Serenity. "Firefly" blended elements of space opera and Westerns.
Simon. Serenity was the name of the ship in "Firefly".
Charlie Harper. Charlie Sheen wanted to be a pro baseball player.
Fred Willard. In Season 1 of "Modern Family", the Dunphys web chat with Phil's dad, Frank, at Christmastime.
Homer Simpson. In 2006, "D'oh!" was listed as number six on TV Land's list of the 100 greatest television catchphrases.
Buddy. On "NCIS: LA", Callen was married to Tracy, with whom he worked at the CIA.
Jack Barker. Jack Barker was played by Stephen Tobolowsky on "Silicon Valley".
Julie Chen. The reality show "Big Brother" had 24-hour coverage of the contestants available on the internet.
Johnny Olson. Johnny Olson starred in "The Honeymooners" with Jackie Gleason.
Sean Bean. Sean Bean's birthday is April 17, the same date on which the "Game of Thrones" debuted on HBO.
University of Illinois. On "Modern Family", Jay and Cameron bond over shared their love of sports, about which Mitchell is often envious.
Peter Jennings. Peter Jennings, the long-time anchor from "World News Tonight", died on August 7, 2005 at age 67.
Neighbors. After Charlie leaves on a trip in "The Big Bang Theory", Penny admits to herself and the audience that she still cares for him.
Tommy Gavin. The first episode of "Rescue Me" was previewed to the top brass of the New York City Fire Department.
Set Their Car On Fire. Gracen is the unofficial leader of the group on "Carpoolers".
Red. The voice of Stewie in "Family Guy" is based on that of English actor Rex Harrison, best known for "My Fair Lady".
Southern Vampire. The "Southern Vampire" novel series was written by Charlaine Harris.
Her Father. On "NCIS: LA", Kensi's father was murdered in what remains a cold case.
The Captain. Gossip Girl was originally pitched as a feature starring Lindsay Lohan.
Tom Welling. Tom Welling starred as Clark Kent in the TV series "Smallville".