The Great Santini (1979)
Mary Anne refers to her father as King Kong.
Upon entering their new palatial Southern home, Bull refers to himself as Rhett Butler and to Lillan as Scarlett O'Hara.
Mary Anne refers to her father as Godzilla.
on theater marquee
The Beavers' basketball coach issues specific guidance on playing against an opposing player with the name "Meechum" on the Cadets basketball team. Meechum was the family name in The Great Santini (1979), which focuses on the son (Ben Meechum) who's a high school basketball player, based on the life of Pat Conroy. This is also a reference to Pat Conroy himself, because in real life, he later played college basketball as a cadet at the Citadel, hence the opposing team's name "Cadets".
mentioned in dialogue
Mentioned by Mike during the closing credits of "Laserblast."
Dr. Evil's lines with the bouncing globe
Lorelai compares Mrs. Kim to Robert Duval's demanding father character
Upon finding that someone knows of his past, The Tick exclaims "Great Santini!"
Amy tells her father he doesn't have to get all "Great Santini" on Bridget and her.
numerous references in the manipulating tetherball scene between Duvall and Ferrell
Howard says Duvall should have won the Oscar
DiNozzo asks McGee whether he's seen the movie; McGee says, "Didn't have to see it; I lived it."
During Weekend Update: "Who do you think you are, The Great Santini?"
Myka compares her childhood to the movie
Shawn says, "If I hadn't seen 'The Great Santini' so many times, I probably would have seen that sooner."
In Homer's nightmare, Bart refers to himself as "The Great Simp-sini."
Bud refers to the dead boy's father as "The Great Santini".
Mentioned by DiNozzo when he's talking about McGee's father.
Rainn Wilson says that he saw a harsh Little League dad and wondered whether he had ever seen the film
"A more superior prick never shit between two shoes," is a paraphrase of a line from this movie.
Mentioned in dialogue by McGee.
correct response in "Sports Films?" category
Movie is discussed in episode.
Dan and Fred play basketball like Bull and Ben. Michael O'Keefe played both Fred and Ben.