The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) Poster


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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension (1985) (Video Game)
The game is based on the movie.


Mr. Wizard (1951) (TV Series)
Rawhide chides Perfect Tommy by saying, "Dr. Lizardo was a famous scientist, dummkopf!" To which, Tommy replies, "So was Mr. Wizard."
Superman (1978)
Buckaroo Banzai is seen wearing a pair of red (somewhat dorky) glasses, and goes into a phone booth with them on. The situation, along with Buckaroo's general look, bears a striking resemblance to that of Clark Kent/Superman entering a phone booth.
Mr. Wizard's World (1983) (TV Series)

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Into the Night (1985)
Jeff Goldblum shouts "Banzai!" at Jack Caper's house. Goldbum was in Buckaroo Banzai a year earlier.
The Boys Next Door (1985)
Featured on a movie theater marqee when Bo and Roy are cruising the streets of Hollywood.
Saturday Night Live: John Lithgow/Mr. Mister (1985) (TV Episode)
John Lithgow wears the same outfit and wigduring the cold opening as Dr. Federico as he did in Buckeroo Banzai as Dr. Lizardo
Remote Control (1988)
Video case and poster are shown in a video store.
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
In Valerie's dream sequence during her first night with Mac, Lectroids from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) (one of Jeff Goldblum's previous films) can be briefly seen.
They Live (1988)
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pen Pals (1989) (TV Episode)
The spectral analyzer in the geology lab is the oscillation overthruster prop from "Buckaroo". This was an homage to the film by the art department.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Up the Long Ladder (1989) (TV Episode)
While Picard is doing a computer search, there is a listing for a ship SS Buckaroo Banzai commanded by John Whorfin, on a mission to "Planet 10, Dimension 8"
Total Recall (1990)
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Danger!! Death Ray (1995) (TV Episode)
"Buckeroo Banzai goes nursing home"!
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
The line "Wherever you go, there you are," is quoted by Mike.
The Larry Sanders Show: Nothing Personal (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Paula in the list of Jeff Goldblum films
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1997) (Video Game)
The "Billboard-Bulletins" throughout the factory-levels are reminiscent of the "motivational speeches" at Yoyodine Industries in "Buckaroo Banzai"
Free Enterprise (1998)
"Coming Soon ...William Shatner vs. the World Crime League'" refers to "coming soon: Buckaroo Banzai vs. the World Crime League" at the end of the 1984 movie.
Fight Club (1999)
The announcement of "Phone call for John Bigboote" can be heard.
Interstate '82 (1999) (Video Game)
Odyssey 5: Trouble with Harry (2002) (TV Episode)
Harry Mudd [to Chuck Taggart]: As a rock and roll physicist once said, "No matter where you go, there you are."
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified (2002) (Video)
A "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" documentary
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The scene in which Professor Hikita flees the Lectroids, unlocking and locking doors, is paralleled in the Matrix Reloaded by The Keymaker fleeing Merovingian's men.
Nothing (2003)
When Dave goes to work, two announcements can be heard over the PA. The first, "John Whorfin, line 2. Line 2." and the second, "John Bigboote, please call reception."
Angel: Harm's Way (2004) (TV Episode)
The narrator at the beginning says that Wolfram and Hart has branches that reach into major corporations like Yoyodyne.
City of Heroes (2004) (Video Game)
One of the power enhancements available is an "overthrusting oscillator". And one of the radio dispatch missions requires the recovery of the "Oberation Oscillothruster".
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
"The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai" is listed in a program guide.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Walking scene at the end of the movie, Wes Anderson has said it was an homage to the '84 sci-fi comedy.
What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Farmed and Dangerous (2005) (TV Episode)
The watermelon in the vice from Buckaroo Banzai appears in the secret lab.
Stealth (2005)
The Talon jets are armed with "truncheon bombs". In Buckaroo Banzai, Yoyodyne is supposedly building a "truncheon bomber" for the U.S. government. W.D. Richter, the writer of Stealth (2005) directed The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984)
Stargate SG-1: Origin (2005) (TV Episode)
Cameron: "'Wherever you go, there you are.' I think that's Buckaroo Bonzai."
Maxed Out (2006)
DVD seen in pawn shop
The Middleman: The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome (2008) (TV Episode)
Mention of an oscillation overthruster.
Spud (2009) (Short)
Group scene at the end is an homage to the famous end scene of Buckaroo Banzai.
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
Quoted in end credits.
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011) (TV Movie)
Title reference: 8th Dimension/2nd Dimension
The Hit Girl (2013)
Suzy, stalling for time, "Wait, we haven't talked about Buckaroo Banzai, yet".
Anime Abandon: Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report (2014) (TV Episode)
"Never thought I'd see the day where I got to make a Buckaroo Banzai reference."
The Cinema Snob: Wired (2014) (TV Episode)
"Who'd have thought that if you hired the guy who wrote"
Silicon Valley: Adult Content (2015) (TV Episode)
Dinesh said he interviewed at Yoyodyne
Stitchers: Finally (2015) (TV Episode)
At the beginning of her first stitch, Cameron calls Kirsten "Penny Priddy" and tells her to "... remember, wherever you go, there you are." (Though a slightly incorrect reference as the original quote from Buckaroo is actually "... no matter where you go, there you are."... via Confucius.
Captain Blast: Adventures in the 2nd Dimension (2015) (Short)
"Adventures in the 2nd Dimension" is an homage to Buckaroo Banzai's "Adventures Across the 8th Dimension".
Doctor Who: Hell Bent (2015) (TV Episode)
The sign at the border of Jackson, Nevada includes the sentence, "No matter where you go, there you are.
The Goldbergs: Lainey Loves Lionel (2016) (TV Episode)
Adam wears a Team Banzai t-shirt.
Traceroute (2016)
Johannes wears a Buckaroo Banzai hat. Also mentioned by name.
Sunspring (2016) (Short)
Screenplay fed into computer
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016) (TV Movie)
Buckaroo Banzai mentioned

Featured in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: From Paris with Love/Dear John/Frozen (2010) (TV Episode)
The #1 Aborted Franchise.
That Sci-Fi Guy: 5/5 Jeff Goldblum Roles (2012) (TV Episode)
New Jersey takes #4 on the bad side
Lord John: An Interview with John Lithgow (2015) (Video)
Clips shown
No Sleep TV3: No Sleep TV3 #2: "Moving Pictures" (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips and film is discussed/reviewed
Into the 8th Dimension (2016) (Video)
A documentary on its production

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