Additional Viewing: The Nobel is a spoof of the 1966 film The Oscar , which starred Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Milton Berle, and Tony Bennett, among others, as well as 1963 thriller The Prize , also starring Elke Sommer, with Paul Newman and Edward G Robinson. Jake Lamotta's Raging Bull-B-Q parodies Raging Bull . In the SCTV News segment, after Earl blows up, Floyd refers to him as Frank Reynolds - Reynolds was an ABC newscaster at the time. The coffee commercial pitch man is an impression of Robert Young (Marcus Welby MD), who did ads for Sanka.
I wound through the corridors toward the center of Down 15. None of the elevators were nearby, so I bounded up the stairs three at a time. Stairwells in the core are just like stairwells on Earth—short little twenty-one-centimeter-high steps. It makes the tourists more comfortable. In areas that don’t get tourists, stairs are each a half meter high. That’s lunar gravity for you. Anyway, I hopped up the tourist stairs until I reached ground level. Walking up fifteen floors of stairwell probably sounds horrible, but it’s not that big a deal here. I wasn’t even winded.