Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Poster


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Followed by 


Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (2008) (Video Game)
The warehouse from the opening sequence of the film is a bonus level in the game.


Japoteurs (1942) (Short)
Introduces Indy by showing his shadow putting on his hat as theme music plays; the "Superman"cartoons always showed his change from Clark Kent to Superman in shadow or silhouette as the theme music played.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
During Indy's walk through the Peruvian marketplace, extras can be seen on the right dressed as the Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt characters.
The Wild One (1953)
The first shot of Mutt on his motorcycle is a reference to Johnny Strabler.
The Wrong Man (1956)
A poster for the film is seen.
Paths of Glory (1957)
A poster for the film is seen.
Touch of Evil (1958)
A poster for the film is seen.
Vertigo (1958)
A poster for the film is seen.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Spalko's vehicle getting over-run with monkeys and the way that she tosses one away.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Indy says, "I've got a bad feeling about this."
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Ark of the Covenant is in Hanger 51.
The Untouchables (1987)
Indy tells Mutt that he has "brought a knife to a gun fight."
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
A picture of Professor Henry Jones is seen on Indiana Jones' desk.
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal (1992) (TV Episode)
Indy tells Mutt about having once rode with Pancho Villa.
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure (1999) (Video)
Indy tells Mutt about having once rode with Pancho Villa.

Referenced in 

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Look Inside (1999) (TV Movie)
Lucas and Spielberg discuss the possibility of a fourth film.
Spoiler Wars (2002) (Short)
At the end of the short, Dedo was interested in finding Indiana Jones 4 spoilers.
The Music of 'Indiana Jones' (2003) (Video)
John Williams alludes to a possible fourth Indiana Jones film
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas (2005) (TV Special)
It's referenced
Saturday Night Live: Shia LaBeouf/Avril Lavigne (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue, twice
2007 MTV Video Music Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Shia LeBeouf announces the name of the new Indiana Jones movie
SMS Diary: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (2008) (TV Episode)
He mentions how the movie is going to be released soon after the time the video was made.
Nostalgia Critic: Angry Video Game Nerd Rant: Part 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
This legend is referenced when the Critic tries to decipher the Nerd's message
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 25 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the 'Pinheads and Patriots' segment.
Indyfans and the Quest for Fortune and Glory (2008)
Explores the fanbase behind the film
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: The Facility: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Yanagi posesses a Crystal Skull card.
Saturday Night Live: Shia LaBeouf/My Morning Jacket (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during monologue and La Rivista Della Televisione
Lego Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick (2008) (TV Short)
Indy finds the skull
The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Indiana Jones Trilogy (2008) (TV Episode)
Nerd mentions all four movies.
Troldspejlet: Episode #39.22 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (2008) (VG)
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.5 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "Movie Scores"
Disaster Movie (2008)
mentioned by Amy
Nostalgia Critic: Surf Ninjas (2008) (TV Episode)
Ernie Reyes Jr.'s part in the film is mentioned.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.18 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $16,000 question
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend (2008) (Video)
making of motion picture
Adventures in Post-Production (2008) (Video)
Making of featurette.
The Crystal Skulls (2008) (Video)
Behind the scenes footage and clips
Warrior Make-up (2008) (Video)
Behind the scenes footage and clips
Supernatural: Monster Movie (2008) (TV Episode)
Dean refers to the film as the new "Raider's movie."
Ninjas vs. Zombies (2008)
Quote: "You know what sucked? Indiana Jones Sucked.. George walks in to Steven.. I can make F**kin Ants,.. I'm George F**kin Lucas, I can do what I want!"
Nostalgia Critic: Howard the Duck (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic feels this film was unnecessary.
Robot Chicken: They Took My Thumbs (2008) (TV Episode)
A contractor builds temples for the Indiana Jones movies.
Closing: Team Indy (2008) (Video)
cast and crew shown
Jonathan Creek: The Grinning Man (2009) (TV Episode)
Nicola asks Jonathan if he wants to be like Indiana Jones, still doing the same old thing after 30 years.
More Extreme Marksmen (2009) (TV Movie)
Anthony De Longis trained Harrison Ford in the use of a bullwhip for this movie. Also, David Morgan's company handmade the whips for this movie.
Okaruto (2009)
Poster seen
Hierarchy (2009)
Poster on Wall
Life on Mars: Everyone Knows It's Windy (2009) (TV Episode)
Frank Morgan alludes to it when trying to convince Sam that jumping off the roof will get him back to 2008
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.155 (2009) (TV Episode)
Indiana Jones is included in a $500 question on 2008 films
Science of the Movies: Crafting an Action Figure (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Hurt Locker/My Sister's Keeper/Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett: "Between this and the Indiana Jones film, Shia LeBeouf has really carved a niche for himself..."
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #2.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Daily Mail Movies Remastered By Facebook"
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: Willy Wonka (2009) (TV Episode)
The Critic likens the appearance of Johnny Depp's Wonka character to Irina Spalko.
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (2009) (TV Movie)
under Guy Dyas's name in graphic
Community: Social Psychology (2009) (TV Episode)
Abed mentions that he plans on attending a film festival showing all four Indiana Jones movies. He says he'll skip the 4th though because it sucks. He and Annie both mention this again later
Jeopardy!: 2009 Teen Tournament Quarterfinal 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Lights, Camera, Action Movie"
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.84 (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Selena Gomez in a list of Shia LaBeouf films
Heavy Rain (2010) (Video Game)
Madison hides in Shelby's refrigerator to save herself from the explosion in his apartment.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.120 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Stuck"
The Blockbuster Buster: Van Helsing (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD case seen on the ground
Greek: Your Friends and Neighbors (2010) (TV Episode)
Cappie mentions that he always like these movies
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
Referenced during the opening credits
Castle: Wrapped Up in Death (2010) (TV Episode)
film mentioned in passing
RiffTrax Live: Reefer Madness (2010) (Video)
Mike: "Get Indiana Jones out of our fridge!"
JonTron: Daikatana (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown when discussing the failures of George Lucas.
Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (Video Game)
With the Wild Wasteland trait, beside the road near Goodsprings will be a refrigerator containing a corpse and a hat resembling the one harrison Ford wore in the movies.
South Park: Coon vs. Coon and Friends (2010) (TV Episode)
poster in Bradley's room
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers (2010) (TV Episode)
The Devil's Eye is compared to the Crystal Skull
Where Is Your Head (2010) (Short)
A film poster is visible on the wall of the kitchen.
Mad: Da Grinchy Code/Duck (2010) (TV Episode)
Harrison Ford was seen carrying around a Crystal Skull.
Laserdisc Memories: Sequel Shootout: Temple of Doom vs. The Last Crusade (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is mentioned in Episode
MarzGurl Reviews: The Land Before Time (2011) (TV Episode)
MarzGurl subtly hints that she dislikes this movie
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbest Spiderman Moments (2011) (TV Episode)
The writer of Spider-Man 1 wrote this film
Detention (2011)
Cop says to Riley "you really nuked the fridge with that one." The term comes from the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in which, near the start of the movie, Harrison Ford's character survives a nuclear detonation by climbing into a kitchen fridge,
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Wookiee Hunt (2011) (TV Episode)
A crystal skull is visible in the Trandoshan trophy room
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress (2011) (TV Episode)
Irina Spalko is mentioned.
The Nostalgia Teen: The Rugrats Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
"I wish there was a fridge in this."
Midnight Screenings: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part I (2011) (TV Episode)
Cinema Snob dresses as Indy and references the refrigerator scene
Conan: The Silvery Thistles of St. Lispmoor (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan introduces Harrsion Ford as having starred in the Indiana Jones movies
Mad: Super 80's/Captain America's Got Talent (2011) (TV Episode)
Speilberg mentions making this movie.
Suburban Knights (2011) (Video)
Cinema Snob mentions the refrigerator scene that contributes to Indy being a fantasy character
Mad: Cowboys & Alien Force/ThunderLOLcats (2011) (TV Episode)
Woodrow askes Jake if he remenbers the previous Indiana Jones movie.
AFI's Master Class: The Art of Collaboration: Steven Spielberg and John Williams (2011) (TV Episode)
jokingly referenced Indy surviving nuclear blast in refrigerator
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Gets Trapped (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Darkest Hour (2011)
Sean says that Dora "was about to save the Crystal Kingdom."
AniMat's Reviews: The Adventures of Tintin (2012) (TV Episode)
Although AniMat says some people may find the film a bit like the Indiana Jones films, he says Steven Spielberg owes people big time for the fourth film.
Psych: Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger (2012) (TV Episode)
Shawn says that Gus "brought a funeral program to a knife fight," referencing Indy's line to Mutt in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
Breaking In: Cyrano de Nerdgerac (2012) (TV Episode)
Cash alludes to it when pretending to be Jones, claiming he only did it for the money
The Blockbuster Buster: The Cat in the Hat (2012) (TV Episode)
ERod says he would rather watch this than Cat in the Hat.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Franchises That Should Die (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the #1 pick (Halo).
Shameful Sequels: Terminator 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
To be reviewed next time
The Vampire Diaries: The Five (2012) (TV Episode)
Atticus Shane says that his "one man traveling occult exhibit" that he does in small towns "funds my crazy Indiana Jones adventures," to Bonnie Bennett.
The Big Bang Theory: The Fish Guts Displacement (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Leonard in a discussion of "movies that killed their franchises".
Brows Held High: Melancholia (2012) (TV Episode)
as John Hurt: "I was in Crystal Skull and I couldn't give two shits."
Go On: Pass Interference (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Ryan
Great Night Out: Episode #1.4 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Game Boys: The Animated Series: Poker Night (2013) (TV Episode)
Scott calls PowerPunch II the "Crystal Skull of boxing games."
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Blu-ray: Pack Indiana Jones (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned & poster shown
Best of the Worst: The Killer Eye, They Bite, and Xtro (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Community: Heroic Origins (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Troy in a flashback to 2008
The Cinema Snob: Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS (2013) (TV Episode)
"When people reference it in their review of"
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013)
Poster shown
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: 500th Video - Blu-Ray Collection!! (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Face Off: Going for Gold (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Big Bang Theory: The Raiders Minimization (2013) (TV Episode)
Sheldon says that Amy "may have ruined the whole (Indiana Jones) franchise . . . except for the fourth one, which was bad before you got your mitts on it."
Good Bad Flicks: Howard the Duck (2014) (TV Episode)
the fridge scene mentioned
Parks and Recreation: Farmers Market (2014) (TV Episode)
Leslie and Ben watch "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" on Harrison Ford Movie Night.
Bum Reviews: The Lego Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
"Was it like surviving in a fridge?"
The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) (TV Episode)
"The opening scene in Crystal Skull is really stupid."
Midnight Screenings: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Veep: Some New Beginnings (2014) (TV Episode)
Ben mentions Indiana Jones.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: La Conquista (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth.
Nostalgia Critic: Doug's Top 10 Hottest Women (2014) (TV Episode)
Doug praises Karen Allen for her performance in this movie too
Face Off: Ancient Aliens (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Talisman (2014) (Short)
Aku ja 7 ihmettä: Argentiina (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during this episode.
Castle: Last Action Hero (2014) (TV Episode)
Kingsley tries to return to stardom by starring in a sequel of her adventurer archaeologist series, decades after the last one
Epic Rap Battles of History: Steven Spielberg vs. Alfred Hitchcock (2014) (TV Episode)
directly mentioned in lyrics
Atop the Fourth Wall: ROMtrospective: ROM Spaceknight #41-75 (2015) (TV Episode)
"It's the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?!"
Blackcatloner: I Can Has 100 Videos! (2015) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner's review of this movie is his first clip.
PWN: Our Mission Impossibles: PWN #4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
The Cinema Snob: Heaven's Gate: Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"They're all fighting for John Hurt's coveted role in Crystal Skull."
Prized Apart: Episode #1.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Incorrect answer.
Blackcatloner: Enter the Blackcatloner: My YouTube Story (2015) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner said that his first video on YouTube was a review of this movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
"...and every Indiana Jones movie."
Back in Time (2015)
The fridge scene is mentioned.
Fallout 4 (2015) (Video Game)
The beginning of the quest Kid in a Fridge is a reference to a scene in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, where Indiana Jones survives a nuclear blast by hiding in a lead-lined refrigerator.
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.38 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Snoke resembles the alien at the end of Crystal Skull.
Nostalgia Critic: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (TV Episode)
"Remember that cheap-ass alien from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?"
Blackcatloner: Best of 2015 and a Happy New Year (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner says he made his first YouTube appearance with a review of this movie.
Nostalgia Critic: When Are Critics Wrong? (2016) (TV Episode)
was a critical success upon release
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016) (Video Game)
In the Epilogue, Nathan and Elena's daughter wonders if her parents have been abducted by inter-dimensional beings.
Blackcatloner: Mr. Mercedes and the Perks of Life Vlogging (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions that the idea for the animated Indy series was developed to coincide with the release of this film.
Wonder Woman (2017)
Director Patty Jenkins cite this film as one of the influences for this film.


The Howdy Doody Show (1947) (TV Series)
The opening credits are playing in the house that Indy enters on the nuclear test site.

Featured in 

The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 21 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this film are shown during the interview with Gregg Goldstein about the film career of Sean Connery.
Troldspejlet: Episode #39.20 (2008) (TV Episode)
release reviewed + footage used
National Movie Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008) (Video)
Clips and behind the scenes footage
Adventures in Post-Production (2008) (Video)
Behind the scenes footage and clips
Iconic Props (2008) (Video)
Behind the scenes footage and clips
The Effects of Indy (2008) (Video)
Behind the scenes footage and clips
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production (2008) (Video)
clips and behind the scenes footage
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.11 (2008) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Shown in Action 2008 montage
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Harrison Ford.
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Indiana Jones.
The Distressed Watcher: Indiana Jones: Kingdumb of the Empty Skull (2010) (TV Episode)
the movie is panned throughout
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Coolest Cliches (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip of the fridge flying away a great distance and landing in the desert and Indiana Jones climbing out of it is shown
20 to 1: Megastars with Megabucks (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Shia LaBeouf.
Nostalgia Critic: Jaws 4: The Revenge (2011) (TV Episode)
He points out Sean Connery's character being dead, yet the actor being very much alive
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Wretched action scenes
Nostalgia Critic: Heavy Metal (2012) (TV Episode)
"Into the space between spaces."
Nostalgia Critic: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (2012) (TV Episode)
The 80s Dan cast complains about this movie, except for R.O.B. the Robot, who actually likes it
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.193 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in montage of Shia LaBeouf films
On Set with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (2012) (Video)
clips shown & behind the scenes footage
The Making of the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2012) (Video)
Clips and behind-the-scenes
Nostalgia Critic: Has CGI Gone Too Far? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Outside Xbox: The 9 Bitchiest Easter Eggs in Gaming (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown while the cast comment on 'nuking the fridge'.
Back in Time (2015)
A clip is featured.
Honest Trailers: Jaws (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do So Many Sequels Suck? (2017) (TV Episode)
example of a sequel where too much time passes between it and the original


Manimal (1983) (TV Series)
The quick sand scene, with Mutt using a giant snake to pull Indy free of it, who has a snake phobia, spoofs a similar scene from Manimal, with the character turning into a snake to save another snake hating character from quick sand.

Spoofed in 

South Park: The China Probrem (2008) (TV Episode)
The plot of the episode is how Indiana Jones was raped by Spielberg and Lucas in this movie
Carolina Jones and the Broken Covenant (2008) (Video)
This is adult movie pseudo-sequel featuring Indy's "daughter."

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