Two characters imitate the main event in the episode, and invoke the 1955 version with the (fake) title, The Man From Rio, and name it's actual players, 'Steve McQueen' and 'Peter Lorre'.
dialogue from election sequence imitated
mentioned in dialogue
Title mentioned during This is your life portion of Spade in America
The music playing in Joan's (Lee's mother) car is the Four Rooms theme tune
Video case is shown in a video store.
as a tribute
Clips are shown
Honorable mention, clips show
When Seifred (David Proval) screams "This is the big one" when he is having a heart attack.