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Questions tagged [reference]

A mention, allusion, citation, or homage to other works.

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What is this record-destroying scene in Family Guy a reference to?

In Family Guy season 7 episode 2, Peter drives the family crazy playing the Bird is the Word song. Later in the episode, Brian and Stewie are shown destroying the record, in a method which seems as ...
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Could Slither (2006) be considered canon in the MCU?

In the scene with the Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the tanks in the room contains The Long One and several of the Slugs from Slither. This is clearly an Easter egg, but it begs the ...
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Is Slushy Burger a reference to any restaurant chain?

Mr.Slushy Burger or (Mr.Slushy Dawg) is a frequently occurring restaurant chain in Phineas and Ferb. Jeremy is shown as working there. Candace also tried to get a part time job in Unfair Science fair....
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Does Buford wear a Punisher shirt?

I noticed that Buford Van Stomm from Phineas and Ferb wears a black tee shirt with short sleeves, and an approximation of a skull on the front Is there any correlation with the skull image that ...
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What does Malcolm mean in this joke about Tom Cruise's brush?

In The Thick Of It, when referring to a woman he finds insane, Malcolm Tucker says: I've seen the Tom Cruise meme of him going nuts on Oprah, etc. But what is the "brush" reference about? Is this ...
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Who is Erik Selvig referring to?

Who are the two persons Erik Selvig is referring to in Thor (2011) in the scene where he is talking to Jane foster after SHIELD took their research.
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What are the references to the original Tron in Legacy?

In Tron:Legacy (2010), there are a few Easter egg/references to the original Tron (1982). A couple that I can think of off the top of my head are: Sam saying "Now that's a big door!" when breaking ...
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What are the monsters shown in Kong: Skull Island post credit scenes?

In the post credit scenes of Kong: Skull Island it shows some monsters . Who are these monsters and what powers do they have?
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Clear references in 'This Is Spinal Tap'

For years since this movie has been released, many hard rockers have claimed that the movie hit too hard. Jeff Beck, Ozzy Osbourne, and many of the glam scene rockers of the LA Strip have said that ...
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What is the book that Denzel Washington is talking about in The Equalizer?

In the movie The Equalizer (2014), there is the following conversation: Teri: What's your book about? Robert McCall: It's about a guy who is a knight in shining armor, except he lives in a ...
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What are all the references in the “Hey Ferb” song?

In the Phineas and Ferb episode "Roller Coaster: The Musical", Phineas sings a song named "Hey Ferb": During the course of the song, different references pop up - I ...
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Is “What We Do in the Shadows” referenced in “Thor: Ragnarok”?

In Thor: Ragnarok, when Thor was preparing to fight the Grandmaster's champion, Korg suggested to Thor to use a trident-like wooden fork: Korg: Thor, wanna use a big wooden fork? Thor: No. Korg:...
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Significance of Cyrillic text in Sapper Morton's farm

At the beginning of Blade Runner 2049, when K visits Sapper Morton's farm, there is a shot that shows what looks like a greenhouse with Cyrillic characters on it. From what I understand, that word ...
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What references are there in Stewie's Music Video in Family Guy?

In Family Guy S07E07, Stewie makes a music video for Everything I Do, I Do It For You: I have a suspicion that all these clips are references to something. Are ...
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In the Sex and the City series, were there any actor allusions to Square Pegs?

During the entire run of "Sex and the City" (including the film follow-ups), were there any references/call backs (referred to as the trope "actor allusion") to lead actress Sarah Jessica Parker's ...
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Did Spaceballs have to get permission for Pizza the Hutt

As I am sure you know, Spaceballs features the character Pizza the Hutt, whose name seems to be obviously derived from the company Pizza Hut. Given that "Pizza Hut" is trademarked, did the filmmakers ...
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6-8 weeks in Phineas and Ferb?

I was watching Phineas and Ferb S02. In the episode "Phineas and Ferb Busters" , I was surprised to find a dialogue. At the Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., Heinz Doofenshmirtz gets a package in a mail. ...
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Do you have to be well versed in Mighty Mouse to understand Andy Kaufman's infamous SNL skit?

Andy Kaufman did a skit on the premiere episode of Saturday Night Live on October 11, 1975. Kaufman was virtually unknown at the time. This was before his Taxi fame and his other infamous ...
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Is this a deliberate Naruto reference in Ben 10?

In the end of Ben 10 episode 13th, we see town is back to normal and we see old man with three grand children: But this three kid appear very similar to Team Ebisu from Naruto: Even Konohamaru used ...
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Is Black Museum trying to suggest there is a chronological order in Black Mirror?

In Black Mirror S04E06 Black Museum, we got mention of so many previous episodes that it seems like it is clearly suggesting that it exists in the same universe. It mentions cookies from White ...
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Are there deliberate Robot Jox references in Pacific Rim?

I stumbled across this gif and was wondering are there any other Easter egg references to Robot Jox in Pacific Rim? This seems too close to be an accident but cant really find a lot about it out there....
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Are there allusions to The Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland in the TV miniseries Godless?

After recentally watching the Netflix Western miniseries Godless, I started to notice things, especially things pertianing to the character Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery), that reminded me of both ...
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Who are the people in the newspaper? [duplicate]

Who are the people on left and right side of superman? The headline says Do they return to their planet? So they could be aliens, Is the first one is The Mask?? He looks like him. I am not a comic ...
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What is the Supergerm in the Justice League film?

In Justice League, we see a scene with a newspaper front page, which I have already covered in the similar question but there is a mention of a Supergerm in the left corner: Image source Is it a ...
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Is GLOW inspired by a real-life show?

On Netflix's original series GLOW, a down-in-the-dumps director along with a young, inexperienced producer hire several unpopular actresses and work hard to make wrestling history. Has a similar ...
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Is the Batman armoury a homage to 1989's classic Batman film?

In Justice League, we see Batman has an armory ancient weapons and armour: But it reminded me about the 1989's classic Batman film, where Batman had something similar: Which I covered in my old ...
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Is Flash pushing Wonder Women's sword is some comic book reference or a mythological analogy?

In Justice League, there is an iconic scene where the Flash helps Wonder Woman get her sword by giving it a push: However, with Zack Snyder as director, this could likely be either a comic book ...
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Is there any connection between Stranger Things and IT movie?

Are Stranger Things and IT in the same universe? In season 2 episode 3 of Stranger Things while Bob drives Will to school, Bob tells Will about a terrifying experience he had as a kid where a clown ...
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Is the character Colin Sweeney in “The Good Wife” a reference to Sweeney Todd?

Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker) is a recurring character on the series The Good Wife (and spin off The Good Fight) introduced in the season one episode titled, Bad. Throughout the series his role often ...
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Is Katy Perry's song “The One That Got Away” homage to Titanic?

Katy Perry's song The One That Got Away always reminds me of Titanic: Old women remembering her dead love form her young days who is apparently a painter. Which is ...
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How to find films that contain a specific motif? [closed]

I suspect that the question I have is off topic for this site. I'm looking for movies about terrorist acts told from the terrorists' viewpoint. It does not matter whether the films are about "good" ...
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What are all the faces on Grandmaster tower in Thor: Ragnarok?

In Thor: Ragnarok, the Grandmaster tower had many faces on it: I presume they are of champions and I can clearly identify that the left one is Beta Ray Bill And he was a major part of Planet Hulk (...
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Significance of the number 142 in the name of Valkyrie's Sakaar name?

In Thor: Ragnarok, Valkyrie was referred to as Scrapper 142 and was Grandmaster's primary warrior. But that digit 142 in her Sakaar name doesn't seem random. Is it some reference or Easter egg? Or am ...
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Do Wall-E and Big Hero 6 take place in the same city?

The cities of Wall-E (2008) and Big Hero 6 (2014) hold some similarities (mainly because of their San Francisco-esque style): close architecture, tall buildings, by a bay... Hiro is a 14-year old ...
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In San Junipero, is there any significance as to why the bar is named Tucker's?

In the British anthology series Black Mirror, the season 3 episode, San Junipero, features a nostalgic 80's-inspired reality with a lot of references to many things characteristically and/or pop-...
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Meg having cake in the bathtub reference

In the "Emmy" episode of Family Guy there is a scene in which Meg is eating cake in the bathtub: She says, You've inspired me to nakedly eat this cake in a weird place. What is this a reference ...
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Are there allusions to Blade Runner in Alias?

I am rewatching the Bad Robot TV series Alias. I'm on season five with the episode titled The Horizon. There is a scene that features Kelly Payton (Amy Acker) whom has now taken over operations for ...
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What is the book that Mayor Richmond references in The Killing?

I was just thinking of the TV series The Killing that was I watched a while ago and remember Mayor Richmond (while he was running for office, I think in the second season) frequently referring to a ...
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Are the first two episodes of season 4 of Bojack Horseman borrowing plots from films?

I just watched the first two episodes of season 4 of BoJack Horseman (TV Series 2014–), and the plots seemed very elaborate, specific, and only including the series' characters in a plug-in fashion. ...
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What pop culture reference is Jessica Jones making?

In "Fish in the Jailhouse" (Marvel's The Defenders, S01E07), there is a scene involving Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil), in which Matt notices someone is near, and I think ...
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Who are Sheldon's references of Crunch and Kangaroo?

In this clip of The Big Bang Theory, before sacrificing himself, Sheldon says Following in the footsteps of Kirk, Crunch and Kangaroo. I know Captain Kirk died ...
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Why Top Hat reference was so necessary in The Green Mile?

For the film The Green Mile, according to IMDb: Originally set in 1932, the timeframe was bumped to 1935 so that the movie Top Hat (1935) could be featured. Why was the altered time frame of the ...
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Was there an intentional reference with the quote “smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo”?

In Die Hard with a Vengeance, John McClane (portrayed by Bruce Willis) quotes a line from the song Flowers on the wall by the Statler Brothers while speaking to Zeus Carver (portrayed by Samuel L. ...
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Which movie was referred in this scene? [closed]

Drushyam is a 2014 Telugu thriller movie starring Venkatesh and Meena in key roles. It is a remake of Malayalam movie of the same name. Excerpt of plot of the movie: The film tells the story of ...
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When Scrooge recognizes a boy named “Toby Veck”, is this a reference to someone?

In the 1999 version of A Christmas Carol starring Patrick Stewart, Ebenezer Scrooge is traveling with the Ghost of Christmas Past and sees children he knew from his childhood. At one point, Scrooge ...
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What is the reference to Ferris Bueler's Day Off in Spider-Man Homecoming?

In Spider-Man Homecoming, the credits reference Star Wars (that's easy to notice in the movie (Yoda, Deathstar) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. What and where is that movie mentioned in the movie? Seen ...
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Are Agents of Shield Storylines/character ever referenced in MCU films?

Are any of the storylines or characters from Marvel's Agents of Shield ever referenced in the MCU movies?
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License plates in Zootopia

What do the two license plates in Zootopia stand for? 29THD03 - at the DMV FST NML - at the end of the movie
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What are the original movie titles spoofed in Unbreakable Kimmy? [closed]

In Unbreakable Kimmy Season 3 episode 10 Kimmy pulls off a heist. Titus goes on a date and they leave a cinema with the following spoof titles: Daddy’s Boy (remastered!) My Dinner Without Andre Jiro ...
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What are the literary references in Alien: Covenant? [closed]

I remember several characters discussing or citing literary works throughout Alien: Covenant. But I cannot remember what they are, or how they function in relation to the script. What are the ...