Bottle Rocket (1996)
Pinball machine scene
Dignan's line "Ain't no trip to Cleveland" was one of Sonny Crockett's catchprases on this show. This is mentioned in the DVD commentary.
The writers were heavily influenced by Wes Anderson's story of a couple of kind-hearted losers.
mentioned in documentary
Mentioned in dialogue.
One of the closing shots of footage is of Steve and Ned pointing off into the distance. This image is nearly identical to the picture used on the cover of the film Bottle Rocket, also by Wes Anderson.
In the episode "Buck, Wild" Steve Smith goes hunting with his father Stan and Stan's boss Deputy Director Bullock. Steve reluctantly shoots a deer and feels awful about it. Young Steve vows to raise two orphaned deer and teaches them to defend themselves against humans. Steve names his surrogate deer children Dignan and Apple Jack which are two characters from Wes Anderson's debut film "Bottle Rocket."
In "Halloween Fairstival", Homsar's Halloween costume is of Kumar and even says the character's famous line, "I blew it, man! I just lost my touch."
referenced in dialogue -- Marc's "caa-caw"
Copy of DVD on Sandy's shelf.
Subject of a $4,000 question
Fox says "And so it begins," in the same fashion and context as Dignan.
Listed as a movie directed by Wes Anderson
Owen Wilson says the first time he was on Jay's show was with his brother Luke to promote the film
Tim & Mike building their robot together in similar attire to the people in this film, the building scene also spoofs that of this film.