High Anxiety (1977)
High Anxiety states that Dr. Ashley had wanted to "Change the drapes in the Psychotic Game Room" before he died.
A poster is visible outside of the movie theater.
Chunk uses the line "I got it. I got it. I don't got it" while juggling the glass water dispenser, which is a reference to the recurring gag from "High Anxiety."
The title of this episode is based on this film's title.
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
Title mentioned by Mel Brooks
Dramatic background music turns out to be being played by an orchestra on a passing bus.
The episode title is based on the title of this film.
The "That won't be nece..." dialogue originates here.
Name of this movie is seen outside a movie theater showing a Mel Brooks marathon.
in the DVD specials, 'Mike Johansen(III)' (who plays a psychologist) appears with half his mustache shaved off, resembling Norton ('Lee Delando') from High Anxiety.
Cloris Leachman introduces a clip from her movie
Richard (Mel Brooks) gets attacked in a phone booth.
film clip shown
Shown during the Mel Brooks marathon.
Clips are shown
clips from the film are shown
Multiple clips are featured.
film clips shown
When Victoria Brisbane (Madeline Kahn) first enters Dr. Thorndyke's hotel room she tells him about people who are following and watching her and asks him to close all the curtains, exactly as Annabella Smith (Lucie Mannheim) did when she entered Richard Hannay's (Robert Donat) apartment.
An early scene where the grandfatherly figure encourages the central protagonist mimics the Cathedral tower scene in the latter film.
Brophy blows up a photo again and again like James Stewart had the newspaper date blown up
The main character is accused of a crime he did not commit.
The central theme of Dr. Thorndyke's "high anxiety" is based off the vertigo ailment that James Stewart suffered from.
The shower scene is spoofed when Mel Brooks' character is attacked by a paperboy in the shower, he hits him with a newspaper and the ink runs down the drain like blood. Also, Dick Van Patten's Dr. Wentworth character drives in a night rain just like Janet Leigh's Marion Crane did.
When Dr. Thorndyke is being chased and pooped on by pigeons, this is a parody of several scenes in "The Birds" in which birds attack various citizens.
Source for the scene in which Brophy enlarges the hotel lobby photo to ridiculous proportions.
Nurse Diesel and the Mental Institution in the movie is a parody of Nurse Ratched and the Institution in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
The Victoria Brisbane (Madeline Kahn) mirrors the long blonde hair and broad brim hat of Fran (Karen Black).
The assassin is called Braces, a parody of Jaws.