Can't Buy Me Love (1987) Poster


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Remade as 


American Bandstand (1952) (TV Series)
Ronald wants to watch the show to learn popular dancing.

Referenced in 

The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Night Court: Can't Buy Me Love (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
California Dreams: Can't Buy Me Love (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Frasier: Can't Buy Me Love (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Step by Step: Can't Buy Me Love (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
Step by Step: Can't Buy Me Love (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Boy Meets Girl (1998) (Short)
The Simpsons: Monty Can't Buy Me Love (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
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 Making of 'Love Don't Cost a Thing' (2004) (Video)
The documentary refers to this title, which 'Love Dont Cost a Thing' is a remake of.
Film Geek (2005)
Scotty mentions it.
Indie Sex: Teens (2007) (TV Movie)
VHS cover shown.
Made of Honor (2008)
Patrick Dempsey begs to his lady through a door on which he traces a heart.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.69 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $25,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.95 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $16,000 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Informers/The Soloist/Tyson (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown in "Shade Tippin'" montage
Scrubs: Our Stuff Gets Real (2010) (TV Episode)
Elliot and J.D. have a conversation about this film.
Community: Physical Education (2010) (TV Episode)
Troy claims that "Can't Buy Me Love" was "the remake of 'Love Don't Cost a Thing' for white audiences."
Greek: Camp Buy Me Love (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference and they mention this movie
Easy A (2010)
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".
Parks and Recreation: Road Trip (2011) (TV Episode)
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 Simpsons: Tapped Out (2012) (Video Game)
The quest name "Kent Buy Me Love... Or... Ratings" is a reference to the movie name.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Charlie and Dee Find Love (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Revealed: Seth Green (2013) (TV Episode)
Seth Green talks about this movie.
Spun Out: Can't Buy Me Love (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
Name of movie is shown in graphic
Top Gear: Episode #23.6 (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Patrick Dempsey
Jay Leno's Garage: Original and Unrestored (2016) (TV Episode)
Patrick Dempsey says the film was his first major acting job
The Goldbergs: The Goldberg Girls (2018) (TV Episode)
Adam mentions the film.

Featured in 

Easy A (2010)
clip of Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson riding off on the lawnmower
One Hit Wonderland: Rico Suave by Gerardo (2012) (TV Episode)
Featured when discussing Gerardo's acting career.
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
Still is shown

Spoofed in 

Totally Awesome (2006) (TV Movie)
makes fun of the way that a nerdy guy becomes popular, abandons old friends and pays the price
Drawn Together: Captain Hero and the Cool Kids (2006) (TV Episode)
Captain Hero's side story is almost entirely based on
Family Guy: Stew-Roids (2009) (TV Episode)
The Connie/Chris plot parodies this film's plot.
Bob's Burgers: Can't Buy Me Math (2015) (TV Episode)
Plot line with Tina and Darryl
The Goldbergs: The Goldberg Girls (2018) (TV Episode)
Erica spoofs the lawnmower scene.

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