Say Anything... (1989) Poster


Jump to: Edited into (1) | References (7) | Referenced in (117) | Features (1) | Featured in (17) | Spoofed in (32)

Edited into 

Saturday Night Live: Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Dave Matthews Band (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown at start of Say Anything spoof


The 700 Club (1966) (TV Series)
Diane tells Lloyd that he "should be on 'The 700 Club.'"
The Godfather (1972)
Ghostbusters (1984)
The Wild Life (1984)
Cocoon (1985)
Tapeheads (1988)

Referenced in 

Misery (1990)
The "manuscript" that was burned in the BBQ pit was a critic's review of this movie.
Singles (1992)
Siskel & Ebert: School Ties/South Central/Sarafina!/Singles/Blade Runner (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Singles" review.
The Simpsons: Cape Feare (1993) (TV Episode)
An Itchy and Scratchy cartoon is called "Spay Anything".
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Simpsons: Fear of Flying (1994) (TV Episode)
The last scene with Homer and Marge is similar to a scene in Say Anything where John Cusack helps Ione Skye through her fear of flying
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
When David leaves Frankie he says that he'll see her tomorrow. She replies that it is tomorrow just like in Say Anything
Dawson's Creek: Four to Tango (1999) (TV Episode)
"Say anything. It worked for John Cusack."
Dawson's Creek: Valentine's Day Massacre (2000) (TV Episode)
Joey says that Dawson is no Lloyd Dobler from Say Anything.
High Fidelity (2000)
The Simpsons: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge (2000) (TV Episode)
Like Lloyd Dobler in "Say Anything...," Otto holds up a boombox and plays a song for his girlfriend.
North Beach (2000)
Robbie holds up a boombox to get Tyler's attention as he walks down the street
Almost Famous (2000)
Dawson's Creek: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2000) (TV Episode)
Dawson mentions it.
Dawson's Creek: The Tao of Dawson (2001) (TV Episode)
Pacey asks if he's going to find Dawson outside his house, holding a boombox over his head.
Van Wilder (2002)
Van tells Gwen's parents he's looking for a "dare to be great situation," quoting Lloyd Dobbler
Malcolm in the Middle: Dewey's Dog (2002) (TV Episode)
Hal shows up at Lucky Aide holding a stereo over his head the same way John Cusack did in Say Anything.
Dawson's Creek: After Hours (2002) (TV Episode)
Amy asks Dawson to name a truly original movie by a first-time director.
Suburban Times (2002) (TV Series)
James has a Say Anything... poster on the wall in his apartment.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
poster at chick flick fest
The Simpsons: Pray Anything (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
School of Rock (2003)
Revisits dialogue involving Joan Cusack
South Park: Raisins (2003) (TV Episode)
Stan holds a boombox over his head and plays a Peter Gabriel song
Gilmore Girls: Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too (2004) (TV Episode)
Lorelai tells Rory that Luke stood outside the house all night playing "In Your Eyes" on a boom box.
Degrassi: The Next Generation: Voices Carry: Part 1 (2004) (TV Episode)
Craig says, "Tell me to stand outside her window with a stereo!"
The Dry Spell (2005)
referenced when Josey is stalking his old girlfriend Julie
Film Geek (2005)
Title of this film appears on screen.
The Puffy Chair (2005)
When Josh holds his radio over his head outside Emily's house. Although the song playing is not "In Your Eyes" the reference is still a visual homage
Must Love Dogs (2005)
briefly mentioned by one of the characters
Kids in America (2005)
a girl says she hasn't seen this movie
Grey's Anatomy: Bring the Pain (2005) (TV Episode)
Meredith says: "Hold a radio over my head outside your window."
How I Met Your Mother: Matchmaker (2005) (TV Episode)
Ellen Pierce says that a transvestite hooker she met said a photo of Ted looked like John Cusack in this movie, his/her favorite of Cusack's.
My Name Is Earl: Stole Beer from a Golfer (2005) (TV Episode)
A scene from the movie is re-enacted
Lost: Two for the Road (2006) (TV Episode)
Hurley mentions the radio scene in "Say Anything" when talking to Sayid.
Indie Sex: Teens (2007) (TV Movie)
VHS cover shown.
Aliens in America: No Man Is an Island (2007) (TV Episode)
Jeffrey holds up a boombox playing Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" just like Lloyd in the film
Black Devil Doll (2007)
Heather's boyfriend holds up a boombox to serenade her. This is a famous scene from Say Anything.
My Best Friend's Girl (2008)
Dustin is called "Dobler"
General Hospital: Episode #1.11645 (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Homecoming (2008) (TV Episode)
A boy that has a crush on Tanya stands outside her apartment holding a boombox above his head.
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands (2008) (Video Game)
Coach Z standing in front of Marzipan's house holding a boombox refers to this movie
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.69 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $25,000 question
Under the Influence (2008)
Film is discussed
Grey's Anatomy: I Will Follow You Into the Dark (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Callie
Gossip Girl: Seder Anything (2009) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Stay Cool (2009)
Henry talks about standing under Scarlet's window, holding a boombox over his head.
I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
suggestion made to go to a girl's house with a boombox to win her back
Drop Dead Diva: The Chinese Wall (2009) (TV Episode)
Fred mentions it.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.8 (2009) (TV Episode)
incorrect answer to a $250,000 question
House M.D.: The Tyrant (2009) (TV Episode)
"I'd stand outside your apartment all night holding up a boom box except you told me you hate 80s music."
The Vampire Diaries: 162 Candles (2009) (TV Episode)
Gas-N-Sip is mentioned which is a convenience store from Say Anything
House M.D.: Known Unknowns (2009) (TV Episode)
At the 80's party House and Cuddy are attending: A guy, dressed like John Cusack's character, is standing in the corner, holding a boom box over his head.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.91 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $15,000 question
Modern Family: Moon Landing (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Easy A (2010)
Olive references the film when she's asking to herself "Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in '80s movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window"; Todd plays music outside Olive's window, in the same style that John Cusack's character, "Lloyd Dobler".
Mad: 2012 Dalmatians/Grey's in Anime (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by John Cusack in "2012 Dalmatians"
Megamind (2010)
Minion holds the boom box over his head
Hellcats: Finish What We Started (2010) (TV Episode)
Dan mentions the boombox scene.
18 to Life: I Do and I Don't (2011) (TV Episode)
Tom holds a ghetto blaster over his head in an attempt to win back Carter.
Sym-Bionic Titan: Under the Three Moons (2011) (TV Episode)
Newton stands under Kimmy's window holding a boombox above his head.
Mana po: Brandi Asks for Milo's Forgiveness (2011) (TV Episode)
Brandi held up high a player while asking for forgiveness from Milo
Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen (2011)
The main character is holding up his stereo in a similiar way.
Jeopardy!: 2011 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal Game 4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Answer to question in Characters From Movies category
The First Time (2012)
Dave mocking Simon Daldry and Big Corporation's suggestions to stand outside Aubrey's house.
White Collar: Upper West Side Story (2012) (TV Episode)
Mozzie mentions the hoisting of the boombox.
Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell (2012) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Kevin Smith
Girls: Pilot (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Ringer: What We Have Is Worth the Pain (2012) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Castle: Always (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Gravity Falls: Gideon Rises (2012) (TV Episode)
Robbie holds up a boombox over his head in an attempt to win back Wendy.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
"Say Anything..." is among the DVDs lying on Beca's bed.
Modern Family: When a Tree Falls (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
2 Broke Girls: And the Silent Partner (2012) (TV Episode)
Andy says he could play a song for Caroline outside of her apartment, but it would be hard to find a boombox in 2012.
Hot in Cleveland: The Conversation (2013) (TV Episode)
Lloyd is standing on the porch, holding a tablet over his head and Joy mentions, that "Say Anything..." was his grandmother's favorite movie.
The Vampire Diaries: A View to a Kill (2013) (TV Episode)
Stefan Salvatore tells Rebekah about Lloyd Dobler standing outside Diane Court's house "with a boom box over his head."
Bunheads: Take the Vicuna (2013) (TV Episode)
Roman (to Sasha): "So, if I had shown up at your house with a boombox and Peter Gabriel blasting..."
How I Met Your Mother: P.S. I Love You (2013) (TV Episode)
Ted mentions the movie by name.
Glee: Girls (and Boys) on Film (2013) (TV Episode)
boombox scene / "In Your Eyes"
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time (2013) (Video Game)
The Boombox Zombie will stand and hold up a boombox, making plants fall in love with it.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.133 (2013) (TV Episode)
Annie describes the iconic boombox scene from the movie.
The Goldbergs: The Ring (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam has a Say Anything... movie poster on his bedroom wall.
The Big Bang Theory: The Romance Resonance (2013) (TV Episode)
Raj is giving ideas for romance to Penny: "hold a boombox above your head". Penny says: - That's "Say Anything"
Cameron's Book of Love (2014) (Short)
Character has detailed plan to win his ex-girlfriend back by reenacting the "boombox scene".
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
In Hazel's opening monologue, she refers to the iconic boombox scene in the lines, "...where nothing is too messed up that can't be fixed with an apology and a Peter Gabriel song."
Honest Trailers: TransFormers: Revenge of the Fallen (2014) (TV Episode)
"I gave her my heart. She gave me a pen"
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
DVD Shown
BoJack Horseman: Say Anything (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Dog with a Blog: Guess Who Gets Expelled? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mason does his own lame Lloyd Dobler imitation, holding a boombox over his head to try to woo Chloe into getting back together with him, and Bennett admits to avoiding the cliche
Hart of Dixie: Kablang (2014) (TV Episode)
Wanda tells Zoe to perform a big romantic gesture like in this film.
Hindsight: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Two and a Half Men: A Beer-Battered Rip-Off (2015) (TV Episode)
Alan stands outside Lyndsey's window playing a song on a boombox to try to win her back
Hindsight: Tragic Kingdom (2015) (TV Episode)
To make a bold gesture towards Lolly, Jamie holds up a boombox outside her place.
The Goldbergs: Happy Mom, Happy Life (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned numerous times.
Perfect High (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8692 (2015) (TV Episode)
Tim attempts to recreate the final scene.
Chasing Life: The Domino Effect (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Bottle Up (2015)
referenced in dialgoue
The Flash: Gorilla Warfare (2015) (TV Episode)
Cisco holds a basket over his head as "In Your Eyes" plays.
Elementary: Tag, You're Me (2015) (TV Episode)
As Watson comes down the stairs, Holmes is holding a boombox over his head like Llyod Dobler. She says that Peter Gabriel's music should be playing. Later on, Watson mentions the film by name.
Blackcatloner: Let's Talk Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Suggested as a recommendation in the Movie Madness segment.
Deadpool (2016)
Wade said he was going to hold up a boombox outside Vanessa's window.
Blackcatloner: Movie Madness (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when talking about 80's movies.
Orange Is the New Black: (Don't) Say Anything (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference/boombox scene
Mary + Jane: Girl on Gurl (2016) (TV Episode)
Mandy and Julian with boomboxes over their heads outside Jordan's window.
NCIS: Los Angeles: High-Value Target (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by G. Callen.
Almost Christmas (2016)
Malachi plays a boom box outside of Rachel's window as a declaration of love.
The Goldbergs: Han Ukkah Solo (2016) (TV Episode)
VHS box shown.
Brotherly Love (2017) (Short)
Like John Cusack's character in "Say Anything" the male lead holds a boom box over his head in an effort to win back the female lead.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Scarlett Johansson/Richard Dreyfuss/Dan White (2017) (TV Episode)
Reference to the boombox scene and Lloyd in the monologue, as "In Your Eyes" is heard
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 8 May 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Odd Mom Out: Homo Erectus (2017) (TV Episode)
Jill tells Simone "to John Cusack it" when Simone tries to serenade Annabelle with a cell phone.
This Is Us: Still There (2017) (TV Episode)
Movie poster seen.
The Goldbergs: The Goldberg Girls (2018) (TV Episode)
Erica mentions that Adam used the boombox schtick from "Say Anything" to win over both Dana Caldwell and Jackie Geary
Ready Player One (2018)
The boombox is seen in the Oasis.


Cocoon (1985)

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1989 (1989) (TV Episode)
Ebert's #10 pick; Siskel's #9 pick.
Siskel & Ebert: Breakthrough Stars of 1990 (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1989 (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Siskel & Ebert: Breakthrough Stars of 1992 (1992) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
I Love the '80s: 1989 (2002) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Inside the Actors Studio: John Cusack (2007) (TV Episode)
uses footage.
Mama's Boy (2007)
Jeffrey watches this movie
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.35 (2009) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown during a montage of John Cusack's films
A Conversation with Cameron Crowe (2009) (Video)
Clips shown
I Love 'Say Anything...' (2009) (Video)
Clips shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.15 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of John Cusack films
Easy A (2010)
clip of Lloyd (John Cusack) holding a tape player up outside of Diane's (Ione Skye) window
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip used in review.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Lloyd Dobler lifting the radio

Spoofed in 

Weird Science: Phantom Scampi (1996) (TV Episode)
Principal Scampi serenades Wyatt with a boombox.
Safe Men (1998)
Popular: The Shocking Possession of Harrison John (2001) (TV Episode)
Josh holds up his boombox to attract Sugar's attention just like Cusack does in the movie.
Ed: Valentine's Day (2001) (TV Episode)
Phil holds a boom box over his head.
Spaced: Leaves (2001) (TV Episode)
Tim holds a boombox playing "I Want You Back" to Marsha looking out of her window
Arrested Development: Whistler's Mother (2004) (TV Episode)
Oscar "serenades" Lucille with a boombox held over his head
Waiting Alone (2004)
Recreates the boombox scene, with a twist
Kids in America (2005)
the kiss from this movie is recreated
Date Movie (2006)
Grant holds up a boombox and wears the same clothes Lloyd wore
American Dad!: It's Good to Be the Queen (2006) (TV Episode)
Stan holds Gabriel Byrne over his head and forces him to sing "In Your Eyes" to Francine
Duality (2006)
Travis spoofs the Peter Gabriel "In Your Eyes" sequence.
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Lily Allen (2007) (TV Episode)
spoofed during the monologue
Cookies for Sale (2007) (Short)
The cookie girl tries to get the grumpy man's attention by holding a boombox over her head.
Family Guy: Stewie Kills Lois (2007) (TV Episode)
Herbert reenacts the scene with John Cusack and the Radio
Saturday Night Live: Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Dave Matthews Band (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Say Anything sketch
The Kari Files (2009) (Short)
Main character gets an idea from watching the film
Travel Bound: Point A (2010) (TV Episode)
the famous boombox scene
The Actor (2010) (Short)
Lifting the boombox above the head
Legend of Zelda 1987 Trailer (2011) (Video)
"I gave her my heart. She gave me a jar." Also, the famous boombox scene is re-enacted.
Regular Show: Video Game Wizard (2012) (TV Episode)
Rigby holds boombox over his head and plays a tape.
The Goldbergs: The Ring (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam attempts to show his affection for Dana by copying Lloyd Dobler's ghetto blaster scene from Say Anything.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.53 (2014) (TV Episode)
Brad does a spoof of the movie by holding a boombox high in the air while wearing a long coat as a mock love gesture.
The Middle: The Wind Chimes (2014) (TV Episode)
Parodied when Hutch is outside Axl's window
Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School (2014) (TV Movie)
Storm-E Holds up a phonograph playing Cloud-E's "happy song" outside her dormroom, parodying the "stereo scene" from this film.
The Goldbergs: Happy Mom, Happy Life (2015) (TV Episode)
Geoff, Andy and Naked Rob each attempt to show their affection for Erica by copying Lloyd Dobler's ghetto blaster scene from Say Anything.
Family Guy: Once Bitten (2015) (TV Episode)
Neil holds up his radio at Chris's window
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8692 (2015) (TV Episode)
Tim attempts to recreate the final scene.
Another Period: Lillian's Birthday (2015) (TV Episode)
Charles Ponzi blaring music on a victrola outside of Lillian's window spoofs the boom-box/Lloyd Dobler move.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Hard to Say Anything (2017) (TV Episode)
Title reference. Also the ending where Feather Bangs holds up a gramophone like John Cusack.
Guys Night Out
There is a scene where Alex holds an IPhone up in the air like Lioyd Dobler did with a boombox

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page