comedy director doesn't want to direct comedies anymore
Woody Allen finds new life after laughing at the Marx Brothers much like Joel McCrea is inspired to make comedies again after watching Pluto cartoons in the theater and hearing the convicts' laughter.
Roger sits in the theater and watches Goofy in the same manner that Joel McCrea sits in the theater and watches Pluto.
The title of this episode is a reference to the name of the fictional book "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" in this film
Barton's speech is based on Sullivan's claim that he wants to make films about the "common man".
Davis asks Mack if he has seen this film
In both films, a producer urges a writer to make sure his new movie has "a little sex in it."
The title of Andrew's play/movie, "Yo, Brother, Where Art Thou?", is based on the film-within-a-film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" from "Sullivan's Travels."
Servo mentions the film by name.
the portrait with the changing expressions
Nick says he'd like to fuck Veronica Lake the year made Sullivan's Travels.
title references book from movie
Among the many episodes experienced by the "undercover" screenwriter researching for his sceenplay of the same name that then appear in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" are a little boy helping the main character escape a posse via roadster; nighttime escape by scaling a wall with sheets tied into a rope; hopping a freight car; a chain gang being shown a movie; and, at the very end, the question of the permanance of a marriage.
The portrait over the fireplace changes expressions through the movie just like in Sullivan's Travels.
Mentioned in reference to Diana Lynn's sarcastic dialogue.
Don says that Sullivan's Travels is his all time favorite movie.
Don asks Colbie if has ever seen Sullivan's Travels, comparing the viewpoints of Sullivan and Chris McNall.
title on theater marquee
Tracey's serious acting aspirations are lifted from Preston Sturges 1941 film 'Sullivan's Travels', a film about a comedy film director who wants the studio to let him make a serious film
A clip from the film is shown.
Shown in kissing montage
Film shown in prison cinema
This film is #39 on the list.
This film is #25 on the list.
Clips are featured.
This film is #61 on the list.
Don and Robin watch the movie
Jeff Greenfield shows a clip to illustrate the film's use of language