Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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.
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.
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.
Leslie says, "Every time it so much as drizzles in Pawnee, the town is in danger of collapsing into Thunderdome-style post-apocalyptic mayhem."
Sheldon says, "Welcome to the Thunderdome, Kripke!"
"Mad Max: Beyond Pigfucker-dome."
Players earn and achievement called "Thunderdome" for winning an arena battle.
Mentioned several times by Charlie.
Referenced in dialogue
Henry says that when Shawn "was 10 years old, he ran for office on the promise he would build a Thunderdome in the schoolyard."
points out Angelo Rossitto, who was also in this film
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."
Leslie refers to the budget meeting as "Budgetary Thunderdome."
Michelle Visage references the film's title.
Mentioned on this DVD.
Puck mentions "Thunderdome"
Bo compares the glass factory to the Thunderdome
Tom refers to his tent as the "Thunderdome."
Oliver calls the battle arena 'Zod's Thunderdome'
Chloe thinks that Zod will prefer conquering Earth instead of playing Thunderdome on a deserted planet.
referenced in clue and correct response in "Mel Gibson: Tortured Thespian" category
Jeffs mentions the Thunderdome on several occasions
Crow: "Oh, come on, can't we get BEYOND Thunderdome?"
"Matt Max beyond Warburdome" is listed among the opening credits.
A poster for this movie is shown in a montage of posters for movies starring Mel Gibson in a segment on Mad Max.
"Thunderdome! Two men enter, one man leaves."
Tracey warns New York to get ready for the Thunderdome
the cage fight is a reference to this Mad Max movie
Julia Morris and David Hobson perform the song We Don't Need Another Hero from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
The name of the stadium in which the football team plays is The Thunderdome.
Morgan's way to pick the next assistant manager
Character notes "Why don't you just fly your ass back up to Thunderdome?"
The episode title is a reference to a character from that movie.
"Can we not go all 'Thunderdome'?"
Danny refers to Pahrump as "Thunderdome" whilst on the phone to Jordan.
Character at the party remarks "Welcome to the Thunderdome"
Poster on wall in Karel's room
Crow: "On their way to the Thunderdome"
Mike: "I thought we were beyond Thunderdome."
Mike: "Judy Beyond Thunder-squishy"
Referenced through dialogue.
Dr. Venture suggests Dean could carry Jonas Jr. on his back "like Master Blaster"
The line "Oh restless spirit from the other side of the mountain, beyond thunderdome, somewhere under the rainbow, show yourself."
the episode title is a parody of that title, plus it features the cars from the movie
George says the dealership is like Thunderdome
Mike: "Beyond Donald-dome"
Crow and Tom mention it during the opening sequence.
John says, "I think I've seen this one. Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, cage match." and "Nobody saw the third one, anyway."
When Lois demands Jared, "Spin the wheel Raggedy Man!"
Buffy says, "Welcome to Thunderdome." Andrew says, "Two men enter, one man leaves."
Meatwad describes his digestive system in terms of this movie
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 Lady asks Rick and Orlie if they have seen it before he sets up their cage fight.
similar gladitorial fight scene with chainsaw
"Welcome to the Thunderdome, bitch."
one of the guys says to Pam Grier she was good in "Max Max"; actually, Tina Turner appeared in that movie
Mentioned in dialogue when Fletcher states where Tina Turner is, saying "she's beyond Thunderdome"
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
Doomsday has a similar arena scene to the one in this movie
"Rotten Tomatoes Show Sports Network" segment
parodied in Redemption
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.
the scene where Stan has a bucket put on his head, is placed on a mule and sent off into the wilderness
"Two robots enter, one robot leaves."