Bull Durham (1988)
In his review of "Blaze" (1989), Ebert mentions that Ron Shelton also made this movie.
Hailey and Parker discuss "Bull Durham" at Mondo Video.
The film is mentioned by name.
Gene Siskel says "The Babe" (1992) seemed particularly weak coming after movies such as this one.
The title "Bull Durham" is painted on a wall behind Kevin Costner as he walks toward the "friendliest" store.
Nick Decker says he like the movie to its directer Ron Shelton
Mentioned by James Lipton in the introduction, still images from the movie are shown, and Kevin Costner talks about the movie.
Lorelai suggests renting it for a "Three Faces of Costner" movie night.
Parodies one of the scenes from Bull Durham
duplicate quote:"..you couldn't hit water if you fell out of a boat.."
Mentioned by Tim Robbins.
During the scene when Sookie confronts Lorelai about knowing that Lorelai and Luke have kissed, Sookie then says "How was it?.... Was it on top of a table? Cause I always thought it would be on top of a table. OH - like in 'Bull Durham'!"
During the wedding scene, the band plays the song "Try a Little Tenderness" and after singing a few lines, the singer starts humming, as if he forgot the lyrics. This is a cross-movie joke as this was the same song featured in the older film, where Kevin Costner's character gets upset with another player for not knowing the words to the song.
Listed as one of Charles Hirschhorn's credits.
Subject of a $25,000 question
Mentioned by Alex Trebek in relation to a $1,000 clue in the category "Basebrawl"
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Movies by Quote"
Included in a $15,000 question
Included in a $1,000 question
Mentioned in the opening narration
Charlie's buddy tries to pick a girl in a bar by offering the plot of Bull Durham has his own life story.
Mike - "he's just protecting the church of baseball" Harvey - "Are you going Bull Durham on me?" they then go on to compare Mike to Tim Robbins and Harvey to Kevin Costner
memorable line from film is heard
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
Jason Sudeikis mentions this movie by name during the game Celebrity Name Game
Referenced in dialogue
title mentioned by Mark Teixeira
correct response in "Costner on Sports" category
Dan compares a contestant's story about sprinklers coming on during a college football game to the film
mentioned in conversation with Kevin Costner
Seth mentions the film when introducing Kevin Costner, and says that he grew up with the poster in his bedroom
mentioned in discussion of favorite sports movies
Title mentioned during Cinema Classics sketch
Tim Kurkjian says he likes this baseball movie
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
correct response in "Movie Sum-Up" category
Dan and Erin dance in her living room like Crash and Annie in Bull Durham.
mentioned by Rick Carlisle
Clips are shown. #3 on Gene Siskel's top-ten list.
This film is #97 on the list.
A clip is shown.
documentary about Bull Durham
This film is #5 on the "Sports" list.
Footage shown when referenced
a clip is shown in a montage of Susan Sarandon movies
a clip is shown during Jeff Greenfield's segment
References and clips throughout episode
Clips shown in discussion of how Steve Dalkowski inspired Nuke
The scene in which Don, Robin's co-anchor, describes to the local new crew his one weekend on the network news mimics the scene in which Crash Davis describes to the minor league players his short stint in the major league.