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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
When Holland March sees the dead body, he tries to call Healy but loses the power of speech and makes the same wheezy sputtering noises that 'Lou Costello' made in several movies.
Get Smart (1965) (TV Series)
Featured in TV
Pinocchio (1971)
A guest at the porno producer's party who is dressed up like Pinocchio says, "It's not my nose that grows." "It's not his nose that grows" was the tagline for this film.
The Waltons (1971) (TV Series)
Mentioned several times throughout the film. One of the characters is even named John Boy.
The Rockford Files: Backlash of the Hunter (1974) (TV Episode)
Yellow pages ad reworked from Rockford Files pilot
Airport '77 (1977)
A large billboard advertising the film is seen on Sunset Blvd.
Jaws 2 (1978)
A large billboard advertising the film is seen on Sunset Blvd.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Both films feature the same elevator music.
The Right Stuff (1983)
When Holland March chases mermaids in the aquarium.
Ghostbusters (1984)
When Holland March finds the body in the woods, his cigarette sticks to his lip much like how Raymond Stantz' cigarette does in the hotel scene.
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
In each film there is a scene where the daughter calls the lead a 'f--k up,' both films are written by Shane Black.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jackson Healy's diner story is a direct reference to the diner scene.
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
While being drowned a character retrieves a gun from underwater and the drawing of a duck on Mitch's notepad matches the drawing of a duck on March's cast. Both films were written by Shane Black.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Just before Judith Kuttner (Kim Basinger) appears, Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is asked if he's the diner guy. In L.A. Confidential, Crowe plays a cop investigating murders at a diner.
Gladiator (2000)
When Healey is fighting the Older Guy at Sid's house party, he delivers a punch combination exactly like the combination Maximus uses on Commodus.
Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)
At the beginning, when Jackson Healy is learning a new word (equanimity) while feeding his fish and reciting it to himself to memorize it.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
During March's opening monologue about the downturn of society, a porno theatre in the background is playing "Bang Bang Kiss Kiss"

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Russell Crowe/Margo Price (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Russell Crowe during his monologue.
The Cinema Snob: 3 Dev Adam (2016) (TV Episode)
Snob gives it an honorable mention
Midnight Screenings: The Nice Guys (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Toonami Pre-Flight: Favorite Movies of 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
talked about


Get Smart (1965) (TV Series)
Seen on the TV
The Waltons (1971) (TV Series)
One of the characters watches it on a TV.

Featured in 

Some Jerk with a Camera: The Haunted Mansion Movie Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Seen in "Shut Up!" montage
Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed

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