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The Real World (TV Series 1992– ) Poster

(1992– )

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Followed by 

Road Rules (1994) (TV Series)
The Real World Reunion (1995) (TV Movie)
The Real World Stockholm (1995) (TV Series)
The Real World Visby (1996) (TV Series)
The Challenge (1998) (TV Series)
The Real World Reunion 2000 (2000) (TV Movie)

Spin-off 

Road Rules (1994) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Days of Our Lives: Episode #1.7031 (1993) (TV Episode)
Former contestant Eric Nies appears as himself (in character) and talks about the show.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode)
"The real world" Joel: "On MTV"
Clueless (1995)
It is mentioned
311: Enlarged to Show Detail (1996) (Video)
In "Down", Martinez says "Whatever channel that wack show 'Real World' is on"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Band Candy (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the dialogue: "It's like being in the Real World house... only real."
Will & Grace: The Big Vent (1999) (TV Episode)
mentions it
Final Fantasy VIII (1999) (Video Game)
Edtv (1999)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Sabrina's Real World (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Pups (1999)
Charmed: Morality Bites (1999) (TV Episode)
While Piper is in the future is watching TV a commercial for "Real World on the Moon". This is a reference to the MTV series "The Real World" about a group of people living together in various places.
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Fiona Apple (2000) (TV Episode)
mentioned in Who Wants To Be Groped By An Eleven-Thousandaire?
Just Shoot Me!: Fast Times at Finchmont High (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned.
DAG: Pilot (2000) (TV Episode)
The President blows off his wife to watch a Real World marathon.
Saturday Night Live: Val Kilmer/U2 (2000) (TV Episode)
mentioned during Weekend update
Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001)
A teen ager points a video camera at his friends and tells them "Welcome to 'The Real World' and try to act natural."
Made (2001)
Dawson's Creek: Text, Lies and Videotape (2001) (TV Episode)
Audrey makes an audition tape for the show
The Singles Ward (2002)
Cast member Julie Stoffer appears as herself and tells Jonathan, "Welcome to the real world."
Mission Hill: Andy vs. the Real World (2002) (TV Episode)
Andy becomes a cat member of "The Real World: Mission Hill".
What I Like About You: The Party (2003) (TV Episode)
Jeff quotes the show's intro.
This Girl's Life (2003)
A young woman is asked why she wants to do internet porn and she replies that she wants to be famous, like the people on "the Real World."
E! True Hollywood Story: Real World (2003) (TV Episode)
This tv special tackles the stars of the 1992 reality show.
Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Punk'd skit
Saturday Night Live: Andy Roddick/Dave Matthews (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Weekend Update
Detour (2003) (Video)
mentioned in a line of dialogue
Riding in Vans with Boys (2003) (Video)
Game Theory (2003) (Video)
Saturday Night Live: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey/G-Unit (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in in M-TV Future
Entourage: Pilot (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (2004) (Video)
In the MTV VMAS, Triumph does an interview with cast members from The Real World.
Joan of Arcadia: P.O.V. (2004) (TV Episode)
Joan refers to the series.
Drawn Together: The One Wherein There Is a Big Twist: Part 1 (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
One of the characters compares what's happening to them as similar to what once happened in "The Real World"
Occupation: Dreamland (2005)
One soldier spoofs the opening narration of this show
Family Guy: The Perfect Castaway (2005) (TV Episode)
Stewie's VHS tape: "Hello, MTV. I think I would be perfect for The Real World."
Saturday Night Live: Lance Armstrong/Sheryl Crow (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Weekend Update
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Ricky says he sent an application to this show
Robot Chicken: Sausage Fest (2006) (TV Episode)
Professor X mentions this show
Zombies Anonymous (2006)
mentioned in dialogue
Gilmore Girls: French Twist (2006) (TV Episode)
Olivia says that Lucy is watching the Denver season of the show.
Pledge This! (2006)
"No, I want to be on The Real World."
How I Met Your Mother: Dowisetrepla (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Marshall
Home Movie (2008)
"I feel like I'm on 'The Real World' or something."
Pedro (2008)
The film revolves around the filming of this show.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.9 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $25,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Teacher Week 4 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $4,000 question
10 Things I Hate About You: Don't Give a Damn About My Bad Reputation (2009) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions "that Mormon guy on 'The Real World.'"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a $300 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.27 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $500 question
30 Rock: Klaus and Greta (2010) (TV Episode)
Jenna mentions this show describing her meeting with 'James Franco''s manager.
Life Unexpected: Truth Unrevealed (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Baze.
The Office: The Cover-Up (2010) (TV Episode)
Michael says, "This is the real world, not 'The Real World: Scranton.'"
Cougar Town: The Same Old You (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Community: Intro to Political Science (2011) (TV Episode)
Annie shows Jeff's audition tape for "The Real World."
Bridesmaids (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Teenage Dating (2011) (TV Episode)
Sophie: "I don't wanna be on Teen Mom, I wanna be on Real World!"
21 Jump Street (2012)
Mentioned before the fight at the party.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.65 (2012) (TV Episode)
Michael Yo mentions the show by name.
Cougar Town: Square One (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Ellie
Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)
"Real World: Bigfoot Edition"
2 Broke Girls: And the Group Head (2013) (TV Episode)
Max: "Puck from 'The Real World'?"
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.155 (2013) (TV Episode)
Fortune mentions the show by name.
The Simpsons: White Christmas Blues (2013) (TV Episode)
"The Real World: Bethlehem"
Over the Top: Who's Afraid of Simon Ferguson? (TV Episode)
Simon knows everything about The Real World: Boston

Featured in 

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Bianca watches "The Real World" on her TV.
Totally Gay! (2003) (TV Movie)
I Love the '90s: 1992 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV show was edited into this mini-series.
Pedro (2008)
Clips shown.
WrestleMania XXVII (2011) (TV Special)
Clips used from the Real World are used in the Miz's promo video

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Shannon Doherty/Cypress Hill (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in The Real World skit
Reality Bites (1994)
Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Everclear (1996) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in several short Real World skits
Boy Meets World: Boy Meets Real World (1997) (TV Episode)
Cory makes a 'Real World' type video.
She's All That (1999)
Brock Hudson as a participant of that show.
Saturday Night Live 25 (1999) (TV Special)
The real world with Bob Dole is spoofed
Family Guy: Fifteen Minutes of Shame (2000) (TV Episode)
The Real Live Griffins is a parody
Dead World (2001) (Short)
Scrubs: My Hero (2002) (TV Episode)
JD fantasises Cox, Jordan and Ben appearing in a 'Real World' type documentary.
Reality Check (2002)
same intro/concept of reality show
Futurama: The Route of All Evil (2002) (TV Episode)
The crew watch an episode of The Real World: The Sun.
Chappelle's Show: Episode #1.6 (2003) (TV Episode)
a sketch "The Mad Real World"
Robot Chicken: The Deep End (2005) (TV Episode)
a sketch titled "The Real World: Metropolis" with superheroes as the cast
The Boondocks: The Real (2006) (TV Episode)
The Freemans give confessionals just like on the show.
Pretty Cool Too (2007)
a reality show with five clueless models who live in one house (called 'The Playpen') is done in the same style as this show and has a similar opening line: "What happens when..."
Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009) (TV Episode)
Peter/Han does a video confessional with "Han" and an arrow pointing at him on the screen
Robot Chicken: Sweet J Presents (TV Episode)
"The Real World: Metropolis" segment

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