Only the richest of super villains could afford reconstructive surgery in the early ‘70s. It was prohibitively expensive because one had to be completely submerged in honey mustard dipping sauce. Do you know how many 20 piece McNuggets you have to purchase in order to receive enough packets of sauce to fill a tub and slather a full-grown, white-cat-stroking man?
To infiltrate the S.P.E.C.T.R.E. base on Ama Island, James Bond has to “become a Japanese.” Doing so is a subtle… Who am I kidding? There’s nothing subtle about Sean Connery. All he does is comb his hair in a Romulan style. He can’t even be bothered to change his accent, much less his looks.
TV Head Superman makes an appearance in Thunderball. This is a subtle nod that the James Bond Extended Universe overlaps with Bizarro World.
While on a ferry in Istanbul, James Bond walks past a little girl with one luftballon. This is a subtle nod that they all float there (on the ferry).
The surname No is an epithet given to the doctor by his henchmen based on their most often thought answer to his commands concerning his pets.