Film and television in-jokes: nearly 2,000 intentional references, parodies, allusions, personal touches, cameos, spoofs, and homages

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McFarland, 1998 - Humor - 306 pages
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InOnly the Lonely(1991), Ally Sheedy appeases prospective mother-in-law Maureen O'Hara by going along to see the 1939 filmHow Green Was My Valley-starring Maureen O'Hara. Richard LaGravenese, slighted by critic Gene Siskel over his screenplay forThe Fisher King(1991) wrote an unsavory character named Siskel intoThe Ref(1994). Movies and television shows often feature inside jokes. Sometimes there are characters named after crew members. Directors are often featured in cameo appearances-Alfred Hitchcock's silhouette can be seen inFamily Plot(1976), for example. This work catalogs such occurrences. Each entry includes the title of the film or show, year of release, and a full description of the in-joke.

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Contents

InJokes in Television
153
InJokes in Music Videos
253
Alan Smithee Credits
259
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