The Outsiders (1983) Poster



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The Outsiders (1990) (TV Series)


Steamboat Willie (1928) (Short)
Two-Bit wears two Mickey Mouse T-shirts at different points.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Johnny reminds Ponyboy that the two of them once went to see Gone with the Wind (1939).
Of Mice and Men (1939)
Ponyboy (the smarter one) promises Johnny (the slower one) that things will be better in the country, and once they actually get to the country, there are several shots of rabbits. In Of Mice and Men, George (the smarter one) is always telling Lennie (the slower one) a story about how great things will be once they get out to a farm in the country and raise rabbits.
The Hustler (1961)
Ponyboy goes to see a double feature consisting of The Hustler (1961) and Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) at the cinema. Ponyboy later imitates Paul Newman.
Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)
Ponyboy goes to see a double feature consisting of The Hustler (1961) and Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) at the cinema.
Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Ponyboy, Johnny, Dally, Cherry, Two-Bit and Marcia attend a double feature consisting of Muscle Beach Party (1964) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) at the drive-in theatre.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Ponyboy, Johnny, Dally, Cherry, Two-Bit and Marcia attend a double feature consisting of Muscle Beach Party (1964) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) at the drive-in theatre.

Referenced in 

The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) (TV Special)
Splash (1984)
Title appears on cinema marquee
That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
the film features the Shepard brothers
Clownhouse (1989)
Poster is shown
Degrassi High: Little White Lies (1989) (TV Episode)
The front cover of Diana's edition of "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton refers to the film adaptation The Outsiders (1983).
Far Out Man (1990)
C. Thomas Howell says he played Ponyboy in "The Outsiders"
Roseanne: Good Girls, Bad Girls (1992) (TV Episode)
While stuck in a parking lot after a rock concert, Darlene refers to a boy trying to put his arm around her as "Ponyboy" from "The Outsiders".
There Was a Little Boy (1993) (TV Movie)
Saturday Night Live: Rob Lowe/Spice Girls (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Gilmore Girls: Rory's Dance (2000) (TV Episode)
Rory asks Dean if he's ever seen the movie and compares herself to Ponyboy.
Gilmore Girls: Like Mother, Like Daughter (2001) (TV Episode)
Rory says that Lorelai didn't expect her to become a "soc", what the popular kids were called in this film
Finding Nemo (2003)
Marlin says 'Don't tell me to stay calm, Ponyboy' to the seahorse father, in reference to the character Ponyboy in the book and movie 'The Outsiders'.
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
similar stand-off scene between gangs
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Veronica Mars: Pilot (2004) (TV Episode)
"I suddenly feel like I'm in a scene from The Outsiders
The Dream Studio (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
On Location in Tulsa: The Making of 'Rumble Fish' (2005) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Staying Gold: A Look Back at 'The Outsiders' (2005) (Video)
A behind the scenes documentary.
Lost: Everybody Hates Hugo (2005) (TV Episode)
Hugo is called "Ponyboy"
My Name Is Earl: The Bounty Hunter (2006) (TV Episode)
Earl says, "There's an old barn me and Ralph used to hang out in, Ponyboy style."
Special Needs (2006)
Ponyboy mentioned
Bully (2006) (Video Game)
The greaser Norton says, "If I could paint pictures I would paint sunsets like Ponyboy! Stay gold, Ponyboy!"
Son of Rambow (2007)
Didier compares himself to Patrick Swayze in this film.
Californication: Girls, Interrupted (2007) (TV Episode)
Hank tells his daughter Becca to, "Stay gold, Ponyboy".
Still Green (2007)
the group watches and comments on the movie
Step Brothers (2008)
Alice tells Dale to "Stay golden, Ponyboy" after their rendezvous in the bathroom.
Year One (2009)
Zed tells Oh to "stay gold."
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
"Stay gold, Ponyboy" is quoted by Connor
Party Down: Joel Munt's Big Deal Party (2010) (TV Episode)
when Henry says he'll pick the lock of the company van, Casey replies "What is this, 'the Outsiders'?"
Wax On, Fuck Off (2010) (Short)
An audio clip is played and dialogue is quoted.
Wizards of Waverly Place: All About You-Niverse (2010) (TV Episode)
Jerry goes on a fishing trip with a friend named Ponyboy
Wizards of Waverly Place: Moving On (2010) (TV Episode)
Jerry mentions Ponyboy
Life Unexpected: Honeymoon Interrupted (2010) (TV Episode)
Lux & Eric watch the film and discuss it
Bones: The Shallow in the Deep (2010) (TV Episode)
Booth refers to Nadia's boy toy as Ponyboy.
Guillermo (2010) (Short)
The character Billy Gale, Sr. is acting like a lunatic and cals one of his co-workers "Ponyboy' as a referance to the character "Ponyboy Curtis" in the film The Outsiders.
Tosh.0: Brian Atene (2011) (TV Episode)
Brian Atene recreates a scene from the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.129 (2011) (TV Episode)
Chris Jericho says he's a fan of the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.140 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Ralph Macchio was in the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.203 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay Mohr says that a certain one of Ray J's body parts has launched more careers than the film
Who Do You Think You Are?: Rob Lowe (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the opening narration
Ted (2012)
Sam Jones (Flash Gordon) quotes "Stay Gold Ponyboy" from The Outsiders to John on a comedown from cocaine.
Scenes from a Gay Marriage (2012)
Darren and Luce refer to the film by title.
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Kanye West (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Gay Camp sketch
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
The Trawler's first mate tells Walter to "Stay gold, Ponyboy."
Psych: The Break-Up (2014) (TV Episode)
Shawn to Woody: "Stay gold, Ponyboy."
Married: The Playdate (2014) (TV Episode)
Russ says to Nelson, "Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold."
The Interview (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Matt Dillon/Tatiana Maslany/Will Butler (2015) (TV Episode)
Matt Dillon discusses his early film
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 June 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
a listener tweets that he would not see a remake of this movie
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Day Is Done (2015) (TV Episode)
The start of the rumble is basically the same start, including J.J. running up late to paraphrase "No! You don't have a rumble without me!", which starts the melee. In the Outsiders rumble scene, Dallas yells "A rumble ain't a rumble without me!"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 September 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike Greenberg in connection with Rob Lowe
Bottle Up (2015)
referenced in dialgoue
The Americans: The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears (2016) (TV Episode)
Elizabeth Jennings and Young Hee Seong sneak into the movie theater to watch the film. A poster is seen in the theater's lobby.
Archer: Bel Panto: Part II (2016) (TV Episode)
"Stay cold, Ponyboy."
Fight Valley (2016)
Story Line
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (2016) (TV Special)
David Spade mentions that Rob Lowe was in the film
The Goldbergs: So Swayze It's Crazy (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
Riverdale: Chapter Eight: The Outsiders (2017) (TV Episode)
Title name
Youth of Patriots (Video)
The protagonist explains unbreakable bonds and relationships that she has seen in films that have impacted how she looks at her life.


Mickey's Trailer (1938) (Short)
Two-Bit watches the cartoon on television.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Ponyboy, Johnny, Dally, Cherry, Two-Bit and Marcia watch the film at the drive-in theatre.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Tom Cruise: The Star Next Door (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown of various Tom Cruise movies, including this one.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1983 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Syriana (2005)
Te Arab oil field workers watch the film on television in their dormitory.
Fred Roos and the Casting of 'The Outsiders' (2005) (Video)
Documentary about the casting of this film
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Shutter Island/The Ghost Writer/Happy Tears (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip of a screenplay cliche
Hollywood's Top Ten: Kennedy Era Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Runner-up for the list

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