About Pop Culture Allusions

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About Pop Culture Allusions

Pop Culture Allusions are a collection of curated listings that represent Pop Culture references and Pop Culture examples for the past 60 years or so. 

PopCultureAllusions.com is organized into Four Categories and a total of 19 Subcategories.  

As you will notice at the beginning of each of our Subcategories, we have established a set of Pop Culture Criteria.  This criterion helps create our listings of pop culture allusions.  Each listing tries to include relevant and fundamental information, which generally includes the best-known Title, Location and Date. 

Our Pop Culture References have been researched and drawn upon from years of experience and numerous publications and websites. 

Here are some of our sources and citations.  These include:


The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present, Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, Ballantine Books, 1999

The Academy Awards The Complete History of Oscar, Gail Kinn & Jim Piazza, Blackdog & Leventhal, 2002

With Amusement for All A History of American Popular Culture Since 1930, LeRoy Asby, The University Press of Kentucky, 2006

Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard HOT 100 Charts of the 80’s, Record Research Inc., 1991

Joel Whitburn Top Pop Singles 1955-2018, Record Research Inc., 2019

Joel Whitburn Top Pop Singles 1955-2013, Record Research Inc., 2013

The Whitburn Book of Top Ten Hits 1950-2020, Record Research Inc., 2020

A Celebration of Animation The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History, Marty Gitlind Joe Wos, National Book Network, 2018

The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons 3rd Edition, Jeff Lenburg, Infobase Publishing, 2009

That’s All Folk’s The Art of Warner Bros. Animation, Steve Schneider, Henry Holt and Company, 1988

The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs, Mark A. Robinson, McFarland and Company, 2011

It’s Saturday Morning! Celebrating the Golden Era of Cartoons 1960’s – 1990’s, Joe Garner and Michael Ashley, Becker & Mayer, 2018


Adapted from the article Associated Press Athlete of the Year, from Wikinfo, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.



National Park Service https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/visitation-numbers.htm

We are pleased to provide some of the most frequently asked questions and offer answers about Pop Culture Allusions. 


Question:     Why do most of your listings and examples start at 1955 and end at 2015?
Answer:        We have chosen to focus on these 60 years.  We believe this to be the most prolific time of Pop Culture.

Question:     Can I make contributions to PopCultureAllusions?
Answer:        Yes, this is a blog.  Please consider Joining us as a member

Question:     How can I add my own items?
Answer:        Only approved members are eligible to add content. 

Question:     Is there a membership fee?
Answer:        No, the site is free and non-commercial.

Question:     Is there a limit to the number of posts I can make?
Answer:        Generally, there is not a post limit.  However, we reserve the right to moderate the site, which includes adding, editing, and/or deleting any posts at any time for any reason.

Question:     Where did we get our images?
Answer:        We purchased Royalty Free images from Shutterstock.com 

PopCultureAllusions.com is a non-commercial site and does not own, claim to own, or have rights to any of the Shows, Movies, Songs and/or other items listed on the site.  We will remove any content that an owner wants taken down.  Please email Info@PopCultureAllusions.com and we will comply with your wishes immediately.  Other images used are from the Public Domain. 

The attribution for the images are as follows: 

American Idol


Muhammad Ali


Elvis Presley


The Moon Landing


Statue of Liberty


Levi’s Jeans


The iPhone


Yoda from Star Wars


Marilyn Monroe



The Brady Bunch




The Beatles


Welcome to Las Vegas sign


Destinys Child performs at Superbowl halftime show


Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz