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- Panty (while in Art Shift mode) has been compared to Miki Hoshii from The Idolmaster. Picture.
- The chant Panty and Stocking say during their Transformation Sequence is very similar to Hell Girl's chant before she ferries people to hell.
- Scanty and Kneesocks could be one to Him of Powerpuff Girls.
- Brief's outfit is definitely a reference to Ghostbusters.
- Chuck bears a strong resemblance to G.I.R.'s dog disguise from Invader Zim.
- Is it just me, or does Corset bear a striking resemblance to Darkstalkers' Jedah, with a little Dimitri thrown in?
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: The Original Soundtrack
01-A "Excretion Without Honor and Humanity"
The title is a reference to Battles Without Honor and Humanity.
- The plumbing logo on the side of the truck looks like an orange Mario on meth.
- While holding the plumber at gun point, Panty asks him if he "feels lucky, Punk? Well, do ya?"
01-B "Death Race 2010"
The title is a reference to Death Race 2000.
- "Go, See-Through, Go!"
- The cops of Daten City must have taken some pointers from the Chicago Police Department.
- A woman's dress gets blown away a la Marilyn Monroe.
02-A "The Buzz of the Beehive"
The title is a reference to The Spirit Of The Beehive.
- If you look closely at the background of one scene, you will see a huge crowd containing Simon, Nia, Leeron, Kamina, Viral, Yoko, Nono, Lal'c, Tycho, Haruko, Naota, Naruto, Fry, and a Powerpuff Girl (more likely Bubbles). For the image in question, see here.
- "Let's ditch the idiot with the outdated doll's name, Stockin'."
- The dub adds a few more Barbie jokes throughout the ep.
Panty: Barbie Dream Cemetery sold seperately! REPENT, MOTHERFUCKER!
- "Don't have sex in school or else you'll die! No matter what position you use!!"
- Barby tends to cross and uncross her legs in a way very similar to Adiane the Elegant.
- The name for the idol group AKB48 shows up multiple places in school shots.
- Panty's school uniform is Mari's outfit with a shorter skirt. Observe.
02-B "Sex and the Daten City"
The title is a reference to Sex and the City.
- When the girls go into space, the Blue Danube Waltz accompanies them, a la 2001.
- "Sex and the Daten City" has the film being directed by David Shyamalan. The dub changed it to Roman Polanski.
- The male actor in Panty's sex tape from this episode looks very familiar when you think about it.
- At the end of "Sex and the Daten City", Stocking goes on YouTube. Although the site has a blatant Youtube logo, it resembles more of a cross between the former and Nico Nico Douga.
- In the dub, Panty's agent mentions Panty having a future meeting with Bubbles and sending a birthday card to Blossom.
- Also in the dub..."I don't see no Ghosts." "Who ya gonna call, motherbitches?"
03-A "Catfight Club"
The title is a reference to Fight Club.
- To match Stocking's Sailor Lolita getup, Honekoneko comes decked with a sailor hat...and a duckbill.
- When Panty and Stocking are about to fight, you will find a little obscure reference to a certain gunslinger vampire and a swordfighter priest. Comparison.
- Brief's scooter is shaped like WALL-E.
03-B "Pulp Addiction"
The title is a reference to Pulp Fiction.
- "Portschach's journal, July 2nd, 0600 hours..."
- When the sargeant is giving a speech to his troops, they are represented like black silhouettes with "South Park-styled" eyes.
04-A "The Diet Syndrome"
The title is a reference to The China Syndrome.
- Courage the Cowardly Dog gets his own moment: Panty's shirt on the Peekaboo scene has a Katz stamp.
- Stocking desperately tries to lose weight in methods similar to that of Rocky. There is also some music that sounds suspiciously familiar...
- Mission Impossible gets a little shout with a questionably similar-sounding song.
- The fat cook Ghost shouts "HIDEBU!" when it dies, just like Fist of the North Star's resident Fat Bastard, Mr. Heart.
04-B "High School Nudical"
The title is a reference to High School Musical.
- "Last night, the residents of Daten City were terrorized by mass naked student events."
- Just before the ghost first appears, Panty & Stocking are going through a weird looking running animation that looks really nostalgic for some reason.
05-A "The Runny"
The title is a reference to The Mummy.
- The moon bears a striking resemblance to the one in Majoras Mask.
- Much more likely the moon from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, image
- When the ghost releases smaller monsters, the sound effect is identical to the one used by Poké Balls.
05-B "Vomiting Point"
The title is a reference to Vanishing Point
- The episode could be a reference to the Powerpuff Girls episode "Town and Out" (which had the girls moving to a much more realistic city).
- Also, the Art Shift has been compared to the styles of both Satoshi Kon and Studio 4C. In reality, the episode was referencing something much more obscure - Shinya Ohira's episode of The Hakkenden, which angered many fans as a result of its realistic, "ugly" aesthetics and loose style. This reaction mirrored the one that fans had while watching Osamu Kobayashi's episode of Gurren Lagann, episode 4, and this episode could easily be seen as an attempt to create a similar reaction.
- The beginning of the episode features a Buddha-like Omi doll.
- There is a fast-food restaurant called WcDonalds.
06 "Les Diaboliques"
The title is a reference to the film of the same name.
- One of the people in the "loser class" in "Les Diaboliques" is wearing a Darth Vader helmet with cape, complete with lightsaber, but the helmet has cat ears.
- Boota can be seen in a small handful of frames when the characters go underground through a toilet.
- When Scanty and Kneesocks berate Panty and Stockings, the latter Art Shift to look like Muppets.
- The Demon Sister's In the Name of the Moon speech sounds eerily similar to Team Rocket's, with Fastener even filling Meowth's Roll.
The title is a reference to Transformers.
- The whole episode is a huge shout out to Transformers, of all things. Mostly the recent movies and the G1 Toon, but with little details here and there from the franchise's entire history.
- One of the Transformers wears Starscream's crown from Transformers: The Movie.
- The ghost that the Optimus and Megatron homages form into looks like the Fallen.
- Unicron pops up at the end of the episode.
- Panty and Stocking's transformed versions are each a mix of the original cartoon's and the original movie's faction leaders: Panty is a mix of Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime, while Stocking is a mix of Megatron and Galvatron (with Animated Megatron's swords).
07-B "The Stripping"
The title is a reference to The Killing.
- The episode turned the Crimson Behelit into one of the rarest sweet delicacies of the world.
- The guy whose car Panty and Stocking wash looks suspiciously like Tsuna.
- Either that or Gary Oak...
- Brief in a red Playboy Bunny costume reminds of Haruko in episode 5 of FLCL and, by extension, of the bunny girl in Gainax's early effort Daicon IV.
- The blonde girl in the pink Playboy Bunny costume and the brunette in the orange Playboy Bunny costume bring to mind Princesses Peach and Daisy.
- Panty wearing a red Playboy Bunny costume and Stocking wearing a black one?
- The ghost is a pyramid with an eye.
08-A "...of the Dead"
The title is a reference to George Romero's "Dead" series. This title could also be referencing the anime/manga Highschool of the Dead, the chapters/episodes of which are often titled as a main theme of the episode, plus "... of the Dead".
- It's their first day as cops in
Raccoon CityRomero & Carpen Town, and the city has been overrun with zombies. Sound familiar?
- This episode features zombie ghosts. Zombie ghosts.
- The way Garterbelt uses his Shotgun is the same manner as the reverend from From Dusk till Dawn. Also the dildo contraption Panty uses as a weapon is a direct reference to a similar weapon used by George Clooneys character in the same movie.
- One of the convicts looks an awful lot like Francis.
- One of the town's citizens accused Panty and Stocking of being impostors because there are only two of them. Apparently she had been expecting three angel-cops.
- When Stocking impales the cat zombie's skull, she let's out some Funny Bruce Lee Noises, complete with a familiar theme.
- At one point some of the survivors decide to throw a burning armchair into the mass of zombies to distract them, just like Ben did in the first part of the Romero's "Dead" series.
08-B "1 Angry Ghost"
The title is a reference to 12 Angry Men.
- A monkey, of all things, decides to mimic a certain attorney.
- Am I the only one who also thought of Family Guy's Evil Monkey and its finger pointing?
- When did Lieutenant Matilda become a monkey? Also there's New Type Sound Effect when shocked & became attorney.
- Those two Ghosts also looked like a very familiar comedy team if you looked close enough.
- Tom Croose? Right out of Magnolia, even.
- A ghost rampaging in a courthouse after ripping itself out of an electric chair? Panicky judge begging for the heroes to do the very job which he had just frowned upon? I Could swear I've seen a scene like this before...
- Is "Justice always prevails" a Case Closed reference?
- After her electrocution, Mrs. Wife looks suspiciously like a certain chihuahua.
- Then she changes into something straight out of The Thing, and when killed, her final line is, "Carpenter!"
09-A "If the Angels Wore Swimsuits"
The title is a reference to If She Wore A Swimsuit.
- There's an Art Shift to South Park's art style.
- Not to mention Garterbelt's "Big Black Frankfurter" song bears more than a few similarities to Chef's "Chocolate Salty Balls".
- The giant crab Ghost at the end ripping off people's swimsuits is reminiscent of the Beach Episode of Mahoromatic where the same thing happened (only there, it was a giant malfunctioning robot crab.)
- One of the men ogling naked Panty covered in seafood Ghosts looks like Barney Rubble from The Flintstones.
- Another one looks like a black Mr. Spacely.
- The swimsuit Stocking is wearing looks sort of famliar
09-B "Ghost: The Phantom of Daten City"
- Stocking's winter coat looks like Maetel's typical outfit.
- Stocking has figurines of Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie, Death Jr, Lenore, Frankenweenie, and Anabelle
10-A "Inner Brief"
The title is a reference to Innerspace.
- The way the Anarchy Sisters leave a shiny trail behind them as they jump reminds this troper of The Powerpuff Girls.
- The priest gives the order "Go Chuck Go", which is the same that was given to Lassie. ("Go Lassie Go")
10-B/C/D "Chuck to the Future"
The title is a reference to Back to The Future.
- Chuck melts down and reforms much like the T-1000.
- In Part 1 there is a can labeled "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes".
- Part 1 as a whole feels like a homage to Tom and Jerry and similar old style cartoons.
- In Part 2, after being microwaved, Chuck reforms itself pretty much like Watchmen's Dr Manhattan after being de-atomized.
- The scene where Chuck punches a fly on the wall and gets hit with a constant stream of flies is a parody of a scene from Evil Dead 2, where Ash gets sprayed in the face with a stream of blood coming from a hole in the wall.
- Part 3 as a whole is an homage to Eraserhead.
- The female demon thing that comes out of Fastener looks like Kim Possible.
10-E "Help! We are Angels"
- The logo in the top-left corner is a send-up of MTV's.
- Just as the music starts: "Bangin' on heaven's door."
- Stocking is playing a fairly uncommon left-handed bass guitar.
- The video features the band in pompadours and jumpsuits, in face-paint with pyrotechnics, crossing Abbey Road, setting a guitar on fire, dancing in a cell block dressed in caution tape, in golden outfits performing a stadium concert, hugging each other before a chain link fence while in schoolgirl uniforms, thoroughly punk-ified with the British flag, in extravagant black dresses and white makeup, and in the artstyle of the Gorillaz. There are also parodies of famous record covers (Velvet Underground, with Panty humping the banana; Nirvana's Nevermind with Stocking underwater following a cupcake; Pink Floyd's Division Bell with the heads of P&S; and finally, King Crimson's In The Court Of The Crimson King with Garterbelt's screaming face). Other references include The Sex Pistols, Oasis, and Marilyn Manson.
- When PSG is playing beneath the Northern Lights background, Chuck is wearing Kenny's parka. Moreover when they are playing at Times Square, a billboard for UFC could be seen as well as the storefront for the now-defunct Virgin (or, rather, Virginia) Megastore.
- One of the women in the "Telephone" parody resembles Jessie.
- The two truckers in the desert are Guile and possibly Abel from the Street Fighter series.
- Near the end of the music video a chain breaks in a Black Rock Shooter-like fashion.
- Stocking smashes someone away with a bass swing.
- The framing device of the rowdy punk concert closes the video in the same fashion as the music video for My Chemical Romance's cover of "Desolation Row".
11-A "Once Upon a Time in Garterbelt"
The title is a reference to Once Upon a Time in America.
- The Key is a Lie
- When the monkeys touch Garterbelt, it's a reference to 2001 -- and he's the monolith.
- During a montage of Garterbelt traveling through history and around the world, you can spot a split-second image of him dressed as Afro Samurai.
- There are lots of art, Bible and history references: Moses parting the Red Sea (just like in The Ten Commandments), Jonah and the fish, Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man and The Last Supper, the Crusades, Eugène Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", the Yalta Conference, Ku Klux Klan, Those Wacky Nazis and many more, all of them featuring Garterbelt in one way or another.
- Young!Garterbelt is Captain Ersatz to Tony Montana. Hell, he even sniffed coke from a big pile on his desk before dying from hail of bullets just like the original!
- Panty and Stocking fight a six-armed clockwork suit of armor that is reminiscent of Viral's mecha.
11-B "Nothing To Room"
The title is a reference to Nothing To Lose.
- The entire set-up appears to spoof sitcoms. But the only time a studio audience is heard is when Chuck enters the scene.
- The piano music which plays when Chuck enters with a bowl of dog food is the famous public domain piece The Entertainer which is also frequently used in the Looney Tunes cartoons.
12-A "D.C. Confidential"
The title is a reference to L.A. Confidential.
12-B "Panty + Brief"
The title is a reference to Romeo + Juliet.
- Panty's plan to have sex with 1000 men before returning to heaven exceeds the goal of another anime heroine by exactly one order of magnitude.
- The scene where Panty and Brief look at each other through an aquarium is an homage to Romeo + Juliet. It even features a Suspiciously Similar Song of the song used in the equivalent Romeo + Juliet scene.
- The group of men Panty has sex with in the beginning look an awful lot like Gary Oak.
- In that very same image, the Ghosts pursuing Brief look like a bunch of demonic Totoro!
- Panty's hairstyle at the party lends her a rather astonishing resemblance to Winry Rockbell.
- Her entire outfit is actually a homage to an outfit Taiga wears in Toradora!
- The angel wings she has on also makes her more like Juliet in Romeo + Juliet.
- Brief says "I'm not your doll anymore" to his father. Rei Ayanami says that to her "father" Gendo Ikari in episode 26 of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
- The "ALART" that appears on Garterbelt's scanner thing is most likely a shout-out to Neon Genesis Evangelion, and not just a typo like most people assume it to be. It's changed back to "ALERT" in episode 13.
- After he's cleaned up and given his outfit, he bares more than a passing resemblance to Battler Ushiromiya, especially when he's Calling the Old Man Out.
13 "Bitch Girls"/"Bitch Girls 2 Bitch"
The title is a reference to Bad Boys.
- Panty being kicked out and sickened by the very sight of sex bears resemblance to A Clockwork Orange.
- Panty recovers from her Heroic BSOD as Panty, Girl of the Alps.
- Chuck's face as a One-Winged Angel strongly resembles the mask worn by the strongest form of Hollow Ichigo.
- Corset's plan is to arrange a marriage between Brief and Scanty, then use Brief's penis atop a symbolically-shaped tower as the key to release an Eldritch Abomination. Sounds awful familiar, and considering the Ghostbusters shout-out with Brief mentioned above, probably not coincidental.
- The emergence of the ghost resembles the opening of the gate in Fullmetal Alchemist.
- Even more so when you remember that Corset is opening the gate and freeing the ghost to invade heaven, and in FMA, Father opened the planet's Gate to drag God down to Earth.
- Corset's "death" from being squashed by a very large foot from the sky reminds one of something completely different.
- When trying to defeat the ultimate Ghost, the girls start flying around in a way similar to The Powerpuff Girls.
- The words Keikaku doori are said by several characters, too many times to be a coincidence.
- Garterbelt pulls a machine gun out of his afro and starts firing wildly, much like Nabeshin in some episodes of Excel Saga.
- All the panties, stocking, and garterbelts Stocking orders combine to form a CG Giga Drill that literally pierces the heavens, though that was unintentional since their target was below them.
- Panty and Stocking's Mom could possibly be a throwback to End of Evangelion.
- Also reminds of Monty Python's giant foot.
- At the end, Brief's reaction (Multiplied Big eyes) resembles a lot of cartoons such as Droopy the Dog.
- "This will be your last party!"
- Zombie!Panty has Alien's mouthed tongue.
- "Chuck To The Future Part 4" is an over-sexualised parody of Super Mario Bros..