'Midnight Meat Train'-Spotting: The Best Movie In-Jokes

Best Movie In Jokes

Best Movie In Jokes“Couldn’t Be....”
But it is Errol Flynn as Robin Hood, who thanks to a nifty piece of editing, welcomes Bugs Bunny to Sherwood Forest in the cartoon Rabbit Hood. Unbilled star cameos are another playful form of movie in-joke. When they weren’t on the road together, Bing Crosby often popped up in Bob Hope’s solo films to get the last laugh. In The Princess and the Pirate,  he appears just before the end to steal away Hope’s love interest, Virginia Mayo.

In What’s New Pussycat?, Peter O’Toole is greeted in a bar by passerby Richard Burton, who asks, “Don’t you know me from someplace? They had just completed filming Beckett. And Robert Patrick would don his old Terminator 2 T-1000 garb to menace Mike Meyers in Wayne's World. He also can be seen exiting police headquarters — just after Sharon Stone, reprising her Basic Instinct murderess — in The Last Action Hero. To paraphrase Danny Glover, who makes a surprise appearance in Maverick as a masked bank robber opposite his Lethal Weapon costar Mel Gibson, this shit never gets old.

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  • Sam Raimi's 73 Oldsmobile is in every flick he does, with Quick and the Dead possibly being the only exception, unless he hid it really well.

  • Hidden under Sharon Stone's chassis?

  • Sara El-Behiri says:

    The print on a tissue box in Toy Story 3 bears the same pattern as the carpet from the hotel in the Shining. Lee Unkrich, the Pixar director, is a HUGE fan.

    Red rum.

  • SD says:

    It is obscure and I always thought of it as an easter egg but when Spencer Tracy's character is first introduced in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World he has his hand tucked into his suit and is dressed the same as his one armed character from Bad Day at Black Rock.

  • mh says:

    Fight Club starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter has a a street scene with cinema marquees showing "Seven Years in Tibet", "The People vs Larry Flynt" and "Wings of a Dove".

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  • Ellie says:

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