Almost Famous (2000) Poster



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The Apartment (1960)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960) (TV Series)
The three 'band-aids' who deflower William refer to him as "Opie"
The Hustler (1961)
Manager telling wife/girlfriend something that the audience can't hear - woman's suicide attempt follows
Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
Stolen Kisses (1968)
Gimme Shelter (1970)
Rude Boy (1980)
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
When Jerry is helping Dorothy move, one of the boxes has the game Risk. A box Anita's boyfriend is carrying when he is helping her move also has the game Risk.

Referenced in 

All Access: The Making of 'Almost Famous' (2000) (TV Movie)
documentary about the movie
Saturday Night Live: Kate Hudson/Radiohead (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Little Nicky (2000)
The Critic: Episode #1.2 (2000) (TV Episode)
Jay says he will review "Almost Famous: The Jon Lovitz Story" on his next episode
Dawson's Creek: The Tao of Dawson (2001) (TV Episode)
Grams says that she's going to see this movie.
Frontline: The Merchants of Cool (2001) (TV Episode)
Billboard shown in segment "Under-the-Radar Marketing".
City Guys: Almost Fatal (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Prelude to a Dream (2002) (Video)
Even Stevens: Hardly Famous (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Gilmore Girls: Happy Birthday, Baby (2003) (TV Episode)
Jess rents the film to watch with Rory.
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.10 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; Zooey Deschanel is attributed to working on this film.
Checked Out (2003)
Pyburn quotes Crudup.
The O.C.: The Third Wheel (2004) (TV Episode)
As the band Rooney pulls up behind a club, Summer quotes the line from Almost Famous, "It's all happening!"
Dinner for Five: Episode #4.12 (2005) (TV Episode)
Jason Lee is attributed to working on this film.
Entourage: Oh, Mandy (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Elizabethtown (2005)
An item in the "travel scrapbook" includes lyrics from a fictitious song, "The Road," by J. Bebe and R. Hammond. This is a reference to another Crowe film, Almost Famous. Jeff Bebe and Russell Hammond were members of Stillwater, the band William Miller toured with.
Jeopardy!: 2005 College Championship Quarterfinal Game 5 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Movie Songs" category
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)
The scene in which Bickford Schmeckler (Patrick Fugit) is standing on the top of the roof, with partygoers yelling jump, is a reference to the movie Almost Famous, when Russel Hammond (Billy Crudup) is also standing on a roof, about to jump into the pool...Almost Famous is one of the first movies staring Patrick Fugit.
Broke (2006)
Character mistakes memory for a scene from "Almost Famous"
Entourage: One Day in the Valley (2006) (TV Episode)
Ari mentions Almost Famous, the house party scene is an homage to the film
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.228 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "I've Zine the Movie" category
The Simple Life: Almost Fame-Less (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Gossip Girl: Seventeen Candles (2007) (TV Episode)
Vanessa: ''Hey, I am a golden god". I am a golden god is a quote from the successful film Almost Famous, about a rock band.''
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands (2008) (Video Game)
Strong Sad's plan to be a snooty rock journalist and sell the rights to the story of his exploits to a snooty independent movie studio refers to this movie, which chronicles Cameron Crowe's work at Rolling Stone
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
A declaration of love is made during a potential plane crash
Under the Influence (2008)
Film is discussed
Psych: High Top Fade Out (2009) (TV Episode)
In a discussion about the musicians' "code," Shawn says, "Even Patrick Fugit knows that."
Psych: Let's Get Hairy (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn wonders aloud whether "Polexia" was Anna Paquin's name in "Almost Famous." It was.
American Dad!: My Morning Straitjacket (2009) (TV Episode)
When stan is trying to get backstage, he's dressed as the character William Miller and says he's a reporter for Rolling Stone magazine, and Roger is dressed like the Penny Lane character.
Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Semifinal 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by a contestant during interview
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.141 (2010) (TV Episode)
Contestant mentions the film while discussing her past work as a rock journalist
Marmaduke (2010)
At one point in the film while Marmaduke is throwing a party, there is a crowd of dogs surrounding a pool with a dog on top of a shed near the pool. Right before the dog jumps off the roof, he says "I am a Golden Dog", refering to the line that Russell Hammond says in the same exact scene in Almost Famous, but only with humans.
Wingin' It: Almost Too Famous (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Castle: Almost Famous (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Weeds: Viking Pride (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Dancing with the Stars: Movie Night (2012) (TV Episode)
Brendan Fevola and Jessica Raffa dance their Rumba to Tiny Dancer, a song from the soundtrack of Almost Famous.
Supernatural: Bitten (2012) (TV Episode)
"I am a golden god!"
Manic Pixie Prostitute (2012) (Short)
Tom mentions Kate Hudson in this film.
Californication: In the Clouds (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Raising Hope: Making the Band (2013) (TV Episode)
Burt says, "We were almost famous." Jason Lee, who guest stars in this episode, appeared in "Almost Famous."
Orange Is the New Black: Bora Bora Bora (2013) (TV Episode)
A TV set in the prison gets broken because someone watched "Almost Famous" on an endless loop.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Emma Stone/Robinson Cano/Keith Urban (2014) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Emma Stone talk about the film
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kate Hudson/Ellar Coltrane/Nico and Vinz (2014) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Kate Hudson talk shortly about this movie; and Jimmy mentions meeting Kate Hudson's brother Wyatt Russell on the set of this movie
BoJack Horseman: Say Anything (2014) (TV Episode)
"Coming of age story about rock music" comment to Cameron Crow
The Houses October Built (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Simpsons: Covercraft (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Honest Trailers: Gone Girl (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kevin Hart/Jay Baruchel/Meghan Trainor (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Jay Baruchel recall making the film, and Jimmy shows a still of Jay
Jessie: Someone Has Tou-Pay (2015) (TV Episode)
Bertram says, "I am a golden god!"
Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Zooey Deschanel/Dominic West/Nathan Fielder (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions Zooey Deschanel's earlier movie with Kate Hudson
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.53 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chris as the movie in which bus passengers sing Tiny Dancer during the Final Chase.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kate Hudson/Dan Patrick/G-Eazy (2016) (TV Episode)
Kate Hudson talks about the movie she did with Jimmy, and he shows a production still
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kate Hudson/Jeffrey Dean Morgan/Brian Koppelman/Janet Weiss (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Kate Hudson
Better Call Saul: Switch (2016) (TV Episode)
Ken, the stockbroker at the bar brags of his stock picking ability, "I am a golden god!"
American Honey (2016)
The whole van singing the title track is an ode to the famous "Tiny Dancer" sequence.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.14 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Music in Movies" category
Supernatural: The Foundry (2016) (TV Episode)
"I'm a golden god"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Felicity Jones/Billy Crudup/Car Seat Headrest (2016) (TV Episode)
Billy Crudup and Jimmy mention their earlier movie together
Girlboss: The Trip (2017) (TV Episode)
Annie calls the high girl on the concert "Penny Lane"


The Midnight Special (1972) (TV Series)

Featured in 

The Beatles Revolution (2000) (TV Movie)
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001) (TV Special)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Physical Graffiti: A Classic Album Under Review (2008) (Video)
Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) explains the difference between a groupie and a band aid to William Miller (Patrick Fugit)
20 to 1: Scene-Stealing Songs (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on the song Tiny Dancer.
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.46 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip of Jaywalking interviewee Samer Sourakli's brief role as 'Mustache Boy'
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Country Bears (2011) (TV Episode)
Jerk points out that The Country Bears rips off a scene from Almost Famous.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Glitter (2011) (TV Episode)
"Is it like that scene in Almost Famous..."
Hollywood's Top Ten: Super Soundtracks (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, clips shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.192 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Kate Hudson films
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)
The airplane scene is shown
I Love the 2000s: 2000 (2014) (TV Episode)
clips; discussed
The National: Episode dated 24 July 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during interview


Airplane! (1980)

Spoofed in 

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Person on house roof at party says shes a golden goddess and jumps into pool
Ned (2003)
Lead charcters deflowering
The Rocker (2008)
Fish gets on a roof above a swimming pool and says the line, "I'm a golden Fish"

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