- Episode two ("The Accidental Occidental Conception") featured the names of characters in Frank Herbert's Dune;
- Episode four, ("The Manicoid Teleportation Conundrum") had names from the Back to the Future series.
- Episode five ("The Flying Fish Zombification ") contained numerous references to the band The Zombies;
- Episode eight ("The Ectoplasmic Panhellenic Investigation") referenced Ghostbusters
- Episode eleven ("The Clotharian Contamination Protocol") featured references to Die Hard, the classic Doctor Who characters and a "pan-galactic gargleblaster", a drink from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In the same episode, the alien message sent to Earth was written in Aurebesh, the Star Wars alphabet
- The Season Finale ("The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome") was a tribute to the Mirror Mirror Universe in Star Trek (with all the men sporting Spock beards) and parodied Escape from New York.
Fear not dear fans, the Middleman and Wendy have returned to complete their epic saga--this time, in comic form. I was able to pick up The Middleman: The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse from Viper Comics while at the SDCC.
The plot of the book picks up right where the show ended. Wendy's boyfriend, Tyler Ford (played by Brendon Hines in the show), is working as the assistant to the villainous Manservent Neville (pronounced "M'nser-vant"), who is spying on the Middle Organization. The Middleman still pines for Wendy's roommate Lacey (played by Brit Morgan) but puts duty first. By the end of this issue, we learn Manservant's plan, discover the Middleman's true name, the identity of his true love, and see Wendy in a Slave Girl Leia costume.
The Middle Man: The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse is available on the Vipers comics website www.vipercomics.com and you should pick it up (along with the DVD collection of the show, which features great extras like the complete webisodes and the PSAs done to promote the show.)
Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Armando Mendoza have produced such a quality project book that it will be only a matter of time until they assume enough power to take over the world in no time. "It's sheer elegance in its simplicity."
The Middle Man: The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse
Writer: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Art: Armando Mendoza