TV remake of the hit movie
Proposed spin-off TV series
"I can be silent too you know!"
References the old "in and out"
The name of character Reilly Diefenbach, heard only on the telephone, is a reference to two of the chiefs of staff serving at the Pentagon, Reilly and Diefenbach.. They are only mentioned by name; neither is seen or heard on screen.
Amy refers to the film.
The triple homicide scene in the bar is an homage to the triple homicide scene from Fargo
Referenced by name
Referenced by Anthony Crispino on Weekend Update
Video case is shown.
Re-enacts Tree Shredder scene.
DVD cover shown.
"In Current Release" segment
Rarity's parents are based off of Marge Gunderson and Jerry Lundegaard.
The name of one of Catfish's online aliases, to whom Dee sent some of her hair, is Carl Lundegaard. Carl Lundegaard is a combination of the character names of the two main actors in Fargo, Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi) and Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy).
Mentioned by Mary.
In his review of "Palmetto" (1998), Gene Siskel mentions two movies that have similar plots, including this one.
Rizwan Manji says it was his favorite movie
A still of Steve Buscemi in "Fargo" is shown.
A copy of the DVD is on Mary's bedroom shelf
Mentioned by John Waters.
Jay mentions that Steve Buscemi was in the film
Jesse suggests they dispose of the body in a woodchipper, al la Fargo
'Heck Gunderson' is a take on Jerry's line "The heck do you mean?" and Frances McDormand's character, Marge Gunderson
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "McActors"
Included in a $16,000 question
Included in a $2,000 question
Cover seen on shelf in DVD-store
mentioned in dialogue
Gene Siskel praises the movie (in an archive clip).
incorrect response in "Memorable Movies" category
Ellen compares this movie to "A Serious Man"
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Steve Buscemi Films"
The movie refers to "Fargo" many times, from the topic of greed and senseless violence to the character of a pregnant policewoman.
The main character in Rio, Linda Gunderson, is a play on the Fargo characters Marge Gunderson and Linda Kooksey. The story also begins in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota, which was the location of the cabin from the famous wood chipper scene.
music from the film used
Watching "Fargo" at the cinema
Mentioned by Claudia
the episode's title is a reference to a quote from this movie
Stan destroys Melinda's corpse in a chipper
movie on shelf
Osborne Cox (John Malkovich) chases and attacks Ted (Richard Jenkins) in a similar fashion to Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) chases and attacks Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi) in "Fargo", albeit the scene is cut short in the later mentioned scenario.
A binome version of Chief Marge Gunderson appears.
This episode's villian, Mike Sorayama is based on the Mike Yanagita character from "Fargo". Aside from sharing similar names, both are Asian-Americans with Minnesota accents who are obsessed with an indifferent woman to the point that they have restraining-orders against them. Furthermore, they are both played by Steve Park.
In the ice-man's 1996 habitat, a Fargo poster is on the wall.
Upon meeting Steve Buscemi Homer says "Hey you're that guy who got fed into the wood chipper in Fargo!".
mention in the monologue
Mentioned in Coffee Talk
referenced in dialogue
Mike: If this were a Coen brothers film, he'd be in the wood chipper by now.
Mike: Ice Station Fargo.
"I didn't realize that was his leg sticking out of the wood-chipper in Fargo."
"Would it... kill you to say something?"
"Fargo 2" is mentioned in the "Variety Speak" song
The film features a shot looking over the hotel front desk as Llewelyn runs past it, discovering that the clerk is dead. A similar shot is used in the Coen Brother's earlier film, where Jerry Lundergaard drives past the ticket booth after the botched exchange, to find the clerk dead.
Mentioned in film.
Richard's agent Stan Grossman is a reference to a character in Fargo by the same name, both of whom are responsible for the main character's plans not working out the way they'd like.
This title is referenced.
Debbie Reynolds (Cheri Oteri) talks about Frances McDormand's performance in "Fargo."
One of the DVDs visible in Mr. Smith's collection
The song that Peter Stormare sings during the closing credits is listed as being performed by "Blonde from Fargo." Peter Stormare played a character with bleached blonde hair in Fargo.
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Paul's roommates laugh at his hat and say "Did the producers of Fargo have a garage sale?"
Character is asked if he has seen Fargo
Steve Buscemi's character threatens to put somebody into a wood shredder, which was the fate of his character in Fargo.
The final shot of the film, with Cage and Arquette in bed, resembles 'Fargo' very closely.
William H. Macy's character has a discussion on the phone where he complains he cannot read a smudgy fax, and the message should be mailed, not faxed. This is exactly like a conversation his character has in Fargo.
A movie script is described as being "Leaving Las Vegas meets Fargo."
The name of the movie that Guy and his date go to see.
As Carl and Gaear watch TV with the prostitutes at the motel, the "Tonight Show" theme is heard
Clips are shown
Clips are shown. Siskel and Ebert both pick the film as the best of 1996.
Clip featured in a $3,000 video question
Clips are shown. Gene Siskel believes William H. Macy should be nominated for an Oscar - even though Siskel doesn't believe it can happen.
Clip is shown in order to spotlight Steve Buscemi.
Clips shown in a segment on Marge Gunderson.
#4 on Ebert's list.
Marge Gunderson interviewing two female witnesses in bar
Doco discusses an urban legend connected with "Fargo"
Marge Gunderson is #33 on the "Heroes" list.
This film is #93 on the list.
This film is #84 on the list.
Dot parodies Marge Gunderson in their film "Hooray for North Hollywood".
Krusty the Klown is killed by being sucked into the wood chipper.
The travel guide "Hats Off to Fargo"
in the end with the planeticket