Martin Scorsese says, "You remind me of Deborah Kerr in 'Black Narcissus.'"
In Homer's Golden Globes acceptance speech, he says that Angry Dad's voice is based partly on Walter Matthau and adds: "Hey, Felix!"
"Parody Man" wears a Darth Vader helmet.
The "Ms. Pac Man" arcade game can be seen in the Internet company office.
Bart is slimed at the "Children's Choice Awards."
The theme from Jurassic Park is played during the awards shows montage
Bart says, "I've always loved cartoons, going way back to the real-early SpongeBobs."
Bart's comic book based on Homer adapted into a film
Lisa tells the "Mixar" creative team that she has "seen all of your movies, except 'Cars.'"
Bart complains that Homer "badmouthed the ("Angry Dad") movie on 'Jimmy Fallon.'"
The Mixar movie "Condiments" has similarities to Sausage Party.
The angry old man in the theatre is a reference to this film.
The characters Willis and Crumble are a spoof of Wallace and Gromit.
A "The Lyin' King" poster hangs at the Nickel 'n' Dime Animation Studio office.
The "Condiments" movie clip and in the "You've Got an Enemy" song by a Randy Newman look-alike spoof the "Toy Story" films.
A "Monsters, Ltd." poster hangs at the Nickel 'n' Dime Animation Studio office.
"The Brothers of Beauville" movie clip spoofs "The Triplets of Belleville."
The opening Itchy & Scratchy skit is a parody of The Bride being trained.
A "The Not-So-Incredibles" poster hangs at the Nickel 'n' Dime Animation Studio office.
The "Willis and Crumble in: Better Gnomes and Gardens" clip is based on The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
Sequence in the episode pastiches the visual style of the film.
A "Kung Fu Koala" poster hangs at the Nickel 'n' Dime Animation Studio office.
A "Wall-E"-like robot threatens Lisa when she talks to the "Mixar" creative team.
Title of the episode and of the titular fictional film is a parody of the English title ("Angry Man") of this film, a consistently top prize-winning favourite on the festival circuit for the previous year and so the expected winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.