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Menelaus
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« on: 09-27-2006 16:25 »

I would like to open this topic by saying that I am too lazy to go find out if it already exists and if it does could you direct me to it. Also, I don't think this fits into the wierd scene forum so here goes:

Our calculus teacher was absent today, so we watched Good Will Hunting. In one of the scenes Will (Matt Damon) and his friends are at a bar near Harvard. When Will sees a stuck up Harvard student messing with some girl he goes over and shows him up, and the girl gives him her number. Later, they pass a diner and see the student through the window. Will asks the kid if he likes apples and when he says yeah Will slams the napkin with the girls number on the window saying, "I got her number, how do you like them apples?" Clearly this relates to the scene from Mars University. So what other jokes do I not get because they are references to movies I haven't seen? Well, if you have any such info please present it here to inform us all.
Tim B

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« Reply #1 on: 09-27-2006 16:39 »

For anyone who's not a Star Trek geek:
When Fry asks Walter Koenig to say "Nuclear Wessels" in the episode "Where No Fan has Gone Before", he's refering to Star Trek IV the Voyage Home where Koenig's character, Chekov, and Uhura are trying to locate a nuclear powered ship(they need photons from the nuclear reactor).

 
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Chekov:"Excuse me, sir, can you direct me to the naval base in Alameda?  It's vere they keep the nuclear wessels.  Nuclear wessels."

 
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Kirk: "Team Two, Kirk here."
Chekov: "Admiral, we have found the nuclear wessel."

He keeps refering to "Nuclear Wessels" throughout the movie.  It's hilarious.

A cool little tidbit.  The nuclear wessel they find is the aircraft carrier the Enterprise.
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #2 on: 09-27-2006 19:58 »

Well, I think most people know The Matrix reference in "A Clown of My Own". That's about the only one I know. My job is done.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #3 on: 09-27-2006 20:11 »

Cop's lightsaber batons.
The monster in The Route of all Evil that eats the dog that was chasing Dwight and Cubert.
'Death Star' in a Clone of My Own

and I'm sure alot of other things; big references to Star Wars.

Anthology of Interest 1: Big Bender Robot is like 'The Iron Giant' movie.

Fry and the Slurm Factory: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

A Flight to Remember: Titanic

... and now I'll leave some for other people...
Crash_7

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« Reply #4 on: 09-27-2006 20:52 »

Let's not forget the "2001" references in "The Sting" and "Godfellas".
SpaceCase

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« Reply #5 on: 09-27-2006 23:55 »

In "TCW,"(i think) Cryotube #42 may be a HHG reference.

The Omicronian's "anti-monument" weapon refers to "Independence Day."

Plus a legion of various and sundry Star Trek references.
Xanfor

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« Reply #6 on: 09-28-2006 13:56 »

Hey, Crashy, you forgot 'Love & Rocket'!  wink

laptopmoerder

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« Reply #7 on: 09-28-2006 14:22 »

This might or might not be an intentional similarity:

In The Farnsworth Parabox, Hermes A says something like "...if you want a box hurled into the sun, you gotta do it yourself..." while entering the ship.

In The Fifth Element, the villain (I really can't remember names well, plus I've seen that movie only once) says something like "if you want something done, you gotta do it yourself" while entering a vehicle. The scenes are also shot in a very similar angle.

There is another 2001 reference in Put Your Gead on my Shoulder: When they approach Jupiter, you can see the monolithe with an "out of order" sign.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #8 on: 09-28-2006 15:21 »

The whole of 'Farnsworth Parabox' could be a reference to Trek TOS episode "Mirror, Mirror," that is if I'm remembering the title correctly.
The one where Kirk, McCoy, Scotty, and Uhura are sucked into an alternate universe.
Xanfor

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« Reply #9 on: 09-29-2006 07:31 »

Flexo was also a 'Mirror, Mirror' reference.

Ralph Snart

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« Reply #10 on: 09-29-2006 09:39 »

"Crimes Of The Hot"

Farnsworth:  "Oh my, one billion robots killed.  The Jedi will feel this!"
Dave B

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« Reply #11 on: 09-29-2006 09:59 »
« Last Edit on: 09-29-2006 09:59 »

lol and the most obvious reference in Futurama:

The whole 'The Wizard Of Oz' reference in AOI 2

And a joke quote of this reference from the episode:

"We've been skipping for hours! I have to step aside and take the Wiz"    laff
Xanfor

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« Reply #12 on: 10-03-2006 09:03 »





laptopmoerder

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« Reply #13 on: 10-04-2006 15:46 »

How come we haven't mentioned all these obviously obvious references yet?



I'm too lazy to list all the references right now...
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #14 on: 10-06-2006 20:37 »

There's a lot of movie references on Futurama.  That one part in "Insane in the Mainframe" where Roberto and Bender were escaping the mental hospital was a reference to that movie "The Defiant Ones". 

Also, in "Bender Gets Made", that part where that robot was unable to pay a debt to Donbot he pleads, 'Look into your harddrive' was a reference to "Miller's Crossing". 
SpaceCase

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« Reply #15 on: 10-07-2006 00:02 »

The chase scene in "BitW," is referrs to the Steve McQueen movie "Bullit."
The chase through San Francisco, the van loosing five hubcaps, etc.
MaNBoT

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« Reply #16 on: 10-07-2006 01:43 »

Tatanic - A Flight To Remember
Armaggedon - A Big Peice Of Garbage
When Aliens Attack - has a luke skywalker reference (fry with the doop helmet)
A Clone Of My Own - there are alot of the the death squad robots wearing jedi and Sith capes.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #17 on: 10-07-2006 11:26 »

What about when Leela says 'Oh, for the love of Benji?' in AOI2. It's a reference to an actual movie called 'for the love of benji' about a cute little dog.
DrZoidberg112

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« Reply #18 on: 10-09-2006 18:42 »

Theres soooo many. All hilarious!
DrZoidberg112

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« Reply #19 on: 10-09-2006 18:49 »
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I have a TV refrence. Calling him The Proffesor all the time is like Gillagin's Island.
coldangel

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« Reply #20 on: 10-10-2006 10:01 »

Actually, in 'When Aliens Attack', it's not just his helmet - the whole scene with the DOOP fleet attacking the Omicronians is a direct copy of the rebel attack on the Death Star in Star Wars - right down to the camera angles as the fleet approaches, the enemy gun turrets tracking the ships, and the high-speed shots of craft zipping through trenches. I love that bit.

Not a movie reference, but the fiddling part of 'Hell is Other Robots' is a reference to the song 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia'.

Parasites Lost - 'The Fantastic Voyage'.

WMIbaCiL - Fry and Zoidberg's deathmatch seems to be a take on one of those Klingon deathmatches that Star Trek folk keep getting involved in. I'm not a Trekkie so I'm not sure.

Mars University - A thousand different inane college comedies from the 80s... Like Revenge of the Nerds and such.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #21 on: 10-10-2006 17:18 »
« Last Edit on: 10-10-2006 17:18 »

@coldangel_1-about thw WMIBACIL, that's a definate Star Trek reference. The Star Trek battle song (as you can see in the subtitles of season2 disk 1) is the song played right before they start fighting. It's a definate thing.
coldangel

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« Reply #22 on: 10-10-2006 20:38 »

Okay. Like I said I'm no Trekkie. But there you go.

No point in getting into the whole Zapp Brannigan/Nimbus thing being a direct parody of Kirk and the Enterprise. I guess the Trek references are too numerous and obvious to get into.

War is the H Word - obvious M*A*S*H reference with the whole field hospital segment, the incoming wounded, the PA voice (like Radar), and of course the irreverent and maudlin robot Hawkeye.

Bender stealing the cigar in Three Hundered Big Boys was a lot like Mission Impossible.

Although based on real events, references made to Watergate in A Head in the Polls could also be said to have been derived from the film 'Nixon', starring Anthony Hopkins. Most notably "What the expletive deleted!?"
Also, Billy West says that he bases his Nixon impersonation more on Hopkins in that movie than the actual Nixon.
Xanfor

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« Reply #23 on: 10-11-2006 14:59 »

Don't forget the 'Pink Panther'-like song that played while they were breaking into the Watergate.

coldangel

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« Reply #24 on: 10-11-2006 22:20 »

Haha, yeah.

Raging Bender - Rocky / other boxing movies.

RtEW - kind of like Back to the Future, except it's his gandmother that has the hots for him instead of his mother.

Certain scenes in The Deep South are reminiscent to the film 'The Abyss', especially when Fry sees the mermaid and nobody believes him.

Tim B

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« Reply #25 on: 10-12-2006 10:16 »

@ColdAngel: You forgot Raging Bull!  wink

The slow motion shot of Bender getting punched in the face is straight out of Raging Bull
coldangel

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« Reply #26 on: 10-12-2006 11:41 »

Ah, thankyou. I've not seen the film, but I suppose the reference was obvious from the title. Derr!

Oh yeah - WMIbaCiL - Zoidberg's mating season is the same as the Vulcan Pon Farr or whatever they call it, right?

The Honking - squillion Dracula references.

Anthology of Interest segment where Bender is really big - References The Iron Giant in the first half, and then when he's fighting Zoidberg it's clearly a Godzilla homage, specifically the VS series.

jle1993

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« Reply #27 on: 10-12-2006 11:45 »

The Honking is more a werewolf then Dracula
coldangel

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« Reply #28 on: 10-13-2006 03:58 »
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However the story structure and settings are almost identical to Bram Stroker's original 'Dracula' novel, if you've ever read it or seen one of the film adaptations. It's virtually identical.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #29 on: 10-13-2006 07:30 »

Anyone mentioned The Wizard of Oz yet? For Anthology of Interest 2.
jle1993

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« Reply #30 on: 10-13-2006 07:32 »

I'll admit the castle is Dracula but the story is undeniably based on werewolfs hence the name, werecar
coldangel

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« Reply #31 on: 10-13-2006 10:26 »

Being sent out to a remote mansion in a faraway nation. Villiage folk warning them off. Ghostly images appearing. The mysterious threat following them back to the city. A quest to destroy 'the original' are all classic bits from the original Dracula. But yeah, they've thrown in aspects of all those old Hammer horror flicks too.

evilfry

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« Reply #32 on: 10-13-2006 15:33 »

i noticed for the first time last night,when they meet the colonel,bender makes a "Deliverance" reference.when he hymns the guitar rif.
BrVin

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« Reply #33 on: 10-13-2006 18:32 »

War is the H-word, is a lot like starship troopers.

the table where Bender is turned into a human in Anthology of interest 2 is the same as the table in Frankenstein

the Mars University episode is based on the movie "Animal house"

and also; a LOT of the episode titles are parodies of movie titles:
Amazon women in the mood - amazon women on the moon
Godfellas - Goodfellas
Fry and the slurm factory - Charlie and the choclate factory
parasites lost - paradise lost
the cyber house rules - the cider house rules
teenage mutant leela hurdles - duh!
etc
MrBlonde

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« Reply #34 on: 10-13-2006 21:20 »

 
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Originally posted by evilfry:
i noticed for the first time last night,when they meet the colonel,bender makes a "Deliverance" reference.when he hymns the guitar rif.

I was the only one out of all my Futurama buds that thought that was a Deliverance reference.
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« Reply #35 on: 10-14-2006 00:52 »

I think it's in "The Route of all Evil"  when they show the giant wormlike creature from "The Empire Strikes Back"
SpaceCase

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« Reply #36 on: 10-14-2006 01:20 »

 
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Originally posted by BrVin:
... teenage mutant leela hurdles - duh!
etc
Unless you mean it refers to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," I'm afraid you've lost me...  confused

coldangel

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« Reply #37 on: 10-14-2006 02:10 »

In Leela's Homeworld (I think, although it might have been I Second That Emotion) the sewer mutants are shown to worship an unexploded Cobalt nuclear missile. This is lifted directly from the second Planet of the Apes movie - 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes', right down to the shape and the omega symbol on the missile. In the film it was also a race of subterranean mutants who were worshipping the bomb.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #38 on: 10-14-2006 06:25 »

In Brannigan,Begin Again there's a reference to Midnight Cowboy when Zap is on the street corner and does that action.
BrVin

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« Reply #39 on: 10-14-2006 17:17 »

 
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
 
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Originally posted by BrVin:
... teenage mutant leela hurdles - duh!
etc
Unless you mean it refers to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," I'm afraid you've lost me...   confused


That's what I meant...
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