Short Circuit (1986)
where Johnny is struck by lightning to be made alive and where Ben says Newton made a real Frankenstein monster
Johnny 5 whistles the theme song.
Johnny pushes the driver's side mirror and says, "Yo," like the title character.
Mentioned by Stephanie during the dance sequence.
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.
Both films use the "chair torn from the vehicle" gag; Steve Guttenberg riding shotgun.
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the title in his review of Short Circuit 2 (1988)
"Other Electricians: S. Circuit"
Poster seen in video store.
Johnny 5 makes an appearance in this episode.
Garth's line: "Benjamin is nobody's friend."
There are a number of hands and arms amidst the spare robot parts that are reused props from this film.
Title mentioned by Ghost Killer in Scream spoof
Subject of a $800 clue in the category "'80s Film Comedy"
Johnny 5 appears in Jarett's room
The characters discuss whether they should see Short Circuit, but end up seeing Blue Velvet
at one point Cait Sith says "Number 5 is alive" a quote from Short circuit
when Hector is playing with the dolls he says this is one of his favorite movies
Shawn mentions signing up on a fan site for this film.
When John says "Don't seem like a freak", Cameron lists other words for "freak" from a dictionary like Number 5 does.
walle somewhat ressembles the robot in short circuit
A robot identical to Johnny 5 feels "Alive"
Johnny 5 mentioned
Johnny 5 is mentioned when discussing good robots.
Jeff remarks that Abed has "gone from lovable Johnny Five to evil HAL."
Abed and Troy's "Boob a Tron" robot resembles Johnny Five.
"Look out, Johnny 5 is attacking!"
Abed compares himself to Johnny Five.
Dan finds a VHS copy of "Short Circuit" in his time capsule.
"Johnny Number 5 is alive."
mentioned in dialogue
Players can earn an achievement called "Number Five Is Alive" by reaching level 5.
"So basically, Edi is Johnny 5 and we're watching Short Circuit for grown-ups."
Shawn refers to the bomb disposal robot as "Johnny Five from the 'Short Circuit' movies."
"The lightning brings on the opposite effect of Short Circuit..."
"Number 5 is alive"
Mentioned in dialogue
referred by Mike and Jay as "the Short Circuit remake" and "Short Circuit 3"
Mentioned in dialogue
A military robot has its programming erased and needs "input" in order to learn to function properly.
In the Ya Burnt segment, Seth says he liked the movie Chappie better when it was called Short Circuit, *batteries not included, and I Robot
"Stealth shall be as beloved as Short Circuit."
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.
in the 1986 episode
At least one clip is shown
Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots featured in films, and mentions the title + footage used
Reviewed, clips shown.
Johnny 5 and two other robots imitate the Three Stooges
"He's makin' the guy from Short Circuit look politically correct."
"I guess the ducks were big fans of Short Circuit."
"And nice job ripping off the dance scene from Short Circuit."
Johnny 5 destroys a gun
Clip is shown
The droid at the control room of the garbage freighter resembles Johnny Five.
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
A robot with the number five gets hit by lightning, becomes alive and unintentionally wreaks havoc.
Johnny Five gets stuck at the bottom of a flight of stairs.