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Pop Culture References in Shrek 2 (source) One of the most iconic movie kisses from the first Spider-Man film in which Mary-Jane pulls down Spider-Man's mask to kiss him upside downIn the He's A Dream sequence of the film Flashdance, Alex dumps water on herself while sat on the chair"White Bronco" is a direct reference to the infamous 1994 California highway chase where cops were chasing O.J. Simpson in a white Ford Bronco
The Moonwalk and Crotch Grab were dance moves popularised by singer Michael JacksonReferring to the "It's alive!" quote accompanied by a lightning strike from the 1931 film adaption of Mary Shelley's FrankensteinTaken from the 70's sitcom Sanford and Son where Fred Sanford often faked heart attacks and said "It's the big one, I'm coming to join ya honey/Elizabeth"Even closer than Indiana Jones' hat grab after sliding under the door in The Temple of DoomMongo's roar is the same as Godzilla's. Does this mean that Kaiju's are made of gingerbread?When E.T. says his farewell to Gertie at the end of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial this is what he saysMichelle Pfeiffer wears a pretty similar red dress in the piano scene of The Fabulous Baker Boys, although the Fairy Godmothers is a little more glamorous This quote became popularised amongst Seinfeld fans after the episode 'The Outing' though originally it was referring to homosexualityThis whole scene is reminiscent of The Lord of the Rings, with the forging of the ring. It also mirrors Frodo catching the One Ring on his finger in the Prancing Pony in The Fellowship of the RingThe singer, model and actress Angelyne is well-known for her copious amounts of Billboards and the Fairy Godmother's carriage even parodies Angelyne's trademark pink Corvette A song from the late 50's where a man takes a love potion and falls in love with everything he seesMaybe it's a thing among ginger tomcats to hate Mondays?Remember the scene from Rocky Horror where they all get confused and say each others name?Masked vigilante Zorro has a habit of carving his 'Z' initial on his enemies. Antonio Banderas who voices Puss in Boots also played Zorro in the films The Mask of Zorro and The Legend of ZorroIn The Seven Year Itch Marylin Monroe's white dress is blown by a train while she tries to hold it downBirth of the Xenomorph anyone?This one is pretty self-explanatoryIn the opening credits of the original TV series, a fuse is lighted and the theme played. After this Pinocchio makes a more elaborate and less flattering parody of the cable drop scene from the film In Jurassic Park Tim Murphy watches water ripples in a cup signalling a T-Rex's approach, much like Mongo'sOne of the Charlie's Angels signature moves was flipping their hair with a slo-mo effectIn the Wizard of Oz, when the Wicked Witch of the West gets water thrown over her she screams "I'm melting! I'm melting! Oh, what a world!" before melting into a puddleHere we see Fiona using a Spinning Bird Kick and Shoryuken from the Street Fighter game seriesIn the Swan Lake story, the main character Odette is transformed into a swan during the day, here the spell is reversedRemember Lumière the candlestick and Cogsworth the clock from Disney's Beauty and the Beast?Donkey is singing a variation of the Rawhide theme song. Rawhide was a Western Drama from the late 50'sThe opening credits for the 70's show 'The Brady Brunch' featured the characters set out in the same grid as this (note: this is the DVD selection)The whole scene parodies Axel Foley's arrival in California in the film Beverly Hills Cop. Eddie Murphy who voices Donkey also played the title character Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop
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