Stateroom sequence based on Buster in changing room---stateroom sequence probably choreographed by Keaton.
When Driftwood tells Henderson, "I want to be alone," Groucho is imitating Greta Garbo's famous line from this film.
Harpo swinging on rope across stage a reference to Keaton in Speak Easily.
Mentioned as part of the Marx Brothers' filmography.
The Projectionist has a poster of this film in his apartment.
Well wishers keep crowding into Bob and Emily's tiny oceanliner cabin, leading Howard to ask, "Has anyone here seen 'A Night at the Opera?'"
The scene where Boris and Sonia meet Napoleon, with the bowing and the "It is a greater honour for me," exchange is a reference to when Groucho introduces Mrs Claypool to Gotlieb at the start of the film
Big Edie and one of the filmmakers mention the film.
When Mrs. Slocombe is showing the fur coat to the lady customer, she says it's perfect for a night at the opera and Mr. Humphries remarks he remember Groucho Marx wearing it.
Roger Ebert alludes to the movie when he says that the ill-conceived opera pic, "Yes, Giorgio" (1982), needed one of the Marx Brothers.
The stateroom scene from this film is mentioned
George S. Kaufman's work on film is mentioned
Tom: "Make that three hard-boiled eggs."
"...And two hard-boiled eggs." *Honk* "Make that three hard-boiled eggs."
Servo: Hooray for Sanity Claus.
"And two hard-boiled eggs. Make that three hard-boiled eggs."
An ad for this film can be seen in a theatre
Crow: "And get me two hard-boiled eggs. . . . Make that three hard-boiled eggs!"
Joel (as a loud buzzer sounds): "Oh, it's the three hard-boiled eggs we ordered."
Wakko opens a door on the boat and the Marx. Bros fall out of it, in reference to the scene from this film. Dot then says "They had to do the Night at the Opera bit"
Episode title is a reference to this and another Marx Brothers movie.
Poster seen at the movie theater
Servo: "Can't you see what I'm trying to tell you, Mrs. Claypool - I love you!"
Mentioned by Stephen Frears.
The scene where the four main characters are in the janitors closet is an homage to this movie
Caroline: "I don't hate opera... I love 'A Night at the Opera', I saw 'Phantom of the Opera'... and I watch a lot of 'Oprah'!"
Tom (after a hobgoblin honks a horn): "Make that three hard-boiled eggs."
Sim says the film will be shown that evening during the crew's movie night.
Documentary about this film
Otis B. Driftwood was also Groucho Marx's character's name in A Night at the Opera
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
The movie is mentioned by name.
Ducky: "You never heard of a night at the opera?" DiNozzo: "Sure! Groucho as Otis B. Driftwood, the Marx Brothers at their most hilarious. Love the part where they rip up the contract..." Ducky: "'That's no gooda for you, it's no gooda for me.'"
featured in film
Clip shown to demonstrate the benefits of filming in black and white
This film is #12 on the list.
This film is #85 on the list.
Enrique and Groucho are watching the movie on television.
Shown during In Memoriam segment (Kitty Carlisle Hart)
Poster and clips shown
an audio clip is included as part of the clip from "Histoire(s) du cinéma"
The scene in "Suite Life" when everyone falls out of the closet is a lift from the scene in the stateroom in "A Night at the Opera"