Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) Poster


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War and Peace (1956)
The war scenes in Austria, 1805, feature scenes from War and Peace



How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
A poster of Marilyn Monroe wearing her red outfit from the fashion show hangs on Bill's bedroom wall.
Doctor Who (1963) (TV Series)
Bill and Ted use a time travelling phone box.
Days of Our Lives (1965) (TV Series)
Socrates says, "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives."
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Series)
King Kong (1976)
The poster for the film is on Deacon's bedroom wall.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The dudes play at being knights and Ted says, "I'm Darth Ted." Bill replies, "Well, I'm Luke Bill. And you're not my father!"
Airplane! (1980)
The bar fight scene is parallel to the girl scout fight scene in Airplane!. Both begin over a poker cheat (extra ace), have the same punches and bar stool hit, and end with one being slid across the bar until breaking through a wall or juke box.
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
A paper-mache head from the Day of the Dead parade scene appears in Bill's room, on the floor.

Referenced in 

The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
Title appears on marquee.
Hey Dude: Ted & Brad Get Handcuffed (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Growing Pains: Ben and Mike's Excellent Adventure (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
Alien Seed (1989)
title is seen on theatre marque
Bobby's World: Uncle Ted's Excellent Adventure (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Empty Nest: Harry's Excellent Adventure (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Coach: Hayden and Luther's Excellent Adventure (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Cheers: Norm and Cliff's Excellent Adventure (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Dear John: John and Kirk's Excellent Adventure (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Castle of Fu Manchu (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "All we are is dust in the wind, man."
Siskel & Ebert: Wayne's World/Medicine Man/Final Analysis/Voyager/Rhapsody in August (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Wayne's World" review.
Step by Step: He Wanted Wings (1992) (TV Episode)
Dana refers to Cody and J.T. as "Bill" and "Ted" and jokes about their "excellent bathroom adventure" as they try to install a new showerhead.
Meatballs 4 (1992)
when rickt wade first comes to the new camp he talks to the girls boobs "hi bill hi ted any excellent adventures lately"
Siskel & Ebert: Sister Act/Encino Man/Alien³/Far and Away (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Encino Man" review.
Evening Shade: Wood and Evan's Excellent Adventure (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Tom: Mike's Excellent Adventure (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Harts of the West: Jake and Duke's Excellent Adventure (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Full House: Comet's Excellent Adventure (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Billy Madison (1995)
The Critic: Sherman of Arabia (1995) (TV Episode)
one of the films at the Baghdad film festival is "Bill & Achmed's Excellent Adventure"
A.J.'s Time Travelers: Dad's Excellent Adventure (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Melrose Place: Peter's Excellent Adventure (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Weird Science: Gary & Wyatt's Bloodsucking Adventure (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
NYPD Blue: Ted and Carey's Bogus Adventure (1996) (TV Episode)
title reference
Chasing Amy (1997)
A comic fan tells Holden that Bluntman and Chronic are like a cross between Bill and Ted and Cheech and Chong.
Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
A VHS can be seen in the video-store sequence
Soul Music (1997) (TV Mini-Series)
Much of the language is taken from the movie
Siskel & Ebert: The Newton Boys/Meet the Deedles/A Price Above Rubies/No Looking Back (1998) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert calls "Meet the Deedles" (1998) a cross between this movie and "Beavis and Butthead".
Siskel & Ebert: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) (TV Episode)
Title appears on marquee.
The Matrix (1999)
Dogma (1999)
There are several references to George Carlin, including the name Rufus.
ER: The Peace of Wild Things (1999) (TV Episode)
"Keanu is a most excellent name"
Farscape: My Three Crichtons (2000) (TV Episode)
Crichton: "I'm in Bill and Ted land here."
Escape from Monkey Island (2000) (Video Game)
Just click on the Iron maiden in the Jailhouse (he'll say Iron Maiden .... excellent.. I don't know why I said that)
Juan & Ted: Wanted (2000)
Mention by the character.
The Fairly OddParents: Father Time!/Apartnership! (2001) (TV Episode)
Just before Timmy goes back in time on his time-scooter he shouts "Excellent!!" just like Bill & Ted, two other time-travellers did.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
MagnoliaFan refers to Jay and Silent Bob as a third rate Bill and Ted. There is later a poster in Jason Biggs' dressing room.
The Fairly OddParents: Hail to the Chief/Twistory (2002) (TV Episode)
Taking historical figures from their time periods for a school report.
Joan of Arcadia: Death Be Not Whatever (2003) (TV Episode)
Joan claims that Helen cried during the film.
Queer as Folk: Just a Little Help (2004) (TV Episode)
Michael describes his running away as "Mikey and Hunter's Excellent Adventure".
Dinner for Five: Episode #3.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; George Carlin is attributed to working on this film.
Joan of Arcadia: Vanity, Thy Name Is Human (2004) (TV Episode)
Adam brings the film over to the Girardi house to watch with Joan.
History Bites: Marco & Nick's Excellent Adventure (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The History and Allure of Time Travel (2004) (Video)
mentioned / poster shown
Shark Tale (2004)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Inside the Actors Studio: George Carlin (2004) (TV Episode)
Carlin's role in the film discussed
Night of the Living Dorks (2004)
The montage where they are cleaning house after the party has a similar scene where the characters gets "attacked" by the vacuum and drinks window cleaner and is in fast motion.
How It Should Have Ended: How The Matrix Should Have Ended (2005) (TV Episode)
Bill and Ted show up in their telephone booth time machine
Entourage: The Bat Mitzvah (2005) (TV Episode)
"Bill and Ted" mentioned
Zatch Bell!: Tias and Megumis Excellent Adventure (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Time Looters (2005) (Short)
The "Wendy House" Time machine is a take on the Phone Booth Time Machine in Bill and Ted
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
My Name Is Earl: Stole P's HD Cart (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Family Guy: Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.198 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "'80s Movies" category
Man of the Year (2006)
the "Joan of Arc was Noah's wife" joke
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "Halloween Fairstival", Bubs' Halloween costume is of One of the Three Most Important People in the World, Clarence Clemons
Imagine: Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Greek: Multiple Choice (2007) (TV Episode)
Evan and Cappie do impressions from the movie
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Ed Solomon (2007) (Video)
discusses writing the script
Trading Spaces: Cast Gone Wild (2007) (TV Episode)
"Like a real-life Bill & Ted"
Sam and Max: Chariots of the Dogs (2008) (Video Game)
Sam and Max tell their past selves they need a time-travelling phone booth
Sam and Max: What's New, Beelzebub? (2008) (Video Game)
Lincoln says "Party on, dudes!" at his bachelor party
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Dracula (2008) (TV Episode)
Nerd thinks the random clip used in the Sega CD version of Dracula game over is a clip from this movie.
Ryan and Sean's Not So Excellent Adventure (2008)
Title spoofs Bill & Ted's Title
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/Beyoncé (2008) (TV Episode)
Plotline recounted by Lorenzo McIntosh
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Family Week 3 (2008) (TV Episode)
Bill and Ted as a film duo are included in a $4,000 question
The Deconstructor: Time Travel (2008) (TV Episode)
Features selected themes and characters
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
When musing as to the cause of their fame in the future Toby says "Maybe we form a band!"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Duplicity/Knowing/I Love You, Man (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett says that the film has huge crystals from the first scene in Bill and Ted's Execlent adventure
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: LOTR Animated vs. Lord of the Rings (2009) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic remarks that Elijah Wood as Frodo is the best casting decision since Keanu Reeves in "Bill and Ted".
Bollywood Hero: Episode #1.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Keanu Reeves' speech
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.187 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "The Genghis Khan Film Festival"
Warehouse 13: Where and When (2010) (TV Episode)
Before Pete and Myka go back in time, Claudia says "Sweet! Pete and Myka's Excellent Adventure!" and she and Pete play air guitar like Bill and Ted.
Survivor: Worst Case Scenario (2010) (TV Episode)
Marty says that he feels like he fell into this movie
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 (2010) (Video Game)
In "Road to WrestleMania" mode, a wrestler can time travel inside a telephone booth much like Bill & Ted.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.33 (2010) (TV Episode)
Dennis Miller says that people being able to stay on their parents' health care until age 26 and the availability of medical marijuana will make the country like "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 3"
Duke City Comedy League: Megan's Excellent Adventure (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Nostalgia Critic: Rad (2011) (TV Episode)
After the Critic says "Let's go on an excellent adventure", he does the "Wyld Stallyn airguitar with actual sound"
Conan: The LOL from Hell O Hell (2011) (TV Episode)
The opening animation depicts Bill and Ted going back in time and meeting Fred Flintstone.
Alphas: Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
That Metal Show: Lars Ulrich (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie mentioned when Alex Winter appears
Nostalgia Critic: Babes in Toyland (2011) (TV Episode)
"There's Bill and Ted's Excellent Kwanzaa."
Flashback (2011)
Actors dressed as Bill and Ted are briefly seen filming a remake.
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players can earn an achievement called "Wild Stallions" by using horse based attacks 100 times.
Nostalgia Critic: Jack (2012) (TV Episode)
"You know what my Dracula movie is missing? One of the guys from Bill & fucking Ted!"
The Cinema Snob: They Saved Hitler's Brain (2012) (TV Episode)
"Best thing to do is leave the dead body in the phone booth. Let Bill and Ted clean this mess up."
Mad: Men in Black to the Future/Pokémon of Interest (2012) (TV Episode)
Agent J was disappointed he couldn't get the time traveling phone booth.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012) (TV Episode)
"Bart and Homer's Excellent Adventure"
Retro City Rampage (2012) (Video Game)
The Player uses the time traveling phone booth from this movie.
Hawaii Five-0: Mohai (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by character
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic - "If you ever wonder what Bill & Ted's mutalated love child would like..."
Keanu and Nic's Excellent Adventure (2013) (TV Series)
Title reference.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (2013) (TV Episode)
"Years from now, you'll be serving drinks to Bill and Ted."
Parks and Recreation: Animal Control (2013) (TV Episode)
Brett refers to himself and Harris as "Wyld Stallyns."
Honest Trailers: Harry Potter (2013) (TV Episode)
"How's it going, ugly royal dudes?"
Lab Rats: Parallel Universe (2013) (TV Episode)
When Leo uses super-speed to escape government agents, Adam and Chase mimic Keanu Reeves' famous "Whoa."
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (2013) (TV Episode)
The Nerd frequently talks about the movie the game is based off of.
How I Met Your Mother: The Locket (2013) (TV Episode)
Ted made a book called "Lil & Ted's Excellent Adventure".
American Dad!: Steve and Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Free Birds (2013)
"Maybe we could go back to the future and have an excellent adventure."
Mike & Molly: Mike & Molly's Excellent Adventure (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Projector: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) (TV Episode)
"And it does go a little Bill and Ted in the climax."
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
During the French Revolution, both Robespierre and Napoleon witness the means of time travel and are accidentally brought along, later, into the present.
Epic Ink: The Duel and the Dark Knight (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialog
Super Mario Bros: This Ain't No Video Game (2014) (Video)
Mentioned. Poster shown.
Family Guy: Stewie, Chris & Brian's Excellent Adventure (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Workaholics: Dorm Daze (2015) (TV Episode)
"Excellent adventure" mentioned
Blackcatloner Reviews: The Last American Virgin (2015) (TV Episode)
Diane Franklin is better known for her role as one of the princesses in this movie.
Supernatural: Book of the Damned (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Young & Hungry: Young & Moving (2015) (TV Episode)
Josh reads a DVD cover that says ''Bill & Ted's Sexcellent Adventure''.
Geeks Who Drink: iJustine vs. Alan Tudyk (2015) (TV Episode)
one of seven time-travel films that contestants have to put in order by release date
Studio C: Episode #6.5 (2015) (TV Episode)
Bill and Ted appear in the time travel sketch.
Lost Girl: Follow the Yellow Trick Road (2015) (TV Episode)
Bo mentions feeling like Bill and Ted when encountering the lift pod in the middle of the empty field.
Honest Trailers: Back to the Future (2015) (TV Episode)
Narrator calls the film 'Doc & Marty's Excellent Adventure'
Regular Show: Terror Tales of the Park V (2015) (TV Episode)
Johnny Skydiver is dressed as Ted Logan from Bill and Ted
Talking Dead: The Next World (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the 'Inside the Dead' segment.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jake Gyllenhaal/Paul Reubens/Rita Wilson (2016) (TV Episode)
Jake Gyllenhaal recalls that when he auditioned for Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), he was warned not to imitate the earlier movie
12 Monkeys: Emergence (2016) (TV Episode)
"Strange things are afoot at the Circle K."
Timeless (2016) (TV Series)
The character of Rufus Carlin references George Carlin's character Rufus. Both productions feature time travel.
Top Gear: Episode #24.3 (2017) (TV Episode)
Matt mentions Bill, Ted, and the phone booth
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Lightspan Adventures (PS1) (2017) (TV Episode)
The Nerd regards the plot of "Calamity: The Natural World" game to be a crappier version of the plot to Bill & Ted.

Featured in 

100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
I Love the '80s: 1989 (2002) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during the Double Feature segment
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Observe & Report/Gigantic/Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) (TV Episode)
"The Mall: Shoping For Death" segment
20 to 1: Big Screen Buddies (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Bill and Ted.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
"Time Travel Movie" segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown as part of Brett's Time Travel movie
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Critters (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: Brute Force #2 (2010) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic likens a weird sound in space to an electric guitar, then cuts to Bill and Ted.
Nostalgia Critic: Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Adult Jokes We Never Got as Kids (2013) (TV Episode)
Bill and Ted scoping out cleavage takes #8
The Cinema Snob: The Conqueror (2014) (TV Episode)
Snob shows the "Want a Twinkie, Genghis Khan?" clip from this movie as the real story of Genghis Khan.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Bill and Ted's Excellent Comic Book #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Linkara recaps the plot
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 21 in the Countdown
The Real History of Science Fiction: Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Rich Hall's California Stars (2014) (TV Movie)
clips shown
Project Almanac (2015)
Character watch the film on a laptop in the cafeteria, movie also listed in end credits
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 3" R&T Part 9 (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip of "Two Heads Are Better than One" was shown.
History Buffs: Waterloo (2016) (TV Episode)
clip shown
History Buffs: Alexander Revisited (2016) (TV Episode)
clip shown
History Buffs: Agora (2016) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Scope (2017) (Video)
clips shown


Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Bill refusing to "join the Dark Side" in the mock lightsabre duel

Spoofed in 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of Their Shells Tour (1990) (Video)
The Turtles use rock music to defeat The Shredder.
Muppet Babies: Muppet Babies: The Next Generation (1990) (TV Episode)
Woof's time/space traveling phone booths are based off of the one from this movie.
Will and Ed's Excellent Boner Christmas (1991) (Video)
Title is parodied
Wayne's World (1992)
Escape from Monkey Island (2000) (Video Game)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Made in Hessen (2005) (Short)
There are some just for fun anachronistic scenes between the interviews that refence to this Keanu Reeves film
Barnyard (2006)
When The Pizza Boy Says "Dude I got a arm!" his partner goes "righteous" and does the air guitar motion while imitating a guitar.
Craig's Excellent Adventure (2010) (Short)
The storyline is similar, the title's names, Bill and Ted, were replaced with Craig.
Robot Chicken: In Bed Surrounded by Loved Ones (2012) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Outside Xbox: Outside Xbox Bloopers and Outtakes 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mike says to himself, "Remember a trash can" and then a trash can drops on Andy's head with a sign that reads "Wyld Stallyns Rule" in reference to the jailhouse escape.
Tosh.0: How to Teach Kid (2013) (TV Episode)
Parodied in Redemption
Lucas Bros Moving Co: Beeper Beeper (2014) (TV Episode)
Lucas Brothers get into a phone booth to teleport through time.
Keanu (2016)
When Keanu gives Clarence advice about "being excellent" to himself, he is parodying this earlier Keanu Reeves movie.
Robot Chicken: The Angelic Sounds of Mike Giggling (2016) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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