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

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What is exactly Alfred referring to in this dialogue during conversation with Bruce?

In Justice League, when Bruce and Alfred were discussing over finding metahumans, they have the following conversation. Alfred: Victor Stone. Genius IQ, football scholarship to GCU, and deceased. ...
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Looking for connections between Mr. Robot and Fight Club

I noticed that the music playing during the last arcade scene in ep9 of Mr. Robot is a rendition of the song "Where is my mind" by the Pixies, which is the closing music for Fight Club. Did anybody ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are Star-Lord's final words a reference to something else?

After watching Guardians of the Galaxy and Peter Quill's final words: What should we do next? Something good? Something bad? A bit of both? a friend of mine meant that he thinks to know this quote ...
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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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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 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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Which movie series are referenced in XKCD comic 1568?

When I was reading XKCD comics I came across this one In a previous comic I get it was Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Star Trek, but in this other one I only know Wandboy = Harry Potter. I suspect ...
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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 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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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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What was the significance of the books exchanged between Spud and The Guv?

In the film Spud, The Guv used to give books to Spud and there were constant references of these books. I can only spot and understand the reference of The Lord of the Rings which he even related with ...
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Was the incredible K-2SO inspired by an earlier kill droid, HK-47?

Statement: In Rogue One, we are introduced to the very witty, sarcastic, a bit morbid droid known as K-2SO. We find out he has been reprogrammed from his original state. And part of the reprogramming ...
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Did the reference to the Boston Tea Party in “V for Vendetta” mean anything to British Audiences?

In V for Vendetta, the demagogue Lewis Prothero talks on his show about the Boston Tea Party, making the case not to support the US: "I think its payback time for a little tea party they threw for us ...
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Is there a precedent for the way the Lincoln Letter was used in The Hateful Eight?

"Ole Mary Todd's calling, so I guess it must be time for bed." This was such a great device, I'm wondering if it was purely a Tarantino invention or if he grabbed the idea from a previous book or ...
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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 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 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 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 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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Were the direct references to Die Hard and Under Siege made on purpose?

While Olympus Has Fallen was in its main theme and overall plot quite similar to many action movies of that kind, there were two particular scenes that I understood as direct references to two genre ...
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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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Is Rick and Morty satire/parody of Doc Brown and Marty McFly?

As the title asks, is Rick and Morty satire/parody of Doc Brown and Marty McFly of the Back to the Future franchise? Or is it a generic play on the Mad Scientist and fish out of water cliché?
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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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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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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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Did Young Justice purposely reference The Bourne series?

In Young Justice S01E16 aka Failsafe, during the simulation when they send Superhero and soldiers from Hall of Justice to Mount Justice, when Superboy sent the first soldier in transportation, ...
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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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Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions - Devil's Advocate Homage?

There is a scene in the episode of The Sopranos, called "Mergers and Acquisitions" where Valentina La Paz gets up after being with Tony Sopranos. The positioning of her body with regards to the camera ...
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Are Dwight's “What is my perfect crime?” lines in S05E08 - “Frame Toby” a reference to something?

Are Dwight's "What is my perfect crime?" lines in Season 5, Episode 8 titled "Frame Toby", a reference to something? What is being referenced to? The lines: Dwight: What is my perfect crime? I ...
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Why does Zootopia have an intentional Breaking Bad reference?

When Judy is looking up on the case she finds, along with Nick, that there's a laboratory in a vehicle which processes a blue chemical to be sold in the market. While the chemist is making the ...
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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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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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References to a certain real life actor in Guardians of the Galaxy 2?

So, there were many references/parallels made to David Hasselhoff (or I assume him) in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), especially at Yondu's funeral. In particular, I was wondering if someone ...
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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 ...