- Operation: Runaway Red -- The gang gets the red balloon a child lost and give it back.
- Operation: Get Skipper Out of the Locked Van -- Same as the name. (Private: The name needs work.)
- Bundle of Dynamite -- To blow open the news van door so they could see if Skipper Was OK (He never used it).
- 2 Plastic Spoons -- To dig up the plans.
- Paper Clip -- To unlock the case where the plans were.
- Dynamite Stick -- To blow themselves out of the dirt, Which they were buried in.
- Freedom Option: Rico sets an explosive charge under the blue case, launching in out of the hole along with them.
- Meteorology -- The real weatherman at the TV network, Gil Force, may have been named for the term "gale force," a strong wind defined by the National Weather Service as ranging from 39 to 54 miles per hour.
- Angry Birds -- The penguins use a similar catapulting method to send Rico towards a child's escaping balloon. Private later launches himself at the van door assuming that the others would catapult him, which doesn't happen.
- Toy Story -- Skipper having delusions of being an anchorman may be a reference to how Buzz Lightyear in Toy story believed that he was a real Space Ranger and not a toy. In the movie, there is a scene where Woody the pullstring cowboy doll directly yells at him that he is a toy and not a Space Ranger. Similarly, Private tries to convince Skipper that he's not Chuck Charles by explicitly saying, "You are a penguin."
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