Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
Ronald wants to watch the show to learn popular dancing.
Poster is shown in a video store.
The dance that Heather Graham does at the party just before she meets Austin is the same one that Patrick Dempsey's character makes up for the school dance in "Can't Buy Me Love (1987)."
The documentary refers to this title, which 'Love Dont Cost a Thing' is a remake of.
Scotty mentions it.
VHS cover shown.
Included in a $25,000 question
Subject of a $16,000 question
Poster shown in "Shade Tippin'" montage
Elliot and J.D. have a conversation about this film.
Troy claims that "Can't Buy Me Love" was "the remake of 'Love Don't Cost a Thing' for white audiences."
Title reference and they mention this movie
Olive references the film when she's asking to herself "Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in '80s movies?... I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey"; Todd borrows a riding lawnmower to play music outside Olive's window, like Patrick Dempsey's character, "Ronald Miller".
Tom says, "My favorite movie is 'Love Don't Cost a Thing,' with Nick Cannon, which is based on 'Can't Buy Me Love,' which is based on 'Kramer vs. Kramer' or something."
The quest name "Kent Buy Me Love... Or... Ratings" is a reference to the movie name.
mentioned in dialogue
Seth Green talks about this movie.
Name of movie is shown in graphic
Title mentioned by Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey says the film was his first major acting job
Adam mentions the film.
clip of Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson riding off on the lawnmower
Featured when discussing Gerardo's acting career.
Still is shown
makes fun of the way that a nerdy guy becomes popular, abandons old friends and pays the price
Captain Hero's side story is almost entirely based on
The Connie/Chris plot parodies this film's plot.
Plot line with Tina and Darryl
Erica spoofs the lawnmower scene.