The Polar Express (2004)
The video game is based on the movie.
The golden tickets, plus the prominence of serving the hot chocolate
The bum on top of "The Polar Express" directly quotes Lee Marvin's hobo when he stands and proclaims, "I'm King of the North Pole!"
The Lone Pine Mall appears in both. In the scene where Smokey and Steamer (the fat man and the red-bearded man) are trying to catch the pin, a flux capacitor can be seen for a brief moment.
The slightly elevated close-up shot of the locomotive's cow-catcher coming to a halt just inches from the viewer, the hero quotes Doc Brown about wanting to pull a train whistle, etc.
The "ticket ride" sequence deliberately mimics the feather.
Tom Hanks screams "I'm the king of the North Pole" on top of the train.The same occurs in Titanic when Leonardo DiCaprio screams "I'm the king of the world " at the Titanic's bow.
Tom Hanks appeared to promote this film.
Chantel mentions that she appeared in The Polar Express.
Heder mentions the film
referenced in clue and correct response in "From Page to Screen" category
One of the items on the list
Referenced by name
Title mentioned on screen when Tom Hanks appears
Mentioned once by Bob Zemeckis
Frank mentioned CGI Tom Hanks in the Polar Express.
"It's like Polar Express meets The Flintstones"
The marionette version of Scrooge in Polar Express is used as the model for the main character in Robert Zemeckis' next Christmas movie, A Christmas Carol.
Ellen says Zemeckis used performance capture to make this movie
The music played when the lights come on sounds similar to "Suite from The Polar Express" by Alan Silvestri.
"...which would make Beaver & Buttface the Polar Express of the '90s"
George Stroumboulopoulos mentions that The Polar Explorer (2011) is not to be mistaken for The Polar Express (2004).
Abed and Pierce travel to the North Pole by train.
Mentioned as one of ImageMovers Digital's films.
Naruto says "The Polar Express is trying to kill me!"
An animated film that tries to look realistic.
Mentioned by the narrator
mentioned in the Q&A session
Referenced by Seth on Weekend Update
Reverend Lovejoy refers to his wife as "The Bi-polar Express."
Critic compares Santa in this movie to the open in Santa Claus: The Movie.
Mike Urrunaga's favorite Christmas movie
"Just give it to the boy sitting in the last cable. I mean, Tom Hanks mihgt yell at you but really, it'll be won't any difference when you reach the North Pole."
Tom Hanks and James Corden re-enact a scene
Mentioned by narrator
Mentioned during group challenge
Critic remarks that CG Tom Hanks looks like a pedophile
mentioned by Garrett
Gethin Jones dances a routine inspired by the film.
"This would be like if Otumo directed the hot chocolate sequence from"
reviewed + footage used
Nominated in three categories
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Clips are shown
clips shown and discussed
Movie is among the Critic's finalists
Reviewed, clips shown
a clip is shown as Jackson Murphy says the film was spectacular in 3D
"We needed a song like we needed one in Polar Express."
refers to this as a much better book adaptation
Critic talks about kids' films with some intense moments, like this one
Jakob Stegelmann looks at some of the must-see Christmas movies + clip
Number 28 in the Countdown
Clip is shown
Critic compares the rapping sharks to the chefs singing about hot chocolate
The hobo's speaking of keeping valuables in his shoe that has a big hole in the sole, just as Laurel kept Mary's deed there while travelling to Blackeye Gulch.
Santa's air-crane with the huge striped ballonets and big fabric propellers looks a lot like Baron Bomburst's airship transport.
The hobo's sloshing and wringing out his sock, just as Mick does in the hotel room while taking a bath.
Hero Boy swinging around on the hobo's ski-pole and landing squarely with both feet firmly planted on the top of the train again, just as "Junior" does with the circus-train's cargo-davit when trying to escape his persuers.
The fireman's long shiny whole-face-covering hair that is released by the cotter pin, just like Cousin Itt's hair.
The flying elves/Elvises
The hobo gets disinegrated by the tunnel roof, just like Payne gets decapitated by the subway tunnel's warning light.
The ticket-punch confetti floating by the boy's face, just as the bubbles float by Brain's face when the glitch-prone Inspector Gadget is trying to access his radar gun but gets the bubble-blower instead; also the hurtling train stopping mere inches from the elk's nose, just as the villains' van stops just a hair's-breadth from G2 when he goops it up with the bubble-gum.
The elderly elf asks the small boy to let him take care of his gift box by saying "Trust me" in a slightly sneaky seductive supplicating tone, and has somewhat crafty-looking facial features, just as Gollum does.
The train in this episode is a spoof of Chris Van Allsburg's "The Polar Express".
Holiday movie parody
In the first segment, Bart takes a trip to the North Pole on the Polar Express, which literally flies to its destination because Otto dumps marijuana into the coal engine.
"The Bipolar Express" spoofs the film
Is a parody of the film's bell and catch phrase "Believe"
The Nerd takes a ride on the Polar Express with a depressed Tom Hanks as the train conductor.