Showgirls (1995) Poster



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Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven (2011)
Satire spoof on Showgirls


All About Eve (1950)
Pollyanna (1960)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Mariel Hemingway/Blues Traveler (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in 'Leg Up'.
Saturday Night Live: David Schwimmer/Natalie Merchant (1995) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in Kids vs. Grownups
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Not, I Barbecue (1995) (TV Episode)
Will and Sandra mention they saw the film.
Roseanne: The Getaway, Almost (1995) (TV Episode)
Darlene want to watch "Showgirls", but David doesn't want to, and Darlene says that she knows that "Showgirls" is bad but funny, also because that all that Joe Eszterhas has written is a revenge for his bad time with girls at college.
The Making of 'Showgirls' (1995) (TV Short)
NewsRadio: The Song Remains the Same (1996) (TV Episode)
Mr. James metions that one of his wife candidates was "that girl from Saved by the Bell" until he found out she did a "dirty movie".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
"I shouldn't have seen Showgirls".
Frasier: High Crane Drifter (1996) (TV Episode)
listed at video store
Married with Children: Kiss of the Coffee Woman (1996) (TV Episode)
The ad director refers to an audition for "Showboys".
Chasing Amy (1997)
When Silent Bob mentions he wanted to be a dancer in Vegas, he does a move from the film.
Weird Science: Show Chett (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Fun with Dick and Janet: Part 2 (1997) (TV Episode)
Tommy asks Don if he can rent the film.
Scream 2 (1997)
Randy Meeks says it's his favorite "scary movie"
Ruby: Showgirls (1999) (TV Episode)
Title, references to the film
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV Movie)
The Simpsons: Brother's Little Helper (1999) (TV Episode)
Homer and Marge watch the movie in a cinema, with Marge claiming she can enjoy the female friendship between Nomi and Molly.
Spaced: Art (1999) (TV Episode)
The famous Showgirls arm gesture is used several times before stage performances as a nod to this movie.
Six Feet Under: The Trip (2001) (TV Episode)
Nate jokes about having wild sex in a swimming pool with "some showgirl", referencing the infamous scene from Showgirls.
The Slim Shady Show (2001) (Video)
A character found a video cassette called Showgirls.
Gilmore Girls: Richard in Stars Hollow (2002) (TV Episode)
Two boys giggle over the revealing VHS cover in the video store.
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (Video)
One-sheet poster is displayed.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Six Feet Under: That's My Dog (2004) (TV Episode)
At the beginning of the episode while he is having sex in the hot tub with his wife, Lou Thornton tells her that she "went a little Showgirls" on him, a reference to the infamous swimming pool sex scene from the film.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (2004) (TV Special)
Mentioned in 'Leg Up'.
Gilmore Girls: A Messenger, Nothing More (2004) (TV Episode)
Lorelai suggests that she and Rory watch the film again.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
The movie is seen in the box of porn.
Family Guy: Hell Comes to Quahog (2006) (TV Episode)
Peter is watching TV and a voiceover announces the movie Showgirls
Crap Shoot: The Documentary (2007)
Dvd cover shown.
Destination Truth: Ri/Iguanodon (2007) (TV Episode)
When talking about crazy things he's done in the past, host Josh Gates mentions "...taking a first date to Showgirls."
Real Time (2008)
Mentioned by Andy.
Saturday Night Live: Amy Adams/Vampire Weekend (2008) (TV Episode)
The hand actions the girls do in their dance routine are those performed by Nomi several times in the film.
In Plain Sight: Pilot (2008) (TV Episode)
In order to deceive a suspect, Mary adopts a sexy voice on the telephone and says her name is Nomi, then afterward she explains that she got the name from "Showgirls".
The Suite Life on Deck: Showgirls (2008) (TV Episode)
title reference and partial content
Chuck Versus the Webisodes: Buy More #24: Youth Marketing (2008) (TV Episode)
The disgruntled customer tries to return an "unedited copy of 'Showgirls'" that he says Morgan sold him.
Gossip Girl: Gone with the Will (2009) (TV Episode)
Jenny suggests to watch a trashy movie for distraction and says she's rented Showgirls for that purpose.
Castle: Home Is Where the Heart Stops (2009) (TV Episode)
Kate says one of her dresses is too "Showgirls".
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.158 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $500 question
Greek: At World's End (2009) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Eating Out: All You Can Eat (2009)
Aunt Helen tells Casey she always thought he was "gayer than a midnight screening of Showgirls".
Nurse Jackie: Health Care and Cinema (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Castle: Inventing the Girl (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Castle as an "underrated classic".
Gossip Girl: Dan de Fleurette (2009) (TV Episode)
Rufus (about Olivia Burke's movie): "Nazis and cabaret singers? It's like 'Casablanca' meets 'Showgirls'."
American Pie Presents the Book of Love (2009) (Video)
A girl says that she saw this movie.
Rab C. Nesbitt: Heal (2010) (TV Episode)
Rab mentions the film to the bar maid.
The Cinema Snob: Las Vegas Bloodbath (2010) (TV Episode)
"...to rescue the cast of Off-Broadway Showgirls..."
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown in "Why Are You in This Movie" segment introduction
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Eli Roth (2010) (TV Episode)
Eli Roth mentions this movie during interview
Castle: Almost Famous (2010) (TV Episode)
"...make Showgirls look like an after-school special."
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Black Swan (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper calls "Black Swan" equal parts "42nd Street", "All About Eve" and "Showgirls"
Nostalgia Critic: Rover Dangerfield (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned due to Rover's master being a show girl and the Critic quotes a line that the Nostalgia Chick used frequently in her review of the film
Robot Chicken: Kramer Vs. Showgirls (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Holly's World: On a Claire Day (2011) (TV Episode)
watching Claire in rehearsal, Holly says she feels like Gina Gershon in the film
Brows Held High: Zardoz (2011) (TV Episode)
mentions bad films
Happy Endings: The Girl with the David Tattoo (2011) (TV Episode)
Max looks for his date at a showing of the movie
Brows Held High: Pinocchio (2011) (TV Episode)
"This is Showgirls bad."
Brows Held High: Exterminating Angels (2011) (TV Episode)
"At least not since Showgirls."
Brows Held High: Sweet Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen calls out Nostalgia Chick for her review.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Glitter (2011) (TV Episode)
"Whoa, am I watching Showgirls?"
Atop the Fourth Wall: NBComics #1 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Insert your own Elizabeth Berkley from Showgirls joke here."
At the Movies: 25 Years of Margaret & David (2011) (TV Episode)
In a review of Margaret and David, Cate Blanchett mentions that David is not immune to the charm of films like Showgirls.
Family Guy: The Blind Side (2012) (TV Episode)
Stewie did the choreography for this movie
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: From Justin to Kelly (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned while listing enjoyably bad movies
Dancing with the Stars: Movie Night (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Daniel MacPherson when introducing Helen Richey.
Jane by Design: The Bonus Check (2012) (TV Episode)
Harper asks Caitlyn if she has seen the movie Showgirls.
Bad Movie Beatdown: One Night Stand (2012) (TV Episode)
another film written by Joe Eszterhas
Bad Education: School Trip (2012) (TV Episode)
Paul refers to the film.
At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
In a discussion on Spring Breakers, David Stratton tells Margaret Pomeranz that the next time he praises Showgirls, he will tell her what exuberant anarchy is.
The Nostalgia Chick: Cutthroat Island (2012) (TV Episode)
mentions other famous bad movies
The Perfect Candidate (2012) (Short)
Joe Estevez mistaken for Joe Eszterhas, the writer of Showgirls.
Brows Held High: The Anatomy of Hell (2012) (TV Episode)
"I gotta get that line to replace 'everybody got AIDS and shit.'"
RuPaul's Drag Race: Draggle Rock (2013) (TV Episode)
"Michelle Visage' says, "Cristal Connors when ya need her?" about Ivy Winters' runway look.
The Cinema Snob: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (2013) (TV Episode)
"That's alot of words for 'everybody got AIDS and shit.'"
Blackcat Riffs: Dating: Do's and Don'ts (2013) (TV Episode)
"If you really want to know, I'll let you borrow my copy of Showgirls."
Blackcat Riffs: Sex Madness (2013) (TV Episode)
"Even do a stage production of Showgirls?"
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.133 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions the show by name.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.142 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions Elizabeth Berkley's dancing movie.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.145 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ross mentions the movie by name.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.169 (2013) (TV Episode)
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren makes veiled reference to being in the movie.
Film 2016: Episode dated 19 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Kevin Maher says Winter's Tale (2014) is a sort of mix between The Princess Bride (1987) and this movie
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul's Big Opening: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Laganja Estranja runway presentation is compared to Nomi Malone in the film.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Glamazon by Colorevolution (2014) (TV Episode)
Santino Rice compares Courtney Act's outfit to one worn by Nomi Malone in the film.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Birdemic: Shock & Terror (2014) (TV Episode)
"Ok, so there was no lap dance here and that's bad... but I don't think sex happened either".
The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.73 (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Scott Allen when he asks "Did you push her down a flight of stairs?"
Chasing Life: Death Becomes Her (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) (TV Movie)
Dustin refers to the film.
Looking: Looking for Results (2015) (TV Episode)
Patrick mentions Showgirls to Owen.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Vin Diesel/Carl Reiner/Kobe Bryant/Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson (2015) (TV Episode)
During the Saved by the Bell sketch, Zack jokes that the chances of Jimmy dating Nicole Kidman are the same as Jessie becoming a stripper, referencing Elizabeth Berkley's infamous role in the film
Blackcatloner: Super Bowl (2015) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner refers to Fifty Shades of Grey as "Showgirls 2".
Man Seeking Woman: Gavel (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
RuPaul's Drag Race: Glamazonian Airways (2015) (TV Episode)
Joshua Eads-Brown says, "if I fall, ya'll better not showgirls me, you better pick me up."
Honest Trailers: Magic Mike (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 9 Days (2016) (TV Episode)
When Gina hears about Terry taking over from Holt, she says Holt is the aging lead who has just fallen down the stairs and Terry is the youngster who will replace him.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 26 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
on Molly Qerim's list of bad movies
The Cinema Snob: Tarzan, the Ape Man (2016) (TV Episode)
"This will be like the pool sex scene in Showgirls..."
Sicko-Psychotic: My Man Friday ...The 13th (2016) (TV Episode)

Featured in 

The Making of 'Showgirls' (1995) (TV Short)
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV Special)
"Showgirls" is an Oops.
X-Rated (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
footage shown
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
A pool scene from Showgirls is shown during a montage.
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Saved by the Bell (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The Nostalgia Chick: Showgirls Begins (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed; clips shown.
The Nostalgia Chick: Showgirls the Revenge (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed; clips shown.
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Ghastly sex scenes
Hollywood's Top Ten: Wet and Wild (2011) (TV Episode)
Needs More Gay: Showgirls Needs More Gay (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed
Eden (2014)
Vincent shows this movie to his unimpressed friends.
Movie Nights: Showgirls (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Eden (2015)
Featured on a TV screen. Characters talk about.


Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Because Showgirls (1995) spoofs, the older/younger star conflict, and trying to move up in the entertainment industry, the conflicts of a young woman in showbusiness.

Spoofed in 

Striptease (1996)
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) (TV Episode)
"Showtoys" - spoof reenacted with soft toys.
Chasing Amy (1997)
Weird Science: Show Chett (1997) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the film.
Nowhere (1997)
Mafia! (1998)
Gypsy Boys (1999)
The Rerun Show: Saved by the Bell: Jessie's Song/The Jeffersons: Florence in Love (2002) (TV Episode)
Jessie finds a "Showgirls" script in her locker and also pole dances in the "Go for It!" music video.
Saturday Night Live: Amy Adams/Vampire Weekend (2008) (TV Episode)
The hand actions the girls do in their dance routine spoof those performed by Nomi several times in the film.
Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008)
In hot-tub sex scene, the "power bottom" arches back and thrashes around just like Nomi (Elizabeth Berkley).
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) (TV Short)
Bea Arthur auditions for this movie

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