The title of this episode, “Home Adrone”
, is a take off of the title of the 1990 Macaulay Culkin (1980-)
comedy, “Home Alone”
A Japanese version of the 1892 song “Daisy Bell”
composed by Harry Dacre
, is heard in this episode during the flight of Hoshi's origami crane.
Apparently to compel his origami crane to fly farther, Hoshi cries “Akira, Now!”.
is a 1988 anime film written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo based on his hit manga he wrote from 1982 until 1990.
Barry: “They found us, we're getting off the island”
Possible reference to the ABC drama, “LOST” (2004-2010)
which centers around a group of survivors of an airline crash marooned on a mysterious island.
The mechanic says he plays high stakes Ball-in-a-Cup.
Ball-in-a-Cup, or Cup-and-Ball, aside from being a real toy popular in Latin American countries for hundreds of years, is a joke from MacFarlane's show “Family Guy”, specifically the episode “The Fat Guy Strangler”, it had a revisit in the episode “Padre de Familia”