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

Best Movie In Jokes

Best Movie In Jokes“See You Next Wednesday”

At heart, movie in-jokes are affectionate winks from filmmakers to fellow film geeks that pay homage to the films that influenced and inspired them. Perhaps the most elaborate of these is “See you next Wednesday.”   In Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, this is the last line uttered by Frank Poole's father during the ill-fated astronaut's videophone conversation with his parents. In Landis' films, the phrase has enjoyed many lives: It’s a movie title splashed across a billboard in The Blues Brothers, a movie in Kentucky Fried Movie, and a porn film in An American Werewolf in London.

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