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Edited into 

5 Second Movies: Big (2008) (TV Episode)
movie edited into a short subject


Gojira (1954)
Josh has a blow-up Godzilla toy at his apartment.
The Way We Were (1973)
Josh's Mom asks what song she sang him as a kid. The Way We Were was the song.
Ms. Pac-Man (1981) (Video Game)
This arcade game can be seen as Josh and Billy search for the Zoltar machine.
Spy Hunter (1983) (Video Game)
This arcade game can be seen as Josh and Billy search for the Zoltar machine.
Challenge of the GoBots (1984) (TV Series)
Paul mentions the GoBots in his sales pitch.
The Transformers (1984) (TV Series)
Paul mentions Transformers in his sales pitch.
G.I. Joe (1985) (TV Series)
Paul makes a reference to "G.I. Joe" toys at the office party.
Super Bowl XXI (1987) (TV Special)
Josh asks Miss Patterson for an edited copy of the Giants/Broncos Super Bowl.
The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin (1987) (TV Series)
A Teddy Ruxpin doll is seen at a toy store.
Da grande (1987)
Same title, same plot and some scenes are very similar with the Italian film Da Grande.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Keith Richards (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Jew, not a jew
Freddy's Nightmares: The Light at the End of the Tunnel (1989) (TV Episode)
Standee is shown in a video store.
Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Aerosmith (1990) (TV Episode)
referenced by Tom Hanks
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Rent-A-Kube (1990) (TV Episode)
Videocassette seen at Mondo Video
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Beverly Hills, 90210: Home Again (1991) (TV Episode)
Brandon and Andrea finds a wishing machine at the boardwalk, and references the movie.
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition (1992) (Video)
referenced by Tom Hanks
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Life of Larry (1995) (Short)
Mentioned in dialogue
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Cereal (1996) (TV Episode)
Annie asks Del if his secret is that he's "actually a child, trapped in a man's body - like in the movie 'Big'."
Saturday Night Live: Mike Myers/Aerosmith (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Sprockets
The Roseanne Show: Episode #1.33 (1998) (TV Episode)
Roseanne and Penny Marshall mention the film.
The Muse (1999)
Steven claims there were nine films like Big.
Desert Saints (2002)
Bennie says about movies she remembers, "Or he's implented in another guy's body. And then he's gotta convince his best friend that he is his best friend".
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
Poketto Monsutâ Rubî (2002) (Video Game)
When you look on TV it says "A film is on, two men are dancing on a giant keyboard, best get going!" which is a clear reference to the iconic scene in Big.
The Hot Chick (2002)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Clerks: The Lost Scene (2004) (Video)
the way that Randal looks through the cards saying things like "Need it," got it," etc.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (2004) (TV Special)
Mentioned on Jew, not a Jew
How It Should Have Ended: How Saving Private Ryan Should Have Ended (2005) (TV Episode)
"When you were a kid you made a wish to be bigger"
Will & Grace: Steams Like Old Times (2005) (TV Episode)
Game Night dialog.
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Explicit reference by an actor
The Office: The Injury (2006) (TV Episode)
Michael hangs a picture of the big piano scene on the wall
Bones: The Woman at the Airport (2006) (TV Episode)
When Penny Marshall is introduced "Big" and "A League of Their Own" are mentioned as two of her hits.
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Psych: Rob-a-Bye Baby (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn says that "Big" and "Top Secret!" are two of his and Gus's favorite '80s movies.
The Office: Dunder Mifflin Infinity (2007) (TV Episode)
Photo on the wall of Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia in the piano scene
The Mentalist: Seeing Red (2008) (TV Episode)
Jane refers to Kristina, whom he believes to be a fraud as a spiritual medium, as "Madame Zoltar"; "Zoltar" was also the name of the machine that granted Josh Baskin's wish to be "Big."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.63 (2008) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $500 question
Psych: Earth, Wind and... Wait for It (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn jokes about wanting Zoltar machines for his 14 year-old friend.
Skyrunners (2009) (TV Movie)
After a growth spurt, his pants don't fit him.
Pawn Stars: Fortune in Flames (2010) (TV Episode)
Corey and Chumlee go to an auction house in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA to buy a fortune teller machine and the auctioneer described the fortune teller machine as being like the one in the movie
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $1,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.136 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $15,000 question
The Office: The Chump (2010) (TV Episode)
Jim says, "The most likely scenario is that Michael matured overnight?" Andy replies, "Well, it happened to Tom Hanks in 'Big.'"
Mega64: The Wizard II (2010) (TV Episode)
Horatio mentions this film as one of his top 5 "Fred Savage" movies
Nostalgia Critic: Nostalgic Commercials (2010) (TV Episode)
The scene of robots turning into bugs is referenced when the Critic watches a Transformers commercial
The Change-Up (2011)
The whole plot involving the wish-granting fountain and the hunt for it after it disappears is identical to the Zoltar machine in "Big".
The Muppets (2011)
Like Josh Baskin Walter attempts to ride a Roller Coaster at a Carnival, but is told by the ride attendant He's not big enough.
Weekend Weekend: Episode #1.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
Gaardbo mention the title
V/H/S (2012)
Mentioned by Stephanie in "Second Honeymoon"
Eretz Nehederet: Episode #9.5 (2012) (TV Episode)
The Iranian scientists are doing the "piano dance"
Nostalgia Critic: Jack (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic compares the premise to Jack
The Cleveland Show: Menace II Secret Society (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Bob's Burgers: Bob Fires the Kids (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
New Girl: Table 34 (2013) (TV Episode)
Winston says Schmidt looks like the fortune teller in "Big".
Tosh.0: Nerf Dunker (30 For 30.0) (2013) (TV Episode)
During the adult in diapers segment, Tosh says "I'll bet you hadn't wished on that Zoltar machine"
Men at Work: Uncle Gibbs (2013) (TV Episode)
Donald says his plans for the day include looking for the piano from "Big".
Enough Said (2013)
Albert compares the film to the TV series "Big John, Little John" (1976).
Nostalgia Critic: Sharknado (2013) (TV Episode)
"Tell Tom Hanks I said 'I don't get it.'"
The Cinema Snob: Basket Case (2013) (TV Episode)
"If this were the St. James motel, he could've roomed right next door to Josh Baskin, since they're both secretly 13."
Thunder and the House of Magic (2013)
The Zoltar machine from "Big" makes an appearance in the film.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Sharknado (2014) (TV Episode)
recalling John Heard's career
Cougar Town: The Trip to Pirate's Cove (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Don't Trust Andrew Mayne: Love on the Blocks (2014) (TV Episode)
Andrew Mayne mentions this movie by name
There Goes the Neighborhood: The Making of 'The 'Burbs' (2014) (Video)
mentioned a few times/poster shown
Poketto monsutâ arufa safaia (2014) (Video Game)
If you click on the TV in your house it says the movie on TV shows two men dancing on a big piano
American Dad!: Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Zachary Quinto/Mae Whitman/Carolina Herrera (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth re-enacts the toy store keyboard scene at the Toy Fair
Gav HaUma: Episode #1.6 (2015) (TV Episode)
Piano scene is mentioned
NCIS: Blast from the Past (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Bishop.
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Tom Hanks/Mila Kunis (2015) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks and James Corden re-enact a scene
Britain's Got More Talent: Episode #9.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Stephen.
iZombie: Patriot Brains (2015) (TV Episode)
"I wanna be big, Zoltar"
Inside Out (2015)
When the workers in Riley's long term memory are planning to get rid of Riley's piano lesson memory orbs, one worker tells the other to keep Heart and Soul and Chopsticks.
Nostalgia Critic: The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2015) (TV Episode)
"Who's up there, Tom Hanks from Big?"
Dick 80s Trailer (2015) (Video)
The closing scene is an homage to the piano scene in Big (1988)
Big Dreams (2015) (Short)
Title and plot are referenced
The Mysteries of Laura: The Mystery of the Locked Box (2015) (TV Episode)
Laura compares Zac's apartment with Tom Hanks' character's apartment in the movie
Storage Hunters UK: Northumberland (2015) (TV Episode)
Linda finds a Zoltar machine in her unit.
iZombie: Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues (2015) (TV Episode)
Clive makes a "Big" reference to Liv, "What about you, Zoltar?"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Seth Rogen/Leslie Odom Jr./Travis Scott/Emily Armstrong (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions the toy store sequence
The Night Before (2015)
The three friends playing the piano on the ground, like Tom Hanks did in Big.
The Graham Norton Show: Tom Hanks/Peter Capaldi/David Walliams/Duran Duran (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Tom Hanks
Santas in the Barn: The Krampus Attacks (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.45 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jesse.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jada Pinkett Smith/Andy Cohen/Gallant (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andy Cohen during the Famous Face-Off game
Orange Is the New Black: Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull (2016) (TV Episode)
Taystee mentions how Tom Hanks plays a 12-year-old in the movie.
BoJack Horseman: Start Spreading the News (2016) (TV Episode)
Todd mentions that he is in New York and says he wants to find a fortune telling robot that can make a person big.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 5 September 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of Tom Hanks' greatest films
Lorraine: Episode dated 26 October 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ross.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 26 October 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown of Tom Hanks performing the rap song from the film.
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan: Part 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
"As if he's the slasher movie version of Joshua Baskin."
Family Guy: Unaired Pilot (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue


The French Connection (1971)
On TV in hotel room where "big" Josh eats Oreos.

Featured in 

Precious Images (1986) (Short)
brief clip shown in 1996 reissue
The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989) (TV Special)
The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: Why Gump? Why Now? (1994) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown to illustrate how well Tom Hanks fares in fables.
The Siskel & Ebert Interviews (1995) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown of various Tom Hanks movies, including this one.
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
main title shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #42 on the list.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1988 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
TV Land Confidential: Movies (2007) (TV Episode)
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #10 on the "Fantasy" list.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
"How to Make an Age Shift Movie" segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"Hairy Chests" segment
Hollywood's Top Ten: Hit the Dance Floor (2011) (TV Episode)
Runner-Up segment.
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs New - Manhunter and Red Dragon (2012) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic inserts the theme from Terminator 1 in the piano scene as a way to mock it
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
a clip from the Best Actor nominee is shown
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 10 in the Countdown
The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Played during obituary to Robert Loggia
Gogglebox: Episode #7.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Keith Richards (1988) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in 'Big' outtakes
Alvin & the Chipmunks: Bigger (1990) (TV Episode)
The episode, like all Chipmunks Go To the Movies episodes, is a spoof of a popular movie, in this case, it's Big
The Simpsons: Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy (1994) (TV Episode)
The giant floor piano scene is spoofed with Homer in the toy store.
Jack (1996)
NewsRadio: Arcade (1996) (TV Episode)
Scene at the end with Dave and the fortune teller machine
Keeping the Faith (2000)
collecting cards - "need it, got it, got it, need it" - in KTF, it's Heroes of the Torah cards, in Big, it's baseball cards (opening credits of Big)
Family Guy: The Story on Page One (2000) (TV Episode)
Stewie sees the carnival machine from this movie and wishes to be big on it, spoofing the scene from this movie.
Strange Days at Blake Holsey High: Lifetime (2002) (TV Episode)
Lucas becoming an adult is similar to this movie.
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: The Retroville 9/Grumpy Young Men (2003) (TV Episode)
Jimmy, Sheen and Carl becoming elderly is similar to this movie.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (2004) (TV Special)
Some 'out takes' from Big are seen
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #2.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Daily Mail Real Meanings Highlighted"
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #2.6 (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Daily Mail Suspect Films"
Mad: TransBOREmores 3: Dark of the Blue Moon/The Walking Fred (2011) (TV Episode)
Optimus & Tom Hanks reenacting the playing on the giant piano scene.
Brickleberry: Write 'Em Cowboy (2014) (TV Episode)
Malloy wishes on a fortune teller machine that he was big
Bob's Burgers: Sliding Bobs (2015) (TV Episode)
Bob wishes for a mustache from a fortune teller machine
Family Guy: Papa Has a Rollin' Son (2015) (TV Episode)
Fortune teller wish scene
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Gift of the Maud Pie (2016) (TV Episode)
The piano scene is parodied.
Robot Chicken: Yogurt in a Bag (2016) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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