The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
Some characters in the background recite a "who would win?" litany including Frankenstein and Dracula.
Brendan Gleeson's character 'Pirate with Gout' wears a Blue Peter badge on his hat.
"Also Sprach Zarathustra" plays as the Pirate Captain unveils Polly at the science competition.
When Black Bellamy denounces Pirate Captain at the award ceremony, the advertisement he first opens to in the paper is for "Slocombe's Cat Food"; a reference to Mrs. Slocombe from "Are you Being Served?"
The character "Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate" wears a false beard and talks with a deliberately low voice to disguise the fact she's a woman just like the women at the stoning in Life Of Brian.
John Merrick (the Elephant Man) makes a cameo appearance.
In the Pirate Captain's cabin, to the left of the door, one of the Pirate rules is, "No matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight." It's partially obscured, but that's the gist.
Art Director Matt Sanders posted on the Doctor Who forum Gallifrey Base on March 29th 2012, saying "As a long-standing aficionado of the TARDIS's police box shell, I've sneaked some familiar six-paned windows into several of the sets. I think I did about half a dozen, though I don't know how many made it into the final edit... Sooooo... (as a little easter-egg-hunt), when you see the film, keep a lookout for TARDIS windows, and let us know if you find them."
Hewy says Aardman will make this movie
Hinted as Aardman's upcoming claymation film.
Mentioned as an upcoming 2012 animated film.
This episode is a review of the film.
Mentioned as one of Aardman Animations' works, the studio that was originally going to make The Croods.
Cover was shown.
Movie is reviewed
A Sony Pictures Animation film associated with Aardman.
Mentioned by Hugh Grant
movie is reviewed
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Reviewed, clips shown.
Reviewed, clips shown.
The movie was reviewed.
is a runner-up for FB's "best of 2012" list.
Nomination presentation for best animated film.
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Dr. Frankenstein brings his Monster (from this version speifically) to the science fair.
Queen Victoria's gymnastics in the ship's galley are a copy of Pris's attack on Decker.
several visuals in the climax