Howard the Duck (1986) Poster


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Howard the Duck: Adventure on Volcano Island (1986) (Video Game)


Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
Howard imitates Tarzan's call.
Casablanca (1942)
Howard says a variation on the "Of all the gin joints..." line.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
While Howard is channel-surfing on his own world, one of the duck soap operas mentions the locale as being "Bedford Falls".
Adventures of Superman (1952) (TV Series)
Phil's line "It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's a duck!"
On the Waterfront (1954)
"I coulda been a contender"
The $64,000 Question (1955) (TV Series)
In the opening scene when watching TV, Howard comes across "The $64,000 Pyramid".
Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Monolith near Jupiter during Howard's space trip
Hawaii Five-O (1968) (TV Series)
Beverly steals the Cleveland PD gun and tells Howard, "Book him, Ducko (Dano)!"
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) (TV Series)
Police Lieutenant Welker is a nod to voice actor Frank Welker, who played various cops and sheriffs on the series.
The (New) $25,000 Pyramid (1973) (TV Series)
In the opening scene when watching TV, Howard comes across "The $64,000 Pyramid".
The China Syndrome (1979)
Mentioned in dialogue
Alien (1979)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
A kid in the diner wears an "ESB" shirt
Late Night with David Letterman (1982) (TV Series)
Beverly suggests she and Howard watch "David Letterman".
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Phil refers to Howard as "Conan."
2010 (1984)
Frankenweenie (1984) (Short)
Character is called "Frankenweenie"

Referenced in 

The Golden Girls: 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas (1986) (TV Episode)
This film is mentioned by name
ALF: A Little Bit of Soap (1987) (TV Episode)
ALF refers to the film.
Metal Gear (1987) (Video Game)
Who's the Boss?: A Farewell to Nick (1987) (TV Episode)
Samantha complains that she had to see it twice on the plane.
Designing Women: Howard the Date (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Glitch! (1988)
Romeo and Juliet Part II (1988) (Video)
The title is mentioned.
The Girl from Tomorrow: Sanctuary (1992) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film on the wall of Petey's bedroom.
The Girl from Tomorrow: Last Stand at Kelly Deli (1992) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film on the wall of Petey's bedroom.
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
A VHS of Howard the Duck is seen in the asylum.
Seinfeld: The Smelly Car (1993) (TV Episode)
on shelf in video store
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: Howard the Duck: behind the green door.
Your Studio and You (1995) (Short)
poster seen
Murder One: Chapter Two (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an example of a flop movie.
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Mugger (1995) (TV Episode)
Caroline asks Dell if he is going to rent the movie while in Atlantic City
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Casper vs. the Ultimate Fanboy/Field of Screams (1996) (TV Episode)
During the cemetery gag in the closing credits, a tombstone containing a hat and duck feet reads "Howard: Rest in Peace."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
"Howard the Duck was here"
George Lucas in Love (1999) (Short)
Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! (2001) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
Family Guy: Stuck Together, Torn Apart (2002) (TV Episode)
When Joe, Peter, and Quagmire are in the police van, listening to people in the diner, a sound clip of Dr. Jenning as the Dark Overlord can be heard.
South Park: Free Hat (2002) (TV Episode)
A statue of Howard the Duck appears in George Lucas' house
Jar Jar's Walking Papers (2002) (Short)
After deleting Jar Jar, George Lucas wished he was able to delete Howard the Duck with his laptop.
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003) (Video)
Mention once
Saving 'Star Wars' (2004)
Referenced by a character
Little Britain: Episode #2.6 (2004) (TV Episode)
Dennis thinks George Lucas directed this movie
Generation Jedi (2005) (TV Movie)
The film is mentioned
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas (2005) (TV Special)
In William Shatner's song
Long-Term Relationship (2006)
mentioned in dialogue
The DiCaprio Code (2006) (Short)
Remastered DVD seen
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
An anamotronic head of Howard was shown without the skin layer.
Marvel Super Hero Challenge (2007) (Video Game)
Referenced by name
The Middleman: The Boy-Band Superfan Interrogation (2008) (TV Episode)
Wendy refers to the duck as "Howard"
South Park: The China Probrem (2008) (TV Episode)
Indiana jones is seen playing a Howard the Duck pinball machine in the lawyers daydream.
Best Worst Movie (2009)
Movie poster seen in background.
RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space (2009)
"I thought Howard the Duck was the Caddyshack 2 of bad movies".
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Men Who Stare at Goats/A Christmas Carol/Precious (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in during the closing credits
Nostalgia Critic: Jack Frost (2009) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic says he didn't think anything could top "DuckTits" from "Howard The Duck", but Jack Frost's man boobs might.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown in "Why Are You in This Movie" segment introduction
JonTron: Daikatana (2010) (TV Episode)
"...and we don't hate George Lucas because he made Howard the Duck."
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Poster is shown in a video store.
The Talk: Episode dated 20 June 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Holly Robinson Peete and Lea Thompson recall working together in the film Howard the Duck
Best of the Worst: The Killer Eye, They Bite, and Xtro (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Psych: Juliet Takes a Luvvah (2013) (TV Episode)
Seen on a theater marquee
Glee: Girls (and Boys) on Film (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Sugar
Comix from the Underground: Down and Dirty Duck (2013) (TV Episode)
"This movie has more in common with Howard the Duck than Dirty Duck"
Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013) (Video Game)
Howard the Duck is a playable character in the game.
Best of the Worst: Night Beast, Trick or Treat, and Skull Forest (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike and Rich mention it. Also, DVD and photograph are shown.
Movie 43 (2013)
Referenced by Griffin Schraeder (segment "The Pitch")
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
He's in one of the Collector's cages
A Night at the Movies: George Lucas and the World of Fantasy Cinema (2014) (TV Movie)
Image shown; mentioned in discussion
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
The Goldbergs: The Adam Bomb (2015) (TV Episode)
Adam wears an Howard the Duck movie t-shirt.
The Cinema Snob: Dinosaur Island (2015) (TV Episode)
"It's Rex Reed's negative review of Howard the Duck."
Comix from the Underground: No Ducks #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Scrutinizer calls this "a shitty movie made by George Lucas on a crack binge"


Robin Hood Daffy (1958) (Short)
Shown On TV at TV Electric Store.

Featured in 

Weird Science: I Dream of Gene (1997) (TV Episode)
Lisa and Chett watch the film, which is her favourite.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1986 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) (Video)
Clips are shown
Generation Jedi (2005) (TV Movie)
Film clips are shown
Nostalgia Critic: Howard the Duck (2008) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
A Look Back at Howard the Duck (2009) (Video)
Documentary about the making of the film. Clips shown.
Releasing the Duck (2009) (Video)
Clips shown
Ahate pasa (2010) (Short)
Clip of the film shown.
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Ghastly sex scenes
Nostalgia Critic: Disney Afternoon (2014) (TV Episode)
"Oh sweet Jesus, it's Howard the Duck all over again."
Nostalgia Critic: Maximum Overdrive (2014) (TV Episode)
compares a character's dying man's voice to that of the Overlord's.
Bloodworks: Stop Motion Epic (2014) (TV Episode)
Phil Tippett talks about character design and working with George Lucas accompanied by a scene of a Dark Overlord from Howard the Duck.
Honest Trailers: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown


Little Caesar (1931)
"Oh great duck in Heaven, is this the end of Howard?"
My Little Chickadee (1940)
In the opening scene, a "My Little Chickadee" movie poster is seen in Howard's apartment, only it stars Mae Nest and W.C. Fowls.
On the Waterfront (1954)
Phil's "I coulda been a contender" line.
General Hospital (1963) (TV Series)
Duck soap opera in an operating room
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
When Howard is flying the ultralight aircraft he dives down and yells, "Tora! Tora! Tora!"
Jaws (1975)
The "Breeders of the Lost Stork" movie poster says 'from the creators of Beaks and Fowl Wars'.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The "Breeders of the Lost Stork" movie poster says 'from the creators of Beaks and Fowl Wars'.
Dance Fever (1979) (TV Series)
In the opening scene, Howard turns on the TV, and "Dance Frenzy!" is on.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
In the opening scene, a "Breeders of the Lost Stork" movie poster is seen in Howard's apartment.
Flashdance (1983)
In the opening scene, a "Splashdance" movie poster is seen in Howard's apartment.

Spoofed in 

Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
Spoofed as "Howard the Truck"

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