Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Poster


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Followed by 


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
"I don't think we're in Kansas anymore"
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Amy asks Russ if he knows how to whistle, then tells him to put his lips together and blow. The same line is said by Lauren Bacall to Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
The main characters are shrunk just like a scene where one of the gold ticket winners are zapped by a camera.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Neil Young (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as 'Honey I defrosted the Kids' on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Rick Moranis/Rickie Lee Jones (1989) (TV Episode)
Title and plot points referenced in Honey, I Shrunk Hans & Franz
Full House: Honey, I Broke the House (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Frankenhooker (1990)
Advertised at Loew's Theaters in the Times Square Scene.
Tiny Toon Adventures: The Looney Beginning (1990) (TV Episode)
Daffy talks about this film at the start of the episode
Empty Nest: Honey, I Shrunk Laverne (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Only Fools and Horses....: Rodney Come Home (1990) (TV Episode)
Rodney arranges a date with a receptionist to go and see this film
TaleSpin: The Incredible Shrinking Molly (1991) (TV Episode)
It is referenced.
The Simpsons: Colonel Homer (1992) (TV Episode)
"Honey, I Hit a School Bus" is listed on the marquee at the Googoplex.
Saturday Night Live: Woody Harrelson/Vanessa Williams (1992) (TV Episode)
Fake title 'Honey I slept with the kids' mentioned during Weekend Update
Stay Tuned (1992)
Beavis and Butt-Head: Stewart's House (1993) (TV Episode)
While watching the music video for The Cars' 'You Might Think', Butt-Head says, "Honey, I shrunk that dorky rockstar that wears a wig!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Outlaw of Gor (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Honey, I've shrunk the Nelson!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: Honey, I shrunk the Opie.
Screen Two: Criminal (1994) (TV Episode)
poster seen prominently at cinema
The Critic: A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera (1994) (TV Episode)
the sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs" is titled "Honey, I Ate the Kids"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Amazing Transparent Man (1995) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience's Interest"
The Critic: Sherman of Arabia (1995) (TV Episode)
one of the kids at the slumber party wants to tell a story called "Honey, I Shrunk the Pope"
The Critic: I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show (1995) (TV Episode)
the sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs" is titled "Honey, I Ate the Kids"
The Magic School Bus: In a Beehive (1996) (TV Episode)
Arnold: Dorothy Ann, do the words, "Honey, I stung the kids" mean anything to you?!
Muppets Tonight: Rick Moranis (1997) (TV Episode)
Title mentiond as Clifford introduces Rick Moranis
Mummies Alive!: Honey, I Shrunk the Mummies (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Borrowers (1997)
In the dairy farm Ocious P. Potter (John Goodman) sweeps the borrowers like the character of Rick Morains did with his sons in the movie referenced
Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998) (Video Game)
One of the levels is called "Honey, I Shrunk The Gecko"
Boy Meets World: Eric Hollywood (1998) (TV Episode)
Breaking character, Will Friedle tells Ben Savage that the line was "Honey, I shrunk the tube socks."
A Bug's Life (1998)
The raindrops fall the same way (they drop like bombs).
Everybody Loves Raymond: Ray Home Alone (1999) (TV Episode)
Doug mentions this film.
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001) (Video)
Chased by giant ants giant grass
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
"Honey, I'm Drunk Again" advertised on theatre marquee in the Entertainment District level.
Eriksson's War: A Talk with Actor Michael J. Fox (2001) (Video)
mentioned once
Farscape: I Shrink Therefore I Am (2002) (TV Episode)
John says, "So we've gone from Die Hard to Honey, I Shrunk the Hostages."
Tripping the Rift: Honey, I Shrunk the Crew (2004) (TV Episode)
This episode's title is a take off on this movie
Vecinos: La luz interior (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Frankie.
Most Extreme Elimination Challenge: Box Office Bombs vs. NASCAR (2006) (TV Episode)
"Honey I shrank my nads"
Good Eats: Honey I Shrunk the Cake (2008) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Eagle Eye (2008)
dvd cover shown as part of Jerry's life while at Circuit City
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Wayne's World (2009) (TV Episode)
[about the Diner level] Angry Video Game Nerd: This doesn't have anything to do with Wayne's World. Did they [the developers] think they were making a game of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids?
Nostalgia Critic: Flubber (2010) (TV Episode)
Listed among the other films that have a breakfast serving machine similar to the one in Flubber.
JonTron: Joe & Mac Retrospective (2010) (TV Episode)
"That's like making Home Alone, then making its sequel Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, but calling it Home Alone 2."
Parásitos: Parásitos Begins (2011) (TV Episode)
poster appears in Bertucho's room
Parásitos: Dos Parásitos y un Destino (2011) (TV Episode)
poster appears in Bertucho's room
The Cleveland Show: There Goes El Neighborhood (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
AniMat's Reviews: The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat says Arrietty's presentation of small people in the big regular world was done better than this film.
Conan: Honey, I Shrunk the Show (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Family Guy: Viewer Mail #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Honey, I shrunk my nuts"
Movie Nights: Robot in the Family (2012) (TV Episode)
"It's like Honey, We Shrunk the Kids without the kids."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Archie's Christmas Stocking (2012) (TV Episode)
"Honey, I Shrunk the Archies, I guess."
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaullywood or Bust (2013) (TV Episode)
RuPaul says "Honey, I sunk the kids" about Honey Mahagony in the water tank.
Blackcat Riffs: Girls Beware (2013) (TV Episode)
"No, guys, don't eat me! Aaaah!"
Saturday Night Live: Zach Galifianakis/Of Monsters and Men (2013) (TV Episode)
"Fox & Friends" corrections: "Rick Moranis was never put on death row for shrinking his children."
Midnight Screenings: Fast and Furious 6/Epic (2013) (TV Episode)
Rick Moranis in this is compared with Jason Sudeikis in Epic
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.175 (2013) (TV Episode)
Charlie Day says he had a "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"-type contraption on his head when filming "Pacific Rim"
Pointless Celebrities: Culinary (2013) (TV Episode)
Answer to Question
Anime Abandon: Twilight of the Cockroaches (2013) (TV Episode)
"...and constant reminders of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Tales to Astonish #27 (2013) (TV Episode)
"Honey, I Shrunk the Chair wasn't as impressive of a movie as they were hoping for."
Lab Rats: My Little Brother (2013) (TV Episode)
A giant adult mouth is about to eat a miniaturized kid.
MovieBerto: Cariño, he encogido a los niños (2014) (TV Episode)
Discussed film of the episode
Veep: Alicia (2014) (TV Episode)
Leon says to Mike: "Honey, I dropped the kids."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 3 September 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Andy Samberg/Kevin Durant/Kenny Chesney (2014) (TV Episode)
Title used in the 1-Second Summaries game
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night IV: Initiation (2014) (TV Episode)
Brian Yuzna produced this movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Liam Neeson/Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein/Simon Amstell (2015) (TV Episode)
Fred Armisen mentions that he was once mistaken for Rick Moranis by someone who told him that he was really great in the movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Denis Leary/Molly Shannon/Kacey Musgraves (2015) (TV Episode)
During Nonsense Karaoke, Molly Shannon sings "Rick Moranis" and "Honey, I shrunk 'em"
Tu mourras moins bête: Chérie, je veux rétrécir les gosses! (2015) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced
The Goldbergs: Jimmy 5 Is Alive (2015) (TV Episode)
Barry names one of his slam dunks, "Honey, I Dunked the Kids".
Saturday Night Live: Adam Driver/Chris Stapleton (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in Awareness Seminar sketch
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Meets a Drunk Lady! (2016) (TV Episode)
Kimmy says, "I didn't need to be shrunk like a Rick Moranis kid; I needed to be blown up like a Rick Moranis baby."
Traceroute (2016)
references Wayne Szalinski, one of the film's main characters
Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in news article
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 15 Silver Age Sci-Fi (2016) (TV Episode)
says The Incredible Shrinking Man was the inspiration for this movie
2 Broke Girls: And the Rom-Commie (2016) (TV Episode)
Caroline (to Pilar): "Honey, we shrunk the Earl!"
Guardians of the Galaxy: Stayin' Alive (2017) (TV Episode)
Star-Lord says 'Honey I schrunk the Sanctuary'.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Beast of Hollow Mountain (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Honey, I Shrunk the Pancho"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Carnival Magic (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "Rick Moranis, in 'Honey, I Shrunk the Chimp'"
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Candice Patton (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Aisha
Movie Nights: Chairman of the Board (2017) (TV Episode)
"That's like if in (this movie) he just invented a very large, very annoying house."

Featured in 

The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic (1991) (TV Movie)
Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1989 (2005) (TV Episode)
in the 1989 episode
Shameful Sequels: Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (2012) (TV Episode)
calls it a good movie
Shameful Sequels: Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike praises the original
Honest Trailers: Ant-Man (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown


The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The plot makes fun of the original film.

Spoofed in 

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
One of the songs that Black Plague performed was called "Hon, I Screwed The Kids". That's a spoof of "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids".
Alvin & the Chipmunks: Funny, We Shrunk the Adults (1990) (TV Episode)
The episode is entire spoof of the movie
Tiny Toon Adventures: K-ACME TV (1991) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Honey, I Shrunk the Clothes"
Dinosaurs: Honey, I Miss the Kids (1993) (TV Episode)
The title episode spoofs the movie's title.
Family Matters: Little Big Guy (1995) (TV Episode)
The plot - an electro-magnatizing ray that miniaturizes its target goes haywire and shrinks people - is taken from the movie.
Math Munchers Deluxe (1995) (Video Game)
An ad for Honey, I Shrunk the Troggles plays.
Muppets Tonight: Rick Moranis (1997) (TV Episode)
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew tests his new Micro Shrink-o-Matic Machinem, Rick Moranis knows hot to operate it better.
Histeria!: The U.S. Civil War: Part 2 (1998) (TV Episode)
"Honey, I Shrunk the Union".
The Simpsons: A Star Is Born Again (2003) (TV Episode)
Marge mentions Sara's movie "Honey, I Scotchgarded the Kids."
Les guignols de l'info: Episode dated 13 February 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
This episodes gives a fake trailer of "Substitute", as if it were a remake of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids".
Tosh.0: Perfect Game Bowler (2014) (TV Episode)
Parodied by Tosh

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