Citizen Kane (1941)
Excerpts from the film's trailer and premiere are shown.
Rosebud sled featured
scenes are taken from this film
Both the appearance and the voice of Charles Kane when he's older were inspired by Victor Moore as "Pa" Cooper in 'Make Way for Tomorrow'.
It is referenced.
Chick Johnson sees Rosebud sled
Near the end of the film, an Indianapolis newspaper is shown; at its left side is the column "Stage Views by Jed Leland," featuring a picture of Joseph Cotten as Leland.
narrative technique: attempts by characters, via memories and flashbacks, to understand protagonist's life after he has passed
the late night movie Rob turns to on TV
Rosebud the sled is mentioned
The opening shot with the "No Trespassing" sign is an homage.
Vertical pan above the stage just before Harris's suicide attempt mirrors a shot during a Susan Alexander performance in Kane -- noted by Roger Ebert in his DVD commentary
Dennis Hopper mentions 'Citizen Kane'.
Actor Tom Bell mentions the film and Orson Welles.
Mentioned by Hitchcock as the film for which Orson Welles is best known.
When character Jennifer Welles(!) is murdered, her cockatoo squeaks like the cockatoo in "Citizen Kane", directed by Orson Welles.
The old man dropping a ball in his hand in his dying gesture.
The movie on television that Meathead suggests to Gloria they stay home and watch.
Rhoda makes a joke about the film related with a previous Robert Redford's obituary.
"No Trespassing" sign scene.
opening shots of the castle with one light burning and gradual zoom in
Kolchak asks Lane-Marriot "Did you ever see Citizen Kane?"
Joseph is given a sled that says Rosebud
girl doing puzzle
Mentioned during cold opening
The last words uttered Samurai Psychiatrist after performing hari-kiri translate to 'Rosebud'
Mentioned by Bill Murray on Weekend Update
The murderer is a great fan of this film, owning the sled "Rosebud" and using its name as the command for his dogs to kill.. The poster is on the wall and the paperweight is included.
A group of people investigates facts, places and individuals, and watches a (fake) documentary before knowing more revealing details and dark secrets about dead people (one dead person in "Citizen Kane" and four dead people in "Cannibal Holocaust").
Gorodish's puzzle references Susan's puzzles in "Citizen Kane."
Both films end with a shot of countless items in a warehouse.
There's an homage shot to this film (the camera going through a sign) (source: DVD Coppola's commentary)
Montgomery asks Doris if she'd ever seen the movie.
TJ Hooker mentions movie by name
"No Trespassing" sign is referenced.
the sled "Rodebud" is mentioned and shown in this episode
Lucy and Linus have a sled named Rosebud
mentioned by name
There is a scene where Pheobe Cates recalls the making of her first porn film. When she begins... uh... acting, the camera pans up to two crew men up on a ladder, and one of them looks at the other and holds his nose. This is a reference to the scene in citizen kane at Susan's debut as an opera singer, and they pan up to the rafters where two lighting men have the same non-verbal exchange
Mentioned in the dialogue.
Rosebud, the sled from Citizen Kane, in the junkyard sequence. The sled is visible at 30:06
The movie begins with a b/n documentary about the dissappear of the protagonist
Shot of the "No Trespassing" sign is referenced.
Title mentoined by Michael Taftner
Movie title is mentioned.
Mentioned by Frasier.
Lister says he's going to watch this and Rimmer's death scene is a homage to the Rosebud/snow globe scene. Similarly, Lister is curious about the meaning of his last words ("Gazpacho soup").
One of the videos on the countdown mentions this title by name and "Rosebud."
Bill Murray repeats the line from Citizen Kane: "I'll have a highball, too."
The film is mentioned by name.
In the Klopek basement there is a sled with the name Rosebud - a reference to Citizen Kane
Title referenced by Sue Ellen.
reference is made to a bat from Terrence Mann's youth called Rosebud.
Louis mentions it while he and Janine watch on TV a movie with Rita Hayworth.
Emile de Antonio mentions Citizen Kane while talking about its editor.
movie that Dave can't remember the name of
Garfield's bathroom scale mentions "Citizen Kane"
It is said that Lister called his mansion Xanadu, not after the one in this film but after the hit song The Legend of Xanadu.
Joey coaches Jesse on how to talk about classic cinema and instructs him to say that "Citizen Kane is in a class by itself."
Box seen in video store
One of the crates in the warehouse is labeled "Rosebud."
The style of editing and cinematography copies the style of Orson Welles in that film.
This whole episode is a remake of the classic film
Tom: "Rosebud! Rosebud!"
Servo mentions the film.
When Dr. Death dies he utters the word, "Rosebud".
Maggie said "I wonder if Orson Welles dreamt of Citizen Kane."
This show has a featurette on the 50th anniversary of this movie
When talking about Welles' radio broadcast of Hearts of Darkness.
"Rosebud's in there"
mentioned by Schmidt
Crow: "You can't walk out on me; I'm Charles Foster Kane!"
Scene in which Mike Church (Kenneth Branagh) visits the elderly Gray Baker (Andy Garcia) in his nursing home strongly mimics the scene in Citizen Kane in which the reporter visits the elderly Jed Leland (Joseph Cotton) in his nursing home. Both old men ask their visitors repeately for forbidden tobacco.
referenced in Crow's paper
From Julie Brown's "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun": "Oh God, this is like that movie Citizen Kane You know, where later you find out "Rosebud" was a sled"
"It makes the UnEarthly look like Citizen Kane"
Servo: "Xanadu, stately home of Charles Foster Kane."
(SPOILER) Chicho describes "Un dos tres" as a toy that brings people memories of their childhood and remembers how at the moment of his death the only thing the main character on Citizen Kane remebers is rosebud, the name of a toy in his childhood
Tom: "I wish I could see 'Citizen Kane.'"
Mulitple, including Rosebud ref.
Rosebud is shown in lab security warehouse
Servo: "The underwater home of Charles Foster Kane."
When Homer gets bored in the theatre, he tears the theatre program in the same way as Joseph Cotton does in Citizen Kane. The mimic and angle is also identical.
Tom: "Charles Foster Kane!"
The plot of the film as well as its title read backwards refer to Orson Welles' masterpiece.
character isnspired by Kane
Referring to budget cuts, one of the characters muses, "How much do you think 'Citizen Kane' cost?"
The part of the theme tune which changes each episode (rhymes with "aney") is "Citizen Kaney" in this episode, as he says it, Yakko holds up a sled with "Rosebud" written on it.
Rocko's dying vacuum cleaner says "Rosebud".
In the opening song, Yakko holds up Rosebud and sings, "Citizen Kane-y!"
Seen on video store shelf
In the opening song, Yakko holds up Rosebud and sings, "Citizen Kane-y."
Jay tells Duke that he likes the film
The villain's idol is Charles Foster Kane.
During the opening song, Yakko holds up Rosebud and sings, "Citizen Kane-y!"
Orson Welles repeats his "Rosebud" line for a commercial
"snowball" in the beginning
Chip says that "Blood Feast" is the "Citizen Kane" of gore movies.
"Charles Foster Kane" is listed in the closing credits.
Duke talks about changing the line "Rosebud" to "Schwing"
The image of Freddy on the talk show waving his arms around with the spotlight behind him is a direct reference to the super-famous shot virtually identical to this in the news-room scene after the news-reel plays in Kane. The room is dark except for a single strong light which streams in from the window, and there is a shot of the reporter where the light is directly behind him and he displaces it as he movies his arms, just like in New Nightmare.
Crow: It turns out that Rosebud was a sled.
A poster of this film can be seen
As the gravy boats are being thrown at Doppler, he screams out, "Rosebud!"
Bob gives his acceptance speech underneath a giant poster with a picture of himself on it
When Loveoy and Tink come across the trove of cars, first Xanadu is mentioned and then Rosebud.
Crow: "When Ed Wood saw this was like when Truffaut saw 'Citizen Kane.'"
When young Pete is holding the snowglobe and utters the words "Sick Day" then proceeds to drop the snow globe which smashes on the ground. This is nearly identical to the first scene in Citizen Kane in which Charles Foster Kane (Welles) says "Rosebud."
It follows the same character-study structure that Citizen Kane does.
Al's last word in Kelly's "Sheos" movie is "Rosebud".
Orson Welles uses his "Rosebud" line in a commercial for frozen peas
Casper has a memory triggered by a sled, reminiscing Kane's famous "Rosebud".
The scene and camera shot where Richard and Lady Anne are rather cold to eachother in the back seat of a car en route to the King's Summer House, is very like when Kane and his second wife are en route to the Everglades retreat.
A sled with a rosebud on it is on Moe's wall in his resteraunt.
Opening scene referenced in 'Cidney'
A large poster of Sideshow Bob references the poster of Kane in "Citizen Kane."
Gex - "All this because of Rosebud?"
Mike (singing): "I think owning a newspaper would be fun..."
Impossible Man turns himself into a sled, and says call him "Rosebud."
Mr. James' favorite movie
Casper is watching Citizen Kane at the beginning of "Spooks, Lies and Videotape."
3rd segment title "Citizen Kang" is named in reference to this movie.
Richard talks about this movie in the video store
Servo: Xanadu, stately home of Charles Whitman.
Mike: "Xanadu, stately home of Charles Foster Manson"
When Ernest is tied and bagged and dragged from the plane, he mumbles something about Rosebud.
Guybrush refers to the famous twist at the end of this movie when he tries to guess what the Secret of Monkey Island is.
Aside from Carver being a Kane-like media mogul, during his media event in Hamburg he annouces a "declaration of principles" like Kane himself did.
Yakko holds up Rosebud during the opening song.
It is mentioned in one scene
One of the actors refers to this movie while talking about filming styles.
After Wrath squashed Olympic bobsledder-turned-wrestler Chip Minton, Bobby Heenan said, "So much for Rosebud."
One of the movies Blowen ruined by shouting at the screen.
In the "Mystery TV" level, Gex sometimes mentions Rosebud.
burning of Rosebud the sled
In the last part of the movie, the book with the recipe of the Sonnenschein-elixir is a MacGuffin like "Rosebud" in Citizen Kane. Also, the end with the book being thrown away and lost forever references the end of Citizen Kane with "Rosebud" being destroyed in the fire.
Lisa: And there's the cane from Citizen Kane. Wait, there was no cane in Citizen Kane.
Episode title (also spoken at end of episode) based on this film title
Jim Van Bebber mentions it.
Ca. 74 minutes into the film Maggie mentions the film in conversation with Alex.
Bob mentions the film by name, as well as Rosebud.
Stuart says that Carter claims this is Carter's favorite movie.
When Max and the townspeople discuss a strategy for publishing their underground newspaper, Phrani Gupta says "Publish and be damned".
John Milius says that "Kwai" is in the same class as Citizen Kane.
Pillows accidentally reveals the twist to Sullivan.
porn title: Citizen Cum
Lorelai references "Citizen Kane" while referring to the scope of her parents failed plans for her and Christopher's future.
there is a poster for "Citizen Caine"
Someone mentions Orson Welles and Citizen Kane
Referenced by name
Peter recorded over this movie from the rental store, revealing what "Rosebud" is
Alternate candidate than "His Girl Friday" for best film ever, suggested by Francie
Joey and Rachel discuss Citizen Kane
The guy Brian sleeps with talks about how he thinks the film is overrated.
The hiker's last word is "Rosebud".
John Q was a working title for Citizen Kane.
Opening sequence of Woodman Building meant to resemble opening shots of Xanadu.
Mentioned in narration
When Barbossa dies and the apple falls out of his hand, there's the same angle & framing on his hand dropping the apple as in Kane's death scene (dropping the globe) at the beginning of Citizen Kane
"Citizen Kane" is continously mentioned in them ovie
A shot of The Bride lying in a coma, silhouetted against her hospital window replicates a shot from early in Citizen Kane.
Roger Ebert recites White Parasol monologue from Citizen Cane.
Sookie declares the Gilmore mansion "Citizen Kane's house" as she is awed by its extravagance.
A patient's family member says that "Shaft is our Citizen Cane"
The title of the film is a reference to Citizen Kane.
It is mentioned in one scene
This film is referenced by name.
Carmela's film club talks about this film after watching it.
Many camera movements are referenced, including a shot through a window.
The title is visible in a magazine article.
When beaten, a bad guy says Rosebud
look at the title!
The villain, Dr. Totenkopf's castle is shown in a photograph. The photograph is actually of Kane's castle in the film.
Somebody rents it from the video store
In the scene at the train station, Director Juenet reveals in the commentary that this shot was an homage to the scene just before the opera in Citizen Kane, when all the characters mull all over the place.
When Alexander dies, he looses his beloved ring (a gift from Hephaistion), which falls down just like the bowl containing the snowy landscape reproduction falls off from the hands of Charles Foster Kane in "Citizen Kane" by director Orson Welles. Both ring and bowl were objects which the two protagonists were very fond of, as symbols of (secretly) crucial moments in their lifes.
The radio that is playing during the game menu mentions William Randolph Heart's dislike towards the film, Citizen Kane.
DVD is shown in a video store.
Walt mentions this film's title when talking about the works of Orson Welles.
Opening scene where camera moves thorugh window on the roof of the museum based on window shot from Citizen Kane
mentioned by narrator
The main villian's last words are "Rosebud"
The level titles are takes on movies. One level was called Citizen Crypto.
Poster on the wall of one of the characters' house.
Oprah tells the film Crash is as good as this classic
An ice cream shop called "Citizen Kone."
A couple's marriage gradually deteriorates as they sit around the breakfast table.
Video case is shown.
Kim Newman verbally compares the Burton Batman films to Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane II poster
"... and Rosebud was just a sled."
movie being shown at movie theater
Tom Hanks mentions this as one of the movies people would consider the greatest.
Referenced by name
Orson Welles says he was the genius that directed Citizen Kane/later someone tells him they love that movie
Will asks several people where's Jack and they give him different answers like the reporter who asks different people about Kane
Mentioned by Christopher Nolan.
Ari mentions it when talking to Eric
There is a poster of this film on a wall.
DVDs being sold in store behind Pamela
mentioned by Mel Brooks as an example of a great film
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
"Rosebud? Like in Citizen Kane?"
Song lyrics in the song P.O.D. played during the end credits
references quotes from the movie
Curtis and Deena's tense dinner on opposite sides of a long table.
close-up of a mouth saying "Rosebud"
Drew's father gives away the ending.
Fictional film making shown
Variety magazine article mentions a possible remake
mentioned in dialogue
Mentioned in dialogue between Neil, Lucien and Jonathan.
referenced by name.
mentioned in dialogue
When Evan says to Seth "You're like Orson Welles", Evan compares Welles' early debut in film world to Seth's early sexual experiences. Orson Welles was 25 years old when he made his first film: "Citizen Kane".
Martin Scorsese mentions title
Philip Seymour Hoffman character, after being left by his wife, turns the house upside down.
shots of snow globes falling down steps
Fighter Pilot is set in 1941, and the two lead actors make references to "Citizen Kane" in mid discussion.
Schulz watched Citizen Kane up to 40 times
the famous Rosebud sled appears among the valuable objects.
Frank: "I'm Charles Foster Kane W. Lynn Gettys!"
Alma mentions it. Also, many shots are referenced, including the shot of the "No Trespassing" sign.
Jack said he saw this movie on TV a few days ago
Andy jokes that maybe "Kill me" is Bubbie's sled (which were the last words she says)
What Citizen Kane was to big media, Citizen Kate is to citizen journalism
When his dinner arrives, Welles announces, "I'm absolutely starving to death." Sonja later imitates him saying it. The real Welles speaks this line in KANE.
Subject of a $4,000 question
The Critic wishes Kazaam never existed and then subsequently ends up bashing this movie by mistake.
Mentioned by Sonia in the opening after she points out that the night has a theme of movies and musicals.
Steven Jay Rubin discusses Bernard Herrmann's score
Gromit has a poster for "Citizen Canine" on his wall.
It is referenced.
movie is reviewed
Alec Baldwin poses as Charles Foster Kane in still photo shown after adbreak
Brett says there is yet to be a Citizen Kane of Video Game movies
Photograph is shown.
Plan 9 from Outer Space was referred to as the Citizen Kane of bad movies.
reference to Hefner's "Rosebud"
suggests an alternate title for this film
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Produce"
The succession of the 5 shots showing the evolution of the relationship are a tribute to Citizen Kane's shots showing the evolution of the marriage between Charles Foster Kane and his wife around the table
Jeff says that Abed's film is "not exactly 'Citizen Kane.'"
James comments that King Kong is better than Citizen Kane.
Bean smashes all of his surroundings when hearing that the Foxes have "taken everything"
The sleigh the little boy is dragging at the beginning and end of the film appears to have "Rosebud" painted on it.
The Nostalgia Critic mentions that this is Roger Ebert's favorite movie.
suggests a redundant tagline
santas sleigh is named Rosebud
Mentioned by characters
A still from this movie is seen on the wall of the "Reel Quotes" game show.
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "Unreal Estate"
When they enter the underworld one of the items that floats by is a red sled, no doubt meant to be Rosebud given the speech from Charon (the boatman) at the time.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz's "Doof" poster resembles the poster of Charles Foster Kane from "Citizen Kane."
Proksch's last present from prison was a miniature sled with the inscription 'Rosebud'.
Jay calls "Hot Tub Time Machine" the "Citizen Kane" of hot tub movies
Tuncel Kurtiz talks about some scenes of Citizen Kane.
Jack hopes that what Don Geiss left him in his will is a memento such as Geiss's dearly held boyhood sled
DVD cover shown.
Eva Mendes says other people list the film as their favorite
Poster is shown.
Photograph is shown.
poster seen (as Quarto Potere) in bowling alley
The frequent low angles and black & white photography is a direct homage to Welles' film
The film's title is written on Jack's blackboard when he is seen teaching a screenwriting class in prison.
Luke lists "Citizen Kane" and "The Boondock Saints" as his favorite movies.
reference to Rosebud
Roeper calls 'The Social Network' the Citizen Kane of social networking movies
The film is mentioned as having been a flop which lost RKO money.
A poster of it hangs on the wall.
mentioned by Steven Spielberg when he presented Best Picture
Conan refers to the ending of Citizen Kane
Xanadu home mentioned by DiNozzo. Rosebud sled mentioned by Ziva.
ISIS employees suggest "Citizen Dickbag" as a new name of Sterling's film.
The title of this game references the title of this movie.
Johnny Cage mentions his movie "Citizen Cage"
Christy says "Prom" is like "Citizen Kane" for 12-year-old girls
Referenced by Donald Trump (Darrell Hammond) in the Republican candidates' debate
The breakfast scene, showing the breakdown of the marriage, is a direct tribute to an almost identical montage in Citizen Kane.
Mentioned in dialogue.
mentions the film in passing when hearing the term "Rosebud"
"The Citizen Kanes and Schindler's Lists..."
Kinsey mentions the movie.
The Snob is overjoyed to hear the name "Rosebud".
references made to Welles and Rosebud
In a list of movies Mike asks Rachel if she has seen.
Snob regards its plot as one of the best ever
Article on one of the newspapers: Candidate Kane caught in love nest with 'singer'.
Stephen King discusses films he would like to watch if stuck on a deserted island
Darryl and Oscar argue about what Rosebud signifies in "Citizen Kane"
"Makes Badi look like Citizen Kane."
Sam Miller mentions the film after a colleague asks him what "Rosebud" means.
The sleigh from this movie appears in the cargo of the airplane in FROST.
Gregg Toland, who famously collaborated with Welles on the revolutionary Citizen Kane, makes an appearance.
Jay mentions that Orson Welles' Oscar for the film has been sold
Spinelli's "Rosebud" comment
Included on Andy's whiteboard of possible items inside Dwight's treasure chest is the phrase "Rosebud-type scenario."
David Hasselhoff mentions the movie by name.
News article compares Orson WElles' Oscar nominations with Allen's on "Annie Hall"
mentioned by Raquel
"Somewhere out there, a film student is finding out what Rosebud means for the first time."
"That wasn't exactly Citizen Kane, kid. "
Referenced in dialogue
Mentioned in dialogue by Mac
"...unless it involves Charles Foster Kane dying."
Master Oan uses this as an example of great art for Luke.
In the cinema storyline, a customer complains about a film that was "wrongly" projected in black and white. The projectionist says the film is from the 1940s, and generally considered the greatest of all time. The customer complains about the lack of action in the film, to which the Projectionist replies that he will let Orson Welles know.
Tori mentions that Orson Welles was twenty-five when he made "Citizen Kane"
Executor doesn't regard Whose Line is it Anyway to be Citizen Kane.
Peter Cowie mentions that Orson Welles said he had watched Stagecoach many times before making Citizen Kane.
Photograph is shown.
"Film has Citizen Kane."
Mentioned in dialogue
Ryan Ruocco reads Entertainment Weekly's 2013 list of top 10 greatest movies
Referenced in dialogue as a great movie
Spoils that Rosebud is a sled.
Rosa Diaz believes that the film is terrible.
is often compared to Big Lebowski in terms of cinematic perfection
Referenced in a graphic shown on "Cinema Classics"
Jon says that the last two episodes he reviewed were Citizen Kane and Casablanca compared to Ghost Beach.
Referenced in dialogue
"I'll claim it's Citizen Kane so long as I don't have to watch anymore of this dark unpleasantness. It'll probably please half the angry fanboys, too."
One of the many films the Djinn quotes.
"Citizen Cane" DVD
celebration with marching band
Reviewed by Jebediah Atkinson on Weekend Update
mentioned in the reviews for the Madrid show
Orange asks several people where Armond Crane is and they all give him different answers, like the reporter who asks different people about Kane. Recreation of 'no trespassing' signs on gate shot.
The opening scene and end scene is an homage to this earlier movie
a poster is shown.
Plot and filming
Jay mentions that the film lost Best Picture at the Oscars
Clips from Citizen Kane are featured in the film, including the scene of Charles Kane proposing a toast with Jedediah Leland.
Movie that Roberto watches
Movie scene from this Movie can be seen here
A short clip from this movie is shown
Clips are shown.
Scenes from this film are shown.
Footage of this movie is shown.
A clip of the opening is shown in the segment about the Film Preservation Act.
Clip is shown.
Cotten and Welles campaigning
Main topic of this documentary. Clips are shown.
brief clip shown
Contains footage of the film.
This film is #1 on the list.
Scenes used in this documentary
Clips are shown
a clip is shown
Carmela's film club watches it and we see several scenes on screen.
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
The quote "Rosebud." is #17 on the list.
A clip is shown.
watched at movie theater
This film is #1 on the list.
A clip from the movie is shown.
The Nostalgia Critic compares a scene from this film to "Surf Ninjas".
Part or all of the trailer is shown and discussed.
Worst Best Picture nominee.
The Best of the Worst segment: Best Picture
Ice Cube's #3 Favorite Film
Clip shown during intro: Kane on stage with his poster behind.
Plinkett compares Episode III to Kane
clips of the film are shown as the film that made Roger a critic
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Honorable mention, clips show
Orson Welles speaking at podium
Clip of Kane uttering the word Rosebud was shown.
clip shown during clapping montage
Clips of mistakes shown
Critic points out the inconsistency stemming from the very beginning, of Kane saying "Rosebud" and nobody actually hearing him.
Critic mentions the "mirror scene"
Brief clip with Orson Welles
Newspaper article features interview of "Citizen Sugar Kane"
in the Arctic, Olsen and Johnson walk by a sled labeled "Rosebud"
Closeup of Prince Chawmin's lips saying "Rose bud"
Spoofed in 'Citizen Kane II' skit
heavy-set Orson Welles look-alike zombie, carrying a sled
The ghost's name, house and "Rosebud"
After the sack race, the fanfare and the shot of the crowd gathered.
"You can't do this to me! I'm Charles! Montgomery! Burns!" (instead of "You can't do this to me! I'm Charles! Foster! Kane!")/Burns stands in front of a big poster of himself during his speech
When Dr. Death, M.D. dies, he whispers 'Rosebud'.
As the character, "Itchy" is executed by the villain, he reaches into the air in the same manner of Orson Welles and yells, "Rosebud!" as he dies.
one of the clips used in this video is "Citizen Wayne" where Johnny Wayne plays the richest Man in the world who is very unhappy
Smithers' musical tribute to Mr. Burns is a direct parody of a similar sequence in this movie.
Porn takeoff on Citizen Kane.
The whole plot line is a spoof of Citizen Kane (1941)
The scene "Citizen Darling" is a spoof of "Citizen Kane"
The "News on Parade" bit at the beginning is similar to "News on the March" from Citizen Kane.
While searching through the attic in finding clues to the past in why the bomber has a grudge against Duckman, he find a sled referencing the sled from the film.
The Nameless Beast's real name is Rosebud as well as the theme of breaking snowglobes
The title sequence looks like the one in Citizen Kane (1941). This has been inspired by the lead actress' name (Carol Kane).
Ethan does a one-man-stage show where he spoofs the character Charles Foster Kane
Tromadu is a parody of Xanadu/Toxie says "Nose blood" and drops a snowglobe
Homer speaking in front of the giant poster of himself
Dying monk utters "peachbud"
Contains spoof of "News on the March" newsreel
When D.E.B.S. stakeout Lucy in the beginnig the camera does a pan up the same way it's done in Citizen Kane in the theatre scene
this features a cartoon image of Conrad Black standing in front of a giant pictures of himself just like Kane did
Steve owns a manor called Stevadu just like Charles Foster Kane owns an estate called Xanadu
Extreme Close Up on dying man's last words
Ozzie saying "Rosebud" when faking his death
Spoofs crane shot from stage to catwalk.
crazy credits: poster "Citizen Kanine"
Captain Webber whispers "Nosebud!" and drops his "Kid with a Cramp" snowglobe to the water as Nosebud heads straight for him.
Bryan Cranston's monologue song spoofs Kane's song in "Citizen Kane."
last scene when the painting burns
The assassin revealing the line "The opera chef cooks and sings" is homage to the "rosebud" line in Citizen Kane