This page is the reference list for the episode "Office Space". Feel free to add the suitable shout-outs, allusions and asides which utilize elements of film, pop-culture, music or similar from the episode to the proper section.
The episode title is a reference to the eponymous 1999 Mike Judge film, Office Space.
The episode makes quite a few references to the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross (hereafter GGR). Most notably, Mitch closely resembles Alec Baldwin's GGR character, Blake (hereafter GGR Blake).
GGR Blake is sent to the office by Mitch and Murray, the owners of the company. Mitch's full name in Office Space is Mitch Murray.
When Leslie, the Head of Security, gets a writing sample from Gus, he has him write "A-B-C". This is probably taken from what GGR Blake wrote on the chalkboard in his famous motivational speech to the salesmen in the office: A-B-C for "Always Be Closing".
When interrupting Mitch at the end of the episode, Shawn Spencer tells the office staff first prize for "this month's sales contest" is a Cadillac El Dorado and second prize is a set of steak knives, the same prizes offered by GGR Blake in his speech.
Late in the episode Mitch says, "No one even knows your name." to which Shawn replies with "Suck it. That's my name.", a bowdlerized rendition of a line from GGR Blake's speech when, after Ed Harris's character asks him, "What's your name?" he replies in his face, "F*** you -- that's my name!"
When Woody calls Shawn in the middle of the episode, Shawn answers with "Spenser for hire", a reference to the popular late 80s television show Spenser: For Hire.