Sixteen Candles (1984) Poster


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Edited into 

21 Jump Street: Two for the Road (1987) (TV Episode)
The exterior shot and first interior shot of the party scene at the beginning are taken directly from Sixteen Candles as the exterior and first interior shots of Jake Ryan's party.


Dragnet (1951) (TV Series)
Peter Gunn (1958) (TV Series)
The Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)
The Outer Limits (1963) (TV Series)
Samantha Baker says: "Everybody in this family has just gone totally Outer Limits"
The Godfather (1972)
M*A*S*H (1972) (TV Series)
Kid seen wearing a shirt
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Whenever Long Duk Dong's name is said a gong goes off, just like whenever Frau Blucher's name was said horses rear up and neigh madly in fright.
The Fall Guy (1981) (TV Series)
A poster of Heather Thomas from "The Fall Guy" is on the back of Mike's bedroom door.

Referenced in 

Coach: 19 Candles (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Full House: 13 Candles (1990) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Siskel & Ebert: The Hunt for Red October/House Party/Courage Mountain/Rosalie Goes Shopping/Too Beautiful for You (1990) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel contrasts "House Party" (1990) with this teen movie and one other.
Dogtown (1997)
Title (with letters missing) on marquee of town's defunct movie theater
Dawson's Creek: Crossroads (1998) (TV Episode)
In reference to his 16th birthday - Pacey: I've gotta big case of the Molly Ringwald syndrome
Dogma (1999)
When Jay asks Bethany if she knows John Hughes, she replies, "Sixteen Candles John Hughes?"
Twice in a Lifetime: Sixteen Candles (1999) (TV Episode)
From the title
The Convent (2000)
When Frijole asks for Mo's underwear, Mo jokes that he must have Sixteen Candles on loop at his house
Boys and Girls (2000)
title on marque and poster in entryway
Dawson's Creek: Future Tense (2000) (TV Episode)
Jen and Drue reenact a scene from the movie.
Gilmore Girls: Rory's Dance (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says that Rory's only exposure to high school dances is that she has watched the film.
Family Guy: Screwed the Pooch (2001) (TV Episode)
Carter tells Lois that Peter went up to the Premier of China and said "Dong, where is my automobile?"
Summer (2002)
Ella takes Miller on a date to see the movie.
Family Guy: Stuck Together, Torn Apart (2002) (TV Episode)
Peter says "Dong, where is my Automobile" just like Howard in "Sixteen Candles"
How to Deal (2003)
Both main characters are teenage girls whose older sisters are to be wed. Both characters fall in love with a guy from school. Both films end with the older sister's wedding and the subsequent happy ending of main girl and guy.
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (Video)
one-sheet poster displayed
Eating Out (2004)
Kyle says "I don't think I can handle a Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall lets be friends speech."
18 Candles (2004) (Short)
similiar title and plot line
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Characters in the movie discuss _Sixteen Candles_, also movie marquee at the cinema
Breakfast of Imbeciles (2005) (Video)
Director Colin Burrowes makes a cameo as the character Farmer Ted named after Anothy Michael Hall's character in sixteen candles.
The L Word: Loyal (2005) (TV Episode)
The movie was mentioned.
Gilmore Girls: Welcome to the Dollhouse (2005) (TV Episode)
Lorelai describes a scene from the film involving Molly Ringwald's panties.
NCIS: Ravenous (2006) (TV Episode)
When Gibbs forgets her birthday Abby says that now she knows just how Molly Ringwald felt in "Sixteen Candles".
Drake & Josh: Josh Runs Into Oprah (2006) (TV Episode)
Opening scene of episode with Drake forgetting Josh's birthday copies the opening scene where Samantha discovers her family has forgotten about her birthday.
The Quest (2006)
joke title mentioned during "The Vagina Game"
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
The O.C.: The Shake Up (2007) (TV Episode)
Ryan guesses Tayor will be watching it on her birthday
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
mentioned by Aki
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Charlie and Susan talking in the car is reminscient of Sam and Farmer Ted's conversation in Sixteen Candles.
Family Guy: Meet the Quagmires (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster in Peter's alternate present house.
Blood Bound (2007)
Victoria refers to Claudia's crush as "Ted"
Life with Derek: Sixteen Sparkplugs (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Gossip Girl: Seventeen Candles (2007) (TV Episode)
title reference
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Undercover Lover (2008) (TV Episode)
Morgan wakes up saying "I got my headgear on!"
Maybe Tomorrow (2008)
Refers to characters
It Takes Two: '80s Gold Spectacular (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name by Dannii Minogue when she delivers her verdict on Chloe Maxwell and David Campbell's performance.
The Cook (2008)
referenced in dialogue
Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn jokingly asks Henry if he can borrow his underpants for 10 minutes.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Cougars (2008) (TV Episode)
Referred to by the kegger at the BuyMore while the manager is away
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Third Dimension (2009) (TV Episode)
I can't believe this: Morgan plays game with Buy More fellows based on movie line about "taking panties from a geek"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $8,000 question
10 Things I Hate About You: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
Bianca refers to Kim Jong Il as Long Duck Dong.
10 Things I Hate About You: I Want You to Want Me (2009) (TV Episode)
Bianca refers to Kim Jong Il as Long Duk Dong.
James K. Polk Was @#?!ing Awesome (2009) (Short)
Delaney refers to Jake Ryan
Cleanflix (2009)
copy seen on shelf
Community: Introduction to Film (2009) (TV Episode)
Abed's film is titled "Six Candles."
Saturday Night Live: Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the "Status Update" song on "Deep House Dish"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.34 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Movies by the Numbers"
The Vampire Diaries: 162 Candles (2009) (TV Episode)
title reference
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.69 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $10,000 question
Jelly (2010)
mentioned in jelly major theme in jelly
How to Make It in America: Unhappy Birthday (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Greek: Camp Buy Me Love (2010) (TV Episode)
They mention this movie
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
The scene where Adam and April are about to kiss mirror's the last scene of Sixteen Candles.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper says a scene from Hot Tub Time Machine is very reminiscent of this movie
Date Night (2010)
Long Duk Dong mentioned
Community: Contemporary American Poultry (2010) (TV Episode)
Abed says, "Can we eat them while sitting on a table, like in 'Sixteen Candles'?"
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Semifinal 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Directors' First Features"
Baby's Day Out Review (2010) (Video)
another film written by John Hughes
Wax On, Fuck Off (2010) (Short)
Molly Ringwald mentions the title.
Scoundrels: Where Have You Been, Charming Billy? (2010) (TV Episode)
Hope says to Tad she feels like Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles, they then reminisce about its final scene.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Sweet and Sour (2010) (TV Episode)
In her role as Anne Juergens, Molly Ringwald talks about her parents forgetting her sixteenth birthday and says she has never gotten over it. In Sixteen Candles (1984) Ringwald played a girl whose parents forgot her sixteenth birthday.
Easy A (2010)
"I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me."
The Dilemma (2011)
The DVD is on Ronny and Beth's kitchen table
House M.D.: Carrot or Stick (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Hard Times of RJ Berger: Sex. Teen. Candles. (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.23 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy says it's one of the films she's seen most often
Awkward.: My Super Bittersweet Sixteen (2011) (TV Episode)
Valerie gives Jenna a DVD of "Sixteen Candles" for her birthday and quotes from the movie.
Victorious: The Breakfast Bunch (2012) (TV Episode)
The poster Tori hits with her foot archery is advertising a movie called "Sixteen Randalls", with the movie's name in the same font as on the real "Sixteen Candles" poster.
Happy Endings: The Kerkovich Way (2012) (TV Episode)
The theme for the scavenger hunt is 'Chicago movies' so at the beginning of the hunt the Birthday cake has 16 candles on it
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players can earn an achievement called "16 Candles" by burning enemies 16 times in one battle.
Franklin & Bash: Waiting on a Friend (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Franklin.
ParaNorman (2012)
Mitch's design is based on Jake Ryan.
Czerwona butelka (2012) (Short)
The Boy character was inspired by The Geek, a.k.a Farmer Ted.
Go On: Ring and a Miss (2013) (TV Episode)
Ryan is surprised by Steven's entrance and further referenced a lot
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Super Power (2013) (TV Episode)
Title referenced.
The Crazy Ones: The Intern (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
DVD Shown
The Goldbergs: Family Takes Care of Beverly (2014) (TV Episode)
Barry and Lainey sitting facing each other on hospital bed with pizza between them is reminiscent of the final scene of Sixteen Candles.
Hindsight: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Hart of Dixie: 61 Candles (2015) (TV Episode)
title reference
iZombie: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1991 (2015) (TV Episode)
Long Duk Dong is mentioned.
500 Questions: Episode #1.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "'80s Films" category
The Angry World of Brian Webster (2015)
mentioned by character
Scream Queens (2015) (TV Series)
Jennifer The Candle Vlogger's hopeful film suggestion for study in Wes Gardener's American History class.
A Cast of Characters (2015) (Short)
'Make a wish.' 'It already came true.'
Scream Queens: Hell Week (2015) (TV Episode)
When Pete and Grace kiss, the song "If You Were Here" by the Thompson Twins plays to indicate a romantic moment, just as it plays in the final kiss scene of Sixteen Candles.
Scream Queens: Chainsaw (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in the film studies class.
Bottle Up (2015)
referenced in dialgoue
Blackcatloner: Let's Talk Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Suggested as a recommendation in the Movie Madness segment.
Blackcatloner: It's a Deadpool, Breakfast Club, Fair Use Kind of Thing (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner admits not seeing this movie
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Emmett mentions it
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
Name of movie is shown in graphic
The Cinema Snob: Slumber Party Massacre II (2016) (TV Episode)
"...that the movie turns into Sixteen Candles?"
Difficult People: 36 Candles (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie is discussed
Fun Mom Dinner (2017)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Talking Dead: Say Yes (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in writing during the "Inside the Dead" segment.
Odd Mom Out: Frisky Business (2017) (TV Episode)
Jill mentions Long Duk Dong
One Lone Cat: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (TV Episode)
Tim mentions the references to this movie in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Still the King: Showcase Showdown (2017) (TV Episode)
Debbie says she felt like Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles".
Happy Death Day (2017)
the cupacke-eating scene
At the Movies: Songwriter/Nineteen Eighty-Four/Witness/Mrs. Soffel (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel notes that "The Breakfast Club" (1985) (to be reviewed in the next show) is directed by the same person who made this movie.


Top Cat (1961) (TV Series)
The little brother is watching it on TV in the kitchen at the beginning of the movie.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Breakthrough Stars of 1990 (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
I Love the '80s (2002) (TV Series)
Backstory: Sixteen Candles (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Scrubs: My Last Chance (2004) (TV Episode)
JD and Molly watch it on TV
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
The Slanted Screen (2006)
clip with example of stereotypic portrayal
Family Guy: Mother Tucker (2006) (TV Episode)
audio clip of the Donger saying "Sexy girlfriend" is played during Brian and Stewie's radio program
Best! Movies! Ever!: Weddings (2006) (TV Episode)
clips are featured to illustrate the best movie wedding scenes
Indie Sex: Teens (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
Celebrating Sixteen Candles (2008) (Video)
Clips shown.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
clip shown during John Hughes tribute
Easy A (2010)
clip of Jake (Michael Schoeffling) waiting for Samantha (Molly Ringwald) outside the church where her sister got married
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Footage of this movie is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (2015) (TV Episode)
"And given that Mike was Jimmy Montrose from Sixteen Candles..."
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
Still is shown
Central Intelligence (2016)
Bob mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.

Spoofed in 

18 Candles (1989) (Video)
Film's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title.
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
girl embarassed on 16th birthday
Soundtracks Live (2004) (TV Movie)
Most of the film is recreated
Kids in America (2005)
the kiss over the cake from this movie is recreated
Family Guy: PTV (2005) (TV Episode)
Peter talks about his birthday and spoofs sixteen candles
Family Guy: Boys Do Cry (2007) (TV Episode)
Chris takes GW Bush's underwear into the guys' bathroom, like Anthony Michael Hall did with Molly Ringwald's
American Dad!: 1600 Candles (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in title. The scene with the birthday cake on the table in the living room is also spoofed
The Kari Files (2009) (Short)
Fantasy sequence
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Scene where John Cusak and female love interest are sitting on the gay couple's counter
Legend of Zelda 1987 Trailer (2011) (Video)
Many scenes are re-enacted.

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