Goodfellas is a 1990 crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with Scorsese. The film follows the rise and fall of three gangsters, spanning three decades.

A scene in "There's Something About Paulie", showing “the mob in the movies” parodies the infamous scene in film in which Joe Pesci's character jokingly harasses Ray Liotta's character for calling him “funny.” In this version, he asks if he's George Carlin-caliber funny or the caliber of Spin City and Rita Rudner.