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The Graduate (1967)
The song that play in Frank's dream and when he falls into the pool is the intro song to The Graduare with Dustin Hoffman
The Godfather (1972)
The Wanderers (1979)
Cinderblocks tied to penises
Crossfire (1982) (TV Series)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Conversation about Skywalker and Jedis taking place
Wuzzles (1985) (TV Series)
A pool party guest wears an Eleroo costume.
Mallrats (1995)
Heat (1995)
Dinner Conversation
Rushmore (1998)
Office Space (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
several references throughout the movie
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
The blowjob teacher offers to teach Marissa a sex act called "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Penis"
Shrek (2001)
Made (2001)
"Red Dragon", the name of Frank's car, is also the name of the Welsh operative in Made (also starring Vince Vaughn)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
At end, Will Ferrell instructs frame hanging just as Richie Tenenbaum does.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Queen Latifah/Ms. Dynamite (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Live with Regis and Kelly skit
Saturday Night Live: Bernie Mac/Good Charlotte (2003) (TV Episode)
Movie title on theater marquee
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.10 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; Will Ferrell is attributed to working on this film.
Entourage: Entourage (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan (2004) (Video)
referenced in movie theatre skit
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Ring Two (2005)
When Rachel goes through the stack of videos at the fair, one of the videos is Old School.
Stargate SG-1: The Scourge (2006) (TV Episode)
The movie that Teal'c wants to see.
South Park: A Million Little Fibers (2006) (TV Episode)
The death conversation between Gary and Mingie was taken from the scene in Old School where Mitch and Frank are unsuccessful getting the tape from the dean.
The Break-Up (2006)
Gary (Vaughn) warns Lupus (Hauser) that he could be arrested for the lewd chat-up lines he uses on two girls in the nightclub scene. Lupus asks "Arrested? What for, being awesome?" This same come back was used by Vaughn's character in Old School when Luke Wilson's character is worried he may be arrested for sleeping with a minor.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
After Ricky Bobby's big crash, he crawls out of his car and thinks he is on fire, losing his composure completely. In 'Old School', Will Ferrel wears a mascot suit that does indeed catch fire, and losing his composure in the next scene (while screaming "Keep our composure!"). Both sequences end with Will Ferrel wearing only white briefs.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.230 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "The Brethren" category
Flushed Away (2006)
in Roddy's DVD collection
The Cast of 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend' (2006) (Video)
Referenced by name
Greek: Pilot (2007) (TV Episode)
Cassie mentions that her and Cappie watched it a bunch of times
Greek: Freshman Daze (2008) (TV Episode)
Evan is trying to persuade Cappie to rush for a frat and Cappie finally responds positively after "Old School" is mentioned.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.57 (2008) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $4,000 question
The Hangover (2009)
The same wedding band is featured in The Hangover
Land of the Lost (2009)
When Holly Cantrell meets Dr. Rick Marshall, she shows him a fossil with a lighter impression. Marshall pulls a Zippo lighter out of his pocket with the engraving "Big Cat" on it.
You Know What's Bullshit: DVDs (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among DVD re-releases
Spike's Guys Choice (2009) (TV Special)
Mentioned in house band intro
SGU Stargate Universe: Time (2009) (TV Episode)
One of Eli's five desert island movies
Tosh.0: Make It Snow Girl (2010) (TV Episode)
A still is shown of Blue
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.135 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Alliterative Actors"
Kendra: Chips Ahoy (2010) (TV Episode)
Kendra says her mom's partying with younger men is like the film
Huge: Movie Night (2010) (TV Episode)
a camper suggests it for movie night
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.31 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Dan Finnerty was in the film
Tosh.0: National Anthem Fail Girl (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue, and a fan recreates the streaking scene
Conan: Fuzzy Wuzzy, or Fuzzy Wuzzn't He? (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Todd Phillips
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke: "We're going streaking"
Bad Movie Beatdown: When in Rome (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD is seen
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.182 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Vince Vaughn was in the film
Happy Endings: Cazsh Dummy Spillionaires (2012) (TV Episode)
Co-worker (to Brad): "You're my boy, Blue!"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.155 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Vince Vaughn was in the film
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in a Twitter message
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.207 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Vince Vaughn starred in the film
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned during discussion of the death of Harold Ramis
Workaholics: Brociopath (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 March 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of movies starring Will Ferrel
Geeks Who Drink: Eric Christian Olsen VS. Scott Porter (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a film with Will Ferrell
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.47 (2015) (TV Episode)
Ashok Parameswaran compares being on the show to the debate scene in the film
Honest Trailers: Jurassic World (2015) (TV Episode)
"You're my boy, blue!"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Will Ferrell/Hannibal Buress/Dustin Lynch (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Will Ferrell
TruInside: Groundlings (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown and mentioned in dialog
500 Questions: Episode #2.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Funny People" category
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Vince Vaughn/George Stephanopoulos/Liza Treyger/Hannah Welton (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Vince Vaughn
Conan: Luke Wilson/Robert Kirkman/Sam Morril (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Conan when introducing Luke Wilson.
Modern Family: Sarge & Pea (2017) (TV Episode)
Gloria mentions the movie
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 28 March 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned in interview with Ken Jeong

Featured in 

'Old School' Orientation (2003) (Video)
clips shown
Fuck (2005)
Features clip from the movie
Best! Movies! Ever!: Embarrassing Moments (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the most embarrassing moments in movies
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.17 (2009) (TV Episode)
a clip of Dan Finnerty's appearance in the film is shown to introduce him
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.127 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of Jesse Heiman
The Hour: Episode #7.137 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Elisha Cuthbert's bio segment.
Count It Down: Funniest Movies of All Time (2013) (TV Movie)
Old School (2003) is #23.
One Hit Wonderland: Blue (Da Ba Dee) (2015) (TV Episode)
"You're my boy, Blue!"


The Graduate (1967)
The Contender (2000)
Smallville (2001) (TV Series)
Near end, Mark drives Porsche off bridge into creek and onto Pritchard

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