Tony Hale recently guest-starred on an episode of Up All Night. When he met Will Arnett’s character, he said, “What’s up, my brother?” – a reference to the fact that the two men played brothers on Arrested Development.
Similarly, Alicia Silverstone recently appeared on several episodes of Suburgatory. When Jeremy Sisto first meets her, he says he’s “clueless” about ordering smoothies while a Cranberries song plays in the background. Both of these are allusions to Clueless, which starred both Sisto and Silverstone.
Does anyone know other inside jokes like these? I know Arrested Development and 30 Rock indulged in them all the time, but I’m looking for other examples. I don’t mean jokes like Pixar’s A113, but rather gags that are specific to the actors or the situation.
There doesn’t seem to be a section for this on TV Tropes, but if I missed it, please let me know.