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Home Movies: Movie Parodies & Connections

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People who added this item 2169  Average listal rating (1434 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
1. Casino (1995)
Episode 102: I Don’t Do Well In Parent Teacher Conferences

Jason makes a reference to filmmaker Martin Scorsese with shooting out of sequence, which is a reference to "Goodfellas", "Casino" and "Raging Bull" among others.
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People who added this item 3642  Average listal rating (2319 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
2. GoodFellas (1990)
Episode 102: I Don’t Do Well In Parent Teacher Conferences

Same as above.

Episode 112: Law And Boarder

Brendon says that he's seen Goodfellas.
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People who added this item 1876  Average listal rating (1156 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. Raging Bull (1980)
Episode 102: I Don’t Do Well In Parent Teacher Conferences

Same as above.
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People who added this item 313  Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
4. Day for Night (1973)
Episode 102: I Don’t Do Well In Parent Teacher Conferences

Jason also suggests they shoot "Day For Night, like Truffaut", a Francois Truffaut movie.

People who added this item 1010  Average listal rating (612 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
5. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Episode 104: Brendon Gets Rabies

The plant Brendon says "needs too much attention" is the Audrey II from the movie/musical "Little Shop of Horrors".


People who added this item 5  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.6 
6. The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
Episode 105: We’ll Always Have Tuesday, AKA Yoko

Brendon plays Detective Barlowe, no doubt a play on Detective Marlowe, who was the star of countless Raymond Chandler novels (and therefore the star of countless film noir movies).


People who added this item 147  Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
7. Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Episode 105: We’ll Always Have Tuesday, AKA Yoko

Same as above.

People who added this item 769  Average listal rating (478 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
8. The Big Sleep (1946)
Episode 105: We’ll Always Have Tuesday, AKA Yoko

Same as above.

People who added this item 44  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
9. Lady in the Lake (1947)
Episode 105: We’ll Always Have Tuesday, AKA Yoko

Same as above.

People who added this item 8  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 6.6 
10. The Brasher Doubloon (1947)
Episode 105: We’ll Always Have Tuesday, AKA Yoko

Same as above.

People who added this item 35  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
11. Marlowe (1969)
Episode 105: We’ll Always Have Tuesday, AKA Yoko

Same as above.

People who added this item 401  Average listal rating (232 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
12. The Long Goodbye (1973)
Episode 105: We’ll Always Have Tuesday, AKA Yoko

Same as above.

People who added this item 74  Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
13. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Episode 105: We’ll Always Have Tuesday, AKA Yoko

Same as above.

People who added this item 46  Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.7 
14. The Big Sleep (1978)
Episode 105: We’ll Always Have Tuesday, AKA Yoko

Same as above.

People who added this item 84  Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
15. Imagine: John Lennon (1988)
Episode 105: We’ll Always Have Tuesday, AKA Yoko

As if you didn't know, calling Loni "Yoko" is a reference to Yoko Ono, John Lennon's girlfriend who many blame for the breakup of The Beatles.

People who added this item 2891  Average listal rating (1689 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
16. Casablanca (1942)
Episode 105: We’ll Always Have Tuesday, AKA Yoko

Brendon’s second movie is straight-forward Casablanca parody, right down to sending the woman he loves off with another man because he believes it's the right thing to do.



Episode 204: Business & Pleasure

Jason’s poster in his room: Madagascar = Casablanca


People who added this item 939  Average listal rating (571 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
17. Strangers on a Train (1951)
Episode 106 - Director's Cut

Brendon’s criss-cross speech with McGuirk is from the Hitchcock movie “Strangers on a Train", in which two men agree to perform a murder for the other.

People who added this item 2210  Average listal rating (1334 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
18. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Episode 109: Life Through A Fish Eye Lens

While in the fish eye lens, Brendon says "How do you feel, Rosemary?", a play on Rosemary's Baby.

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People who added this item 1883  Average listal rating (1109 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
19. Chinatown (1974)
Episode 109: Life Through A Fish Eye Lens

At the end, Melissa makes a remark about Chinatown, another Polanski film.

People who added this item 138  Average listal rating (80 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
20. When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Episode 111: Mortgages and Marbles

Brendon tells Melissa that “The call is coming from inside the house” about McGuirk. This is from the movie “When a Stranger Calls”.

People who added this item 490  Average listal rating (233 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
21. Sophie's Choice (1982)
Episode 113: Brendon's Choice

The title is a reference to the movie Sophie's Choice.

People who added this item 1093  Average listal rating (600 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
22. Three Colours: Blue (1993)
Episode 112: Law And Boarder

The intro to episode 112: Law And Boarder is an homage to Krzysztof Kieslowski's film, Blue, which is part of his Blue, White, and Red movie trilogy. Blue starts out with a married couple in a car running into a boy on a bike, which kills the husband.



People who added this item 861  Average listal rating (585 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
23. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Episode 112: Law And Boarder

Brendon says that he's seen this.

People who added this item 2087  Average listal rating (1475 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
24. The Rock (1996)
Episode 112: Law And Boarder

Same as above.

People who added this item 557  Average listal rating (383 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
25. Stripes (1981)
Episode 112: Law And Boarder

Same as above.
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People who added this item 1102  Average listal rating (708 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
26. TRON (1982)
Episode 112: Law And Boarder

Brendon wonders who plays Tron in the movie and Coach McGuirk tells him Bruce Boxleitner played him.




Episode 306: Renaissance

You can see a character in an
outfit from the movie Tron.

People who added this item 8525  Average listal rating (5394 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
27. Titanic (1997)
Episode 113: Brendon's Choice

Two kids spoof this in the beginning of the episode. Titanic 2 was the name of their movie and had similarities to this.



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People who added this item 875  Average listal rating (532 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
28. All the President's Men (1976)
Episode 113: Brendon's Choice

The sequence with the zebra with peanut butter on its teeth and Jason in a trenchcoat pays homage to "All The President's Men", namley the Deep Throat scenes.


People who added this item 1330  Average listal rating (745 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Episode 201: Politics

Melissa and Jason play Bonnie & Clyde in “Thieves”.

People who added this item 4404  Average listal rating (3006 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
30. Armageddon (1998)
Episode 202: Identifying A Body

“Farmageddon” is a reference to the movie “Armageddon”.



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People who added this item 90  Average listal rating (57 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
31. Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Episode 202: Identifying A Body

“Not Without My Schnapps” is probably a reference to “Not Without My Daughter”.

People who added this item 145  Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
32. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
Episode 202: Identifying A Body

We can see McGuirk & Brendon’s shadows on the movie screen when they watch “Farmageddon”, a Mystery Science Theater 3000 reference.


People who added this item 4087  Average listal rating (2683 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.1 
33. Jaws (1975)
Episode 204: Business & Pleasure

Jason’s posters in his room: Teeth = Jaws




Episode 310: Time To Pay The Price, AKA A Life In The Day

Jason briefly sings the main theme of Jaws during a guess the movie game while in the prison cell.
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People who added this item 1170  Average listal rating (780 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
34. The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Episode 204: Business & Pleasure

Jason’s posters in his room: The Hunt For Red Oktoberfest = The Hunt For Red October



People who added this item 5426  Average listal rating (3635 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
35. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Episode 204: Business & Pleasure

Jason’s posters in his room: Space Rumble = Star Wars





Episode 213: The Wedding

As said on the DVD commentary, "Landstander" is an inverse of "Skywalker", as in Luke Skywalker.


Episode 306: Renaissance

One of the characters holding a lightsaber (the one on the left when the three are shown) looks like Yoda.




Episode 309: Storm Warning

The movie poster for “Movie History” (not the movie they’re making, but the movie the people are making in the movie) is a parody of Star Wars.

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People who added this item 7534  Average listal rating (4832 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
36. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Episode 204: Business & Pleasure

Jason’s posters in his room: Pulp Free = Pulp Fiction


Episode 306: My Cheatin’ Heart

Poster's in Brendon's basement: “Plump Fashion” = Pulp Fiction




Episode 402 - Camp, AKA Camp Campingston Falls

The Male Counselor has his food labeled by celebrity: "Quentin Tarintino - Big Kahuna Burgers".
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People who added this item 5441  Average listal rating (3484 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
37. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Episode 204: Business & Pleasure

Jason’s posters in his room: My Clock Is Orange = A Clockwork Orange

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People who added this item 3256  Average listal rating (2129 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
38. The Usual Suspects (1995)
Episode 204: Business & Pleasure

Jason’s posters in his room: Though the name isn’t seen, you can also see a parody of “The Usual Suspects” movie poster. Most of these posters have a picture of Jason’s face taped on.


People who added this item 129  Average listal rating (86 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating 5.2 
39. I Love Trouble (1994)
Episode 204: Business & Pleasure

Jason points out to Melissa that "The romantic comedy is dead, Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts KILLED IT!" This is a reference to the really bad movie starring them, entitled "I Love Trouble".

People who added this item 2865  Average listal rating (1862 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
40. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Episode 205: The Party

Brendon’s opening movie is a parody of all kung fu fighting movies, particularly “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.

People who added this item 784  Average listal rating (525 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
41. A Christmas Story (1983)
Episode 205: The Party

There is a picture of Fenton in a rabbit costume at the Muley’s, which might be a reference to the movie “A Christmas Story”.

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People who added this item 1008  Average listal rating (589 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
42. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Episode 206: Impressions

Coach McGuirk's yearbook is seen and there is a connection to John Travolta here!

John McGuirk – “Big John” – “Disco John”
Remembers: Boogie Shoes, French Fried Friday’s, The Pit, great friends Aya, Daman, Davia, Pops, Big Guy, Hoffman, KaYaI, Jamie, Big Bri…’You should be dancing’…

People who added this item 3545  Average listal rating (2253 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
43. Psycho (1960)
Episode 207: Dad

Paula peers at Andrew & Brendon in a very "Psycho"-esque manner, mimicking Norman Bates.


Episode 209: Class Trip

The main movie in the episode is a reference to "Psycho".
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People who added this item 560  Average listal rating (316 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
44. Annie (1982)
Episode 210: History

Annie Oakley’s story is based on the movie/play “Annie”.


People who added this item 1636  Average listal rating (1067 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
45. Superman (1978)
Episode 210: History

The final Washington/Picasso/Oakley shot shows a picture of the trio flying off into outer space. This is a reference to the first Superman movie.


People who added this item 458  Average listal rating (251 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.2 
46. Caligula (1979)
Episode 212: Pizza Club

Brendon mentions this movie during the episode.

People who added this item 1119  Average listal rating (713 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
47. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Episode 212: Pizza Club

Dwayne’s amplifier volume goes up to 11, a reference to the mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap”.
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People who added this item 2853  Average listal rating (1878 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.4 
48. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Episode 301: Shore Leave

Brendon’s video in the Muley’s closet plays out like "The Blair Witch Project”.

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People who added this item 8285  Average listal rating (5292 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
49. Fight Club (1999)
Episode 302: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

When coming back from the commercial break, we take a “Brain Ride” through Paula’s Dad’s mind, a parody of the opening of “Fight Club”.


Episode 303 - Bad Influences

“Fat Club” = Fight Club

In “Fat Club”, there are two references to Fight Club. First, for a millisecond Jason appears a la Brad Pitt, holding a bar of soap that says Fat Club. Second, the screen quickly changes to Hot Dog Man and quickly changes back, just like at the ending of Fight Club,(except...well, you know).




Episode 401: Everyone’s Entitled To My Opinion

The Hot Dog Guy is quickly spliced into the ending credits of “All That Violence”, a la Brad Pitt’s splicing of ‘similar’ images in “Fight Club.




Episode 407: Curses

The "splicing in dogs having sex" joke is based off of Brad Pitt's character in "Fight Club".


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People who added this item 3571  Average listal rating (2204 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
50. Scarface (1983)
Episode 302: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

There is a “Scabface” poster in Jason’s room (Scarface).

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This list comprises every movie parody and reference in Home Movies! It took me a good while to gather all this info together but it was well worth the effort! Enjoy!! :D

(Even though I went through painstaking measures to make sure I have all the references I may be missing some references possibly. If I am and I find anymore I'll add them to the list.)


Main info/images gathered from:
http://homemovies.toonzone.net/CapsuleMainPage.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Home_Movies_episodes
Screencaps I made from YouTube Videos.

-Vergil

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