Mystery Men (1999) Poster



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Frankenstein (1931)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Character's name.
What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
Laugh-In (1967) (TV Series)
Super Friends (1973) (TV Series)
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) (TV Series)
sound effect during display of physical strength
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Jaws (1975)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The Blue Raja say's "May the fork be with you".
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
pose on a dance floor
The Warriors (1979)
There is a reference to Sol Yurick's 1979 "The Warriors". During the scene in which Casanova Frankenstein is introducing the themed groups that are on his side, he follows up by saying, "Can you dig it?" In "The Warriors", Cyrus gathered a bunch of New York City Themed gangs in the Bronx and in his visionary speech, he repeatedly says, "Can you dig it?"
The Terminator (1984)
Car runs over toy in driveway in both
Brazil (1985)
3-wheeled car
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
Hank Azaria's character makes a few allusions to his Simpsons roles including Moe and Claven.
Star Trek: Judgment Rites (1993) (Video Game)
"Don't tell me how to act - it sickens me!" and "You say 'sabotage', I say 'saboTAGE'," were spoken behind the scenes by William Shatner.
All That (1994) (TV Series)
Kel Mitchell's character wants to call the team Super Dudes, after Kenan Thompson's character on the show
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Casanova Frankenstein's parole hearing
Home Fries (1998)
Buzz Burgermatic appears at superhero convention

Referenced in 

The Prime Gig (2000)
poster shown on the door of a video store
Film Club (2000) (Short)
Poster seen in the video store
Blow (2001)
How to Make It in Hollywood Before You Make It (2004) (Video)
Augustine L. Cavanagh "Auggie" mentions that he got his SAG card by working two weeks as a union extra in the feature film "Mystery Men".
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Dodgeball repeats a joke delivered in Mystery Men, another Ben Stiller movie, where an individual cannot remember the correct plural of the noun "nemesis"
InkSwell (2004)
Interview with creator, Bob Burden
Robot Chicken: 1987 (2006) (TV Episode)
Ben Stiller stars in Mystery Men 2
Dexter: Morning Comes (2007) (TV Episode)
Matsuka has a bowling ball with a skull inside it, just lke Janeane Garofalo's character in Mystery Men.
Pushing Daisies: Smell of Success (2007) (TV Episode)
Paul Reubens (Vibenius) played 'The Spleen', whose super power is the targeted emission of very bad smells.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) (TV Episode)
Geoffrey Rush's role mentioned
Brows Held High: The Future (2012) (TV Episode)
"There's a Mystery Men reference I could make..."
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
In the scene where Tom Waits and Colin Farrell are talking in the apartment, a Flaming Carrot poster can be seen in the background. Tom Waits starred in the Mystery Men movie based on characters that debuted in Flaming Carrot Comics.
Midnight Screenings: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
"It might as well have just been Greg Kinnear's character in Mystery Men."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.176 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Dane Cook was in the film

Featured in 

Spotlight on Location: Mystery Men (2000) (Video)
clips shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #25.3 (2001) (TV Episode)
VHS/DVD release reviewed + footage used
Bad Movie Beatdown: Good Luck Chuck (2011) (TV Episode)
the only Dane Cook movie Film Brain likes
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his portrait of Dark Horse Comics + clip shown
One Hit Wonderland: Ghetto Supastar by Pras (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Renegade Cut: Mystery Men (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed


The Six Million Dollar Man (1973) (TV Movie)
Superman (1978)
Blade Runner (1982)
Batman (1989)
Henry V (1989)
Shoveler's "egg salad" inspirational speech uses line's from the Battle of Agincourt rally

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