The Natural (1984)
Al says to Sam, "You're not Roy Hobbs, either."
Madigan mentions Costner's childhood bat with a carved name.
Gene Siskel says "The Babe" (1992) seemed particularly weak coming after movies such as this one.
B.F. Rodriguez hits the covering off a baseball and runs the bases during a fireworks show on the 4th of July mimicking Roy Hobbs last at bat in the natural.
A Popcorn Pictures employee confuses Matt Hobbs with "the guy Redford played in 'The Natural.'"
Party goers are trying to remember the name of a sports film.
After Coop hit the game-winning homerun in the Denslow Cup, the sparks from the lights rain down on Coop as he is rounding the bases.
title reference/baseball plot
Steve mentions having seen the movie before
A character references the movie
mentioned by lead actor Jeremy Sisto
A sample of The Natural's main theme is played at the start of the ceremony where Ross' number is retired.
Steven says he wants Randy Newman to score his film, and refers to this film.
The bat with "Wonder Girl" is a reference to the "Wonder Boy" bat from "The Natural"
correct response in "Sports Movies" category
It is mentioned in a magazine.
A Man says his favourite film as a child was The Natural (1984)
When a character is in the process of selling a car near the end of the movie, the music references a dramatic, heroic theme from Randy Newman's score from The Natural
A "Natural"-like theme plays as the kangaroo dunks a basketball.
Contestant mentions having been an extra on the film
Mentioned by Roger.
mentioned in dialogue
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
Footage shown when Brett is putting together his 'Ultimete baseball movie'
"Last Second Play" segment
includes film clip
"That Last Second Play" segment
the entire episode is a spoof of the film, specific scenes are recreated, the film's score is played throughout
The theme from "The Natural" plays as Ronny Ray throws a baseball at the school flagpole and returns the eagle to the upright position.
Episode where Homer tells of 'Wonder Bat' shows him under a tree that is struck by lighting. He then takes that tree branch to make his bat.
The music and visual effects when Homer bowls his perfect 300 game spoof Robert Redford's game-winning home run.
The lights on the baseball diamond shatter as a "Natural"-like theme plays, and Willie catches broken glass on his tongue.
The Ichy and Scratchy Cartoon about steriods in baseball is named the "Un-natural"
Title and part of the plot
A "Natural"-like theme plays as Homer sends a baseball into the street, after which the robots attempt to field the ball and are run over by multiple cars.