Shout Out: Austin Powers

  • Austin Powers series. According to the Word of God, the Austin Powers series is a parody to all of the British James Bond-knockoffs in the United Kingdom in the late '60s and early '70s that Mike Myers used to enjoy, though there are plenty of James Bond references as well.
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    • The opening of the first movie, with Austin running in the street, followed by hundreds of screaming fans, is a direct reference to The Beatles.
    • An obscure audio shout-out: Austin's ringtone is the same as Flint's ringtone in the 1966 superspy parody Our Man Flint.
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    • There's the shout-out that Austin made to the 1960's James Bond knockoff In Like Flint. While he's watching it, Austin even says "That's my favorite movie!" Years later, a magazine print ad for a DVD re-release of the Flint series gave a shout-out in turn by using that line as a pull quote.
    • Star Wars is frequently referenced in the second film as well.
    • The trailer deliberately misled moviegoers into thinking that it was a preview for the then-upcoming The Phantom Menace. Instead of Palpatine manning the Death Star, though, it's just a chair reveal of Dr. Evil. The following tagline echoes that of The Naked Gun:
      "If you see only one movie this summer, see—! ...Star Wars.
    • "Anyways, the key to this plan is the giant laser. It was invented by the noted Cambridge physicist, Doctor Parsons. Therefore we shall call it... The Alan Parsons Project!"
    • The music during the intro when Big Boy floats past an astronaut is a parody of the soundtrack to You Only Live Twice.
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember
    • It has an homage to Silver Age Superman and Lex Luthor going on, with Young Austin attending a spy "academy" with Number Two and an adolescent (and already-bald) Dr. Evil. When Austin wins the coveted International Man of Mystery award, Dr. Evil vows revenge.
    • There's someone in a Charmander costume during the Notzilla scene.
      • During that same scene you can see someone dressed like Pikachu in the same frame.
      • The entire Notzilla scene is also a parody of the famous tank scene from Goldeneye.