scenes are taken from this film
Dean reveals that Jodie Foster's dad was an alien.
Twilight Sparkle's dialog with Princess Celestia resembles the scene with Eleanor and her father
Paw receiving the alien transmission in front of a satellite dish is similar to Jodie Foster receiving the transmission in that movie.
In the Hank Cochran doc, there's a DVD of Contact on the shelf behind one of the interviewees.
The opening sequence is a reference to this movie
Title mentioned during Fan Correctoins segment
Pete Mentions the Movie
Kate says, "Have you seen the film Contact?" and Claire replies, "Why, do you think aliens are trying to call you?"
mentioned by Jay in a list of Matthew McConaughey's films
Opening sequence and certain effects emulate the visual style
Poster visible in editing room
Contact is referenced by name.
Stewie compares the plot of Brian's novel to the plot of this movie
mentioned in dialogue
Shake mentions seeing this movie
Around the 15" mark, Tyler asks Burt if he's seen that movie.
A character says "Did you ever see that movie Contact?"
"That's like in that stupid movie Contact"
"Sounds like the aliens haven't got in touch with Jodie Foster"
The opening sequence is an "inverse" version of the one in Contact, zooming in from the universe to earth. The soundtrack follows this as well
At some point you'll come across a 'reactor' kinda machine which has 'borrowed' not only its look, but particularly its sound from the 'machine' from 'Contact'. 'Teleportation', 'portals' and the machinery to do it play a big part in the game, again referencing the 'purpose' of the machine in Contact
film clip shown and discussed
The opening shot is shown and compared
Clips are shown in the teaser for the next week's show.
The alien appearing as Rusty's father spoofs the ending of this film.
Cartman's face gets a ghost and you can hear what he's going to say just before he actualy does, a direct spoof to what happened to Ellie
At the end of the opening title sequence, the "camera" zooms out into space, past planets, stars and galaxies, like at the start of Contact, except that we also see the green tentacled aliens, shipwrecked.
Peter parodies the movie, saying "No words... should have sent... a poet..."