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King Kong (1933)
Jack mentions New York City's many "King Kong attacks."
The Brady Bunch (1969) (TV Series)
Paul wonders if he and Jenna are becoming a normal sitcom couple, like "Mr. Brady and Tiger the dog"
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Tracy is shown as a child wearing a Chewbacca costume
Cheers (1982) (TV Series)
Kenneth says that Pete and Liz have a "Sam and Diane thing," but he then explains that he's referring to a couple from his building
Footloose (1984)
Kenneth says a major fire in his hometown was their own fault because they let the high school seniors dance at their prom.
Ghostbusters (1984)
Jack says that New York is the first "Ghostbusters" all over again
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Liz says that New York is "Ghostbusters 2" all over again
Snow Dogs (2002)
Tracy says that since he won an Oscar, he will now begin a "Snow Dogs" phase
Batman Begins (2005)
Episode title is a play on the title of the 2005 Batman film
The Real Housewives of New York City (2008) (TV Series)
Liz quotes one of the housewives on the show
127 Hours (2010)
Jack says that he has "been trapped under a boulder for 128 hours."
The Hunger Games (2012)
Liz says she's going to go to a sneak preview of the film and scare away the rest of the audience

Referenced in 

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: A Matter of Principals (2018) (TV Episode)
While posing as a School of Friendship student, Discord dresses and acts like Steve Buscemi from this episode.
Hazbin Hotel: Pilot (2019) (TV Episode)
During the 666 news, the screen showing Sir Pentious in hipster skateboard attire is a direct reference to this episode.


The Dark Knight (2008)
Several scenes parody the film.

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