This episode spoofs a number of classic action movies; many from the 80s and 90s, including: "28 Days Later" (when Jeff wakes from his nap and surveys the desolate campus), "Highlander" (The Prize), "The Matrix" (Abed's wall jump), "The Terminator" (come with me if you don't want paint on your clothes), "Predator" (Jeff Winger, you son of a bitch!), "Escape From New York" (I thought you were dead, man), "The Fifth Element" (Annie popping out of the trashcan), Mexican Standoff (popular in many 'spaghetti westerns' and Tarantino films), "Red Dawn" (the group gathering around a fire discussing what they'll do with the prize), "The Warriors" (Disco Stu egging the study group 'to come out and play'), "Saving Private Ryan" (Shirley quoting the Bible while shooting), "The Running Man" (Chang urging Dean to put him in the game), "Die Hard" ('No paintballs, Hans?...what do you think I am, stupid!?'), "Hard Boiled" (Chang's entrance/outfit), "Scarface" (Chang shooting up the study room one-handed), "The Matrix" (bullet time effect), "Wanted" (bullets hitting each other mid-air), "Predator" (Chang maniacal cackling as the bomb is about to go off), "Rambo: First Blood, Part II" (Jeff shooting up Dean's office), "Die Hard" (the entire sequence in Dean's office, really. From Jeff's arrival yelling out 'Deeeeeaaaaannn!!' to laughing with Dean before it's revealed he has another gun taped to his back and he shoots Dean in the head). Additionally, Jeff's outfit is almost identical to Bruce Willis in "Die Hard" (he even ends up without shoes) and the entire episode's score mocks "Lost"