REPCONN -- the aeronautics company who stores hazardous waste in "safety barrels" and developed "explosion-resistant shielding" -- is a parody of PEPCON (Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada), infamous for its deadly May 4, 1988 fuel plant explosions. The two big factors contributing to the incident: flammable fiberglass shielding and improperly stored barrels of ammonium perchlorate, a rocket fuel oxidizer.
[At a deserted ranch's corral, a nightkin suddenly appears.]
Muggy: OH PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ME YOU BROUGHT ME some coffee cups!!!
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Boone: We're getting close to Nelson. Any closer, I'm shooting any legionary I see. Hope that's not a problem.
Doc Mitchel: "Seems like wherever I go it's always the same. Folks just never leave each other alone."
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Doc Mitchel: It's not like you have a family history of being shot in the head.
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When responding to Benny's death-
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Courier: How did you get this job?
Connection to Other Media
That Gun, a unique pistol in Novac, is modelled after Rick Deckard's sidearm in Blade Runner. Additionally, the Gun Runners' Arsenal challenge "Benefit or a Hazard" derives its name from one of Deckard's lines ("Replicants are like any other machine: they're either a benefit or a hazard").
With the Wild Wasteland trait taken, the investigator's corpse in "Beyond the Beef" changes to a shades-wearing redhead named Crusoe. This is a poke at David Caruso's character on CSI: Miami, notable for his red hair and sunglasses.
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