scenes are taken from this film
William Dear says "Forget it Jake, it's time travel."
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.
Listed on the TV listing.
Referenced by name
Jay says the idea of Khloé Kardashian Odom's mother carrying a baby for her would remind him of the film
Mentioned in dialogue
Snob alludes to it.
referenced in dialogue
mentioned by Cleveland
Video case is shown.
Film mentioned as having been shot in LA's Chinatown
Mentioned by the host
Jenna says "Forget it, Tracy. It's Midtown."
Sonny mentions that Nicholson "sister, daughter" movie
"That's what I needed out of this movie: a reminder of Roman Polanski's Chinatown."
"Forget it, Sam. It's Lily Dale."
Christy says that "Rango" makes reference to the film
J.S. Cardone mentions it. Also, photographs are shown.
mentioned by Kathryn
Gene Siskel mentions this movie when recommending its sequel on video.
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.
Roger Ebert compares "L.A. Confidential" (1997) to this movie.
Critic: (during a slapping scene) "My sister! My daughter! My sister!"
in noir clip from movie Harry Monument
Carrie Fisher does the 'my sister, my daughter' scene
main inspiration for the movie
When they were talking about polutioned groundwater, somebody said we're not in Chinatown.
man with cut on nose called "Chinatown"
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Movie Spoilers"
Subject of a $4,000 question
Mentioned by a contestant during interview
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"
Quoted in dialogue
"Forget it, Brian. It's New Zealand town"
"Vaginatown" is a porn version
DiNozzo: "Like Nicholson in 'Chinatown'..."
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?"
At the end of the episode, Brass puts his hand on Grissom's shoulder and says, "Forget it, Gil. It's Burbank."
The whole "control the water" plot is influenced by Chinatown, and the mayor is a caricature of Noah Cross.
DiNozzo looks at the reflection of his bandaged nose, and says, "Ahh... look at me, like Jack Nicholson in Chinatown."
"Gynatown" porn title
Chuck asks Lo Pan if he's seen Chinatown.
Ray says that a copy of the movie's screenplay is one of two that he uses to elevate his computer monitor.
In the aftermath, a character says "Forget it, Funke. It's high school."
Mentioned by Kid on the telephone.
Mentioned in soup commercial.
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
Sawyer calls Pickett, the man with a plastered nose, "Chinatown", refering to Jack Nicholson's character.
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".
The characters mention "Chinatown"
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Simon says Andy's client is straight out of Chinatown.
"Forget it, Marge! It's Chinatown!"
At one point, Mike makes a reference to this movie.
Mike: "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
Crow: I also have a script called Chinatown. I don't like it as much.
Crow: "Serpico. Dirty Harry. Jake Gittes. Kevin."
brilliant film on any budget
A character parodies the "She's my daughter. She's my sister" scene from "Chinatown."
Tony's line "bad for glass" references a key moment in the film
In reference to Brenda, Billy says to Nate: "She's my sister, my mother, my sister!" while slapping himself.
"Forget it Homer, it's Chiro-town,"
Referenced in the Robert Evans interview on "Charlie Rose"
Mentioned in One Flew Over The Hornet's Nest
The film is mentioned by a character.
Tariq mentions movie by name.
Dave imagines Jimmy would get an actor's name wrong from this movie
in dialogue "it's Chinatown"
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.
Mike: "Jake Gittes's nostrils slashed at reservoir"
Tom: "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
Mike: "It's just Campus Town, Jake."
Referenced by name
Robert Evans mentions it.
Meldrick says, "Forget it, Jake. It's Highlandtown."
Mentioned by name
"I'm your sister, I'm your daughter"
This film is mentioned by name
Rory quotes the film's famous last line.
Lorelai questioning Luke on what movies he's seen
Luke appears to be arguing with himself, and Lorelai teases him, quoting "My daughter, my sister, my daughter ..."
Schanke refers to the film and quotes its final line: "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
Referenced by name during Cornfed's case wrap up.
A line from the movie is spoofed in this episode
Stella quotes a line from the film, replacing the name "Jack" with "Mac".
Joe refers to it as a "great flick."
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.
Peter says 'Raffi' has written the best script since Chinatown
Title mentioned by Murdock
Poster visible in taco bar
"He's my brother, He's my Daddy." Similar line to the film Chinatown: "She's my sister, She's my daughter."
The character Gary states "Forget it Boss. It's Chinatown" at the beginning of the mission that firsts unlocks the Chinatown area.
The line "Forget it, Nick. It's Sandford." Is similar to the last line in Chinatown: "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown."
The title is mentioned and displayed.
Berti's line "Vergiss' es, Brenner, wir sind in Salzburg!" references the famous last line of Chinatown.
The nose of the character played by Ravi Ramos Lacerda is cut exactly like Jack Nicholson's nose in Chinatown
Mike: "It's just Campus Town, Jake."
The swordfish prop: in Chinatown appears hanging on two walls of the office of Mullray's associate
referenced as part of the documentary
During a pool hall scene between Ashley Judd and Samuel L. Jackson's characters, the Chinatown poster is seen.
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.
Moltès' name is constantly mispronounced, just like J.J. Gittes' in Chinatown.
Plaster on Agent's nose (and later around his face)
Gex -"Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown"
The "She's my sister, my daughter, my sister and my daughter!" lines from Chinatown are quoted.
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
Navarro mentions Roman Polanski while wearing a bandage on his injured nose.
The gangster tells the male lead that CHINATOWN is his favorite film.
Jack Nicholson's nose plaster
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?").
When Truman coughs to conceal that he is ripping a page from the fashion magazine in his office, this references when Gittes coughs to conceal that he is ripping a page out of book with a list of the names of the grove owners in the valley.
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
Video case is shown in a video store.
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".
"It's Chinatown, Jake."
References the line "When you're right you're right. And you're right."
During Fletch's first interview, he is clumsily wearing a nose brace, similar to Jake Gittes' in Chinatown. Both are roughly similar Picaresque stories.
Jeremy quotes J.J. Gittes's line, "When you're right, you're right, and you're right."
Poster on cinema marquee
Wendy mentions spending a lot of time on the set with Roman.
Clips are shown
"Hairy Chests" segment
The movie clip is shown.
Clips are shown.
Worst Best Actor nominee.
Clip of the film shown.
This film is #2 on the "Mystery" list.
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.
clip seen on TV
Discusses Production Design
The quote "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown." is #74 on the list.
About his realtionship with the director
Clips from the 1974 movie were included in this documentary "making-of" short.
footage appears throughout
Noah Cross is #16 on the "Villains" list.
This film is #16 on the list.
This film is #19 on the list.
bed scene between 2 "Taxi Driver " clips
Huston getting shot by Dunawy
As Thea is carried away, Gus says, "Forget about it, Shawn; it's just Santa Barbara."
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.
remake with Miley Cyrus
"Forget it Jake, it's Vaginatown."
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.
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."
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.
spoofed as a musical
Tim is bitten on the nose by a rat; when questioned about the bandage he quotes Chinatown.
Reducto parodies the 'she's my sister/she's my daughter' speech
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.
Features a spoof of Chinatown (1974)
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.