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Short Circuit (1986) Poster

(1986)

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References 

Frankenstein (1931)
where Johnny is struck by lightning to be made alive and where Ben says Newton made a real Frankenstein monster
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Johnny 5 whistles the theme song.
The New 3 Stooges (1965) (TV Series)
Rocky (1976)
Johnny pushes the driver's side mirror and says, "Yo," like the title character.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Stephanie coaxes No. 5 into her house using the word "forward" that he understands and responds to, just as Elliot lures E.T. into the garage with the M&Ms, which E.T. likes enough to want to follow anyone who dispenses them.
Police Academy (1984)
Both films use the "chair torn from the vehicle" gag; Steve Guttenberg riding shotgun.

Referenced in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #1.3 (1989) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the title in his review of Short Circuit 2 (1988)
Ninja Academy (1989)
"Other Electricians: S. Circuit"
Final Cut (1989)
Poster seen in video store.
Muppet Babies: ...At the Movies (1990) (TV Episode)
Johnny 5 makes an appearance in this episode.
Wayne's World (1992)
Garth's line: "Benjamin is nobody's friend."
Blankman (1994)
Highball (1997)
1997 MTV Movie Awards (1997) (TV Special)
Title mentioned by Ghost Killer in Scream spoof
Jeopardy!: Episode #16.37 (1999) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $800 clue in the category "'80s Film Comedy"
Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan/Usher (2004) (TV Episode)
Johnny 5 appears in Jarett's room
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
The characters discuss whether they should see Short Circuit, but end up seeing Blue Velvet
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006) (Video Game)
at one point Cait Sith says "Number 5 is alive" a quote from Short circuit
Blades of Glory (2007)
when Hector is playing with the dolls he says this is one of his favorite movies
Psych: There's Something About Mira (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions signing up on a fan site for this film.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Turk (2008) (TV Episode)
When John says "Don't seem like a freak", Cameron lists other words for "freak" from a dictionary like Number 5 does.
WALL·E (2008)
walle somewhat ressembles the robot in short circuit
American Dad!: My Morning Straitjacket (2009) (TV Episode)
A robot identical to Johnny 5 feels "Alive"
Porkchop (2010)
Johnny 5 mentioned
Atop the Fourth Wall: Strange Adventures #136 (2010) (TV Episode)
Johnny 5 is mentioned when discussing good robots.
Community: Contemporary American Poultry (2010) (TV Episode)
Jeff remarks that Abed has "gone from lovable Johnny Five to evil HAL."
Community: The Art of Discourse (2010) (TV Episode)
Abed and Troy's "Boob a Tron" robot resembles Johnny Five.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Moon 44 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Look out, Johnny 5 is attacking!"
Community: Critical Film Studies (2011) (TV Episode)
Abed compares himself to Johnny Five.
80's Dan: The McDLT (2011) (TV Episode)
Dan finds a VHS copy of "Short Circuit" in his time capsule.
Bum Reviews: Real Steel (2011) (TV Episode)
"Johnny Number 5 is alive."
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players can earn an achievement called "Number Five Is Alive" by reaching level 5.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Stealth (2012) (TV Episode)
"So basically, Edi is Johnny 5 and we're watching Short Circuit for grown-ups."
Psych: Santabarbaratown 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to the bomb disposal robot as "Johnny Five from the 'Short Circuit' movies."
The Cinema Snob: Heartbeeps (2013) (TV Episode)
"The lightning brings on the opposite effect of Short Circuit..."
Bob's Burgers: Gene It On (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue

Features 

Scarface (1932)
The robot number 5 was watching TV, Howard Hawks's Scarface was shown the famous scene with George Raft tossing the coin and also some dialogues of the film.
Woman Haters (1934) (Short)

Featured in 

Panic Room with Will Ferrell (2002) (TV Short)
2003 MTV Movie Awards (2003) (TV Special)
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1986 (2005) (TV Episode)
in the 1986 episode
A Life in Film (2007) (Video)
At least one clip is shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots featured in films, and mentions the title + footage used
Nostalgia Critic: Short Circuit 1 and 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Hagan Reviews: Chopping Mall (2012) (TV Episode)
Johnny 5 and two other robots imitate the Three Stooges
Nostalgia Critic: Master of Disguise (2013) (TV Episode)
"He's makin' the guy from Short Circuit look politically correct."
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Wild #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
"I guess the ducks were big fans of Short Circuit."
The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
"And nice job ripping off the dance scene from Short Circuit."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Athena #2 (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (1989) (Video Game)
The droid at the control room of the garbage freighter resembles Johnny Five.
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
When Jane feeds all the animals in her apartment, it is similar to Stephanie (Ally Sheedy) in Short Circuit, even down to the dressing gown
Robot Chicken: Book of Corrine (2006) (TV Episode)
A robot with the number five gets hit by lightning, becomes alive and unintentionally wreaks havoc.
Robot Chicken: No Country for Old Dogs (2011) (TV Episode)
Johnny Five gets stuck at the bottom of a flight of stairs.

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