Flash Gordon (1980)
Advertised on a theater marquee.
Jason tells Eldred "Yeah, I like the movies, but. Good stuff like Star Wars and Flash Gordon."
Albert Au (aka Kodojak) wears an Emperor Ming costume during the ballet scene.
Title mentioned by Sybil Danning while introducing Ornella Muti
In both movies, a character goes through a brainwashing and avoids its effects by thinking of many different things, but for a while acts like he's brainwashed for real.
Dark Helmet's schwartz-ring that he uses to zap the spaceball in the groin with at the beginning of the movie is identical to the ring worn by Emperor Ming in Flash Gordon.
An LP of the soundtrack is proped up behind a record player in one scene.
Crow, Joel, and Tom sing the refrain from "Flash".
"Flash" is one of the nicknames Joe calls Jimmy. Flash Gordon was also a quarterback.
A poster of the 1980 movie can be seen in Chesterton's apartment.
Ted shows a picture of Emperor Ming from this movie and talks about him.
Ming features in one of the sketches.
Use of the Ming screen effect at the beginning and end of a communication.
Liz calls Shaun "Flash" when he comes to her rescue.
When Kim Jung-Il dies on the spike on the German's helmet, it is a recreation of Ming the Merciless dying on the spike at the nose of his ship.
"Call me Ming the Merciful"
The skaters skate to "Flash's Theme" in the big finale.
In "Space Program", Strong Bad's Space Captainface song is a reference to this movie's theme song
Tea: "Yugi, I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the earth!"
The Master's ring is picked up from the ashes of his funeral pyre by an unidentified hand and evil laughter is heard, similar to the final scene of Flash Gordon.
Sam Jones, who starred as Flash in the film, guest-stars in this episode.
In the sci-fi story, Nottingham is dressed similar to Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon.
A character exclaims "I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!"
Ira reference and sings a bar of "Flash's Theme" by Queen
The sound that is heard with the gleam of Gideon Graves ring is same as Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon.
Mentioned by Sonia Kruger in the green room after Rob Palmer and Alana Patience dance the Cha Cha.
Still frame in opening credits sequence.
Brian May's theme music is the subject of a $2,000 question
Megamind is impaled on the Metrotower spike, this references the end of Ming the Merciless who is impaled on a rocket nose cone.
Clive wears a Ming the Merciless shirt.
There is an achivement titled "Saviour of the Universe" part of "Flash's Theme" lyrics
Panda calls Gary Oldman's character "Flash Gordon"
John and Ted idolize Flash and in particular Sam Jones, it is their favourite movie, Ted and John can be seen watching it
A poster for this movie is on the wall during the W segment.
James comments that the movie was awesome.
Mentioned. Poster shown.
Mentioned during interview, at one point Brian Blessed does the famous "Gordon's alive!" quote.
One of the moves in Amir's dance is called "Flash Gordon"
Selina references Ming the Merciless' name.
All the sword designs are the same as in this 1980 cult film. Both films make use of 1980s music as well.
Mentioned in dialogue
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Alf says Jett will be in "More strife than Flash Gordon"
Mark Wahlberg refers to Sam J. Jones's role as Flash Gordon
This film is featured in this episode.
DVD release reviewed + footage used
the video "Flash" is the video of a song from the movie's soundtrack and in the video there are several minutes of segments from the movie are shown
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Film is reviewed in this episode
Ted and John watch the movie.
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk" + clip shown
movie is reviewed
One character is a parody of Ming the Merciless
Prince Vultan and a squadron of Hawkmen fend off the German fighters.
Emperor Zing's name is a pun on Emperor Ming from Flash Gordon.
Nuntuk and evil Unulaq in Varrick's movers resemble both Flash Gordon and Evil Emperor Ming.