* MemeticMutation: "Chief?" "McCloud!" (as codified by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'')
* SpiritualLicensee: The show's premise bears more than a passing resemblance to that of the 1968 Creator/ClintEastwood film ''Coogan's Bluff'' (and indeed the film's primary writer, Herman Miller, receives a "Created By" credit).