In a black and white aside, Kevin Smith, attired as a Victorian raconteur, advertises a product which consists of a person inside of a large cabinet.
Reference is made to Walt's comic-selling prowess making "King Kong" look like just another ape.
The final scene of the film centers around an MGM-style musical number entitled "Flanagan's Follies" in reference to the classic picture.
In one scene, Walt delivers a patriotic speech after a prolonged walk to the stage in front of an American flag.
During an interaction between Brian Quinn and two extra-terrestrials, they meet at Devil's Tower, where the alien visitors' ship is docked.
In one scene, Walt discusses being verbally knocked out, at which point the scene cuts away to a slow-motion shot of Walt in a boxing ring being knocked out as cameras flash around him.
A faux title sequence appears at one point during the film that directly parodies the title sequence from The Thing.
A faux title sequence appears at one point during the film that directly parodies the title sequence from Back to the Future
Frank, a concentration camp survivor is depicted wearing a striking red jacket in the present, as well in flashbacks of his time in Poland.
A scene filmed in Chippewa Square, Savannah, GA (the park where Forrest Gump waited for his bus) depicting an elf asleep on a park bench begins with a slow jib shot following a feather as it passes by a box of chocolates.
While touring a prison, Walt is locked into a cell with two characters referred to as "The Sisters".
The set of the podcast's game show "One True Three" is modeled after the "Truth or Date" set from the finale of Mallrats.
In one scene, Walt delivers a presentation accompanied by a slideshow behind him. At one point, a diagram showing the principal cast of the film as a human centipede is shown, a clear adaptation of the diagram used by the film's antagonist.
An entire subplot of the movie centers around Walt Flanagan stealing Pay-Per-View, borrows heavily from the show's style, even going so far as to depict Walt, wearing a gas-mask, driving a run-away RV.