The China Syndrome (1979) Poster


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Referenced in 

Mork & Mindy: The Mork Syndrome (1979) (TV Episode)
Title and plot.
Saturday Night Live: Burt Reynolds/Anne Murray (1980) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Bill Murray's Oscar predictions
Dynasty: The Iago Syndrome (1982) (TV Episode)
title reference
Death Valley (1982)
Title seen on movie theater marquee.
National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1982)
Shown on movie marquee
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Poster for "The China Syndrome" seen in movie theater lobby.
The Golden Girls: Questions and Answers (1992) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
Jurassic Park (1993)
The close up of Goddell's vibrating coffee cup is replicated with two glasses of water when the T-Rex approaches.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996) (Video Game)
Saturday Night Live: Mike Myers/Aerosmith (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Sprockets
The Simpsons: The Trouble with Trillions (1998) (TV Episode)
Homer tells the FBI agents that Mr. Burns has kept him on at the plant despite his causing three meltdowns and "a China syndrome".
Money Never Sleeps (2000) (Video)
Mentioned by Oliver Stone.
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Beth mentions that the campers in one bunk want to watch the movie again
The Void (2001) (Video)
Referenced by name multiple times
Men in Black II (2002)
A poster for the movie is seen on Newton's bedroom wall.
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Biography: The Fondas (2004) (TV Episode)
Saturday Night Live: Megan Mullally/Clay Aiken (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by 'Sharon Stone'
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.18 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Jane Fonda Film Roles" category
The Simpsons: Marge's Son Poisoning (2005) (TV Episode)
Chinese shop is called "The China Syndrome"
Top Gear: Episode #7.6 (2005) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions Jack Lemmon being in it
The Simpsons: The Wettest Stories Ever Told (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) (TV Movie)
title listed under Jane Fonda's name
The King of Queens: China Syndrome, Parts 1 and 2 (2007) (TV Episode)
title reference
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Changing Sex Roles (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger refers to the film as depicting a woman taking charge


The Magnificent Marble Machine (1975) (TV Series)

Featured in 

The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #94 on the list.
The China Syndrome: A Fusion of Talent (2004) (Video)
clips shown
The China Syndrome: Creating a Controversy (2004) (Video)
clips shown
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.47 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Jane Fonda films

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones (1979) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in The Pepsi Syndrome

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