Urban Cowboy (1980) Poster



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Urban Cowboy (2016) (TV Movie)

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Referenced in 

I fichissimi (1981)
Romeo mentions 'Suburban Cowboy'
Three's Company: Urban Plowboy (1982) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Simpsons: Colonel Homer (1992) (TV Episode)
The Beer 'N' Brawl redneck bar is based on the bar in Urban Cowboy.
Designing Women: Of Human Bondage (1992) (TV Episode)
Mary Jo rides a mechanical bull and compares herself to Debra Winger's character.
L.A. Law: Bourbon Cowboy (1993) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: Urban Cowboobs.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino (1994) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned during interview.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places (1996) (TV Episode)
episode title based on movie song lyric
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Robbie Hart mentions that Vinnie Barbarino (John Travolta) was in "the mechanical bull movie."
Gilmore Girls: Teach Me Tonight (2002) (TV Episode)
Lorelai takes it off her list of possibilities for Movie in the Square Night.
The New Guy (2002)
Pulp Fiction: The Facts (2002) (Video)
The Guru (2002)
Gilmore Girls: Dear Emily and Richard (2003) (TV Episode)
It is among the DVDs that Lorelai buys for Emily.
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2003)
Seen on a theater marquee during the opening credits
2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) (TV Movie)
Silverman makes a joke about it
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Playboy (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Narrator
The Knights of Prosperity: Operation: Deliver the Case (2007) (TV Episode)
Someone says that something is like "Debra Winger on a bull."
Crap Shoot: The Documentary (2007)
Movie's earnings listed during mechanical bull ride at Gilly's.
Little Mosque on the Prairie: Colour Me Excited (2009) (TV Episode)
Sarah and Yasir discuss John Travolta movies, naming this one specifically.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.56 (2009) (TV Episode)
John Travolta says that he was working on the film when Robin Williams was working on "Mork & Mindy"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.159 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "John Travolta Films"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1976 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when discussing John Travolta.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.72 (2012) (TV Episode)
Sarah mentions the movie by name.
DVD-R Hell: Animalympics (2012) (TV Episode)
"I can't wait till the gator shos up as the Urban Cowboy."
Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Debra Winger talks about her campaigning for the role in the movie.
The Cinema Snob: Xanadu (2015) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions John Travolta turned down the role of Sonny to do this movie
The Cinema Snob: Independence Day (1983) (2016) (TV Episode)
Snob likens Independence Day 1983 to this film

Featured in 

I Love the '80s: 1980 (2002) (TV Episode)
Footage from this movie was edited into this mini-series
Famous: John Travolta (2007) (TV Episode)
Still photo
Californication: Lawyers, Guns and Money (2011) (TV Episode)

Spoofed in 

Urban Cowgirls (1982)
Film's title is a takeoff on the popular mainstream hit Urban Cowboy.
Saturday Night Live: Debra Winger/Eric Clapton (1990) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in 'Urban Toonces'
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (1999) (TV Special)
Spoofed in the "Urban Cowboy" segment
The New Guy (2002)
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Country 'n' western bar scene featuring a mechanical bull
This Ain't Urban Cowboy XXX (2011) (Video)
XXX parody
Achmed Saves America (2014) (Video)
Achmed's diary contains a drawing of his invented superhero cartoon character called "Turban Cowboy".

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