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Meet Dave (2008) Poster

(2008)

Connections

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References 

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. is mentioned in the dialogue of the three policemen discussing the composite sketch.
The X-Files (1993) (TV Series)
Knox mentions the series while talking to Dooley
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
The music score is very similar to the one of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The (2005)", if anything as a homage. Furthermore, a space ship in the form of a shoe is a paraphrase of how the space ship "The Heart of Gold" was originally depicted as looking, in the novel version of "The Hitchhiker's Guide".
Shrek the Third (2007)
Billboard can be seen when Dave hits the streets of New York at the beginning of the movie
Surf's Up (2007)
When Dave joins the "urban camper" a poster or ad with a motive from the movie can be seen in the shop window to the right.
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Billboard can be seen when Dave hits the streets of New York at the beginning of the movie
Ratatouille (2007)
Billboard can be seen shortly when it begins to rain in the evening.

Referenced in 

Inside the Actors Studio: Eddie Murphy (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the interview.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Pluto Nash (2009) (TV Episode)
a recent Murphy flop
Family Guy: Friends of Peter G. (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Bad Movie Beatdown: Shameful Sequel Beatdown: Nutty Professor II - The Klumps (2013) (TV Episode)
another film where Eddie Murphy plays multiple roles

Features 

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Captain and Number Three watched the film
Fantasy Island (1977) (TV Series)
The spaceship crew watches a clip of the series, noting that Dave's white suit was based on the show

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 12 July 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for the review.
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used

Spoofs 

Spartacus (1960)
The "I am Dave Ming Cheng" scene spoofs the Spartacus(1960) scene in which everyone claims to be Spartacus (in order to confuse the enemy).

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Soundtracks

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