where most people know it from

The Techo Master says 'Wax on. Wax off.
The Techo Master is saying the famous line from the Karate Kid Movies

I...think it's a bit runnier than you'll like it, sir.
If you enter an invalid cheese in Cheeseroller!, the techo may say this, which is a line from a Monty Python sketch

Bring me a shrubbery!
The Neopian Adventure Generator Wizard says this quote from Monty Python. He is a knight who says "Ni!"

Agent 00 Hog from the game Cheat! is a reference to James Bond

If you bring a Neocola Token to the Neocola Machine, you get the option of choosing some sodas, some which are references to drinks
They are:
Dr Slother (Dr. Pepper)
Smite (Sprite)
Minion Maid (Minute Maid)
Mountain Poo (Mountain Dew)

This Pac-Man loading image is found in the Games Room

If you type the number 5-5-1-4-3-4-4 on the Neoboards (and petpages apparently... thank you TNT) without the (-)s it filters to Ghostbusters!

TSUs description is a reference to Britney Spears and N*SYNC

In the redone inventory, the description You carry with you, at all times, a bag. This bag holds all your items until you move them elsewhere. It's not a huge bag, but it seems to have more room on the inside. is a reference to the TARDIS from the show Doctor Who. Time Lord technology is known to be larger on the inside.


ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US! -The Zero Wing Shopkeeper

There is a Spock Shopkeeper!


When I dance they call me Macarena, and the boys, they say, "Que soy buena!"

Socially Awkward Meepit is the fan made but canonized version of the meme Socially Awkward Penguin

In 2011, the TNT Staff made teams and competed with each other for prizes. The second team is a reference to the show Team Aqua Hunger Force

The first team is a reference to the Old Spice Guy, the second to the show Law & Order

The band Sticks N Stones that plays in the Tyrannian Concert Hall is based on the band Guns N Roses

The band M*YNCI is based off of the band *NSYNC

The Blue Kacheek Group is based off of the Blue Man Group


Refresh here to see which ones you can find

* "All your 404 are belong to us!" — Variant of "All your base are belong to us," a mangled "engrish" phrase from the game Zero Wing.

* "I see dead pages!" — From the line "I see dead people" in The Sixth Sense.

* "But why is the page gone?" — References quote from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl by Captain Jack Sparrow ("But why is the rum gone?"); it appears on a 404 page with a Pirate Meerca.

* "I'm sorry, Dave, I can't let you view this..." — Reference to HAL the computer's quote in 2001: A Space Odyssey: "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."

* "Of all the broken links on all the websites in all the world, you had to walk into this one..." — Reference to Casablanca.

* "Sir, the possibility of this page being broken is 3,720 to 1!" — Reference to a quote from Star Wars (regarding the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field).

* "Sarah, go back to your room. Play with your toys. Forget about the 404." — References line from the movie Labyrinth: "Sarah, go back to your room. Play with your toys and your costumes. Forget about the baby."

* "We'll just nuke this 404 from orbit. It's the only way to be sure..." — Reference to the movie Aliens. (The original line is "I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.")

* "I find your lack of page disturbing..." — Said by Dr. Frank Sloth, in reference to Darth Vader in Star Wars. The original quote: "I find your lack of faith disturbing..."

* "This is an ex-page, it has shuffled off its mortal coil..." A reference to the Monty Python skit, "Dead Parrot". ("This is an ex-parrot, it has shuffled off its mortal coil.")

* "No more pages, Dr. Jones! No more pages!" Refers to Indiana Jones when Shorty says "No more parachutes, Dr Jones, no more parachutes!" on the plane

*"Quoth the Server: 404" is a reference to Edger Allen Poe's famous poem, The Raven. (Official text: Quoth the Raven: Nevermore.)

*"Neopia, we have a problem!" Is based off of the famous N.A.S.A. line, Houston, we have a problem! This was actually an official shuttle launch reporting to their base in Houston with an actual problem, but now the phrase is used to report any problem.

*Give me a 4! Give me an 0! Give me another 4! What does that spell? 404! This is basically a stereotypical cheer cheerleaders use now-a-days.

*"My browser hurts!" -This is a reference to the Monty Python sketch 'Gumby brain specialist'. The original line is "My brain hurts!".

*"My mother said there are no such things as 404s, but there are, aren't there?" A line from the movie Aliens. "My mommy always said there were no monsters - no real ones - but there are, aren't there?"

*"What you want is irrelevant. What you have chosen is at hand"- a quote from Star Trek

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Help/Future Additions

I have never seen nor know about all of the things TNT reference, so I don't actually understand some of the jokes, and I can't put pictures to them. If anybody could fill me in on some obscure references, that would be great!

Need to add Lord Inglip and Ziggy from the Haunted House

Band Gruundo=Motley Crue. Originally spelt with U with dots over it or Motorhead

Wanna buy some pegs?" is a reference to Papa Lazarou from the League of Gentlemen (some British sitcom). He would come to your house and ask "Do you want to buy some pegs, Dave?" before kidnapping you and making you join his circus-thing.

Pterducken - References turducken, the weird food item famously discussed by american football commentator John Madden

The secret Meerca Chase II level Super Extra Hyper Gravity is named after an album released by the band The Cardigans.

In battle with the tiki tack man, he may say "Daylight come and we wanna go home!" reference to The Banana Boat Song.

Near the end of the ski lodge murder mystery, Maverick holds #6 over a cliff. #6 says "Do you expect me to talk?" Maverick says "No, #6, I expect you to die!" Reference to Goldfinger

On Virtupets Space Station there's a message that says "The loudspeaker booms: McCoy to the sickbay, McCoy to the sickbay." Dr. McCoy from Star Trek.

Coco Neocrunch (Coco Puffs)

Strange Green Seeds might refer to the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk

Usuki Dream Castle (as well as Usuki Dream Car, Usuki Dream Wardrobe, and other Usuki Dream ____ items--you can find a list on the Usuki Spoiler list in the Usuki store) is a Barbie reference

The petpet Nedler resembles an Ood from Doctor Who

Skeith Space Station Security Officer wearables - Battlefield Earth

Rustic male Usul wearables = Hercules TV series Rustic female Ususl wearables - xena

Peophin Desperado wearables - Zorro? Desperado?

The Cellblock opponent Haskoi's description seems like a reference (I think to Star Wars).
Han Solo: Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.
C-3PO: But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
Han Solo: That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
Chewbacca: Grrf.
C-3PO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.

The petpet Garfir is a manticore, by the way. I think they're from Greek or maybe Persian mythology.

The Sunutek looks like the floating eye design on the back of the dollar bill, which is often said to be a symbol of the Freemasons.

Either Jerry from Tom and Jerry or one of the Three Musketeers (remember the french episodes with the grey mouse?)

the Journey to the Lost Isle plot is heavily influenced by "The Lost World" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (if you haven't read it or seen it on TV it's about a professor who sets up an expedition and discovers a land populated by dinosaurs, one of the expedition members is called Lord Roxton).

Quoth Evil Sloth Clone: Have you ever thought of joining the dark side?

Quoth Tiki Tack Man: Just can't get enough! Daylight come and we wanna go home!

Quoth Koi Warrior: What are you a Neopet or a mouse?

The avatar from the Cyodrake's Gaze plot is a reference to Firefly. The quote "a leaf on the wind" is from Serenity, the Firefly movie, and Hoban's name refers to Hoban Washburne, known as Wash, who says the quote.

a character named Vizzini who says: You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line" (From the Princess Bride)

Is this Luffy's Scar from the anime One Piece?

Mutant Kiko: Geodude

green lantern cake

Firefly reference I've noticed in the game Keyquest. In the scripted chat box one of the things you can say is "Shiny, captain" which is a quote from Kaylee in the pilot episode, 'shiny' being a word often used throughout the show in place of words like good or nice. More often than not it is used sarcastically though.

Hoban is a reference to the character Hoban Wash and the traveling draik outfit is the Captain Mal.

The Festive Birthday Wig is pink and red, but I believe it's a reference to Pinkie Pie, has the exact same flick at the front as she does. Plus birthdays are totally her thing. (unconfirmed)

Bledynn the skeith has a sword called Vera which is a reference to Jayne from Firefly as he has a weapon called Vera as well.

And the book Waking the Draik seems to be a reference to Viserys in Game of Thrones when he warns Dany not to wake the dragon.

Dark Enchanted Cape looks a lot like the cloaks used in the Lord of the Rings movies.

A Tale of Two Lupes and A Tale of Two Slorgs reference the title of the novel A Tale of Two Cities

The episode is Our Mrs Reynolds, and a conversation between Mal and Jayne. Not entirely sure the quote is entirely suitable for neopets given the nature of the weapon, but the part of it that doesn't mention the weapon is Mal: What I got? She has a name. Jayne: So does this. I call it Vera.

Fancy Petpet Food is a reference to fancy feast (the slogan is similiar and the labels on the cans are quite similiar) that one I am sure of. (unconfirmed)

The Fantastical Marshmallow Background looks a lot like the land of Sugar Rush in Wreck-it-Ralph. (unconfirmed)

Something from Zelda, I'm thinking Twilight Princess? Best guess so far was a Phantom from Spirit Tracks

I want to guess Madeline? It could be from something else

Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings. Or Gandalf. Or Radagast. I'm not sure, really

Capt Crunch

Space Faerie Cereal's description is referencing the famous line from 2001: A Space Odyssey. "My GOSH, it's full of stars!" (obviously gosh was the other word but yknow)

Daisy from F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (probably)

The Muppet Chef person (unconfirmed, but i think they look alike)

Smee from Peter Pan, or one of the Dwarves from Snow White

The Sleuthing Background also uses the silhouette of The British Parliament and Big Ben


The book "We dont need stinkin apostrophes!" is a reference to a famous line from the Humphrey Bogart film Treasure of the Sierra Madre: "We don't need stinkin' badges"

And the book "News... in... SPACE!" references a joke segment from the end of History of the World Part 1, where a bunch of fake movie trailers are shown.

The book It Came From the Mine is a reference to the '50's movie It Came From Outer Space

Halloween Deaver=Max from Where the Wild Things Are

Deadly Beauty Costume Pack = Adam's Family

You launch into "The Pant Devil Went Down to Altador" and play your banjo fiercely. The doppelgangers inside are totally overwhelmed by your mad banjo skills and surrender. They even give you a nifty item out of respect. (in the Catacombs) - The Devil Went Down to Georgia

The Deathly Union Costume Pack is a reference to Emily, the title character from the film Corpse Bride.

Stitched Doll Face Paint is a reference to Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

They made a few references in TFR in Hanso's dialogue. The line "please understand I hold you in the highest respect" is from the Princess Bride movie. His line about "time for some thrilling heroics" is from the firefly show (not sure of the character, though, most sources say it's Jayne.) I've checked both of those.

May the Best Petpet Win - play on the idiom "may the best man win", which is said in the spirit of sportsmanship.

In the "Triumph" achievement in the Faeries' Ruin, the description "How appropriate. You fight like a kau." is a reference to the video game series "Monkey Island" in which it is an insult that Guybrush uses a lot (as a running gag)

Also the "The Phantoms' Menace" achievement is a reference to the Star Wars movie "The Phantom Menace"

Buddy Holly

Neopia in Space Background - Twilight Zone;

In Space, no one can hear you cry for your mother' - In the BD, reference to Alien the film.

The "Futuristic Hugh Bun Wig" is clearly inspired by the looks of Gem and the other Sirens from Tron Legacy. Even the description hints at this, saying it would look good with white, the main color of Gem/the Sirens

The description for Plate of Lime Biscuits is 'Have them with some coconut and shake it all up' which is a reference to the song Coconut by Harry Nilsson.

I should really start updating the actual guide and not the will do in the future section...

Voting Section

Here, you can vote to see if these are references or not. I think they could be, but I want your opinions. If you think they are or are not, NM me your vote!
I may be putting things here that have multiple possibilities for the reference as well

Is this outfit from Oliver Twist, or Newsies?

Newsies:4, Oliver:6, neither:2
I really can't decide between these two, both seem to be very accurate...

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