The Breakfast Club (1985) Poster


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The Bed & Breakfast Club (2008) (TV Series)


The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Breakfast Club whistle 'Colonel Bogey'.
The Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963) (TV Series)
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) (TV Series)
Bender assumes Brian's father and overall homelife resembles the feel-good nature of the PBS preschool series
Annie Hall (1977)

Referenced in 

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Jesse has a poster the references Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Saturday Night Live: George Wendt and Francis Ford Coppola/Philip Glass (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Francis Ford Coppola at end of Vietnam Sketch
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
"Eat my shorts" line
Growing Pains: The Breakfast Club (1987) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Lost Boys (1987)
WCW World Championship Wrestling: Episode dated 3 October 1987 (1987) (TV Episode)
Hawk uses "Neo-Maxi Zoom Dweebies" in the Road Warriors' promo.
Demon Queen (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Alvin & the Chipmunks: Brunch Club (1988) (TV Episode)
Title reference and Similar premise with the Chipmunks and Chipettes being detained
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "This is from 'The Breakfast Club,' right?"
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Saturday Night Live: Emilio Estevez/Pearl Jam (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Emilio Estevez in his monologue
Friday (1995)
When Anthony Micheal Hall smokes the joint, he tries catching the smoke he exhales with his mouth. Chris Tucker does the same thing in Friday.
Beautiful Girls (1996)
At the reunion Gina tells Tracy that she looks like Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club.
Chasing Amy (1997)
Mixed Signals (1997)
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.1 (1997) (TV Episode)
In "Vinyl Justice", in Gary Numan's record collection they find a record of Simple Minds' Don't You Forget About Me with the poster from this film on the back.
Monument Ave. (1998)
Mentioned by characters in conversation
Dawson's Creek: Detention (1998) (TV Episode)
The entire episode is based on this movie.
USA High: The Breakfast Club (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Dawson's Creek: Crossroads (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Everybody Loves Raymond: Ray Home Alone (1999) (TV Episode)
Frank: ''When you mess with the bull, you get the horns.''
Futurama (1999) (TV Series)
Bender the Robot was named for John Bender
Go (1999)
Lost & Found (1999)
Dogma (1999)
Jay and Silent Bob state that they were on a search for the fictional town of Shermer, Illinois, referenced in John Hughes's movies. Rufus later reveals a secret from Bethany's past about a boy named Brian Johnson, which is the same name as a character from the film. Jay refers to its star Judd Nelson/
American Pie (1999)
Prom band plays "Don't You Forget About Me," by Simple Minds
Futurama: Mars University (1999) (TV Episode)
Dean Vernon is a reference to Richard Vernon
A*Teens: Dancing Queen (1999) (Short)
The whole music video is an homage to this movie
Boys and Girls (2000)
title on marque and poster in entryway
Happy Campers (2001)
Referenced in dialog
Futurama: The Luck of the Fryrish (2001) (TV Episode)
7-leaf clover hidden in LP jacket for movie soundtrack; also features song "Don't You Forget About Me" from same soundtrack
Gilmore Girls: Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai: "Working on his Breakfast Club audition."
Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow/Ryan Adams (2001) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in Mango sketch flashback
So Little Time: The Breakfast Club (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Summer (2002)
Ella takes Miller on a date to see the movie.
Grange Hill: Episode #25.12 (2002) (TV Episode)
Breakfast Club parallels - Ian's accumulated detention, Maddie's initially prone form on the desk, and individual revelations about their personal life.
South Park: Asspen (2002) (TV Episode)
At the end of the teen movie spoof "Don't You Forget About Me"-parodying music plays.
Van Wilder (2002)
When Professor McDoogle (Paul Gleason) is arguing with the kids, it's the exact same scene as in the breakfast club. In the breakfast club Richard Vernon (played by Paul Gleason) is also arguing with a group of kids.
Lizzie McGuire: She Said, He Said, She Said (2002) (TV Episode)
Lizzie, Kate and Tudgeman leave a letter behind to Principal Tweedy, where they label themselves "A Kate", "A Larry" and "A Lizzie" and sign the letter off as "The Lunch Bunch".
South Park: Toilet Paper (2003) (TV Episode)
While the gang is waiting outside the principal's office, Cartman concocts an alibi which includes bowling next to Ally Sheedy, the "goth chick from The Breakfast Club."
Retarded Animal Babies (2003) (TV Series)
In RAB19 when Puppy is going spelunking, he tells himself a joke before falling down, just like Bender does in The Breakfast Club
Holes (2003)
The Real Cancun (2003)
Cited for 1980s nostalgia
Gilmore Girls: The Fundamental Things Apply (2003) (TV Episode)
Marty refers to his friends as "The Breakfast Crew."
Gilmore Girls: Ted Koppel's Big Night Out (2003) (TV Episode)
Rory illustrates Brendon's stupidity by telling Lorelai that watching the film inspired him to tape his butt cheeks together.
Klais? (2003)
Scrubs: My Rule of Thumb (2004) (TV Episode)
J.D. thinks about Molly Ringwald and says that "she was good in 'The Breakfast Club.'"
The Perfect Score (2004)
Characters mention a scene from this movie in a conversation.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Scrubs: My Choosiest Choice of All (2004) (TV Episode)
The janitor raise his hand at the end of the episode like John Bender at the end of 'The Breakfast Club'
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) (Video Game)
Mentioned as one of Judd Nelson's films.
Cold Case: The Sleepover (2004) (TV Episode)
The girls (young versions of Brandi, Ariel, Tiffany, and Rita, the murder victim) are watching the film at the Beaudry's home in 1990.
The King of Queens: Hi, School (2005) (TV Episode)
Doug refers to himself as Emilio Estevez and compares Carrie with Ally Sheedy. When Carrie doesn't understand what he's talking about he explains it's from The Breakfast Club and that he's amazed she hasn't seen it.
The Pacifier (2005)
The vice principal uses the same line as the principal in breakfast club "You mess with bull, you get the horns."
Road Warriors: The Life and Death of Wrestling's Most Dominant Tag Team (2005) (Video)
Hawk uses "Neo-Maxi Zoom Dweebies" in an interview from 1987.
Campus Confidential (2005) (TV Movie)
Favorite movie of Violet and her potential beau
The Office: The Fire (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
The Office: The Fight (2005) (TV Episode)
Michael botches a quote from Emilio Estevez's character
Cold Case: Detention (2006) (TV Episode)
A present day Dawn mentions that being in detention was like high school not like the film.
Gilmore Girls: Bridesmaids Revisited (2006) (TV Episode)
Lorelai calls Rory "Anthony Michael Hall in 'Breakfast Club' smart."
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (Video Game)
Couzin Ed quotes the movie's line "You won't accept tongue in your mouth"
Veronica Mars: Plan B (2006) (TV Episode)
Her Dad and your Dad should get together and go bowling.
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
This Filthy World (2006)
John Waters mentions it.
American Dad!: Failure Is Not a Factory-installed Option (2006) (TV Episode)
The boys watch this movie in the back yard drive in while Roger recites the final lines of dialogue from the film.
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) (Video)
Mentioned by Kevin.
One Tree Hill: Pictures of You (2007) (TV Episode)
John Kapelos plays the teacher who gives the class assignment. He played Carl the Janitor in Breakfast Club. Bevan refers to the teacher at one point as Carl.
In the Land of Women (2007)
Lucy asks Carter: "Does it get more 'Breakfast Club' than that?"
Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007) (TV Episode)
John Bender is at the Death Star attack briefing and asks if General Dodonna raids Barry Manilow's wardrobe
Corner Gas: Spin Cycle (2007) (TV Episode)
Hank begins reciting a speech from the voiceover in "The Breakfast Club"; Karen then points out that it is from "The Breakfast Club" and Hank says that he had watched the movie the previous night.
NCIS: Lost & Found (2007) (TV Episode)
Before trying to answer the final question in a film quiz, Anthony DiNozzo says: "You mess with the bull, you get the horns." to Ziva David and Timothy McGee.
Target Audience 9.1 (2007)
A young group of humans trapped in a closed environment learn to get along.
American Teen (2008)
cover reenacts Breakfast Club cast pose
Maybe Tomorrow (2008)
The pose on the poster is a salute to The Breakfast Club
Miss Guided: Rebel Yell (2008) (TV Episode)
While running wild through the school after hours, Becky, Tim, and Lisa dance around like the characters in The Breakfast Club to Karla DeVito's "We are not alone," and then Becky Says, "I feel like we're in The Breakfast Club and I'm Molly Ringwald."
Gossip Girl: Woman on the Verge (2008) (TV Episode)
Blair refers to the friendship of Blair, Serena, Nate, and Chuck as the non-judging Breakfast Club.
Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn says to Juliet, "Who hasn't seen 'The Breakfast Club'?" Shawn does the dance from The Breakfast Club on the school rooftop. Instead of wearing nametags at their school renunion, Gus chooses to wear their senior picture and Shawn instead has one of Judd Nelson.
Pineapple Express (2008)
Red bounces a ball in his house when Saul and Dale first enter and says he is trying for a scholarship, similar to Bender's line in the gymnasium.
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: A Scottsman Who Can't Watch a Movie Without Shouting at the Screen (2008) (TV Episode)
The Scotsman shouts at Bender talking back to the principal and getting more detentions.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Teacher Week 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $16,000 question
Supernatural: Yellow Fever (2008) (TV Episode)
Frank's neighbor, Mark Hutchins mentions that Frank "taped half the town's butt cheeks together". Emilio Estevez's character taped a kid's butt cheeks together in the movie.
Samantha Who?: The Family Vacation (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned during a game of charades
Swanland (2008)
When Casey is making fun of the group
Still Waiting... (2009) (Video)
quotes a line from the movie "this is what happens at my house when you spill paint in the garage"
How I Met Your Mother: The Stinsons (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by characters.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
Wizards of Waverly Place: Hugh's Not Normous (2009) (TV Episode)
I heard a ruckus. Could you describe the ruckus?
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Donny's line "Two hits. I hit you, you hit the ground!" is taken from a heated exchange between Judd Nelson's and Emilio Estevez's characters.
Scrubs: A XXX Parody (2009) (Video)
DJ says 'And then we formed The Breakfast Club'
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.168 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Nostalgia Critic: Steel (2009) (TV Episode)
"I guess Bender really did go crazy after The Breakfast Club"
Entourage: Security Briefs (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Lloyd
Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Oblivion: The Series: Blueprint for Joy (2009) (TV Episode)
Maggot asks if Ziggy is from Johnson's Underwear, one of Ziggy's various former band names. The name is taken from a line spoken by Bender in The Breakfast Club.
Community: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
Abed mentions the film several times, and quotes the dialogue
Accidentally on Purpose: One Night Stand (2009) (TV Episode)
The lipstick on the cleavage trick that Billie claims is from "Grease" is actually from "The Breakfast Club".
How I Met Your Mother: Robin 101 (2009) (TV Episode)
Barney, while being taught by Ted, uses a line from The Breakfast Club, used by Bender in the film.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
James points out the poster for Texas Chainsaw Massacre resembles the poster of this movie.
One Tree Hill: I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight (2009) (TV Episode)
Julian quotes a line from the film
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.69 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $10,000 question
The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010) (Video)
When Andy is cleaning the vomit off of Sarah's face, she says "Why are you being so nice to me? Andy replies "Because you're letting me." just like Claire and Allison in The Breakfast Club.
The Office: The Delivery: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Phyllis says, "I can put on lipstick the way Molly Ringwald does in 'The Breakfast Club.'"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.125 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "A Movie Before, Then Dinner After"
Greek: Camp Buy Me Love (2010) (TV Episode)
They mention this movie
Nostalgia Critic: Flubber (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as other movies written by John Hughes.
Nostalgia Critic: Home Alone 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced by name
Wizards of Waverly Place: Third Wheel (2010) (TV Episode)
Jerry tells Harper that he was a third wheel between his friends John Bender and Ponyboy, whom he suspected only befriended him because his sister Megan was good-looking. John Bender is the name of a character from John Hughes' "The Breakfast Club".
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Finals: Game 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "On the 1980s Movie Soundtrack"
Wizards of Waverly Place: Alex's Logo (2010) (TV Episode)
When Alex is giving her speech she mentions a student named John Bender. This is a character from The Breakfast Club.
Baby's Day Out Review (2010) (Video)
another film written by John Hughes
RebelTaxi: Teen Titans Review (2010) (TV Episode)
Instead of showing footage from this film, Pan leaves a titlecard that says "Insert Breakfast Club Footage."
Wizards of Waverly Place: Moving On (2010) (TV Episode)
Jerry mentions John Bender
Easy A (2010)
Mr. Griffith quotes Principal Vernon (Richard Gleason) when he lists "You mess with the bull, you get the horns" as one of the cliched things that teachers say to students; Olive references Judd Nelson's character, "John Bender", when she's asking herself "Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in '80s movies?... I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me"; when Todd plays music outside Olive's window, the song is "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds, which was the closing song in The Breakfast Club (1985).
Family Guy: And Then There Were Fewer (2010) (TV Episode)
At the end of the episode, Seamus asks the other guests, "When we all see each other at school on Monday, are we still gonna be friends?"
Dexter: First Blood (2010) (TV Episode)
Stan: ''You fuck with the bull, you get the horn.''
The Dilemma (2011)
The DVD is on Ronny and Beth's kitchen table
No Ordinary Family: No Ordinary Detention (2011) (TV Episode)
Mr. Litchfield, JJ's math teacher, runs detention and ends up like John Hughes' movie
30 Rock: Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning (2011) (TV Episode)
At the end of the episode Liz pumps her fist in the air on her way out of the office, in the same fashion as John does.
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Supercop (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of February/March
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
opening credits mentions Shermer High School Class of 1984, and shows a copy of the videotape
Detention (2011)
Numerous references.
Parenthood: Hey, If You're Not Using That Baby... (2011) (TV Episode)
Sarah points out that Mark was two years old when "The Breakfast Club" came out.
Hughes the Force (2011) (Short)
Various references to quotable lines and characters throughout
Parenthood: Clear Skies from Here on Out (2011) (TV Episode)
Haddie mentions "The Breakfast Club" being on at a revival house.
How I Met Your Mother: Field Trip (2011) (TV Episode)
Barney mentions the movie by name.
American Horror Story: Halloween: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.53 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jason Reitman mentions directing a live reading of the film's screenplay
Promoción fantasma (2012)
the ghost kids dance like the original cast in the library
Breaking In: The Contra Club (2012) (TV Episode)
The ending with "Don't You Forget About Me" playing, the letter being read about the characters, the fist in the air, and even the episode title all combine to make the reference.
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players can earn achievements called "Mess With The Bull" and "You'll Get The Horns".
Detention of the Dead (2012)
How I Met Your Mother: The Magician's Code: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
The gang dressed as the Breakfast Club one Halloween.
Men at Work: Wake and Bake (2012) (TV Episode)
Milo: "Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club."
Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)
During the gym flashback scene, Tricia can be heard humming the main melody to the song ''Don't You (Forget about Me)'' by Simple Minds, which was famously played during the opening and closing credits of ''The Breakfast Club''.
Franklin & Bash: Waiting on a Friend (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Franklin.
Suits: Sucker Punch (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
ParaNorman (2012)
Norman, Neil, Courtney, Mitch and Alvin are based on the main characters of The Breakfast Club.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.135 (2012) (TV Episode)
Nina Dobrev mentions the show.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Jesse makes Judd Nelson's gesture while Beca sings the song from the movie scene.
Scenes from a Gay Marriage (2012)
Luce refers to the film by title.
Haven: Reunion (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Vampire Diaries: A View to a Kill (2013) (TV Episode)
Stefan Salvatore tells Rebekah that "one detention turns a bunch of outcasts in allies."
Bob's Burgers: Lindapendent Woman (2013) (TV Episode)
The Burger of the Day is named "Don't You Four-Cheddar About Me". This is a play on the Simple Minds song "Don't You (Forget About Me)", which was the theme song to this movie.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Super Power (2013) (TV Episode)
Title referenced.
Orange Is the New Black: Imaginary Enemies (2013) (TV Episode)
Piper quotes Brian when talking about not getting her lamp to work
Suits: The Arrangement (2013) (TV Episode)
Donna asks if Louis' high school bully stories are from "The Breakfast Club"
Suits: Endgame (2013) (TV Episode)
Harold paraphrases that he "needs not to wait in the conference room to knock your dick in the dirt" and when Louis asks, Harold explains that this from "The Breakfast Club"
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
Los Santos Rock Radio DJ, Kenny Loggins, says "These guys were on all the '80s teenage movies. Here's Simple Minds" before playing a track from Simple Minds
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: Detention (2013) (TV Episode)
Plot is a homage to the earlier movie.
The Crazy Ones: Breakfast Burrito Club (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Sugarcube Critic: Mare in the Moon (2013) (TV Episode)
"The last time this much partying occured in a library, Paul Gleason came in and yelled at Judd Nelson."
Doll Killer (2013)
A character talks about being part of a "Breakfast Club" sandwich
Life After Pi (2014) (Short)
Poster seen
Archer: Archer Vice: Palace Intrigue - Part I (2014) (TV Episode)
Archer compares the team to the members of The Breakfast Club.
About a Boy: About a Buble (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dolly Parton/Taylor Kitsch (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mets Bucket Hat Guy
EastEnders: Episode dated 29 July 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Shirley and Aunt Babe talk about Tina who is unhappy. Shirley says, "What was that film she used to watch on loop when she was a kid?" Babe replies, "Ooh, the one with the kid with the leather jacket and the earring." Aunt Babe remembers the name of the movie is The Breakfast Club. Shirley buys the movie for Tina to help cheer her up.
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 poster was done as a parody of the poster for The Breakfast Club.
Garfunkel and Oates: Maturity (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Kate
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 October 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of movies released in 1985, the last time before 2014 that the Kansas City Royals reached the playoffs
Parenthood: Aaron Brownstein Must Be Stopped (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Madam Secretary: Collateral Damage (2014) (TV Episode)
Blake, "Wait, so that's it? I kinda thought we had a Breakfast Club thing going."
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Dean's friend quotes Andy Clark from The Breakfast Club: "Two hits: me hitting him; him hitting the floor"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Oprah Winfrey/Idina Menzel (2014) (TV Episode)
In his opening monologue, Jimmy Fallon does Judd Nelson's fist-in-the-air pose with the beginning of "Don't You Forget About Me" playing.
NCIS: House Rules (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by DiNozzo.
It Takes a Choir: Breakfast Club at Brashear (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference (Brashear is a high school).
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Charlie Day/Jeff Musial/Darius Rucker (2015) (TV Episode)
One of the titles in the 5-Second Summaries game
Dope (2015)
The drugs (the molly) are being compared to The Breakfast Club and Molly Ringwald.
Saturday Night Live: J.K. Simmons/D'Angelo (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Teacher Snow Day
The DUFF (2015)
references the final quote in listing the kinds of students in high school
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Kisses a Boy! (2015) (TV Episode)
"(Don't You) Forget About Me" plays in the background as Kimmy enrols in school. Kimmy then recreates the freeze frame of Bender's fist pump, whispering to the school secretary: "It's from The Breakfast Club"
Workaholics: Trivia Pursuits (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy answers a film quiz question with "Barry Manilow's wardrobe".
Barely Lethal (2015)
Bernard repeats Andrew Clark's dialogue in the "group therapy" scene word for word, and Liz recognizes it
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Simpsons Ride (2015) (TV Episode)
Compares Disneyland and Universal Studios to Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy's characters respectively
One Hit Wonderland: St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Battle Creek: Homecoming (2015) (TV Episode)
Milt Chamberlain asks Russ Agnew: "And who were you in high school, Russ? Huh? Judd Nelson, class tough guy? Skate punk? Auto shop? Glee club?"
500 Questions: Episode #1.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "'80s Films" category
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dwayne Johnson/Meghan Trainor/Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend (2015) (TV Episode)
The freeze frame ending with "Don't You (Forget About Me)" playing is reenacted by Jimmy and Dwayne Johnson in their graduation sketch
Pontoon Payday: Banana Hammock or Bust! (2015) (TV Episode)
Frank asks the contestants to name three of the film's five lead actors
The Match (2015) (Short)
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" plays during the credits.
Chasing Life: Life of Brenna (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by April.
Regular Show: The Lunch Club (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Scream: The TV Series: Ghosts (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Murder Pact (2015)
Titled by Annabel in relation to her, Camille, Will and Rick's predicament following Lisa's apparent death.
Teen Titans Go!: Hey You, Don't Forget About Me in Your Memory (2015) (TV Episode)
The assigning of labels on students, detention, letter to principal, story title reference to song in movie.
Faking It: Boiling Point (2015) (TV Episode)
Characters spend the episode in detention together/"Don't You (Forget About Me)" heard
Bottle Up (2015)
referenced in dialgoue
R.E.M. Sleep (2015) (Short)
Poster is shown
The Cinema Snob: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2015) (TV Episode)
"He also had to do this same thing in The Breakfast Club Holiday Special."
The Frogmarch (2015)
Group confined to one location.
Tracey Ullman's Show: Episode #1.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster on Karen's bedroom wall.
Blackcatloner: Let's Talk Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner thinks this movie is superior to Sixteen Candles.
Blackcatloner: Movie Madness (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when talking about John Hughes movies.
Blackcatloner: Another Year, Another Super Bowl (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner says that his generation has turned into the principal from this movie.
Blackcatloner: Kids These Days (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner comments that his generation is turning into the principal from this movie.
Blackcatloner: It's a Deadpool, Breakfast Club, Fair Use Kind of Thing (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner does a film editorial on this movie.
Blackcatloner: The Breakfast Club (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner does a film editorial on this movie.
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
Name of movie is shown in graphic
Pirate Boys 2020 (2016) (Short)
ending is a reference/homage to The Breakfast Club ending
The Killer in the House (2016)
Title is referenced
Wine Gusy: Blind Gusy (2016) (TV Episode)
As Ben throws his hands in the air to celebrate, the screen freezes and "Don't You Forget About Me" begins.
Suits: To Trouble (2016) (TV Episode)
Harvey states that the empty firm with just them inside reminds him of the Breakfast Club
The Goldbergs: Breakfast Club (2016) (TV Episode)
The episode title and the episode is about the movie.
NCIS: Being Bad (2016) (TV Episode)
background plot, quotes and character trivia references and original cast actor appearance
Blackcatloner: Life's Too Short for a Fall Heat Wave (2016) (TV Episode)
"What if Michael Bay directed a hybrid of Twilight, Man of Steel and The Breakfast Club?"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ricky Gervais/Evan Rachel Wood/Michael Bublé (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Evan Rachel Wood as she discusses her band Rebel and a Basketcase
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Joel Edgerton/Evan Rachel Wood/Ina Garten/Allison Miller (2016) (TV Episode)
Evan Rachel Wood explains that the name of her band Rebel and a Basketcase was taken from the movie
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Winter (2016) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says that Rory "learned all of her language skills via 'The Breakfast Club.'"
The Vampire Diaries: Coming Home Was a Mistake (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Riverdale: Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness (2017) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner: Hey, Stella! You're Making Me Crazy (2017) (TV Episode)
Imitating Bender: "Shut up, bitch! And go fix me a chili pot pie."
Power Rangers (2017)
The Power Rangers all have Saturday detention together. Jason's Dad even says the other kids are all criminals and weirdos and mentions blowing "his ride" referring to a college scholarship. The kids are the same high school archetypes: The Jock, The Cheerleader, The Nerd, The Outsider, The Weirdo.
Family Guy: The Peter Principal (2017) (TV Episode)
Peter calls his family "Breakfast Club" and calls it a "reference from last century".
Second Generation Grudge (2017) (Short)
As a tribute and spoof, with a freeze frame at the end and the car scene in the beginning
The Cinema Snob: Windy City (2017) (TV Episode)
"We're only friends because we spent a Saturday detention together."
Bryn Gets a Job (2017) (Short)
Bryn and Marisa do dance moves from 'The Breakfast Club'
Colossal Youth (2017)
The skipping school scene with the friends trying to avoid Principal Hagerson and "The Suits" was inspired by The Breakfast Club hallway scene.
Burn in Hell
Ending shot

Featured in 

Simple Minds: Don't You, Forget About Me (1985) (Video)
The music video features clips from the film
My Little Eye (2002)
17 minutes into the film, the girls watch a video of the John Hughes movie.
Trapped (2002)
I Love the '80s (2002) (TV Series)
I Love the '80s: 1985 (2002) (TV Episode)
shown while talking about the Brat Pack
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Backstory: The Breakfast Club (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
Indie Sex: Teens (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
clip shown during John Hughes tribute
Easy A (2010)
clip of Bender (Judd Nelson) walking acrross a field at the end of TBC
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips of the film are shown as one of the films that made Christy a critic
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Poster and footage of this movie are shown.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Two characters are seen watching the last scene, later one character apparently watches the entire movie
Lorraine: Episode dated 10 October 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
Lipstick scene is shown
Emo Kev (2013) (Short)
Kevin is seen watching a VHS copy of the movie
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 5 in the Countdown
Parenthood: Too Big to Fail (2014) (TV Episode)
Watched on TV
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Taylor Lautner/Sean 'Diddy' Combs/Weezer (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips from the movie are intercut with remarks by Donald J. Trump
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
Still and clip is shown
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ricky Gervais/Tituss Burgess/Tony Tulathimutte/Will Calhoun (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip of Emilio Estevez in the segment A Closer Look
Video Buck: Top 13: Imprescindibles de los 80 (2017) (TV Episode)
Top nº1
At the Movies: Songwriter/Nineteen Eighty-Four/Witness/Mrs. Soffel (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in the teaser for the next week's show.
What I Learned About... From the Movies: High School (TV Episode)
excerpts from the movie in this episode

Spoofed in 

The Box Lunch Club (1986) (Video)
Video's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title from a year earlier.
Back to the Beach (1987)
The Faculty (1998)
Go (1999)
Family Guy: Let's Go to the Hop (2000) (TV Episode)
Peter walks into a room in the school and says Holy Crap its the Breakfast Club! then sees lots of cereal characters lying around like characters from this movie. Later on he walks along to the song "Don't Forget About Me" from this film, spoofing a scene from it.
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Principal yells at them in detention.
Gay Propaganda (2002) (Short)
the segment features homosexal characters
Scrubs: My Drama Queen (2003) (TV Episode)
Ted punches his fist into the air after Dr. Kelso permits him to get a soda before returning to work. This gesture, as well as the music playing during this scene, is the same as the last scene in The Breakfast Club after Molly Ringwald's character gives Judd Nelson's character her earring.
Along Came Polly (2004)
Movie poster of fictional 1980s movie 'Crocodile Tears'
Degrassi: The Next Generation: Take on Me (2004) (TV Episode)
The entire set-up is the same as the film. Mr. Raditch wears a similar outfit to Principal Vernon. Sean = Bender, Hazel = Claire, Jimmy = Andy, Toby = Brian, Ellie = Allison.
The Edwin J. Hill Social Club: The One with the Hobo Date (2008) (TV Episode)
Gus's ending message and concluding walk and fist-pump.
Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) (TV Episode)
Gus's narration at the end is a take-off on Brian's letter on behalf of the group, and Shawn pumps his fist like Bender after walking through a field.
Community: Communication Studies (2010) (TV Episode)
During their drinking binge, Jeff, Abed, and also the pizza delivery man climb up onto a table and dance like the kids in "The Breakfast Club," and Karla DeVito's "We are not alone" plays on the epis.ode soundtrack
The Big Sleaze (2010)
Freeze frame of character raising fist to the sky
The Breakfast Club: A XXX Parody (2010) (Video)
Adult XXX parody.
Legend of Zelda 1987 Trailer (2011) (Video)
Many scenes are re-enacted.
Hughes the Force (2011) (Short)
The final freeze frame shot is a spoof of Bender's fist pump, and the dance scene during the end credits is a parody of the dance scene in The Breakfast Club.
The Simpsons: Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts (2011) (TV Episode)
Superintendant Chalmers has a flashback to the "breakfast club"
Victorious: The Breakfast Bunch (2012) (TV Episode)
The entire episode mimics the classic John Hughes film
Gravity Falls: Land Before Swine (2012) (TV Episode)
Mabel's and Waddles's dance sequence spoofs the dance sequence in "The Breakfast Club."
Regular Show: Fuzzy Dice (2012) (TV Episode)
Parodies the end of the film. Includes "Don't You Forget About Me"
The Neighbors: Dream Weavers (2013) (TV Episode)
Judd Nelson appears in a cameo which pokes fun at the film.
Glee: Feud (2013) (TV Episode)
Glee Club members walking in line on a banister is a spoof of a scene in The Breakfast Club
Cougar Town: The Criminal Kind (2013) (TV Episode)
"The Grocery-Store Club"
Community: Basic Story (2014) (TV Episode)
Hickey threatens Starburns by saying, "If I come over there, there's gonna be two sounds: me hitting you twice." This line spoofs Andrew's threat to Bender in "The Breakfast Club": "Two hits. Me hitting you, you hitting the floor."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jennifer Lopez/Keenen Ivory Wayans (2014) (TV Episode)
The freeze frame ending with "Don't You Forget About Me" playing is reenacted by Jimmy and Steve Higgins
Bob's Burgers: The Runway Club (2015) (TV Episode)
The opening scene is an homage to the scene in this earlier movie
Ted 2 (2015)
Ted, John and Sam perform the same dance that Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez and Anthony Michael Hall do in the John Hughes inspired montage.
Regular Show: The Lunch Club (2015) (TV Episode)
Premise, Ending and Soundalike version of "Don't You Forget About Me"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Danny DeVito/Khloé Kardashian/Colin Hay (2016) (TV Episode)
Photos of the President and attendees at the State of the Union are accompanied by fictional future updates as "Don't You (Forget About Me)" is heard
The Goldbergs: Breakfast Club (2016) (TV Episode)
the whole episode spoofs the movie.

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