The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Country boy comes to big city; ends up hanging from clock
Aside from having 12 hours instead of 10, the clock face is identical.
The paper with the "O" follows Norville on the street and blows against his leg as the wanted poster did to Gypo Nolan.
The line "That gag's so old it's got whiskers" spoken by the same character-type.
Jennifer Jason Leigh imitates Rosalind Russell throughout the movie. This was the writers/directors' idea.
The two cab drivers in "The Hudsucker Proxy" comment on Amy's attempts to attract Norville's attention and guess what she's saying like Jean in "The Lady Eve" when several women successively try to attract the attention of Charles.
The comment of the two cab drivers ("Enter the dame." - "There's one in every story.") on Amy entering the coffee shop paraphrases Sullivan's line "There's always a girl in the picture".
The splitting of his pant leg as Mussburger dangles in midair mimics Norman Lloyd's splitting sleeve on the Statue of Liberty.
Basically equally named naive male main character (Norval/Norville). Norval sees spots when he gets excited, Norville is preoccupied with circles.
Clock can be heard from the executive suite ringing loudly
character name Buzz Gunderson
When Norville is hunted by a mob, a drunk lies on the side of the alley (much resembling the tramp beaten up by Alex and his droogs in a subway tunnel) cheerfully singing "ring out the old, ring in the new" reminding of "the old in-out".
At the end of the first clock scene, the sound effect of the carbonite machine is heard.
The final shot of Raiders of the many top secret crates is similar to the shot of the the many hula hoops in the storage room.
Barnes looking at his statue same as Rocky did
Bruce Campbell is described as a "smooth-talking heel," and Hudsucker is mentioned in both.
Both films mention Hudsucker Industries and the line "Yeah, and if a frog had wings, it wouldn't bump it's ass a-hoppin", The kidnappers' song is sung by the "angel."
Hudsucker Proxy was an "evil incantation" in the script of ED2 that never made it to the final film.
In the newsreel montage, Karl Mundt, the bad guy from Barton Fink, is briefly seen.
Video poster seen in the video store
Mentioned in film.
Conan O'Brien jumps out of a building.
Fry falling down the face of the clock is a reference to The Hudsucker Proxy.
In a sequence inspired by the Coen brothers film The Hudsucker Proxy, in which the hero also falls slowly from a skyscraper window.
One of Krysta Now's catch phrases ("The Future Is Now") is from the company's tagline.
The council choruses "the greater good" everytime a principle character mentions the greater good. This is directly lifted from the "Long live The Hud" scene in the Hudsucker board room meeting.
Royalton tells Speed how Joel Goodman, CEO of Iodyne, Inc, arranged for his driver, Carl Potts, to throw the '43 Prix, forcing down the price of Iodyne stocks, so Goodman could buy them up cheaply.
The studio boss's leap from the board room out of the window, including his laughing on the way down, mimics Waring Hudsucker's jump in "The Hudsucker Proxy."
Clue: "In this Coen Brothers movie, Charles Durning jumps out a window during a board meeting."
During a case in the Hall of Records there is an entry for Suckerhud Industries with character names listed: Norville Barnes, Sidney J. Mussburger, and Waring Suckerhud (read: Hudsucker).
Agent J falls down the skyscraper (and lands) in the same way as the Coen Brothers film
Clips are shown in the teaser for the next week's show.
Clips are shown for the review. Two thumbs down.
Footage is shown
Clips of mistakes shown
Critic recalls the origin of his "you know, for kids" line
The scene about them meeting in a former life as an Ibex (while at the party on the ship) is straight out of The Lady Eve (Fonda, 1941).
Norville does the crane kick technique in the dream sequence