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When the kid is injected with the "juice", he grows his muscles to an abmormal size. As he grows, he yells "Shazam," as if his growth were a transformation, like Captain Marvel from DC comics.
This would be the show's second reference to Captain Marvel.
In the sketch where the kid agrees to eat Pop Rock & drink soda, then later explodes, you will notice that he soils his jeans after his head pops off.
Thug Life Born
During the last sketch, You Can't do that on Robot Chicken, in the cafeteria scene with Barf, the guy at the booth is wearing a shirt that says "Thug Life Born."
General: Soon you will be free.
Bloopers Host: Blue skies. Barfy burgers. Girls.
General: What I mean is soon you will be free to watch our movies on demand service.
Bloopers Host: That's still pretty good.
General: Unfortunately, the only movie we have on demand is Christmas with the Kranks.
Bloopers Host: Nooooooooo!
Scientist: Hey chicken!
Scientist: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Scientist: To die in the name of science!
Guy in Bar: I need something to wet my whistle.
(The bartender pours him a shot)
Guy in Bar: It's a play on words jackass! (He pours the shot into a whistle)
Clown: Everything floats down here! That is, if its mass per unit of volume is equal to or lighter than that of water.
Dog: My darling Mrs. Fluffy Bottom ours is a love that can never be.
Mrs. Fluffy Bottom: Meow.
Little Girl: Mommy, Mommy, that boy out there is running faster than the train!
Mom: What did I tell you about being stupid. You don't get a birthday this year.
Kid: Dude, I heard that some kid ate some Pop Rocks and drank some soda, and his stomach exploded and he died, dude!
Kid #2: No way. That never happened.
Kid #3: I dare you to do it.
Kid #2: No way. Let's make Mikey do it. He'll try anything. I bet you a dollar he doesn't.
Paper Boy: Extra! Extra! Newspaper boys are anachronisms in modern-day society! Read all about it!
Narrator: Blackula vs. Blackenstein vs. The Black Mummy wiiiiiill not be shown tonight show we can see the special presentation-
Caption: You can't do that on Robot Chicken.
Pedro: Maybe we should conquer Europe. I dont know. You could be emperor or something, as long as i can have my mule.
Napoleon Bonamite: Sweet!
General: (mortally wounded) Sir, we are outnumbered!!
Napoleon Bonamite: I was outnumbered by ninjas and wolverines over summer vacation, but i defeated them all with my numchucks. Gosh!
General: Sir, who are we going to conquer today?
Napoleon Bonamite: Whoever i feel like conquering, Gosh!
Pedro from the movie Napoleon Dynamite appears in this episode as one of Napoleon's generals, suggesting maybe they should conquer Europe and Napoleon could be emperor
This is the first ever Napoleon Dynamite parody.
Stoopid Monkey Logo: Monkey Skull
Mr. Green's Dialect Coach - Sarah Gellar
Mr. Green's Hygiene Coach - Mila Kunis
Knows What Was Blurred Out in Ep.8 - S. Gold
This character is a mix between baseball player Barry Bonds and former ball player Mark McGwire. Both players are highly rumored to have used steroids in their heyday as players, but neither one has yet confessed to using the illegal substances.
Pirates of the Caribbean:
"Ass-Pirates of the Caribbean" is a gay parody of the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean."
The Fizzy Candy skit is a homage to the old urban legend. It was said that if you eat Rock Poppers and Drink Soda at the same time, then you would explode. That, of course, was proven false.
This is a reference to both the historical French leader Napoleon, and the hit movie Napoleon Dynamite (mostly the former.) A lot of the things Napoleon says is a reference to the movie, inculding the dance scene at his exile.
The Snoop Dogg action figure's role as the pilot of the Airforce One party plane is a reference to the real life Snoop's role as the Captain of the Soul Plane in the film of the same name.
President Clinton: "Had to borrow the old AF-1. We're going to Burning Man."
Burning Man is a large festival held annually, often regarded as something of an elaborate "hippie" party by those who are only casually interested in the party aspect. The festival culminates in the burning of a giant effigy of a man, made of wood.
Spinach: "Hey Milk, you've expired."
Food Crowd: "Life Day . . . renew, renew."
A reference to the film Logan's Run where citizens confined to a domed city were told that they expired when they turned 30, their expiration indicated when a crystal on their hands glowed red. When they expired, they could go through the almost cult-like religous process of renewal to supposedly be born again, though its legitimacy was questioned.
"Lewis and Clark" - This is a reference to the 1990's show Lois and Clark which chronicled the romance and exploits of Lois Lane and Clark Kent (Superman – played by Dean Cain). Lois and Clark was itself a play on words as the characters names sounded like those of the famous Lewis and Clark –reverse parodied in this skit – who were known for their expedition in exploring the territory acquired by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase.
Beach Nerd Boy: "Shazam!"
Shazam! is the magic word DC comics hero Captain Marvel uses to summon his power, transforming himself from young boy Billy Batson into the legendary hero, who is a full grown adult. He didn't dismember people in roid rages though.
Pennywise (the evil sewer clown): "Everything floats down here . . ."
The clown himself and the first part of his line quoted above are from Stephen King's It, a 1990 TV movie based on the book of the same name. The original pay off to the line was, "They all float down here. When your down here with us, you'll float too," as the Pennywise in the film wasn't as scientifically inclined.
Girl on Train: "Mommy, Mommy, that boy out there is running faster than the train."
This line, as well as the visual of the boy moving past the train is a nod to a scene in Superman: The Movie where a young Lois Lane, on a train with her mother and father, witnesses a teenage Clark Kent running along side them. The parents, however, aren't nearly as abusive when they dismiss her claims.
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