As least one shot of an aircraft carrier in Transformers is actually footage from Pearl Harbor (another Michael Bay film), minus the CGI enhancements and color correction done to make the carrier look less modern.
Many establishing shots and at least one aircraft shot are taken from the original film
Title appears on a cinema marquee during the final battle.
Bobby Bolivia mentions Ricky Ricardo
Woman interviewed during credits trusts government to do a "duck and cover" thing ala that now discredited "edu-toon"
The Marquee on the theater at the end of the movie shows that Rose Tattoo is showing
Ironhide says "Do you feel lucky, punk?" by way of greeting
A character made a reference to E.T.
Sam's car uses popular songs on the radio to communicate
When cuts were found inside a wall in the laboratory, the talkative Glen said it could have not by Freddie Krueger but by Wolverine.
Optimus Prime says to Megatron "One shall stand, one shall fall" just like in the animated movie.
A little girl is carrying a "My Little Pony"
Using a phone to call in an airstrike and the operator asking for a credit card.
The scene where they show photos of the robot on mars to the current photo taken by soldier is the same scene as Terminator 2 when the reveal to Sarah Conor the photos taken of the Terminator from the past and present.
During the fight scene between Opitmus and Megatron the Terminator 2 theme music is being played
Sam told the operator on his cell phone to bring him everyone; quoting the famous line said by Gary Oldman
When the other robots crash land on Earth, a kid sees one of the impacts and says that it's cooler than "Armageddon". This and "Transformers" are both Michael Bay movies.
When playing a video game, Glen's friend is using a DDR mat
Glen Whitmann's friend does 'the Matrix' move (bending backwards as if to dodge bullets) while playing the dance game.
Mikaela saying to Agent Simmons (Played by John Turturro) that he should go back to guard the mall is a reference to Fear X, where John Turturro plays a mallcop
The soundtrack cue that accompanies Bumblebee's transformation into a 2008 Camaro (Tomoyasu Hotei's "Battle Without Honor or Humanity") is the piece used to introduce Beatrice Kiddo in her yellow-and-black Bruce Lee tracksuit.
Admiral Brigham, played by Chris Ellis, says to Maggie," And you would be....who?" He says the same line to Ewan McGregor's character in The Island during the bar scene. The Island was also directed by Michael Bay.
Sam uses it to describe one of Bobby Bolivia's cars
There was a long conversation between Randal and Elias about the upcoming live-action "Transformers" movie that was described in the movie as coming out next summer.
Mentioned in the Prince Show
Optimus Prime appears in the trailer
mentioned by Sarah Silverman; the film won Best Summer Movie You Haven't Seen Yet
Movie was announced when director Michael Bay took time from filming movie to be on this show.
The Critic mentions seeing the trailer at this movie.
This title appears on a marquee of a movie theater the protagonist goes to.
Several clips from this movie are shown.
The Poster is seen and several other refrences like having lunch with Shia LeBouf who is depicted as a teenage geek and The Transformers not wanting to make a sequel with Michael Bay.
The "Car-puter" resembles Bumblebee from this film.
Megan Fox introduced as a star from this movie
Poster is shown at the end
Quote by Blanka: "We are gonna be late to see the Transformers."
Music from the film heard a couple of times
Video case is shown.
Some characters discuss the movie
Mentioned during La Rivista Della Televisione
The Allspark can be seen among the items in the trunk of Kevin's car.
Billboard for this movie in Los Angeles.
most Jeopardy! round category titles are movie title spoofs, including "Dance Formers"
the Autobot theme plays when Alex and Zuba return with the water.
Mentioned by Spielberg.
Carl picks up the DVD in the video store
Poster seen in Jacob room.
Skating on the road - golden gate bridge scene
The laptop has a Transformers style emboss on it's lid
DVD box seen at video rental store
When Connor and crew are testing the signal on the hydrobot, the scene is nearly identical to a scene in Transformers where they are examining Scorponok's tail.
Multiple reviewers say the effects in the second movie are better than the original.
the movie is referenced throughout
When Ian is talking about how fake the film they're watching is Anthony says 'Its a Transformers movie, get over it'
Both Transformers films referenced during monologue and two other sketches
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Other Planets in Movies"
At the gay Halloween party Frank dances with a girl who's dressed as movie version Optimus Prime
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Lights, Camera, Action Movie"
mentioned by Howard when he says he wants Megan Fox
Megan Fox mentions being in the movie
Roeper says the first "Transformers" was better than the second
The Transformers movie franchise is the subject of a $7,500 question
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Mr. & Ms. Roboto"
mentioned by Selena Gomez in a list of Shia LaBeouf films
Subject of a $12,500 question
Mention the other movies that Shia LaBeouf star in.
Hewy says the Michael Bay "Transformers" series needed a theme song remix
DVD case seen on the ground
Poster is shown.
Linkara admits to disliking the film series
Stephen mentions that we should be scared of Decepticons
Tyrese Gibson discusses his acting role
Mentioned in dialogue by Hannes and Maria.
Taaj tells the documentary crew about an embarrassing moment at home when his mum came into his room while he was watching this film and pausing a bit where Megan Fox leans over a car bonnet.
Named as a motivation for Bay's outbreak of violence
a poster for the fake "Trasformers 5" is shown
Movie poster is visible in Film Brain's room
Michael Bay says "Why isn't everything exploding" and later "The camera needs to shake about more! Make it so I can't understand whats going on, the audience loves that kind of crap!"
Brent shouts "Autobots, roll out".
"Wolverine is training the Transformers now?"
Duke: "You picked the wrong planet!"
mentioned in dialogue
In the first Transformers movie, Blackout uses the call sign 4500X, which was a USAF helicopter which was shot down previously. The learjet used by director Mearing adn Sam to fly to the Space Shuttle Launch site bears the same registration number.
Referred to in interview
mentions Hugo Weaving as Megatron
The DVD is seen
On Shia LaBeouf's resume.
Mentioned in dialogue
Bum calls the robots Transformers to avoid any Rock'em Sock'em robots jokes.
"Nice to see Sam Witwicky child video"
A fan at a convention is seen wearing an Optimus Prime mask
Answer to question in the category Movie Lines
"It's like not using the Transformers theme song in all three Transformers movies....Oh yeah?"
Bumblebee from this movie appears in the Real Veal skit.
"Transformers of the Caribbean"
The stars have a meeting with Michael Bay where Transformers gets mocked.
In a mock commercial, Welshy as the announcer says that the Transformers movies were shit.
Admiral Shane - "I asume no one has seen Transformers."
Jay mentions that Michael Bay directed the film
Panda Bear goes to watch this movie
"All it takes is one moment to change a person and that one moment, no matter how fleeting, is worth a thousand Transformers. "
mentioned in dialogue
Referenced in dialogue
Marty asks Larry if the film is realistic, and it's implied that Michael Bay may be from outer space.
Movie Megatron appears in the Fiends skit.
"Set this guy loose on the Transformers films please."
mentions that this movie changed the way movies were marketed
a potential sponsor tells Liz he wants "TGS" to change its tone to resemble the porn version of "Transformers"
"Keep going with that and I'll expect the Transformers to show up."
Mentioned in dialogue
Bumblebee plays sound clip of Uhura saying "Message from Starfleet" twice
Bumblebee uses John Wayne sound clip from this movie
clip - courtesy of Paramount Pictures
Clips are shown
DVD release reviewed + footage used
In the SNL Digital Short
Shown on the 2007 episode
Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots featured in films, and mentions the title + footage used
Talked about, clips used.
The Most Dramatic Typing Scenes
The movie based on the reviewed show is briefly shown.
movie is reviewed
Megan Fox takes #10 for hottest actresses
Dramatic Typing Scenes segment
The robot special effects are discussed
Clips are shown.
Discussed and clips shown in part 2.
Clips of mistakes shown
A clip of Bumblebee representing Chevrolet as the product of the movie.
A clip is shown
Film Brain remarks that he enjoyed the original
Discussing product placement
NChick plays a clip from a war scene and hints that it is army propaganda.
Prime recaps the Transformers movies and says they're awful.
movie is reviewed
Clip shown in montage of Shia LaBeouf films
Sarah Silverman interacts with Shia LaBeouf's character in the movie
Xerxes finds the Allspark and uses it to turn into a Megatron-like robot
The "Untitled Robot Parody" segment is a spoof of the "Transformers" movie.
Peter Cullen, who voiced Optimus Prime in The Transformers movie, as well as Optimus Prime and several other Transformers in the original series, voices KARR, who can transform from a car into a giant robot with numerous guns and missiles.
Brett turns into a transformer in the opening scene.
The fallen Transformer, Jazz makes a comeback
Since its a Realistic Depiction of films, Megan Fox's Character is a man
Gregory Peck auditions for this movie
Spoofed in "The Reformers" movie that Ned watches, in which the robots are Jewish
The movie is parodied.
Michael Bay's The Social Network is a direct parody of Transformers
As part of the sneak peak of "Transformers 3"
Bumblebee eagerly waits for a car wash.
The slow motion shot of the huge water bottle flying over rango and beans resembles the final battle scene of Transformers when a robot flies over a woman. Both these scenes were made by ILM
Spoofed in the "Earthly Names" segment
A "Transformers of the Caribbean" movie poster can be seen at the theater.