Free Willy (1993)
A still is shown for the "In Current Release" bumper. Thumbs down from Siskel; thumbs up from Ebert.
Leslie says, "It was so sweet that you cried when they freed Willy."
Mentioned by Larry
"When do they Free Willy?"
C.C. mentions the character of Willy being freed.
In the Rush-sniffing scene
Homer watches a director's cut of this on TV, characters talk about it before hand.
When Gary learns that he will lose his virginity in three days, he says, "I'm finally going to free Willy!"
"These scenes were cut from Free Willy"
Mentioned by Tommy
Michael Madsen's cat being named Orca, Michael Madsen was in Free Willy
Referenced during the "Free Willy 2" review.
Al calls Peg's mother "a.k.a. Free Willy".
Tommy D. refers to the film.
Ephraim about taking his wife home: "I'm coming to free Willy."
A poster is shown.
Broached by Matthew as he is talking to Jill about Holly at home.
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Monkey Trouble (1994)
"Boy befriends killer whale"
The climax of "The Golden Girls: The Musical" reminds John of the ending of "Free Willy."
Mentioned by name.
For his wresting match with Teddy, Willie dresses as a whale.
they're talking about that movie
Oprah: "I was sick to find out Free Willy ain't free at all."
Bud, trying to convince Kelly of gaining weight for a role, tells her: "Free Willy used to be Flipper."
Maria refers to the film.
Title reference in "Free Goldie."
Mike tells them to go watch this with Gypsy
The kids mention the movie Free Willy when they are planning to free slappy from the aquarium
At Marine World, a sign next to the killer whale reads: "Willy (formerly Shamu)."
during a boating scene someone says 'We must kill Willy"
Max mentions that this was the inflight movie.
Multiple characters refer to the judge, a Guardian who protects criminals, as Free Willy, a nickname the judge has acquired.
Peter mentions the film.
Leon refers to the film.
mentioned in the end credits song
referenced in dialogue
32 min. into the film Sam mentions the older film's title in dialog.
laurent name the killer-whale "willy" at the end of the movie
Mentioned in first conversation with Charlotte.
Mentioned on Rap Night
Tanya Murphy names it as one of her favorite movies
Toots seen in the opening credits jumping over a pier with a kid in the middle like Willy.
Mentioned by the characters.
While thinking about roles for Eugenia, Lorena asks whether there's a 'Free Willy' musical
referenced by title
when Dargis is being interview by the animal rights group, he mentions this movie
"Did I ever tell you boys about the time I freed Willy?"
Open reference by a character
"Free Willy! Free Willy!"
Sam mentions Free Willy 1, 2 and 3 in the dog park
Sunny mentions watching this film 40 times.
Mentioned by name by El Abuelo.
still shown from the set
mentioned in dialogue
Video case is shown.
mentioned by Ari
Mentioned by Jules Lund after one of the Couch Potatoes is knocked into the pool.
mentioned by one of the fraternity brothers
"Look who freed Willy."
Free Willy mentioned by Madea
Tracy Morgan says he wants to use the Free Willy whale in his remake of Orca
movie mash-up answer: Free Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
The song "Will You Be There" is played when a giant killer whale tries to attack the penguins
"You got the dick-cheese from Free Willy" in reference to Jason James Ricter
"Operation Free Willie"
VHS copy shown
Corny family animal movie.
After the Spin Cycle segment looks at how NMA TV Taiwan explained PETA's lawsuit against Sea World for enslaving killer whales and their recommendation that they replace the real killer whales with robots, Wil Anderson describes it as "Free Willy meets The Terminator".
the 4 Free Willy movies are mentioned
Virginia says, "It's not a whale. We're not freeing Willy."
Directly referenced in lyrics
Laura lists "Free Willy" among Danielle Harris' credits.
mentioned in dialogue
Mermando is set free and jumps over Mabel's head, referencing the shot of Willy escaping in "Free Willy."
Plinkett mentions that James Cameron directed this film.
Video case is shown.
Chuy mentions the movie by name.
Mentioned by Larry Emdur after Adam Richard climbs out of the pool.
The character Edie is said to be very emotional about the film.
Jay makes a pun based on the film's title
talks about the previous Free Willy films
James - "Free Willy!"
When the alligator leaps over the characters heads
Mentioned by Doyle.
The phrase "free his willy" is used regarding a story about cetacean sex.
Bill: "I thought it was Free Willy and I tried to pet him!"
Name on tombstone
Mentioned by name
References the scene where Willy jumps the main character.
Kevin: "It's Free Willy! Yay! Hi Willy!"
Mentioned in dialogue
Raj says "free my willie" in reference to Mandy, a marine biologist.
Answer to a question
Luca suggests that she and Mr. Pfeiffer watch this film
mentioned by Frankie
Mentioned in the Venn Diagrams segment
Mentioned by Brydon Coverdale as the film that made Keiko the killer whale a household name during the Final Chase.
Free Willy International Airport
referenced in clue in "Entertainment Under the Sea" category
Mentioned by Martin Dejdar.
"I thought you were freeing the whale, like Free Willy."
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news section + clip shown
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
clips featured to illustrate the best rescues in movie history
the movie is reviewed
The Popcorn-Eating Guy from "Free Willy" is used
recalling the "Evil Popcorn Man" meme originating from this movie.
Critic recalls the error he made about saying tapping on glass wouldn't hurt whales.
A short clip
Spoofed as 'Fry Willy'
As a killer whale is freed it jumps over a gate and lands on Elmyra, with Babs singing a parody of the song Will You Be There by Michael Jackson which was recorded for the movie.
In a "Director's Cut" of the film, Jesse is crushed by Willy as he tries to jump over him.
The movie "Lickety-Split's Oily Adventure" is a parody of this film.
During the end credits, Tillie and Pudge are seen starring in a parody of this movie called "Free Tilly"
The scene where Goldie flies over the Trio lampoons the scene where Willy flies over Jesse in Free Willy (1993).
Ben Stiller plays Willy, a cop in a movie within The Independent called "One Whale of a Cop." A kid is setting his cop free to be with the other cops.
Snorky the dolphin's escape is almost shot-for-shot of Free Willy in the iconic scene from the film.
Mentioned by name as Free Chilli.
A spoof, where the South Park boys try to free a killer wale
Sydney the whale jumps over kid in slow-motion.
When sending Momo to Africa, the steamliner he boards does a jump across a rock that the kids are standing on, spoofing the final scene of this film.
loch ness monster jumps net to escape
AT-AT jumps in the air in slow-motion
"Free Willy 5: Willy Goes To Japan"
Tina with the shark jumping over her
Sub jumps above kid's head