- Purple-Mounted may be a reference to Stephen Colbert's World of Warcraft character, a game he has previously acknowledged playing on his show (see World_of_Warcraft). In the game, equipment is rated both numerically as well as by icon color, with purple colored items being amongst the highest (epic) quality items. In World of Warcraft, it is possible to obtain a ridable mount, such as a horse or gryphon. In all truthiness, obtaining an epic mount makes one "Purple-Mounted".
- Purple-Mounted may also be a play on "purple mountain majesty" from the patrioditty 'America The Beautiful'.