The Great Race (1965)
Appears on movie marquee in background
Movie title used in title
There is a full moose behind the moose head on the wall at Lefty's. This gag was also played in Professor Fate's garage during Maggie's break in.
"Not since the pie fight scene in The Great Race!"
Danny invites Meg to go and see the film with him at the cinema.
Francis and Otto dance to the song "The Sweetheart Tree", which is played over the opening credits in "The Great Race".
Destruction of Eiffel Tower.
Referenced by title
Ben Stiller stars in "The Great Ape Race"
A poster for this movie is shown when a segment on Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines mentions that it created a new era of over-the-top oddball adventures.
"What is Professor Fate doing here?"
Mentioned by Osborne in Natalie Wood anecdote.
"Did this movie combine all the fight scenes from The Great Race into one scene?"
Natalie Wood is #4.
"...in a miniature version of the Leslie Special from The Great Race."
"Lex has resorted to Plan B: winning the Great Race."
Blake Edwards Tribute
A clip is shown
Includes film clip
The final part of the film is an uncredited comedy remake of Prisoner of Zenda, with Jack Lemmon, as the villainous Prof. Fate, substitutes for his drunken double Prince Hapnik of Pottsdorf, with Ross Martin as the Rupert character "Baron Von Stuppe"
Like Granger and Colman, Jack Lemmon plays a dual role as drunken Prince Hapnick in the Pottsdorf sequence.
Cake fight scene: bad guy covered with cake, good guy comes out clean