inside joke

inside joke
  in a film, an obscure, show-biz related joke that is understood (or realized) only by those who know the reference (outside the context of the film)
  Example: Finding Nemo (2003) names its great white shark Bruce - the same name given to the mechanical shark on the set of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975); in A Clockwork Orange (1971), the soundtrack to Kubrick's earlier film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is very visible in the record store scene

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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