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References 

Chinatown (1974)
Wheel of Fortune (1983) (TV Series)
Stand by Me (1986)
Chasing Amy (1997)
The job interview Will sends Chuckie on is for a company called Holden & McNeil. Ben Affleck's character in Chasing Amy (1997) was Holden McNeil.

Referenced in 

Friends: The One with the Free Porn (1998) (TV Episode)
rachel is humming a tune and asks what it is and chandler says it is the theme from good will humping
Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi/Third Eye Blind (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Morning Latte
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place: Two Guys, a Girl and an Elective (1998) (TV Episode)
Berg apologizes to Sharon for giving her "Good Will Hunting" on her birthday
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Good Will Haunting (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
King of the Hill: Good Hill Hunting (1998) (TV Episode)
Titular Reference.
Friends: The One with the Inappropriate Sister (1998) (TV Episode)
Ross convinces Joey to write a movie script "like those Good Will Hunting guys".
Siskel & Ebert: Lost in Space/The Spanish Prisoner/Mercury Rising/Kurt & Courtney/Character (1998) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel jokingly calls "Mercury Rising" (1998) a prequel to this movie.
V.I.P.: Good Val Hunting (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Movie Stars: Mothers & Brothers (1999) (TV Episode)
Reese encourages his struggling actor brother Todd to "write your own Good Will Hunting," so Todd writes a script that rips off the film.
Futurama: Mars University (1999) (TV Episode)
Much of the episode parodies this movie. One scene in particular is spoofed: the part where Will gets a girl's number and holds it up to the window and shouts "How do you like dem apples?!" is re-enacted.
Charmed: The Painted World (1999) (TV Episode)
Phoebe refers to the applicants as Good Will Huntings.
Ausverkauft! (1999) (Short)
'Psycho' Path (1999) (Video)
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Fiona Apple (2000) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Mango skit
Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000) (TV Movie)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Matt Damon's speech in praise of blue collar workers
HBO First Look: The Making of 'The Mexican' (2001) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Holden McNeil: "You know that kid from Good Will Hunting and Armageddon?"
The Slim Shady Show (2001) (Video)
A video cassette called Good Will Fronting was found, which is similar in name to the film Good Will Hunting (1997).
Orange County (2002)
The Mangler 2 (2002) (Video)
A character suggests a porn title of Good Will Humping
Yes, Dear: Good Squirrel Hunting (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
Power Rangers Ninja Storm: Good Will Hunter (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Shows montage of Matthew doing math problems, with same song and editing technique as in Good Will Hunting's equation solving sequence with Matt Damon.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Which Came First?/Substitute Teacher (2004) (TV Episode)
Nergal Jr., when turned into Ms. Butterbean, shoves several apples into Sperg's mouth and says to him, "How do you like them apples?"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (2004) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by 'Barbara Walters'
Family Guy: Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High (2005) (TV Episode)
In a Flashback Ben Affleck argues with Matt Damon because Ben Affleck wants writing credit for Good Will Hunting when Ben Affleck hasn't contributed to the script at all.
Standing Still (2005)
Referenced in dialogue.
Veronica Mars: Driver Ed (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Veronica
Duck Dodgers: Good Duck Hunting/Consumption Overruled (2005) (TV Episode)
title reference
Stacked: Goodwizzle Hunting (2005) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Office: Boys and Girls (2006) (TV Episode)
Michael's line
Nowhere Fast (2006)
Ben jokes that he has to "see about a girl"
Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl (2006) (TV Movie)
"Ben Affleck has an Oscar. I shit you not."
Numb3rs: Hardball (2006) (TV Episode)
Kittner compares Charlie to Good Will Hunting.
Family Guy: Chick Cancer (2006) (TV Episode)
the "It's not your fault" scene is recreated
The Holiday (2006)
Seen on the shelf in the DVD store
Saturday Night Live: Peyton Manning/Carrie Underwood (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Ibrahim (2007)
Similar scenes with young man solving older man's math puzzles.
Supernatural: Hollywood Babylon (2007) (TV Episode)
Dean says he sees Matt Damon to which Sam responds "Matt Damon" picked up a broom and started cleaning in which Dean replies he is probably researching a role.
Step Brothers (2008)
When Dale tells his therapist about his life, he tries to pass off the plot of Good Will Hunting as his life story.
Entourage: Return to Queens Blvd (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mrs. Chase
At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a review of Milk as another movie on which Gus van Sant has worked.
Psych: An Evening with Mr. Yang (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions his "Will Hunting action" to Gus. Also, at the end, Madeleine says "time to go see about a girl" and Shawn replies "How do you like them apples." These are both lines from Good Will Hunting.
Family Guy: Family Gay (2009) (TV Episode)
Peter talks about how he was Matt Damon's neck, saying in the flashback "Are you going to play a hard dude with gift for mathematics again?"
SGU Stargate Universe: Time (2009) (TV Episode)
One of Eli's five desert island movies
Wheel of Fortune: Boston's Got Game! 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Title used as puzzle
Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009) (TV Special)
Robin mentions a pornographic parody of the film
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Reignites the Rivalry (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Cougar Town: Rhino Skin (2010) (TV Episode)
Jules says Jeff is 'Good Will Hunting Smart'-
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $50,000 question
The Nostalgia Critic: Flubber (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster of the movie is shown among movies with Robin Williams.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper says Robin Williams won the Best Actor for his performance
Cougar Town: Keeping Me Alive (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
DP/30: Conversations About Movies: The Town Director Ben Affleck (2010) (TV Episode)
David mentions Ben and Matt's Oscar win for Good Will Hunting.
Daylight and Magic Don't Mix (2010)
The first shot of the second scene features a shot very similar to one in Gus Van Sant's "Good Will Hunting." Director Joel Marsh included the shot as an homage to one of his favorite directors.
Death and Taxes (2011) (Short)
Imagery from the film appears in this short
Brows Held High: Gerry (2011) (TV Episode)
another film by Gus Van Sant
Wilfred: Trust (2011) (TV Episode)
"How do you like them apples?"
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Mentioned by name after riffing on "how do you like them apples" line
Conan: The One Where Conan Does That Thing (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan mentions several Ben Affleck moves during the Conologue
Suits: Tricks of the Trade (2011) (TV Episode)
Rachel to Mike - "I can do math too, Good Will Hunting."
Special Collector's Edition: Casino Royale (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of September/October
Psych: In for a Penny... (2011) (TV Episode)
Gus says that Shawn has "matched up 'The Town' with 'Good Will Hunting.'"
Chikara JoshiMania Night II (2011) (Video)
F.I.S.T. mentions it in their pre-match promo, in re the fact that the show was held in Massachusetts.
Conan: We Need the Funk, If It's Not Too Much Trouble Would Like to Have That Funk (2012) (TV Episode)
James Sinclair St. Wallins calls this his favorite Matt Damon movie
The Nostalgia Critic: Patch Adams (2012) (TV Episode)
another Robin Williams movie with a contrived message
Bones: The Past in the Present (2012) (TV Episode)
listed as one of Pelant's Pay Per View movies
Family Guy: Viewer Mail #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
serious bearded Robin Williams says his wife is dead
Wilfred: Progress (2012) (TV Episode)
After Dr. Eddy says "it's not your fault" for the third time, Ryan says "Wait. That's from Good Will Hunting." Ryan looks around and then at Dr. Eddy and says, "Holy shit! Your Robin Willi..." Before Dr. Eddy cuts him off.
Brows Held High: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (2012) (TV Episode)
says this film and Gerry do not properly represent Van Sant's style.
The Newsroom: Bullies (2012) (TV Episode)
Will mentions the film title to a psychiatrist.
Futurama: Free Will Hunting (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.14 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Ben Affleck won an Oscar for writing the film
Assassin's Creed III (2012) (Video Game)
One of the achievements named "How d'ya like them apples!"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Gets Analyzed (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.54 (2012) (TV Episode)
Matt Damon says he first met Bill Clinton after he screened the film at Camp David
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.71 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Ben Affleck won an Oscar for the film
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Keep Calm and Flutter On (2013) (TV Episode)
Discord at one point says, "Do you like carrots, Angel? I'm playing your owner for a fool! How do you like them carrots?"
+1 (2013)
Referenced by Teddy
Tiger Lily Road (2013)
Ricky adopts part of Will's past to gain sympathy.
Parks and Recreation: Gin It Up! (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ben
The Neighbors: Good Debbie Hunting (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Matt Damon/Larry the Cable Guy/Chris Isaak (2014) (TV Episode)
Jay says Matt Damon has been coming to the show since "Good Will Hunting"
Duck Dynasty: Burger Commander (2014) (TV Episode)
Si Robinson mentions this movie by name
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.39 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions Minnie Driver's Oscar nomination.
Full Scale
A scene reference in Jeff Crispi's counseling sessions,

Features 

1975 World Series: Game 6 (1975) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown while Sean is telling Will about skipping the game to go out with his future wife.

Featured in 

The Making of 'Good Will Hunting' (1997) (Video)
includes clips
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) (TV Special)
clips
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special (1998) (TV Movie)
features clips from this film
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
If We Picked the Winners (1998) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown for all the major Oscar nominees.
Inside 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' (1999) (Video)
Features snippets from this film.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
References to Matt Damon writing this film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.76 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Ben Affleck films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.103 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in montage of Matt Damon films
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movie Speeches (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Brows Held High: Mister Lonely (2013) (TV Episode)
Harmony Korine acted in this Gus Van Sant film

Spoofed in 

Good Dick Hunting (1998) (Video)
this is the porn remake of the 1997 film
Rushmore (1998)
NewsRadio: Boston (1998) (TV Episode)
Lisa talks with a Boston accent, at one point says, "Matthew, do you like apples?" smacks popcorn out of Matthew's hand, "You spilled your popcorn. How do you like them apples?"
The Breaks (1999)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Jay and Silent Bob gate crash the set of 'Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season' where the famous bar scene from GWH is being practically re-enacted
The Guru (2002)
good will humping scene
Family Guy: Saving Private Brian (2006) (TV Episode)
Shows scene from movie where Skylar and Wil meet for coffee.
Community: English as a Second Language (2010) (TV Episode)
Troy's plotline in this episode spoofs that of "Good Will Hunting"; he shows a particular skill at plumbing and fixing pipes and is encouraged by Abed (spoofing Ben Affleck) and the janitorial staff (spoofing Stellan Skarsgaard playing Gerry) to pursue it.
American Dad!: 100 A.D: Part One (2010) (TV Episode)
"Who solved my theorem?" (2+2=4)

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