No doubt fans of 21 Jump Street recognized plenty of callbacks and self-deprecating cracks made by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in the über-meta sequel 22 Jump Street. From a running gag about how sequels are more expensive versions of the exact same thing (including undercover partners Schmidt and Jenko’s high-tech new HQ, which Jenko describes as cool “as a Cube of Ice”) to the line “F— you, doves!” (surely a throwback to the first installment’s fan-favorite line “F— you, science!”), the movie was chockablock with them.
That said, judging from some conspicuous moments of silence during gags at the screening I attended on Friday night, some of the deeper-cut references went over viewers’ heads. Hill is a real comedy geek and co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s The LEGO Movie was bursting at the seams with pop-culture riffs, so it’s only fair that more of their flourishes get full credit.
Below, we list a few of 22 Jump Street‘s loving homages to comedy greats, cameos, and gangsta rap. (SPOILERS!) READ FULL STORY