- "George Nader? That's Ralph Nader's naughty brother. He wrote "Safe at Any Speed." - Joel says during the credits for Robot Monster
Ralph Nader is an American political activist, most notably outspoken about automobile safety. In 1965, he wroteUnsafe At Any Speed. George Nader, while the star of this film, was not actually his brother, nor did he write a book called Safe At Any Speed.
- "Selena Royale? What a great movie! Wasn't Woody Allen in that?" -Joel says during the credits for Robot Monster
Joel is referring to the 1967 version of Casino Royale, a James Bond spoof that featured a young Woody Allen as Bond's nephew and head of SMERSH.
- "Lookin' through the knothole in Grandma's wooden leg."-Sung by Joel whenever we see Ro-Man lumbering around on the hillside.
From an old children's folk song. "Looking through the knothole in Grandma's wooden leg/ Who'll wind the clock up when I'm gone/ Go get the axe, there's a flea in Susie's ear/ And a boy's best friend is his mother."
- "It's Miller Day!"-Says Crow T. Robot upon a close-up shot of a wristwatch wearing actor soldering electronic circuits.
This is a reference to the Miller Genuine Draft "It's Miller Time!" ad campaign of the 1980's.
- "But the hills are alive with...weird music." -Crow, as Ro-Man hikes through rough terrain as a strange soundtrack plays
Refers to the title song from The Sound of Music, a Broadway musical and film.
- "Armageddon married in the mornin'." -Tim during the marriage scene in reply to Joel's comment that it's an"Armaggedon weddin'."
This is a reference to the song "Get Me to the Church On Time" from My Fair Lady, a Broadway musical, which contains the line "I'm gettin' married in the mornin', Ding dong, the bells are gonna chime!"
- "One-punch Larry." -Crow nicknames Roy this after he is hit by Ro-Man.
One-Punch Larry was a nickname of Larry Lowenstein, a publicist and agent. According to his autobiography, he gained the nickname after scaring off a bigger kid by punching him once while defending a smaller boy.
- "I got the girl! I got the girl! Oh happy day! I will love her and pet her and hug her and squeeze her and I will call her Georgette." -Tom Servo as Ro-Man walks away with the captured Alice after fighting Roy.
This is a reference inside a reference. The line is based on one by Hugo, the Abominable Snowman
, a character from a Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoon, who said: "My own little bunny rabbit! I will name him George, and I will hug him, and pet him, and squeeze him," after catching Daffy. Hugo was a reference to Lennie, from Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck
, whose guardian was named George.