When Laura Roslin learns she has cancer, you see numerous ships flying overhead - one of which is Serenity from the show "Firefly" (2002/I).
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One of the shows Peter lists in the beginning that was canceled during Family Guy's hiatus.
A character mentions that they have been "watching re-runs of Firefly."
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Referenced by name
Adam Baldwin plays a marine who refers to his gun "Vera" in the game, found only with the IWHBYD skull activated.
Dr. Keller makes mention of there being strawberries on the plane. Jewel Staite's character on Firefly, Keylee Fry, loves strawberries.
Joss Whedon is credited as the creator of "Firefly."
Marvin Milktoast works for an unnamed television company (Fox) and cancels shows (Firefly).
DVD is shown in a video store.
Raj tells Summer Glau that when she was in the show, she was actually in space, but then makes fun of people who believe that
The conversation Topher has with his friend about classic sci-fi errors is a referrence to Firefly.
In the seventh episode, Tim uses the word "Gorram", which is a Mandarin curse made popular by Firefly. The scene is an intentional reference to Firefly.
When Castle and Beckett enter the victim's apartment, they are both wearing blue nitrile gloves. Castle looks at his hands and holds up two fingers on each hand, This is a reference to two villain characters on Firefly, known only as the "Hands of Blue." These characters wear black suits and similar gloves, and appear most prominently in the episode "Ariel."
A Character is named Jaynis Kobb and runs a section of the level called Jaynistown
Mentioned by Tom Bergeron as he promotes the following broadcast of Nathan Fillion in "Castle"
Castle's Halloween costume is a "space cowboy" reminiscent of Mal's outfit, prompting Alexis to tell him to retire it; in-joke as Nathan Fillion is spoofing himself
Meeting the cast from this show mentioned by 21.
Caroline refers to Bennet as "She could kill you with her brain." The actress that plays Bennet also plays River in Firefly, where she say "I can kill you with my brain"
Joker can say "Sometimes I just get the urge to turn off the inertial compensator and pull a Crazy Ivan", in reference to the TV series.
Sheldon mentions the FOX Network cancelling the show.
"I was aiming for his head"
Sheldon mentions the show by name.
DVD cover shown.
In a still image, Tristan is shown wearing a t-shirt of Firefly
Sean Maher plays a shy character unable to tell Jewel Staite's character how he feels. This is similar to the two characters these actors play in Firefly and Serenity.
Castle learned Chinese from a TV show he loved; Nathan Fillion often spoke Chinese on this show
Adam Baldwin and Summer Glau were series stars on Firefly. Baldwin's character was always trying to get rid of Glau's character (leave her behind or throw her out an airlock). Now as John Casey he finally succeeds getting rid of Greta. Baldwin even has has a line directly referencing Firefly and his connection to Glau -- "Listen Agent Greta. I don't know who you've worked with before, *** or what CREW you were on, *** this is the best damn spy team in the world. So do us a favor, don't let the door hit you in the ass." Jayne (Baldwin) and River (Glau) were both part of the crew of Serenity.
Troy says that he and Abed have an agreement that "if one of us dies, we stage it to look like a suicide caused by the unjust cancellation of 'Firefly.'"
Martha asks Castle if he knows what Serenity is. One of Nathan Fillion's best known roles is a captain of a spaceship Serenity in Firefly
Among the achievements/trophies is "I call her Vera" for mastering any weapon in any mode. This is a reference to (Firefly) character (Jayne Cobb)'s favourite weapon. He calls it Vera, & in the episode (Our Mrs. Reynolds) he tries to trade Vera for Mal's new bride Saffron.
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The stranded woman in Duke Burger says "I hope they make another season of Lightning Bug. That captain is such a dreamboat".
Captain Tightpants is Malcolm's nickname
"Inara Serra" appears as a future president's head
Jack's love interest is named Vera. In the Firefly episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds," it's revealed that Jayne Cobb, one of the main characters, refers to his favorite gun as "Vera."
Lead Character Named After Character in Firefly
Raj mentions the show by name.
mentioned by Mike, saying he likes the show.
Hulk attacks Joss Whedon for not making the show longer than one season.
Castle mentions "that Joss Whedon show" while listing scifi shows. Castle uses the catchphrase "Shiny". Nebula-9 was on the air for 12 episodes, like Firefly. Also the lead character on Nebula-9 is Max Rennard, a clear play on the name Mal Reynolds, lead character on Firefly. The cannibals aliens in Nebula 9 are named Creevers, which is similar in name and description to the Reevers in Firefly.
NPH mentions that the Dr. Mayfair's (Nathan Fillion) room gives him a sense of serenity, referring to both the movie and the series involving the Serenity
Joshua Overshire mentions this television show by name
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Sage talks about the show
Sheldon says, "'Firefly' did a movie to wrap things up."
Serenity is featured in the background as one of Roger the Alien's model airplanes
Leslie Miller mentions that Nathan Fillion was on the show
During the scene in Washington, D.C. when Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson visit the OPS, Hermes gives them a thermos from the television show "Hercules Busts Heads." When Tyson remarks that is was a fantastic show, Hermes replies that it was the best show, which is why it was cancelled after one season. This references Firefly, the T.V. show in which Nathan Fillon (Hermes) starred in that was cancelled after one season.
The Heavy Pistol can be customized as The Captain, which is a reference to the gun used by Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the series.
Referenced in Howard's song for Bernadette
Karla mentions this television show by name
Robert Carradine mentions this television show by name
Ellen says "Serenity" is a remake of this series