Spy Kids (2001)
In both "Machete" and "Spy Kids", Danny Trejo plays a character named Machete" Both films were written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Also, underneath the title screen in the original Grindhouse trailer, it is registered to 'Machete's Body Shop', which was the name of the Spy Kids character's business in the original film.
During the airplane ride, a console light comes on saying "Main Bus Undervolt"
Spies fall in love after they have each been hired to kill each other
One of the movies Hewy coughs into when he describes the premise for "Cars 2"
Alexa Vega & Daryl Sabara were referred to as the original Spy Kids from the first three movies.
Film Brain talks about the past two movies
As KillJoy walks away, a few notes from the theme of this movie play. Alexa Vega co-starred in this movie.
mentioned in dialogue
Ellen says "Race to Witch Mountain" is no "Spy Kids"
Keith mentions this DVD
Danny Trejo plays a man named "Machete" in both films
clearly visible poster in background
Honorable mention, clips show
detailing the rest of the series
reviewed + footage used