Footage from this movie is used.
Poster on cinema marquee
Mentioned in One Flew Over The Hornet's Nest
When the Muppets are blocked from seeing Lew Lord by his secretary, they mirror the same tactic Jake uses. But instead of cigarette smoke, they blow animal dander at her to break down her resolve.
Jeremy quotes J.J. Gittes's line, "When you're right, you're right, and you're right."
The film is mentioned by a character.
Title reference and line in last scene: It's Chinatown...
Title mentioned by Murdock
During Fletch's first interview, he is clumsily wearing a nose brace, similar to Jake Gittes' in Chinatown. Both are roughly similar Picaresque stories.
References the line "When you're right you're right. And you're right."
Joe refers to it as a "great flick."
The opening scene - where Curly looks through the photos of his unfaithful wife and then pulls at the Venetian blinds - is replicated in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988, Robert Zemekis), when Roger looks through the photographs in R.K. Maroon's office and then runs through the Venetian blind. Roger is even handed a drink, just like Curly in Chinatown.
Referenced during the "Tequila Sunrise" review.
This film is mentioned by name
As in Chinatown, another movie about a sinister hidden undercurrent in society; an exclusive club is called the Albacore Club.
"It's Chinatown, Jake."
Jake Berman sayin to Jake Gittes, the same quote that Cross said to Jake; "You may think you know what's going on around here, but you don't".
Referenced during the "The Two Jakes" review.
Roger Ebert says Diane Ladd has done better work than in "Wild at Heart" (1990) and cites this movie as one of his two examples.
Gene Siskel mentions this movie when recommending its sequel on video.
Schanke refers to the film and quotes its final line: "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
Jack Nicholson's nose plaster
Referenced during the "Mr. Baseball" review.
Crow: "She's my sister! She's my daughter! She's my sister!"
Video case is shown in a video store.
Movie is discussed.
"Forget it, Marge! It's Chinatown!"
Referenced by name
Mike: "It's just Campus Town, Jake."
At one point, Mike makes a reference to this movie.
Tom: "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
They use the "Water and Power" company name. This could have been a direct reference as they both are corrupt and stealing water in times of drought
"Noir"-ish detective film often containing allusions to Chinese culture while having little to do with plot, such as frequent shots of Chinese ornaments, chase scene through Chinese theatre, car chase through Chinatown, Los Angeles.
Gex -"Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown"
The "She's my sister, my daughter, my sister and my daughter!" lines from Chinatown are quoted.
Referenced by name during Cornfed's case wrap up.
Mike: "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
in dialogue "it's Chinatown"
Referenced during the "Mulholland Falls" review.
Mike: "Jake Gittes's nostrils slashed at reservoir"
Dave imagines Jimmy would get an actor's name wrong from this movie
Film noir plot involving water rights in the Los Angeles area
Referenced during the "L.A. Confidential" review.
Guybrush refers to the well remembered twist towards the end of the movie, citing it as the possible 'secret of Monkey Island'("That the girl is both the daughter and the sister?").
A thug quotes the famous line from the movie to Matt.
Truman coughs loudly to conceal the fact that he is tearing pages out of women's magazines, just as Jake Gittes coughs while ripping a list from a book in the Hall of Records.
Crow: "Serpico. Dirty Harry. Jake Gittes. Kevin."
Olivia and Nick "caught in the act" photograph, murder over a photograph.
Roger Ebert compares "L.A. Confidential" (1997) to this movie.
Navarro mentions Roman Polanski while wearing a bandage on his injured nose.
The gangster tells the male lead that CHINATOWN is his favorite film.
Meldrick says, "Forget it, Jake. It's Highlandtown."
Earlier Polanski film; Fargas ('Ninth Gate') is murdered in the same manner as Hollis Mulwray from 'Chinatown', by being drowned in his garden pool; Boris Balkan ('Ninth Gate') is based on some aspects of 'Chinatown' villian Noah Cross
Crow: I also have a script called Chinatown. I don't like it as much.
Peter says 'Raffi' has written the best script since Chinatown
Referenced in the Robert Evans interview on "Charlie Rose"
Robert Evans mentions it.
Wendy mentions spending a lot of time on the set with Roman.
The PI in this episode is named C. Mulvihill, a reference to the corrupt PI and former cop Claude Mulvihill. After being hit by Angel, he wears a bandage on his nose similar to that worn by Jack Nicholson.
"Forget it Homer, it's Chiro-town,"
In reference to Brenda, Billy says to Nate: "She's my sister, my mother, my sister!" while slapping himself.
The characters mention "Chinatown"
Rory quotes the film's famous last line.
Referenced by name
Mike: "It's just Campus Town, Jake."
Plaster on Agent's nose (and later around his face)
Moltès' name is constantly mispronounced, just like J.J. Gittes' in Chinatown.
Cage makes a joke telling El Jefe he's short. Late in the same scene El Jefe threatens to cut of Cage's nose the same way the midget in Chinatown threatens to cut of Gittes' nose.
Tony's line "bad for glass" references a key moment in the film
referenced as part of the documentary
The nose of the character played by Ravi Ramos Lacerda is cut exactly like Jack Nicholson's nose in Chinatown
Lorelai questioning Luke on what movies he's seen
Mentioned in soup commercial.
Mentioned by Kid on the telephone.
This movie is alluded to in a conversation, and two actors who played in it are mentioned: Jack Nicholson and Roman Polanski. One of their characters is quoted.
During a pool hall scene between Ashley Judd and Samuel L. Jackson's characters, the Chinatown poster is seen.
Mentioned by name
When explaining Amanda Reed and Cmdr. Voss is the same person Abby does the "She's my sister, she's my daughter" from Chinatown with slaps to illustrate it.
The title is mentioned and displayed.
The swordfish prop: in Chinatown appears hanging on two walls of the office of Mullray's associate
The movie poster is shown.
Berti's line "Vergiss' es, Brenner, wir sind in Salzburg!" references the famous last line of Chinatown.
brilliant film on any budget
The character Gary states "Forget it Boss. It's Chinatown" at the beginning of the mission that first unlocks the Chinatown area.
Stella quotes a line from the film, replacing the name "Jack" with "Mac".
when the protagonist has a bandage on his nose.
This film is referred to by actor John Daniels.
"I'm your sister, I'm your daughter"
Luke appears to be arguing with himself, and Lorelai teases him, quoting "My daughter, my sister, my daughter ..."
Tariq mentions movie by name.
A line from the movie is spoofed in this episode
Robert Townson mentions this film.
The scene in which Brock repeatedly slaps the doctor, who cries out with every strike "Your mother! Your father!" culminating in "Your mother and your father!" references a climactic scene in "Chinatown".
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Sawyer calls Pickett, the man with a plastered nose, "Chinatown", refering to Jack Nicholson's character.
"He's my brother, He's my Daddy." Similar line to the film Chinatown: "She's my sister, She's my daughter."
The line "Forget it, Nick. It's Sandford." is just like the last line in Chinatown: "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown."
Ray says that a copy of the movie's screenplay is one of two that he uses to elevate his computer monitor.
The opening shots of the pictures Cartman takes of Butters mirrors the opening shot of the pictures Jake Gittes took of Curly's adulterous wife
Simon says Andy's client is straight out of Chinatown.
Poster visible in taco bar
This film is referred to by John Sayles.
Chuck says, "Forget it, Ben. It's Chinatown." He asks Lo Pan if he has seen the film. James Hong played a butler in the movie.
DiNozzo looks at the reflection of his bandaged nose, and says, "Ahh... look at me, like Jack Nicholson in Chinatown."
In the aftermath, a character says "Forget it, Funke. It's high school." This is a play on the quote, "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
At the end of the episode, Brass puts his hand on Grissom's shoulder and says, "Forget it, Gil. It's Burbank."
Ziva: "It'll be like Chinatown... I will even let you do your 'Jack' (Nicholson)" DiNozzo, impression of J.J. Gittes (Nicholson's role): "Well, how do you like them apples?"
"Gynatown" porn title
"Vaginatown" is a porn version
Roman told the girl that he was directing the movie
DiNozzo: "Like Nicholson in 'Chinatown'..."
Subject of a $4,000 question
The film's iconic quote, "My daughter! My sister!" Is spoofed.
Mentioned by Arnold Schwarzenegger while talking about Roman Polanski on Weekend Update
When Dan puts the blade to Shane's nostril, Matt says "you nearly did a Jack Nicholson there"
Included in a list of other films made in the San Fernando Valley.
Mentioned by a contestant during interview
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Movie Spoilers"
man with cut on nose called "Chinatown"
Connie refers to the film.
in noir clip from movie Harry Monument
When they were talking about polutioned groundwater, somebody said we're not in Chinatown.
Carrie Fisher does the 'my sister, my daughter' scene
Critic: (during a slapping scene) "My sister! My daughter! My sister!"
The whole "control the water" plot is influenced by Chinatown, and the mayor is a caricature of Noah Cross.
mentioned by Kathryn
Pete says "This is Chinatown, Jake."
Christy says that "Rango" makes reference to the film
"Forget it, Sam. It's Lily Dale."
"That's what I needed out of this movie: a reminder of Roman Polanski's Chinatown."
Sonny mentions that Nicholson "sister, daughter" movie
Mentioned by the host
Jenna says "Forget it, Tracy. It's Midtown."
Quoted in dialogue
main inspiration for the movie
Film mentioned as having been shot in LA's Chinatown
J.S. Cardone mentions it. Also, photographs are shown.
Some shots in Shanghai in the style of this film, according to director Sam Mendes.
mentioned by Cleveland
referenced in dialogue
Aria says to Ezra that they're watching anything but Chinatown.
Video case is shown.
Snob alludes to it.
William Dear says "Forget it Jake, it's time travel."
Mentioned in dialogue
A poster of this film can be seen at 01:16:14.
Jay says the idea of Khloé Kardashian Odom's mother carrying a baby for her would remind him of the film
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Listed on the TV listing.
Poster and photographs are shown.
The episode's last line, "Nobody is [normal], Jake, it's Portland" is a sly paraphrase of Chinatown's famous last line from Walsh to Gittes: "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown;" the bonus in-joke is that Chinatown's mystery revolves around water rights.
Private investigator discovering that his case is not all it seems to be.
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Les Salauds (2013)
"Or a sister. Or a daughter."
Mentioned in dialogue.
Mentioned in dialogue by DiNozzo.
Mentioned in dialogue.
Quoted in dialogue
Mentioned in dialogue by Seabass.
Mentioned in dialogue by Russell.
Part of soundtrack played
Maury says, "It's hot, like 'Chinatown' in space."
Oley Sassone quotes the line 'Forget about it, Jake, it's Chinatown'.
Bernie: "Forget it, Russ. It's Koreatown."
The way Philippe rips the page from the magazine at the dentist's office is similair to what J.J. Gittes does at the Hall of Records in Chinatown.
mentioned in dialogue
Kenny the bag man tells Mr. Boss that Blaine's nickname used to be Chinatown.
Rebecca mentions this film, but no one else in the room has ever heard of it.
Mr. Boss's henchmen Kenny refers to Blaine by his original drugload alias of Chinatown.
Mike Greenberg reads from the AFI's list of best American movies
Dave: "Forget it, Marc. It's showbiz-town."
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about the classic film for which "Well, nobody's perfect!" is the final line of dialogue asked when Louise and the Chaser go head to head.
Torrented copy of the film seen on Elliot's computer.
Story is referenced.
Mentioned in dialogue
"Chinatown" is the movie playing at the Stars Hollow theater.
referenced in clue in "Directors on Film" category
title is mentioned
mentioned in discussion of Oscar nominations announced this morning
A Lego version of the poster is seen.
"Forget about it, Jake, it's Dinosaur Town."
Bette mentions the movie by name.
"Forget it, Jake. It's Sooze-town."
"Hawkins' very own 'Chinatown'" said by Officer Callahan.
Gert mentions a "Chinatown level conspiracy".
Referenced by Shawn
Huston getting shot by Dunawy
Footage of this movie is shown.
Clips are shown.
bed scene between 2 "Taxi Driver " clips
Clips are shown.
This film is #19 on the list.
Clips from the 1974 movie were included in this documentary "making-of" short.
This film is #16 on the list.
Clips are shown
Noah Cross is #16 on the "Villains" list.
footage appears throughout
clip seen on TV
Discusses Production Design
About his realtionship with the director
The quote "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown." is #74 on the list.
One of the films selected by the co-host
This film is #21 on the list.
documentary featuring work of Alonzo
Roughly based on Chinatown. Also, seen playing on TV in one of the scenes.
This film is #2 on the "Mystery" list.
Worst Best Actor nominee.
Clip of the film shown.
"Hairy Chests" segment
The movie clip is shown.
Clip is presented
clips shown and film is discussed
A private eye story involving character names Evelyn and Harry Muldoon (takeoffs on Evelyn and Hollis Mulwray of Chinatown) complete with the use of the Chinatown soundtrack.
spoofed as a musical
Spoofed by "it's my husband, it's my grandfather" scene.
Dick tells Sally he's decided she's now supposed to be his daughter instead of his sister, they parody the "my daughter/my sister" slap scene.
Tim is bitten on the nose by a rat; when questioned about the bandage he quotes Chinatown.
The title of the episode; also, at the end, Space Ghost says, "Forget it, Moltar. It's Chinatown."
Billy mocks the "She's my sister, my daughter!" scene when introducing himself as Brenda's brother to Nate.
The closing line "Forget it, Jake. It's Sherman Oaks." is a spoof of the closing line to Chinatown: "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
Features a spoof of Chinatown (1974)
Reducto parodies the 'she's my sister/she's my daughter' speech
Towards the end of the movie, the sequence "My sister, my daughter" of Evelyn Mulray is copied. Glen is in the Glenda disguise and he start rambling "Like Mother, Like Daughter" until Tiffany slapped him in the face!
Molly and Joan re-enact the scene in which the woman tells the investigator that the girl is her sister and her daughter. Molly says he's a killer and her lover.
"Forget it Jake, it's Vaginatown."
"Forget it, Brian. It's New Zealand town." followed by similar camera coverage of the street being cleared out.
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Mater getting his headlight cut out spoofs the scene where Jake's nose is slashed; Later, he wears a patch similar to the one Jakes wears.
As Thea is carried away, Gus says, "Forget about it, Shawn; it's just Santa Barbara."
A police office says, "Forget about it, Jake. It's Cloudtown."
Spoofed as "Koreatown"
The line "Forget it, Lou. It's Chilitown" and the end credits music.