Unlike his fellow DJ/pimp Johnny "The Love Giant" Parkinson, he doesn't live with his parents and he can actually obtain the girls. Like his voice-over actor George Clinton, the Funktipus is African-American and is a believer in classic funk.
- He is one of the honored celebrities on the Vinewood Walk of Fame in GTA V like some other radio station DJs from San Andreas.
- The Funktipus may be a reference to, or even a continuation of, the Funkapus; a character introduced by George Clinton in "Prelude", the opening track of Parliament's The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein.
- During some of his radio chatter, he quotes lines from songs by Clinton's musical ensemble, Parliament-Funkadelic.
- One of these lines is "funk upon a time", which comes right before the mention of the Funkapus in "Prelude".