Study Guide

Orange Is the New Black Allusions

By Piper Kerman

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

Pop Culture References

  • Martha Stewart (references throughout)
  • Eartha Kitt (1.15)
  • Lenny Kravitz, "Are You Gonna Go My Way?" (1.28)
  • The Piano (1.61)
  • Terence Trent D'Arby (1.63)
  • SkyLab (2.1)
  • Bruce Jenner (2.3)
  • Aileen Wuornos (3.53)
  • Carmela Soprano (3.117)
  • Bad Boys II (3.186)
  • Red Sox and Manny Ramirez (3.194, 3.197)
  • Wendy O. Williams (4.15)
  • Laverne and Shirley (4.72)
  • West Side Story (4.74)
  • Linda Blair, Born Innocent (5.71)
  • The Elephant Man (6.74; 13.39)
  • Jerry Springer (6.74)
  • Wimpy from Popeye (8.3)
  • Village People (8.32)
  • Eminem (9.21)
  • Paris Hilton (9.21)
  • Kings of Leon (9.50)
  • Pavement (9.51)
  • N.W.A. (9.51)
  • Naughty by Nature (9.51)
  • Teenage Fanclub (9.51)
  • Blur (9.51)
  • Metallica (9.51)
  • Nirvana (9.51)
  • LL Cool J (9.51)
  • The Simpsons (10.73)
  • Jackie Gleason (11.6)
  • Marlboro Man (11.6; 16.79)
  • Daddy Yankee, "Oye Mi Canto" (11.90)
  • Fat Joe, "Lean Back" (11.92)
  • Christina Milian, "Dip it Low" (11.93)
  • Akon, "Locked Up" (11.95)
  • Fear Factor (12.6; 15.1)
  • Pokémon (12.65)
  • Beyoncé (13.7)
  • Jay-Z (13.7; 18.106)
  • Andy Rooney (13.11)
  • Diana Ross (13.33)
  • Godzilla and Mothra (13.42)
  • The Rock and Walking Tall (13.54)
  • Snoopy (13.58)
  • Radio (13.59)
  • House of Sand and Fog (13.60)
  • Lost in Translation (13.63)
  • Winnie the Pooh (13.81)
  • Jessica Simpson (14.26)
  • Steven Van Zandt (14.74)
  • The Sopranos (14.74)
  • Elf (16.52)
  • Lost in Space (17.25)
  • The Color Purple(17.26)
  • Lil' Kim (17.81)