Elf (2003) Poster



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Version of 

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014) (TV Movie)

Remade as 

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014) (TV Movie)
This was remade as a animated musical TV movie.


It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Scene with Buddy standing on a bridge during snow storm feeling dejected on Christmas Eve.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Gimbel's at Christmas and questions about Santa being real.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
Scene in which Buddy gets struck by a taxicab, while looking at the building.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) (TV Movie)
Buddy's outfit is a direct replica of the elf supervisor from this film. Also, the animated sections showing a talking snowman, unique credits style, singing elves, and Buddy's journey on a floating chunk of ice come from this film.
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
Bert, Ernie and Elmo dolls appear in a store scene.
A Christmas Story (1983)
Snowball fight
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Santa says "I'm getting to old for this job", which is similar to Roger Murtaugh's catchphrase from Lethal Weapon.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
When Buddy cuts the paper snowflake, it looks like Edward Scissorhands shaving the ice.
The Powerpuff Girls (1998) (TV Series)
When reading Santa's list, Michael mentions a Powerpuff Girls playset.
Bob the Builder (1999) (TV Series)
Bob the Builder dolls are seen in Santa's workshop.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Central Park rangers resemble the black riders from The Fellowship of the Ring.

Referenced in 

Dinner for Five: Episode #2.6 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.10 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; the five guests all worked on this film.
High Chaparall: Monica Lewinsky (2003) (TV Episode)
Monica comments on Filip's similar looks to Will Ferrell in the movie, and they later give him a hair makeover with a perm to make him look exactly as Will.
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Jim Carrey jokingly says that this movie won
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Reference in Will Ferrell introduction
Dinner for Five: Episode #3.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Dinner for Five: Episode #3.8 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; Peter Dinklage is attributed to working on this film.
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) (TV Movie)
Will Ferrell's first big starring role is mentioned several times
Film School for Kids (2004) (Video)
Documentary on the making of this film.
How They Made the North Pole (2004) (Video)
Making-of documentary on Elf.
Kids on Christmas (2004) (Video)
Produced for the Elf DVD.
Tag Along with Will Ferrell (2004) (Video)
This title is referenced.
'Elf' Jukebox (2004) (Video)
This title is referenced.
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005) (TV Special)
Poster visible in opeing montage
Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
Instore display seen on the floor of the video rental store.
Dinner for Five: Episode #4.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Best Ever Christmas Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the items on the list
Howard Stern on Demand: Artie Roast Ticket Stunts (2006) (TV Episode)
contestant asked who the director of the film was
Getaway: Episode #17.8 (2008) (TV Episode)
A DVD of this movie is shown in a promotion of other movies starring Will Ferrell available at BigPond Movies.
Iron Man (2008)
Ray's Pizza Box
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Will Ferrell/Pearl Jam (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Farrell's interview.
Cleanflix (2009)
video shown on shelf
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.53 (2009) (TV Episode)
named by Jimmie Johnson in a list of Will Ferrell movies
Phineas and Ferb: Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation (2009) (TV Episode)
After Buford gets everyone to turns their christmas lights back on, the music that starts playing is the same music that plays in this movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Leprechaun (2010) (TV Episode)
Critic and Snob think this would have been better suited as a Will Ferrell movie, and Buddy appears in the make shift poster.
Psych: The Polarizing Express (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says that he can't believe Tony Cox wasn't in "Elf."
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Suited for Success (2011) (TV Episode)
Pinkie Pie's line "I love something. Something's my favorite" echoes the line "I love smiling. Smiling's my favorite"
Spoof Movie No Jutsu! (2011) (Short)
Naruto Says that the movie will be better than the Godfather or Elf starring Will Ferrel
Conan: The LOL from Hell O Hell (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Jon Favreau
Bad Movie Beatdown: Half Past Dead 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD seen in video store
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.18 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Zooey Deschanel was in the film
Conan: Indiana Jones & The Temple of Wait, This Isn't a Temple It's a Walmart! (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Zooey Deschanel
The Cinema Snob: Elves (2011) (TV Episode)
A movie featuring elves that Snob prefers.
Midnight Movie Review: Elf (2011) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
AniMat's Reviews: Arthur Christmas (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat states that Arthur is like Buddy at the beginning of the film.
Bum Reviews: Elf (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with Iron Man in 4 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Pastor Mike Online: Man of Steel Coming to a Church Near You! (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Who Do You Think You Are?: Zooey Deschanel (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the opening narration
Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Santa Clauses (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic says he excluded Ed Asner's Santa in favor of Paul Giamatti's from Fred Claus.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic discuss their lists of the best Christmas movies
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night (2013) (TV Episode)
"That's what I wanted to do to Will Ferrell the first time I saw Elf."
Caffeine Madness (2014) (Short)
The girl on the couch is a reference to this film.
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
"Elf" t-shirt
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2014) (TV Episode)
AniMat believes this film had a better father-son relationship plot than in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Nostalgia Critic: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2014) (TV Episode)
shot of Will Ferrell as Buddy
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 16 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Hosts discuss their favorite Christmas movies
A Cast of Characters (2015) (Short)
'Oh, that's right. You did that movie Elf together...'
Geeks Who Drink: Eric Christian Olsen VS. Scott Porter (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a film with Will Ferrell
Honest Trailers: Super Mario Bros (2015) (TV Episode)
"Cotton headed ninny muggins"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 August 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg says that if you are in the room with your wife when her baby is delivered, stay "north of the equator"; be an elf "with Santa and Will Ferrell."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Zooey Deschanel/Dominic West/Nathan Fielder (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Zooey Deschanel
Countdown: Episode #73.89 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rachel.
The Night Before (2015)
Mentioned in dialogue
Santas in the Barn: Let the Yule Log Burn (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during group challenge
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 10 December 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg quotes a line from the movie
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Troll 2 in 19 Minutes or Less (2016) (TV Episode)
"You know what? This hat is amazing".
TruInside: Groundlings (2016) (TV Episode)
Name of movie is shown in graphic
500 Questions: Episode #2.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Funny People" category
Blackcatloner Reviews: Old Fashioned (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner hints at reviewing this movie at Christmas time.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Sega Activator Interactor Menacer (2016) (TV Episode)
Keith wears Buddy's costume
Strictly Come Dancing: Christmas Special 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Melvin Odoom dances a routine inspired by the film.
Modern Family: Heavy Is the Head (2017) (TV Episode)
Haley calls Peter Dinklage "the little guy from Elf"
What It's Like Trying to Be an Actor (2017) (Short)
Hollywood titles are apart of this short's plot.
The Wogglebug's Adventure in New York (2017) (Video)
Buddy is a stranger in New York like the Wogglebug, he also falls in love there

Featured in 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #11.27 (2003) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Troldspejlet: Episode #32.12 (2004) (TV Episode)
VHS release reviewed + footage used
Lights, Camera, Puffin! (2004) (Video)
This title is featured.
That's a Wrap (2004) (Video)
This title is featured.
Best Ever Christmas Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Nostalgia Critic: Return of the Christmas Specials (2009) (TV Episode)
Movie is among the Critic's finalists
Hollywood's Top Ten: Mall Madness (2010) (TV Episode)
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cinema Santas (2010) (TV Episode)
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) (TV Movie)
Number 3 in the Countdown
Bloodworks: Critters, Killer Klowns & More with the Chiodo Bros (2014) (TV Episode)
Scenes from the movie are shown while Charlie Chiodo talks about designing the characters.
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Ray Harryhausen 2/2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ray Harryhausen voiced the polar bear in this film. Clip shown.
Heroes of Christmas (2015) (Short)
Buddy the Elf is in the film.
TruInside: Groundlings (2016) (TV Episode)
Still is shown


Patterson-Gimlin Film (1967) (Short)
The amateur footage shot of Elf walking in the woods shown on the evening news spoofs this film.
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
When Buddy is walking through the streets of New York he stops by the same "Worlds Best Coffee" shop like Joe Buck and also the scene where the Elf is walking in the crowd with his head above all the others is just like in Midnight Cowboy.
Back to the Future (1985)
When the sleigh takes off from Cental Park at high speeds, there is a bum laying on a park bench with a boombox around his neck who sits up as the sleigh goes by. This is same scenario happened in Back to the Future with the DeLorien.
Platoon (1986)
In the snowball fight Buddy snipes a runaway, from Plato on My Lai, the shooting of a runaway.
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Quote in movie when talking about childrens books, "what's more vunerable than a peach?"

Spoofed in 

How It Should Have Ended: The Holiday Movie Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Holiday Movie parody

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