I was playing 'The Last Remnant' last night and I found a Mage-Like Girl who appears in different towns, requesting you buy stuff from her for several reasons (wanting to treat herself, to getting the hell out of that town). In what's essentially the capital city for this land, she says "Oh. My. Gawd! Elysion is soooooo big! It's like one of those Lord guys' girlfriends!" After pointing out that this is a reference, it doesn't take much to notice it. I've played TLR easily 10+ times and not once did I catch this until last night and I felt absolutely silly.
Anyone else care to share instances of times you missed references in movies, games, books, etc. that you're seen/played/read a lot?