Study Guide

In The Woods Allusions

By Tana French

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

Pop Culture References

  • Daffy Duck (1.28)
  • Wallace & Gromit (1.30)
  • Woody Woodpecker (1.30)
  • South Park, Kenny (1.31)
  • Marilyn Monroe (1.34)
  • James Bond (1.49)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (1.69)
  • Mulder and Scully from The X-Files (1.73; 3.6)
  • Law & Order (1.74)
  • Worms (2.1)
  • The Simpsons (2.2)
  • Road Runner (2.31)
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov (3.192)
  • Beach Boys (3.97)
  • Cosmo magazine (3.100)
  • When Harry Met Sally (5.2)
  • Metallica and Anthrax (mentioned throughout, as the bands on the T-shirts worn by teenage Devlin and his gang)
  • Paddington Bear (5.23)
  • Donkey Kong (5.137, 5.138)
  • Mickey Mouse (5.138)
  • Scissor Sisters (7.18)
  • Britney Spears (7.121; 8.162)
  • Justin Timberlake (7.121)
  • Jon Bon Jovi (7.128)
  • Ricky Martin (8.2)
  • Martha Stewart (8.3)
  • Miss Cleo (8.17)
  • Billie Holiday (8.114)
  • Scarlett Johansson (8.162)
  • American Idol (9.43)
  • Elvis Presley (10.7)
  • Annie (10.130)
  • Columbo (11.31)
  • Sex and the City (11.39; 17.10)
  • P. Diddy (11.65)
  • Leonard Bernstein (12.10)
  • The Three Musketeer (movie) (13.46)
  • Princess Leia (13.58)
  • Michelle Shocked (15.45)
  • Cranium (15.46)
  • Wham! "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (16.19)
  • Evel Knievel (16.20)
  • Cowboy Junkies (16.124)
  • The Simple Life (18.82)
  • Tom Cruise (18.100)
  • Kylie Minogue (18.117)
  • Charlie Chaplin (18.129)
  • The Late Late Show (20.3)
  • Hello Kitty (20.89)
  • Oz (21.109)
  • Clint Eastwood (22.18)
  • Cinderella (23.76)
  • Radiohead (25.72)
  • Leonard Cohen (25.72)