The Natural (1984)
Title mentioned during 'Movie Talk' sketch
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.
The first tune, "Prologue," from Randy Newman's soundtrack to The Natural plays behind the final scene.
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.
Episode title is a play on the movie title.
Dan Goodwin says he and Laura Salmon went to see this movie in 1984.
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 by name.
mentioned in dialogue
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
mentioned in dialogue
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Glenn Close
Title mentioned during Cinema Classics sketch
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
referenced in clue and correct answer in "Read All About It" category
Name of movie is shown in graphic
mentioned by Jorge Sedano
John & Heather reference the movie while talking about Samantha
Clips are shown.
Footage shown when Brett is putting together his 'Ultimete baseball movie'
"Last Second Play" segment
includes film clip
"That Last Second Play" segment
Clip is presented
Still is shown
the entire episode is a spoof of the film, specific scenes are recreated, the film's score is played throughout
title spoof, the theme is baseball
The theme from "The Natural" plays as Ronny Ray throws a baseball at the school flagpole and returns the eagle to the upright position.
Homer's story of how he made Wonder Bat spoofs the film.
Pinky's Thunderpoit bat spoofs the Wonderboy bat used in "The Natural."
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.
Bart's home run trot spoofs Roy Hobbs's climactic home run in "The Natural."
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.
Archer hallucinates himself into several scenes and plot points from the film.
When the ball hits the lights