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.
Torn poster in the background during the opening rescue scene.
Machete is ID'd by the large tattoo of a woman on his chest in Sartana's file. In Desperado, also directed by Rodriguez, Trejo's character is also ID'd by the tattoo.
The line "Forget what's legal and do what's right" is referenced by Sartana Rivera (Jessica Alba) in "Machete".
The image of April Booth (Lohan) dressed as a nun and holding a handgun resembles Zoe Lund in Able Ferrara's classic
Computer-simulation showing the proposed U.S./Mexico-border-fence. During the introduction of "Escape from New York", there's an almost identical schematic showing Manhattan-Island-prison and its containment wall. Even details like the blinking triangles at key-points are recreated in Machete.
The TV channel logo on the bottom corner of the screen during the news report about McLaughlin killing Michael Booth is a reference to a Fonzie-ism. Instead of "Telemundo," it's "Exactamundo."
Machete's tagline is he was he was "given an offer he couldn't refuse".
makes a cameo
Brett says they will review it next week
another film starring Robert De Niro and Jessica Alba, which is superior to Little Fockers.
mentions that the character originated in the Spy Kids trilogy.
Chronicling Seagal's 8 year absence from the big screen
the film of this episode's topic
Mentioned in dialogue
Appears on the list of DVD releases of January/February
Robert Rodriguez mentions this movie during interview
referring to a male action figure mislabeled as an Indian princess, Jay asks if the figure is the guy from the film
Jay says it is the big movie this weekend
the campaign ad at the beginning
"Machete LJA" is listed among the opening credits.
Reviewed, clips shown.
Scenes from this title are shown here in a flashback sequence.
A trailer is shown.
Promotional excerpt shown during interview with Jessica Alba - Machete Cortez explains to Sartana Rivera why she should trust him, and hands her a gun, which she assumes is unloaded.
a clip from the film starring Don Johnson is shown
Brett reviews the trailer in the Anticipatron