Free Willy (1993)
Leslie says, "It was so sweet that you cried when they freed Willy."
"When do they Free Willy?"
C.C. mentions the character of Willy being freed.
In the Rush-sniffing scene
A still is shown for the "In Current Release" bumper. Thumbs down from Siskel; thumbs up from Ebert.
Homer watches a director's cut of this on TV, characters talk about it before hand.
"These scenes were cut from Free Willy"
Mentioned by Tommy
Uses the movie title in the title
Michael Madsen's cat being named Orca, Michael Madsen was in Free Willy
Al calls Peg's mother "a.k.a. Free Willy".
Ephraim about taking his wife home: "I'm coming to free Willy."
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.
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."
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"
A poster is shown.
Max mentions that this was the inflight movie.
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.
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
Mentioned by name by El Abuelo.
still shown from the set
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
When the alligator leaps over the characters heads
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
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."
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!"
The phrase "free his willy" is used regarding a story about cetacean sex.
Peter mentions the film.
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
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.
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 dolhpin'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.
loch ness monster jumps net to escape
AT-AT jumps in the air in slow-motion
Tina with the shark jumping over her
Sub jumps above kid's head