Soul Man (1986) Poster



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The Blob (1958)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) (TV Series)
George says he wants to stay up late to watch the Johnny Carson show, because Joan Rivers is hosting
Shaft (1971)
The "Shaft" theme is heard as Mark goes to the BLSA meeting.
The Price Is Right (1972) (TV Series)
in a scene near the end of the movie, Gordon says "Mark Watson, come on down!"
Food Fight (1982) (Video Game)
This arcade game is seen in the cafeteria.
The Cosby Show (1984) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Murphy Brown: Soul Man (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
Final Cut (1989)
Poster seen in video store.
Far Out Man (1990)
C. Thomas Howell says he was the black guy in "Soul Man"
Blood Massacre (1991)
Cardboard Cutout seen at video store.
American Dad!: With Friends Like Steve's (2006) (TV Episode)
On university sign is written: "They almost filmed "Soul man" here".
Totally Awesome (2006) (TV Movie)
the narrator, ben stein, mentions this movie before charlie goes to the door to meet kimberly
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1987 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Melissa & Joey: Seoul Man (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Dennis
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.128 (2011) (TV Episode)
Kristen Bell says as a joke that it's her favorite scary movie
How I Met Your Mother: The Naked Truth (2011) (TV Episode)
Barney says he pulled a "Soul Man" in order to sleep with a girl that only dated black guys
The Cinema Snob: Gross Out (2012) (TV Episode)
about the blackface character: "I'm sure he has a reason for this, like he's trying to get a scholarship to Harvard or something."
The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) (Video)
Referenced in dialogue
Scenes from a Gay Marriage (2012)
Darren and Luce refer to the film by title.
RiffTrax Live: Miami Connection (2015) (Video)
Bill: "I'm actually C. Thomas Howell."
Saturday Night Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Nick Jonas (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Julia Louis-Dreyfus' monologue
The Cinema Snob: Christian Mingle: The Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
"It's not like it's C. Thomas Howell on 'Black people meet'

Featured in 

I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1986 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.


The Paper Chase (1973)
The scenes in Professor Banks's classroom, and the portrayal of Banks by James Earl Jones, parody the classroom scenes with John Houseman in The Paper Chase
Purple Rain (1984)

Spoofed in 

Totally Awesome (2006) (TV Movie)
when charlie puts on tanning cream and a jeri curl wig to meet Kimberly, this is spoofing soul man

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