Riffs - Future Boy Conan #03, My Neighbor Totoro
This was a funny little sight gag that surprised me. It's from episode three of Future Boy Conan, the scene where Captain Dyce is hassling the locals to collect plastic trash, not metal. He pulls out this bucket and starts looking through it like a telescope. And, of course, Mei does the very same thing in My Neighbor Totoro; it's a very funny scene, packed with little details jokes. I especially like Mei's POV shot where the bucket zooms in on an acorn, camera-style. It has the feel of a filmmaker's in-joke.
I hadn't noticed this riff before watching last night's episode. Nice!