Spies Like Us (1985) Poster



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The Lone Ranger (1949) (TV Series)
Emmett says, "Heigh-ho Silver, away!"
The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
Is the subject of a trivia question in the final scene.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Both are comedies about the Cold War, nuclear warfare and feature scheming US Generals wanting to wipe out Russia.
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Doctor Zhivago poster hangs in the Tadjikistani traffic police and gets shot up.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Soldiers at the training camp chant "hut hut hut" in the same way the SWAT team does in this. Also features characters named Sline and La Fong.
Reds (1981)
Jeopardy! (1984) (TV Series)
When told he has 30 seconds to give an answer, Fitz-Hume jokes "You're not gonna start humming the theme of Jeopardy are you?".

Referenced in 

The Children of Times Square (1986) (TV Movie)
Title seen on movie theater marquee.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Amazing Transparent Man (1995) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Spies Like Us"
The X Files (1998)
Clerks: A Dissertation on the American Justice System by People Who Have Never Been Inside a Courtroom, Let Alone Know Anything About the Law, But Have Seen Way Too Many Legal Thrillers (2000) (TV Episode)
When Randal attempts open heart surgery on a man, the man wakes up and screams when Randal touches him with the scalpel. Afterwards, Dante and Randal walk nonchalantly away from the hospital, then start running.
Stargate SG-1: Frozen (2002) (TV Episode)
During the first introductions on the arctic base, there is conversation that includes "Doctor, Doctor, Doctor," and so on. This is a direct reference to the scene in Spies Like Us, where the exact same dialogue is uttered.
That '70s Show: Trampled Under Foot (2003) (TV Episode)
During the scene when Fez dreams about being operated on by Kelso, Eric and Hyde, the three of them shake hands and all say "Doctor" to each other over and over again.
Team Fortress 2 (2007) (Video Game)
Spy's achievment "Spies Like Us"
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Marlin (2008) (TV Episode)
Reference to the "GLG-20" bug.
The Big Bang Theory: The Griffin Equivalency (2008) (TV Episode)
The scene in which Leonard, Howard, Raj, and Dr. Gablehauser greet each other as "doctor" echoes a similar scene in "Spies Like Us."
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) (Video Game)
A mission on the movie lot is called "Spies like us"
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Broken Heart (2009) (TV Episode)
Episode quotes the "Doctor, doctor" scene from this movie
Family Guy: Spies Reminiscent of Us (2009) (TV Episode)
title reference
Fringe: Peter (2010) (TV Episode)
poster outside theater
Psych: One, Maybe Two, Ways Out (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says that "Gus recently saw half of 'Spies Like Us.'"
Midnight Screenings: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) (TV Episode)
"I think it's a good thing they remade Spies Like Us with cars."
Midnight Screenings: Bad Teacher/Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Scandal: Spies Like Us (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier (2013) (TV Movie)
One of the many films the Djinn quotes.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Bumblebee plays an audio clip from this movie
Storage Wars Canada: Spies Like Urs (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference


She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)
Fitz-Hume watches this on his computer monitor at work, Ronald Reagan appears in the scene he's watching and is even listed in the end credits (as The President of the United States).

Featured in 

Trailer: Episode dated 20 September 1986 (1986) (TV Episode)
Movie was presented.
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991) (TV Movie)
Featured in the closing montage.
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1985 (2005) (TV Episode)
It's discussed in the 1985 episode.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Tooth (2010) (TV Episode)
Chuck and Sarah find this movie as they are channel surfing.
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Ray Harryhausen 2/2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ray Harryhausen makes a cameo in this film. Clip shown.

Spoofed in 

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
In one scene, The Mole asks Stan if he has the "buttfor". Stan asks, "What's a buttfor?" The Mole replies, "For pooping, silly." This is similar to a scene in "Spies Like Us" where Chevy Chase's character asks Dan Aykroyd's character, "Did you hear that?" Aykroyd replies, "Yeah, it's a dickfir." Chase asks, "What's a dickfir?" Aykroyd says, "To pee with."
Family Guy: Spies Reminiscent of Us (2009) (TV Episode)
The main plot of the episode is a homage to this film and features guest stars Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase as themselves.
Planet 51 (2009)
Pulling the coke bottle opens up the secret base 9
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Fear of Death (2010) (TV Episode)
When Chuck first descends into Castle, he is jumped by three ninjas. Rye explains he did that "so I know what I'm working with." This is an homage to Spies Like Us when Millbarge and Fitz-Hume begin CIA training.

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