Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) Poster


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Edited into 

The Paul Behragam Talk Show: Where's God When I'm Scared? R&T Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
A cutout of Neal Page was seen in a short sequence.


Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Neal sings the song on the bus
The Flintstones (1960) (TV Series)
Del leads the passengers on the bus in singing the theme song
60 Minutes (1968) (TV Series)
Family Ties (1982) (TV Series)
The train passenger next to Neal Page is reading the March 23, 1987 issue of "US Magazine," which has "Why We Love Family Ties" as the cover story.
Quicksilver (1986)
Scene with Steve Martin racing Kevin Bacon for a taxi references scene from Quicksilver, which also featured Bacon

Referenced in 

Siskel & Ebert: Who Framed Roger Rabbit/Aria/The Great Outdoors (1988) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel says that John Candy has succeeded in the movies only this once.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Wings: Planes, Trains and Visiting Cranes (1992) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "This is the end of 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles.'"
Liberty Street: Planes, Kids and Automobiles (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Home Improvement: Games, Flames & Automobiles (1996) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mike's New Car (2002) (Video)
Love is God (2003)
The plot of Anbe Sivam is extremely similar
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
In the Strangest Places (2005)
homage scene recreates the Car Rental Desk scene
Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) (Video)
"what grinds my gears" line is from this movie.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) (TV Episode)
During the helicopter crash, Stewie appears as the Devil to Brian, as John Candy appeared to Steve Martin during the car crash in PT&A
Luke and Brie Are on a First Date (2008)
Darrell brings up a scene from the film
Stargate: Atlantis: Remnants (2008) (TV Episode)
Vanessa Conrad refers to the film. She claims that it is one of her favourite films.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) (Video Game)
A mission in Larry's Western dreamscape is called "Plains, Trains and Horses?"
American Dad!: Brains, Brains and Automobiles (2009) (TV Episode)
Episode title.
Nostalgia Critic: Home Alone 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name; poster shown
Baby's Day Out Review (2010) (Video)
another comedy written by John Hughes
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Grown-Ups (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper discusses comedy movies
Have I Got News for You: Episode #40.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jon Richardson mentions the film during a question about Eric Pickles and William Hague.
Due Date (2010)
Two men with opposite personalities meet and wind up spending several days on a cross-country odyssey together.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Due Date (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper says "Due Date" is not "Planes, Trains & Automobiles"
Nostalgia Critic: The NeverEnding Story III (2011) (TV Episode)
In one scene the Critic uses the F-word as every other word very similar to Steve Martin in the infamous car rental scene
Family Guy: Episode VI: It's a Trap (2011) (TV Episode)
In the AT-ST Walker, the song "Mess Around" by Ray Charles is played whilst the driver dances in his seat and the passenger sleeps like John Candy & Steve Martin in this movie
NCIS: Dead Reflection (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo
No Plane, One Train & No Automobiles (2011) (Short)
Title reference
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.13 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown of Roger's original 1987 review of the film
Modern Family: Planes, Trains and Cars (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
Family Guy: Leggo My Meg-O (2012) (TV Episode)
Peter offers Meg's abductors 2 dollars and a Casio watch, like Del does with the motel clerk.
Workaholics: The Business Trip (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special (2012) (TV Movie)
"Mine's between two pillows." "We've all seen the movie."
The Cinema Snob: Turkish Casper (2012) (TV Episode)
"I certainly hope this turns into Turkish Planes, Trains & Automobiles."
Awkward Thanksgiving (2014)
Character refrences the film
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: Balto R&T Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
The film's main theme "Red River Rock" was used in one scene of the episode.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: Balto R&T Part 7 (2015) (TV Episode)
The theme of the film is being used for a short time during the episode.
500 Questions: Episode #1.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "'80s Films" category
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 16 June 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Song "Ba-Na-Na-Bam-Boo" is heard
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: Plans for Balto 4 & 5 Part 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Referred to and poster shown.
Journey Bound
Inspired by this film


Underdog (1964) (TV Series)
Del can be heard watching it in the motel room.
Airplane! (1980)
Shot of airplane exterior utilized in PT&A. Both are paramount pictures.
Galaga (1981) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
She's Having a Baby (1988)
During the shared bed motel scene, audio ending with "I'd go barefoot!" from the movie She's Having a Baby (another John Hughes film) plays to Neal's wife on TV at home, even though the film hadn't been released yet.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Fugitive/The Meteor Man/Manhattan Murder Mystery/The Secret Garden/The Wedding Banquet (1993) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown in the teaser for the next week's show about Steve Martin.
Siskel & Ebert: Guarding Tess/Lightning Jack/The Hudsucker Proxy/The Ref/Belle Epoque/Germinal (1994) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the video recommendation.
The Sunshine Boys (1996) (TV Movie)
Woody Allen watches it on TV.
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
Fuck (2005)
Features clip from the movie
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips featured and discussed
Wanderlust (2006) (TV Movie)
A clip displaying the opening title is shown.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Rants (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best rants in films
Best! Movies! Ever!: Airports (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best airport scenes in movies
Best! Movies! Ever!: Hotels (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the best movie hotel scenes
Best! Movies! Ever!: Road Trips (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the best road movies
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
clip shown during John Hughes tribute
Nostalgia Critic: Bio-Dome (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown: "Here's a good idea: Have a point! It makes it so much more interesting for the listener!"
Atop the Fourth Wall: Spider-Man: One More Day - 200th Episode (2012) (TV Episode)
Neil says to have a point.
V.H.S. (2013) (TV Movie)
A small scene is shown from an old VHS tape.
Nostalgia Critic: What You Never Knew About Planes, Trains & Automobiles (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is the subject of discussion
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: Balto R&T Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
The scene when Neal was waiting for the taxis were briefly shown to show New York City's crowdedness. The scene when the taxi driver says "Come on!" was also used.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 3" R&T Part 4 (2015) (TV Episode)
A scene of Neal ranting was shown.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: Planes, Trains and Automobiles: R&T Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips were shown in its "Reaction & Tangent" video.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" R&T Part 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips were shown in its "Reaction & Tangent" video.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: Planes, Trains and Automobiles: R&T Part 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips were shown in its "Reaction & Tangent" video.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" R&T Part 4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips were shown in its "Reaction & Tangent" video.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" R&T Part 5 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips were shown in its "Reaction & Tangent" video.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" R&T Part 6 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips were shown in its "Reaction & Tangent" video.

Spoofed in 

Nash Bridges: ManHunt (2000) (TV Episode)
Edie McClurg plays a car rental desk clerk almost identical to the car rental desk clerk agent she played in the film.
Family Guy: Baby Not on Board (2008) (TV Episode)
At the train station, Peter tells Lois that he bought some shower curtain rings that are filled with helium to make them light, a reference to Del Griffith in the PTA scene where he rips people off by selling his merchandise but telling everyone he is an earring salesman. Shortly after this, Lois yells at Peter, who proceeds to copy Del's monologue from the scene featuring Neal and Del's first night at the Braidwood Inn (even the music from the movie scene plays throughout).
Himmatwala (2013)
The 'those aren't pillows' scene is spoofed
Ted 2 (2015)
Ted drives the car and dances to "Mess Around" exactly like John Candy
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Hearthbreakers (2015) (TV Episode)
Pony versions of Steve Martin and John Candy's characters are seen on the Friendship Express.
Robot Chicken: Robot Chicken Christmas Special: X-Mas United (2015) (TV Episode)
Del Griffith talks to the Nerd on the Polar Express.

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