A Christmas Story (1983)
"A Christmas Story" is a remake (same story/storyline) of "Phantom of the Open Hearth"
While Ralphie and Randy are waiting in line for Santa, people dressed as the wicked witch and tinman greet them
much of the plot revolves around a BB gun endorsed by Red Ryder
Scut Farkas wears a Davy Crockett hat from this version.
When Grover Gill is bullying the kids, he says "Alright, who's next" in exactly the same way that Annie did when fighting the boys over the dog Sandy. This is neat tie-in with the "Little Orphan Annie Radio" subplot in A Christmas Story.
Using the word fudge as an euphemism for the word fuck
"A top-secret coded message reached the desk of George White." Crow: "It said, 'Drink more Ovaltine.'"
Crow: "It's a super-secret, double-dog entry."
Crow: "My brother and I looked like two ticks ready to pop!"
Joel: "I can't get my arms down!"
episode title reference
Tom: "It's the triple-dog-dare double-cross!"
Toward the end, when Wilma is breaking things in the house, one item is a "leg lamp".
The level names form the sentence "Be sure to drink your ovaltine" from A Christmas Story
Monica knocks over Rachel's lamp and breaks it forcing Rachel to use similar dialogue Mr. Parker says in A Christmas Story.
Mike: "A Daisy repeating red rifle! Thanks, Dad!"
Kent Brockman: "Local man, Homer Simpson shown here with is tongue stuck to a lamppost..."
Mike (as Ralphie's dad, while a character opens up a box): "Frah-gee-lay"
Mike: "Damn Bumpuses' dog! Get off the lawn!"
Max wishes for a snowboard with a really long name, just like Ralphie wanted the BB gun with the long name.
Leela speaks of a "kid with a BB gun" when she's talking about people with one eye. Ralphie in this movie wants a BB gun for Christmas, but everyone tells him, "you'll shoot your eye out" and he does, sort of.
The line "Hey, I was gonna pick at that." is said over a ruined turkey just like in "A Christmas Story".
In RAB7 Cat wants a red rider BB gun for christmas just like the kid in A Christmas Story,Also they talk about it in RAB5
snowball fight appears to be a reference
Dr. Eggman says an exact line from it.
A leg lamp is seen in Gob's office
One of Eddy's presents is pink bunny suit pajamas.
Addie tells her kid to take the soap out of his mouth saying, "we'll save that for when you're 12." This is a clever nod to the Christmas classic starring Peter Billingsley, her husband in this film.
Peter Billingsley movie mentioned
After one of the townsfolk accuse Santa of not bringing him a bebe gun for Christmas, Santa mentions it was because "you'll shoot your eye out, kid".
The leg lamp can be seen in the sorority living room.
Discussion of a broken lamp (Melinda Dillon played the mom who broke the leg lamp in A Christmas Story)
Also in the sequence while leaving the house
The ice sumo Comic Book Guys say "I can't get up. I can't get up!" just like Randy in this movie when they are knocked down.
Buzz is given an air rifle and Gus says he is going to shoot his eye out. In A Christmas Story, the kid wants a toy rifle but is told he will shoot his eye out.
The last voiced line is a dedication to 'A Christmas Story' and director Bob Clark, who had just past away.
"Boy, is he going to be upset when it turns out the message is to drink more Ovaltine."
Referenced by Mark Payne
Conan mentions it.
"We have to be as fra-gee-lay as possible."
Gina Wagner says the actor who played Ralphie directed "Couple's Retreat".
Ralph continuously asks for a Red Ryder BB Gun, to which everyone responds: "You'll shoot your eye out."
Crimpdigit has a prototype of his Swashbuckling Suzy Long-Lasting Leg Lamp, which is a reference to the Nehi leg lamp from the 1983 film "A Christmas Story". Also, Guybrush can dip a severed leg into plain old well water and say, "Guess that's one item off my Christmas list," which can be a joke on the leg lamp for Christmas in the same film.
"I didn't know David Lynch made a Christmas Story"
Poster shown when VGRetro discusses holiday movies
Bob Clark's Holiday film classic
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Codes"
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Movie Objects"
compares the Noid's suit to Ralphie's bunny costume.
The Critic notices the Flintstones have a leg lamp similar to the one in Christmas Story.
A snowman tosses a leg lamp in a box marked "tasteless gifts for dads"
Nathan compares a predicament he and Haley are in to A Christmas Story
Hank shows Kendra a snowsuit and Kendra says it's from the film
Marty - "Careful Marty, don't shoot your eye out"
mentioned as also being directed by Bob Clark
"Christmas movies should have... BB guns."
Towards the end of the movie, Harold gets something of his stuck to a pole, much like Flick except he got his tongue stuck to the pole.
"Drink more Ovaltine."
Ralphie and Goggles Kid waiting in line for Santa.
"I'm sure the boy will explain this without getting a bar of Life Buoy soap in his mouth."
Adam gives this movie's CD as a gift
80's Dan suggests that his friends watch this in celebration of Christmas.
"You'll shoot your eye out"
other works by Bob Clark
Gus to Shawn: "I triple-dog dare you!"
Christmas Story business slogan: "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash." Battleship radar station sign says "In God We Trust, All Others We Track".
Players can get a decoder ring that can be used in battle that is completely useless other than causing ads to appear on-screen. Using it causes an achievement to unlock called "A Crummy Commercial".
Doug criticizes the director (Bob Clark) of the film which he likes a lot for directing Baby Geniuses.
mentioned in dialogue
movie is reviewed
"He's just come from pushing Ralphie down a giant slide."
"...using a decked out version of Ralphie's BB gun."
Brad says he would rather watch a 24-hour Roots marathon than 24 hours of A Christmas Story.
When Michael goes next door to borrow a ladder from Griffin, there is a leg lamp from a Christmas Story in the front window.
The hidden message inside the church's secret room reads: "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine".
Tony Stark sees a kid who looks like Ralphie and says "I loved you in 'A Christmas Story'."
The phrase "You'll shoot your eye out," from a Christmas Story is referenced after the shootout between Dylan and Deputy Sheldon when Sheldon walks out of the house with his right eye shot out.
"These boxes are fragile. Their new leg lamps will go perfectly with Harem Keeper Barbie here."
Steve Byrne mentions that Peter Billingsley from the film is an executive producer of "Sullivan & Son"
The leg lamp from A Christmas Story appears in the background of several scenes
"A Christmas Story gets played on repeat for 24 hours..."
Lots of t-shirts
Mentioned in dialogue
"Watch The Doctor shoot Ralphie's eye out."
A leg lamp similar to the one in "A Christmas Story" can be seen in Trout's office.
Ralphie can be seen carrying his Daisy BB Gun and wearing his pink bunny pajamas as he stalks the Abominable Snowman in the Watering Hole.
"She'll shoot her eye out"
Brody and Travis misread a sign that says "Children" on it. Travis then says, "Must be Italian!"
Linkara jests that the 'message from the stars' is "drink more Ovaltine"
"Last time, it was just a message about drinking Ovaltine."
Mentioned by name in Critic's song.
extended clips and brief discussion
Cat is watching A Christmas Story on TV
Shown during the In Memoriam tribute (Bob Clark)
Featured as the Number 1 spot
A clip is shown of the department store Santa saying, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid."
Ellen's #5 Top Movie Bully
inserted clip of Ralphie saying "son of a bitch!"
Beware of Santa segment
Documentary about life & death of Director, Bob Clark.
Zack Ward mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Clips from this movie are shown.
"A Christmas Story" is #1 due to the 24-hour marathons on TBS.
clips are shown
Scene of mother feeding Randy included in Remixing the Clips
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, video case and footage of this movie are shown.
The movie is played on the TV
Higbees' Santa takes #11
Mike remembers the far superior original
Snob recalls Santa being terrifying
The original movie is discussed, it's over-abundance of merchandising is addressed
in a deleted scene Ralphie dreams of joining Flash Gordon to fight against the evil Emperor Ming
When Toady and the bully were attacking Ralphie and his friends, and Ralphie was describing their yellow eyes (just like animals), the music of Peter and the Wolf played, and the bully's description (yellow eyes) resembled a wolf.
musical cues during the Black Bart fantasy
this episode spoofs the film in several ways: the title is similar, Santa Claus laughs slowly and ominously, and the music as the end credits roll is the same
The character Scott Tenorman is a direct parody of Scott Farcus (the bully in A Christmas Story).
Twitchy mispronounces Dynamite the same way The Old Man mispronounces Fragile and then says "Must be Italian" just like in A Christmas Story
"But I didn't say Grinch"/"But I didnt say fudge" gag.
When Lucy gets to Narnia, she sticks her tongue to a pole and says, "Stuck. It's stuck. Stuck!"
Lou tackles and sits on the bully (Blaine) and pummels him. His friends pull him off and the bully sits up on his elbows and looks around sadly.
Holiday Movie parody
When Steve is trying out his machine gun a bullet ricochets and blows off his glasses, Stan then comments "almost shot your eye out!"
Jabba the Hutt "triple dog dares" a kid to stick his tongue on Han's frozen rear.