I mean direct references to events that happened in earlier films. Those are sort of throw back jokes. We have never had movies that referenced events from prior films before that. Why the heck every time I go to that certain theater I ALWAYS see the Green with Envy trailer? i'd've killed to see this in front of Lion King 3-D. Didn't give a crap about the 3-D... I just wanted to see it on the big screen again. Plus, I only have the VHS tape and my VCR broke months ago.