This film is referenced by name.
A poster is visible in Scotty's bedroom.
Featured on back cover of magazine read by Barney.
Video case is shown in a video store.
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
"Something is going to happen... something WONDERFUL!"
VHS visible in video store
The player eventually receives a pager message that says "My God... it's full of stars..."
The goal of the project that Sam is working on is to transform Jupiter into a star, like what happens in the end of 2010.
"Will I dream?" quote from Sheila echoes HAL from "2010"
"I wonder, will I dream?" said
Sheila the Tank asks, "Will I dream?"
Howard Moon gets to haunt Bob Fossil with a mug, and David Bowman gets to haunt his Mother with a hairbrush.
Harvey (Scorpius) is lying in bed just like Dave did.
This title is referenced.
Ryan is dazed and floats in a fetal position, after boarding the Russian station.With umbilical cables drifting past, she briefly resembles the Star Child in the film-as well as the reference to a Soviet, cosmonaut crew.
The voice of Sarah Tonin's computer Charles is modelled after that of 'HAL 9000', as voiced by Douglas Rain.
Lithgow says "I'd love a hot dog" and Roy Scheider says that to Lithgow in 2010.
still frames in the prologue
many excerpts shown
"My god, it's full of ads" parodies the line "My god, it's full of stars" from this sequel to 2001.
Skeets paraphrases David Bowman's exclaimation, "My God! It's full of stars!"
The theme "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Eng. "Thus Spake Zarathustra") appears in the beginning of the movie when Itchy and Scratchy go to The Moon.