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Throughout the television adaptation of DC Super Hero Girls, there has been numerous references to famous films and TV shows; particularly other DC media. This article features the list of most, if not, all of them.

Character References[]

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  • Batgirl's superheroine design is hugely inspired from the Yvonne Craig portrayal from the 1960's Batman TV series.
  • Wonder Woman's design appears to be inspired from the Gal Gadot portrayal of the character in the DCEU.
  • Supergirl's personality appears to be based off her brash and defensive personality in the comics; this differs from her G1 counterpart, who's personality is much more kinder and sweet, like that of her incarnation in the 2015 Supergirl TV series.
  • Barbara is shown to have a large supply of shark repellent, which directly references the shark repellent the Adam West portrayal of Batman uses.

Season 1[]

Gotham Con[]

  • In the scene where Harleen attempt to get rid of a Bomb and throws it in a safe (only to see it was the same safe Joker had) she looked at the camera and said "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb," which is a reference to the 1966 Batman movie where Batman (played by Adam West) tries to get rid of a bomb on a pier, only to see people in the way.

Power Surge[]

  • When Zee tries to give Kara a new superhero outfit, some of the costumes references the following:
    • The first outfit comes from Superman: The Animated Series;
    • The second coming from the 2001 Justice League animated series; and
    • The third one is from the 1984 Supergirl movie.
  • Zee giving Kara a new suit is based of the 1992 and 2019 Aladdin, when Genie gives Aladdin a prince suit in the live action remake and turning Abu to various animals in the animated one.

Ally Cat[]

  • When the Super Hero Girls and Catwoman attend Lex Luther's party, Zee is shown to have black hair instead of purple hair, which is a nod to the DC Comics where her hair was originally black.
  • The concept idea of the Superhero Girls and Catwoman stealing the book from Lex during his party―as well as the promo art for this episode―is similar to the plot of Ocean's 11.

Soul Sisters[]

  • During the scene where Babs used a series of pulleys to fool her father into thinking that the Villain Girls are giving each other makeovers, it is a clear reference to 1989 black comedy movie, Weekend at Bernie's, where Larry's character used a pully to make it look like Bernie was still alive.

Living the Nightmare[]

  • During Karen's nightmare, she wears bunny pajamas similar to the one from the classic holiday movie A Christmas Story.
  • The Concept of the girls having nightmares due to a demonic creature is similar to Freddy Kruger from "The Nightmare on Elm Street" series.

House Pest[]

  • While staying at Babs' home for the night, Diana mentions how she was molded from clay by her mother and that she never actually had a father, which is a reference to both the DC Comics and its movies.

Season 2[]

Am Batgirl[]

  • Near the end of Part 1 where Batgirl believed she might need to move back to Gotham to became Batman's new sidekick, she mentions that she has an Uncle Al she can stay with, which is a reference to the 1997 film Batman & Robin, where Babs (who goes by Barbara Wilson in that film) is the niece of Alfred.

Super Wonder Bat Bee Zee Lantern Mobile[]

  • As Babs revealed that one of the features of their car is that it can turn invisible and Diana asked how only the car cannot be seen but not the driver, it is a reference to Wonder Woman's invisible jet.
  • When Batgirl pokes Wonder Woman's eye, this references several episodes of Tom and Jerry.

Happy Birthday Zee[]

  • After Zee is given a small gift on the day before her actual birthday, she claims it to be too small to hold a pony, which is meant to be a reference to My Little Pony franchise (MLP: FIM to be more specific) which was a show created by Lauren Faust before she left the show and created DC Superhero Girls (2019). The show also had Tara Strong voiced one of the main characters.


  • When Zee created Bee to take her place studying while she is watching TV, Bee is shown to have blue eyes rather than pink ones, which is a reference to Zatanna having blue eyes in both the comics and numerous animated series.
  • All of the Zee creating chaos in Metropolis is almost similar to The Sorcerer's Apprentice where there were numerous brooms creating havoc.

The Warrior and the Jester[]

  • When Harleen tells Diana about the origins of Crime Alley and how she dropped her candy on the ground, she was actually talking about Bruce's parents being murdered while he was a boy.

Mother Knows Best[]

  • When Diana transforms into Wonder Woman, she spins around nearly similar to her iconic transformation in the comics.

Detention Club[]

  • The entire episode is shown to be both a parody/reference to the 1985 teen movie The Breakfast Club.
    • Interestingly Kara, Zee and Garth performed the same iconic dance move Bender, Brian and Andrew did in the famous dancing in the library scene.


Space House[]

Part 1[]
  • The Power Lifter Suit that Bumblebee used to face against Starro is similar to the P-5000 Powered Work Loader, which was shown during the climax Aliens (1986)
Part 2[]
  • Beast Boy's characterization of being obsessed with Green Lantern's ring is similar to Gollum's trait from The Lord of The Rings series, even mimicking his traits from speaking in the third person, repeating the word "My Precious!" numerous times and even looking almost like him.
  • Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Zatanna, Raven, Robin and Beast Boy entering Zatanna's hat to see it as a magical world is almost similar to the Teen Titans episode "Bunny Raven... or ...How to Make A Titananimal Disappear?" where the Titans were sucked into Mumbo's hat into his personal world.
    • It is also similar to 1970's kid show; Lidsville.
Part 3[]
  • Cyborg's idea of destroying the Meteor is similar to the 1998 action film Armageddon. Both Cyborg and Supergirl even mention it.

Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse[]

  • Diana joining the Justice League to stop The Legion is a reference to the original DC Comics where Wonder Woman was one of the founding leaders of Justice League.
  • Harley Quinn deciding to join the Superhero Girls is a reference to the DC Superhero Girls (2015) where Harley Quinn was a hero rather than a villain .