Film poster shown in video store
The dance that Heather Graham does at the party just before she meets Austin is the same one that Patrick Dempsey's character makes up for the school dance in "Can't Buy Me Love (1987)."
The documentary refers to this title, which 'Love Dont Cost a Thing' is a remake of.
Scotty mentions it
VHS cover shown.
Included in a $25,000 question
Subject of a $16,000 question
Poster shown in "Shade Tippin'" montage
Elliot and J.D. have a conversation about this film.
Troy claims that "Can't Buy Me Love" was "the remake of 'Love Don't Cost a Thing' for white audiences."
Title reference and they mention this movie
Todd borrows a riding lawnmower to play music outside Olive's window
Tom says, "My favorite movie is 'Love Don't Cost a Thing,' with Nick Cannon, which is based on 'Can't Buy Me Love,' which is based on 'Kramer vs. Kramer' or something."
mentioned in dialogue
clip of Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson riding off on the lawnmower
makes fun of the way that a nerdy guy becomes popular, abandons old friends and pays the price
Captain Hero's side story is almost entirely based on
The Connie/Chris plot parodies this film's plot.