The Ziff Who Came to Dinner
The episode title is a pun on the film .
The Man Who Came to Dinner The educational film is parodied in the couch gag.
Powers of Ten The song sung by the rappers in Phineas Q. Butterfat's parodies the 1979 song .
Rapper's Delight Artie Ziff's company going bust and cheating its shareholders is reminiscent of Enron and its downfall.
The scene where Lisa holds the camera to her face and starts tearfully apologizing before running out of the attic is a parody of a scene in the .
The Blair Witch Project The book is referenced when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lisa tells Artie that Homer believes the chocolate factory is real and searches for it.
The pamphlet "What Would Jesus View" (a reference to the saying "what would Jesus do?") is made by Michael Medved, a conservative radio host and movie critic.
The patron's "Hello, handsome" greeting to Ziff is similar to the popular children's cartoon series Animaniacs; it similar to one of the show's main characters named after the Warner sibling's famous line, "Hello Nurse!"
References in the film
The idea of a doll with button eyes is a parody of the book Coraline.
The movie is most likely a parody of , which is a horror movie about a possessed doll.
Dolly Dearest , Village of the Damned , and Child's Play are also parodied in the plot.
The Others The music of The Re-Deadening parodies the music played in "Rosemary's Baby."
Now Playing at Googolplex Theatres
In addition to
The Re-Deadening, the movies being shown or advertised at the Googoplex Theatres are as follows:
"The Wild Dingleberries Movie," which is a parody of "The Wild Thornberrys Movie."
"3 Fast 3 Furious," which is a parody of "2 Fast 2 Furious."
"The Fashion of the Christ," which is a parody of "The Passion of the Christ."
"A Kiss Before Boring," which is a parody of "A Kiss Before Dying."
"Ghost Frat," which is a parody of "Ghost Rat."
"From Justin to Kelly 4," which is a fictional sequel to the 2000s flop film "From Justin to Kelly."
"Eating Nemo," which is a parody of "Finding Nemo."
"Teenage Sex Wager," which is a parody of the 1990s raunchy teen film, "American Pie."
"My Big Fat Greek Salad," which is a parody of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."
"Freddy vs. Jason vs. The Board of Education," which parodies "Freddy vs. Jason" and the Supreme Court case Brown vs. the Board of Education.
"Return to Ape Valley," which parodies "Return to the Planet of the Apes."
"A Matrix Christmas" and "You're in the Matrix, Charlie Brown," which parodies "The Matrix" and "Peanuts".
"The Unwatchable Hulk," which parodies "The Incredible Hulk."
"The Pianist Goes Hawaiian", which parodies "The Pianist" and "Gidget Goes Hawaiian".
Artie said his company got taken away, and that would mean that he didn't own the company anymore. The SWAT Team should have known that.
While Homer had won 98% of Ziffcorp shares, it was not yet official and therefore legally had no connection to the company.
Artie actually had a straight flush (2 through 6 of diamonds), which should have beaten Homer's four of a kind.