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Mad Max (1979)

Followed by 

Mad Max Motion Comic (2013) (TV Mini-Series)


North by Northwest (1959)
The opening scene of this film bears a clear resemblance to the iconic crop dusting sequence from Hitchock's movie.
The Bugs Bunny Show (1960) (TV Series)
One of the boys has a talking pull-string Bugs Bunny doll.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
When introducing Max to the Thunderdome crowd, Dr. Dealgood calls him "The Man with No Name". This is a reference to Clint Eastwood's character in Sergio Leone's "spaghetti westerns", particularly A Fistful of Dollars, where his character also enters a town as a drifter and plays the two ruling factions against each other for profit.
Tommy (1975)
The character of "Captain Walker", the absent father-figure/savior/pilot, is clearly a reference to "Captain Walker" from the film Tommy. Also, the presence of Tina Turner (who protrayed the "Acid Queen" in "Tommy") strengthens the connections between the two movies.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The scene where Max chases Blackfinger around a corner and then comes running back with guards chasing him is an homage to the scene with Han Solo on the Death Star.
Heavy Metal (1981)

Referenced in 

Solarbabies (1986)
Siskel & Ebert: Heartbreak Ridge/Solarbabies/Little Shop of Horrors/Defense of the Realm (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Solarbabies" review.
Dossier Verhulst: Een nieuwe zet (1987) (TV Episode)
Poster on wall in Karel's room
Strike Commando (1987)
the scene when Ransom wakes up screaming and falls out of a hut (then hanging on a rope and surrounded by chanting natives) is shot and edited exactly like when Mad Max wakes in the children's village in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Beavis and Butt-Head: Baby Makes Uh, Three (1993) (TV Episode)
"Beyond Superdome"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "On their way to the Thunderdome"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: "I thought we were beyond Thunderdome."
South Australian Film Corporation 20th Birthday Celebration (1993) (Video)
This earlier made in South Australian film is referred to.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Violent Years (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Judy Beyond Thunder-squishy"
Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane (1996) (TV Movie)
referenced by Dennis
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
Crow and Tom mention it during the opening sequence.
2Pac Feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman: California Love (1996) (Video)
The video was inspired by the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Liar Liar (1997)
Mentioned in dialogue when Fletcher states where Tina Turner is, saying "she's beyond Thunderdome"
Spice Girls: Too Much (1997) (Video)
Melanie Brown is shown singing on top of a tank strapped with ammunition in an industrial post-apocalyptic war scene.
Seinfeld: The Dealership (1998) (TV Episode)
George says the dealership is like Thunderdome
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Pumaman (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Beyond Donald-dome"
Alan Davies: Urban Trauma (1998) (TV Special)
The Steve Harvey Show: Nightmare on Steve's Street (1999) (TV Episode)
The line "Oh restless spirit from the other side of the mountain, beyond thunderdome, somewhere under the rainbow, show yourself."
Beast Wars: Transformers: Master Blaster (1999) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a reference to a character from that movie.
Farscape: Thank God It's Friday, Again (1999) (TV Episode)
John says, "I think I've seen this one. Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, cage match." and "Nobody saw the third one, anyway."
The X-Files: Three of a Kind (1999) (TV Episode)
Frohike threatens a bouncer with a fight in the Thunderdome.
The Simpsons: Beyond Blunderdome (1999) (TV Episode)
the episode title is a parody of that title, plus it features the cars from the movie
Futurama: Raging Bender (2000) (TV Episode)
The Professor says, "Two robots enter, one robot leaves."
Love the Hard Way (2001)
one of the guys says to Pam Grier she was good in "Max Max"; actually, Tina Turner appeared in that movie
Family Guy: Lethal Weapons (2001) (TV Episode)
When Lois demands Jared, "Spin the wheel Raggedy Man!"
Samurai Jack: Episode XVI (2002) (TV Episode)
the fight with the Aqualizer is a reference to a scene from the third Mad Max movie.
Spider-Man (2002)
Reign of Fire (2002)
Gilmore Girls: A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving (2002) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says, "It's like Thunderdome in here!"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Showtime (2003) (TV Episode)
Buffy says, "Welcome to Thunderdome." Andrew says, "Two men enter, one man leaves."
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
similar gladitorial fight scene with chainsaw
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Unremarkable Voyage (2004) (TV Episode)
Meatwad describes his digestive system in terms of this movie
Tod Browning's 'Freaks': The Sideshow Cinema (2004) (Video)
poster shown
The Venture Bros.: Return to Spider-Skull Island (2004) (TV Episode)
Dr. Venture suggests Dean could carry Jonas Jr. on his back "like Master Blaster"
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.2 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "Mel Gibson: Tortured Thespian" category
Waiting... (2005)
"Welcome to the Thunderdome, bitch."
The Birth of a Queen: Directing a Drag Classic (2005) (Video)
Director Stephan Elliott states that crew members had worked in the desert on "Mad Max" movies and that "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" was a complete contrast to these films in terms of costume colours.
Children of Men (2006)
When the protagonists arrive at Bexhill, a tall man carrying a little person in his backpack can be seen, resembling the characters Master/Blaster.
20 to 1: Great Aussie Movies (2006) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a montage of posters for movies starring Mel Gibson in a segment on Mad Max.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Nevada Day: Part 2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Danny refers to Pahrump as "Thunderdome" whilst on the phone to Jordan.
Apocalypto (2006)
When the captured natives arrive at the pyramids you can see shots of a tall man carrying a little person on his backpack. A reference to the characters Master/Blaster from this other Mel Gibson movie.
The War at Home: It's Not Easy Being Green (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Dave Gold.
Veronica Mars: Show Me the Monkey (2007) (TV Episode)
Thunderdome mentioned
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Elizabeth Swann is seen unloading a gratuitous number of weapons to gain entrance to Captain Feng's base in Singapore, a reference to Max's unloading of a similarly gratuitous number of weapons to gain entrance to Bartertown.
Superbad (2007)
Character at the party remarks "Welcome to the Thunderdome"
Moving McAllister (2007)
The Lady asks Rick and Orlie if they have seen it before he sets up their cage fight.
It Takes Two: '80s Gold Spectacular (2008) (TV Episode)
Julia Morris and David Hobson perform the song We Don't Need Another Hero from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Skeleton Key 2: 667 Neighbor of the Beast (2008) (Video)
"Thunderdome! Two men enter, one man leaves."
Smallville: Plastique (2008) (TV Episode)
Bette refers to the Black Creek Research Facility as "the Thunderdome."
Chuck: Chuck Versus the First Date (2008) (TV Episode)
Morgan's way to pick the next assistant manager
Psych: Any Given Friday Night at 10PM, 9PM Central (2009) (TV Episode)
The name of the stadium in which the football team plays is The Thunderdome.
30 Rock: Larry King (2009) (TV Episode)
Tracey warns New York to get ready for the Thunderdome
Infestation (2009)
"Can we not go all 'Thunderdome'?"
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX (2009) (TV Episode)
"Matt Max beyond Warburdome" is listed among the opening credits.
Borderlands (2009) (Video Game)
Crow: "Oh, come on, can't we get BEYOND Thunderdome?"
Sweatshop (2009)
Character notes "Why don't you just fly your ass back up to Thunderdome?"
Rules of Engagement: Snoozin' for a Bruisin' (2010) (TV Episode)
Jeffs mentions the Thunderdome on several occasions
Smallville: Salvation (2010) (TV Episode)
Chloe thinks that Zod will prefer conquering Earth instead of playing Thunderdome on a deserted planet.
The Boondocks: The Fried Chicken Flu (2010) (TV Episode)
As the Freeman family escapes the house with their food and water tied on top their car, Aunty Entity's hairstyle and large earrings are worn by the Woodcrest Militia leader as she orders her gang to get on a school bus to give chase.
Lost Girl: It's a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World (2010) (TV Episode)
Bo compares the glass factory to the Thunderdome
Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (Video Game)
Lupe at the Grub and Gulp can say: "a little fallout never killed anybody" when talking about Dirty Water, a reference to a water salesman when Max enters Bartertown.
Top Gear: Apocalypse (2010) (Video)
Mentioned on this DVD.
Glee: The Sue Sylvester Shuffle (2011) (TV Episode)
Puck mentions "Thunderdome"
Parks and Recreation: Camping (2011) (TV Episode)
Tom refers to his tent as the "Thunderdome."
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul's Hair Extravaganza (2011) (TV Episode)
Michelle Visage references the film's title.
Your Highness (2011)
the cage fight is a reference to this Mad Max movie
Hagan Reviews: Child Bride (2011) (TV Episode)
points out Angelo Rossitto, who was also in this film
Smallville: Dominion (2011) (TV Episode)
Oliver calls the battle arena 'Zod's Thunderdome'
Parks and Recreation: Ron & Tammys (2011) (TV Episode)
Leslie refers to the budget meeting as "Budgetary Thunderdome."
The X Factor: Live Show 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Louis says to Misha, "Did you ever see the Tina Turner movie Mad Max Thunderdome? That's what it reminded me of a little tonight in a good way."
Napoleon Dynamite: Thundercone (2012) (TV Episode)
Being Human: (I Loathe You) For Sentimental Reasons (2012) (TV Episode)
Thunderdome mentioned
Southland: God's Work (2012) (TV Episode)
Thunderdome mentioned
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players earn and achievement called "Thunderdome" for winning an arena battle.
Community: Introduction to Finality (2012) (TV Episode)
The announcer in the duel in the sun chamber quotes the annoncer in the Thunderdome match between Max and Blaster, and wears a similar costume.
Melissa & Joey: Eat, Pray, Date (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Lennox.
Anger Management: Charlie Dates Kate's Patient (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned several times by Charlie.
Brows Held High: Vase De Noces (2012) (TV Episode)
"Mad Max: Beyond Pigfucker-dome."
Charm (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Coober Pedy Unearthed (2012) (Video)
The third Mad Max film is referred to as both the "Mad Max" film and "Mad Max 3" and is referred to whilst visiting the locations of the Breakaways Reserves and Crocodile Harry's Underground Dugout Nest Home both of which were used as filming locations for "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome".
The Office: Junior Salesman (2013) (TV Episode)
Clark says, "I thought this was an office, not the Thunderdome."
The Big Bang Theory: The Cooper/Kripke Inversion (2013) (TV Episode)
Sheldon says, "Welcome to the Thunderdome, Kripke!"
Parks and Recreation: Emergency Response (2013) (TV Episode)
Leslie says, "Every time it so much as drizzles in Pawnee, the town is in danger of collapsing into Thunderdome-style post-apocalyptic mayhem."
Being Human: Always a Bridesmaid, Never Alive (2013) (TV Episode)
Thunderdome mentioned
Psych: Santa Barbarian Candidate (2013) (TV Episode)
Henry says that when Shawn "was 10 years old, he ran for office on the promise he would build a Thunderdome in the schoolyard."
Teen Wolf: Chaos Rising (2013) (TV Episode)
Thunderdome mentioned
Do No Harm: Me Likey (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
The To Do List (2013)
Mentioned by Willy in dialogue: "Welcome to the Thunderdome, bitch".
Behind 100 Bloody Acres (2013) (Video)
Actor Angus Sampson says the two directors of '100 Bloody Acres' are like Master-Blaster from Mad Max.
The Big Bang Theory: The Cooper Extraction (2013) (TV Episode)
"Welcome to the Thunderdome."
Psych: S.E.I.Z.E. the Day (2014) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to Gus's head as a "smooth, chocolate Thunderdome."
Suits: Moot Point (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike quotes the "Two men enter, one man leaves!" quote from the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Harvey then replies that they aren't in the Thunderdome.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
"Two bots enter, one bot leaves!"
The Venture Bros.: All This and Gargantua-2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Hank sits on top of a robot's shoulders and asks Dean "Who run Bartertown?"
Nostalgia Critic: Matrix Revolutions (2015) (TV Episode)
"I don't need this, I made Beyond Thunderdome!"
Plan 9 (2015)
The survivors car has a sign with "Master Blaster" written on it.
Mortal Kombat X (2015) (Video Game)
Johnny Cage: "Master Blaster!"
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
'Corpus Colossus' (played by Quentin Kenihan ) oversees the loading dock, and acts as dock lookout. He is too weak to operate the dock leavers, and is assisted by a brutish looking winch-man. This is similar, and probably a reference to, the characters 'Master' Blaster in _Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)_
The Cinema Snob: Hard Knuckle (2015) (TV Episode)
"Already, I like this better than Thunderdome."
Half in the Bag: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
Jay agrees with Mike that the 3rd Mad Max movie should be called "Mad Max Goes to the Thunderdome for the First Half of the Movie and Then He Meets up With Kids"
Someone Has to Review It!: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is discussed in this episode
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 June 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mike Golic refers to this movie
Honest Game Trailers: Fallout 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
'Mad Max: Beyond Morrowind'
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Part of a question
Only Connect: Episode #11.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Victoria Coren-Mitchell compares the studio to the Thunderdome.
Inspector Gadget: Beyond Gadgetdome/Brain Drain (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference: segment "Beyond Gadgetdome"
Face Off: The Gauntlet (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
Critic admits he thinks this was the best Mad Max
Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015) (Video)
Travis says, "How's life in the Thunderdome?"
NCIS: New Orleans: Foreign Affairs (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Sebastian Lund.
The Goldbergs: Wingmom (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Pops.
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8819 (2016) (TV Episode)
In order to avoid Ken, Gail and Audrey lie that they are going to see Mad Max and that they have seen all the films in the franchise.
The Cinema Snob: Going Bananas (2016) (TV Episode)
"...when walking through Bartertown..."
Mad Max, univers brûlant (2016) (TV Mini-Series)
Documentary about the 'Mad Max' saga
Jay Leno's Garage: Anarchy on Wheels (2016) (TV Episode)
a Wasteland Weekend participant says he modeled his vehicle on one from the film
The Cinema Snob: Bushwhacked (2016) (TV Episode)
calls it "kid friendly"
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.51 (2016) (TV Episode)
two Double Jeopardy! categories are titled "Mad Max" and "Beyond Thunderdome"
One Hit Wonderland: Beds Are Burning (2016) (TV Episode)
A picture of Master Blaster is shown.
Talking Dead: New Best Friends (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Greg Nicotero when talking about the fight scene between Rick and Winslow.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Time Travelers (2017) (TV Episode)
"This is like Mad Max but without all the cool driving."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "They've created their own Thunderdome."
Rick and Morty: Rickmancing the Stone (2017) (TV Episode)
There is a "Blood Dome," a reference to the 'Thunderdome,' which is also what Rick originally refers to it in the episode.
Argument from Genghis Khan?! (2017) (Video)
Stefan uses this movie to describe what kind of world a Genghis Khan would want.

Featured in 

Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero (1985) (Video)
Soundtrack music video with clips from the movie.
40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) (TV Movie)
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Surrogates/Pandorum/Fame (2009) (TV Episode)
"Rotten Tomatoes Show Sports Network" segment
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Max Rockatansky.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Doomsday (2012) (TV Episode)
Doomsday has a similar arena scene to the one in this movie
Honest Game Trailers: Twisted Metal (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Blockbuster Buster: A Look Back @ the Mad Max Trilogy (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed

Spoofed in 

Chicken Run (2000)
South Park: The Wacky Molestation Adventure (2000) (TV Episode)
When Stan speaks about how the children ended up alone, and presents their religious system, this is a parody of the feral children's ritual "tell" in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
South Park: Douche and Turd (2004) (TV Episode)
the scene where Stan has a bucket put on his head, is placed on a mule and sent off into the wilderness
Tosh.0: Face Bumper Smash (2011) (TV Episode)
parodied in Redemption
The Simpsons: At Long Last Leave (2012) (TV Episode)
Maggie, "falling in with a bad crowd", is shown hanging from an elastic bungee cord in a fight scene resembling a fight in the Thunderdome, with Master-Blaster.
Community: Geothermal Escapism (2014) (TV Episode)
whole episode is a spoof
Bob's Burgers: Friends with Burger-fits (2014) (TV Episode)
"Welcome to the Freezer-Dome"

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