One of the suspect's false IDs bears the pseudonym Eddie Felson which DiNozzo identifies as a reference to the character Fast Eddie Felson, played by Paul Newman.
DiNozzo asks McGee whether he's seen the movie; McGee says, "Didn't have to see it; I lived it."
DiNozzo mentions the title in dialogue when the three young boys are arguing with each other over the dead body they found in the woods.
Looking for a body, finding just an ear, DiNozzo says "Holy Blue Velvet McGee".
Ducky mentions the title in dialogue, telling the dead body that he is reminded of the Circle of Life
Looking for a dead body, DiNozzo says, "Seven years in Tibet, and we got nothing."