Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
A cutout of Neal Page was seen in a short sequence.
Neal sings the song on the bus
Del leads the passengers on the bus in singing the theme song
The train passenger next to Neal Page is reading the March 23, 1987 issue of "US Magazine," which has "Why We Love Family Ties" as the cover story.
Scene with Steve Martin racing Kevin Bacon for a taxi references scene from Quicksilver, which also featured Bacon
Gene Siskel says that John Candy has succeeded in the movies only this once.
Video case is shown in a video store.
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
Joel: "This is the end of 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles.'"
The plot of Anbe Sivam is extremely similar
Video case is shown in a video store.
homage scene recreates the Car Rental Desk scene
"what grinds my gears" line is from this movie.
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
During the helicopter crash, Stewie appears as the Devil to Brian, as John Candy appeared to Steve Martin during the car crash in PT&A
Darrell brings up a scene from the film
Vanessa Conrad refers to the film. She claims that it is one of her favourite films.
A mission in Larry's Western dreamscape is called "Plains, Trains and Horses?"
Mentioned by name; poster shown
another comedy written by John Hughes
Roeper discusses comedy movies
Jon Richardson mentions the film during a question about Eric Pickles and William Hague.
Two men with opposite personalities meet and wind up spending several days on a cross-country odyssey together.
Roeper says "Due Date" is not "Planes, Trains & Automobiles"
In one scene the Critic uses the F-word as every other word very similar to Steve Martin in the infamous car rental scene
In the AT-ST Walker, the song "Mess Around" by Ray Charles is played whilst the driver dances in his seat and the passenger sleeps like John Candy & Steve Martin in this movie
Mentioned by DiNozzo
a clip is shown of Roger's original 1987 review of the film
Mentioned in dialogue
"Mine's between two pillows." "We've all seen the movie."
"I certainly hope this turns into Turkish Planes, Trains & Automobiles."
Character refrences the film
The film's main theme "Red River Rock" was used in one scene of the episode.
During the rave scene, the theme from "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" was played.
The theme of the film is being used for a short time during the episode.
correct answer in "'80s Films" category
Inspired by this film
Del can be heard watching it in the motel room.
Shot of airplane exterior utilized in PT&A. Both are paramount pictures.
Game appears in this film
During the shared bed motel scene, audio ending with "I'd go barefoot!" from the movie She's Having a Baby (another John Hughes film) plays to Neal's wife on TV at home, even though the film hadn't been released yet.
A clip is shown in the teaser for the next week's show about Steve Martin.
Clips are shown for the video recommendation.
Woody Allen watches it on TV.
Features clip from the movie
Clips are shown.
Clips featured and discussed
A clip displaying the opening title is shown.
clips are shown to illustrate the best rants in films
clips are shown to illustrate the best airport scenes in movies
clips featured to illustrate the best movie hotel scenes
clips featured to illustrate the best road movies
Ellen's #1 Road Trip Romance
clip shown during John Hughes tribute
A clip is shown: "Here's a good idea: Have a point! It makes it so much more interesting for the listener!"
Neil says to have a point.
movie is the subject of discussion
The scene when Neal was waiting for the taxis were briefly shown to show New York City's crowdedness. The scene when the taxi driver says "Come on!" was also used.
At the train station, Peter tells Lois that he bought some shower curtain rings that are filled with helium to make them light, a reference to Del Griffith in the PTA scene where he rips people off by selling his merchandise but telling everyone he is an earring salesman. Shortly after this, Lois yells at Peter, who proceeds to copy Del's monologue from the scene featuring Neal and Del's first night at the Braidwood Inn (even the music from the movie scene plays throughout).
The 'those aren't pillows' scene is spoofed