A list of trivia related to Jessica Jones.
References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Similar to Daredevil, the Battle of New York is called "The Incident" in the episode AKA 99 Friends. The battle is also mentioned in the episode AKA It's Called Whiskey.
- In the episode AKA It's Called Whiskey, Luke Cage mentions Hulk and the Avengers as "the big green dude and his crew".
- Hulk and Captain America are mentioned again in the episode AKA 99 Friends as "the big green guy and the flag-waver".
- In the episode AKA The Sandwich Saved Me a kid is playing on the street dressed in Captain America's Uniform.
- WHiH World News appears in the episode AKA WWJD?.
- It is established in this series that despite the otherworldly events that have taken place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to this point, there are still skeptics in the world:
- In AKA It's Called Whiskey, Jeri Hogarth finds the idea of Kilgrave having mind control powers ludicrous, even though Trish Walker points out that New York City was attacked by aliens just a few years prior.
- In AKA You're a Winner!, Malcolm Ducasse states that he does not believe that elves exist, despite London being invaded by an army of Dark Elves.
- Claire Temple and Brett Mahoney appear in one episode each, as Special Guest Stars, while Daredevil himself is mentioned by Temple in AKA Smile.
- Some of New York City's locations from Daredevil reappeared.
- In the second episode AKA Crush Syndrome, on the wall of the Alias Investigations Office, Jessica Jones has a copy of the blueprints to the 15th Precinct Police Station. The station is again seen in the episode AKA Top Shelf Perverts.
- Metro-General Hospital is shown in the episodes AKA Crush Syndrome, AKA Sin Bin, AKA Take a Bloody Number and AKA Smile. The hospital is mentioned in the episode AKA I've Got the Blues.
- Claire Temple's apartment is mentioned in the episode AKA Smile.
- The Russian Hideout used by Anatoly Ranskahov became a marijuana greenhouse used by Antoine Grier and his partner Victor.
- Will Simpson reads the New York Bulletin first with an article about Costa Verde, and then with another about Union Allied Construction.
References to Marvel Comics
- Characters from Marvel Comics adapted into the show as main cast during its first season are Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Kilgrave, Trish Walker, Jeri Hogarth, Malcolm Ducasse and Will Simpson.
- Other characters derived from the comics are Reva Connors, Oscar Clemons, Dorothy Walker, Len Sirkes, Brian Jones, Alisa Jones and Phillip Jones.
- Season 2 adds comics characters Whizzer, Maynard Tiboldt, and Karl Malus.
- Multiple scenes are based on similar scenes in the original Alias comics, such as Jones throwing a man through the door of her office, working on cases while on the toilet, being interrogated by a suspicious detective, bragging about being bulletproof to indimidate an opponent, finding a dead man on her own bed, or Luke Cage advising her to find a new job if the current one did not make her feel good.
- Jessica Jones has an Egon Schiele poster in her appartment, like in the original series.
- The comic that the Patsy Walker Fan asks for Trish Walker to autograph, has its cover based on Patsy Walker Vol 1 #26.
- The country of Costa Verde is mentioned on the New York Bulletin.
- Despite not appearing, Angela del Toro is mentioned by Jones as a fellow private investigator living in New York City
- Luke Cage utters his catchphrase from the comics, "Sweet Christmas", at least twice.
- The costume that Trish Walker shows to Jessica Jones is based in the costume that Jones used during her tenure as the costumed superhero Jewel.
- Jessica Jones drinks Winston Supreme Canadian Whiskey, a reference to the real-world Windsor Supreme Canadian blended whiskey, and an homage to the cover of the Iron Man's story "Demon in a Bottle".
- Jeri Hogarth sends Hope Shlottman and Kilgrave's aborted child to Hammond Labs to be analyzed in search of metahuman powers.
- Season 2 alludes to the origins of Trish's superhero alter ego Hellcat, by giving her cat-like reflexes, after an incomplete procedure by Dr. Karl Malus.
References to Disney
- In "AKA WWJD?," Kilgrave uses his power to have police officers leave their posts. He says “We can go about our business, move along. Move along.” This is an almost direct quote from when Obi-Wan Kenobi uses his Jedi mind trick in Star Wars: A New Hope. Jessica then refers to Kilgrave as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
References to Brian Michael Bendis
- The name of Jessica Jones's parents are changed from David and Mrs. Campbell to Brian and Alisa Jones. This is a reference to Brian Michael Bendis, creator of the character Jessica Jones, and his wife Alisa Bendis.
- The Goldfish, the yacht that Kilgrave was going to use to leave New York City, is a reference to A.K.A. Goldfish, another series created by Bendis in 1994.
- Jessica De Guow, Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, Marin Ireland, and Meghan Ory all tested for the role of Jessica Jones before it went to Krysten Ritter.
- Along with Mike Colter who got the role, Lance Gross and Cleo Anthony were up for the part of Luke Cage.
- Filming began in New York City under the production name "Violet" on February 4, 2015.
- The title of episode 1.01, AKA Ladies Night, is a reference to the promotion that Luke Cage uses to make Jessica Jones enter inside his bar.
- The title of episode 1.02, AKA Crush Syndrome, is a reference to the medical condition that Kilgrave suffered following an accident, and that allowed Jessica Jones to learn about his weakness.
- The title of episode 1.03, AKA It's Called Whiskey, is a reference to the alcoholism developed by Jessica Jones to cope with her PTSD.
- The title of episode 1.04, AKA 99 Friends, is a reference to the claim that Jessica Jones makes about having 99 gifted friends only in Manhattan, in order to discourage a couple who was trying to hunt gifted people for revenge.
- The title of episode 1.05, AKA The Sandwich Saved Me, is the answer of the first little girl that Jessica Jones saved, due to the sandwich costume Jones was wearing.
- The title of episode 1.06, AKA You're a Winner!, is a reference to a scam that Jessica Jones commonly uses to lure out people in hiding.
- The title of episode 1.07, AKA Top Shelf Perverts, is a reference to the way used by Jeri Hogarth to describe the immates of a supermax prison, and how Jessica Jones describes herself after beheading a corpse with her bare hands to be taken to that prison.
- The title of episode 1.08, AKA WWJD?, is an acronym that usually means "What Would Jesus Do?". In the context of the episode, it means "What Would Jessica Do?", as she struggles in trying to harness Kilgrave's powers for good.
- The title of episode 1.09, AKA Sin Bin, is a reference to a term used in rugby, one of Kilgrave's hobbies as a child, and that allows Jessica Jones to track his identity.
- The title of episode 1.10, AKA 1,000 Cuts, is a reference to a method of torture, and the way to kill Jeri Hogarth that Kilgrave instructs Wendy Ross-Hogarth to use.
- The title of episode 1.11, AKA I've Got the Blues, is a reference to the blue Combat Enhancers, and that Will Simpson keeps in order to prevent Trish Walker from taking a red one.
- The title of episode 1.12, AKA Take a Bloody Number, is a reference to the answer that Kilgrave gave Luke Cage when he revealed that he wanted to kill Kilgrave, and that indicates the large number of people that wanted to see Kilgrave dead.
- The title of episode 1.13, AKA Smile, is a reference to one of Kilgrave's everlasting wishes for Jessica Jones, that she smiles. Coincidentally, it is the last word that Jones says to Kilgrave.