We now return to our James Bond parodies and references already in progress!
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Guys, I know it’s going to be difficult to believe, but the Austin Powers film whose title is a deliberate play on Goldfinger has a parody of the famous scene from Goldfinger. (Who knew!)
The victim here is actually Austin’s father, Nigel Powers, as Goldmember seeks to recreate the “unfortunate smelting accident” that gave him his name. I have to say, although this is a completely unserious scene in a parody, I love the fact that Goldmember uses gold tape to gag his victim. It’s a really nice touch when villains sort of “brand” their bondage.