The Natural (1984) Poster



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Referenced in 

The Jeffersons: The Unnatural (1985) (TV Episode)
title reference
Who's the Boss?: The Unnatural (1986) (TV Episode)
title reference
Saturday Night Live: Steve Guttenberg/The Pretenders (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Movie Talk' sketch
Quantum Leap: Genesis: Part 2 - September 13, 1956 (1989) (TV Episode)
Al says to Sam, "You're not Roy Hobbs, either."
Field of Dreams (1989)
Madigan mentions Costner's childhood bat with a carved name.
The Wonder Years: The Unnatural (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mr. Destiny (1990)
Married with Children: The Unnatural (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Beetlejuice: The Unnatural (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1992 (1993) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel says "The Babe" (1992) seemed particularly weak coming after movies such as this one.
Step by Step: The Un-Natural (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Sandlot (1993)
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.
The Wonder Years: Independence Day (1993) (TV Episode)
The first tune, "Prologue," from Randy Newman's soundtrack to The Natural plays behind the final scene.
I'll Do Anything (1994)
A Popcorn Pictures employee confuses Matt Hobbs with "the guy Redford played in 'The Natural.'"
Frasier: The Unnatural (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Drawn to the Flame (1997)
Party goers are trying to remember the name of a sports film.
BASEketball (1998)
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.
Playboy: The Story of X (1998) (Video)
The X-Files: The Unnatural (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference/baseball plot
Beverly Hills, 90210: Eddie Waitkus (2000) (TV Episode)
Steve mentions having seen the movie before
George Lopez: The Unnatural (2002) (TV Episode)
Episode title.
Never Among Friends (2002)
A character references the movie
Kangaroo Jack (2003)
The Movie Hero (2003)
mentioned by lead actor Jeremy Sisto
What's New, Scooby-Doo?: The Unnatural (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mr 3000 (2004)
A sample of The Natural's main theme is played at the start of the ceremony where Ross' number is retired.
The Last Shot (2004)
Steven says he wants Randy Newman to score his film, and refers to this film.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
The bat with "Wonder Girl" is a reference to the "Wonder Boy" bat from "The Natural"
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.10 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Sports Movies" category
Shadows of Suspense (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Ben 10: The Unnaturals (2007) (TV Episode)
Episode title is a play on the movie title.
Forensic Files: Jean Pool (2008) (TV Episode)
Dan Goodwin says he and Laura Salmon went to see this movie in 1984.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
A Man says his favourite film as a child was The Natural (1984)
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
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
Robot Chicken: The Ramblings of Maurice (2009) (TV Episode)
A "Natural"-like theme plays as the kangaroo dunks a basketball.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.88 (2010) (TV Episode)
Contestant mentions having been an extra on the film
American Dad!: Cops & Roger (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Roger.
Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic (2012) (Video)
Hot in Cleveland: The Anger Games (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Suburgatory: T-Ball & Sympathy (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Bob's Burgers: The Unnatural (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
Marry Me: Stand by Me (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Glenn Close/Gabrielle Union/J Mascis (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Glenn Close
Saturday Night Live: Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Cinema Classics sketch
The Graham Norton Show: Matt Damon/Jessica Chastain/Bill Bailey/The Weeknd (2015) (TV Episode)
Matt Damon talks about the quote "And then when I walked down the street people would've looked and they would've said: there goes Roy Hobbs, the best there ever was in this game" from this movie
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct answer in "Read All About It" category
TruInside: Bull Durham (2016) (TV Episode)
Name of movie is shown in graphic
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 14 April 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jorge Sedano
Life in Pieces: Boxing Opinion Spider Beard (2016) (TV Episode)
John & Heather reference the movie while talking about Samantha
Toonami Pre-Flight: Favorite Sports Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Jason's choice
The Cinema Snob: Ed (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it and a poster is shown.

Featured in 

Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Siskel & Ebert: City of Joy/Proof/The Babe/Deep Cover/The Famine Within (1992) (TV Episode)
The Video Pick of the Week.
Diamonds on the Silver Screen (1992) (TV Movie)
Siskel & Ebert: Robert Redford (1992) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) (TV Movie)
The Heart of 'The Natural' (2001) (Video)
clips shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when Brett is putting together his 'Ultimete baseball movie'
Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)
includes film clip
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"That Last Second Play" segment
Hollywood's Top Ten: Batter Up! (2011) (TV Episode)
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
TruInside: Bull Durham (2016) (TV Episode)
Still is shown

Spoofed in 

It's Garry Shandling's Show.: The Natural (1988) (TV Episode)
the entire episode is a spoof of the film, specific scenes are recreated, the film's score is played throughout
Mathnet: The Case of the Unnatural (1991) (TV Episode)
title spoof, the theme is baseball
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Glory Daze (1992) (TV Episode)
The theme from "The Natural" plays as Ronny Ray throws a baseball at the school flagpole and returns the eagle to the upright position.
The Simpsons: Homer at the Bat (1992) (TV Episode)
Homer's story of how he made Wonder Bat spoofs the film.
The Natural (1993) (Video)
Kingpin (1996)
Pinky and the Brain: Pinky at the Bat/Schpiel-Borg 2000 (1997) (TV Episode)
Pinky's Thunderpoit bat spoofs the Wonderboy bat used in "The Natural."
BASEketball (1998)
The Simpsons: Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder (1999) (TV Episode)
The music and visual effects when Homer bowls his perfect 300 game spoof Robert Redford's game-winning home run.
The Simpsons: 'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky (2003) (TV Episode)
The lights on the baseball diamond shatter as a "Natural"-like theme plays, and Willie catches broken glass on his tongue.
The Simpsons: The Monkey Suit (2006) (TV Episode)
Bart's home run trot spoofs Roy Hobbs's climactic home run in "The Natural."
The Simpsons: I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (2007) (TV Episode)
The Ichy and Scratchy Cartoon about steriods in baseball is named the "Un-natural"
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Supernatural (2008) (TV Episode)
Title and part of the plot
The Simpsons: Them, Robot (2012) (TV Episode)
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.
Archer: Once Bitten (2013) (TV Episode)
Archer hallucinates himself into several scenes and plot points from the film.
Robot Chicken: Zeb and Kevin Erotic Hot Tub Canvas (2015) (TV Episode)
When the ball hits the lights

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