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Rocky III (1982) Poster

(1982)

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Follows 

Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)

Followed by 

Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Creed (2015)

Remade as 

Rocky 3 in the Playroom (2012) (Video)
Spoof remake.

Edited from 

Rocky II (1979)
The fight with Apollo at the end of Rocky II is shown at the start of Rocky III

Edited into 

Rocky IV (1985)
The fight with Clubber Lang from the end of Rocky III is shown at the start of Rocky IV
Rocky Balboa (2006)
clip of Rocky fighting Clubber Lang
5 Second Movies: Rocky (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip

Spin-off 

Rocky Legends (2002) (Video Game)

References 

The Muppet Show (1976) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Taxi: Elaine and the Monk (1982) (TV Episode)
Tony names his chinchilla this
Bad Boys (1983)
Picture of Rocky Vs. Hulk Hogan in Lofgren's cell
Trading Places (1983)
Rocky's statue seen
Risky Business (1983)
poster in record store
Mr. Mom (1983)
At the Movies: The Secret of 'Star Wars' (1983) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Roger Ebert in a discussion of sequels.
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T (1984) (TV Special)
Title referenced by several of the roasters
Bedroom Eyes (1984)
When Harry is jogging, he puts his arms in the air like Rocky, proclaiming "eye of the tiger!"
Maid in Manhattan (1984)
Trying to impress Brooke, Mark claims to have worked out with Sly Stallone. "It was before he shot Rocky III", he says.
Bad Girls Dormitory (1986)
A poster is displayed in front of a theater.
Punky Brewster: Accidents Happen (1986) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
Memories of Videodisc (1986) (Video)
Spaceballs (1987)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
Aenigma (1987)
Movie poster on wall of Virginia's bedroom.
Last Man Standing (1987)
Poster seen at gym.
Remote Control (1988)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Hey Hey, It's Saturday: Episode dated 28 June 1988 (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Daryl.
Rocky V (1990)
Stills from the movie are shown over the end credits
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.16 (1991) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Clive Anderson
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Clubber Lang? These are fictional characters you're talking about."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow, Joel, and Tom hum part of "Eye of the Tiger."
The Simpsons: Brother from the Same Planet (1993) (TV Episode)
Bart tells himself "Eye of the Tiger" while playing soccer. It is a quick reference to what Rocky Balboa tells himself in Rocky III (1982).
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom sings "Eye of the Tiger."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: (singing) It's the eye of the tiger...
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
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Barnes looking at his statue same as Rocky did
Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/The Pretenders (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Flintstone names skit
The Simpsons: Lisa on Ice (1994) (TV Episode)
Homer says, "Eye of the tiger!"
Heavy Weights (1995)
Tim encourages the training campers by saying, "Eye of the tiger!"
Step by Step: Head of the Class (1995) (TV Episode)
Cody mentions Rocky going against Mr. T
Game On: Big Wednesday (1995) (TV Episode)
"Eye of the Tiger" in connection with boxing
The Weinerville Chanukah Special (1995) (TV Movie)
Meat Aisle Man says "Eye of the Tiger" while Socko kicks the stick of salome.
Friends: The One with the Prom Video (1996) (TV Episode)
Quoted by character
Married with Children: Breaking Up Is Easy to Do: Part 1 (1997) (TV Episode)
'Eye of the Tiger' is played during Kelly's training montage and during her boxing match.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jack Frost (1997) (TV Episode)
"Eye of the Tiger" mentioned
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time Chasers (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom sings "Eye of the Tiger."
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.
WCW Monday Nitro: Episode #3.22 (1998) (TV Episode)
Sign in crowd: "Thunderlips is here."
Dirty Work (1998)
Snake Eyes (1998)
B.U.S.T.E.D (1999)
mentioned in dialogue
V.I.P.: Raging Val (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Val
Siskel & Ebert: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ebert in an archived discussion of sequels
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
Clubber Lang mentioned
Sports Night: April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) (TV Episode)
Casey makes a list of his Top 10 movies.
Chicken Run (2000)
When Ginger sees Rocky jumping his bike over the fence at the end of the movie, she calls out his name in slow motion, in the same way that Adrian does in "Rocky III".
Angel: Guise Will Be Guise (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorne: "You're Rocky. And Rocky II. And half of the one with Mr. T."
The Fluffer (2001)
porn title: Cocky III
The Animal (2001)
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
Eye of the Tiger is played when Archie and Dr.Dolittle are jogging.
Undergrads: Rivalries (2001) (TV Episode)
Gimpy thinks he's quoting a line from this movie, until Nitz corrects him
The Master of Disguise (2002)
"Eye of the Tiger" is heard as Pistachio prepares to fight Jennifer's boyfriend.
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Malcolm in the Middle: Hal's Friend (2003) (TV Episode)
Larry says, "Eye of the tiger!"
Gilmore Girls: Those Are Strings, Pinocchio (2003) (TV Episode)
Richard says that Rory has the "eye of the tiger."
Caffeine Headache (2003) (Short)
Just Shoot Me!: For the Last Time, I Do (2003) (TV Episode)
Dennis plays Eye of the Tiger on flute.
The Rundown (2003)
Lines: 'I'm gonna bust you up' 'Go for it'
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection (2003) (Video)
Flair derisively calls Hulk Hogan "Thunderlips" during an interview in 1991.
South Park: All About Mormons (2003) (TV Episode)
Stan's mom calls his dad "Clubber Lang", who is Mr. T's character in Rocky III
The Simpsons: The Fat and the Furriest (2003) (TV Episode)
"Eye of the Tiger" plays as Homer builds the Bear Buster 5000.
Malcolm in the Middle: Reese's Apartment (2004) (TV Episode)
Ira talks about "Rocky III" in his essay.
VeggieTales: Sumo of the Opera (2004) (Video)
The Italian Scallion's sparring partner is modeled after Mister T.
Balto III: Wings of Change (2004) (Video)
The scene where Balto and Kodi are running on the beach, and Kodi finally runs past him in the last scene.
Y tu toaster también (2005) (Short)
Music
Robots (2005)
Eye of the Tiger "upgrades" sequence.
Mola ser malo (2005) (Short)
A poster of this film can be seen
Entourage: I Love You Too (2005) (TV Episode)
"eye of the tiger"
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Food Stamps (2005) (TV Episode)
Julius suggests taking the family to the movie
Howard Stern on Demand: Best of 03/13-03/17, 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Hulk Hogan mentions he was in the movie
Asterix and the Vikings (2006)
"Eye of the Tigger" during the training scene
Bring Back... The A-Team (2006) (TV Movie)
People talk about Mr. T staring in this film.
Edge of Outside (2006)
mentioned by Darren Aronofsky
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
Vaughn encourages Matt to introduce himself to Jenny on the subway by saying, "Eye of the tiger!"
The Tripper (2006)
Mr. T as Clubber Lang is mentioned in conversation in the van.
Veronica Mars: Hi, Infidelity (2006) (TV Episode)
Veronica tells Wallace "You're Rocky. Mechanical engineering is Mr. T. "Eye of the Tiger" is playing.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Superstition (2006) (TV Episode)
Julius asks Chris if he thought Rocky was lucky to defeat Mr. T
The Opponents (2006) (Video)
the film is discussed and used in clips
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology (2006) (Video)
Hogan says he got fired from the WWF by Vince McMahon Sr. for working on the movie
'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.
Epic Movie (2007)
during the training montage, "Eye of the Tiger" plays
Lost: Tricia Tanaka Is Dead (2007) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Shouf shouf!: Robbie's Ramadan (2007) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
Eye of the Tiger is played during Steve's training.
Persepolis (2007)
Protagonist sings "Eye of the tiger" in a faux training sequence
Psych: Zero to Murder in Sixty Seconds (2007) (TV Episode)
"Eye of the Tiger" plays as Shawn and Gus race their bicycles.
Saturday Night Live: Jon Bon Jovi/Foo Fighters (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by 'Dane Cook'
Fred Claus (2007)
Mentioned by Frank Stallone at the Siblings Anonymous group meeting
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
References to the first four films in the series
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #14.6 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Sylvester Stallone's interview.
Witless Protection (2008)
as Larry trains, "Eye of the Tiger" plays
Superhero Movie (2008)
during the training montage, "Eye of the Tiger" plays
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Double Vision: Part 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nerd mentions that the movie was new at the time the Colecovision version of Rocky was released.
Scrubs: My Manhood (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Ninth-Grade Dance (2008) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Supernatural: No Rest for the Wicked (2008) (TV Episode)
Sam's "Eye of the Tiger" comment
Nostalgia Critic: 90's Sports Montage (2008) (TV Episode)
A montage begins with NC going through his daily routine, to Eye of the Tiger
The Rocker (2008)
Fish says "Eye of the tiger" to motivate himself
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Samson & Delilah (2008) (TV Episode)
When Cameron walks by a store window, a picture of Stallone from the poster for this movie is seen.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.13 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $500 question
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the English Teacher (2008) (TV Episode)
Ms. Rivera and Chris discuss the movie
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Big Bird (2008) (TV Episode)
Chris says his favorite character from the "Rocky" movies was Clubber Lang
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Sensei (2008) (TV Episode)
As Casey faces off against his sensei, Chuck yells out, "Eye of the tiger!"
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Freeze frame of Cleon hitting Guy similar to ending of Rocky III when Rocky and Apollo are sparring
Women in Trouble (2009)
mentioned in dialogue
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Duplicity/Knowing/I Love You, Man (2009) (TV Episode)
John adds 'Not any of the other Rockys...'
Saturday Night Live: Zac Efron/Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jon Bovi, who proceed to sing their opposite version of 'Eye of the Tiger'
Come Dine with Me: Dundee: Tara (2009) (TV Episode)
The song "Eye of the Tiger" is played as Tara calls herself Rocky.
The Simpsons: Homer the Whopper (2009) (TV Episode)
Lyle plays "Eye of the Tiger" to inspire Homer to train.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy (imitating Mr. T): "I pity the fool..."
Saturday Night Live: Taylor Lautner/Bon Jovi (2009) (TV Episode)
"Eye of the Tiger" is sung during PGA Tour message
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Pink Slip (2010) (TV Episode)
The sparing match is a direct parody of Rocky III (1982). The music, the glove colors and the freeze frame at the end of both characters punching are the same. Even the way the characters dance around the ring mirrors Rocky and Apollo's sparing match.
The Cinema Snob: Nudist Colony of the Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob says if the Bible had the Rocky movies in it, he'd "be at my local church listening to Monsenignor T"
10 Things I Hate About You: Don't Trust Me (2010) (TV Episode)
To Cameron's concern about being "Mr. Dependable", Kat replies that there's also Mr. T: "I pity the fool who forgets him."
Unitards (2010)
The Unitards perform a dance to "Eye of the Tiger."
American Dad!: Cops & Roger (2010) (TV Episode)
Roger and Sam running on the beach is a reference to one of Apollo Creed and Rocky's training scenes.
Modern Family: Hawaii (2010) (TV Episode)
"Eye of the tiger"
20 to 1: Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a segment on Rocky.
The Boondocks: Pause (2010) (TV Episode)
Granddad is shown auditioning for the film
Psych: Viagra Falls (2010) (TV Episode)
After they mention a few boxing metaphors, Shawn tells Gus to "ring the bell," and he says "ding, ding" in the same manner as Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in the final scene of "Rocky III" while preparing to fight Rocky, and then Gus looks directly at Boone (also played by Carl Weathers).
Battle of the Blades: Episode #2.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Eye of the Tiger song used in a performance, Ron MacLean uses a 'rocky' pun.
Jeopardy!: Episode #27.68 (2010) (TV Episode)
Anthony Flores mentions hearing his neighbors play the film's theme song "Eye of the Tiger"
The Knight Jerks Trilogy (2010) (Video)
The Knight Jerks rent the VHS to get "pumped up" before their first fight with Schroyer.
Jeopardy!: The IBM Challenge: Day 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Actors Who Direct" category
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
"eye of the tiger"
Suits: Tricks of the Trade (2011) (TV Episode)
Mike compares Harvey's victory to Rocky and Mr. T.
Forget About It: Rocky (2011) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about it"
The Hunt for the House on Cuckoo Lane (2011) (Short)
Poster Shown
This Changed Earth (2011) (Video)
Poster shown
Breaking Bad: Bug (2011) (TV Episode)
Hank mentions Rocky, and hums "Eye of the Tiger".
Vital Signs (2011)
referenced by Matt
Justified: The Devil You Know (2012) (TV Episode)
Devil is called "Eye of the Tiger"
Our Children (2012)
When Jade breaks video tape, one of the VHS boxes near her contains Rocky III.
Warehouse 13: Second Chance (2012) (TV Episode)
Pete paraphrases Clubber Lang's interview: Interviewer: What's your prediction for the fight? Clubber Lang: My prediction? Interviewer: Yes, your prediction. [Clubber looks into camera] Clubber Lang: Pain!
Southland: Heat (2013) (TV Episode)
"Eye of the tiger" mentioned
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
Himmatwala (2013)
Poster of Rocky III is seen during a fight scene
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 May 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Greenberg says "like Clubber Lang in Rocky III"
DVD-R Hell: Gary Coleman: For Safety's Sake (2013) (TV Episode)
"I know I sure did. I went and picked a fight with the biggest Italian boxer I could find."
Hot Package: Drugs (2013) (TV Episode)
The movie poster can be seen during a film clip of Jackie Stallone.
El Derechazo (2013)
Bruno describes the plot.
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.
Raising Hope: Hot Dish (2014) (TV Episode)
While at Howdy's Market, Barney mentions this movie to Virginia Chance
James & Mike Mondays: Rocky (PS2) (2014) (TV Episode)
James mentions that Clubber Lang is playable in the Rocky PS2 game.
Supernatural: Sharp Teeth (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
The Cinema Snob: Fatal Games (2014) (TV Episode)
"There's a reason Stallone didn't combine D-Tox and Rocky III."
Toy Hunter: Taboo Toys (2014) (TV Episode)
Taboo buys some Rocky III action figures.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Falcon and Rumlow punch each other at the same time like Rocky and Apollo.
Rio 2 (2014)
During his performance, Nigel says "I'm a Survivor, I've got the eye of the tiger."
The Neighbors: Close Encounters of the Bird Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
Oscar mentions the Rocky movies; "Eye of the Tiger" plays.
Mommy (2014)
In the diner scene, Paul says he loves Eye of the Tiger and has seen the movie (implying Rocky III) several times.
Wimbledon: 2014: Day 13, Part 2 - Men's Singles Final (2014) (TV Episode)
"Eye of the Tiger" is played over the end credits.
Wimbledon: 2014: Day 13, Part 3 - Mixed Doubles Final (2014) (TV Episode)
"Eye of the Tiger" is played over the end credits.
Today at Wimbledon: 2014: Day 13 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Eye of the Tiger" is played over the end credits.
Neighbours: Episode #1.6947 (2014) (TV Episode)
Brennan suggests watching all 6 Rocky Movies to Paige
The House on Cuckoo Lane (2014)
Poster shown
Big Hero 6 (2014)
"Eye of the Tiger" plays during a "training" montage.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 13 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mr.T's answer "Pain" is mentioned
Selfie: Stick in the Mud (2014) (TV Episode)
Freddy: "Maybe we should bury the hatchet... like in 'Rocky III'."
Cougar Town: Full Grown Boy (2015) (TV Episode)
"I pity the fool"
American Dad!: My Affair Lady (2015) (TV Episode)
"I pity the fool"
Atop the Fourth Wall: Mr. T and the T-Force #3 (2015) (TV Episode)
"My other name is Clubber Lang. My prediction for you: is pain."
The Jack and Triumph Show: Sorvino's Pants (TV Episode)
Triumph: "From Rocky 1 through horrible"

Features 

Super Star Battle (1979) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Magical Spot II (1980) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Space Encounters (1980) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Star Castle (1980) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Crazy Climber (1980) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film

Featured in 

A Family Thing (1996)
Ray and Earl are watching this movie in Ray's living room.
I Love the '80s: 1982 (2002) (TV Episode)
Footage from this movie was edited into this mini-series
Century of Black Cinema (2003) (Video)
Clips shown.
Bring Back... The A-Team (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Rocky (2006) (TV Episode)
Movie clips are used.
20 to 1: Movie Saints and Sinners (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Clubber Lang.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Mr T and the T-Force #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mr. T vs. Rocky Balboa
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips are played.
Nostalgia Critic: Rocky IV (2010) (TV Episode)
clips are shown
The Real Rocky (2011) (TV Movie)
A clip is featured.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The A-Team #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
mention's Mr. T's first major role as Clubber Lang

Spoofed in 

Futurama: Raging Bender (2000) (TV Episode)
The iconic shot of Rocky being hit in the face in slow motion is spoofed with Bender.
Ready to Rumble (2000)
champion must regain title after losing it due to complancy
Tucker: Everybody Dance Now (2000) (TV Episode)
"Eye of the Tiger" plays when Tucker and Leon are training on the dance machine and later when Jimmy plays on it.
Confessions of an Action Star (2005)
Scene of Rocky and Apollo running on beach is spoofed.
South Park: The Losing Edge (2005) (TV Episode)
the scene where randy tells sharron that he's not going to go to the game is almost an exact mirror of a similar scene from Rocky III where rocky tells adrian he's afraid of Mr. T
Family Guy: The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire (2005) (TV Episode)
Cleveland and Quagmire re-enact boxing match that ended Rocky III
Where's Waldo: The Second Coming (2007)
The training montage is heavily influenced by Rocky and Apollo creed's workout regime. Even the final frolic in ankle deep water is included.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: El día de los muertos estupidos/Heartburn (2007) (TV Episode)
Grim sings along to a parody of "Eye of the Tiger"
The Big Bang Theory: The Pirate Solution (2009) (TV Episode)
"Eye Of The Tiger" is played while Sheldon and Raj are working.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Pink Slip (2010) (TV Episode)
As Chuck and Casey start sparring at the end, the last frame is exactly like Rocky and Apollo Creed's match at the end of Rocky III.
Gaturro (2010)
Spoof poster shown.
Family Guy: Baby, You Knock Me Out (2010) (TV Episode)
Second half of the episode is a parody.
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)
An "Eye of the Tiger"-like song plays during Tim and Eric's fight.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Putting Your Hoof Down (2012) (TV Episode)
When Iron Will appears at the beginning of his assertiveness workshop, the background music is Eye of the Tiger by Survivor and later Iron Will ses a variation of the phrase "I pity the fool".

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