Rocky II (1979) Poster



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Rocky (1976)

Followed by 

Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Creed (2015)
Creed II (2018)

Edited into 

Rocky III (1982)
The fight with Apollo at the end of Rocky II is shown at the start of Rocky III
Rocky IV (1985)
Some short clips are shown during the montage of flashbacks when Rocky is driving the car
Rocky Balboa (2006)
clip of Rocky fighting Apollo Creed
5 Second Movies: Rocky (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip


Rocky Legends (2002) (Video Game)


Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
Rocky mentions Big Bird
The Muppet Show (1976) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Sono fotogenico (1980)
Antonio does an impression based on the second Rocky movie
La discoteca del amor (1980)
Poster can be seen on this film
Tanya's Island (1980)
Tanya wears a sweatshirt with Rocky II written on the front.
The Littlest Hobo: A Special Friend (1982) (TV Episode)
One of the criminals is wearing a Rocky 2 shirt.
Cheers: Give Me a Ring Sometime (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Norm.
Taxi: Elaine and the Monk (1982) (TV Episode)
Tony names his chinchilla this
Mr. Mom (1983)
At the Movies: The Man with Two Brains/Superman III/Trading Places/Psycho II (1983) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Gene Siskel in his review of "Psycho II" (1983).
At the Movies: The Secret of 'Star Wars' (1983) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Roger Ebert in a discussion of sequels.
Punky Brewster: Accidents Happen (1986) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
O Cinema Falado (1986)
mentioned by character
Spaceballs (1987)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
Rocky V (1990)
Stills from the movie are shown over the end credits
Siskel & Ebert: Rocky V/Child's Play 2/Home Alone/The Nasty Girl (1990) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel says that the second movie has the romance that the rest of the series afterward has lacked.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Home Improvement (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saved by the Bell: The College Years: Bedside Manner (1994) (TV Episode)
One of the films mentioned by Slater that is playing at the Sylvester Stallone film festival
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/The Pretenders (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Flintstone names skit
The Vicar of Dibley: The Arrival (1994) (TV Episode)
While listing things that came in fours, Geraldine notes that their were four Rocky movies, until they made Rocky V, which she thought was very bad.
The Simpsons: Lemon of Troy (1995) (TV Episode)
Bart mentions the film when working out the Roman numerals.
Coogan's Run: Thursday Night Fever (1995) (TV Episode)
Weird Science: Men in Tights (1996) (TV Episode)
Blitzkrieger refers to the film.
Lepa sela lepo gore (1996)
referenced by name
Puddle Cruiser (1996)
mentioned during the discussion on movie sequels
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Stallone yells his famous "Yo Adrian!" line
Up 'n' Under (1998)
Arthur tells the rest of the team that he loves the Rocky films, and that he's seen all of them.
WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1999) (TV Special)
the ending of the Last Man Standing match between Mankind and The Rock mirrors the ending of the movie
V.I.P.: Raging Val (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Nikki
Siskel & Ebert: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) (TV Episode)
Archive footage reference from 1983 episode of "At the Movies"
Sports Night: April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) (TV Episode)
Casey makes a list of his Top 10 movies.
Freaks and Geeks: Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers (2000) (TV Episode)
Coach Fredricks tells Bill that it is the greatest movie of all time.
Angel: Guise Will Be Guise (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorne: "You're Rocky. And Rocky II. And half of the one with Mr. T."
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Century of Black Cinema (2003) (Video)
Mentioned in film.
VeggieTales: Sumo of the Opera (2004) (Video)
The Italian Scallion and Apollo Gourd fall to the floor at the same time.
That '70s Show: Long Away (2005) (TV Episode)
Randy says that he and Donna went to watch the movie.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Lottery (2006) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Edge of Outside (2006)
mentioned by Darren Aronofsky
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Superstition (2006) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions Rocky defeating Apollo Creed in his class presentation
The Opponents (2006) (Video)
the film is discussed and used in clips
'Til Death: Fight Friend (2007) (TV Episode)
Cofeld and Eddie discuss Rocky I, II, and III.
The War at Home: It's Not Easy Being Green (2007) (TV Episode)
Dave tries to guess which movie the family is about to watch.
Lost: Tricia Tanaka Is Dead (2007) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #14.6 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Sylvester Stallone's interview.
Nostalgia Critic: The Wizard (2008) (TV Episode)
Mickey shouting "Now!" during the final video game match.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Duplicity/Knowing/I Love You, Man (2009) (TV Episode)
John adds 'Not any of the other Rockys...'
The Real Story: The Amityville Horror (2009) (TV Episode)
Movie marquee seen
Survivor: The First 27 Days (2009) (TV Episode)
Erik mentions the title and talks about the characters
20 to 1: Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a segment on Rocky.
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Jackass 3D (2010)
Bam calls his sucker-punching stunts "Rocky" and "Rocky 2"
The Office: China (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: The IBM Challenge: Day 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Actors Who Direct" category
Forget About It: Rocky (2011) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about it"
El sueño de Iván (2011)
Training taking a hen.
Mike & Molly: Molly Needs a Number (2011) (TV Episode)
when Christina suffers from the allergic shock, Carl says she looks like Apollo Creed at the end of Rocky II.
The Newsroom: The 112th Congress (2012) (TV Episode)
Reference is made to Rocky's trainer making him shift hands.
The Cinema Snob: Goldengirl (2012) (TV Episode)
"Hey, Bill Conti. Now I know how the movie ends: Sylvester Stallone's gonna win."
The Screenwriter (2012) (Short)
"Rocky Balboa fought...in Rocky Balboa. Well, Rocky first, then Rocky II, THEN Rocky Balboa came later, but that's not what we're talking about right now."
Shetland: Red Bones: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Tosh mentions the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.114 (2013) (TV Episode)
Dwayne Johnson says the film was one of his favorites when he was young
How I Met Your Mother: Bedtime Stories (2013) (TV Episode)
The bus passengers talk about the movie.
ABC News Nightline: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Cynthia mentions that Rocky spawned five sequels.
James & Mike Mondays: Rocky (PS2) (2014) (TV Episode)
James mentions that the Rocky & Apollo from this movie are playable in the Rocky PS2 game.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
on the list in Steve's notebook
James & Mike Mondays: Super Monkey Ball 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
James liked this sequel to the original the most.
Neighbours: Episode #1.6947 (2014) (TV Episode)
Brennan suggests watching all 6 Rocky Movies to Paige
Siblings: Intern School (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dan
Bloopers, Outtakes, and Stuff: The Screenwriter Part III (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Melissa & Joey: Thanks But No Thanks (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Marco.
The Jack and Triumph Show: Sorvino's Pants (2015) (TV Episode)
Triumph: "From Rocky 1 through horrible"
Blackcatloner: Let's Talk Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Sugggested as a recommendation in the Movie Madness article.
The Cinema Snob: Zombi 3 (2016) (TV Episode)
As a character chases a chicken: "You can train to fight Apollo Creed tomorrow. Today we fight zombies."
Drunk Fiction: Rocky (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned at the beginning and end
Honest Trailers: Captain America (1990) (2016) (TV Episode)
Cap's list
Blackcat Riffs: Are You Ready for Marriage? (2016) (TV Episode)
"So what are you doing for the next 40 or 50 years cause I hope you don't mind marrying me too much at the zoo, you know?"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 May 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 7 June 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Happy Birthday (2016)
In coversation
Kevin Can Wait: Kevin's Good Story (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The X Factor: Live Show 7: Movies Week (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dermot.
This Is Us: Pilgrim Rick (2016) (TV Episode)
Olivia mentions the movie by name.
Making 'The Undertaker' (2016) (Video)
Poster shown & discussed.


Rocky (1976)
the fight with Apollo from the end of Rocky is seen at the start of Rocky II

Featured in 

The Angry Video Game Nerd: Rocky (2006) (TV Episode)
Movie clips are used.
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
Brief clip
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"Hairy Chests" segment
Nostalgia Critic: Rocky IV (2010) (TV Episode)
clips are shown
The Real Rocky (2011) (TV Movie)
A clip is featured.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Lighters (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip used in review.
Anime Abandon: The Wings of Honneamise (2011) (TV Episode)
Sage compares the love interests' arc to Rocky and Adrien's, and plays Gonna Fly Now during a training montage
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)
Clips shown
Creed (2015)
The Rocky/Apollo title rematch is watched by Adonis
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Best Movie Sequels (2017) (TV Episode)
takes #10
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Worst Movie Sequels (2017) (TV Episode)
among GOOD sequels
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do So Many Sequels Suck? (2017) (TV Episode)
among sequels done right
Best of the Worst: The Last Vampire on Earth (2017) (TV Episode)
clip from the movie appears when Mike talks to Rich about what he thought of "Philadelphia bruises"

Spoofed in 

Rugrats: Chuckie's First Haircut/Cool Hand Angelica (1993) (TV Episode)
Angelica chases a Chicken at camp
WWF Slammy Awards 1997 (1997) (TV Special)
Mankind yells, "Yo Adrian! I did it!" after winning the "Loosest Screw" Award.
The Calcium Kid (2004)
Spoof of training scene from the beginning of Rocky II, same music playing when Jimmy is training with Stan
Family Guy: Baby, You Knock Me Out (2010) (TV Episode)
Peter, dressed exactly like Mickey Goldmill, has Lois chase Brian around a closed-in vacant lot.
Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights: Episode #1.3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
The Knight Jerks Trilogy (2010) (Video)
During a training montage, Knight Jerk 1 repeatedly yells "Schroyer!", spoofing the scene when Rocky yells "Creed!" at the end of the training montage.
This Morning: Episode dated 7 July 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
Alison Hammond spoofs the Rocky II training montage.

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