La Bamba (1987) Poster



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King Kong (1933)
Connie says, "I feel like I just got mauled by King Kong!"
I Love Lucy (1951) (TV Series)
Ritchie is introduced at the Cowboy Palace as "Ricky Ricardo Valenzuela."

Referenced in 

The 1988 MTV Video Music Awards (1988) (TV Special)
Los Lobos' video for the title track won "Best Video from a Film"
WCW Monday Nitro: Episode #2.22 (1997) (TV Episode)
After Steve McMichael hit the Tombstone Piledriver on Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bobby Heenan said, "So much for La Bamba."
The League of Gentlemen: Love Comes to Royston Vasey (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Simple Life: The Padilla Family (2006) (TV Episode)
Nicole mentions the film.
Psych: Game, Set... Muuurder? (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn (imitating Bob/Esai Morales) screams, "Ritchie!"
Saturday Night Live: Steve Carell/Usher (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the male A-hole
Community: Football, Feminism and You (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.182 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Bands in Movies"
Bones: The Maggots in the Meathead (2010) (TV Episode)
When Frankie falls to his knees screaming, "Richie!", it mirrors the end of La Bamba
A Planet Comicon Panel with Helen Slater (2011) (Video)
Mentioned by Helen.
The Cleveland Show: There Goes El Neighborhood (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
We're the Millers (2013)
David says that he thought one of the guards in Chacon's compound had been in La Bamba.
Saturday Night Live: Andy Samberg/St. Vincent (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Blizzard Man sketch
The Real Housewives of Orange County: La-Bomb-Ba (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.


American Bandstand (1952) (TV Series)
A clip of Dick Clark introducing Ritchie Valens on "American Bandstand" is shown.

Featured in 

Los Lobos: La Bamba (1987) (Video)
features clips from the film
Behind the Music: The Day the Music Died (1999) (TV Episode)
20 to 1: Karaoke Classics (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on the song La Bamba.

Spoofed in 

La Boomba (1988) (Video)
Erotic takeoff on the title

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