In the first episode, Jason Biggsâ€™ character Larry references Biggsâ€™ most notable movie role in â€śAmerican Pie.â€ť Larry is listing all of his past embarrassments that he has told Piper about, including â€śThe webcam horror and the penis shaving incident.â€ť Both of these reference memorable scenes Biggs was a part of in â€śAmerican Pie.â€ť
To Boldly Go
Trekkies may recognize Red as Captain Kathryn Janeway from â€śStar Trek.â€ť When Nicky laments that she once thought she was Redâ€™s â€śSpock,â€ť Red responds with confusion and is clearly oblivious to the â€śStar Warsâ€ť reference.
A Little Self-Promotion
In the episode where Piper first meets Larry, she walks in on him watching â€śWeeds.â€ť This is the other hit show created by â€śOrange Is the New Blackâ€ť creator Jenji Kohan. A bunch of the â€śOrange Is the New Blackâ€ť actors had appearances on â€śWeeds,â€ť such as those who play Nicky, Mendez, and Sam Healy.
Pennsatucky may be a God-obsessed meth head, but in reality, actress Taryn Manning is related to some pretty big names. She is cousins with Eli and Peyton Manning. She also had a starring role in Britney Spearsâ€™ 2002 movie â€śCrossroads.â€ť
Matt McGorry, who plays corrections officer John Bennet, used to be a professional bodybuilder and personal trainer. Heâ€™s even a nationally ranked dead lifter and was named one of the hottest trainers in America! McGorry put his gym rat lifestyle to the side to pursue his acting career.
A Multi-Leveled Nickname
Most would assume that Redâ€™s nickname comes from her characteristic hair, but it could also be a reference to â€śThe Shawshank Redemption.â€ť In the film, Red is a character known to get items for the prison inmates, which is something that the â€śOrange Is the New Blackâ€ť character also does routinely.