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Remade as 

The In-Laws (2003)


The Price Is Right (1972) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
While running from the buldozer, the cook and his aid shout "serpentine, serpentine" in a reference to the scene from this movie where Arkin runs in serpentine to avoid gunfire.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Slime People (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel, Crow, Servo: "Serpentine!"
Analyze That (2002)
Stealing armored truck with crane.
South Park: Fat Butt and Pancake Head (2003) (TV Episode)
Cartman's ventriloquist impression of Jennifer Lopez's sound and dialogue directly resemble that done by Richard Libertini's performance as General Garcia in "The In-laws", especially the "Ah! Si, Si, Si", "It's nice" and "He very handsome"
Kid Notorious: The Nazi Party (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kid along with the remake.
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Penny Marshall wonders why they remade this movie
Cars (2006)
"serpentine serpentine" quote by main character
Gilmore Girls: Super Cool Party People (2006) (TV Episode)
Lorelai yells out "Serpentine, girls! Serpentine!" as April and her friends zig and zag while crossing the street.
The Venture Bros.: Assassinanny 911 (2006) (TV Episode)
Molotov yells "Serpentine!" at the Ventures as they dodge bullets. A famous line of dialogue from "In-Laws".
Generation Kill: Bomb in the Garden (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned that the "Serpentine! Serpentine!" move is from this movie
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Alex shouts "Serpentine! Sepentine" to Marty just as Peter Falk did to Alan Arkin in "The In-Laws"
Psych: Truer Lies (2009) (TV Episode)
When Lyin' Ryan is running away from the assassins, he yells out to run serpentine, as Peter Falk's character told Alan Arkin's in The In-Laws.
Land of the Lost (2009)
Someone in danger is urged to run in a "serpentine!" pattern, comedically
Hole in One (2009)
"Serpentine! Serpentine!"
Bob's Burgers: Sacred Cow (2011) (TV Episode)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.14 (2012) (TV Episode)
Ben Affleck mentions that Alan Arkin was in the film
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 3 April 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of movie remakes
The Real O'Neals: The Real Halloween (2016) (TV Episode)
"Serpentine! Serpentine!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Cry Wilderness (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow, Jonah, and Tom: "Serpentine! Serpentine!"


The Price Is Right (1972) (TV Series)

Featured in 

Spoofed in 

Psych: No Country for Two Old Men (2013) (TV Episode)
Numerous references, dialogue, scenes, characters and plot devices taken from this film.

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