Rango mentions a poisoned chalice which is made a big deal in Court Jester with the pellet with the poison.
Rango has a vision where he meets the "Spirit of The West," which looks and sounds like "The Man with No Name." Rango identifies the character as the Man with No Name.
The silver nose on the hawk is a reference to the silver nose Lee Marvin wore as the villain, Tim Strawn.
When Rango is escaping from the hawk who takes Rock-Eye, and Rock-Eye yells "You son of a..." to be cut off by the hawk screech, this mimics Tuco yelling to Blondie at the end of Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo.
The squeaking windmill in the town of Dirt, including the specific sound of the squeaking, incorporates the squeaking windmill in the beginning of C'era Una Volta il West. The dramatic lighting in the saloon when Rango first enters is also the same as the first saloon scene in this 1968 film.
One of Balthazar's clan is wearing Jack Nicholson's gold football helmet
The whole "control the water" plot is influenced by Chinatown, and the mayor is a caricature of Noah Cross.
The Death Star trench fly-in scene.
Driving and defending the tanker only to find out it's empty.
"Cats and dogs living together" joke recreated.
The hawk chasing Rango, who is streaming toilet paper behind, through the streets accompanied by a yodeling singer is a reference to the Diaper Chase scene where Nicolas Cage is being pursued by police, dogs and his angry wife while his pantyhose bandit mask streams behind his head and accompanied by the same yodeling.
When Rango walks into the bar in Dirt, the bartender is wiping the bar the same way the bartender is when Marty walks into the old west version.
The scene in which Rango asks Beans for her dress size (and actually wears it) is inspired by the character he played in Ed Wood (Ed wood himself), a crossdresser.
After the car accident, the windshield that Rango lands on belongs to the convertible being driven by Duke, also played by Johnny Depp, from the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Rango runs along a cliff wall the same way Trinity did in the lobby shootout.
Moving Cacti like the Ents marching to Isengard.
In his terrarium-stage, Rango alludes to playing a sea captain.
When Rango is carried away by the wood lice it is the same as when Jack Sparrow is trapped in Davey Jones' Locker and the crabs carry his ship to the sea
The water jug flips over Rango and Beans with the same slow motion and low camera angle as when Ironhide flips over a civilian girl.
The sleeping mouse, who is friends with the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland.
Referenced as anticipated film of 2011.
Referenced in the "Beastly" trailer
movie is reviewed
Conan mentions that the film is #1 at the box office
Christy mentions that they talked last week about whether the film is appropriate for children
Mentioned by Seth on Weekend Update
Jay talks about the major movie of last weekend.
Kelly says that Ryan is "a big fraud; he's like Rango."
Rango is friends with ArTHOR.
DVD case is seen
AniMat feels that the old western Spanish environment in Puss in Boots was already done in Rango.
Bill Nighy's role as Rattlesnake Jake mentioned
mentioned among movies seen this year
Rango gets swept up by Ghost Rider's motorcycle.
AniMat says the side characters in The Pirates! are more memorable than the main ones like in Rango.
AniMat says Hotel Transylvania's plot has the lair reviled cliché that Rango used.
Chico & Rita and A Cat in Paris lost the Oscar for Best Animated Feature to this film.
Mariachi Owl is one of the 4 owls in Rango.
a clip from the film featuring the voice of Abigail Breslin is shown
Clip shown from Bill Nighy's latest work.
a clip is shown of the film to be reviewed next week
A trailer is shown.
clips are shown as the critics review the film
a clip is shown of the film to be reviewed on next week's episode
Reviewed, clips shown
clips are shown as the critics review the film
Reviewed, clips shown.
a clip is shown during Roger's segment to show that movies don't need to be in 3D
Movie reviewed in this episode.
clips are shown of Christy's #5 film of the year so far
Clips of mistakes shown
Third best animated film of 2011.
A critically acclaimed animated film, clip shown.
When Balthazar's family rises up from the ground, it's a spoof of Ray Harryhausen's iconic skeleton warriors in Jason and the Argonauts
Rango is a parody of Spaghetti Westerns, and its title is a reference to this groundbreaking Spaghetti Western.
The chase sequence is a parody of the air raid sequence, complete with a banjo version of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries."
The chase in the canyon involving the water jug imitates many shots from chase scenes in Mad Max 2.
The sequence where the hawk that tries to eat Rango gets his head out of the coffee can makes fun of the sequence where the magpie that tries to eat Dot gets his head out of the watering can.
When Rango hides from the hawk in the Pepto outhouse, it is a spoof of when the lawyer is attacked by the T-Rex in the first Jurassic Park.
clock tower featured in gunfights, town destroyed by explosions (in this case, water blasts) in the end.
At the beginning Rango, with the smilie-ball on his head, hits the windshield of a red Cabrio, in which two guys are sitting. The driver is smoking and wears the same hat, glasses and a hawaiian-shirt like Johnny Depp in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" who says paranoidly : "There's another one! I knew it!"
The posse cross a bridge with a giant yellow eye behind them, recreating a shot from the Lord of the Rings films
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
Lone Rango is a spoof of this movie.