Footage is incorporated into the main story
The water-filled bathroom gag, with the deluge of water rushing out the door when it is opened. Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers were both big fans of Laurel and Hardy, and drew inspiraton and ideas from their films.
Identical gag where a radio is mistaken for a safe by a burglar
"As Time Goes By" is heard on a piano; "Here's looking at you, kid."
Clouseau misses being shot while in sniper cross hairs by sneezing, like DeGaulle - the ultimate target in Day of the Jackal.
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee.
Reference to two assassination attempts on Clouseau by his boss - the second of these was in "The Return of the Pink Panther"
The character of Chief Haggerty is styled in the manner of dress of Inspector Clouseau and his relationship with the officers is a reference to the relationship between Clouseau and his boss, Chief Inspector Dreyfus.
Poster is shown.
A film called "The Return of the Pink Panther Returns" is on TV in Chief Wiggum's bedroom.
Referenced by title
Refers to the last three Panther films Peter Sellers made
DVD is shown in a video store.
likens the Halloween sequel titles to the ones in this series.
Paul Merton talks about Kato hiding in a fridge, which was in this film.
DVD cover is shown.
The Pink Panther intros are mentioned as one of Richard Williams' side projects.
Ned mentions this when Gustav attacks Laird
Referenced in the category "Comedy Films of the 1970s".
Clips are shown
Peter Sellers is shown as Inspector Clouseau in one of his disguises
Clips are shown
DVD compilation The Pink Panther Collection featuring all the original Peter Sellers movies reviewed + footage used
A fragment is shown.
Clips seen and discussed
The radio blasting music when mistaken for a safe, like the refrigerator blasts music in the L&H film.
Similarity of plot (both involve a retired European jewel thief accussed of stealing again and the theif's attempt to clear himself; in both films the true thief is a woman close to the former thief; the connection is made plain with the spoken line, "Set a thief to catch a thief"
Light bulb illuminating when held in Clouseau's hand, like the bulb lights up when held in Uncle Fester's mouth.