American Beauty (1999)
shot for shot remake of Sam Mendes' American Beauty (1999)
movie is edited into short comedic clip
Footage from this movie is used.
opening narration about a dead main character
Lester's office was designed as an homage to C.C. Baxter's office.
A shot of the Burnham family eating at the dining room table is an homage to a similar scene in Ordinary People. Director Sam Mendes confirms this in the DVD commentary.
The characters talk about a scene of the movie.
Very similar behavior of the video guy (Ricky Fitts / Benny)
In American Beauty, the childhood pictures of Thora Birch (one of her in a tuxedo-like outfit) previously appeared in Patriot Games (1992).
One of three 1999 movies with Mena Suvari that begin with the word "American."
The end credits extend special thanks to "Dr. Bill & Alice."
Seen on a marquee when Jack puts Marla on the bus.
Sam Mendes as credited as "Director: American Beauty" and says Alex's voiceover was an influence how on he handled Lester's voiceover.
The floating bag scene is the same in the episode as in the movie
It is mentioned in a website.
Nominated actors belong to this film.
In the video after the credits, Conker calls the bartender "Cowboy", and asks him to pour more in his glass, just like Lester.
Nino carries around a plastic bag and Joseph refers to him in the diner as "the guy with the plastic bag." This is an homage to Ricky Fitts from American Beauty (1999)
The movie is mentioned by the character played by Carmen Maura
In the opening set up, Christian explains how he got a job working for Alan Ball, the writer of American Beauty.
Similar opening shot of an endless suburb
They recreate the famous rose petal scene from American Beauty.
Referenced by name
When talking to Tazwell about "perfect moments", Amanda refers to "a white plastic bag whirling in circles in the breeze"
narrated from beyond the grave
Mentioned by the narrator.
Version of line spoken by Mena Suvari is spoken
In the soccer-scene, a line from American Beauty is quoted
Discussed by name in the dialogue.
Mentioned in the Limo Ride skit
In dialog, after Tommy is shot.
Poster is shown.
Alex is laying on the beach with steaks coming from above while the soundtrack from the movie is played
Holden mentions the film in one scene.
mentioned in dialogue
"I will catch this mouse today." / "I will sell this house today."
all Jeopardy! round category titles allude to Oscar winners for Best Picture, including "American Beauty"
Ben at one point films a plastic bag
The music played during in the first two flashbacks (Sara's and Nick's) is the original music from the movie American Beauty
referenced in clue in "Pick the Oscar Winner" category
When Catherine found a rose petal from a dead girl, she mentions "American Beauty", refering to the scene with Mena Suvari and a rain of rose petals.
Ted mentions that he and his wife used to listen to the "American Beauty" album.
referenced during the monologue
When a classmate is talking about how he bonded with the woman he loves, Veronica says, "And how when you see a plastic bag flying around you think there's so much beauty in the world you can't take it?" In American Beauty, Ricky and Jane bond over the most beautiful tlhing Ricky filmed, a plastic bag dancing in the wind.
Baggy plans to rent the film from the video store.
Sam Mendes and the movie are mentioned by Vince
Murph mentions the movie by name.
Video case is shown.
The bag from that movie is mentioned in Pizzeria Uno sketch
Mentioned in a review of Revolutionary Road as another film directed by Sam Mendes.
The mother stands up during the dinner and throws the dish to the wall
mentioned by Sam Mendes
Included in a $7,500 question
Contestant mentions the film's Oscar win
Dave uses this as an example of why his narration does not prove he survived
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Directors' First Features"
DVD case in Ali's home
DiNozzo name drops the film
Jessica Lowndes talks about this movie during interview
the dinner scene was inspired by American Beauty
Jay mentions that Allison Janney was in the film
During the scene where Ramona complains about being an RA, Josh hangs a poster for an off-campus trip to see American Beauty
Christy says that Kevin Spacey played a smarmy character in the film, but much better than he did in "Father of Invention"
Chelsea mentions Mena Suvari's "American" projects.
video cassette on shelf
After Jonah says that Mike should think of him as a cheerleader, he says "Oh, God, I'm imagining you in a bath full of rose petals."
The starting of Raanjhanaa is the same as American Beauty.In both movies the actor narrate about how the present day is the last day of their life.
The movie poster is a reference to American Beauty. But instead of rose petals, different types of red fruits and vegetables are used.
A poster is in Sam Mendes' office.
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Kevin Spacey
Kim Jong-un's line "You know, Dave, sometimes I feel like a plastic bag..." is a reference to the famous 'bag in the wind' scene and monologue.
Title is mentioned
Film score is playing in one scene.
Part of soundtrack played
Some dialog and the death scene is an homage to a scene in American Beauty
Guillermo is represented as the stalker character (Wes Bentley) from American Beauty, we also have a shot referenced explicitly.
An ad for the movie can be heard on the TV.
Mentioned in dialogue
The business card used by the Recruiter reads only 555-0199. This is the same number used as Lester Burnham's business line.
Pimento wants to watch the film at his bachelor party.
mentioned by name
mentioned by Adnan Virk
referenced in clue and correct response in "Guns n' Roses" category
Title mentioned by Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Weekend Update
Similar narrative style, genre
Clips are shown.
Covers the making and the premiere of American Beauty
Clips are shown
Discusses Production Design
Clips from the film were shown on the television display on the set.
Clip is shown.
A clip is shown
A clip is shown
Clips from film are used in episode.
Clips shown in a segment on its rose petal scene.
Featured in Best Picture montage.
Clips shown in a segment on its rose petal fantasy scene.
Follows Wes Bentley while he played Ricky Fitts
"You're Not Going to Get Away With This" segment
a clip is shown in a montage of Annette Bening films
Kevin Spacey gets an honorable mention, clips shown
Worst movie lines
A fragment is shown.
a clip from the Best Original Screenplay winner is shown
movie is discussed and analyzed
Critic points out how this movie was more powerful at the time it was made
Seen in "Shut Up!" montage
movie is discussed and analyzed
Billy Crystal's Opening Skit
Fictitious porn title- "American Booty"
When Bobby is on the bed and Cindy is covered with semen on the ceiling like Angela in AB covered in rose petals
this short film is a parody of Amer. Pie and Amer. Beauty, they have some of the same dialogue and plotlines
Chuck films a plastic produce bag floating around a grocery store while talking about the fleeting beauty to be found there.
Spoof of the plastic bag scene
rose petal sequence at beginning
Spoofed during the monologue
Hal strips naked and covers himself in roses, spoofing the iconic scene in "American Beauty."
Shot for shot recreation of American Beauty trailer.
The dream sequence spoofed.
Spoofs the bag video - while using a video camera, Peter suddenly becomes transfixed by a plastic bag blowing in the wind, saying similiar things as Ricky says, then God shouts down from up high "It's just some trash blowing in the wind! Do you have any idea how complicated your circulatory system is?".
When the cheerleaders perform at Chris's basketball game Peter has a vision like that of Lester in "American Beauty" with the flying rose petals.
weird guy with video camera loves bag
Floating bag scene in the teaser
"American Beauty" spoofed as "American Booty"
plays the American Beauty & spoofs the rose petal scene when everything Alex sees becomes a steak
Rayford always has a handheld camera and dresses like Ricky Fitts from AB, girl claims he watches her from next door
Daisy Dog recreates scene with red satin and rose petals
painting of Gary Coleman naked covered in roses
the scene where Samwell is nude in the rose petals
The bed of roses scene
Nanette daydreams about being covered in rose petals, which spoofs the shot of Angela Hayes in "American Beauty."
one of the beautiful things Homer sees is a floating bag that Barney inhales
The bed of roses scene is parodied, with popcorn instead of rose petals