World of Warcraft Easter Eggs - page 9

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In-game Quote Reference
Father Lankaster – Priest trainer in Undercity The Exorcist – A reference to a character named Father Lankester Merrin, played by actor Max von Sydow

Thanks, fortner

Un’Goro Crater region Phonetically Un’Goro-Un’Goro Crater is a real world reference to the Ngorongoro Crater near the Serengeti in Tanzania, Africa. The center of the real crater was a lake in it, right where the rocky fire elemental hill is in game.

Since there are some Zelda references in Un’Goro crater, maybe Goron city – from Ocarina of Time.

Thanks, AaronJ, Wayle and Palinar

Dadanga the Kodo by the entrance of the cavern in Marshal’s Refuge in Un’Goro Crater Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) – Dodongo’s Cavern

Thanks, Palinar

Dirge Quikcleave – The goblin in Gadgetzan at the inn Could be homage to Roman Dirge the creator of Lenore Comics.

Thanks, Aryel

Georgia (Bat Handler) in Light’s Hope, Eastern Plaguelands Dead like me – Georgia Lass, played by actress Ellen Muth, is also the main character of the TV series about a girl who dies and continues living in a not-quite-alive state harvesting souls.

Thanks, DavidM

An ogre named Jorb (Lizzarik’s Bodyguard) traveling between Crossroads and Ratchet with a goblin salesman (The Barrens). A Jorb well done (Flash SWF) –  Coach Z, a character created by the Brothers Chaps for their site homestarrunner.com, can’t pronounce the word “Job” correctly, and instead says Jorb.

Thanks, Joseff

There is a quest for warlocks at level 50 called “Trolls of a Feather Birds of a Feather – Phish song

Birds of a Feather – was a successful situation comedy shown on BBC1 in the United Kingdom between 1989 and 1998.

Thanks, Bennett

There is an epic BoE mace item called Hand of Edward the Odd Edward Scissorhands (1990) – by actor Johny Depp

Thanks, Bennett and Brian

There are two giant Dwarven statues in southern Loch Modan

Note: After the deaths of both Kings: Madoran and Khardros, their sons jointly commissioned two great statues in honor of their fathers. [Three Hammers War]

Lord of the Rings (2002) – There are two giant statues in the Fellowship of the Ring film.  There is also two statues in Neverending Story.

Thanks Bennett, Andy and Brian

Kresh the turtle in the Wailing Caverns instance Finding Nemo (2003) – A reference to CRUSH, the surfer sea turtle. The rare item he drops is KRESH’S BACK. In Finding Nemo, characters hitch on Crush’s back through the EAC.

Thanks, Bennett, Zach, and Brian

You get a Bouquet of Scarlet Begonias for completing a quest in Redridge Mountains titled: An Unwelcome Guest, after you kill the Bellygrub the boar. Scarlet Begonias (1974) is a Grateful Dead song.

Thanks Andy

The goblin named Short John Mithril in the Gurubashi Arena, Stranglethorn Vale Reference to Long John Silver from the book Treasure Island (1883) by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Thanks JMM

Mithril and Truesilver minerals Reference to metal from J.R.R. Tolken’s the Lord of the Rings series. In the series mithril was said to be “a precious silvery metal, stronger than steel but much lighter in weight. In the series mithril was also called true-silver. Gandalf explains it to the team while in Mines of Moria.

Thanks JMM

Region of Khaz’Modan Lord of the Rings – the mines of Moria/middle earth, Khazad-d?m …. [Khaz][ad-dum] flipping the last word—> Khaz’Mud’da.  Khaz’Modan – the land of dwarves – is at the middle of the continent between Lordaeron and Stormwind kingdoms.
Tol Barad Island Lord of the RingsBarad-d?r—- flipping it sounds like Dor Barad
The consumable item named Runn Tum Tuber If you are into Broadway shows, Rum Tum Tugger is one of the many feline characters in the poetry book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot and in Cats the Musical.

Thanks, AJ

The loading screen tip “There is no cow level”

Techbot in Gnomeregan instance says “There is no Secret Cow Level” /Tips in loading screens repeat the quote.

It refers to a running joke starting with the original Diablo. There were rumors that there was a secret cow level somewhere in the game, but there wasn’t. In Starcraft one of the cheat codes is “there is no cow level.” In Diablo II, Blizzard did include a secret cow level and now the joke lives on in World of Warcraft.

Techbot – Those of us with enough experience know there is in fact a secret cow level… But Where? Thunder Bluff!

Thanks, JMM and Jesse

A troll named Zayus (High Priest Trainer) in Orgrimmar Planet of the Apes (1968) – Dr. Zaius played by actor Maurice Evans(1968)

Thanks, Mentok

Apothecary Keever in the Apothecarium in the Undercity changes one of the caged humans into various creatures and pokes them. When the man turns into a sheep and Keever pokes him repeatedly, the sheep explodes This is in reference to the easter eggs in Warcraft II, Warcraft III, and Starcraft where if you click on a critter in a level many times, it will explode.

Thanks, JMM

An exotic cookbook is an item pickpocketed by rogue players from Ogres Twilight Zone Episode “To Serve Man” () – In the episode, aliens land and start doing all kinds of good things for mankind. The main characters are suspicous until they translate the cover of an alien book to read “How to Serve Man”. Finally at the end of the episode they translate some of the inside of the book and find it is a recipe; and the aliens were using humans as cattle. The translation reads something to the effect of “Find man. Serve man. Eat man.”

Thanks, JMM and Dizzly

In the quest line to open the Ahn’Qiraj Gates, you have to kill a big fish named Maws … on the coast of Azshara; and he will ruin your day if you are fishing for him alone Jaws – film directed by Steven Spielberg

Thanks, Ryan

The wrecked raft in the lake of Un’Goro Crater, all the crystal references, the dinosaurs, the crystal pylons and the crystal matrices Land of the Lost

Thanks, TMorris

A Mage quest in Stormwind by the Mage Tower. It’s name is something like “Investigate the Blue Recluse”. The mage gives you a scroll to activate a spell and containers to trap ghosts. you have to go into The Blue Recluse bar and you read off a scroll that activates a spell. Suddenly ghosts appear. You bring them down to zero health and then become “dazed”. Then you click the containers icon on your bag. Your character throws the container on the ground. The box opens up and then light beams shoot out trapping the ghost. then you have to go pick up the container with the trapped ghost! Ghostbusters (1984)

Thanks, DarkWanderer

Morning Glory Dew is a consumable item. The acronym is MGD Miller Genuine Draft – a beer from a large American beermaker based in Milwaukee. It was founded in 1855 by Frederick Miller. [scratches head trying to figure out which Blizzard dev drinks booze in the morning … O_o]

Thanks, IrvingMike

Undead Yvette Farthing at the Brill Inn in Tirisfal Glades Most Haunted (2002) – Brittish Show on LivingTV Network based on investigating purported paranormal activity, with presenter and executive producer Yvette Fielding

Thanks Jim

Master Smith Burninate (The Thorium Brotherhood) in Searing Gorge Trogdor, the Burninator from Homestarrunner.com

Thanks, Gomek

In the Eastern Plaguelands there’s a quest titled: “When Smokey Sings, I Get Violent” – given by Smokey LaRue at Light’s Hope ABC song titled, “When Smokey Sings”. The actual lyric is, “When Smokey Sings, I hear violins”.

Thanks, Greg.J

Troggs say “Crush!” “Kill!” or “Destroy! There was a robot called IDAK in the old Lost and Space  TV series (1965-1968), episode 224: Revolt of the Androids – that, when powered up, said, “… crush! …kill! …destroy! … Crush! Kill! Destroy! CRUSH! KILL! DESTROY!”

Thanks, Morfos

After killing the Scarshield Quartermaster – right outside the BRS portal by the opposite wing – by the Blackwing Lair entry orb. The Quatermaster drops Blackhand’s Command letter. Then go to Upper Blackrock Spire(BRS) to kill Drakkisath, and touch the orb behind him. The quest completition dialogue for Blackwing Lair attunement is “Have fun storming the castle! This is a direct quote from Billy Crystal’s character Miracle Max from The Princess Bride.

Thanks, Joe

In Orgrimmar there is a weapon shop by the Cleft of Shadows, close to where the rogue trainer is. The name of the shop is “The Slow Blade”. This is a reference to the book/film Dune.

Quote from film, Gurney Halleck: “The slow blade penetrates the shield”

Thanks,
Sixfeet@Ysera

 



World of Warcraft Easter Eggs - page 5

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in WoW Easter Eggs

In-game Quote

Reference

In Eastern Plaguelands, at Light’s Hope Chapel, there is an NPC named Father Inigo Montoy (Brotherhood of the Light) The Princess Bride (1987) – famous for the quote “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” – played by actor Mandy Patinkin

Thanks, Walker, cynthia and Stacey

Lieutenant Dangle in Orgrimmar Reno 911 (2003) – Lieutenant Jim Dangle – played by actor Thomas Lennon

Thanks, Ryan

Inside of the Wailing Caverns instance (The Barrens), you can find stones, stacked in small piles. Nearby, you can find Stickmen, made from wooden poles. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Thanks, robdingo

Lord Victor Nefarian yells: “Inconceivable!” during the Warchief Rend Arena event (since patch 1.11) The Princess Bride (1983) – Actor Wallace Shawn plays as Vizzini: “HE DIDN’T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE!”.  He repeats Inconceivable often during the film.

Thanks, Stacey

Saru Steelfury (Artisan Blacksmith Trainer) in Orgrimmar says: “There is nothing in this world you can trust, not man, not woman not beast – this you can trust.” [Points to sword] Conan the Barbarian (1983) – Conan’s father played by actor William Smith says the same line.

Thanks, ksalmon

The area of Stonetalon Mountains called Malaka’jin – a Horde camp Tanqueray “Malacca Gin”, a robust and flavorful gin distilled from botanicals from the East Indies. Malacca has an exotic flavor that differs from London Dry, but unfortunately, it has been pulled from the U.S. market despite positive reviews. Clearly, someone at Blizzard enjoys good Gin. Hic!

Thanks, ericc

Ajeck Rouack is standing next to Nessingwary by the Nessingwary camp, northern Stranglethorn Vale Previously, we said Hemet Nessingwary is in reference to Ernest Hemingway. However, a fan just told us that Ajeck Rouack is an anagram to another great American author, Jack Kerouac.

Thanks, Darling@Vek’nilash

The shop next to the Auction House in Orgrimmar is called “Boomstick Imports” Dead Evil 3: Army of Darkness (1992)

Thanks, Vaylen@Icecrown

Arcanist’s Cookbook Reference to the Anarchist’s Cookbook (2002)

Thanks, Jim

There is a Blood Elf NPC in Azshara named Sanath Lim-yo who teleports you up a cliff to Archmage Xylem’s tower This may or may not be a reference to Lim Yo-Hwan (whose ID is SlayerS_`BoxeR`), a Korean Starcraft professional gamer who is considered to be the greatest Starcraft player of all time. Lim Yo-Hwan is credited to be extremely influential in the development of the sport of professional gaming in Korea. Blizzard undoubtedly knows of his name and his influence and impact on their game. The teleportation ability of Sanath Lim-yo may be an allusion to Lim Yo-Hwan’s amazing ability to use the Dropship (a flying transportation unit in Starcraft) with great control.

Thanks, Panorama

Sergeant Houser in Undercity, at the War Quarter The GI Joe character Duke’s real name is Conrad S. Hauser and he is a first sergeant.

Thanks, Bandyspring

The Vorpal Dagger, a green dagger drop The poem, Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll. Quote: “He took his Vorpal Sword in hand” and “The Vorpal Blade went snickersnack”.

Dungeons & Dragons –  the Vorpal weapon was also a most infamous and sought after sword/weapon capable of beheading on a critical hit. In the game’s reference manual Deities and Demigods, King Arthur’s sword Excalibur is described as being a “vorpal weapon.” Many MUDs (multi-user dungeons) also incorporate this adjective into some of their weapon descriptions..

Thanks, Glonos and Steve.S

Meggi Peppinrocker in Everlook, Winterspring, gives a quest titled: “Trouble in Winterspring!”

“There’s trouble in Winterspring!

Why, sure, I spend some time out in the wilds and know about these things… I’m always mighty proud to say it. I consider the hours I spend out there in the hills to be golden. Help you cultivate quick reflexes, a cool head and a keen eye…

It takes judgement, brains and maturity to appreciate the wilderness in the way that I do.

Now, what was I talking about?

Ah yes, trouble. See Donova Snowden at the hot springs and she can tell you more.”

The NPC quest text is a parody of the song “Ya got trouble!” sung by the main character Harold Hill in the broadway show “The Music Man

“With a cue in my hand are golden. Help you cultivate horse sense. And a cool head and a keen eye.”—read full lyrics.

Thanks, Andrew

In Caer Darrow (the island Scholomance is on), once you complete the quest chain to get the trinket that allows you to see and talk to the ghostly citizens of the island, you can see a ghost named Joseph Dirte standing outside by the outhouse. When you talk to him he says “Perhaps you should speak into these sound enhancing devices attached to my FISTS OF FURY!” “My Job Title is Waste Management Specialist.” and “Ahh, my sweet Brandy how I miss her so.” All are references to the movie Joe Dirt staring David Spade about a Janitor in search of his lost love Brandy. Any time he was faced with a fight he would put up his fists and call them his Fists of Fury.

Thanks, Drunkenhelm

The priest ability “Spirit of Redemption’s tooltip says “You have become more powerful than you could ever imagine” This is in reference to when Darth Vader killed Obi-wan in Episode 4. Obi-wan tells Darth Vader that ‘If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could ever imagine.’ He is refering to the ‘blue ghost’ state that he, Yoda, and Anakin are in at the end of the 6th movie. Indeed, the blue rez angel is hoving above the player.

Thanks, Ikono

The Two Ring item which drops in Alterac Valley Battleground – inscribed on this items is: “Almost as good as The One Ring.” Lord of the Rings

Thanks, Vlad

In Ironforge, when you ask for the Tailoring trainer, sometimes the guard makes a reference to the tailor’s boastful ways, saying he claims to have killed giants…“seven in one blow.” This is a reference to a fairy tale (Brothers Grimm), “The Valiant Little Tailor” (also made into a Mickey Mouse cartoon in 1938 called “The Brave Little Tailor”)

Thanks, NateB

Ambassador Berrybuck (Council of Darkshire) and Councilman Millstipe (Council of Darkshire)

Images provided above.

inside the Darkshire town hall is Clerk Daltry.

Watcher Keefer (Night Watch)

Berrybuck and Millstipe are a direct reference to R.E.M. (American Band), members referenced are Drummer Bill Berry, Guitarist Peter Buck, Bassist Mike Mills, and Vocalist Michael Stipe

Clerk Daltry is a spinoff of Roger Daltrey – lead singer and founder of the English rock band, The Who

Guard Keefer is a spinoff of Tom Keifer, lead singer and guitarist of Cinderella

Thanks, Jerry

Hammon Karwn in Refuge Point, Arathi Highlands Hamon Karn the female leader of Zeon in Zeta Gundam and ZZ Gundam

Thanks, Whisp

In Elwynn forest, the Stonefield Farm and the MacClure Farm quests soap opera-drama feud Reference to the famous family feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky.

Thanks, Whisp and thekeyofe

 



World of Warcraft Easter Eggs

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in WoW Easter Eggs

Apple iMacs 120x60The Following are Easter eggs and Pop Culture references found in World of Warcraft, comprehending: NPC names, Quest names, locations, quotes, objects, or else which are references from movies, characters, actors, songs, singers and other popular sources.

Burning Crusade Easter Eggs can be found Here. Please, double check that we don’t have it before submiting.  Send us new Easter Eggs or corrections. The database is fan-submited and may be inaccurate. Special thanks to the World of Warcraft community.

In-game Quote

Reference

Hin Denburg—Zeppelin Master Goblin in Tirisfal Glades

Frezza—Zeppelin Master Goblin in Durotar

Hindenburg Airship – Launched in 1936 in Germany, it started the first commercial air service across the North Atlantic and made 10 successful round trips. On May 6, 1937, as it was landing in Lakehurst, N.J., U.S., its hydrogen gas burst into flames, destroying the airship and killing 36 of the 97 persons aboard. The disaster, recorded on film and phonograph disk, effectively ended the use of rigid airships in commercial transportation.

Frezza seems a homage to a bad guy Emperor Freeza in Dragon Ball Z

Thanks, TJ

In Undercity at the Warrior Quarter, there are two undead called Tyler and Edward fighting an Abomination. There is another NPC nearby named Marla Fowler and Chloe Curthas

Fight Club – a blue item Mace from Scarlet Monastery Instance

Fight Club (1999)—performances from both Edward Norton as narrator in the movie and Brad Pitt plays as Tyler Durden. Marla Singer and Chloe are characters from the movie.

Thanks, Thors and extracheez

Clarice Foster in the Pool of Visions in Thunderbluff(Mulgore) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Jodie Foster plays as Clarice Starling.  Curiously, the NPC.s lips are sewn shut.
Klannoc Macleod the Islander is on an island off the coast between Ratchet and Northwatch Keep in the Barrens The Highlander (1986)—Christopher Lambert plays as Connor MacLeod from the Clan MacLeod—He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal
Scooty(Chief Engineer) is a Goblin in Booty Bay teleporting you to Gnomeregan.

Sprok(away team) is a Goblin in Gnomeregan in the receiving end.

Jhordy Lapforge (Engineer) operating the teleporter at Gadgetzan.

Lenny “Fingers” McCoy in Stormwind

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966?1969)—homage to Scotty the Engineer, Mr. Spock the Vulcan, and Doctor Leonard McCoy serving USS Enterprise NCC-1701

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1991) – Geordi La Forge the engineer of Starfleet Federation USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D

Thanks, MareWinds, and nancy

Cannoneers Smythe and Whessan are in a quest named The Guns of Northwatch, south of Ratchet in the Northwatch Keep There are two references here. Smith and Wesson 1869 Army break Top Revolver. The other reference is Gunfighters of the Northwest (1954)—although, some fans say it is in reference to the plot of The Guns of Navarone—a 1957 novel of World War II by British thriller writer Alistair MacLean that was made into a film in 1961. The book and the film share the same basic plot: the efforts of an Allied commando team to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress that threatens Allied naval operations in the Aegean Sea.—thanks to Kurz
Linken is a Gnome in Un’Goro Crater that forgot his past and wears a green hooded robe Link from Adventures of Zelda
Benny Blaanco in Westfall Carlito’s Way (1993) by Al Pacino. John Leguizamo plays as Benny Blanco
Lenny “Fingers” McCoy Lockpicking Trainer in Stormwind Star Trek (1966) Doctor Leonard McCoy
Old Man Heming sells a 225 Fishigh book n Booty bay Old Man and the Sea (1958) written by Ernest Hemingway—the movie about the Old Cuban who fishes a giant fish

Thanks, Arseni

Return of the Ring is a quest in Gnomeregan by the Sparklematic 5200 Lord of the Rings
Dupe Bugs b> are little critters walking around in Gnomeregan Diablo II Dupes/hacks
Bishop DeLavey in the Cathedral of Stormwind for the Missing Diplomat quest Reference to Anton Szandor LaVey who founded the church of satan in 1966.
Witchdoctor Bom’bay in Sen’Jin Village, southern side of Durotar will practice voodoo with you and make you do odd things. You gotta try it, its funny Bewitched (1964): Calling Dr. Bombay, calling Dr. Bombay. Emergency! Come right away!—played by Bernard Fox, Doctor Bombay was the witch doctor of Samantha’s family (Elizabeth Montgomery)
Samophlange is a quest in Ratchet Thundercats (1985) cartoons—on the first chapter Panthro yells at Snarf “And keep your foot off that blasted Samophlange”—recorded MP3 here
Linken’s Boomerang and Linken’s Sword of Mastery items Legend of Zelda‘s Link character uses a Boomerang and The Master Sword

Thanks, Maulgak

Hellslayer Battle Axe and Cow King’s Hide items Diablo II Cow King’s Hide
Grimlok from Uldaman says “Me Grimlok King” The Transformers: The Movie (1986)—Grimlock quote is “Me Grimlock no bozo, me king!
Dal’Rend’s Sacred Charge and Dal’Rend’s Tribal Guardian dropped by Warchief Rend in Upper Blackrock Spire Diablo II—remember the Bul-Kathos’ Sacred Charge and the Bul-Kathos’ Tribal Guardian—check it out here
Quest: A Little Help From My Friends is given in Un’Goro Crater by goblin Spraggle Frock. She wants you to find Ringo The Beatles band—the UK Band from the 70’s had a member named Ringo Starr and one of their songs is named With a Little Help of my Friends. Song Lyrics here.

Spranggle Frock refers to kids show named FRAGGLE ROCK which aired on HBO in USA; and a UK version.

Thanks Thoraga, and Todd

Egan’s Blaster from the Restless Souls quest in Eastern Plaguelands has a script saying: “Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters (1984) had 4 members. One is named Dr. Egon Spengler played by Harold Ramis. They use blasters to imprison ghosts inside a gadget container.
One of the guards in Brill tells you where the lake is, but be careful because some masked guy killed a bunch of people there last summer. There is also a Crystal Lake in Elwynn Forest. Friday the 13th (1980)
Winstone Wolfe (the wolf) in the Ravenholdt Keep in Hillsbrad Foothills, just northwest of Durnholde Keep Pulp Fiction (1994)—Winston ‘The Wolf’ Wolfe is played by Harvey Keitel
Gahz’rilla from Zul’Farrak is a quest given by a gnome named Wizzle Brassbolts in Shimmering Flats, also Gammerita the turtle at the coast of Hinterlands for the quest The Super Snapper FX. Additionally, Ghamoo-ra is also a turtle in Blackfathom Deeps Gojira known as Godzilla (1965) and Daikaij? Gamera (1965)—from out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo
Plucky Johnson—the chicken in the Miracle Raceway of the Shimmering Flats

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)—There is a character named plunky, but there is another reference, and I’m blowing my cards here, Plucky small-town girl, always a bit of a tomboy, enlists in the military to help pay for her education, and gets sent to the Middle East where, as fate would have it, she becomes an early victim of Saddam’s storm troops … She is plucky(tomboy) Lynch and another female rescued with less Press and Government attention was Shoshana Johnson. [read story]
Olaf, Baelog, and Eric the Swift are the lost dwarves in Uldaman The Lost Vikings was a popular SNES Game made by Blizzard. The MMO versions even have the same abilities from the SNES game.
Go to menu and choose Sounds. Turn off music and set ambience sounds to max. Go to Undercity by the fallen bell and you will hear the bells playing. The next hallway you listen to people cheering. Enter the Throne room. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos—you will listen to the faint ghostly sounds of when Arthas enters the Throne room and kills his father King Terenas. In the throne you can listen King Terenas talking to Arthas. It seems there are also voices of when Medivh came to warn King Terenas.
The Hidden Chamber quest in Uldaman starts when you open a box on the table near Olaf, Baelog and Eric the swift dwarves. You have to unite two pieces to form a rod. One piece (The Shaft of Tsol) drops from the trogg Grimlok near them—outside by the hallway. Grimlok has White fur. The rod starts an event that opens a huge door releasing a giant female elemental Indiana Jones—it is funny to watch how the rod placed on the ground lighs up an horizontal beam toward the door and it opens and flashes same as an event in Indiana Jones the movie
Tauren Males do the Peanut Butter Jelly Time! dance
Orcs dance the MC Hammer dance MC Hammer—Rap singer of “Can’t Touch This”
Male Night Elves dance the Michael Jackson dance

Thanks, Dave

Michael Jackson
Humans dance the John Travolta Dance Saturday Night Fever (1977)—this link shows a movie cover screenshot that shows the dance position the humans dance
Shiny Dinglehopper item drops from Naga The little Mermaid (1989)—Scuttle the Seagull told Ariel in this Disney movie that the item she found is a dinglehopper. She uses it to brush her hair
An NPC in Stormwind named Morris Lawry says:”I will pay you on Tuesday . . . for a hamburger Today Popeye cartoon—J. Wellington Wimpy is a coward and lazy character from popeye that eats hamburgers and repeats that catchy phrase often.
Servo the miniature harvest golem in Badlands by the Gnome camp repeats many phrases “One day I will be a real boy”—Pinoccio (1940)

“We can make it better, stronger, faster. We have the technology. We have the magic”—Six Million Dollar Man (1973)

Tom Servo is the name of a robot from Mystery Science Theater 3000

Thanks, Aaron, Dan and Crangbor

Un’Goro Crater quest titled: Larion & Muigin—remove the N at the end, and swap M and L. You get Mario and Luigi.

Images: LarionMuigin

Mario Bros.—popular SNES game from Nintendo

Thanks, Khamari

Dwarven Mortar Team south of Dun Morogh following the road from Coldridge Valley(where dwarves level 1 start). When you help them on the quest they provide, they start shooting their mortars on a Dummy and start quoting references from Warcraft III Mortar teams: Mortar Combat(Mortal Kombat). “THIS…. IS MY BOOMSTICK!”, “I’m DYNOMITE!”, etc. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos – Dwarves do the same quotes on the RTS game.

Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness (1992) – Bruce Campbell says: “This … IS MY BOOMSTICK!”

Mortal Kombat – popular series of fighting games created by Midway

AC/DC (band) – T.N.T. I’m Dynomite song

Bankers in Stormwind are named Olivia Burnside, Newton Burnside,  and John Burnside Olivia Newton-John—actress of Grease (1978)
The Innkeeper of Undercity is named Innkeeper Norman and at Sepulcher is Innkeeper Bates Psycho (1960) by Anthony Perkins played as Norman Bates at the Bates Motel(Inn)
Gubber Blump—Dwarf fisher by Auberdine who says “Crabs are the food of the sea. You can boil ‘em, fry ‘em, mash ‘em, roast ‘em, etc.”—which is a quote from the movie

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There could be a couple references. One is the Glubber fish from the A Fish Story written by Robert A. Harris or a reference to Forrest Gump where there is a Bubba-Gump Shrimp Corporation.
Bubba quote: “Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.
Bubba: Have you ever been on a shrimp boat?