Real Genius (1985) Poster



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The Mighty Mouse Playhouse (1955) (TV Series)
Kent refers to Mitch as "Mighty Mouse."
The New Casper Cartoon Show (1963) (TV Series)
Chris compares himself to Casper.
The Monkees (1966) (TV Series)
Sleeper (1973)

Referenced in 

The Fisher King (1991)
A VHS of this film is on a shelf in the video store.
Twister (1996)
Gentleman (1997)
Boy Meets World: The War (2000) (TV Episode)
One of the pranks involved moving an entire car into a dorm room
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in Amanda's house.
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Five (2007) (Video)
In "Secret Identity", Homestar's "toxic waste" T-shirt and bunny slippers are both references to this movie
Psych: The Old and the Restless (2008) (TV Episode)
Henry says that Shawn has an "unhealthy fascination with the guy from 'Real Genius' (Val Kilmer)."
NCIS: Child's Play (2009) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo says one of the children looks like Val Kilmer in Real Genius
The Cinema Snob: Troll 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
"You can't have this much fucking popcorn in a movie unless your movie has both William Atherton and 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World'!".
Supernatural: The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo (2012) (TV Episode)
Harry tells Charlie that it is "A moral imperative" that she tells him what happened last night. This term is used several times in Real Genius.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown ("Academia De Genios").
The Goldbergs: You Opened the Door (2014) (TV Episode)
Adam wears a Real Genius t-shirt.
The Cinema Snob: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2015) (TV Episode)
Pat Proft also wrote this
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.52 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
The Goldbergs: Revenge O' The Nerds (2017) (TV Episode)
One of the VHS tapes Adam wants to rent from the video store.


Food Fight (1982) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film

Featured in 

MythBusters: Car vs. Rain (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip of movie shown.
Psych: A Nightmare on State Street (2014) (TV Episode)
Shawn and Gus watch "Real Genius."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Youngblood #7 (2015) (TV Episode)
Chris discusses a very bizarre dream
Atop the Fourth Wall: More Fun Comics #73 (2015) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: Strange Tales #110 (2016) (TV Episode)
a very weird dream is described


Sleeper (1973)

Spoofed in 

Spaced: Change (2001) (TV Episode)
Quote "I want to come back, I don't like it here anymore" recorded from a telephone call spoofs similar qote recorded from a call by Real Genius's main Character.
Pixels (2015)
Ludlow sings the Tears For Fears song "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" from this movie.

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