The Iron Giant (1999)
Both Giant Robo and the Iron Giant are thinking robots who befriend little boys who command them (Daisaku Kusama/Johnny Sokko and Hogarth Hughes, respectively), both were originally created as weapons of destruction, and both sacrifice themselves to save Earth in similar manners (both fly out into space and hurtle into a meteor and nuclear missile, respectively) in the respective finales.
When he tapes the flashlight to the gun before going after the giant, it's a reference to the scene in Aliens where Sigourney Weaver's character tapes together the gun and some other things before going after Newt in the queen alien's lair.
When Kent Mansley calls General Rogard from the Hughes residence, the shot in which Rogard picks up the phone is an almost identical recreation of a scene from 1977's MacArthur, in which General MacArthur picks up a phone while watching a black-and-white western film.
Dean refers to espresso as "coffe-zilla"
Newspaper headline verbatim
The specific music is played when the character is mentioned
Mentioned by Mike.
Mecha-Thatcher is seen fighting LinKONG.
mentioned among kids' movies that are done right
The Iron Giant's head can be seen in a robot chop shop.
mentioned by Charlie
mentioned by Dean
Megatron thank Optimus for letting him borrow the DVD of this movie.
"Should have rented Iron Giant"
Yugi tells the Dark Magician he is not a gun
Odin's of Shelbyville features an "Iron Giant" display.
Mary paraphrases Hogarth's line by saying "I don't think I'm smarter than they are. I just did the homework. If they did they homework they could answer the questions and I could have had a break"
Shawn calls Mark (Jack's old partner) the "Iron Giant" guy.
a still from "The Iron Giant" is shown
An action figure of The Iron Giant and a doll used in court cases involving child molestation are on the top of Meg's wedding cake.
referenced by Mark Andrew
The defeated "Iron Giant" from the beginning of this episode bears a strong resemblance to the WB's Iron Giant movie.
The robot that initially attacks Luthor, Polaris and The Key is virtually identical in silhouette (if not full appearance) to the titular character of The Iron Giant
"Watch out for Iron Giant!"
A poster of the film can be seen in a wall
Movie makes the countdown, is talked about.
one of Scotty's videos
In Sky Captain's hanger, Iron Giant is one of the discarded robots
When borrowing a plane, Helen's pilot call sign is "India Golf Niner-Niner", which translates to IG99, a reference to the 1999 film The (I)ron (G)iant.
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
referencing better movies that have a human/alien relationship
Lindsay's #5 favorite
Dean McCoppin is a runner-up
"...and got buried by The Iron Giant."
watched on TV
The Rotten Tomatoes ' Employee Pick
Featured as the Number 6 spot
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots featured in films, and mentions the film + footage used
reviewed + footage used
Clips are shown
The footage of this "educational" film shown to Hogarth and his classmates is an outrageous mockery of the original version
The Iron Giant Lady skit is a spoof of this movie.
When Roboto reveals how Duck Dodgers has wronged him in the past, it features an exchange between them that spoofs the one between The Iron Giant and Hogarth towards the end of the film.
When Agent Roboto sacrifices himself by flying into the asteroid, the scene plays out like the ending of this film right down to the dialogue.