Parenthood (1989) Poster



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Parenthood (1990) (TV Series)


Parenthood (2010) (TV Series)


The Exorcist (1973)
Regan's projectile vomiting and rotating head are referred to in the scene where Gil's daughter suddenly vomits onto him. When Karen asks him why he's just standing there, Gil replies "I'm waiting for her head to spin around."
Back to the Future (1985)
One of the video boxes in the paper bag Helen finds in Garry's closet, but when Helen picks it up a pornographic movie slips out.
Dragnet (1987)
One of the video boxes in the paper bag Helen finds in Garry's closet.One of the video boxes in the paper bag Helen finds in Garry's closet.
Bad Dudes (1988) (Video Game)
The son of Steve Martin's character wonders why the game is so difficult and Martin, grasping for an answer, says: "Because they're... bad dudes!"
The Great Outdoors (1988)
One of the video boxes in the paper bag Helen finds in Garry's closet.
Ringu no Ôja (1988) (Video Game)
This arcade game is next to the one Kevin plays on.
The Dream Team (1989)
Edge of movie poster is visible in the foreground as Kevin is by the arcade games.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Poster can be seen in the background as Gil walks away after asking Kevin if he's got enough quarters to keep playing the arcade games. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was an upcoming movie when Parenthood was being filmed.

Referenced in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Caveman (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Tod): "That is one messed up little dude."
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Muppets Tonight: Rick Moranis (1997) (TV Episode)
Title mentiond as Clifford introduces Rick Moranis
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Denial (2002) (TV Episode)
Mary Steenburgen and Martha Plimpton play mother and daughter in this episode, In Parenthood (1989) they played aunt and neice.
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
Quote: - I love you. - I know. - No. I mean, I really love you. (Roy and Candy, in Parenthood Gil and Karen). Timing is also exactly the same.
ER: Parenthood (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel (2006) (Video)
Discusses process of writing the movie.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Referenced in dialogue
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
The final montage of Andy playing with his toys was inspired by a similar montage at the end of Parenthood of a family together (also set to a Randy Newman score.)
The Cinema Snob: Gums (2012) (TV Episode)
"...while the sheriff answers the door, wearing Zack's costume from Parenthood."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Tim Kurkjian says it's one of his favorite movies
Top Gear: Episode #20.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
on Jeremy's list of Rob Howard films
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ben Affleck/Kate Walsh/Tony Bennett (2014) (TV Episode)
Ben Affleck likens himself as a sports dad to Steve Martin's character Gil Buckman
Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in news article


Bad Dudes (1988) (Video Game)
Kevin plays this arcade game. When he loses, Gil says "Well, they're bad dudes, that's why they call the game "Bad Dudes"."

Featured in 

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) (TV Special)
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001) (TV Special)
Clip during In Memoriam tribute
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1989 (2005) (TV Episode)
shown in segment

Spoofed in 

Problem Child (1990)
Problem Child's movie poster is a spoof of the Parenthood one.
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
When Kate gives birth, it spoofs this movie where Helen gives birth.

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