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Subject: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/05/08 at 7:40 pm


Sorry if someone did this before but I don't recall seeing it here.

Anyway- I'm talking about Easter Eggs....you know those treats and tidbits hidden into shows for the fans.

for example.

I have recently been introduced to House MD.  in season two Dr Wilson moves in with House. In one episode House is scrolling down the shows he's recorded on his DVR (House records  a lot of Yankee Workshop and Spongebob  ;D )  He has also recorded BlackAdder. . . a show that starred House himself Hugh Laurie.


In the movie the Client (or was it the TV show- I forget) in the office there is a framed picture that reads The Chamber.  "The Chamber" was the title of the next book that was being released by John Grisham.

In a TV movie starring Jacklyn Smith there is a reference made to two charcters Kelly and Garrett... put them together and you have the name of her character she played on Charlie's Angels.

In an episode of 90210 they refer to Donna's Doc Martins... her last name was  Martin and her father was a dr or a dentist or something.... okay it's not really an easter egg but it totally made me laugh at the time.



Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/05/08 at 9:55 pm

♦ In the recent movie "Hitman", when The Hitman jumps off the balcony of the hotel and smashes into the lower room, you can see two kids playing the "Hitman" video game


♦ In an episode of the 90s sitcom "Step By Step", Frank Lambert (Patrick Duffy) is doing a crossword.  The clue is a city in Texas, and he doesn't know the answer, so his wife Carol (Suzanne Somers) yells out "D-A-L-L-A-S"

In another episode, he remarks that someone said he looked like that Bobby Ewing Clown from "Dallas"

In another episode of "Step by Step", J.T. (Brandon Call) is talking to his dad, and makes a remark about how he watches "Baywatch" with his wife.  Brandon Call played the original Hobie Buchanan in the first season of Baywatch


♦ In the movie "Stay Tuned", Roy Knable (John Ritter) zaps himself into "Three's Company".  This was an obvious reference, but when this movie came out in 1992, there were people who didn't get it cause they'd never seen Three's Company


♦ In an episode of the 90s sitcom "Spin City", Mike (Michael J. Fox) remarks how he bumped into some loser on the street named Alex P. Keaton who has big dreams of making it in Washington ;D


♦ In the 1993 movie "The Beverly Hillbillies", Buddy Ebsen makes a cameo appearance as Barnaby Jones


♦ In a Season 1 episode of "Newhart", Dick (Bob Newhart) is watching TV in his den with his earphones on.  When Joanna (Mary Frann) comes in and asks what he's doing, he says he's watching classic TV.  When she unplugs the earphones, you can hear the theme from "The Bob Newhart Show" playing


♦ In an episode of "Married ... With Children", Peg and Kelly walk into a video store, and visible on a shelf by the exit are free copies of the movie "Dutch" that the store obviously cannot even give away.  "Dutch" was a 1991 box office bomb starring Ed O'Neil

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/05/08 at 10:05 pm


Also in an episode or two of Different World you can hear Jasmine Guy's single Try Me playing in at the Pit.  This was an obvious promo for the album she released.

In the Charlie's Angels movie weren't the kids Drew Barrymore "dropped in on" watching ET?

The Simpsons always throw in this stuff there was an episode this last season where they kept mentioning Tress Macneil

In Bones they make light of Booth wearing bright/loud socks; this is actually a character trait of David Boreanez

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/05/08 at 10:13 pm

more ...

♦ In the movie "A Night at the Roxbury", Doug and Steve's dad (played by Dan Hedaya) is sitting around the piano singing the theme to "Cheers" with his family.  Dan Hedaya played Nick Tortelli, Carla's sleazy ex-husband on "Cheers"


♦ In an episode of "The Nanny", Grandma Yetta gets confused and thinks she's on "The Dick Van Dyke Show", mistaking members of the house as members of the Petrie family.  At one point, she looks in the mirror and points out Millie Helper.  Ann Guilbert, who played Grandma Yetta, also played Millie Helper on "The Dick Van Dyke Show"


♦ In an episode of "According to Jim", Jim (Belushi) tells Cheryl that he bought the Special Edition DVD of "Red Heat" and remarks how it should have won an Oscar LOL

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/05/08 at 10:16 pm


In the Charlie's Angels movie weren't the kids Drew Barrymore "dropped in on" watching ET?


I believe they were yes ;D

Also in the movie "Charlie's Angels", in the opening scene, the in flight film is "T.J. Hooker: The Movie" and L.L. Cool J groans "Another movie based on a television series?"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: nally on 07/05/08 at 10:23 pm


In the Charlie's Angels movie weren't the kids Drew Barrymore "dropped in on" watching ET?


I think so...but I'm not totally sure. What I am sure about, however, is that they were watching it in the exact same home that ET was filmed in! So Drew Barrymore was making a return visit there ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/05/08 at 10:31 pm

♦ In the 1989 movie "Tango and Cash", Tango (Sylvester Stallone) is upon a drug bust, and shoots a tanker that everyone thinks is full of gasoline, but is actually filled with cocaine.  Suddenly, one of his fellow cops makes a remark saying "Geez, the guy thinks he's Rambo or something"


♦ On the 80s series "Moonlighting", David and Maddie always made reference that they were in fact a TV show.  examples ...

- David solves the crime, and when Maddie asks him when he had time to do that, he says "during the commercial break"

- Maddie angrily calls David Eye Crust, then Navel Lint, to which David remarks "Don't go much lower, or they'll take us off the air"

- Miss DiPesto's mother visits, and asks where David and Maddie are.  Miss DiPesto replies "They're not in this episode"

In the Season 2 finale, the crew is seen dismantelling the set, to which David and Maddie part ways by saying "See you next season"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/06/08 at 12:40 am


more ...


♦ In an episode of "The Nanny", Grandma Yetta gets confused and thinks she's on "The Dick Van Dyke Show", mistaking members of the house as members of the Petrie family.  At one point, she looks in the mirror and points out Millie Helper.  Ann Guilbert, who played Grandma Yetta, also played Millie Helper on "The Dick Van Dyke Show"



I remember that one.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/06/08 at 12:43 am


♦ In the 1989 movie "Tango and Cash", Tango (Sylvester Stallone) is upon a drug bust, and shoots a tanker that everyone thinks is full of gasoline, but is actually filled with cocaine.  Suddenly, one of his fellow cops makes a remark saying "Geez, the guy thinks he's Rambo or something"


♦ On the 80s series "Moonlighting", David and Maddie always made reference that they were in fact a TV show.  examples ...

- David solves the crime, and when Maddie asks him when he had time to do that, he says "during the commercial break"

- Maddie angrily calls David Eye Crust, then Navel Lint, to which David remarks "Don't go much lower, or they'll take us off the air"

- Miss DiPesto's mother visits, and asks where David and Maddie are.  Miss DiPesto replies "They're not in this episode"

In the Season 2 finale, the crew is seen dismantelling the set, to which David and Maddie part ways by saying "See you next season"



That moonlighting stuff is funny.... I've only seen one episode but I remember it vividly.

they were in the office talking about a guy who was blown up while sitting in his car. One of them wondered what the last thing was that went through the man's mind. The receptionist played by Alyce Beasley said.... "The dashboard"  ;D    Everything that's wrong about that is also very very right. . .  I'm gonna watch those right after I finish up house.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/06/08 at 12:46 am



Oh yeah in the pilot episode of Living Single the girls have a dinner to which one of their ex boyfriends brings a date.  In talking to the girl they ask her where she's from.  she talks about attending Eastland, a private school in Peekskill NY... Regine (holds for a beat) and then replies..."Never heard of it.  Regine of course is played by Kim Fields who was Tootie on Facts of Life.  ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: woops on 07/06/08 at 4:50 pm

On "The Mighty B!", I've noticed that when Bessie went to the taffy factory she becomes a square that resembles a certain cartoon character. Wouldn't be suprised since co-creator Eric Wiess was one of the writers of that overrated cartoon.

On  many  Looney Tunes cartoons there's referances to  their animators, writers, etc. like seeing "Fritz" on a billboard to caricatures in "Russian Rhapsody".

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/06/08 at 8:16 pm



Oh yeah in the pilot episode of Living Single the girls have a dinner to which one of their ex boyfriends brings a date.  In talking to the girl they ask her where she's from.  she talks about attending Eastland, a private school in Peekskill NY... Regine (holds for a beat) and then replies..."Never heard of it.  Regine of course is played by Kim Fields who was Tootie on Facts of Life.  ;D


LOL that's awesome ;D


Here's some more ...

♦ In the movie "Lethal Weapon", there is a scene in which you can see the marquee of a movie theatre in the background that reads "The Lost Boys".  Richard Donner, who directed Lethal Weapon, also produced The Lost Boys


♦ In the Eddie Murphy/Robert DeNiro film "Showtime", William Shatner appears as himself, but when he's advising Murphy on how to be a good TV cop, he breaks out into a T.J. Hooker styled lecture


♦ On an episode of the 90s cartoon "Bobby's World", Bobby's dad (as voiced by Howie Mandel) tells his family to come and watch the Howie Mandel comedy special on TV


♦ On an episode of "Family Guy", Peter mentions the fact that they were brought back after being cancelled, and begins to list off FOX shows that have been cancelled over the years


♦ On an episode of "According to Jim", Jim tries to convince Cheryl that he once gave Erik Estrada directions to the mall, so he jumps on Erik's car at a fan convention, and winds up in the hospital.  When Estrada shows up at the hospital to offer his apoligies for hitting Jim, the two reminisce and point at each other in a freeze frame while the "CHiPs" theme plays


♦ In the movie "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1", when Emilio Estevez and Samual L. Jackson go to the second floor of a hotel to find an informant, Ponch (Erik Estrada) and Jon (Larry Wilcox) are seen with their motorcycles in the middle of a shootout

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/06/08 at 8:44 pm

Music videos even have them  (though perhaps this could be a spin-off topic) ...


In the 1987 video "Faith" by George Michael, you can initially hear "I Want Your Sex" playing on the jukebox
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viPWb3ieH6o


In opening scene for the 2002 hit "Forever" by N-Trance, as Kevin O'Toole and Kelly Llorenna pull up in their car, you can hear N-Trance's signature 1995 hit "Set You Free" playing on the car stereo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeVIxyUitz8


In the opening scene of FM's 1985 hit "Just Like You", the chauffer turns on the radio and you can hear FM's 1978 song "Phasors on Stun" playing, to which the snobby record exec claims he hates rock and roll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWqFFbmbQqY


Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/06/08 at 9:36 pm



Oh yeah in the pilot episode of Living Single the girls have a dinner to which one of their ex boyfriends brings a date.  In talking to the girl they ask her where she's from.  she talks about attending Eastland, a private school in Peekskill NY... Regine (holds for a beat) and then replies..."Never heard of it.  Regine of course is played by Kim Fields who was Tootie on Facts of Life.  ;D


It wasn't the pilot episode.  ;)

It was a Thanksgiving episode.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/06/08 at 9:39 pm


It wasn't the pilot episode.  ;)

It was a Thanksgiving episode.


oh yeah...that's why they were having dinner

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/08 at 1:55 am

In the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom:

The club at the beginning is called "Club Obi Wan", a reference to a Star Wars (1977) character.

The sound effect heard in the opening sequence on the plane is the same failing-engine sound effect used when Han Solo's Millennium Falcon fails to crank up in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: apollonia1986 on 07/07/08 at 10:45 pm

I remember one inside joke.

On the TV show "Living Single" Kin Field's character Regine is pitching a pure fit and one of the other character's say, "The world doesn't revolve around her? Who des she think she is? Tootie?"

(In reference to Kin Field's role as Tootie on the Facts of Life)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/08/08 at 12:36 am


I remember one inside joke.

On the TV show "Living Single" Kin Field's character Regine is pitching a pure fit and one of the other character's say, "The world doesn't revolve around her? Who des she think she is? Tootie?"

(In reference to Kin Field's role as Tootie on the Facts of Life)


Nice I don't remember that episode...

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Mushroom on 07/15/08 at 12:17 am

Wow, are so many of them out there:

*  In 2001, the computer was named HAL.  If you go up one letter from each, you end up with IBM (some say this was an accident, but I contend that Mr. Clarke was to intelligent for it to have been an accident).

*  In "Back To The Future", the 2 movies playing in the 1955 theater were "A Boy's Life" and "Watch The Skyies".  These were the working titles for ET and Close Encounters (both made by executive producer Steven Spielberg.

*  In "Toy Story", the brand of toolbox that Buzz drops on Woody is Binford.  That is the same company that sponsored Tim Allan's TV program in "Home Improvemet".

*  In "Raiders Of The Lost Ark", the registry of the sea plane at the begenning is "OB-CPO", references to Obie Wan and C3PO.

*  In "James & The Giant Peach", the pirate was Jack Skellington from "A Nightmare Before Christmas" with a pirate hat".

*  In "Airplane II", the doors are opened by the actor making a "Shhhsh" noise (like the doors from Star trek), and when James Shatner looks through the telescope, he sees the USS Enterprise bass by.

*  In "Heavy mtal", during the "So Beautiful - So Dangerous" segment, the space ship passes by a destroyed shell of the USS Enterprise.

*  In "Hithhikers Guide To The Galaxy", the car that Ford Prefect stops barely before being run over is an actual Ford Prefect.

*  "Toy Story II" is full of them.  When the "New Buzz" pushes "Real Buzz" into the retail package, the image in the plastic is the same one that Han Solo leaves when he is frozen in The Empire Strikes Back.  When they look in the rearview mirror when Dinosaur is chasing the car, it is the same as from Jurrasic park.  When Buzz walks down the Buzz Lightyear isle of the toy store, it is the same angle and similar music to when Neo wakes up in The Matrix.  And when Mr. Potatoe Head throws his hat to keep the doors to the toy tore open, it is just like Odd Job in Goldfinger.

These are all I could remember on short notice.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/15/08 at 12:21 am


^  good ones.... I would say that almost everything in a Pixar film is an inside joke... .they seem to live for those little nods in their films.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/08 at 1:54 am

In Hancock, there is a Ronald W. Howard that plays the man in the street, I wonder is that the film director Ron Howard, for his full name is Ronald William Howard.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/15/08 at 9:11 pm

Curb Your Enthusiasm, guest starring Jason Alexander.

Forget which season this was in. 

Anyway, George is the Seinfeld character most based on Larry David.  Throughout the episode, Jason Alexander, Julia Luis Dreyfuss and others dump on the "George" character, only to have Larry take it personally!
8)

Of course, everybody who was a fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus heard a lot of poking of the BBC news and sports. 

It's getting harder to find people who get Monty Python because, though the humor is timeless, the topics are often completely obscure to American kids these days. 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/08 at 2:35 am

Virgin boss Richard Branson can been seen in the metal detector in the airport in the Bond movie Casino Royale.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: gmann on 07/17/08 at 5:24 pm

In the NBC sitcom "Working", Fred Savage's character says that guest star Danica McKellar reminds him of a girl he used to know back home. McKellar previously played Savage's girlfriend, Winnie Cooper, on ABC's "The Wonder Years".

 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/17/08 at 6:00 pm

On Who's the Boss, there was one episode where Tony said to Angela, "Don't make this into One Life to Live" in reference to Judith Light playing Karen on OLTL (and earned a couple of Emmys for it, too).



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: loki 13 on 07/17/08 at 7:00 pm

The movie "Across The Universe" has way too many to mention them all, in fact there is a thread on the subject.
Anyway my favorite inside tidbit of the movie is this.

In the movie Sadie and Jojo play in a band called "Sadie The Po' Boys" in reference to "Willie And The Poor Boys," a
CCR song. Sadie's character is taken from Janis Joplin and Jojo is Jimi Hendrix. They play in a club called "Cafe Huh?"
a reference to Cafe Wha?. A Greenwich village club that an unknown Jimi Hendrix, going by the name, "Jimmy James
and the Blue Flames," often played.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/17/08 at 9:36 pm


In the NBC sitcom "Working", Fred Savage's character says that guest star Danica McKellar reminds him of a girl he used to know back home. McKellar previously played Savage's girlfriend, Winnie Cooper, on ABC's "The Wonder Years".

  


I remember that episode.  I used to love "Working" :)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/17/08 at 11:31 pm

In that "Cheers" episode they're all talking at the drive-in while watching a Godzilla fest why a certain actress in question would just up and quit in the middle of a succesful series.  This is, of course, taking a poke at Shelly Long who played "Diane" and how she left in '86 to do movies, such as "The Money Trap."

;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/18/08 at 5:27 pm



In an episode of Roseanne.... one of the ones after they won the lottery.... Roseanne had fixed up the house while Dan was in California.

When she talked about the kitchen remodel she referred to it as a Garvin Eddy design. Garvin Eddy set designer for the show.


I also believe there was an episode of Full House that showed the girls... Either Kimmie and DJ  or Steph and her friends.....attended Don Van Atta School (I don't remember if it was an elementary, jr high or high school) but  I remember hearing it and going "Isn't Don Van Atta a producer or something?"  He is (or was at the time)


Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: saver on 07/18/08 at 8:09 pm

Of course there was the movie OJ did where he recreated running through the airport like he did in the Hertz commercials when people knew him.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/18/08 at 11:06 pm

♦ How I Met Your Mother:  Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) sits down to write his blog as the theme to 'Doogie Howser, M.D.' plays.  The screen he is typing on also looks similar to the one he typed on back in his Doogie days
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl8ucJRyGMc

♦ Smallville:  Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) is driving his truck, and on the radio is "Good Ol' Boys", the Theme to the Dukes of Hazzard by Waylon Jennings

♦ Boston Legal:  The ringtone on Denny Crane's (William Shatner) cellphone sounds just like a communicator on 'Star Trek'

♦ Supernatural:  Linda Blair made a guest appearance and quoted the phrase "I could really go for some pea soup".  In the 1973 classic 'The Exorcist', there is a scene in which Linda Blair's character vomits pea soup

♦ Home Improvement:  Tim (Tim Allen) is playing with a Simba doll and Randy (Jonathan Taylor-Thomas, who voiced Simba in 'The Lion King') says "Hey, being a lion king is no easy work".  At the end of that episode, Tim is playing with a Buzz Lightyear doll.  Tim pulls the string, and the doll says "I am Buzz Lightyear" to which Tim replies "No, I am Buzz Lightyear"

♦ Mad About You:  Ira asks Paul (Paul Reiser) if he ever saw the movie 'Alien' and Paul replies "only the first one".  Paul Reiser was in the sequel 'Aliens' in 1986

♦ Beverly Hills 90210:  The gang is at their High School reunion.  Donna (Tori Spelling) and Valerie (Tiffani Thiessen) are arguing, and when the doorbell rings, Donna says "Ah, saved by the Bell".  Both Spelling and Thiessen starred on 'Saved by the Bell'

♦ ER:  Abby is teasing Dr. Romano about his prosthetic arm, and calls him Robo Doc.  Recognize that actor who plays Dr. Romano?  His name is Paul McCrane, and he played one of the killers in the 1987 Robocop, famous for saying the line "I remember you.  We killed you!"

♦ Las Vegas:  Danny (Josh Duhamel) notices posters of Fergie on a kids bedroom wall, and after asking the kid if he was a fan, he replies "So am I".  In real life, Josh Duhamel and Fergie are engaged

♦ The A-Team:  The team is in a hollywood studio.  At one point, Face (Dirk Benedict) walks past a man in a Cylon costume, and turns his head, almost as if to say "Hey, I know you", then shakes his head in disbelief.  The Cylons were a civilization of cybernetics on 'Battlestar Galactica', the classic Sci-Fi series where Dirk Benedit played the role of Lieutenant Starbuck

♦ Roseanne:  The episode after Sarah Chalke replaced Lecy Goranson as Becky Connor, Roseanne remarks "Your kid goes off to college, and comes back a totally different person"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/19/08 at 2:31 am

Whistledog is the man! He's a pop culture czar!  If I had to hire a pop culture attorney, it would be WD!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/glasses7.gif

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/19/08 at 7:02 pm


♦ How I Met Your Mother:  Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) sits down to write his blog as the theme to 'Doogie Howser, M.D.' plays.  The screen he is typing on also looks similar to the one he typed on back in his Doogie days
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl8ucJRyGMc

♦ Smallville:  Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) is driving his truck, and on the radio is "Good Ol' Boys", the Theme to the Dukes of Hazzard by Waylon Jennings

♦ Boston Legal:  The ringtone on Denny Crane's (William Shatner) cellphone sounds just like a communicator on 'Star Trek'

♦ Supernatural:  Linda Blair made a guest appearance and quoted the phrase "I could really go for some pea soup".  In the 1973 classic 'The Exorcist', there is a scene in which Linda Blair's character vomits pea soup

♦ Home Improvement:  Tim (Tim Allen) is playing with a Simba doll and Randy (Jonathan Taylor-Thomas, who voiced Simba in 'The Lion King') says "Hey, being a lion king is no easy work".  At the end of that episode, Tim is playing with a Buzz Lightyear doll.  Tim pulls the string, and the doll says "I am Buzz Lightyear" to which Tim replies "No, I am Buzz Lightyear"

♦ Mad About You:  Ira asks Paul (Paul Reiser) if he ever saw the movie 'Alien' and Paul replies "only the first one".  Paul Reiser was in the sequel 'Aliens' in 1986

♦ Beverly Hills 90210:  The gang is at their High School reunion.  Donna (Tori Spelling) and Valerie (Tiffani Thiessen) are arguing, and when the doorbell rings, Donna says "Ah, saved by the Bell".  Both Spelling and Thiessen starred on 'Saved by the Bell'

♦ ER:  Abby is teasing Dr. Romano about his prosthetic arm, and calls him Robo Doc.  Recognize that actor who plays Dr. Romano?  His name is Paul McCrane, and he played one of the killers in the 1987 Robocop, famous for saying the line "I remember you.  We killed you!"

♦ Las Vegas:  Danny (Josh Duhamel) notices posters of Fergie on a kids bedroom wall, and after asking the kid if he was a fan, he replies "So am I".  In real life, Josh Duhamel and Fergie are engaged

♦ The A-Team:  The team is in a hollywood studio.  At one point, Face (Dirk Benedict) walks past a man in a Cylon costume, and turns his head, almost as if to say "Hey, I know you", then shakes his head in disbelief.  The Cylons were a civilization of cybernetics on 'Battlestar Galactica', the classic Sci-Fi series where Dirk Benedit played the role of Lieutenant Starbuck

♦ Roseanne:  The episode after Sarah Chalke replaced Lecy Goranson as Becky Connor, Roseanne remarks "Your kid goes off to college, and comes back a totally different person"



great ones WD....  also in a two part episode of Roseanne set in the future John Goodman plays an adult DJ.    Throughout the episode he keeps repeating the phrase "They say she's the same but she's not the same." It's later revealed that he's talking about the substitution of Sarah Chalke for Leci G.

Also... when Leci reprises her role as Becky during a Halloween episode Sarah Chalke is seen at the door with young tricker treaters and Roseanne makes a remark about it.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/20/08 at 12:45 pm

In the movie Maverick, the bank is being held up by Danny Glover. Mel Gibson pulls his mask down and the two of them stare at each other as if they know each other. And then as Danny is riding away on his horse, he says, "I'm getting too old for this sh!t" in reference to the Lethal Weapon movies.



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/20/08 at 5:32 pm


Whistledog is the man! He's a pop culture czar!  If I had to hire a pop culture attorney, it would be WD!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/glasses7.gif


Why thank you Max.  I have more up my sleeve, I just have to remember what they are.  I know there's many that I missed LOL



Here is one ...

♦ On an episode of 'Monk', the character of Sharona Fleming spots actor Tim Daly on an airplane, and mentions how much she loved him on 'Wings'.  'Monk' star Tony Shaloub was a cast member on 'Wings'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/20/08 at 5:50 pm

I forgot one of my all-time favourites:

On an episode of Married ... With Children, Jefferson (Ted McGinley) is mauled by kids at a TV World convention who ask him what it was like working on Happy Days.  He tells them he was not on Happy Days, that his name is Jefferson Darcy, to which one of the kids replies "Was that your name on Love Boat"?

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/20/08 at 7:43 pm

In the 1987 movie 'Dragnet', Friday (Dan Aykroyd) remarks how a millionaire can successfully run a porn empire "in the same city where they recorded We Are the World".  Aykroyd was one of the performers on 'We Are the World'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: karen on 07/20/08 at 8:22 pm


♦ Roseanne:  The episode after Sarah Chalke replaced Lecy Goranson as Becky Connor, Roseanne remarks "Your kid goes off to college, and comes back a totally different person"


I remember a similar thing in Neighbours (Aussie soap).  One character (Lucy?) supposedly goes to Europe for a while and comes back played by a different actress.  Several times people remarked how Europe had 'changed' her.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/20/08 at 10:09 pm


I remember a similar thing in Neighbours (Aussie soap).  One character (Lucy?) supposedly goes to Europe for a while and comes back played by a different actress.  Several times people remarked how Europe had 'changed' her.


Sort of makes you wonder about other shows that has cast changes in characters


In the 1987 movie 'Dragnet', Friday (Dan Aykroyd) remarks how a millionaire can successfully run a porn empire "in the same city where they recorded We Are the World".  Aykroyd was one of the performers on 'We Are the World'


Also in the movie 'Dragnet', when Streebeck (Tom Hanks) calls Capt. Gannon (Harry Morgan) at home, the original TV series 'Dragnet' can be seen on Gannon's TV

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/21/08 at 11:41 am

On Herman's Head, Yardley Smith (who is the voice of Lisa Simpson) is on the phone. She says (into the phone), "I do NOT sound like Lisa Simpson!" She hangs up the phone and ask the people in the office, "Do I sound like Lisa Simpson?"



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: apollonia1986 on 07/21/08 at 12:40 pm

I saw a good one a few nights ago.

Murder She Wrote: Angela Landsbury's charactedr is teaching a writing workshop at a women's prison and one of the actresses playing a prisoner is Eve Plumb (Jan Brady from the Brady Bunch) Eve's character gets into a fight with another inmate and the name of the officer breaking them up is named BRADY.  ;D I thought it was funny and immediately thought of this thread.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/21/08 at 12:55 pm



I thought I had added this one already but apparently not.

On General Hospital Felicia is talking to someone (Luke?) about how much she likes the Sound of Music especially the nun who looks like Lila Quartermaine.  The nun she refers to is played by Anna Lee who played GH's Lila Quartermaine from 1978 until her death in 2004

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/21/08 at 1:56 pm



I thought I had added this one already but apparently not.

On General Hospital Felicia is talking to someone (Luke?) about how much she likes the Sound of Music especially the nun who looks like Lila Quartermaine.  The nun she refers to is played by Anna Lee who played GH's Lila Quartermaine from 1978 until her death in 2004



Lucy also made a reference once about that saying something about "the pretty nun" on the Sound of Music.



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/21/08 at 4:43 pm



Lucy also made a reference once about that saying something about "the pretty nun" on the Sound of Music.



Cat



actually now that you mention it....it probably was Lucy and not Felicia.  ;D  I stand corrected.... and good timing too.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: gmann on 07/22/08 at 6:43 pm


Also in the movie 'Dragnet', when Streebeck (Tom Hanks) calls Capt. Gannon (Harry Morgan) at home, the original TV series 'Dragnet' can be seen on Gannon's TV


Don't forget, Harry Morgan was in "Dragnet" in its later years.  8)

I don't know if this one is up already or not, but I caught another insider in a rerun of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". Will's cousin is dating a guy played by Malcolm Jamal-Warner, who visits while the family is playing Monopoly. Noticing this, he makes a remark about how families playing board games together "only happen on 'The Cosby Show' ". Aside from being a free plug for a fellow NBC show, I find it interesting that Warner would say that since he was still on Cosby at the time. 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/23/08 at 1:16 am

♦ In the short-lived sitcom 'The Ladies Man' starring Alfred Molina and Sharon Lawrence, Betty White had a co-starring role as Alfred's mother.  In one episode, both Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty appeared.  I remember when that episode aired, but I can't quite recall if they made any remarks about The Golden Girls


♦ In a 1986 episode of 'The Facts of Life', original Season 1 characters Cindy (Julie Anne Haddock), Sue Ann (Julie Piekarski) and Nancy (Felice Schachter) visit the girls.  At one point, the girls mentioned that Molly couldn't attend because she was so busy.  This was a nod to Molly Ringwald's successful (at the time) movie career

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 07/23/08 at 1:57 am




♦ In a 1986 episode of 'The Facts of Life', original Season 1 characters Cindy (Julie Anne Haddock), Sue Ann (Julie Piekarski) and Nancy (Felice Schachter) visit the girls.  At one point, the girls mentioned that Molly couldn't attend because she was so busy.  This was a nod to Molly Ringwald's successful (at the time) movie career



In the Facts of Life reunion movie they mention that Jo couldn't come because of her work as police detective (I looked all over for my VHS copy to see if they say she's in San Francisco but couldn't find the tape)  anyway... at the time Nancy McKeon was playing an investigator with SFPD on the Lifetime series The Division. 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 07/29/08 at 12:05 am

St. Elsewhere has a whole bunch in several episodes ...

♦ Dr. Craig is reminiscing about his days in Korea and mentions he had a drinking buddy named B.J. Hunnicutt (a character on M*A*S*H)

♦ The episode that guest starred Jack Riley, he makes reference how a psychiatrist from Chicago ruined his life (confirming that it was infact a reference to 'The Bob Newhart Show').  In that same episode, Betty White appears as a patient who is refered to as Sue Ann by a psychiatric patient who believes he is Mary Richards.  Sue Ann was the character that White played on the Mary Tyler Moore show (Mary Richards was the name of Mary Tyler Moore's character on said show).  St. Elsewhere, The Bob Newhart Show and the Mary Tyler Moore Show were all MTM Productions

♦ Jack Dodson, who is best remembered as Floyd the Barber on 'The Andy Griffith Show' appeared as a patient.  Before his character passed away, his final word was "Floyd"

♦ The creators of St. Elsewhere were also the creators of 'Northern Exposure'.  In the pilot episode of Exposure, Ed Chigliak tells Dr. Fleishman how he became fascinated with doctors after watching St. Elsewhere

♦ In a Season 2 episode of 'Cheers', Carla tells how she once gave birth at St. Eligius Hospital

♦ Byron Stewart, who played Orderly Warren Coolidge, also played a high school basketball player on 'The White Shadow', the same character of Warren Coolidge in fact.  In an Elsewhere episode, Coolidge is seen wearing a T-Shirt that reads "Carver High School", which was the name of the school on 'The White Shadow'.  Both Elsewhere and Shadow were created by Bruce Paltrow

♦ Before Elsewhere, William Daniels played the role of John Adams in the movie and musical version of '1776'.  In an episode of Elsewhere, Dr. Craig (Daniels) visits Philidelphia, and at one point, sings a line from a song from the 1776 musical

♦ At the end of most MTM shows, Mimsie the Cat is seen meowing, often in disguise in reference to each show (She was seen in scrubs and a surgical mask at the end of each Elsewhere episode).  At the time Elsewhere was near the end of it's final season, Mimsie had died in real life, so in the final episode of Elsewhere, as the end credits roll, Mimsie (as she looked in 1988) is seen hooked up to life support, and as the credits roll out, she flatlines

♦ In an episode of 'Scrubs', William Daniels, Ed Begley Jr., Eric Laneuville and Stephen Furst played 4 unnamed doctors who all shared a hospital room.  All 4 actors were stars on Elsewhere




In the Facts of Life reunion movie they mention that Jo couldn't come because of her work as police detective (I looked all over for my VHS copy to see if they say she's in San Francisco but couldn't find the tape)   anyway... at the time Nancy McKeon was playing an investigator with SFPD on the Lifetime series The Division. 


I remember The Division.  That was a neat reference

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 08/02/08 at 2:10 am

I got a real good one.  Anyone remember the short-lived 90s sitcom 'Hope and Gloria'?  Hope (Cynthia Stevenson) was the hairdresser and Gloria (the very nasaly Jessica Lundy) was the producer of a local TV Talk show hosted by Dennis Dupree (played by Alan Thicke).  In one episode, the new station manager arranges a 'Growing Pains' reunion, and Hope pushes for it, but Dennis doesn't want to do it because he can't stand Alan Thicke ;D

Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron and Jeremy Miller appear as themselves along side Alan Thicke (in a dual role) as himself as well

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 08/02/08 at 10:11 am


I got a real good one.  Anyone remember the short-lived 90s sitcom 'Hope and Gloria'?  Hope (Cynthia Stevenson) was the hairdresser and Gloria (the very nasaly Jessica Lundy) was the producer of a local TV Talk show hosted by Dennis Dupree (played by Alan Thicke).  In one episode, the new station manager arranges a 'Growing Pains' reunion, and Hope pushes for it, but Dennis doesn't want to do it because he can't stand Alan Thicke ;D

Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron and Jeremy Miller appear as themselves along side Alan Thicke (in a dual role) as himself as well


That is good.



I just watched an episode of Roseanne where Roseanne Connor gets an gig on an early morning talk show.  Jackie appoints herself as Rosey's manager. At one point Roseanne looks at her sister and says "You're fired!  Hey that felt good."  By this point in the Roseanne had a  reputation for firing a lot of people.  ;D 


Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 08/03/08 at 7:19 pm

^ LOL

♦ Here's one that never made it to air.  In the Season 3 blooper reel of 'Family Ties', Alex comes downstairs, and as the front door opens, you hear a wolf howling.  At the time, Michael J. Fox was starring in 'Teen Wolf'

♦ In a 1997 episode of 'Nash Bridges' titled "Wild Card", both Philip Michael Thomas and Tommy Chong guest starred.  This episode made reference to the character of Dave from Cheech and Chong's 1972 self-titled album, and in one scene, the theme from Miami Vice can be heard in the background. 

Thomas also appeared on a 2001 episode of 'Nash Bridges' titled "Out of Miami" which also co-guest starred Steven Bauer as a drug lord, which was a spoof reference to the character that Bauer played in the movie 'Scarface'.  Hmmm .. Don Johnson and Philip Michael-Thomas teaming up to catch a drug lord?  Where did I see that before? LOL

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 09/28/08 at 9:50 pm

Here's one I was waiting for ...

In a (syndicated) Season 1 episode of 'Baywatch', the episode involves a thief who used a ambiguous van that could travel on the water as his getaway vehicle.  Eventually he is caught, and at the end of the episode, Harvey is seen taking it for a drive around the beach.  He then asks Mitch why they couldn't use one in their lifeguard duties and goes on to mention all the things it can do.  He then says "The only thing it can't do is talk" to which Mitch replies "It can't talk?  Well then forget about it"

;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/29/08 at 5:52 pm




♦ Before Elsewhere, William Daniels played the role of John Adams in the movie and musical version of '1776'.  In an episode of Elsewhere, Dr. Craig (Daniels) visits Philidelphia, and at one point, sings a line from a song from the 1776 musical




I would have LOVED to seen that because 1776 is one of my all-time favorite movies. I have seen it so many times I know it almost line per line. (FYI, William Daniels also originated the part in the play on Broadway-as most of the actors in the movie did.)



Cat


Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 10/08/08 at 11:43 pm

In a season 1 episode of 'Evening Shade', Wood (Burt Reynolds) and Herman (Michael Jeter) ask the football players to try and recuit freshmen to try out for next season, to which Herman replies "They don't even have to be interested in football.  Maybe if they've just seen a movie about football, something like The Longest Yard"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 10/09/08 at 2:22 am


In a season 1 episode of 'Evening Shade', Wood (Burt Reynolds) and Herman (Michael Jeter) ask the football players to try and recuit freshmen to try out for next season, to which Herman replies "They don't even have to be interested in football.  Maybe if they've just seen a movie about football, something like The Longest Yard"


nice... I've never actually watched an episode of Evening Shade... any shows you can compare it too to give me an idea if I'd like it?

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 10/09/08 at 9:43 am


nice... I've never actually watched an episode of Evening Shade... any shows you can compare it too to give me an idea if I'd like it?


It's kind of like 'Newhart' in a way; A small town with a local cast of characters.

Burt Reynolds plays Wood Newton, an former pro football player for the Pittsburg Steelers who returns home to Evening Shade, Arkansas to coach the high school football team.  His wife Ava (Marilu Henner) is pregnant with their 4th child and his father-in-law Evan (Hal Holbrook) is in love with a stripper who's more than half his age.  And to top it all off, his high school football team is on a long losing streak with little help from Assistant Coach Herman Stiles (Michael Jeter), the High school math teacher who knows almost nothing about football

Everyday, they gather at Blue's Barbecue Villa, the local restaurant owned by their longtime friend Ponder Blue (Ossie Davis) where they meet up with Ava's Aunt Frieda (Elizabeth Ashley) and their good friends Harlan (Charles Durning) and his wife Murleen (The ever annoying Ann Wedgeworth, whom you may remember as Lana on Three's Company)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Satish on 10/09/08 at 11:48 am

In a 1998 episode of the TV show "Felicity," there is a Halloween party where someone is dressed as the pink power ranger. Some of the characters even mention a few times that the pink power ranger is at the Halloween party.

At the time, one of the regular cast members of "Felicity" was Amy-Jo Johnson, who had earlier played the pink power ranger on "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" when that show debuted in 1993.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Satish on 10/09/08 at 12:23 pm

Speaking of times that one actor replaced another as the same character on a TV show, when Daphne Reid replaced Janet Hubert as the mom on "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" in 1993, in her first episode, Jazz says to her, "I don't what it is, but there's something different about you."

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/08 at 12:25 pm

In Men IN Black II, when J & K are watching the Light of Zartha video in Newton's room, J comments on the corny video, saying "Looks like Spielberg's work". The film's executive producer is Steven Spielberg.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Satish on 10/09/08 at 12:43 pm

In the Growing Pains reunion movie from 2000, Leonardo DiCaprio gets mentioned a few times. Leonardo DiCaprio, of course, briefly had a regular part on the original "Growing Pains" TV series in 1991 and 1992 when he was 16 years old, before his movie career had taken off, playing a teenage orphan named Luke Brower.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 10/11/08 at 11:27 pm

'Amazing Stories' had a great inside joke to characters on other TV Shows ...

In a 1985 episode, a man is given a magical remote control that brings TV characters to life.  Those which we see are ...

♦ Dirk Benedict as Face from 'The A-Team'
♦ Barbara Billingsley as June Cleaver from 'Leave it to Beaver'
♦ Clara Peller as the "Where's the Beef?" lady from the Wendy's commercials
♦ Shawn Weatherly as herself from the Miss America Pageant
♦ Richard Simmons as himself
♦ Lyle Alzado of the Oakland Raiders
♦ Jake Steinfeld as himself
♦ Leann Hunley as Anna DiMera from 'Days of Our Lives'
♦ Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson from 'Diff'rent Strokes'
♦ Lou Ferrigno as The Incredible Hulk
♦ KITT (with voice by William Daniels) from 'Knight Rider'
♦ LaWanda Page as Aunt Esther from 'Sanford and Son'
♦ Jim Lange as host of 'Name That Tune'
♦ Ed McMahon as himself from 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 10/12/08 at 10:05 am


'Amazing Stories' had a great inside joke to characters on other TV Shows ...

In a 1985 episode, a man is given a magical remote control that brings TV characters to life.  Those which we see are ...

♦ Dirk Benedict as Face from 'The A-Team'
♦ Barbara Billingsley as June Cleaver from 'Leave it to Beaver'
♦ Clara Peller as the "Where's the Beef?" lady from the Wendy's commercials
♦ Shawn Weatherly as herself from the Miss America Pageant
♦ Richard Simmons as himself
♦ Lyle Alzado of the Oakland Raiders
♦ Jake Steinfeld as himself
♦ Leann Hunley as Anna DiMera from 'Days of Our Lives'
♦ Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson from 'Diff'rent Strokes'
♦ Lou Ferrigno as The Incredible Hulk
♦ KITT (with voice by William Daniels) from 'Knight Rider'
♦ LaWanda Page as Aunt Esther from 'Sanford and Son'
♦ Jim Lange as host of 'Name That Tune'
♦ Ed McMahon as himself from 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson'


That would be my dream remote.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Satish on 10/14/08 at 12:30 pm

Towards the end of the fourth season of the TV show "Angel," when there's chaos in the streets and it seems as if the world is about to end, a church is shown with the phrase "God is Now Here" printed on the billboard outside.

The phrase "God is Now Here" is used prominently in the TV show "Miracles," which was created by "Angel" producer David Greenwalt.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 10/14/08 at 4:49 pm


Towards the end of the fourth season of the TV show "Angel," when there's chaos in the streets and it seems as if the world is about to end, a church is shown with the phrase "God is Now Here" printed on the billboard outside.

The phrase "God is Now Here" is used prominently in the TV show "Miracles," which was created by "Angel" producer David Greenwalt.


Nice one.  In 2005 Fox had a series Inside that was created by people who worked on both Buffy and Angel.

I remember in one episode the Agents were conducting surveillance out side a theater.  The title board read "Once More With Feeling" which was the title of the popular Buffy Musical Episode. 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 10/19/08 at 8:33 pm

On the FOX animated series 'American Dad!', Patrick Stewart has a recurring role as CIA Deputy Director Avery Bullock, making several references to TNG including calling his right hand man "Number 1"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 10/27/08 at 12:59 am



So I just remembered on an episode of The Unit (I don't know if it was season 2 or 3)

The guys from the unit were in a bunker- a place where they hang out and drink beers between missions. Anyway- on the wall behind them in some of the scenes was a plaque with the names of "former" unit guys.... the names on the plaque were the names of the actors and (if I remember correctly- the creator and producers.)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/08 at 11:22 pm

^ That's cool

Here's a real good one:  Remember the sitcom 'Just the 10 of Us'? ...

Heather Langenkamp played the oldest daughter Marie Lubbock.  In one episode, a poster for 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' was seen on her bedroom wall

In the premiere episode when the Lubbocks move into their new country home, Marie remarks how it looks like something out of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

Before he was famous, Matthew Perry guest starred in an episode which might have thrown fans off becuase on the show's parent series 'Growing Pains', Perry had aoppeared in a 2 episode story arc as Carol's boyfriend who gets killed in a drunk driving accident

Matt LeBlanc also appeared on 'Just the 10 of Us' in a recurring role as a player of Coach Lubbock's football team.  In an episode of the Friends spin-off 'Joey', Joey's agent Bobbie claims she accidentally burned down the 'Just the 10 of Us' set

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/08 at 11:29 pm

On an episode of 'Family Matters', Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) is laying on the couch watching TV, and on the TV an announcer can be heard saying the movie 'Hudson Hawk' is coming up next, to which Carl scoffs and changes the channel.  This was a nod to the fact that Hudson Hawk was another in a series of box office bombs that couldn't recapture the success Willis had in Die Hard and Die Hard 2 (both movies which also co-starred VelJohnson).  Also that VelJohnson was not in 'Hudson Hawk' and perhaps that's why it was a bomb.  VelJohnson = box office success LOL

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 10/29/08 at 1:06 am


^ That's cool

Here's a real good one:  Remember the sitcom 'Just the 10 of Us'? ...

Heather Langenkamp played the oldest daughter Marie Lubbock.  In one episode, a poster for 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' was seen on her bedroom wall

In the premiere episode when the Lubbocks move into their new country home, Marie remarks how it looks like something out of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

Before he was famous, Matthew Perry guest starred in an episode which might have thrown fans off becuase on the show's parent series 'Growing Pains', Perry had aoppeared in a 2 episode story arc as Carol's boyfriend who gets killed in a drunk driving accident

Matt LeBlanc also appeared on 'Just the 10 of Us' in a recurring role as a player of Coach Lubbock's football team.  In an episode of the Friends spin-off 'Joey', Joey's agent Bobbie claims she accidentally burned down the 'Just the 10 of Us' set



these are also good.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 10/30/08 at 1:11 am

I got another real good one ...

At the end of the 1983 movie 'Trading Places', The Duke Brothers: Randolph (Ralph Bellamy) and Mortimer (Don Ameche) are taken for all they're worth.  In the 1988 movie 'Coming to America', both make a cameo appearance as The Duke Brothers, now living as bums on the street.  The scene in which they appear, Eddie Murphy's character approaches them and gives them a large sum of money to get them off the street

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 10/30/08 at 1:36 am


I got another real good one ...

At the end of the 1983 movie 'Trading Places', The Duke Brothers: Randolph (Ralph Bellamy) and Mortimer (Don Ameche) are taken for all they're worth.  In the 1988 movie 'Coming to America', both make a cameo appearance as The Duke Brothers, now living as bums on the street.  The scene in which they appear, Eddie Murphy's character approaches them and gives them a large sum of money to get them off the street


that's right! I'd forgotten about this

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/05/08 at 1:02 pm


I got another real good one ...

At the end of the 1983 movie 'Trading Places', The Duke Brothers: Randolph (Ralph Bellamy) and Mortimer (Don Ameche) are taken for all they're worth.  In the 1988 movie 'Coming to America', both make a cameo appearance as The Duke Brothers, now living as bums on the street.  The scene in which they appear, Eddie Murphy's character approaches them and gives them a large sum of money to get them off the street



that's right! I'd forgotten about this



Me, too. "Mortimer, we're back".  :D ;D ;D ;D


Another one. Third Rock from the Sun: John Lithgow & Jane Curtin go to a Halloween party and there are some people are dressed like coneheads and of course Jane Curtin was one of the original coneheads on SNL (as well as in the movie).



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 11/14/08 at 9:07 am




so I watched the new Incredible Hulk movie the one that stars Ed Norton.


Of Course Lou Ferrigno played a security guard and at one point Ed Norton looks at him and says "You're the man."  Of course he's the man...he was the original Hulk from the Bill Bixby tv series.


Speaking of Bill Bixby- Ed Norton is watching TV and they show a clip from Courtship of Eddie's Father (another Bixby show)  in the clip Bixby was punched in the face by Eddie (he was teaching Eddie to fight) what is notable about the clip is that after Eddie hits his father Bill Bixby holds for a beat before reacting.  this is notable- because had it been David Banner who had been struck like that he would have turned into the hulk but this was Mister Eddie's Father so no hulkiness.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 11/15/08 at 9:39 pm

^ Now that's too awesome 8)


Here's a cool one ...

In an episode of 'Beverly Hills, 90210', Brandon and Dylan are sitting down watching a classic TV marathon, and among the shows they mention are 'Vega$' and 'The Love Boat', both of which were Aaron Spelling productions LOL

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 11/16/08 at 12:03 pm

In the early 1980s, Jack Klugman appeared in commercials for Cannon's new Personal Copier.  Rival company Minolta countered by hiring Tony Randall to appear in commercials for their Personal Copier. 

In one Minolta commercial (not the one posted), Randall was noted for saying "I can change copy colors without getting that disgusting black powder all over my hands!.  But that doesn't mean I'm a neat freak. Of course, I'm not a slob, either, like, uh... " to which he would wave his hand, suggesting an hommage to Oscar Madison

Jack Klugman - Cannon Personal Copier:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAELVZvkYg4
Tony Randall - Minolta Personal Copier:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5X59xDQDtg



In the 90s, Randall and Klugman also appeared together in a series of commercials for Eagle Nacho Chips (remember those?).  One commercial in particular, they actually spoofed their Odd Couple characters:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JByyU-Z_k9I

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 11/16/08 at 4:16 pm



watching this weeks episode of Criminal Minds- Derrick Morgan and Rossi (Shemar Moore and Joe Mantenga) were sitting in a hotel room watching soaps. 
A character walks in and says they're watching Days of Our Lives. 
The character is corrected and advised that they are actually watching Young & the Restless...
not only is Y&R a CBS show like Criminal Minds. Shemar Moore used to be on Y&R before joining the cast of Criminal Minds  :)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 12/03/08 at 10:46 pm

In the movie 'Fred Claus', there is a scene where Fred (Vince Vaughn) visits a brothers support group, and among the people in this group are Roger Clinton, Stephen Baldwin and Frank Stallone who all resent their more successful brothers

Also, in one scene, Santa (Paul Giamatti) confronts Clyde (Kevin Spacey) and mentions he's bitter becuase he never got a Superman cape as a kid.  Funny, why would Spacey (who played Lex Luthor in 'Superman Returns') want a Superman cape? :D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 12/03/08 at 11:41 pm


In the movie 'Fred Claus', there is a scene where Fred (Vince Vaughn) visits a brothers support group, and among the people in this group are Roger Clinton, Stephen Baldwin and Frank Stallone who all resent their more successful brothers

Also, in one scene, Santa (Paul Giamatti) confronts Clyde (Kevin Spacey) and mentions he's bitter becuase he never got a Superman cape as a kid.  Funny, why would Spacey (who played Lex Luthor in 'Superman Returns') want a Superman cape? :D


haven't seen the movie yet but those are good ones!

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/14/08 at 3:32 pm

There was an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger where Walker & Trivette were sitting in a truck & Trivette was reading an article about Chuck Norris. Walker said, "Who?" Trivette said something about how could he not know who Chuck Norris is and said that he won 6 marshal arts awards and Walker corrected him and said 7.  :D ;D ;D ;D


For those of you who do not know, Chuck Norris PLAYED Walker.  :D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 12/14/08 at 4:31 pm


There was an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger where Walker & Trivette were sitting in a truck & Trivette was reading an article about Chuck Norris. Walker said, "Who?" Trivette said something about how could he not know who Chuck Norris is and said that he won 6 marshal arts awards and Walker corrected him and said 7.  :D ;D ;D ;D


For those of you who do not know, Chuck Norris PLAYED Walker.  :D ;D ;D



Cat


;D


That's right up there with Lucy Ricardo reading the Life Magazine with Desi Arnaz Jr on the cover.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/14/08 at 6:51 pm


;D


That's right up there with Lucy Ricardo reading the Life Magazine with Desi Arnaz Jr on the cover.





I don't remember that one. I'm assuming Desi Jr. was a baby when he was on the cover? He was born the same day that "Little Ricky" was.


Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 12/14/08 at 7:08 pm



I don't remember that one. I'm assuming Desi Jr. was a baby when he was on the cover? He was born the same day that "Little Ricky" was.


Cat



well I got it half right....

It wasn't a pic of little ricky it was a magazine that contained a feature article on the show I love Lucy

Episode #54 "Ricky Has Labor Pains," Lucy is sitting in a big comfy chair reading a magazine which if you look closely you can see she is reading an article about the show she's in. The front cover clearly says: "I Love Lucy"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 12/14/08 at 7:52 pm

Near the end of the movie 'Spaceballs', as Lonestar (Bill Pullman) and Barf (John Candy) are in the space café, John Hurt is seen at the end of the counter.  Suddenly he falls over in pain, and as an alien crawls out of his stomach, he screams "Oh no, not again!"

Also in Spaceballs, the part where they watch the Spaceballs video tape, seen in their video library is every Mel Brooks movie on VHS tape LOL

Mel Brooks often mentions his movies in his movies.  In 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights', when Atchoo (Dave Chappelle) is honoured by Robin (Cary Elwes) as the new Sheriff, the crowd simultamously questions "A black Sheriff?" to which Atchoo replies: "Why not?  It worked in 'Blazing Saddles'!"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 12/14/08 at 8:10 pm


Near the end of the movie 'Spacebells', as Lonestar (Bill Pullman) and Barf (John Candy) are in the space café, John Hurt is seen at the end of the counter.  Suddenly he falls over in pain, and as an alien crawls out of his stomach, he screams "Oh no, not again!"






that's awesome! For some reason I've never seen spaceballs.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/15/08 at 12:51 pm



Mel Brooks often mentions his movies in his movies.  In 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights', when Atchoo (Dave Chappelle) is honoured by Robin (Cary Elwes) as the new Sheriff, the crowd simultamously questions "A black Sheriff?" to which Atchoo replies: "Why not?  It worked in 'Blazing Saddles'!"



Also in "Men in Tights" they used the line "It's good be the king" which is from "History of the World".



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 12/17/08 at 1:37 pm



This one is great!


In Monday's episode of Chuck  (Chuck vs Santa Claus)  there are two noticeable  pop culture nods...


1) Before the store where Chuck works (its like a Best Buy) opens a freeway pursuit comes to an end after the suspect crashes into the Buy More. The suspect takes Chuck and everyone in the store hostage. He introduces himself with as Nathan Edward Rhyerson... but says everyone calls him Ned...  one other tv show features characters Chuck and Ned and that show is Pushing Daisies.  I've met the writers for Chuck and they are a clever bunch and love their pop culture references... you'll find references to Lost in the pilot episode...no way they did this as an accident.


anyway- number two is far more exciting.


The manager of the Buy More is a character called Big Mike. And Big Mike has a cousin who works for Burbank PD.
That cousin is a police officer named Al Powell and he is played by Reginald Vel Johnson.

Reginald Vel Johnson played a cop named Al Powell in the first Die Hard movie. There are a ton of homages like Al eating twinkies,  talking to his cousin on the phone and calling him "partner" like he did with John McClaine in Die Hard and they used at least one musical overture from the film.  8)


It was great! O0






Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: loki 13 on 12/19/08 at 7:54 pm

This is from a Christmas Classic. Henry Travers plays Guardian Angel Clarence in the movie, It's a Wonderful Life.
Henry Travers also played the Scrooge like character Horace P. Bogardus in the movie, The Bells Of St. Mary's,
the film listed on the marquee of the Bedford Falls movie theater.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 12/28/08 at 5:28 pm

^ That one is cool!


Here's one:  In the 1950s, the late Richard Crenna played Walter Denton on the TV series 'Our Miss Brooks', but you may also remember him from the 80s as Colonel Trautman in the Rambo films

In the 1993 spoof film 'Hot Shots: Part Deux', not only does Crenna spoof his Rambo character, but his name in the film is Denton Walters

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/28/08 at 6:48 pm

On the show M*A*S*H, BJ (played by Mike Farrell) had a daughter named Erin and Mike Farrell had a son named Aaron.


Edited to add: (which I almost forgot), in the movie Maverick, when Mel Gibson is leaving the bank that was just robbed, he pulled down the mask of robber and it was Danny Glover. They both looked at each other as if in recognition and then Danny Glover rides off and says, "I'm getting too old for this sh!t"-which is a reference to the Lethal Weapon movies which they both starred together in.



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/31/08 at 5:00 pm

My favorite of all time....

From Hot Shots! Part Deux....

Topper Harley: Somebody once wrote, "Hell is the impossibility of reason." Well, that's what this place feels like - hell. I hate it already and it's only been a few hours. I'm so tired. We get up at four in the morning...

Capt. Benjamin L. Willard: At first I thought they handed me the wrong dossier. I couldn't believe they wanted this man dead. Third Generation West Point, top of his class, Airbourne, Korea, about a thousand decorations, etc, etc...

Topper Harley, Capt. Benjamin L. Willard: I loved you in Wall Street!

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/31/08 at 5:03 pm

Also from Hot Shots! Part Deux....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMAcM9_02qA

Miguel Ferrer, who is RoboCop, is also in that film as well.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/31/08 at 5:35 pm

From Wakko's Wish...

Yakko Warner:  Wow, just don't look down.
Wakko Warner: Do you get Vertigo?
Yakko Warner: Nah.
Wakko Warner: Me neither.
Yakko Warner: Yeah. I've seen that movie three times and I still don't get it.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 01/01/09 at 2:07 am


Also from Hot Shots! Part Deux....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMAcM9_02qA

Miguel Ferrer, who is RoboCop, is also in that film as well.


Dang, that's a good one.  I've seen that movie many times and never caught on to that.  Awesome! 8)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/01/09 at 4:48 pm

Hitchhicker's Guide To The Galazy

Look at the part where Aurthur and Ford are being tortured by (the strangely beautiful) poetry. In the backround you can see the council of the elders and behind them there is the orignal Marvin without a left arm .

101 Dalmations

At about 35 minutes or so into the movie, when the dogs across London are sounding the "Midnight Bark", several characters from Lady and the Tramp are visible. The first are 2 of the dogs in the pet store, who were in the pound with Lady. About 5 seconds later, right at the very end of that scene, the Tramp is visible in silhouette on top of the truck to the right and Lady appears on the street below in the shadows. It's quick - use your pause button right at the very end of the Midnight Bark scene to see them.

Airplane

In Airplane!, when Stryker is attempting to land the plane in Chicago, there is a brief scene of a radio station, where we hear the DJ say "WZAZ. Where Disco Lives Forever" right before the plane's wing takes out the antenna on the station and shuts it down. ZAZ are the initials of the directors of Airplane, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahms, and David Zucker, who were known for a long time afterwards as ZAZ

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/01/09 at 5:03 pm

Aladdin

When the genie is granting Aladdin's wish to make him a prince, he pulls Sebastian from The Little Mermaid out of his cookbook.

Aliens

When Ripley confronts Burke about his having told the colonists on LV426 to check out the alien-infested derelict spaceship, she says, "I just checked the colony log. Directive dated 6/12/79, signed Burke, Carter J." This is not a random date: it's the release date of the original film.

American Pie

During the whole internet scene, if you watch carefully, one of the groups watching the broadcast are none other than Blink 182 (who are also on the soundtrack), and you can also hear their song "Mutt" playing in the background during that scene.

Armageddon

1 . Near the beginning of the film we see a man riding a bike with his little dog in New York

2. When he stops outside a TV store or similar, his dog goes to attack an toy inflatable Godzilla that is being sold be a rather fat street vendor.

and oddly enough.......

X Files

Near the beginning of the movie, after the first bar scene, Mulder "relieves" himself outside the bar. What is interesting to note is that it is onto a poster for the movie "Independence Day". This is hard to see on the regular video version since the movie has been formatted to fit on your television screen.

Speaking off Godzilla....

The mayor of New York City, in the film looks like Roger Ebert and even identifies his assistant, as Gene. Gene even goes as afar giving him the thumbs down sign.

Roger gave their previous film, Independence Day, a less then favorable review.

Coincidence?

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 01/01/09 at 5:57 pm

Excellent ones Jamie.  That Airplane one especially 8)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/01/09 at 6:33 pm

Oh there was one on Xena where they were celebrating the Solstice and one of the toys was a Hercules doll.



Cat 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 01/05/09 at 6:41 pm

In the opening scene of the movie 'The Incredible Hulk', as Edward Norton is watching TV, he flips past Bill Bixby in an episode of 'The Courtship of Eddie's Father'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/05/09 at 7:09 pm


In the opening scene of the movie 'The Incredible Hulk', as Edward Norton is watching TV, he flips past Bill Bixby in an episode of 'The Courtship of Eddie's Father'


didn't I say that already?  ;D  Cuz Bill Bixby gets puched by Eddie but where this act would normally send him into a Hulkish rage as David Banner as Mr. Eddie's Father he just takes it in stride

(also Lou Ferrigno - the hulk in the TV series with Bill Bixby- plays a security guard for the lab)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 01/05/09 at 7:15 pm


didn't I say that already?   ;D  


I was too lazy to look ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/05/09 at 7:19 pm


I was too lazy to look ;D


been there done that  ;)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/31/09 at 2:42 pm



so I was watching Spongebob this morning (shut up!  ;) )


it was the episode with the Krusty Krab training video and at one point Spongebob is in the bathroom, above the sink is a sign that reads Wash your hands in spanish it reads Lava Su Aletas.... Aletas in Spanish translates to fins.  ;D 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/09 at 7:03 am

The creator of the book of Inspector Morse makes a cameo appearance in all the tv adaptions.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: karen on 02/19/09 at 12:46 pm


The creator of the book of Inspector Morse makes a cameo appearance in all the tv adaptions.


I didn't know that.  I wonder if my dad does.  It's the sort of thing he'd mention when we were watching the programme if he knew it

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/09 at 12:50 pm


I didn't know that.  I wonder if my dad does.  It's the sort of thing he'd mention when we were watching the programme if he knew it
Sorry I forgot to mention the creator's name of Colin Dexter.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 02/19/09 at 10:12 pm

That's almost like Stan Lee appearing in almost every movie made from a Marvel Comic.  The two best ones ..

♦ Iron Man - He is mistaken as Hugh Heffner because he's with 3 blonde girls

♦ Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer - He's denied entrance to Reed and Sue's wedding, and he's like "But I really am Stan Lee" LOL

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 03/15/09 at 11:13 am



In Race to Witch Mountain- Meredith Salenger plays a reporter named Natalie Gann. 

In 1985 Meredith Salenger's first film was The Journey of Natty Gann.... she played Natty Gann  ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: loki 13 on 03/15/09 at 11:54 am

Stephen King usually shows up in his movie adaptions. I don't think he was in Christine, Carrie or Children Of The Corn
but I'm pretty sure he made a cameo in the rest.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/09 at 12:56 pm


Stephen King usually shows up in his movie adaptions. I don't think he was in Christine, Carrie or Children Of The Corn
but I'm pretty sure he made a cameo in the rest.
He was not in the movie verison of The Shining,but was in the TVM of it.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/15/09 at 9:37 pm

In the film, Watchmen.....

- March of the Valkyries plays during the helicoptor-attack scene in Vietnam, in the scene Dr. Manhattan, is leveling down a jungle, while soilders, are fighting.

In the film, Apocalyspe Now, helicopters fly over a jungle, napalming the place, while March of the Valkyries, is playing the scene.

-  The Time magazine with Nixon and Doctor Manhattan on the cover, which is seen lying on a desk in one scene has the headline "Supermen: Quest for Peace"

- the film, 300 Spartans is seen on a monitor, during a scene. Previously, Zach Snyder directed the film, 300.

-  In the opening scene where the Comedian is confronted by an anonymous villain, the Comedian throws his coffee cup at the villain, but it misses and hits the door. The Comedian's room number is 3001, and the coffee cup hits the 1 on the door, causing it to fall off. The number on the door is now "300", which is another movie that Zach Snyder (the director of Watchmen) directed.

and finally....

-  A mall music version, of the song, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, can be heard in the backround, briefly.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 03/16/09 at 12:18 am

^ Man, I didn't even clue into those.  They are awesome!  8)

The only one from Watchmen that I got was when the guy says "I'm not a comic book villain"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 04/06/09 at 8:42 pm

Season 1 of 'My Two Dads' ...

♦ Davy Jones guest stars as an old friend of Joey (Greg Evigan) who is now a famous rock star.  In one scene, the two perform the song 'You Can Count On Me' (which is the theme song of 'My Two Dads') after which Michael (Paul Reiser) remarks how he knows he's heard that song before.  In another scene, the two stumble into the loft, singing the theme to the Monkees, but can't remember the last part.  Davy's character remarks how he can't remember because it was before his time

♦ In another episode, Scott Baio guest stars as Scott Cameo, a TV star who is filming a commercial with Nicole (Staci Keenan).  When he finds out she has two dads, he says how that would make for a good TV show, but then takes it back saying the premise is stupid

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: anabel on 04/07/09 at 4:39 pm

I noticed yesterday on Wizards of Waverly Place that the Principal's name is "Mr. Laritate"  That would be "Larry Tate" all in one word-he's Derwood's boss from "Bewitched". 

The Art teacher on the episode, who wasn't really a 40 year old woman, but was turned into one by another kid wizard was named "Miss Major-Healey"  That's from "I Dream of Jeannie".

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/07/09 at 5:10 pm


Stephen King usually shows up in his movie adaptions. I don't think he was in Christine, Carrie or Children Of The Corn
but I'm pretty sure he made a cameo in the rest.



I guess he is trying to be like Alfred Hitchcock.



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 04/10/09 at 11:09 am

In the movie 'Dumb and Dumber', after Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) conivingly slip the bill to Seabass at the diner, Harry asks Lloyd where came up with that, to which Lloyd says "I saw it in a movie"

What movie you ask?  Jeff Daniels does the same thing to Ray Liotta in the very awesome 1986 flick 'Something Wild'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/11/09 at 2:09 pm

I was watching the HBO mini series John Adams on DVD. At one point Abigail says to him, "For God's sake John, sit down!." In 1776, there is a song called, "Sit Down, John" and the lyrics go, "For God's sake John, sit down!"



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 04/11/09 at 2:22 pm



I just had to pop in to say that while getting ready for my event tonight... Diablo effing Cody baby! moderating a 90210 panel... I had the tv on Wedding SOS....


I just watched a white british woman trying to teach the electric slide to a black man  ;D  for some reason I found it hilarious!

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 04/12/09 at 1:15 pm

In the 2002 movie 'Austin Powers in Goldmember', Austin (Mike Myers) travels back to 1975 to a club called Studio 69 (the 69 being an obvious sex reference).  In 1998, Mike Myers starred as Steve Rubell in the film '54', a biographical tale of the ongoings of sex and drugs at the legendary Studio 54

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: anabel on 04/24/09 at 7:12 pm

On the cartoon Penguins of Madagascar I just noticed that when the Penguins build their own souped up car with big wheels and flames in it for getting around the zoo, it has a New Jersey license plate that says:

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/05/herz.gif BNJVI

If anyone doesn't recognize what that means, it's Bon Jovi.  My son asked me why I rolled my eyes and laughed because he doesn't know who Bon Jovi is.  ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 04/24/09 at 8:24 pm

The Film:  Back to the Future Part II ...

♦ When Marty arrives in 2015, and is attacked by the 3-D shark, the movie is listed as 'Jaws 19' directed by Max Spielberg.  Steven Spielberg (who directed Jaws) executive produced all Back to the Future films.  His real life son is named Max

♦ When Marty is getting pushed around in Café 80s by Griff, if you look on one of the TV screens on the wall behind Marty, episodes of 'Taxi' and 'Family Ties' are being shown.

♦ When old Biff (from the future) finds out Doc made a time machine, he followes him and Marty to Hilldale.  On the way there, Doc looks in his rear view mirror and says "There's a taxi cab behind us.  I could have sworn it was following us".  You don't need me to tell you that he was briefly in character for Jim Ignatowski for that bit

♦ When Marty eyes the Almanac in the store window, if you look close, you can see the jean jacket he wore in the first BTTF film.  You also see a 'Jaws' Nintendo Game, and a Roger Rabbit doll.  Robert Zemeckis, who directred the BTTF trilogy, also directed 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'

♦ That Jaws Video game was made by the company LJN, who would go on to make 3 games based on the BTTF trilogy:  'Back to the Future' and 'Back to the Future Parts I and II' for the NES and 'Back to the Future Part III' for the Sega Genesis

♦ The actor who played the old man who wanted Marty to "thumb $100 and save the clock tower" was the voice of Roger Rabbit in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 04/24/09 at 11:11 pm

Got another one.  In a Season 2 episode of 'Blossom', the movie 'The Lost Boys' is mentioned.  The late actor Barnard Hughes, who played the Grandfather on 'Blossom' also played the Grandfather in 'The Lost Boys'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 04/25/09 at 2:21 am


those are good ones Jason....

I honestly dont remember if we mentioned this already but in the Dawson's Creek detention episode Dawson compares their experience to Breakfast Club... Some says it starred Emilo Estevez.... Pacey says "He was in those duck movies"  Pacey is played by Joshua Jackson who was also in those duck movies... ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: nally on 05/10/09 at 9:44 pm


In the Charlie's Angels movie weren't the kids Drew Barrymore "dropped in on" watching ET?




I believe they were yes ;D


I think so...but I'm not totally sure. What I am sure about, however, is that they were watching it in the exact same home that ET was filmed in! So Drew Barrymore was making a return visit there ;D

I know I'm quoting a couple of rather old posts...but I just happened to see the movie (Charlies Angels) on TV today, awaiting the scene in question.


Yes, those two kids were inside the E.T. House (as I confirmed from various internet sources, including IMDB.com). But they weren't watching the E.T. movie; they were playing a video game. However, a poster of said movie was shown on the wall behind the television set; so there's an inside joke there. According to what I found out about on IMDB.com:

...the two kids are playing Squaresoft's Final Fantasy VIII ... (It's not a two-player game, but they might not actually both be playing - that's why this hasn't appeared in the goofs list).

IMDB also says:

In the scene where Drew Barrymore's character "drops in" on two kids playing video games, it's the same house used in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), which co-starred Barrymore. A poster of the 1982 film is visible on the wall over the television.

**Edited to add: There is even a picture showing all this: http://www.seeing-stars.com/locations/ca1/DrewAtETHouse.jpg ***/end edit

So yes, Drew Barrymore makes a return visit to the locality...but of course, not as 'Gertie'; as 'Dylan'. I just wanted to see this for myself; and since the movie Charlie's Angels was airing on tv this afternoon, I had an opportunity.

(Also, as I may have mentioned, that house is an actual private residence located in Tujunga, a suburb of Los Angeles, in the northeastern part, in the foothills. I have been to that neighborhood, mainly when we lived in the Valley...but I have never actually been on the street where the place is located. Someday I'd like to travel back over there just to see the outside of it. I may or may not be astonished.)


~~~~~~~~

There is yet another connection between Drew Barrymore and one of her previous films. In the scene with one villain's funny-looking home (which is also a real structure in Los Angeles... this is where Barrymore is before she is shot down and lands in E.T's backyard), the music playing in the background is Spandau Ballet's hit song "True", which was played by a live band at the end of The Wedding Singer, in the scene where Drew Barrymore's character (Julia) married Robbie (the title character).

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 08/10/09 at 7:52 pm

In the Halloween episode of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' where Frank mistakenly gives out Debra's birth control pills, he is dressed up like Frankenstein's monster.

Peter Boyle as Frankenstein's monster?  Where have we seen this before? LOL

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 08/10/09 at 9:07 pm

On the short-lived 2000s sitcom Rodney, Mac Davis had a recurring role as Rodney's father-in-law.  In one episode, he and Rodney perform a duet of 'It's Hard to Be Humble'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 08/15/09 at 11:49 am


In the Degrassi Goes Hollywood movie a character who plays an actress on a sudsy LA show called the Shores has a conversation with another Hollywood type

"And so I tell her, 'Whatever Shenae Grimes does 90210 have an after show?' The Shores has an after show."

Shenae Grimesa appeared on Degrassi as Darcy Edwards until she left to take the role as the new "Brenda" in 90210.  8)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: loki 13 on 08/24/09 at 6:34 pm

In the '80s sitcom, Too Close For Comfort, Jim J. Bullock plays Monroe Ficus.
In Nicklodean's, Ned's Declassified School Survivor Guide (Grandchildren  ::)),
Jim J. Bullock plays Health And Family Science Teacher, Mr. Monroe.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/25/09 at 5:59 pm


In the Halloween episode of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' where Frank mistakenly gives out Debra's birth control pills, he is dressed up like Frankenstein's monster.

Peter Boyle as Frankenstein's monster?  Where have we seen this before? LOL



Sounds like Third Rock From The Sun when Jane Curtain's character went to a Halloween party & a few people were dressed like Coneheads.



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 09/18/09 at 8:43 am

In Lethal Weapon 2, just before Rianne's TV commercial comes on, an episode of 'Tales From the Crypt' is seen on the TV.  Richard Donner, who directed 'Lethal Weapon 2' was also one of several producers of 'Tales From the Crypt'.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/18/09 at 2:44 pm

-  In the live-action movie, "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle," "at Wossamotta U. ... we see Boris and Natasha leaving the 'J' Ward of the infirmary. Jay Ward is the creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

-  On "Mad About You," "Mark asks Paul if he's seen the 'Alien' movies. Paul immediately says 'Only the first one.' What's funny about this is that Paul Reiser starred in the SECOND 'Alien' film, 'Aliens.'"

-  Matt Groening named the charecters of Homer and Marge, after his parents, and Homer's middle name, Jay, is a tribute to Rocky and Bullwinkle creator, Jay Ward.

- in the film Madagascar 2, just as the plane is entering the thunderstorm, Alex the Lion looks out the window and sees something on the left side engine. His first reaction is to say "Gremlin!" then as the plane leaves the storm he sees its only Mort the Lemur. Now, the sceen looks like the when John Lithgow looks out of the window in the fourth part of Twilight Zone: The Movie which is a remake of the Twilight Zone TV episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" starring William Shatner.

-  interestingly enough Joe Dante's next film, would be Gremlins. Gremlins was a term used by  American World War II pilots who attibuted mechanical errors in their planes, to green monsters.

The word itslelf, comes from the word gremian, which means to "to vex".

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 09/19/09 at 8:43 am

In the movie 'Problem Child 2', James Tolkan plays Mr. Thom, Junior's teacher, and in one scene, he is writing clasroom rules on the board, one of them being "No Slackers".  James Tolkan played Principal Strickland in the 'Back to the Future' trilogy and was known for using the word "slacker"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 09/21/09 at 8:51 pm

Last Action Hero (1993)

♦ Danny (Austin O'Brien) tells Slater (Schwarzenegger) not to trust his friend John Practice (F. Murray Abraham) because "he killed Mozart". 
F. Murray Abraham played Antonio Salieri in 'Amadeus', a 1984 film about the life of Mozart

♦ When Jack and the Lieutenant are arguing in the precinct, the movie 'Predator' can be seen on the TV in the background

♦ When Slater and Danny enter the police station for the first time, the T-1000 (Robert Patrick, T2: Judgement Day) and Catherine Trammell (Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct) are seen leaving

♦ When Danny plays chicken with Benedict, he loses control of his bicycle, and flies in front of the moon.  A reference to 'E.T.'

♦ When Benedict (Charles Dance) tells Ripper (Tom Noonan) to fetch more villains, one of the names he mentions is Hannibal Lecter.  In the 1986 film 'Manhunter', Tom Noonan played Dollarhyde, the protege of Hannibal Lecter.

♦ During the Jack Slater IV premiere, Jim Belushi is interviewed stating he's not really a big fan of Arnold.  Belushi and Schwarzenegger starred in the 1988 film 'Red Heat'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Mushroom on 09/23/09 at 7:08 am

I just got one last night.

For many years, one of my favorite movies was "The Last Man On Earth" (1964), with Vincent Price.  Later generations know of this from the remakes "The Omega Man" (1971), and "I Am Legend" (2007) a year or so back with Will Smith.

Now I had not seen the original in about 2 years, so I downloaded it from Archive.Org (it is in the public domain), and one thing that struck me was about half way though.

Now in the older movie, the dog is found about half way through.  He first saw the dog healthy, but did not actually catch it until alter on, after it had been attacked.  He took it inside, and cleaned it up and bandaged it's wounds.  After that, the creatures started to bang on the doors, and the dog cowered under a desk.

At that point, Vincent Price crouched and softly started talking to the dog, saying over and over again "It's allright, don't worry, everything's going to be allright.  Don't worry, everything's gonna be allright."

What struck me immediately was how close those words were to the lyrics "Three Little Birds", by Bob Marley (1977).  While the earlier movie predates the song by quite a bit, I can only imagine that one of the writers of the later version watched the original, and realized how close Vincent Price's words were to the song.

It was downright creepy when I noticed that the other night.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 09/24/09 at 6:22 pm

Back to the Future

♦ In the scene where Marty grabs on to the jeep while on his skateboard, the driver looks back briefly.  Look close:  It's Harrison Ford

♦ When Marty is catching a ride on the truck, you can see in the mirror the man driving the truck.  It's the film's producer, Steven Spielberg.




Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 09/27/09 at 10:15 am


Running Man:

Richard Dawson as the host of a TV Game Show tells an audience member to kiss him but no tongue. Dawson was famous for his kissing contestants on Family Feud.

Ahnuld tells Dawson's character "I'll be back"  this movie came out 3 years after Terminator.

Yaphet Koto shows his tongue.... what?!? He does that in every movie  ;)  ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 09/27/09 at 2:01 pm


Yaphet Koto shows his tongue.... what?!? He does that in every movie  ;)  ;D


He also did it on 'Homicide: Life on the Street' if I remember correctly.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/27/09 at 2:19 pm

In Creator, Peter O'Toole's character puts his arm about the guy who played Boris and says, "Come on, Sancho" in reference to Don Quixote's sidekick. Peter O'Toole played Don Quixote in the movie Man of LaMancha.



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: karen on 10/11/09 at 7:23 pm

I expect this is already here but I can't be bothered to look.  :P


In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom they drive past a Club Obi Wan

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 10/11/09 at 9:34 pm


I expect this is already here but I can't be bothered to look.   :P


In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom they drive past a Club Obi Wan


I didn't know that... and if it is already posted then I forgot...

but I remember seeing something that said that in the ruins hieroglyphics there's an etching of R2 and C3PO

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: karen on 10/12/09 at 3:14 pm


I didn't know that... and if it is already posted then I forgot...

but I remember seeing something that said that in the ruins hieroglyphics there's an etching of R2 and C3PO


Well if I remember this later I'll try and look - we haven't sent the disc back yet

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 10/12/09 at 4:10 pm

- In the episode 'Sight Unseen' where a civilian sees an alien, O'Neill tells him the alien is from Melmac...

Vernon: So what planet are they from, the aliens?

O'Neill: A place called Melmac.

Vernon: Isn't that where ALF is from?

O'Neill: Who?

Vernon: ALF, you know, on TV, the puppet.

O'Neill: Never saw it.

Vernon: No kidding?

This is reference to Alf being in the same timeslot but opposite channel to MacGyver when originally screening. O'Neill never saw Alf because he was MacGyver on the other channel.

-  When Ripley confronts Burke about his having told the colonists on LV426 to check out the alien-infested derelict spaceship, she says, "I just checked the colony log. Directive dated 6/12/79, signed Burke, Carter J." This is not a random date: it's the release date of the original film.

- The line in the film, Aliens, "Somebody said "alien" she thought they said "illegal alien" and signed up!" was ad libbed. Intionally, the actress that played Vasquez, Jeanette Goldstein, though the movie was going to be about illegal aliens, when she learned that she would be casted for the film.

- Atleast three actors, from the film, Aliens, are in the film Near Dark, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Jeantte Goldstein.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 10/12/09 at 4:29 pm

- In the film, Army of Darkness, in order to destroy the book of the dead, the hero must memorise and say the words "Klaatu barada nikto" This is a tribute to The Day the Earth Stood Still. In that movie the alien instructs the girl to memorise and say the codewords "Klaatu barada nikto" to stop the robot from attacking.

- At the end of the film, The Breakfast Club, when everyone is being picked up by their parents Anthony Michael Hall is picked up by John Hughes.

- The film Demolition Man seemed to eerily predict the future. When Stallone and Bullock are reviewing the list of criminals Wesley Snipes is going to defrost one of the criminals is Scott Peterson who was in jail for murder.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 10/31/09 at 3:43 pm

^ Those are some good ones.

Here's one ...

The episode of The Simpsons where Homer befriends Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger and Ron Howard.  Homer pitches a movie idea to Howard, who thinks it's a stupid idea for a movie that no one would ever want to make.  When Howard goes into producer Brian Grazer's office and pitches the idea as his own, Grazer says "Howard, you've done it again" and hands him two bags of money as the 'Happy Days' theme plays.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 10/31/09 at 6:26 pm


In the opening of the Halloween episode of Castle,  Castle  (Nathan Fillion) enters the living room wearing a Halloween costume.

Daughter: What is it?
Castle: Space Cowboy
Daughter: a) there are no cows in space and b) didn't you where that like 5 years ago...


http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/telefile/2009/10/castle-nathan-fillion-flashes.php

7 years ago  Nathan Fillion played "space cowboy" Capt. Mal Reynolds on Firefly and  5 years ago he reprised the role for the big screen in Serenity

oh and who's the great mind behind both these projects??? Why, Joss Whedon of course!!!!

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: loki 13 on 10/31/09 at 7:16 pm

Ghost Rider; I know it's not a movie for everyone, pays homage to a few things:

1) The head on shot of Johnny Blaze wiping out after jumping the trucks is identical to Evel Knievel's
    wipe out at Caesars Palace on Dec. 31, 1967.

2) When Johnny Blaze and Carter Slade are riding through the desert with Blaze in the foreground and Slade
    behind him and slightly in front is a tribute to a painting by David Mann titled Ghost Rider.

3) The Caretaker/Carter Slade is for the original Marvel Comic Ghost Rider, now called Phantom Rider to avoid
    confusion. In the comic, Slade's Ghost Rider has no connection to Blaze's Ghost Rider story line.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 11/01/09 at 10:39 am


On Medium the middle child is telling her parents about the movies they are going to show during a televised zombie movie marathon

Joe: They aren't going to show that one where all those people are trapped in the mall are they?


Jake Weber, who plays Joe Dubois, also starred in the Dawn of the Dead remake a few years back....the one where people were trapped in a mall.  ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/03/09 at 2:25 pm

On Walker Texas Ranger, Trivette talks about Chuck Norris. Walker says, "Who?" Trivette said that Norris was a 7 time champion when Walker says, "8." Or something to that effect.



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 11/03/09 at 5:15 pm


On Walker Texas Ranger, Trivette talks about Chuck Norris. Walker says, "Who?" Trivette said that Norris was a 7 time champion when Walker says, "8." Or something to that effect.



Cat


;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 11/03/09 at 7:16 pm

I may have mentioned this one before, but I am lazy to look ...

In a season 3 episode of Spin City titled "Back to the Future IV: Judgment Day", Christopher Lloyd guest starred as Owen Joyce, a political advisor and old friend of Mike.  When they first get re-acquainted at the Mayor's office ...

Mike:  It's like stepping back in time
Owen:  The past is prologue, Michael.  Men like us have to keep looking ... TO THE FUTURE !
Mike:  What the hell are you talking about?
Owen:  I don't know

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 11/06/09 at 9:02 pm


In the pilot episode of Dawson's Creek Dawson and Pacey are working at the video store... there's a poster for I know what you did last summer taped to the counter
(there is also one hanging in the classroom of the film teacher)  but the one on the counter reads "From the creator of Scream!" 

Kevin Williamson who created Scream- is also the creator of Dawson's Creek.  8)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 11/10/09 at 9:33 pm

^ That's cool.

Here's two that I noticed, after having just watched ...

'Fletch', the 1985 comedy classic starring Chevy Chase and Tim Matheson: 

When Fletch is being chased by the cops, he crashes a banquet where a man named Fred Dorfman is being honoured.  In the 1978 movie 'National Lampoon's Animal House' starring Tim Matheson, Fred Dorfman is the name of Kent "Flounder" Dorfman's older brother.

When Fletch is arrested, and is being chewed out by the Chief of Police, the Chief says he doesn't want another Woodward and Bernstein on the beach.  Actor George Wyner, who plays Fletch's ex-wife's lawyer Marvin Gillet, played an attorney in 'All the President's Men', a 1976 film about Woodward and Bernstein.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 11/14/09 at 6:02 pm

At the end of 'Executive Decision', Kurt Russell asks Halle Berry if she likes Hockey, and she says "No!  I like Baseball"

Of course she does:  At the time, Halle Berry was married to David Justice

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/19/09 at 6:14 pm

I remember in the anime "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo", one of the female characters sent a letter to Bobobo, and he was thinking it was going to be a love letter, and it says "Please return my Saint Seiya Vol. 4 DVD you borrowed from me months ago!!!" or something like that. "Saint Seiya" was another anime airing around the same time.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 12/03/09 at 8:03 pm

In tonight's ep of Bones Fusher, hodgins & Sweets are excited about seeing the new James Cameron movie Avatar.
The whole B storyline is about them waiting in line to see the film. The actor who plays Fisher (Joel David Moore) also has a role in Avatar.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/05/09 at 4:29 pm

On Happy Days where Mork first appeared, he was watching t.v. and said to Richie, "Oh I like that kid Opie" or something like that. Of course everyone knows that Richie & Opie were played by Ron Howard.



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: nally on 01/09/10 at 3:30 pm

I don't know if this qualifies...but in Speed, the threatened bus's ID number is 2525. 25 plus 25 is 50, which is the speed it must stay above in miles per hour.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 01/12/10 at 6:42 pm


I don't know if this qualifies...but in Speed, the threatened bus's ID number is 2525. 25 plus 25 is 50, which is the speed it must stay above in miles per hour.


Good observation on that one! 8)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 02/07/10 at 3:10 pm

In the movie 'National Lampoon's European Vacation', when the Bike Rider (played by Monty Python alumnus Eric Idle) gets hit by the Griswolds, he refers to the injury on his leg as "just a flesh wound". 

The line "It's just a flesh wound" is synonymous with the 1975 film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', as spoken by The Black Knight after he gets his arms chopped off by King Arthur.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/08/10 at 12:20 am

I could never be sure if John Cleese's line "That's it, is it?" in "A Fish Called Wanda" was a reference to Monty Python's "Anne Elk" sketch in which Graham Chapman, the interviewer, says to Miss Anne Elk (played by Cleese): "That's it, is it?"

However, in A Fish Called Wanda, John Cleese plays a barrister named Archie Leach.  Archibald Leach was Carey Grant's real name.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 02/10/10 at 1:32 am



In last night's ep of Chuck Hannah was commenting on how handsome Shaw is.  Chuck responded "I guess in that Strong, Superman-y sort of way.." 

Shaw is played by Brandon Routh who played Kal-El, Clark Kent, Superman  in Superman Returns.
Hannah is played by Kristen Kreuk who is/was Lana Lang on Smallville.

Double Superman reference!!!

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 02/10/10 at 6:32 pm



In last night's ep of Chuck Hannah was commenting on how handsome Shaw is.  Chuck responded "I guess in that Strong, Superman-y sort of way.." 

Shaw is played by Brandon Routh who played Kal-El, Clark Kent, Superman  in Superman Returns.
Hannah is played by Kristen Kreuk who is/was Lana Lang on Smallville.

Double Superman reference!!!


I tuned into Chuck last night just at that moment.  It was great!

Anythign with Kristin Kreuk in it.  She's hot!

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 02/27/10 at 9:48 pm

In the 1999 TV movie CHiPs '99, Garry Marshall makes a cameo appearance as a tour bus driver.  He points out a house that once belonged to Rock Hudson, but when the bus passengers don't recognize that name, he makes mention of how Rock sold the house to Henry Winkler.  When they don't recognize that name either, he mentions key phrases from Happy Days, referring to him as "The Fonz"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: karen on 03/01/10 at 11:22 am

In the movie Percy Jackson and the Last Olympians:The Lightning Thief Mr Brunner (played by Pierce Brosnan) hands Percy a secret weapon.

Mr Brunner: "Use this to defend yourself. It's a powerful weapon."
Percy Jackson: "This is a pen."
Mr Brunner: "Only use it in times of severe distress."
Percy Jackson: "This is a pen."

Pierce Brosnan of course played James Bond who often had a secret weapon hidden inside a pen.  The one I remember most is in Goldeneye, which also starred Sean Bean - he also appears in Percy Jackson and the Last Olympians!

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 03/26/10 at 12:37 pm

In memory of the late Robert Culp ...

In an episode of 'The Cosby Show', Culp appeared as Scott Kelly, an old aquaintance of Cliff's.  On the classic 60s series 'I Spy', Bill Cosby played Alexander Scott and Robert Culp played Kelly Robinson

In an episode of the 90s sitcom 'Cosby', Hilton (Cosby) falls asleep watching a rerun of 'I Spy' and dreams he's in an espionage adventure with Kelly Robinson (in which Culp reprises the role)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/28/10 at 9:30 pm

While this is not an inside joke, TV or Movie....

but before John Larroquette was on the show, Night Court, he was the opening narrating voice for the film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&hl=en&v=nwSjjotcwAs&NR=1

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/28/10 at 9:54 pm

Want to know who does the narrating for the trailers of From Hell and Secret Window?

It's none other than.....

Miguel Ferrer

http://dereklieu.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/movie-trailer-trivia-in-a-world/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5PWbTseMx0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz1Y1d0iDE8&feature=related

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 03/30/10 at 7:35 pm

From the Tick, Tick,  Tick,  ep of Castle:

castle, Beckett and an FBI agent played by Dana delany are investigating a murderer who is obsessed with fictional cop Nikki Heat.
In the ep delany mentions a case in phoenix. Castle says the decapitator who puts heads on different bodies! That was u?

No it wasn't Dana delany-  but it was Moira Jutland who wrote an ep of Medium w/ that story line and this particular ep of castle.
 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/31/10 at 11:28 am

Gotta love this!

;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q3pdj9p6yI

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/31/10 at 11:31 am

And this!

;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hAXRvrGsmY

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/31/10 at 11:34 am

And even this!

http://fliiby.com/file/98584/vuyg4e7tg1.html

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 03/31/10 at 5:21 pm


Gotta love this!

;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q3pdj9p6yI




I mentioned this one before but I love the clip so thanks for posting it!

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 04/01/10 at 8:28 pm

That Castle one was pretty good 8)

How about these ...

♦ In the movie Kickin' it Old School, Alan Ruck plays a character named Dr. Fry and in one scene, mentions how he's still making payments on a Ferrari.  Alan Ruck as Cameron Frye destroyed his father's Ferrari in the classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off :o

♦ On the subject of Ferris Bueller, in the 1998 remake Godzilla, a scene where Matthew Broderick is in an elevator, the song "Danke Scheon" can be heard.

♦ In 'Tango and Cash', the newspaper headline refers to Ray Tango (Stallone) as "Beverly Hills Cop".  Sylvester Stallone was originally set to star in "Beverly Hills Cop", but left 2 weeks before shooting was to begin

♦ In the recent flick "Hot Tub Time Machine", when the guys reach the past and first hit the ski slopes, someone yells at Adam (John Cusack) "I want my two dollars".  In the classic movie 'Better Off Dead', the paperboy is out for blood because Lane (Cusack) owes him 2 dollars. 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Dagwood on 04/01/10 at 9:25 pm



♦ In the recent flick "Hot Tub Time Machine", when the guys reach the past and first hit the ski slopes, someone yells at Adam (John Cusack) "I want my two dollars".  In the classic movie 'Better Off Dead', the paperboy is out for blood because Lane (Cusack) owes him 2 dollars. 


I may have to see this movie for that line......I know you can't tell but I love Better Off Dead and I quote the $2 line all the time. :D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/01/10 at 9:56 pm

Speaking of Godzilla....

This movie features more Simpson voice actors than any other project besides "The Simpsons" itself: Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer and Nancy Cartwright. The Simpsons and its creators are huge Godzilla fans and Godzilla, and his roar is used quite frequently in the show.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 04/01/10 at 10:45 pm


Speaking of Godzilla....

This movie features more Simpson voice actors than any other project besides "The Simpsons" itself: Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer and Nancy Cartwright. The Simpsons and its creators are huge Godzilla fans and Godzilla, and his roar is used quite frequently in the show.


Speaking of The Simpsons ... in the episode where Troy McClure is in a museum discussing potential Simpsons spin-offs, a poster for the 70s sitcom 'Rhoda' can be seen.  Julie Kavner (the voice of Marge) first gained fame playing Rhoda's sister Brenda on 'Rhoda'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 04/01/10 at 10:46 pm


I may have to see this movie for that line......I know you can't tell but I love Better Off Dead and I quote the $2 line all the time. :D


There is apparently another John Cusack reference from one of his 80s films in it, but no idea where. 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: karen on 04/02/10 at 8:14 pm


There is apparently another John Cusack reference from one of his 80s films in it, but no idea where. 


I found this on IMDB.com

When the boys travel back in time and open their suitcases to find Adam's filled with drugs, Jacob asks "Who are you, Hunter S. Thompson?" John Cusack was actually very good friends with Hunter S. Thompson

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/02/10 at 9:51 pm


I found this on IMDB.com

When the boys travel back in time and open their suitcases to find Adam's filled with drugs, Jacob asks "Who are you, Hunter S. Thompson?" John Cusack was actually very good friends with Hunter S. Thompson


Also, there is a scene that similar to one in the film, Sixteen Candles, which John Cusack, is also in.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/07/10 at 9:52 am

Britta Phillips, the singer whose voice can heard in the opening credits, of the show, Jem, is an actually singer, and even put out an album, a couple of years ago, with her husband, Dean.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68JvNiRrJWg&feature=related

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 04/07/10 at 3:22 pm


Britta Phillips, the singer whose voice can heard in the opening credits, of the show, Jem, is an actually singer, and even put out an album, a couple of years ago, with her husband, Dean.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68JvNiRrJWg&feature=related



She also was in the movie Satisfaction with Justine Bateman, Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 04/07/10 at 3:28 pm

on Friday's ep of Medium a family was murdered and displayed sitting on the couch "watching" TV.

The set was tuned to the Phoenix CBS channel.  They actually showed a real Phoenix news broadcast and, in a flashback, David letterman.

Medium is set in Phoenix, it is produced by CBS but was sold to NBC. With the whole Leno in primetime fiasco Medium got canceled but was rescued by CBS- because its cheaper for them to air one of their own shows rather than by a show from another studio...

anyway-  because of the new arrangement they were able to show a real CBS affiliate rather than shoot around the news or create a fake broadcast.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 06/02/10 at 7:33 pm

Here's one I bet not many have even noticed the inside joke ... TV promos for 'Toy Story 3' also promote Proximity Mail and feature the pig (voiced by John Ratzenberger) dressed as a mailman.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: lola669 on 06/04/10 at 12:04 pm

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this...

A113 in Pixar and other animated films created by alumni of CalArts, referring to the classroom number used by graphic design students at the school.

-Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 - License plate number on Andy's mom's minivan

-Cars-The number on Trev Diesel, the freight train that Lightning McQueen outruns while he is first on his way to Radiator Springs

-WALL-E - A113 is the code for the directive given to the Axiom's autopilot to never return to Earth

-Up - A113 is the number of the court room

AS well as many more Pixar, Disney and cartoons.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 06/04/10 at 12:24 pm


I don't know if anyone has mentioned this...

A113 in Pixar and other animated films created by alumni of CalArts, referring to the classroom number used by graphic design students at the school.

-Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 - License plate number on Andy's mom's minivan

-Cars-The number on Trev Diesel, the freight train that Lightning McQueen outruns while he is first on his way to Radiator Springs

-WALL-E - A113 is the code for the directive given to the Axiom's autopilot to never return to Earth

-Up - A113 is the number of the court room

AS well as many more Pixar, Disney and cartoons.



NICE!!! O0  It hasn't been mentioned

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: lola669 on 06/04/10 at 1:44 pm

At the end of the movie Cars, John Ratzenburgers character Mack is watching scenes from Pixar movies re-done as cars.  There is the Abominable Snowplow (Monsters Inc), Hamm Truck (Toy Story) and P.T. Flea Car (Bugs Life). 

Mack says "Hey... they're just using the same actor over and over. What kind of cut-rate production is this?"

John Ratzenburger played all those parts. 



Also Dusty Rust-eze says "Don't drive like my brother!" and his brother Rusty says "Yeah, don't drive like my brother!".  These characters are voiced by Ray and Tom Magliozzi who are the hosts of Car Talk on NPR.  Those lines are the last bit of advice given on their radio show. 



Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 06/05/10 at 6:58 pm


At the end of the movie Cars, John Ratzenburgers character Mack is watching scenes from Pixar movies re-done as cars.  There is the Abominable Snowplow (Monsters Inc), Hamm Truck (Toy Story) and P.T. Flea Car (Bugs Life). 

Mack says "Hey... they're just using the same actor over and over. What kind of cut-rate production is this?"

John Ratzenburger played all those parts. 



Also Dusty Rust-eze says "Don't drive like my brother!" and his brother Rusty says "Yeah, don't drive like my brother!".  These characters are voiced by Ray and Tom Magliozzi who are the hosts of Car Talk on NPR.  Those lines are the last bit of advice given on their radio show. 






wicked

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 06/05/10 at 7:03 pm

In an episode of CSI, Capt. Brass (Paul Guilfoyle) references the Beverly Hills Gun Club, a location used in the classic Beverly Hills Cop ll,which he has a minor role. 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 06/10/10 at 7:31 pm

Have you seen the movie Whiteout?  Tom Skeritt has a supporting role in it.  During one scene, one of the guys at the lab notices all the radar equipment and remarks:  “What is this, Top Gun?”

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/27/10 at 2:29 pm

In Princess Diaries 2, someone referred to the two maids as Lenny & Squiggy. Of course everyone knows (well, people my age, not necessarily the young kids who will watch Princess Diaries 2) that Lenny & Squiggy are from Laverne & Shirley-that was produced by Garry Marshall who also directed Princess Diaries 2.



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 06/28/10 at 1:08 pm


In Princess Diaries 2, someone referred to the two maids as Lenny & Squiggy. Of course everyone knows (well, people my age, not necessarily the young kids who will watch Princess Diaries 2) that Lenny & Squiggy are from Laverne & Shirley-that was produced by Garry Marshall who also directed Princess Diaries 2.



Cat



I just watched Valentine's Day - Garry Marshall directed it and used (as usual) several family members in minor roles as well as employing actor's he'd previously worked with: Hector Elizondo, Ian Gomez, Anne Hathaway, that dude who was the elevator guy in Pretty Woman and of course Julia Roberts.

They used the same hotel that they used in Pretty Woman. The Beverly Wilshire. Funny thing. In Pretty Woman, the night Edward "picks up" Vivian she drives him to his hotel, tells him she's gonna grab a taxi with her 20 bucks and then she sits on a bus bench.  In Valentine's Day, Patrick Dempsy takes Anne Hathaway to dinner at the restaurant inside the hotel. Anne Hathaway steps outside to take a call and she sits on a bus bench outside the hotel.

I have been to that hotel many times... there is no bus bench. Garry Marshall puts it in as a prop for the movie.


Also, at the end of the film, during the blooper reel they show Julia Roberts in the back seat of car. The driver says "here's Rodeo drive. Didn't you shop there once?"  Julia replies "Yes I did. It was a big mistake. Really big....... HUGE."  Which, of course, is a favorite line from Pretty Woman.



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Written By: whistledog on 06/29/10 at 8:47 am

Speaking of Garry Marshall, 1982 classic 'Night Shift' has an hommage to the Happy Days family, not by reference, but actors:

The film was directed by Ron Howard
♦ Henry Winkler is the star
♦ Gina Hecht (of Mork and Mindy) plays Henry Winkler's fiancee
♦ Jim Stahhl (who played Nelson Flavor on Mork and Mindy) has a cameo appearance at the end.


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Written By: snozberries on 06/29/10 at 10:14 am


Speaking of Garry Marshall, 1982 classic 'Night Shift' has an hommage to the Happy Days family, not by reference, but actors:

The film was directed by Ron Howard
♦ Henry Winkler is the star
♦ Gina Hecht (of Mork and Mindy) plays Henry Winkler's fiancee
♦ Jim Stahhl (who played Nelson Flavor on Mork and Mindy) has a cameo appearance at the end.





^Clint Howard had a small role in his brother's film too

speaking of which... Ron (& Clint) Howard's dad Rance can be seen, briefly, in Valentine's Day...

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Written By: whistledog on 06/29/10 at 2:26 pm


^Clint Howard had a small role in his brother's film too

speaking of which... Ron (& Clint) Howard's dad Rance can be seen, briefly, in Valentine's Day...


Clint has a small role in every Ron Howard film ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/10 at 3:31 pm


Clint has a small role in every Ron Howard film ;D


nepotism....it works  :D

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Written By: whistledog on 07/02/10 at 7:23 pm


nepotism....it works  :D


Without it, Frank Stallone wouldn't be a "star" :D

"Save me darlin', I am down cause my career is over"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 08/11/10 at 8:05 pm

In Wes Craven's Scream, when Henry Winkler investigates the knock he heard, we see the janitor wearing the striped shirt that Freddy Kreuger wore in Wes Craven's Nightmare on Elm Street series

In The Naked Gun 2 1/2, the crook who is keeping Dr. Meinheimer hostage is reading a tabloid paper with a story about Elvis

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Written By: snozberries on 08/11/10 at 11:25 pm



In a recent ep of Degrassi Next Gen- Holly J goes to NY for an internship at a pop culture E!/MTV type network.  During one of the "promos" for the show HJ was going to work on the host said 'up next and interview with up and coming rapper Drake'......  Drake of course is a real rapper who is Aubrey Graham....and Aubrey Graham played Jimmy Brooks on the first 6 or so seasons of Next Gen.


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Written By: loki 13 on 08/13/10 at 5:48 pm

I don't know if this was brought up already but...

In the movie Son In Law with Pauly Shore. Early in the movie at the Frat party where Crawl is dressed like Carmen Miranda
he passes Brendan Fraiser who grunts a little then reaches into Crawls fruit hat and pulls out a frog, he runs the frog over a
a lighter, takes a bite then walks away. It is a clear reference to Encino Man which starred both actors.

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Written By: snozberries on 08/16/10 at 12:42 pm



Collateral Damage -  John Leguizamo is talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger who is posing as a mechanic to infiltrate a Colombian Guerrilla militia    "You know these Germans, they're like Cyborgs"  an obvious reference to Ah-nuld in the Terminator movies.


Also- in the film John L. plays a colombian born man who's lived in NY and LA and other places....  Although he doesn't sound like it, John Leguizamo was indeed born in Colombia.

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Written By: whistledog on 09/10/10 at 7:16 pm

Richard Dreyfuss is in the movie 'Pirhanas in 3-D'.  It's not specified if he is playing Matt Hooper from 'Jaws', but look close and you'll see he's drinking an Amity beer.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/11/10 at 12:13 am


Richard Dreyfuss is in the movie 'Pirhanas in 3-D'.  It's not specified if he is playing Matt Hooper from 'Jaws', but look close and you'll see he's drinking an Amity beer.


Dreyfuss looks like a piranha is biting his nutsack.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/icon_biggrin.gif

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Written By: whistledog on 01/07/11 at 12:30 pm

Tron: Legacy

In the opening 1989 flashback sequence, Kevin Flynn hums the 1982 Tron Theme by Wendy Carlos as he plays with young Sam's Tron toys.

When Kevin and Sam are talking about ways to defeat Clu, Kevin remarks "The only way to win is not to play".  Matthew Broderick says a line similar to this in the 1983 movie 'War Games', which is also a story about a computer that has gone haywire.

When Sam first enters Flynn's Arcade and turns on the power, the jukebox begins playing 'Separate Ways' by Journey.  This is a reference to the original Tron which featured the song 'Only Solutions' by Journey

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Written By: snozberries on 01/07/11 at 5:41 pm

Daniel Benzali who played Ted Hoffman on Murder One is currently playing a character named atheidore Hoffman on General Hospital.

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Written By: lorac61469 on 01/08/11 at 10:48 am

Not sure if anyone mentioned this...

Jimmy Neutron:Boy Genius

Jimmy's best friend is named Sheen Estevez...Martin Sheen's real last name is Estevez.

The spin off is called Planet Sheen, Sheen has a talking monkey.  The monkey's name is Nesmith.  Michael Nesmith is one of the Monkee's.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/11 at 7:33 pm


Not sure if anyone mentioned this...

Jimmy Neutron:Boy Genius

Jimmy's best friend is named Sheen Estevez...Martin Sheen's real last name is Estevez.

The spin off is called Planet Sheen, Sheen has a talking monkey.  The monkey's name is Nesmith.  Michael Nesmith is one of the Monkee's.


I never thought of that before! That's awesome!!!


the two main characters on Big Bang Theory are Sheldon and Leonard.  Sheldon Leonard is a legendary TV producer from the 60s who produced many of the sitcoms that aired in the 60s...


I took this pic when I went to see the cast at Paleyfest circa 2008 or 2009  (I also probably mentioned it before but I don't remember)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs029.snc1/3173_720377690207_3623089_42067270_5833823_n.jpg

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Written By: Hud on 01/09/11 at 1:17 am

Chris Elliott and Brian Doyle-Murray starred in the obscure cult movie Cabin Boy in '94, with David Letterman making a cameo as his smart-a self, playing an old fishing salt, requiring no acting lessons for Letterman.
Elliott was Letterman's occasional comedy skit bit player in Letterman's NBC years of '82-'93.
Doyle-Murphy played in the short-lived TV comedy Get a Life, in which Elliott starred in the early '90's, just before Cabin Boy's release.
Bob Elliott, Chris' real-life father acted in both also, actually playing his father in the TV series. His mother was played by the lovely Elinor Donahue, who I remember as Ellie Walker, the Mayberry druggist, who I probably shouldn't even mention here, but...
I bet I'm the only one in the country that still has the movie and the TV series on old VHS tape. It's a sad lonely life, but someone has to live it, by golly.  :P

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 02/14/11 at 10:29 pm


INADVERTENT/REVERSE INSIDE JOKE:

In season one of Big Bang Theory the gang needs a fourth for their academic quiz bowl team one of the options suggested is TV's Blossom because she's an neuroscientist or something
Well now mayim bialik is on BBT playing neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler

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Written By: whistledog on 02/14/11 at 11:21 pm

^ That one is awesome.


I recently watched the 1989 movie 'Speed Zone' (aka 'Cannonball Run III').  The opening scene features a Ferrari being chased by the cops, and when the car gets away and finally comes to a stop, John Schneider gets out, and he is wearing an orange jumpsuit with the confederate flag on it.

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Written By: whistledog on 02/21/11 at 8:30 pm

In the latest episode of 'Two and A Half Men', Herb (Ryan Stiles) tells Charlie "You're a Maverick".  He wasn't a Maverick, but he did play Topper Harley in the 1991 comedy classic 'Hot Shots!' which was a spoof of Tom Cruise's character of Maverick in the 1986 flick 'Top Gun'

In the movie 'Hot Shots', both Ryan Styles and Jon Cryer also appear.  Styles was also in it's sequel 'Hot Shots: Part Deux'

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Written By: whistledog on 04/22/11 at 12:32 am

In the Family Guy episode where Peter and his pals go roller skating, the song played is the 70s classic 'A Fifth of Beethoven' by Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4byr7STwK4U

How ever did they get permission to use that song ?

As Peter Griffin would most likely say ...

http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/sykonist/peter-griffin/256/Peter-Griffin-Football-head-icon.png

"Oh my god.  You mean the composer of that song is the same guy who scores the music to our show?  Oh my god, like oh my god.  That is so freakin' sweet!"

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Written By: whistledog on 04/27/11 at 11:13 pm

In the 8th episode of Season 2 of Growing Pains, Jason (Alan Thicke) and Maggie (Joanna Kearns) get in an argument over a dress code at school.

In one scene, Mike (Kirk Cameron) remarks that Jason looks like a talk show host and Maggie looks like Donna De Varona

Prior to Growing Pains, Alan Thicke was a Talk Show host, and Olympic gold medal swimmer Donna De Varona is the real life sister of Joanna Kearns.

At the end of the episode, Carol (Tracey Gold) remarks to Mike that The Cosby Show is a TV show, and that this is real life.


Also in the episode, Maggie and Jason talk about actors who could play them, to which Carol asks "I wonder if Molly Ringwald does TV?"
Molly Ringwald has done TV.  She was a co-star on Season 1 of 'The Facts of Life', a sitcom with a theme song that was co-written by Alan Thicke

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Written By: whistledog on 04/29/11 at 12:10 am

In the 2003 remake of 'The Italian job', when the Mos Def character is spying on the Edward Norton character, on the big screen TV he is watching is the original Italian Job with Michael Caine.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 04/29/11 at 10:31 am


In the 2003 remake of 'The Italian job', when the Mos Def character is spying on the Edward Norton character, on the big screen TV he is watching is the original Italian Job with Michael Caine.



good one!!!

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Written By: snozberries on 05/21/11 at 2:44 pm

Okay so I'm watching the second to last ep of this season of Chuck  aka Chuck vs the  Last Details


Chuck is a tv show about a geek squad like mild mannered guy who becomes a super spy. It was recently revealed that Chuck's mother, played by Sarah Connor herself Linda Hamilton, is also a spy turned double agent turned spy again.....anyway Momma spy is trying to help her spy son so he can focus on his pending nuptials. Unfortunately she gets caught and is locked in a cell.... Chuck and his spy friends have infiltrated the bad guy's lair and find one of the bad guys watching the mother on a CCTV. She has turned her cot on it's side and is using it to do pull up.......just like linda hamilton did in T2  ;D 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: lorac61469 on 05/23/11 at 10:26 am

Not sure if this had been posted and I'm too lazy to look.  :-[  ;D

On an episode of Psych called "Hig Top Fade Out" you see Shawn and his dad Henry in a department store.

Shawn says "Dad can I please have a home computer..."

Henry replies "Shawn computers are another passing fad like Rap Music, Madonna and L.A. Law."

Henry is played by Corbin Bersen who played Arnie Becker on LA Law.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 05/23/11 at 1:59 pm


Not sure if this had been posted and I'm too lazy to look.  :-[  ;D

On an episode of Psych called "Hig Top Fade Out" you see Shawn and his dad Henry in a department store.

Shawn says "Dad can I please have a home computer..."

Henry replies "Shawn computers are another passing fad like Rap Music, Madonna and L.A. Law."

Henry is played by Corbin Bersen who played Arnie Becker on LA Law.


;D

I remember seeing that but I don't think I posted it.  :)

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Written By: lorac61469 on 06/06/11 at 10:39 pm

Another episode of Psych...

Let's Get Hairy, a guy thinks he's a werewolf.  His shrink Dr. Ken Tucker is played by David Naughton...David Naughton starred in one of the best horror movies, An American Werewolf in London.

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Written By: snozberries on 06/06/11 at 10:48 pm


Another episode of Psych...

Let's Get Hairy, a guy thinks he's a werewolf.  His shrink Dr. Ken Tucker is played by David Naughton...David Naughton starred in one of the best horror movies, An American Werewolf in London.


Good catch. I did not make that connection.

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Written By: whistledog on 06/27/11 at 2:04 am

In 'The Goonies', when Sloth is fighting his brothers on the pirate ship, he rips open his coat to reveal the Superman logo while the 1978 theme from 'Superman - The Movie' plays.

Richard Donner, who directed 'The Goonies, also directed 'Superman - The Movie'

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Written By: snozberries on 08/25/11 at 9:51 am

A year or two ago James Franco played a character named Franco on General Hospital.
He returned to the role in Feb 2011. In one scene he tells Jason Morgan that he was caught between a rock and a hard place. This is a nod to James Francos Oscar nimated role in 127 Hours where he plays the role of a man who gets his arm trapped  under a rock  (bsded on a real life incident)

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Written By: snozberries on 08/25/11 at 9:56 am

In the 1994 the Glass Shield, Michael Boatman is a new officer assigned to a racist division mad up of old school thinking deputies and Lori petty.
In one scene Ice Cube plays a man who is arrested by a white deputy and Boatman on an outstanding warrant and gun possession, the reason for the initial contact is because Ice is black. In interrogation he says "Like the song says My Skin is My Sin"  this is the title of one of  Ice Cube's songs.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: lorac61469 on 08/27/11 at 12:02 am

Ok, I am totally into Psych...catching up on 5 seasons in about 4 months time so I seem to only post about this show...sorry.

Psych usually starts out with flashbacks to Shawn's childhood, there have been a few actors who played young Shawn.

In the episode The Polarizing Express Shawn has a dream where he meets young Shawn.  Another person in the dream sequence say that they don't look alike and young Shawn says "We've changed, sometimes from week to week.".

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Written By: karen on 08/29/11 at 3:40 am

^ reminds me of an episode in Neighbours (Aussie soap).  One of the children spends some time in Europe and when they come back it is a different actress.  More than one person comments on how being in Europe has changed them!

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Written By: snozberries on 08/29/11 at 12:05 pm

We've mentioned it before but they did the same on Roseanne.  When they switched Beckys they referenced it a lot

In one episode an older Dj (played by john Goodman) keeps repeating "they say she's the same but she's not the same". It's like rosebud in citizen Kane everyone wants to figure out the mystery.  Using flashbacks the audience ultimately learns it's about the two Beckys.


In a Halloween ep (after lec gorshen sp?) returns as the original Becky a woman comes to the door with some kids, itsSarah chalke. Roseanne or someone makes a comment that she looks familiar  ;D

One of these eps, or maybe another ep, talks about the switching actors on tv shows. They talk about the two Darrins on bewitched.
Also there's reference to the patty duke show when the two Beckys, n an episode tag, recreate the opening theme song. It's pretty funny.

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Written By: whistledog on 08/29/11 at 1:08 pm

Anyone watch the show 'Community'?

Malcolm Jamal-Warner was in one episode, seen wearing a really colourful (loud) sweater, and when asked about it, he said he got it from his dad ;D

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Written By: snozberries on 08/29/11 at 1:23 pm


Anyone watch the show 'Community'?

Malcolm Jamal-Warner was in one episode, seen wearing a really colourful (loud) sweater, and when asked about it, he said he got it from his dad ;D


I love community. I guess I wasn't paying attention when they spoke that ine. Lol

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/29/11 at 5:49 pm


We've mentioned it before but they did the same on Roseanne.  When they switched Beckys they referenced it a lot

In one episode an older Dj (played by john Goodman) keeps repeating "they say she's the same but she's not the same". It's like rosebud in citizen Kane everyone wants to figure out the mystery.  Using flashbacks the audience ultimately learns it's about the two Beckys.


In a Halloween ep (after lec gorshen sp?) returns as the original Becky a woman comes to the door with some kids, itsSarah chalke. Roseanne or someone makes a comment that she looks familiar  ;D

One of these eps, or maybe another ep, talks about the switching actors on tv shows. They talk about the two Darrins on bewitched.
Also there's reference to the patty duke show when the two Beckys, n an episode tag, recreate the opening theme song. It's pretty funny.



I seem to remember when they switch actors and then they switched back, they said, "I feel like my old self again" but I can't recall what show it was from.  :-[



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 08/31/11 at 12:01 am


In the Rise of the Planet of the Apes the Orangutan is named Maurice.
The actor who played renowned orangutan Dr. Zaius was Maurice Evans.



and Draco Malfoy gets to quote the two most famous lines from the original film....

It's a Madhouse; a MADHOUSE!!!
and
Take your stinking paw off me you damn dirty ape.

unfortunately the way the lines were used in this version was just laughable...  ::)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/11 at 3:34 pm


In the Rise of the Planet of the Apes the Orangutan is named Maurice.
The actor who played renowned orangutan Dr. Zaius was Maurice Evans.



and Draco Malfoy gets to quote the two most famous lines from the original film....

It's a Madhouse; a MADHOUSE!!!
and
Take your stinking paw off me you damn dirty ape.

unfortunately the way the lines were used in this version was just laughable...  ::)


Trivia on IMDB has more listed.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 09/02/11 at 5:23 pm


Trivia on IMDB has more listed.


I'll look and see what I missed. I have seen all 5 (6 if you count the last remake) films but only watched Escape from as often as I've seen the original....I didn't notice any to that but perhaps there were a few connections to the other films. 


Oh, and the new film takes place in San Francisco so I was wondering how the "Planet of Apes" is located in New York. well that is answered nicely in the film











***SPOILER****









basically a viral infection that affects humans and makes apes smart gets "carried" by it's human host to NY and becomes widespread....

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: lorac61469 on 12/31/11 at 10:14 am

Hopefully this hasn't been posted and again I'm too lazy to look. ;D

Was watching Shawn of the Dead last night and in the scene where Shaun is on the phone with his mother his friend Ed grabs the phone and yells " We're coming to get you, Barbara!" is a play on the famous line from Night of the Living Dead during the graveyard scene where Johnny says "They're coming to get you, Barbara".

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Written By: snozberries on 01/26/12 at 3:27 am



Southland is a US series about cops in LA (GREAT SHOW!)
anyway...one of the main characters is a detective named Lydia who's played by Regina King.
Regina king may best be remembered as Marla Gibbs daughter on 227.

In the ep that aired tues Marla Gibbs played the grandmother of an ex con detective Lydia was investigating. Depspite identifying herself as Lydia to the grandmother Marla's character kept calling her Brenda...the name of the character King played on 227  ;D

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Written By: Henk on 01/26/12 at 5:39 am

I was sure I mentioned this before, but I can't find it in this thread... :-\\

In one episode of Rizzoli & Isles, Maura Isles can be seen reading a book by Tess Gerritsen. Of course, the Rizzoli & Isles characters are based upon books by said author.

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Written By: whistledog on 01/26/12 at 4:52 pm



Southland is a US series about cops in LA (GREAT SHOW!)
anyway...one of the main characters is a detective named Lydia who's played by Regina King.
Regina king may best be remembered as Marla Gibbs daughter on 227.

In the ep that aired tues Marla Gibbs played the grandmother of an ex con detective Lydia was investigating. Depspite identifying herself as Lydia to the grandmother Marla's character kept calling her Brenda...the name of the character King played on 227  ;D


That is awesome!

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Written By: Foo Bar on 01/28/12 at 1:15 am

basically a viral infection that affects humans and makes apes smart gets "carried" by it's human host to NY and becomes widespread....


Who are these humans of which you speak?

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/job-fails-monday-thru-friday-its-good-to-get-back-to-the-basics-when-youre-stressed-out.png

Oh, crap.  I'm infected too!

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Written By: whistledog on 02/04/12 at 7:16 pm

In a Season 3 episode of '3rd Rock From the Sun', Dick (John Lithgow) disapproves of Tommy in a rock band, so he goes to the garage where him and his buddies are playing, and as he stands behind the amp (using it as a podium), he begins to preach about the sins of rock music, giving the exact same speech he did as Reverend Shaw Moore in 'Footloose'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 02/04/12 at 7:48 pm

On an episode of 'Charles in Charge', Charles Mother (Ellen Travolta) introduces her nephew Anthony to the girlfriend of Charles (Scott Baio) to which he replies "Wah wah wah".  Charles then scoffs "Nobody says wah wah wah" to which Anthony remarks back "That kid on Happy Days always says it" and Charles remarks "What did he know?  He was a weenie"

For those not in the know, Scott Baio played that kid on Happy Days, a character named Chachi and Ellen Travolta played Chachi's mom

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 02/05/12 at 10:26 am


In a Season 3 episode of '3rd Rock From the Sun', Dick (John Lithgow) disapproves of Tommy in a rock band, so he goes to the garage where him and his buddies are playing, and as he stands behind the amp (using it as a podium), he begins to preach about the sins of rock music, giving the exact same speech he did as Reverend Shaw Moore in 'Footloose'


that's awesome  :)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 02/05/12 at 10:27 am


On an episode of 'Charles in Charge', Charles Mother (Ellen Travolta) introduces her nephew Anthony to the girlfriend of Charles (Scott Baio) to which he replies "Wah wah wah".  Charles then scoffs "Nobody says wah wah wah" to which Anthony remarks back "That kid on Happy Days always says it" and Charles remarks "What did he know?  He was a weenie"

For those not in the know, Scott Baio played that kid on Happy Days, a character named Chachi and Ellen Travolta played Chachi's mom



I remember watching that when it originally aired! I loved it then - and now! O0



Btw- Kim Fields' mother, Chip Fields, played Tootie's mom on Facts of Life and Regine's mom on Living Single?
guess Kim was paying her back for helping her break into the business.... when Chip was cast as Penny's abusive mom on Good Times, Kim was cast as Penny's best friend. 

Penny was played by Janet Jackson.  In a classic Facts of Life ep (Starstruck, 1982) Tootie is president of the Jermaine Jackson Fan Club and has a slightly disappointing heartbreaking encounter with the singer she idolized.   

In 1984 Kim Fields released a single Dear Michael.  It's basically a fan letter to Michael Jackson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfZYBGpNYnQ&feature=related

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: lorac61469 on 02/05/12 at 12:38 pm


In the Rise of the Planet of the Apes the Orangutan is named Maurice.
The actor who played renowned orangutan Dr. Zaius was Maurice Evans.



and Draco Malfoy gets to quote the two most famous lines from the original film....

It's a Madhouse; a MADHOUSE!!!
and
Take your stinking paw off me you damn dirty ape.

unfortunately the way the lines were used in this version was just laughable...  ::)


Darn it...I was posting this in the last movie you watch topic.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 02/05/12 at 1:06 pm


Darn it...I was posting this in the last movie you watch topic.



I commented on your post....glad to see I still agree with myself! lol


you should post that thing about his name... I missed that part.

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Written By: lorac61469 on 02/05/12 at 1:11 pm


I'll look and see what I missed. I have seen all 5 (6 if you count the last remake) films but only watched Escape from as often as I've seen the original....I didn't notice any to that but perhaps there were a few connections to the other films. 


Oh, and the new film takes place in San Francisco so I was wondering how the "Planet of Apes" is located in New York. well that is answered nicely in the film


***SPOILER****




basically a viral infection that affects humans and makes apes smart gets "carried" by it's human host to
NY and becomes widespread....


I just watched it last night...

New: female ape named Cornelia. Old: Cornelius, Roddy McDowall.

New: Ape named Bright Eyes (Caesar's mother) Old:Heston's character called this by Zira.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 02/05/12 at 1:19 pm


I just watched it last night...

New: female ape named Cornelia. Old: Cornelius, Roddy McDowall.

New: Ape named Bright Eyes (Caesar's mother) Old:Heston's character called this by Zira.



that's right! I forgot about the Bright Eyes part....

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 02/06/12 at 1:07 am

Don't remember if they've used this couch gag before however:

In the opening of last week's Simpsons the family runs thru several classic sitcoms. First they're characters from Honeymooners, Dick van Dyke, and the Brady bunch

Then they are in Cheers. Bart is Sam, marge is Dianne -Oedipus much?- Lisa is Carla, Maggie is Cliff, and Homer is Norm....NORM!  :D  as the all sit around tge bar Sideshow Bob walks in dressed as Fraiser....sideshow bob is voiced by Kelsey Grammer aka Fraiser Crane.


In the episode (which sux  ::))  Lionel Richie's All Night Long is playing in tge bar and 20 something characters are dancing. In the back is Simpson-ized Lionel Richie from some long forgotten ep from 2007.

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Written By: Dagwood on 02/06/12 at 7:37 pm


Don't remember if they've used this couch gag before however:

In the opening of last week's Simpsons the family runs thru several classic sitcoms. First they're characters from Honeymooners, Dick van Dyke, and the Brady bunch

Then they are in Cheers. Bart is Sam, marge is Dianne -Oedipus much?- Lisa is Carla, Maggie is Cliff, and Homer is Norm....NORM!  :D  as the all sit around tge bar Sideshow Bob walks in dressed as Fraiser....sideshow bob is voiced by Kelsey Grammer aka Fraiser Crane.


In the episode (which sux  ::))  Lionel Richie's All Night Long is playing in tge bar and 20 something characters are dancing. In the back is Simpson-ized Lionel Richie from some long forgotten ep from 2007.



I tried to explain the Cheers part to Sarah and she didn't get it.  It made me laugh, though.

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Written By: snozberries on 02/06/12 at 8:14 pm


I tried to explain the Cheers part to Sarah and she didn't get it.  It made me laugh, though.


Bummer she didn't. It was so subtle...yet totally brilliant.

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Written By: whistledog on 03/11/12 at 7:34 pm

I am watching Canada's Got Talent, and Martin Short, along with the other two judges (Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio) liked one act so much, they gave it the Amigo salute ;D

In the 2011 movie 'Friends With Benefits', when Mila Kunis' character is meeting the Justin Timberlake character at the airport, she grabs a sign that reads O. Penderghast.  The director of FWB was Will Gluck, and in his previous film 'Easy A', Emma Stone played a character named Olive Penderghast

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Written By: snozberries on 03/12/12 at 3:04 am



In the 2011 movie 'Friends With Benefits', when Mila Kunis' character is meeting the Justin Timberlake character at the airport, she grabs a sign that reads O. Penderghast.  The director of FWB was Will Gluck, and in his previous film 'Easy A', Emma Stone played a character named Olive Penderghast


nice catch! 

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Written By: snozberries on 04/15/12 at 4:29 pm

watching an ep of GH from October....  One of the characters is telling an embarassing story about her "brother" and how he used to sing a particular song back in the day....  all the characters in the scene are trying to guess the song Jason Thompson, who plays Patrick, guesses Jesse's Girl.... 

As you more than likely know, Jesse's Girl was sung by Rick Springfield. Rick Springfield played/plays Dr. Noah Drake on GH... father of Patrick Drake.....the character who guessed Jesse's Girl.    ;D


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Written By: whistledog on 04/15/12 at 6:09 pm

^ That's awesome.  Is Rick Springfield still on GH?


Here's one I just recently noticed ...

In the 1992 movie 'Diggstown', when Honey Roy Palmer (Lou Gossett Jr.) is going for his 23rd straight fight, Caine (James Woods) gives him racial motivation by saying he can win the fight because he's black.  When Palmer asks him what the hell he's talking about, Caine states "it's a Roots kind of thing"

Lou Gossett Jr. was in the legendary 1977 miniseries 'Roots'

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 04/15/12 at 6:10 pm


^ That's awesome.  Is Rick Springfield still on GH?


Here's one I just recently noticed ...

In the 1992 movie 'Diggstown', when Honey Roy Palmer (Lou Gossett Jr.) is going for his 23rd straight fight, Caine (James Woods) gives him racial motivation by saying he can win the fight because he's black.  When Palmer asks him what the hell he's talking about, Caine states "it's a Roots kind of thing"

Lou Gossett Jr. was in the legendary 1977 miniseries 'Roots'



He's come back... or is coming back... they are doing a lot of returning characters. I keep hoping it has a year left but the signs are not great....... I'm not helping I'm way behind....hence my reporting something that happened back in October! LOL

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 04/15/12 at 6:21 pm

Here's another one.  In the 1993 movie 'Demolition Man', when we see Sandra Bullocks retro office, there is a poster of the 1992 movie 'Lethal Weapon 3' hanging on her wall.  Both movies were produced by Joel Silver

Also in Demoliton Man, it is mentioned that the President of the United States is Arnold Schwarzenegger.  In the 2010 movie 'The Expendables', Stallone makes a joke at Arnold's expense stating "he wants to be president"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 04/15/12 at 6:32 pm


Here's another one.  In the 1993 movie 'Demolition Man', when we see Sandra Bullocks retro office, there is a poster of the 1992 movie 'Lethal Weapon 3' hanging on her wall.  Both movies were produced by Joel Silver

Also in Demoliton Man, it is mentioned that the President of the United States is Arnold Schwarzenegger.  In the 2010 movie 'The Expendables', Stallone makes a joke at Arnold's expense stating "he wants to be president"


to be fair he was governor at the time he made Expendables so yeah he probably wished he could be president...  :D

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Written By: whistledog on 04/21/12 at 8:16 pm

In the 1992 movie 'The Bodyguard', Kevin Costner plays Frank Farmer.  At the end of the movie, he is seen doing security for the Rotary Club Iowa Caucus conference. 
In the 1989 movie 'Fields of Dreams', Kevin Costner played a Farmer from Iowa

In the 2005 movie 'The Upside of Anger' starring Kevin Costner, during the wedding scene, the band plays 'Try a Little Tenderness' and the singer forgets the lyrics.  In the 1988 movie 'Bull Durham', a scene in the bar shows Kevin Costner's character upset when a fellow ball player forgets the words to the same song.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 05/06/12 at 7:02 pm

In the 1998 movie '54' starring Mike Meyers, there is a dinner scene where Michael York talks about London in the swingin' 60s. 
In the 1997 movie 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery', Mike Meyers and Michael York were starring in the swingin' 60s.

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Written By: Foo Bar on 05/07/12 at 11:19 pm

And now, a 5-minute recap of most of the cultural references and in-jokes in My Little Pony, Season 2.

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Off the top of my head, he forgot that Episode 17, with Big Mac skipping around completely unfazed by reality due to his infatuation with Cheerilee, was a direct nod to Warner Brothers and Pepe le Peu.  And Dr. Who's cameo in Episode 20.  And Episode 23 is itself an homage to Citizen Kane.

So we're up to 55 references and counting.  The 50 references in the video is a great starting point; he got about a dozen that I missed.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/08/12 at 12:27 am

^ Your monomania is pony-graphic!
:D

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Written By: Foo Bar on 05/09/12 at 11:17 pm


^ Your monomania is pony-graphic!
:D


Say what you will about Bronies, dude, at least it's an ethos. 

I actually can't take credit for that - I can only dream of the day when I have enough free time to go that deep down the rabbit hole. 

But if you want to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes, here's a guy who spent months compiling every blooper in the entire series.  At four seconds per blooper, the first season took an hour and fifteen minutes, which is pretty terrifying, but if you('re like me, and are cursed with a tendency to) enjoy Eurobeat, the soundtrack, combined with the pacing and the writing, makes the hour fly by in no time. 

Random 30-second sample from about 20 minutes in: "This is Fluttershy's home from Episode 7.  Note the (two-piece) door here.  And episode 22.  Now this is her home in Episode 10 (9:17) (single-piece door).  The door is now a single-piece design.  But that's not all!  At the 10:00 minute mark, her door suddenly switches hinges.  That door ain't right."

And yes, he's working on Season 2: "My Little Bloopers: Mistakes are FOREVER!"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/15/12 at 1:50 pm

If this was posted or mentioned before, I apoligize.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQQK0VTTXvA



Cat

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Written By: whistledog on 05/16/12 at 4:51 pm

^ I never even clued into that.  That is awesome! 8)

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Written By: snozberries on 05/16/12 at 4:55 pm


^ I never even clued into that.  That is awesome! 8)


I saw it but didn't think about posting it here....

I saw one the other night but I've since forgotten what it was  :-\\

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Written By: whistledog on 08/02/12 at 11:42 pm

* SPOILER ALERT *

At the end of the movie 'American Reunion', we see Finch's mom who is played by Rebecca DeMornay.  At one point, she asks "Are you ready for me Stifler?"
DeMornay says this same line to Tom Cruise in the 1983 film Risky Business:  "Are you ready for me Ralph?"

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Written By: whistledog on 08/25/12 at 5:56 pm

In the 1987 movie 'Beverly Hills Cop II', when the guys are heading to the City Deposit, Taggart (John Ashton) tells Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) that he drives like his ex-wife, to which Rosewood screams "NO WAY!"

In the 1988 movie 'Vice Versa', after Charlie (Fred Savage) and Marshall (Judge Reinhold) switch places, Charlie in the body of Marshall goes to a parent teacher conference, and after being informed that the teacher things Charlie has a crush on her, he screams "NO WAY!" in the exact same tone.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: karen on 10/05/12 at 1:48 am

In last night's (UK) episode of NCIS someone asked Gibbs what Ducky looked like when he was young.  The answer?...  "Illya Kuryakin"

;D

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Written By: whistledog on 12/19/12 at 9:56 pm

In the movie 'The Notebook', the photographs seen of a young James Garner are still shots that had been previously used in episodes of 'The Rockford Files'

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Written By: whistledog on 02/13/13 at 10:16 pm

In Brian DePalma's 1984 movie 'Body Double', actor Craig Wasson plays an actor named Jake Scully.  After he witnesses his neighbour being murdered, when the detective is questioning him, he's asked as an actor, what he's been in.  He mentions "Emerald Point" and a "Hart to Hart"

Craig Wasson was in a 1979 episode of "Hart to Hart"

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Written By: whistledog on 04/29/13 at 7:40 pm

In the 1997 movie Consipracy Theory (directed by Richard Donner), when Mel Gibson's character is being chased by federal agents, he ducks into a theatre showing the 1985 film Ladyhawke (also directed by Richard Donner)

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Written By: Mushroom on 04/30/13 at 2:06 am

This is actually one of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLTqY7tMzFE

And for those that do not get the inside joke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQkngCMZUGU

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Written By: snozberries on 04/30/13 at 9:35 am


This is actually one of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLTqY7tMzFE

And for those that do not get the inside joke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQkngCMZUGU


I never watched. 3rd rock from the sun so I never saw that but I got both refs right away. Very cool!

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Written By: warped on 04/30/13 at 9:39 am


I never watched. 3rd rock from the sun so I never saw that but I got both refs right away. Very cool!


Got it too, classic Twilight Zone episode.

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Written By: snozberries on 04/30/13 at 9:49 am


Got it too, classic Twilight Zone episode.


John lithgow's was from Twilight Zone the movie

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Written By: warped on 04/30/13 at 9:51 am




John lithgow's was from Twilight Zone the movie


Yup, saw that.

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Written By: Mushroom on 04/30/13 at 11:18 am

Ironically, I can also put a posting in "places that are gone" from that movie as well.  The "Tender Trap" (the bar that Vic Morrow went into in the movie) was near where I lived, and I remember passing by it when the movie was being made.  It is long gond, I think it is a Mexican bar now.

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Written By: whistledog on 04/30/13 at 4:46 pm

That 3rd Rock Episode was actually a double inside joke.  In an earlier episode of 3rd Rock, Dick had seen something on the wing of the plane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm0tEE0C96k

I still have never seen the original Shatner Twilight Zone episode, but the Lithgow one from the 1982 movie was fantastic!  I loved it!

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Written By: whistledog on 04/30/13 at 4:49 pm

Speaking of 3rd rock, and I think this one has been mentioned before, but the spoof on an early John Lithgow role (guess which one lol) was hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHWDjK94sBM

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Written By: Dagwood on 04/30/13 at 7:39 pm


This is actually one of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLTqY7tMzFE

And for those that do not get the inside joke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQkngCMZUGU


Love it.  Got it right away. ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Dagwood on 04/30/13 at 7:51 pm


Speaking of 3rd rock, and I think this one has been mentioned before, but the spoof on an early John Lithgow role (guess which one lol) was hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHWDjK94sBM



;D  Awesome!

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/13 at 3:08 am

In Stephen King's original story for "The Shawshank Redemption", Red was written as a white Irishman. In the movie, they left the line, "Maybe it's 'cause I'm Irish", in as a joke, even after they had cast Morgan Freeman as Red.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 05/09/13 at 5:58 pm

In the 2002 movie Deuces Wild, Matt Dillon plays a Mafia boss named Fritzy.

In the 1983 movie Rumble Fish starring Matt Dillon, Nicolas Cage wears a jacket that says Wild Deuces

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 05/15/13 at 8:59 am

This one, I think I have mentioned before, but it just gets even more awesome!

David Hasselhoff first gained fame playing Michael Knight on Knight Rider
In real life, he was married to Soap actress Catherine Hickland.
When their marriage ended, she married her fellow Soap star Michael E. Knight who played Tad Martin on All My Children

In 2008, they brought back a new Knight Rider series starring Justin Bruening as Mike Traceur, the son of Michael Knight.  Justin Bruening was previously known for playing Jamie Martin, the son of Tad Martin on All My Children

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/15/13 at 11:33 am

James DePaiva, who originated the part of Max Holden on One Life To Live,  left the show briefly, he was replaced by some other actor (I can't remember who and I don't want to look it up). The new actor didn't go over too well with the fans and James came back to show. One his first day back, he was talking to someone and said, "Yeah, I feel like my old self again" and he looked at the camera and gave a wink.



Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Mushroom on 05/15/13 at 1:40 pm

One show that I think has such inside jokes in every episode is The Simpsons.  I am not a big fan, but every time I have seen it I generally find several of them.

From Bette Midler picking up trash on the side of the road, to the name of Bart's arch-enemy, this show takes so much of it's humor from inside jokes that most people have no idea.

As for these two, you have Miss Midler hit with trash from a passing car while she is cleaning up garbage on the side of the road.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1fcjp9rBn1rqlmkso1_400.gif

This makes more sense if you realize that in several areas around LA, Miss Midler sponsors roadside cleanup, giving to some the impression that she goes out and picks up trash on the weekends.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1362431047_alg_bette_midler_highway.jpg

As for Sideshow Bob, this is even more obscure unless you know about a barely remembered Dr. Seuss movie.

For many, we know who Sideshow Bob is, but do not know his last name of Terwilliker.

Who was inspired from an obscure 1953 Dr. Seuss movie called "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T".  In this movie, Dr. T (played by Hans Conried) faces his own arch-enemy, a troublesome kid named Bart (played by future Lassie star Tommy Rettig).

http://aka.media.entertainment.sky.com/image/unscaled/2011/04/27/the-5000-fingers-of-dr-t-12-4.jpg

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Written By: whistledog on 05/20/13 at 6:21 pm

In the movie This Means War, Chris Pine's character mentions watching a CHiPs marathon.

Chris Pine is the son of actor Robert Pine, who played Sgt. Joseph Getraer on CHiPs

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 05/20/13 at 7:14 pm


In the movie This Means War, Chris Pine's character mentions watching a CHiPs marathon.

Chris Pine is the son of actor Robert Pine, who played Sgt. Joseph Getraer on CHiPs


Star Trek's Chris Pine is the Sarge's son!?!? That bit of trivia somehow escaped me.

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Written By: whistledog on 06/16/13 at 10:37 pm

In the pilot episode of Cheers, the gang discusses the sweatiest movie ever made.  When Cliff suggests Body Heat, Sam agrees.

Ted Danson was in Body Heat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: hot_wax on 06/18/13 at 12:55 am

In the movie "Liar Liar", his son tests Jim Carry if he telling the truth by asking him some things that he was told growing up if they were true, and asks " if I make a funny face will it stay that way?" Carry answers him..."No, but some people make a good living at it", a subtle reference to his career of characters.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 06/18/13 at 12:57 am


In the movie "Liar Liar", his son tests Jim Carry if he telling the truth by asking him some things that he was told growing up if they were true, and asks " if I make a funny face will it stay that way?" Carry answers him..."No, but some people make a good living at it", a subtle reference to his career of characters.


I always thought that was a great line.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 10/23/13 at 1:56 am

Just saw a preview for a movie Amazing Racer aka Shannon's Rainbow

Jason Gedrick and Lou Gossett Jr are both in the film. In the preview Jason Gedricks character refers to Gossett's character as the best trainer he ever met. In the film Iron Eagle Gossetf teaches Gesrick to fly a fighter plane.  (iow he trained him)


Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 12/18/13 at 10:32 pm

^ That one is cool.


In a Season 6 episode of Full House, the gang is at Disney World in Florida and DJ keeps thinking she sees Steve everywhere.  In one instance, she thinks Steve is Aladdin. 

Scott Weinger, who plays Steve, was the voice of Aladdin and to this day, still is in anything Disney animated related where Aladdin appears

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/18/13 at 11:42 pm

I learned of an interesting one just recently.

On NCIS, actor David McCallum plays Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard. Earlier in his career he played a Russian named Illya Kuryakin on The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

During one sequence, a character asked one of the others what "Ducky" looked like when he was younger and the second character said "Illya Kuryakin".

I thought it was funny.  :)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 12/26/13 at 3:15 am


Finally getting around to watching Psych the Musical


Barry Bostwick plays a producer talking to Shawn & Gus about a killer play write who escapes a mental institution after learning that his original play has been revamped and is scheduled to open the next day.


The producer shows Shawn and Gus the scrip which they then fight over
An actress comes over and snatches her script back from them and asks the producer (Bostwick) if he has a sec

The producer replies "of course Janet"
Actress (correcting him) "Audra"
Producer "Dammit"


As Cat can tell you Barry Bostwick was Brad in Rocky Horror Picture Show ... Dammit Janet was a song he sang to Susan Sarandon's character Janet. .  ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 12/26/13 at 3:24 am


Just saw a trailer for the new movie Grudge Match

Stallone and Deniro play boxers (not really a stretch for either right? Lol)


Anyway they showed a scene where rkin's character is preparing Stallone's character a glass full of raw eggs

To which Stallone replies "fighters still do this? It seems like a whole lot of cholesterol"


A nod back to Rocky (I) where Stallone knocked back a few raw eggs before his workout  ;D 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/14 at 5:46 am

Hidden Mickeys in Disney films

Fantasia:
http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/05_-_fantastia_mickey_whirlpool.jpg

Wreck It Eric:
http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/38_-_wreck_it_ralph_sugar_rush.jpg

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 01/17/14 at 5:40 pm

In a Season 3 episode of Growing Pains, Ben is having his tonsils out and has a dream that involves several TV references/stars ...

As the Doctors wheel Ben down the hall, the theme to Ben Casey plays.  The doctor is played by Franklyn Seales (Dexter from Silver Spoons) and as Ben is under the gas in the O/R, the Doctor asks him what his favourite TV shows are, like Medical Centre, Dr. Kildare or Trapper John M.D.?  Ben says he watches Pee Wee's Playhouse, Gilligan's Island as well as Who's The Boss, Moonlighting and that one that's in-between because "the little kid in it is great"

In Ben's dream, Alan Hale Jr. (The Skipper from Gilligan's Island) plays a cab driver who takes him home, but offers to take him on a three hour tour instead.  When Ben gets home, he finds a new Ben has taken his place.  New Ben is played by Danny Cooksey (Sam from Diff'rent Strokes)

Two episodes before that one, The Seavers get robbed, and when Maggie asks why the policeman cannot do more, his response:  "You're not the Cosby Show"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/18/14 at 1:26 am




Two episodes before that one, The Seavers get robbed burglarized, and when Maggie asks why the policeman cannot do more, his response:  "You're not the Cosby Show"




those were good ones.....fixed one error.    ;)    (it's my pet peeve)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/18/14 at 1:59 am


If.... i said IF panel 2 is accurate...and I think it is (I found various versions of it online) this may be the best inside movie connection ever.  lol


https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1/1017124_743214545690148_2038915516_n.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZp4SypLyog

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/14 at 2:08 am

I am not sure if I had done this before.

In the Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", R2D2 (from "StarWars") can be seen on the mothership flying over the Devil's Tower.

http://spielbergfanclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/R2D2-close-up-CLose-Encounters.jpg

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Written By: karen on 01/18/14 at 8:17 am




those were good ones.....fixed one error.    ;)    (it's my pet peeve)


What's the difference?  Burglarised sounds wrong to me anyway.  In British English it's burgled

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/18/14 at 9:12 am


What's the difference?  Burglarised sounds wrong to me anyway.  In British English it's burgled



burglarized is the past tense of burglary


A robbery requires force or fear.... I come up to you and say give me your possessions or else! then I robbed you.
I enter your house while you were away then I burglarized you... the suspect has to enter the dwelling with the intent of taking something for it to qualify as a burglary.
I'm invited to your house for a party and I see an item and think ooh I'd like to have that.... I have committed theft.



In order for one's house to be robbed the suspect has to point a gun at the door and threaten to shoot if the door doesn't open for him... (home invasion counts as a robbery but when people say "I got robbed" they were usually a victim of theft or burglary) 

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: loki 13 on 01/18/14 at 5:48 pm

The Avengers....

Tony Stark,aka Iron Man is seen wearing a Black Sabbath T-Shirt. Black Sabbath known for their song Iron man.
The T-Shirt, however, is not that of Paranoid, the album the song is on but that of Ozzy's last album with Black
Sabbath....Never Say Die.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/18/14 at 11:51 pm


I am not sure if I had done this before.

In the Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", R2D2 (from "StarWars") can be seen on the mothership flying over the Devil's Tower.

http://spielbergfanclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/R2D2-close-up-CLose-Encounters.jpg



If it has been done before I forgot about it or I never noticed...that's interesting.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 01/19/14 at 3:34 pm

Not sure if this one technically counts:  At the end of We're the Millers starring Jason Sudekis and Jennifer Aniston, there is a blooper reel where they are in the motorhome, and as soon as Sudekis turns on the radio, I'll Be There For You by The Rembrandts comes on.  For those not in the know, that was the theme song to Friends



If.... i said IF panel 2 is accurate...and I think it is (I found various versions of it online) this may be the best inside movie connection ever.  lol


https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1/1017124_743214545690148_2038915516_n.jpg


This one is cool!

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/14 at 9:57 pm


Not sure if this one technically counts:  At the end of We're the Millers starring Jason Sudekis and Jennifer Aniston, there is a blooper reel where they are in the motorhome, and as soon as Sudekis turns on the radio, I'll Be There For You by The Rembrandts comes on.  For those not in the know, that was the theme song to Friends






oh that totally counts!!!!


Did I mention? I totally forget if I did or not (and I'm not going back to look even tho it would've been fairly recently)


On Crazy Ones there's a tag at the end of an ep. Sarah Michelle Gellar slides across the hood of a car, Robin Williams asks "where'd you learn that Dukes of Hazard thing?"  SMG replies "Sunnydale" 

SMG plays Buffy, The Vampire Slayer who lives in Sunnydale, Ca.    8)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_v0OGy-USE

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 01/19/14 at 10:40 pm

^ That's awesome!


Here's one I just came upon ...

In a Season 2 episode of My Two Dads, Davy Jones (of The Monkees) plays a singer named Malcolm and Peter Noone (of Herman's Hermits) plays his manager.  At the end of the episode, Malcolm sings a song he wrote about Nicole.  As His manager is leaving, he looks at her two dads and says:  "Mr Harris and Mr. Taylor, you've got a lovely daughter"

Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv8k0VI9tBc

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Howard on 01/20/14 at 7:04 am

There's also one in Married With Children where Gary Coleman stops by as a salesman and Al Bundy asks him "Aren't you the guy from Different Strokes"? ;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/20/14 at 10:07 am

On Happy Days, Mork from Ork visits Richie and is watching t.v. He makes a comment about liking that Opie kid. (Can't remember the exact line). As everyone knows Ron Howard played Richie as well as Opie on the Andy Griffith Show which was popular in the '50's when Happy Days was suppose to take place.


Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/20/14 at 10:21 am


On Happy Days, Mork from Ork visits Richie and is watching t.v. He makes a comment about liking that Opie kid. (Can't remember the exact line). As everyone knows Ron Howard played Richie as well as Opie on the Andy Griffith Show which was popular in the '50's when Happy Days was suppose to take place.


Cat


Andy Griffith show was on 1960-68 but happy days was set in the mid 50s to the mid 60 your post is accurate your time line is just a little off  :)

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 01/25/14 at 8:34 pm

Not sure if I mentioned this one before ...

In the 1996 film A Very Brady Sequel, Bobby tells Roy that the horse statue was taken to the Antique Shop on Sherwood Avenue (a reference to The Brady Bunch creator Sherwood Schwartz).

When the horse is placed for bid at Auction, it's announced that other items were donated by Mrs. McCormick and Mrs. Plumb (a reference to the show's original stars Maureen McCormick and Eve Plumb)

When Roy is revealed as a fake, it's said that the boat he was on that was lost at sea was the S.S. Minnow and Carol's real ex-husband is The Professor. 

At the end, when Mike and Carol get re-married, Jeannie (played once again by Barbara Eden) shows up claiming to be Mike's first wife

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/26/14 at 4:20 am




At the end, when Mike and Carol get re-married, Jeannie (played once again by Barbara Eden) shows up claiming to be Mike's first wife



this is the only one I don't remember...

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: loki 13 on 01/26/14 at 7:26 am

I don't know if this counts or how many others have noticed but.....

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone; In the beginning when Harry meets Ron on the train and buys all the treats, one
of the chocolate frogs leaps out the window.

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II; At the end when Harry's son and Ron's daughter are seen in the train, a
chocolate frog climbs up the window and leaps into Rose Weasley's hands.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/27/14 at 3:26 am

The Psych ep that aired on Wednesday is titled "Remake...Cloudy with a Chance of Improvement". It was filmed in 2013, aired in 2014 but set in 2006.  The series originally premiered in '06 (the ep is  a throw back to the pilot)


In the ep Shawn (James Roday) is complaining to Gus (Dule Hill) about remakes. He uses the poor choice of casting Billy Bob Thornton in the Walter Matthau role of Buttermakee. in the Bad News Bears remake. He goes on to say:

"I hate remakes. It's so infuriating Gus! You dont remake the Dukes of Hazard. The whole of a remake is to choose something that showed serious promise but failed to live up to expectations. That's the magic of movies."

Gus replies:  "I hear you. They add those new characters that are super broad. The whole subplot with the race car driver; he was terrible."

Shawn adds: "he was cartoonish."


That character was stock-car driver Billy Pickett played by James Roday who plays Shawn Spenser on Psych in and this episode is throw back to the pilot episode with extra characters who never previously existed.

Also the majority guest stars in this ep have appeared the series in other roles. Some more memorable than others (ie Ray Wise played a priest in a few eps, in this ep he is a judge.  After being on Dancing w the Stars Ralph Macchio played a cop....here he plays a prosecuting attorney)  ;D 

(ETA: Simon Weston who played Enos in the Dukes movie is also a guest star in this ep)



(Also there are a few willy wonka quotes thrown in- that's not a inside joke..... It just makes me happy :D )

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/27/14 at 3:31 am


On Community Pierce dies and leaves Troy money. But to get his inheritance Troy must first sail Pierces boat around the world. 

This is a plot device to facilitate Donald Glover's (Troy) exit from the series.

In addition to acting Glover is also a stand up comic and has a successful career as a rapper. His rap persons is known as Childish Gambino. 

The boat Pierce left Troy.....and the one Troy is seen standing upon as it's hauled away from the set leaving the remaining cast standing there waving goodbye... is called the 'Childish Tycoon'


http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140126004117/community-sitcom/images/thumb/c/c2/5x05-Britta_Annie_Troy_Jeff_Shirley_Abed_Childish_Tycoon.jpg/300px-5x05-Britta_Annie_Troy_Jeff_Shirley_Abed_Childish_Tycoon.jpg

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/27/14 at 3:36 am


I don't know if this counts or how many others have noticed but.....

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone; In the beginning when Harry meets Ron on the train and buys all the treats, one
of the chocolate frogs leaps out the window.

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II; At the end when Harry's son and Ron's daughter are seen in the train, a
chocolate frog climbs up the window and leaps into Rose Weasley's hands.


Call backs to earlier scenes always count.  Particularly when they serve as bookends to a great series

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/27/14 at 4:32 am


In the same fake flashback ep of psych previously mentioned Shawn & Gus serve as advisors to a Defense Atty

Shawn's dad asks Shawn if he & Gus think they are lawyers now to which Shawn replies "yes, minus the law degree and whatever goes along with it" he goes on to suggest that that would make an awesome premise for a tv show...... This is a nod to a very awesome show, also on USA, Suits about a young genius who practices law without a law degree.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 01/27/14 at 5:00 am

Also from psych:


Ralph Macchio plays a DA. Gus needs to stall til Shawn can save the day....so this happens

Gus stutters trying to find something to say & Judge (Ray Wise) tells him to speak


Gus: excuse me sir but you are being rude. Is it because I'm a yoot?

Judge: A what?

DA: what's a yoot?

Def. Atty: a yoot...yoot, it's  from My Cousin Vinny; terrific film sir.

DA (Ralph Macchio): objection your honor it's....okay; decent at best.


Ralph played Vinny's cousin....the one Vinny was defending in the film.


(I'm sure there are some I missed btw)
At one point in the ep Alan Ruck says he's rehearsing for a broadcast because he wants to get thru it without looking silly.  Shawn asks if he can wait until 2007 (remember the ep is airing in. 2014 but set in 2006)

Anyway I looked up Alan Ruck on IMDB and in 07 he played a reporter in a short lived series called The Bronx is Burning.  I'm not familiar with it but it seems that's what they were referencing.
It looks like it's a drama about the NY Yankees.  He wouldn't look silly in a drama. (I might be reaching but I think that's what the comment was about. )

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 04/22/14 at 4:53 am

On an ep of The Mentalist (Violets 3/30/14) after closing the case the team gets pizza.

An agent asks Lisben (Robin Tunney) how hers is. She answers and he replies "You probably like Chicago Style" she looks at him for a second before replying something about all pizza being the same.


Robin Tunney was born and raised in Chicago.


;D

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/14 at 5:02 am

In the movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", the "catch-up" list Captain America keeps with him varies from country to country:

    The US (and main) version mentions I Love Lucy; Moon Landing; Berlin Wall (Up + Down) Steve Jobs (Apple); Disco; Thai Food; Star Wars/Trek (with Star Wars crossed out, indicating that he had seen it); Nirvana (Band); Rocky (Rocky II?); Troubleman (Soundtrack)

    The UK version mentions The Beatles, Sean Connery and Sherlock.

    the Australian version mentions Steve Irwin, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo and Tim Tams.

    the German version mentions the rise and fall of the Berlin wall.

    the Italian version mentions Italian singer Vasco Rossi, Ferrari's victories at F1 Grand Prix and Roberto Benigni.

    the French version mentions 1998 World Cup, Louis de Funès, stand up comedian Coluche, The Fifth Element, and Daft Punk.

    the Russian version mentions Yuri Gagarin, Vladimir Vysotsky, and Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears.

    the South Korean version mentions Old Boy and famous Korean soccer player Park Ji-Sung.

    the Spanish version mentions Rafa Nadal (a famous Spanish tennis player), Chupa Chups (a popular candy brand), Héroes del Silencio (a rock band in the 80's and 90's), 1978 Constitution (the most important part of the Spanish Transition from General Franco's dictatorship to King Juan Carlos I's democracy) and Camilo José Cela (a Nobel Prize-winner writer)

    the Mexican version mentions Octavio Paz (mexican writer and Nobel winner) and Rodolfo Neri Vela (mexican astronaut).

    the Brazilian version mentions Wagner Moura, Ayrton Senna, Xuxa Meneghel Mamonas Assassinas, and Chaves (El chavo del ocho (1972)).

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 04/22/14 at 7:45 pm

Pam Dawber recently guest starred on 'The Crazy Ones' as a character named Lily and one scene, she asks Simon (Robin Williams):  "Are you some sort of alien?"

I would have been very upset if that episode didn't have a Mork & Mindy joke

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 04/23/14 at 3:06 am


Pam Dawber recently guest starred on 'The Crazy Ones' as a character named Lily and one scene, she asks Simon (Robin Williams):  "Are you some sort of alien?"

I would have been very upset if that episode didn't have a Mork & Mindy joke


It shoulda had a couple.  Did he at least utter shazbat???? Even if it was quietly to himself he should have. Lol

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/23/14 at 10:26 am

Not so much on a movie or on t.v. but a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, my mother & sister were working at a theatre. The play was a musical called "Celebration" which takes place on New Year's Eve. During one of the songs, someone says, "Happy New Year, Sugar." The play was preformed during the month of Oct. which both my mother & my sister has a birthday. On both of their birthdays, the actress who said the line changed it just a bit and said, "Happy Birthday, Sugar." The audience didn't have a clue but the entire cast & crew-and of course the birthday girls totally got it.


Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/14 at 7:13 pm

In a 1978 episode of WKRP in Cincinnati titled 'Hoodlum Rock', the station promotes a concert for a UK punk band called Scum of the Earth.  The members of the band are in actuality the members of a real UK band called Detective.  When Mr. Carlson goes into Travis' office to discuss the details, you can see a Detective poster laying by the window.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: MilkTheCouch on 01/27/15 at 3:08 pm

In one part of the movie of Magic Adventures of Mumfie, Mumfie's Quest, Mumfie whistles. Larry Grossmann, who wrote the music to the film, worked on the play Anyone Can Whistle. In the post movie episodes, Davy Jones constantly calls Pinkey "Porky". This is because on the show's former network in the UK, CiTV, aired the Looney Tunes cartoons. A similar shout-out is found in the episode Pop Goes The Weasel, where a weasel the characters have to stop from stealing their crops sounds and acts exactly lie the one from the U.S. Acres segments of Garfield and Friends.

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 02/23/15 at 1:59 am

Cristela: a sitcom on ABC about a woman who interns at a law firm. She and her mother also lives with her sister and brother in law and their kids.  The house a bit dated with blue collar decor.

Cristela's boss' soon to be ex wife is played by Rosanne.

In her second appearance on the show Roseanne visits Cristela at home and makes a couple of comments about the house:

(R looks around soaking it all in) In just admiring your living room cuz it reminds me of a place I used to live for about 9 yrs

(R looks around again and points to a chair along the back wall) I swear to god I had an afghan just like that one.


Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: whistledog on 02/23/15 at 1:36 pm

In the 2010 movie Hot Tub Time Machine ...

... when the boys first arrive in 1986, they watch images flashing on a TV screen, one being Chevy Chase in the Paul Simon music video 'You Can Call Me Al'.  Chevy Chase plays the Hot Tub Repairman in the film

... the scene where Adam (John Cusack) and April are about to kiss is an homage to the final scene in Sixteen Candles, the classic 80s comedy that John Cusack had a small role in.

... (one I mentioned before, but worth a second mention), upon arriving in 1986, a skier is seen going down the slopes talking on his cellular phone about the fact that he's basically outside on a phone not connected by cord, and says "A bet's a bet.  I want my two dollars!"  In the classic 80s comedy Better Off Dead, John Cusack's character is stalked by a paperboy who wants his two dollars he is owed for papers delivered.

... when Adam opens up his suitcase and finds a bunch of drugs, Jacob asks him "Who are you, Hunter S. Thompson?" to which he replies "I thought I was?".  John Cusack was originally up for the role of Raoul Duke (a fictional character and pen name Thompson used) in Fear in Loathing in Las Vegas, but Johnny Depp was cast instead.

... the bellhop (Crispin Glover) loses his arm in an accident, but it isn't explained how until the end of the film.  In Back to the Future Part II Marty McFly's hand was injured in an accident, but it is not explained how until the end of Back to the Future Part III.  This technically could not be considered an inside joke as Crispin Glover only appeared as George McFly in the first Back to the Future, but without that first film, there would not be a trilogy

... the long brown coat that Adam wears at the end is the same type of coat that John Cusack wore in the film Say Anything when he's holding the boombox over his head


In the 2014 sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2 ...

... when the Hot Tub Repairman (Chevy Chase) is about to leave, he chants "na-na-na-na-na" before he disappears.  In the classic comedies Caddyshack and Caddyshack II, Ty Webb (Chase) uses that when teaching putting techniques.



Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: snozberries on 04/01/15 at 7:55 am

I'm watching Forever...

It's a show about a man who is "killed" on a slave ship back in the 1800s... but, through a series of (as of yet) unexplained circumstances... he is unable to stay dead when killed.  The show is set in present day New York but frequently, during the course of the present day plot, takes a look back at a correlating incident from Henry's 200+ year life span. 


In WWII Henry and his then wife (who knew of his affliction) rescued and adopted an infant (who grew up aware of his father's abnormal existence.)  Henry's son Abe is now in his 70s and Henry still looks 35-ish. 


Okay enough back story..... Abe is played by Judd Nelson (of Taxi... and I will be honest... I keep waiting for them show us a scene from the late 70s of young Abe sitting on a couch watching an ep of Taxi... or of Henry watching Taxi and Abe coming in and making reference to it.... but alas - unless it happens in this ep I have not seen that occur as of yet.)

Anyway... .here's the inside joke....  So the B story (henry's past storyline) takes place in 1985.  Younger Abe comes to check on Henry.  1985 Abe is played by  David Krumholtz.  As you may (or may not be aware) Judd Hirsch was a series regular on the show Numbers where he played father to two sons, one an FBI agent and the other a math wizard who helped his brother solve crimes using math... the math wizard was played by David Krumholtz. 

It's nice seeing him play a younger version of his former "father"

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/03/15 at 12:30 pm

Not exactly an inside joke but I thought it was funny.

We are in the middle of watching the entire series of Deep Space Nine. Quark is talking to his ex-wife who is a Klingon. She tells him that she lost so much in the war between the Klingon Empire & the Federation. Quark looks at her and says, "War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing." I just cracked up at that.


Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/04/15 at 11:13 am

Another funny line from DS9:

Jake & Nog are trying to get a baseball card and the person who had it was named Dr. Gieger. He wanted the two to get some stuff for him in exchange for the card. One of the things he requested Julius had but wanted the boys to get his teddy bear back from his ex-girlfriend first. At one point Jake said to Nog that they were like lions or something like that. Then Nog said, "Lions, and Giegers and bears." To which Jake responded (what else?) "Oh my."

In Star Trek: First Contact, the crew of the Enterprise went back in time. They told this guy that they were from the future, on a starship, cruising the universe. The guy said, "So, you are on some kind of star trek?"

Also in First Contact, Lily (played by Alfre Woodard) was telling Capt Picard (played by Patrick Stewart) that he was acting like Capt Ahab in Moby Dick. At the time, Patrick Stewart was filming Moby Dick which he was playing Capt Ahab.


Cat

Subject: Re: Inside Jokes in Movies and TV

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/15 at 9:08 am

There is a Hidden Mickey in "Pirates of the Caribbean".

http://jacksparrowcostuming.wikispaces.com/file/view/OST_hiddenmickey.jpg/194259640/OST_hiddenmickey.jpg

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