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.
- Alotta Fagina and Random Task's names are both parodies of character names from Goldfinger: Pussy Galore and Odd Job, respectively.
- During the final battle, the song Secret Agent Man plays. This was originally the theme song to Secret Agent.
- Austin's line "It's my happening and it freaks me out" is pulled from the bizarro Russ Meyer movie Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
- 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.