When Tangina is first introduced, Steve says "So, what side of the rainbow are we working tonight?", which is a reference to both the Munchkins and the song "Over The Rainbow".
Jobeth Williams' line in the movie "Mmm, smell the Mimosa" was a tribute to the movie "The Uninvited", a 1949 ghost story that was a favorite of Steven Spielberg's. In "The Uninvited", the characters knew a ghost was in the room whenever they smelled Mimosa, hence the reference that Spielberg gave to Jobeth to say.
Blonde little girl disappears into an alternate dimension inside her house, parents hear her cries echoeing through the house, but from this alt dimension
Steve asks that the jewelry that fell through the ceiling not be shown on 60 minutes.
Ernie and Bert poster is in Robbie's room
In the end of the movie, when the family is moving, the father is walking with a box in his hands, stumbles upon a child's bicycle and says, "That thing almost killed me!" Damien from the Omen (1976) rode a tricycle which he used to hit her mother - thus almost killing her.
The dog is named E. Buzz, after Dan Aykroyd's E. Buzz Miller character, who debuted on this episode.
Diane calls a pool worker stealing food "Bluto"
Poster is in Rob's room.
Diane asks that the jewelry that fell through the ceiling not be shown on That's Incredible.
A Tauntaun toy can be seen in Carol Anne and Robbie's room.
Carol Anne wakes up at 2:37 and meets the ghosts, referencing Room 237 from The Shining
posessed tree coming to life and attacking person through vines! (although released in 82, Evil Dead was finished in 1979)
Characters being pulled through a wall
Mentioned during the monologue
references the movie in a joke
Mike says he's taking Angela to see this movie
line of dialogue
Roger Ebert mentions the film in the "x-ray" segment.
Ghost in TV and child taken by spirits
Pearl mentions it
Dick compares a scene from this film to a kiss.
JoBeth Williams discusses the difficulty of shooting the swimming pool sequence
When they first see the spaceship, Wolfgang says. "They're he-ere!"
John Beuchler said that Wendy-Anne's name was based on Carol Anne from Poltergiest
The radio station signs off with "The Star Spangled Banner" just like the TV station does. In both movies its played right before the "bad things" happen.
When the power goes out, Gonzo says "theeeey're here!"
Carla mentions, she saw Poltergeist
"They're here!" line immitated.
Ogre says, "they're heeeere" when the nerds arrive at the airport
Dorothy, when the troop returns: "Now I know how that family in Poltergeist felt!"
Balki says, "He's heere", in a way reminiscent of Heather O'Rourke's famous line in the movie.
Verbal reference by Janine
Kimmy says that Stephanie looks like the girl from Poltergeist.
Video case is shown in a video store.
A still photo is shown.
Cindy says "we're here!" with the same tone and inflection as Carol Anne's famous line of dialogue.
The famous television scene is referenced.
Andy's sister are transported into the TV.
Joel (as Carol Ann): "They're here!"
The film is quoted
Title is a reference and Beano Froelich says, "kind of a poultrygeist," about Madame Claire Voyant removing a ghost from a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant.
Chris says "they're here!" in the same manner as Carol Anne
Michael Eisner says: "They're Here", just like Carol Anne did in the movie.
As David Labraccio (Kevin Bacon) is about to be "killed," he says to Nelson (Keifer Sutherland,) "Nelson, don't let go of the rope." In Poltergeist, Craig T. Nelson's character is admonished not to let go of the rope while his wife passes into the spirit world.
Possessed Nancy quotes Carol Anne's line "They're here".
The Simpsons' "Bad Dream House," like the Freeling's home, was built on an Indian burial ground and also implodes in the same manner.
Video case is shown in a video store.
During the fire at the psychic fair, you can just hear someone yelling "Carol Anne" a few times.
Hilary: "They're here"
According to the hint book that Roger can buy at Software Excess, the third and fourth answers to the question "I'm in a long tunnel with a light visible at the far end. What should I do?" are "Haven't you ever seen POLTERGEIST?" and "Go into the light, Carol Ann!".
Mentioned during the stand-up comedy routine
Scully references the famous line "They're here." when Mulder speaks of poltergeists.
Ace's line: "I have exorcised the demon. This house is clear."
Pamela Hayden is credited as "Pamela 'Poltergeist' Hayden."
When C.C. makes a noise while hiding in the closet, Fran tries to explain it away to Mr. Haste by saying, "Poltergeist.. I got the apartment really cheap, but I can't watch TV".
Skippy, using the same inflection as Carol Anne, says, "They're here!"
Bart tries to save Homer trapped in the other world, by running into a door full of light with a rope tied around his waist
When Yakko, Wakko, and Dot beam aboard the ship, they say (with the same inflection as Carol Anne), "We're here!"
'They're Here' reference.
ghost moves around objects in the house the same way
a missing daughter "trapped" inside the house and a seance used to talk to her
Flabber - "They're here!"
Phoebe mentions the film.
Mentioned by Lizzie in the intro.
The skeptical husband says that his TV hasn't turned into a portal to hell just yet.
Gary refers to the film.
In "Filet of Soul," Dee Dee is trapped in another dimension, just like Carol Anne in "Poltergeist."
Emma Bunton is shown in a bedroom dressed in white pyjamas while objects float around her on their own.
Gex's catchphrase in the horror level: "Excuse me! Has anybody seen Carol Anne?"
The author of the source material has always credited this film as his inspiration for the story as it is his favorite horror film.
They declare that the spirit is a poltergeist. Xander also says, "Fill me in then, 'cause I've read the book, seen the movie and I'm still fuzzy about what's going on."
When the pet store owner opens the "Employees Only" door revealing a portal to the doppelganger Cartman's world.
Upon finishing the "ghost" quest in the den the player character will say "this house is clean"
Jon Bruno is introduced as art director on Poltergeist
"This house is clean."
Dr. Malcolm White says, "They're heeeere!"
Xander says, "This house is clean."
Title of this film appears on screen.
Comparing "monster" 100-year old maple tree to the one "last seen punching through that kid's window in 'Poltergeist'."
Luigi's vacuum cleaner is a joke reference to this title.
Logan says one of the psychcic kids would have "went all Poltergeist"
During a flashback scene, when the aliens invade the lower sector of the base, a woman says, "They're here," in a tone similar to Heather O'Rourke's.
After expelling Kenny's spirit from Cartman, Chef's Ma says the line "This child is clean" in the same manner as Tangina (Zelda Rubinstein) says "This house is clean" in Poltergeist.
The "Step into the light" line is repeated.
Cole says "Don't go into the light" in mock-fashion.
In the remastered version, an achievement (called "This House is Clean") references this film.
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Poltergeist is mentioned in this episode.
Leeza Gibbons says: "They're back!"
Mentioned during the monologue and in Spy Glass
The title is visible on a magazine cover.
Quoted by Bob
with the chair-stacking scene
same TV and girl
Stan refers to "the girl of Poltergeist that now should be 16".
Poster is shown.
When Dean and Sam are talking with Jerry Panowski about a possible poltergeist, a co-worker walks by and says: " Poltergeist? I love that movie!"
Dean says the psychic who helps them fight a poltergeist "did her Zelda Rubinstein thing."
Luisma says "Go into the light, Carol Anne" pretending to be possessed during the ouija board session
Both the words and the way Toyman speaks them are virtually identical to the phrase spoken by Carol Ann in the Poltergeist films: "They're he-e-re."
Dr. Orpheus drops out of the ceiling, covered in pink goo, in much the same way as characters exit the "other side" in Poltergeist.
correct response in "Movie Catch Phrases" category
correct response in "Graveyard Shift" category
When Shawn is trying to remember where he got the idea of how to trick Gus when they were kids, he says he may have gotten it from Poltergeist.
The scene in which Francine discovers the food in the pool references the scene in the film in which JoBeth Williams discovers that the new pool is full of corpses.
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Dick says "They're heeere." when the feminists arrive, similar to how Carol Ann, the little girl in Poltergeist, says the same line in response to the spirits arriving.
Cartman makes the little person say "Carol Anne, don't go into the light".
Title of movie seen in videostore towards the end of the movie.
In the beginning, when the man is talking on the radio, he says "what's he expecting to find down here? Ghosts of old miners?" Followed by "They're here!" which is reminiscent of Heather O'Rourke's infamous line.
line: "Celeste thought it was poltergeists, you know, like the movie."
The underground skeletal remains surfacing out of the muddy water is an homage to 1982's "Poltergeist"
Dean talks of how in poltergeist (1982) they used real bones on set
Host Josh Gates mentions his love of the film while talking about ghosts
Mentioned by Astropia employee to a boy
Mentioned by crew member as a favorite horror film.
James Karen's role in this film mentioned.
Zack lures a guest away from the St. Mark's with stories of "TV sets coming to life" and "trees eating children."
"Cross over children. Step into the light."
A Swat member says "We're chasing some goddamn Poltergeist!"
"They're heeeere" said the same way
Charlie mentions it in dialogue
Mentioned in dialogue
"This house is clean"
When he sees that his house is haunted, Strong Bad refuses to use his computer, saying that he might "get sucked into the screen or something"
Ace: "The house is clean"
Listed as containing a Wilhelm Scream.
The heroine of the movie is trapped in a muddy pool as a decomposing body bobs around her in the water, seemingly attacking her.
Sheldon says "They're here" in the same tone of voice as Carol in the movie.
Ellen says The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) takes a little bit of Poltergeist
A man says this movie scared him as a child.
Poster shown when Hewy discusses horror movies with PG ratings
Poltergeist/ghost-type activity in the episode, Dreckmeier says the "They're here" line in a similar fashion to the movie quote
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.
DVD is shown in a video store.
Stewart says that he has not watched TV since he saw "Poltergeist."
One of the posters of Tobe Hooper's previous films was shown.
Subject of a $10,000 question
Dean calls Castiel "Carol Anne"
Cynthia Weaver states that she sometimes speaks to Thomas Zane through the TV, much like Carol Freeling did in the film. One of the achievements of the game, "They're heeeeeere!", is titled after a line from the movie.
After the latest events, one student says to another one that some house may be built on an old Indian cemetary, like in "Poltergeist".
Claudia says, "This house is clean."
It is mentioned in a newspaper article. Also, poster is shown.
correct response in "The Trees Were Angry That Day, My Friends" category
The line "They're here".
mentioned by Aidan
mentioned by Dean
In "Run, Candace, Run", Dr. Doofenshmirtz attempts to wards off a potential buyer of his apartment by saying it was built on an Indian burial ground, which was the main cause of the hauntings of the house in this film
Upon being told that the harvest festival is set up on a Wamapoke burial site, Perd says that it is "much like the house in the movie 'Poltergeist.'"
Christy describes "Insidious" as a remake of the film
The evil clown doll was inspired by the clown doll in Poltergeist
comented and poster shown
mentioned in dialogue
One of the films spoken about by Garris
Reardon talks about this as part of the featurette
Terry mentions the movie
Castles states the movies famous line "they're here"
Katie's dad says she is like "Carol-Anne" because she can connect with poltergeists
Castle quotes the film's "They're here." tagline when reviewing video footage with Beckett and Ryan, which becomes white noise.
"They moved the headstones, but not the graves"!
Barry explains to the ghost that he has the right to haunt the house because the house is built over a graveyard with all of the tomb stones removed.
Little girl saying "they're here"
mentioned in dialogue
"It's giving us a Poltergeist reference."
The chairs inside Lassiter's condo are mysteriously stacked on top of each other in the same manner as the chairs in the Freelings' house in "Poltergeist."
Corri asks the landlord if there is an Indian burial ground underneath the apartment they are renting.
"Not sure if Poltergeist needed this extra prologue..."
Craig mentions the film
In "The Greatest Story Ever Holed," the Simpsons' home implodes in the same manner as the Freelings' home in "Poltergeist."
"Dam Poltergeist, yeah I know you're here!"
the film of this episode's topic.
Wade mentions "the poltergeist from 'Poltergeist'."
what Tobe Hooper went on to direct
Poster displayed outside movie theatre with showtimes listed on the marquee
In the opening cut-scene, a sleeping Luigi is awoken by the sound of his static-filled TV, which he crawls toward.
A mission is titled "They're Hee-ere".
Close-up of a television showing static.
"Why do I get the feeling this is going to be what the remake of Poltergeist is gonna be like?"
Guest in the fourth floor's room 3 -"They're here!"
Mentioned and poster shown in "Showreel News"
"It's got all the trappings of Poltergeist..."
Film is mentioned by Liz Lucky
Adam watches Poltergeist at the theater with Pops.
Mentioned in dialogue.
"He moved the tombstones, but he didn't move the graves?!"
Mentioned in dialogue
Resemblance: Paranormal forces create a portal to another dimensional realm inside a girl's closet, into which a tethered hero must enter to retrieve her.
"You mean he's not the old woman from Poltergeist?"
RuPaul's "They're queer!" line references the famous "They're here!" line from the film.
Burt says, "That's like that movie 'Poltergeist.'"
Discussed film of the episode
Carol Anne mentioned
Narrator claims that the events of the "noisy poltergeist" segment inspired the movie
Malice Valeria makes her way through the living room of sleeping boys, illuminated by the glow of a television stuck on a static like in the classic horror film, POLTERGEIST
"This house is clean"
Sally throws out the gnomes and says "This house ... is clean."
According to Pete, the artifact has made the house has go "Poltergeist"
Mentioned during Eric McCormack's segment.
The voice of the child is a reference to this film.
"Walk into the light, Carol Ann"
Mentioned by Brad
In his opening monologue, Jimmy compares Senator Barbara Mikulski to Tangina Barrons
A haunted looking television is seen. This is a reference to this film.
Graham says his studio was built on an old Indian burial ground
"Come into the light, Carol Anne"
Ravon tells that the public is saying that it's a Poltergeist who starts these random fires
Seann William Scott refers to the raw steak scene
Brian Firkus reads Joshua Eads-Brown, "girl, did you ever save Carol Ann from the tv?"
Seth and Josh Hartnett recall seeing the film for the first time
Jimmy and Sam Rockwell talk about the previous version of Rockwell's new movie
compared to the remake
Nick jokes that his and Nay's potential new home could be built on a secret burial ground.
"...and they're about to go after Carol Anne."
Ryan mentions film by name.
title is mentioned
Ryan mentions film by name.
"The ghosts are really coming up with more elaborate and bloody ways of taunting Carol Anne."
Mentioned by Noel Fielding
Appears in the movie listings in Adam's newspaper.
Mentioned by name when characters discuss rearranging furniture like in the movie.
Leonard mentions the movie by name.
mentioned by name
"...she needs to finish her role as Carol Anne from Poltergeist."
Mentioned in dialogue
In a flashback scene, Joyce shows Will a pair of tickets she's bought for them to see this film.
Poster seen on video store wall.
Little girl says "They're here."
title is mentioned
Judith says she has watched this movie too many times.
Lina has a nightmare sequence where her mouth gets stitched with her own skin inside a bathroom, similar to the latter film's bathroom hallucination sequence.
The host Craig Allen compares himself to the girl in the movie.
The DVD for this film is shown on a record player cabinet.
"...like rip off Poltergeist, that monster."
Referenced by Jonah
Jonah: "You left the bodies, and you only moved the headstones! Why?!"
Mentioned by Pippa.
The child talks to the television in the same way.
mentioned by Mike Greenberg in discussion of horror movies
The bedroom scene references the film.
Polter-Mice Pest Control
The abandoned building that the ghost supposedly haunts is called Freeling Hall. This is a reference to the family from the Poltergeist, the Freeling's.
It is being played on TV when Carol Anne is asked to change the channel
On TV during breakfast
The documentary takes us behind the scenes and focuses on how the special effects were made.
Footage of this movie is shown.
A clip from the film is shown.
Footage from the movie is shown in conjunction with "making of" footage.
This film is #84 on the list.
Clips are shown.
Clips are shown.
Number 80 on the list
The quote "They're here!" is #69 on the list.
Foxy watches an animated version of the "They're here" scene from Poltergeist (1982).
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "They're heeere."
The Clown Doll is at spot number 2.
A scene from this film is featured duing the interview with Craig T. Nelson.
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Haunted House Real Estate segment
Screenplay Cliché segment.
clip shown during Horror montage
The Freeling house implodes after supposibly watching this movie
uses clips and examines the Herrmann case that some claim the movie is based on
Clips are shown.
The main characters names are Steve and Diane. The same as in the film Poltergeist.
Clip is presented
Clips shown while discussing the fear of clowns.
James compares Insidious to this movie
"Poltergeist is a family movie if you just use different terminology."
Clip of Dana screaming is included in the segment A Closer Look
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.
Some scenes parody 'Poltergeist'
Film's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title.
Rotten food item crawling across refrigerator in same manner as the possessed steak in Poltergeist
little girl says "They're queer."
Towards the end of the movie, we see Babs, Buster and Banjo the Woodpile Possum descending towards Acme Acres. Babs says "Head towards the light".
Title and plot spoof
ghost/kid in tv
Referring to the cyberdemon, Lisa says, "It's he-here!"
The scenes where the guys are spending their first night in Hell House there are a few Parodies of Poltergeist like Ray getting attacked by the clown doll, Shorty Getting attacked by the herb plant, and when Tori's Character is riding all over the ceiling and walls.
in Buffy, when The First Evil is haunting Dawn, it piles the chairs on the kitchen table, just like in Poltergeist
a Wall-Mart greeter says "all are welcome" like Tangina in this movie, also the way the Wall-Mart disappears is the same
A girl wakes up in the middle of the night while toys are moving and stares in front of the TV and utters something.
The stacking and moving chairs, tree attack, pool full of corpses, and "They moved the bodies, but they didn't move the headstones" spoof scenes from Poltergeist (1982).
Daisy Dog recreates scene with television shash and whispers
In 'Shiny Thing', Jake says the famous line "All are Welcome" while speaking to Adam.
large portions of movie are re-enacted/spoofed
Doctor Phillips, who specializes in spooky things, is a parody of the Tangina character from Poltergeist.
Alice declares that "this house is clean".
This movie is a spoof of Poltergeist but with gay characters
The boxes that rearrange themselves in the house
The episode is parody of the movie, and even Roger plays Zelda Rubenstein.