The scenes of Jim Jarmusch and John Lurie fishing were cribbed from this show.
Squidward's skill at fishing is brought up again here, when he keeps Pearl at home by reeling her in with a fishing line.
The action words such as "POW!" appearing on screen as actions happen spoofs the same thing happenning in this show.
Mermaidman is a spoof of Aquaman, his attire and powers also spoof Aquaman's.