This film's teaser theatrical trailer is featured.
Dave says "Better take it easy. Here comes Cpt. Bligh."
Name used in title
Mentioned by Gilda Radner in Plato's Cave sketch
B.A. and Murdock escape from prison handcuffed to each other
Faber compares his situation to this film
Forrester: It's sort of a modern day Defiant Ones.
Reference to Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis being chained together
Crow: "Suddenly, they're 'The Defiant Ones.'"
"The Defiant Temps"
Mentioned by Michael Pheret
When Charlie Murphy escapes from prison, his companion directly says," This is just like the Defiant Ones with Tony Curtis & that other guy!"
Mike: The Defiant Debs.
"Tony Curtis and Sidney Pontier are already in there"
Flip references to Evan Senior
Mentioned by Mike
Tom: "The Defiant Loads"
Samurai Jack and the Scotsman have to escape while handcuffed together
Compared to the movie Black Mama, White Mama.
Tony applies the movie plot to his current situation (two fugitives on the lam, chained together). Tony says Jeffrey is Tony Curtis; he (Tony) is Sidney Poitier ("My grandmother was black").
on shelf in video store
two different prisoners (black & white, human & android) are handcuffed together and, after escaping, they are forced to go on the run together while the law chases after them
Used as an example of how Chris and Caruso should work together
prisoners handcuffed together on the run
Bolt and Mittens (a white dog & a black cat) are chained together & must learn to work together to succeed.
Bernard says to Lupo, "You see The Defiant Ones, Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier?"
Clips seen and discussed
This film is #55 on the list.
Clip shown during intro: Joker and Noah catch a train.
Much of the plot - two escaped convicts with different backgrounds shackled together having to work together to survive and escape capture - is taken from the 1958 movie.