Weekend at Bernie's (1989) Poster


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Followed by 

Remade as 

Nehlle Pe Dehlla (2007)
Unofficial remake


From Here to Eternity (1953)
Namechecked in a beach scene
20/20 (1978) (TV Series)
Larry says, "I watch '20/20.' I know the statistics."
First Blood (1982)
Richard (referring to Larry) says, "You can come out now, Rambo."

Referenced in 

Growing Pains: Weekend at Mike's (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Naughty Boys (1990)
Tonyo pretends to be dead. He was carried just like Bernie.
Perfect Strangers: Weekend at Ferdinand's (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: Weekend at Bernie's: The Armageddon.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: Let's do that Weekend at Bernie's routine.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Most Wanted (1994) (TV Episode)
The boys see an ad on TV for the fictional sequel to this "Weekend at Bernies: Part 7"
Friends: The One with Mrs. Bing (1995) (TV Episode)
As Nora Tyler Bing is about to appear on the Tonight Show, Chandler says, "we don't have to watch this, Weekend at Bernie's is on Showtime, HBO and Cinemax."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) (TV Episode)
Servo: Weekend at Bernie's: The Early Years.
Friends: The One with the Embryos (1998) (TV Episode)
During a quiz, Joey states that this really is Rachel's favorite movie.
The Simpsons: Mayored to the Mob (1998) (TV Episode)
Homer mentions this movie by name.
Recess: Weekend at Muriel's (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Will & Grace: Alley Cats (1999) (TV Episode)
Karen references the movie and quote from it
Dharma & Greg: Weekend at Larry's (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Becker: Panic on the 86th (2000) (TV Episode)
To get back at Becker for the Casablanca joke, Bob says, "When I was a kid, this friend of mine died, and this other friend and I had to carry him around the beach to make other people think he was still alive", to which Becker replies, "That didn't happen to you. That's that stupid movie, Weekend at Bernie's".
The Simpsons: Weekend at Burnsie's (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
George Lopez: Weekend at Benny's (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference
Freak Out (2004)
Poster visible in video store.
Without a Paddle (2004)
Seth Green's character in Without a Paddle (2004) says "Billy's dead and he still has a better chance of getting laid than I do" which is a reference to a similar line in Weekend at Bernie's (1989).
The Edwin J. Hill Social Club: Unrequited Love (2005) (TV Episode)
The gang watches Weekend at Bernie's and sets up a joke for the end of the episode.
Margaret Cho: Assassin (2005) (TV Special)
Cho describes Ronald Regan's funeral as Weekend at Bernie's
The TV Set (2006)
Laurel mentions this movie when talking to Jonathan Silverman.
NCIS: Jeopardy (2006) (TV Episode)
Tony mentions the movie in reference to having a dead man drive a car.
Dorm Daze 2 (2006) (Video)
two guys drag around a dead body, pretend he's alive and lose his body
The Office: Grief Counseling (2006) (TV Episode)
The movie is referenced in this episode.
How I Met Your Mother: How Lily Stole Christmas (2006) (TV Episode)
Ted mentions the movie by name.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Harriet Dinner: Part II (2007) (TV Episode)
Simon says that walking around with passed-out Kim will be like reenacting Weekend at Bernie's.
Bis zum Ellenbogen (2007)
Pretending a corpse is still alive
Flash Gordon: Life Source (2007) (TV Episode)
One of the episode's two stories focuses on Flash, Zarkov and Baylin having to drag a dead Ming soldier around for the entire episode, who they disguise in sunglasses and introduce to others as 'Bernie', without them noticing him being dead.
Nip/Tuck: Magda and Jeff (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Maybe Tomorrow (2008)
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) (Video Game)
There is a mission titled "Weekend At Florian's", and Florian has changed his name to Bernie.
Saturday Night Live: Shia LaBeouf/My Morning Jacket (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Lorenzo McIntosh
The Cinema Snob: Savage Weekend (2008) (TV Episode)
The Snob makes a hilarious slip about it.
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008)
mentioned in dialogue
Life: Black Friday (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Tidwell.
Bob Gratton, ma vie/My Life: Weekend at Maggy's (2009) (TV Episode)
Audrey mentions movie, episode title reference.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the First Kill (2009) (TV Episode)
Chuck and Casey walk out of the Roberts' home with a dead guy named Bernie, pretending he is alive.
How I Met Your Mother: The Rough Patch (2009) (TV Episode)
Barney says that he wants Ted, in case he has died, to take his body to the Hampton's and recreate the movie
The Office: Murder (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andy to Erin
Little Mosque on the Prairie: Farewell to Amaars (2010) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Hobbs mentions the movie by name.
Saturday Night Live: Jude Law/Pearl Jam (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth on Weekend Update, and a modified movie poster for "Weekend at Tassos Papadopoulos" is shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.11 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay wonders if two men who held a corpse for ransom threatened to pose the body in awkward positions like in the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.26 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that two women in England tried to bring a corpse on a plane like in the film
Justified: The Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Supernatural: Weekend at Bobby's (2010) (TV Episode)
title reference
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Couch Lock (2010) (TV Episode)
After Jeff and Lester rescue Casey from the dumpster they put him in the backseat of their car. Casey is paralyzed and wearing sunglasses, reminiscent of scenes in Weekend at Bernie's where Bernie, dead, is propped up wearing sunglasses.
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse (2010) (Video Game)
Superball mentions that the worst that could happen would be involving the worst aspects of the Norse legend Ragnarök, the Book of Revelations and Weekend at Bernie's.
Bob's Burgers: Weekend at Mort's (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Glee: Funeral (2011) (TV Episode)
"they use him as a prop like 'Weekend at Bernie's'"
Bernie (2011)
Both plots revolve around a main character trying to convince everyone around him that a close friend who has died is still alive.
Movie Nights: Tammy and the T-Rex (2011) (TV Episode)
points out the actor who played Bernie
Saturday Night Live: Anna Faris/Drake (2011) (TV Episode)
"Weekend at Meredith Baxter-Birney's" is advertised on "What's Wrong with Tanya?"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.77 (2012) (TV Episode)
Ross says he's seen the film about a hundred times
Hawaii Five-0: Lekio (2012) (TV Episode)
Danny mentions it
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Franchises That Should Die (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the #1 pick (Halo).
House M.D.: The C Word (2012) (TV Episode)
House's prank on Wilson
Sons of Anarchy: Andare Pescare (2012) (TV Episode)
"Weekend at Frankie's"
Show of the Week: Skyrim Dragonborn (2012) (TV Episode)
The hosts reference the film as the only way for a dead character to be involved in the action of Far Cry 3.
How I Met Your Mother: The Over-Correction (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by character
Raising Hope: Mother's Day (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Burt
Mr. Box Office: Weekday with Ernie (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Men at Work: Weekend at PJ's (2013) (TV Episode)
title reference
How I Met Your Mother: The Broken Code (2013) (TV Episode)
Marshall mentions the movie by name.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.188 (2013) (TV Episode)
Kerri mentions the show by name.
Castle: Deep Cover (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Castle
Life Itself (2014)
Mentioned in paper
Mike & Molly: Weekend at Peggy's (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) (TV Episode)
another '80s movie where Jonathan Silverman had to carry around a "corpse"
American Dad!: Rubberneckers (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in song
Midnite Cabby (2014)
A passed out Habib is called Bernie by a female passenger and she comments that he's starting to stink.
The Cinema Snob: Wired (2014) (TV Episode)
"Betty yet, why not get Jonathan Silverman and Andrew McCarthy to carry his corpse around the beach for several days."
Show of the Week: Skyrim Naked Run Challenge (2014) (TV Episode)
The hosts reference the film as the only way for a dead character to be involved in the action of Far Cry 3.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.109 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ron mentions the show by name.
Play It Again, Dick: Episode #1.5 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Forest Warrior (2014) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: A Christmas Story 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
a fake Christmas Carol 2 poster reads: A Christmas Carol 2: Weekend at Scrooge's.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Top 15 Worst Comics I've Reviewed (2014) (TV Episode)
"...they manage to keep his corpse propped up Weekend at Bernie's style."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Charlie Day/Jeff Musial/Darius Rucker (2015) (TV Episode)
One of the titles in the 5-Second Summaries game
Saturday Night Live: Kevin Hart/Sia (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Rap Crew sketch
The Cinema Snob: Beyond the Darkness: Buio Omega (2015) (TV Episode)
"This is like Weekend at Bernie's if Bernie caused his own hijinks without Richard and Larry."
Movie Nights: Mary-Kate & Ashley Triple Feature (2015) (TV Episode)
Lupa mentions this film.
Bob's Burgers: The Gayle Tales (2015) (TV Episode)
"But it's the weekend; everybody's supposed to go to Bernie's!"
The Brannigan Account (2015)
The "Burger Hut" scene is an homage to "Weekend At Bernies"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: First Lady Michelle Obama/Matthew Morrison/The Smashing Pumpkins (2015) (TV Episode)
Commenting on Sen. Bernie Sanders's potential presidential run, Jimmy makes several references to the movie, playing dead during his opening monologue and the Hashtags segment
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Scarlett Johansson/David Steinberg/Blur (2015) (TV Episode)
In his opening monologue, Jimmy mentions the movie while discussing Bernie Sanders' presidential run
Another Period: Divorce (2015) (TV Episode)
When Beatrice talks about killing Pussy, Lillian says she can't since they can't have another "weekend at Bernard's".
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sir Ben Kingsley/Henry Cavill/Reba McEntire (2015) (TV Episode)
While talking about Bernie Sanders, Jimmy says that Hillary Clinton has been "Weakened at Bernie's"
Significant Mother: Edible Wrecks (2015) (TV Episode)
Stars of the film reunite in this episode to reprise the main plot situation.
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Diamond and Pearl (2015) (TV Episode)
'Weekend at Burmys
Jane the Virgin: Chapter Twenty-Nine (2015) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialouge
A Christmas Eve Miracle (2015)
Referenced by name
Saturday Night Live: Adam Driver/Chris Stapleton (2016) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Adam Driver's monologue.
The Goldbergs: Lainey Loves Lionel (2016) (TV Episode)
Adam buys a movie ticket for it during the opening montage.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Susan Sarandon/John Cena/Michael Stipe (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Pros and Cons segment
iZombie: Salivation Army (2016) (TV Episode)
Clive asks Major and Liv if they plan to pull a Weekend At Bernie's by carrying Janko's dead body through Max Rager.
Mike & Molly: Weekend with Birdie (2016) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chelsea Handler/Eric Bana/D'Angelo & Princess (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Pros and Cons segment
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (2016) (TV Episode)
"...and Jonathan Silverman and Andrew McCarthy do hilarious shenanigans with his body."
Pinheads: Weekend Without Bernie (2016) (TV Episode)
The title is a play on the movie's title
Wrecked: Rest in Peace, Callaway Hinkle (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Danny
Chopping Block (2016)
Donnie mentions the movie to explain his plan to escape with the use of one of their dead friends.
Difficult People: High Alert (2016) (TV Episode)
Billy mentions the film
Lucifer: Sin-Eater (2016) (TV Episode)
"Weekend at Burnie's"
The Good Place: The Eternal Shriek (2016) (TV Episode)
Eleanor mentions the movie by name.
Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode #14.38 (2016) (TV Episode)
title mentioned

Featured in 

I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1989 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.204 (2012) (TV Episode)
Regarding the dispute over Sherman Hemsley's remains, he is edited into a clip depicting a fake promo for "Weekend at Shermie's"
A Trouble in Dollars (2014)
Characters watch the movie while they face the same predicament

Spoofed in 

Pretty Boy (1993)
The cadaver they took from the morgue was carried just like Bernie.
Roundhouse: Summertime Blues (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Weekend with Bernie's Arm'
Weekend at Farrah's (1997) (Video)
Title, premise.
Robot Chicken: In a DVD Factory (2008) (TV Episode)
Lily and Oliver walking around with Miley's dead body parodies a scene in this movie
Beethoven's Big Break (2008) (Video)
crazy credits: poster "Weekend at Doggie's"
Family Guy: Brian Griffin's House of Payne (2010) (TV Episode)
The subplot of Stewie passing out and everyone trying to give the illusion that he's still conscious is a parody of the movie Weekend at Bernie's.
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money (2010) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Party at Mr. Bernard's" digital short
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Dee Gives Birth (2010) (TV Episode)
Dennis puts sunglasses on an old man he thinks is dead and ties a string between his arm and the man's to act as a puppeteer like at Weekend at Bernie's. They also directly reference the plan as being inspired by the movie in the dialogue.
Flashback (2011)
Food stand at theme park called Weekend at Burgers.
Regular Show in Space: Weekend at Benson's (2012) (TV Episode)
Weekend at Bernie's was parodied when Mordecai and Rigby knock Benson unconsious and pretend he's partying with his neighbor Audrey.
This Is 40 (2012)
"Weekend at Graham's"
How I Met Your Mother: Weekend at Barney's (2013) (TV Episode)
"Weekend at Barney's" from Barney's playbook is a spoof of the movie.
How I Met Your Mother: Knight Vision (2013) (TV Episode)
There is a fastasy sequence called "Wedding at Barney's" where a dead priest officiates at Robin and Barney's wedding.
How I Met Your Mother: Rally (2014) (TV Episode)
The wedding photo shoot, which the gang name "Weekend at Barney's", is a spoof of the movie, with Barney, unconscious, being propped up in pose after pose as if he was actually conscious.
Rick and Morty: Rixty Minutes (2014) (TV Episode)
The cast watch an alternate-universe movie trailer for a film where a group of cats manipulate their former owner's body to look like she's still alive
Half in the Bag: Cheap Thrills and the Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) (TV Episode)
inspired by the movie, both Mike and Jay try to convince Mr. Plinkett's lawyer that he is alive
The Birthday Boys: Season Finale (2014) (TV Episode)
A sketch directly mimicks this movie
The Loud House: Dance Dance Resolution/A Fair to Remember (2016) (TV Episode)
Lori is carrying the unconscious of Clyde. She says that they are dating.

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