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Gremlins (1984) Poster

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Spin-off 

Gremlins (1985) (Video Game)
Gremlins: Unleashed! (2001) (Video Game)
video game
Gremlins: Stripe Versus Gizmo (2002) (Video Game)
it's a spin-off video game

References 

Bambi (1942)
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
The film's title is seen on the Bijou cinema marquee in It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
Feed the Kitty (1952) (Short)
Shown in Billy's bedroom in wide shots
Them! (1954)
Poster is visible in Billy's room
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Robbie the Robot appears in the background at the inventors' convention. During his second appearance, he is heard to repeat his lines from "Forbidden Planet", including "Would 60 gallons suffice?"
Hemo the Magnificent (1957) (TV Movie)
Playing on projector in Mr. Hanson's classroom.
Big Time Operators (1957)
The projector running out of film is copied from smallest show. The cinemas in both films has the same name.
Beginning of the End (1957)
Poster in Billy's room
The Blob (1958)
Goldfinger (1964)
Gerald says "Give me a vodka martini. Shake, don't stir".
Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) (TV Episode)
cute little furry pets reproduce asexually and alarmingly frequently
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The scene in the department store where Stripe attacks Billy with a chainsaw.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The movie theater marquee in the opening credits advertises "Watch the Skies," the original title for "Close Encounters."
The Howling (1981)
The smiley-face sticker on Billy's refrigerator, since Eddie Quist left them as his calling card. Joe Dante directed both movies.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Billy has a 'Road Warrior' ('Mad Max 2') poster in his attic bedroom.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Stripe hides in a pile of toys similar to a scene from this movie, and the toy in front of him is of E.T. Also, the movie theater in Kingston Falls features "A Boy's Life", which was the working title for "E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial"
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
In both films Judge Reinhold's character is infatuated with Phoebe Cates's character
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
When Billy leads Pete up to his room to show him the Mogwai, a rolled up movie poster for "Twilight Zone The Movie" can be seen standing on end against a wall. Director Joe Dante directed one of the sequences for that film a year earlier.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Shelley Winters/Ronnie Shakes/Annie Potts (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he refers to the new PG-13 rating
Ghoulies (1984)
Very similar creatures.
Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez: Montecarlo años 20 (1984) (TV Episode)
The host compares the Chollo into Antichollo transformation to the gremlins' one
Fast Forward (1985)
Movie poster shown outside a movie theater shortly before Debbie and Meryl are attacked.
Diff'rent Strokes: Blue Collar Drummond (1985) (TV Episode)
Sam McKinney is scared by Gremlins.
Wonders in Letterland: Arrival in Letterland (1985) (TV Episode)
A mint in box Gremlins toy is visible in the toy shop window
The Goonies (1985)
When Chunk calls the police to explain about the Fratellis, the cop disbelieves him, recalling all of Chunk's wild stories. One involved "little creatures that mutate when you pour water on them."
Explorers (1985)
A newspaper headline is "Kingston Falls 'Riot' Still Unexplained."
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
In the beginning when Pee-wee is playing with his toy truck, at the foot of the bed is a Spike toy from Gremlins.
Joey (1985)
poster is seen
The Twilight Zone: Her Pilgrim Soul/I of Newton (1985) (TV Episode)
The Devil says, "You mention Dante to most people these days and they ask you how you liked 'Gremlins.'"
Dead End (1985)
zombie playing with Gizmo doll
Troll (1986)
Both films make a rethinking of mythical creatures which come from fantasy worlds and are capable of being very dangerous.
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Poster is shown.
Critters (1986)
Evil little creatures.
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Character Fidget looks, sounds and behaves (mischievously) like the Gremlin Stripe and both films have a scene in a toyshop where the protagonists use toys as vehicles and weapons suited to their small physical size. Both scenes also have a friendly dog (full size).
Cool It: Episode #2.2 (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned and imitated by Phil Cool
Munchies (1987)
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Sara has a backpack with Gizmo on it.
Innerspace (1987)
Early in the movie, a brown AMC Gremlin is prominently displayed, a reference to director Joe Dante's movie, which he made with several of this movie's cast and crew members.
The Dark Side (1987)
Video box seen at video store.
Esto es un atraco (1987)
A poster of this film can be seen in a videostore
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Popcorn grows into evil and dangerous little creatures.
Hobgoblins (1988)
Mac and Me (1988)
The 'Burbs (1989)
There's a box of Gremlins Cereal by the Peterson's sink, a reference to the movie also directed by Joe Dante.
Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990)
John calls one of the demon minions a Gremlin
Kamillions (1990)
The Flash: Ghost in the Machine (1990) (TV Episode)
Not knowing what the Kremlin is a goon says: "Kremlins? You mean those cute little furry dudes from the movie?"
Cool It: Cool It Special (1990) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Phil Cool
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Clarissa Explains It All: Urge to Drive (1991) (TV Episode)
Janet thinks the Gremlin Clarissa wants to buy is a magical creature instead of a car
Dead Alive (1992)
zombies are put in a blender like the Gremlins
Critters 4 (1992)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror III (1992) (TV Episode)
Homer buys his son a present from an Asian man in a similar fashion to Mr. Peltzer in the film.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Baby Comes Out (1993) (TV Episode)
Will: "and whatever you do, never ever feed her after midnight"
Seinfeld: The Smelly Car (1993) (TV Episode)
on shelf in video store
Prehysteria! (1993)
Freaked (1993)
Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith (1993) (TV Episode)
Video box on shelf in Karl's Video Store
The Wrong Trousers (1993) (Short)
Time Machine: The Journey Back (1993) (Video)
Rod Taylor refers to the film.
Funny Man (1994)
Gremlin seen
True Lies (1994)
The family's dog is called Gizmo.
Troldspejlet: Matinee (1994) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Matinee (1993)
Law & Order: Privileged (1995) (TV Episode)
Jack refers to the film.
Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) (TV Episode)
Video box on shelf in Karl's Video Store
Two If by Sea (1996)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Troldspejlet: Frankenstein and Me (1997) (TV Episode)
Forrest J Ackerman mentions the film during a guided tour through his Acker Mansion, a huge collection of sci-fi and monster memorabilia
Small Soldiers (1998)
The skull on Alan's desk is a Gremlin skull. When Alan is looking for the other Gorgonites, a Gizmo keychain is in the trash. A password for one of the Toymakers is "Gizmo."
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
There is a poster of it in the first office (Dreamworks office) shown (the addition to be the focus of this movie)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
When Barbie is driving the car and hits the bouncy balls, it references a similar scene in Gremlins when Gizmo is driving a toy car and hits a shelf and tennis balls and basketballs come down on top of him.
Great Performances: Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation (2000) (TV Episode)
Props of the creatures are seen in Joe Dante's office.
Quiet (2002) (Short)
A man puts a dog in a microwave oven to kill it and says to the camera, "I saw them do this in 'Gremlins.'"
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Stitch behaves similar to a gremlin.
My Wife and Kids: Blackout (2003) (TV Episode)
Michael puts on Gremlins for Kady to watch
Chappelle's Show: Episode #1.11 (2003) (TV Episode)
In the camera sketch, Dave asks the shop owner jokingly if he can buy a gremlin.
Friends: The One with the Lottery (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ross.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Musical score from Gremlins heard in film. In both movies, Jerry Goldsmith provided the score, and Joe Dante directed.
Citizen Shane (2004)
A Gizmo doll is visible on a shelf.
High Chaparall: Bad People: Corey Feldman (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced during guest introduction segment, as on of three movies that made Corey a superstar.
The Last Shot (2004)
Poster on wall.
Game Box 1.0 (2004)
bugs in computer games are referred to as "Gremlins"
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
DVD in video store
Veronica Mars: Weapons of Class Destruction (2005) (TV Episode)
"Gremlin gumming up the works?"
The Great Yokai War (2005)
Small monster being microwaved.
Margaret Cho: Assassin (2005)
mentioned in the movie
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) (TV Special)
Video box on shelf in Karl's Video Store
Sto para 5: Episode #1.9 (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced on dialogue
How I Met Your Mother: The Wedding (2006) (TV Episode)
Marshall talks about feeding Gremlins after midnight
Scrubs: My New God (2006) (TV Episode)
J.D. says that "Gizmo" would be a good "prison name" for himself.
The Simpsons: Bart Has Two Mommies (2006) (TV Episode)
Homer asks about Gremlins and then says, "I'm going to get them so wet"
Saturday Night Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Paul Simon (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Unsolved Mysteries
Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation Z.E.R.O. (2006) (TV Movie)
Evil 'agified' hamsters run amok Gremlins-style
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
In both films, a panicked character throws an attacking creature into a microwave, causing it to explode.
Psych: Who Ya Gonna Call? (2006) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions "Gremlins" when trying to remember where he stole the 'haunted indian burial ground' gimmick from.
Chris & Reed in: Nightmares! (2006) (Short)
title mentioned in dialogue
ER: Heart of the Matter (2006) (TV Episode)
baby called Gremlin
The Good Night (2007)
Mel says, "That's like inviting gremlins to a pool party."
ER: From Here to Paternity (2007) (TV Episode)
baby called Gremlin
Silence (2007) (Short)
Jordi remembers when both he and his mother has to leave the theater because of bad Mogwai / Gremlins
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
Mogwai mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Transformers: The Movie Review (2007) (TV Episode)
The Critic compares a character to the gremlins
Comedy Fight Club: Punk (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Nalle
Elf Bowling the Movie: The Great North Pole Elf Strike (2007)
In flight movie in Elf Class.
South Park: Imaginationland (2007) (TV Episode)
A Gremlin is seen in Imaginationland
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode II (2007) (TV Episode)
Gizmo can be seen in Imaginationland.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 3 (2007) (Video)
In "Happy Hallow-day", The Cheat's Halloween costume is of Gizmo
Lost: The Economist (2008) (TV Episode)
Sawyer calls Ben "Gizmo"
South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy (2008) (Video)
Gizmo is in Imaginationland.
Filler! (2008) (Short)
The Swedish Backpacker is wearing a Gizmo backpack.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
As Abe and Manning are walking through the halls of the Bureau, they pass a staff member carrying one of the creatures from "Gremlins." Manning gives a quick, puzzled look back at it."
Cyprien (2009)
Gizmo doll visible at Godzilla Internet Café
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Contestant mentions having named his dog after a gremlin
Nostalgia Critic: Rock-A-Doodle (2009) (TV Episode)
"Must have the same bright-light syndrome as the gremlins do"
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Atari Jaguar: Part 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
An image of a gremlin from this movie was shown when the Nerd mentions that there's gremlins in the Mutant Penguin game.
Best Worst Movie (2009)
Movie poster seen in background.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett said on the top 5 Monsters/Ailens Gremlins is excluded because its a group of films
Saturday Night Live: Seth Rogen/Phoenix (2009) (TV Episode)
Bill Hader talks to a friend like Gizmo on his cellphone
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
A man says this movie scared him as a child.
The Hangover (2009)
Phil says Allan is like a Gremlin for all the rules Tracy gave about him
University of Andy: How to Tell if You're Dating a Crazy (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andy
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Black Cauldron (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses horror movies with PG ratings
Tosh.0: Billoon45 (2009) (TV Episode)
A still is shown of Mogwai
Suck (2009)
Suck's Rockin' Roger is a take-off of Gremlins' Rockin' Ricky Rialto.
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
How I Met Your Mother: Definitions (2009) (TV Episode)
Barney explains that the rules of dating are the same as the rules for Gremlins.
The Big Bang Theory: The Pirate Solution (2009) (TV Episode)
They mention watching the movie to celebrate Columbus day since it is a Chris Columbus film.
White Collar: All In (2009) (TV Episode)
Neal recites the rules for the caring of Mogwais to an elderly oriental man.
Scrubs: Our Drunk Friend (2009) (TV Episode)
Dr. Turk compares Dr. Mahoney with a Gremlin
The Cinema Snob: Troll (2009) (TV Episode)
Snob talks about how this started a trend of "creature features."
Muchachada nui: Episode #4.2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by character in segment "Celebrities"
Greek: Love, Actually, Possibly, Maybe... Or Not (2010) (TV Episode)
They mention this movie
The Big Sleaze (2010)
Mogwai seen in Casting Session
American Grindhouse (2010)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Nostalgia Critic: The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (2010) (TV Episode)
"We just sell Mogwais and Frogurt here"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Dancing with the Stars 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
NCIS: Moonlighting (2010) (TV Episode)
When DiNozzo sees scars on Palmer's back, he yells "Someone fed him after midnight."
Nostalgia Critic: Drop Dead Fred (2010) (TV Episode)
The Critic points out that Phoebe Cates also starred in this film
The Pack (2010)
mentioned during end credits
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster seen on Mr. Coat's wall.
Special Collector's Edition: Exploradores (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Haunted Mansion (2010) (TV Episode)
Film Brain wears a Gremlins T-Shirt bearing the character Stripe on it.
Tales from the Future: In the Beginning (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Midnight Movie Review: The Hole (2010) (TV Episode)
in overview on Joe Dante's career
American Dad!: Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls (2010) (TV Episode)
Doug is dressed as Gizmo for Halloween.
Where Is Your Head (2010) (Short)
"Gremlins" DVD is visible on a shelf in the living room
Secret Garden: Episode #1.13 (2010) (TV Episode)
Ra Im wears a Gizmo sweatshirt
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Shasta on "What Up with That?"
Nostalgia Critic: Little Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
The monster can be repelled by bright lights and sunlight will kill him
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Swarm of the Century (2010) (TV Episode)
Spike giving Twilight's initial parasprite a snack during the night refers to the scene in which the nighttime feeding of a mogwai leads to disaster.
The Ricky Gervais Show: Clive Warren (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ricky
Saturday Night Live: Russell Brand/Chris Brown (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Stefon on Weekend Update
Greek: Midnight Clear (2011) (TV Episode)
Cappie mentions this movie
Parks and Recreation: Media Blitz (2011) (TV Episode)
Andy refers to April's grandmother as "Gizmo."
Attack the Block (2011)
Gremlins mentioned
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Dragon's Secret (2011) (TV Episode)
The Pawn Shop at the beginning of the episode, complete with a Mogwai pet.
Good Bad Flicks: Super Mario Bros (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD shown on Best Buy ad
This Week in Horror: Trailers from Hell (2011) (TV Episode)
Film is dicsussed
Destination Truth: Thai Tree People/Aiya Napa Monster (2011) (TV Episode)
Gizmo toy can be seen in the toy shop in Japan
Something Borrowed (2011)
Ethan likens Claire to a "gremlin"
The Nostalgia Teen: Buddy (2011) (TV Episode)
"Don't put that mogwai in water!"
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
dialogue quoted
Dark Horse (2011)
Poster, figurines and lunch box in Abe's room, also a figurine in his office.
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #63 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ask That Guy is asked when after midnight can he feed the Gremlins.
Movie Nights: The Fly II (2011) (TV Episode)
also featured effects by Chris Wallace.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Ghoul Fools (2011) (TV Episode)
Sandy says that she was looking for Krabby Patty gremlins
Bad Movie Beatdown: Diary of the Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
Film Brain wears a Gremlins shirt
Conan: Mime Riot (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentoined by Andy Richter
Excused: Bubbly Blondes (2011) (TV Episode)
Iliza compares one candidate to a Mogwai from the movie.
The Celebrity Apprentice Australia: Grand Final (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Julia Morris during the boardroom
Community: Regional Holiday Music (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Abed and Troy's "Baby Boomer Santa" song
The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) (TV Episode)
Vic Dealio mentions it. Also, a toy is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: The Grinch (2011) (TV Episode)
"He looks like Gizmo if he was thrown into the laundry with a green crayon."
Movie Nights: Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (2011) (TV Episode)
Lupa recalls the backstory during the credits.
ATM (2012)
mentioned in dialogue
The Office: Test the Store (2012) (TV Episode)
Kevin mentions the Gremlins and "Chucky the doll" as examples of things that are "little but dangerous."
Just a Minute: Episode #1.2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Russell Tovey mentions his love for the film as a child.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
In the Pirate Captain's cabin, to the left of the door, one of the Pirate rules is, "No matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight." It's partially obscured, but that's the gist.
Holliston: The Hooker: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Adam is going to break up with Deanna because she has never seen Gremlins. Later on, Joe and Laura are watching Gremlins on television and Laura mentions never having seen it before.
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players can help a character named Phoebe by retrieving a present for her boyfriend Zach. Upon learning that the present is a living creature, players can feed or wet it to turn it into Gremlins, which can be fought in battle.
Holliston: Camera Rental: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
While trying to insult Trent, Adam asks him where his mogwais are.
Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Usher (2012) (TV Episode)
In "Get in the Cage," Nicolas Cage (Andy Samberg) says that he has "the skin of a sun-dried Gremlin."
Family Guy: Internal Affairs (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Movie Nights: Tremors (2012) (TV Episode)
"I'm pretty sure you can't feed the worms after midnight."
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.110 (2012) (TV Episode)
Dov mentions that getting the Jackson family wet will make them multiply.
Frances Ha (2012)
Benji claims to be writing a script for Gremlins 3
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Gremlins are among the hotel guests.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Opening song from Gremlins used during Christmas-montage
Frankenweenie (2012)
Reanimated Sea Monkeys are based on the Gremlins.
Parenthood: Together (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Crosby
Dave's Old Porn: Amy Schumer/Robert Kerman (2012) (TV Episode)
Dave says 'Don't get that wet!' and Amy 'Leave that Gremlin alone!'
Wedding Band: Don't Forget About Me (2012) (TV Episode)
Tommy: "Don't get her wet, don't feed her after midnight."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Superman's Christmas Adventure (2012) (TV Episode)
"...where he no doubt inspired the Christmas story from Gremlins."
Midnight Movie Review: A Gruesome Christmas (2012) (TV Episode)
Film of the evening
Holliston: The Christmas Special (2012) (TV Episode)
Adam and Joe are watching Gremlins on Christmas Eve. Adam explains that Phoebe Cates' story about why she hates Christmas is a great reminder that it's not a wonderful life.
Mayhem Behind Movies (2012)
Dwayne refers to Gremlins after weeing on a frog, making it bubble.
Hell Baby (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Family Guy: Valentine's Day in Quahog (2013) (TV Episode)
referenced by Brian
The Croods (2013)
One of the animals in the film looks like a Mogwai
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.26 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions getting gremlins wet after midnight.
Best of the Worst: The Killer Eye, They Bite, and Xtro (2013) (TV Episode)
Action figures are shown.
Cougar Town: Make It Better (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Son of the Mask (2013) (TV Episode)
Santa Christ gives the Critic a copy of this movie
Rewind This! (2013)
Poster is shown.
Modern Family: The Wow Factor (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Board James: Dream Phone (2013) (TV Episode)
The DVD of this movie is seen behind Mike.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Rick Baker: Monster Maker (2013) (TV Episode)
Scott points out a Gizmo puppet from Gremlins in Bob's Basement.
Bob's Burgers: Boyz 4 Now (2013) (TV Episode)
The tour bus driver makes a joke about the turtle Zeke buys: "Whatever you do, don't feed it after midnight."
Bad Movie Beatdown: Awake (2013) (TV Episode)
Film Brain points out how Awake also depicts the lead character's father's death occurring while he was playing Santa
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Kanye West (2013) (TV Episode)
Gizmo is a guest at Anderson Cooper's wedding to Stefon.
80's Monster Claymation (2013) (Short)
A scene from Gremlins is remade in clay.
Best of the Worst: Playing Dangerous, Shapeshifter, and Thunderpants (2013) (TV Episode)
Action figures are shown.
Veep: First Response (2013) (TV Episode)
Cody calls Amy a gremlin.
Cut to Shreds with Mark Goldblatt (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
The Heat (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Holliston: Joe's Soda (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam says about Corri, "No matter how much she cries, no matter how much she begs..." and Amanda interrupts with "Never feed her after midnight!"
Best of the Worst: V-World Matrix, the Amazing Bulk, and???? (2013) (TV Episode)
Action figures are shown.
Lucky Them (2013)
Asked if the bush baby is one of those creatures you can't get wet
Nostalgia Critic: Sharknado (2013) (TV Episode)
"And that's when I found out there was no Shark Santa Claus."
DVD-R Hell: Pagan Invasion: Halloween, Trick or Treat? - Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad says he dressed up as Sgt. Gremlin for Halloween as a kid.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Alien³ (2013) (TV Episode)
A VHS tape of this movie was shown in the Cinemassacre's Monster Madness promo.
The Cinema Snob: Basket Case (2013) (TV Episode)
"It's that awkward moment where you realized you've fed your Mogwai after midnight."
2 Broke Girls: And the French Kiss (2013) (TV Episode)
Han compares Max and Deke to the characters in this movie
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night (2013) (TV Episode)
"Hell, 1984 gave us exploding gremlins at Christmastime."
Dear White People (2014)
A character says that Gremlins is an allegory of race wars.
The Goldbergs: You Opened the Door (2014) (TV Episode)
Barry Goldberg mentions this movie by name
Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Dad (2014) (TV Episode)
"You don't get him wet, you don't shine light on him and you don't feed him after midnight."
RuPaul's Drag Race: Drag My Wedding (2014) (TV Episode)
Bianca says Joslyn's drag daughter looks like "that one girl gremlin" from the films and warns against throwing water on him.
Shameful Sequels: Critters 3 (2014) (TV Episode)
"The sequel to the sequel to the Gremlins rip-off..."
Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome! (2014)
Cars form inside cocoons and become something different.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #5 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike and Jack mention it.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: James Franco/Chadwick Boseman/Jenny Lewis (2014) (TV Episode)
A wrong guess by James Franco in the 5-Second Summaries game
Nostalgia Critic: Small Soldiers (2014) (TV Episode)
also directed by Joe Dante
Epic Ink: Welcome to Area 51 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialog
BoJack Horseman: Downer Ending (2014) (TV Episode)
Bojack asks, "So, gremlin rules?" after Doctor Hu tells him to avoid bright light and getting wet.
Epic Ink: Comedians, Zombies, and Space Cats, Oh My! (2014) (TV Episode)
A gremlin is shown tattooed on a customer's leg and a poster of the movie is shown
Epic Ink: The Duel and the Dark Knight (2014) (TV Episode)
A gremlins tattoo is shown on a customer's leg
Epic Ink: It's Chi-Town, Baby! (2014) (TV Episode)
A Gremlins tattoo is shown on a customer's leg
There Goes the Neighborhood: The Making of 'The 'Burbs' (2014) (Video)
mentioned a few times/poster shown
Epic Ink: Friday the Thirteenth (2014) (TV Episode)
A gremlin tattoo is shown on a customer's leg
Hangin' with Hoyt on the Set of 'Gremlins' (2014) (Video)
footage taken on the set of
Brickleberry: Steve the Fearless Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Mogwais mentioned
Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster (2014) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
NCIS: Los Angeles: Humbug (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Eric Beale.
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) (TV Episode)
Jay wears a "Gremlins" sweatshirt.
NCIS: We Build, We Fight (2015) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo calls Jimmy and Breena Mama and Papa Gremlin..
Fresh Off the Boat: The Shunning (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Workaholics: Blood Drive (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Anders
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Makes Waffles! (2015) (TV Episode)
Teenage Jacqueline says that she wants Gizmo from "Gremlins" as a pet.
Fresh Off the Boat: Phillip Goldstein (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Final Girls (2015)
A plush toy of Gizmo is shown.
Bob's Burgers: Adventures in Chinchilla-sitting (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Adam Green's Scary Sleepover: Zach Galligan (2015) (TV Episode)
Star Galligan guests; lots of Gremlins references.
Half in the Bag: Disney's Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) (TV Episode)
Gizmo is mentioned
Fatima (2015)
One of Fatima's coworkers inexplicably calls the gossipers Gremlins.
Orange Is the New Black: Fake It Till You Fake It Some More (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jake Gyllenhaal/Josh Gad/James Bay (2015) (TV Episode)
Josh Gad mentions the earlier film written by his Pixels (2015) director Chris Columbus
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Elijah Wood/Horatio Sanz/Jess Glynne/Abe Laboriel Jr. (2015) (TV Episode)
Elijah Wood recalls seeing the movie as a child
Goosebumps (2015)
In the kitchen the gnomes are fed into the oven and garbage disposal like how the gremlins are fed into the food processor and the microwave in the infamous kitchen scene.
Celebrity Benchmark: Episode #1.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Chris Ramsey.
Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015) (Video)
Travis says there is a Gremlin to catch in Fresno.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Poultrygeist (2015) (TV Episode)
James recalls the bar and movie theater scenes with all the gremlins together
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Little Shop of Horrors (2015) (TV Episode)
James mentions Dick Miller being in this movie too
Strictly Come Dancing: Week Four (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is referenced.
Night City (2015)
Barney carries two Mogwai dolls for his kids with his groceries - not unlike Billy's dad brought him a Mogwai in Gremlins
Half in the Bag: Krampus (2015) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Film 2016: Episode #45.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Robbie Collin when reviewing Goosebumps (2015)
Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy/Kanye West (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in Bus sketch
Nostalgia Critic: Spawn (2016) (TV Episode)
"I think Mogwais have less rules than this."
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Adrian Pimento (2016) (TV Episode)
Rosa tells Jake that as a child, she had a crush on Stripe.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.31 (2016) (TV Episode)
Meg is asked a question about the substance that causes gremlins to multiply in the movie during her Cash Builder round.
Big Bad (2016)
Kyle's phone screen has a version of the original Gremlin's poster, and Cliff's last name is revealed as "Peltzer", the hero's family's name from the film.
Happy Birthday (2016)
In coversation
Nostalgia Critic: Does PG Mean Anything Anymore? (2016) (TV Episode)
a dark, violent PG-rated movie
Hagan Reviews: The Screwfly Solution (TV Episode)
other films by Joe Dante
Danza Macabra
The movie is in the continuity of the same story with evil puppets.
Mindeath
The Virus Monster attack scenes are inspired by how gremlins attack people in the movie.

Features 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
The gremlins watch it at the theatre.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
A clip from the film is shown.
For Scent-imental Reasons (1949) (Short)
Seen playing on the bar's television in the background as Billy talks to Chuck Jones the director of the cartoon.
Orpheus (1950)
Is the foreign movie the Futtermans watch.
To Please a Lady (1950)
Gizmo watches the film in Billy's bedroom.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Gizmo is seen watching it in Billy's room.
Hemo the Magnificent (1957) (TV Movie)
It appears very briefly in the scene where the Gremlin in the school hatches.
Donkey Kong (1981) (Video Game)
The Mogwais can be seen playing Donkey Kong.
Star Wars (1983) (Video Game)
One of the gremlins plays it at the bar.
Crystal Castles (1983) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film

Featured in 

At the Movies: Conan the Destroyer/Top Secret!/Under the Volcano (1984) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the "x-ray" segment.
Citizen Steve (1987) (Short)
Footage of this movie is shown.
2003 MTV Movie Awards (2003) (TV Special)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1984 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV Movie)
In the top 100
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage contributed into the sketch 'Cars never start when you need them to'
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
Joe Dante mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Couples Retreat/Bronson/An Education (2009) (TV Episode)
The #4 Inappropriate Kids' Movie.
The Phantom Menace Review (2009) (Video)
Billy Peltzer is included in Plinkett's list of protagonists
Nostalgia Critic: Return of the Christmas Specials (2009) (TV Episode)
Movie is among the Critic's finalists
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its title characters.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Best of the Worst in Movies - Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen's #4 Kid's Movie Inappropiate For Children
Hren' 2.0: Zhperia (Kitayskiy igrovoy pleer) (2011) (TV Episode)
Incidental music.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Twilight Zone: The Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
also directed by Joe Dante
Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) (TV Movie)
Number 33 in the Countdown
That Guy Dick Miller (2014)
Clips.
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 11 in the Countdown
Nostalgia Critic: What You Never Knew About Gremlins (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is subject of discussion
One Hit Wonderland: Maniac by Michael Sembello (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.

Spoofs 

Nosferatu (1922)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Robby the Robot appears and says several of his lines from the film.
The Time Machine (1960)
The time machine is seen at the inventors' convention. It subsequently disappears.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The billboard for the radio DJ Rockin Ricky Rialto is modeled on the poster and even has his name in the same font.
The Evil Dead (1981)
At the end when Stripe's corpse becomes a skeleton and melts into a puddle like at the end of The Evil Dead where the deadites melt.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
One of the gremlins says, "Phone home" if it cuts the telephone wires.
Flashdance (1983)

Spoofed in 

Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) (TV Movie)
Evil Ed (1995)
Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000) (Video)
The little snowballs and the way they act are exactly like the Gremlins (mischevious and dangerous). Add to this a snowball with a spiked mohawk of icicles for hair, just like the lead villian in Gremlins.
Jimmy Neutron: Attack of the Twonkies (2005) (TV Movie)
"Attack of the Twonkies" is a direct spoof of Gremlins - with the creatures that start out cute and cuddly, multiply, and then become vicious.
Family Guy: The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2007) (TV Episode)
Peter feeds his Mogwai after midnight
Robot Chicken: Tapping a Hero (2007) (TV Episode)
George Bush gets a pet Mogwai with expected catastrophic results
How It Should Have Ended: The Holiday Movie Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Holiday Movie parody
Caesar and Otto's Deadly Xmas (2012)
Demian's origin story
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Magic Duel (2012) (TV Episode)
Trixie's visit to the magic shop run by the Chinese stallion spoofs the shop Mogwai was purchased from.
Hookman 2 (2013)
referenced in film via a parody story
Phineas and Ferb: Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror (2013) (TV Episode)
The third segment, in which evil platypus clones are created by spilling grape juice on Perry, is a spoof of "Gremlins."
Community: Lawnmower Maintenance & Postnatal Care (2015) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Portuguese Gremlins" clips

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