As a Freakazoid fan, for the first time I understand and can fully relate to what it means to be a Dr. Who fan and similar, and have your preference (maybe, hopefully, potentially) referenced in the show.
On the egoistic personal level I really really REALLY want this Freakazoid reference, but my years which, in a weird way, actually weight stronger... Desensitization is a real phenomena. on 4chan has taught me the values of insensitivity and "seeing the full picture", actually seeing all arguments for what they are.
Kill the Ego.
If you will. Never, ever let your own personal preference stand higher than solid logic and reasoning.
I guess what I'm saying is, one part of me enjoys this potential pandering, while the other three parts are slamming the brakes. Pandering like this adds nothing to the show itself, it's not for everyone, and it's a cheap "filler content", a half-assed joke that everyone gets is much better than a direct reference that only a tenth will understand.