The Paper Chase (1973)
A "Shaft" soundtrack album cover can be seen in one scene.
Referenced by Roger Ebert in his review of "Dead Poets Society".
Seinfeld mentions John Houseman and imitates him saying "Alec Berg. Mr. Berg" like the classroom scenes of this film.
Explicit reference in dialogue
When Cabot first meets Ryan just before the Congressional briefing, and Ryan is dressed like a college student, Cabot asks, "Is this the Paper Chase?"
Dr. Hibbert's line: "Homer, take this quarter, call your mother, and tell her you're never going to be a stripper!"
mentioned by Veronica
Ray discusses the film.
"Not the movie, the TV series."
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.
This film is #91 on the list.
The scenes in Professor Banks's classroom, and the portrayal of Banks by James Earl Jones, parody the classroom scenes with John Houseman in The Paper Chase
John Houseman spoofs his Prof. Kingsfield persona in an uncredited role as a driving instructor.
The 20th Century History Teacher is a parody of John Houseman's character from this movie.