The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Poster


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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Giant holographic head
Carry on Cleo (1964)
When the spaceship "Heart of Gold" arrives on the planet Viltvodle Vi (to meet Humma Kavula (Johm Malkvovich)) we can see a bicycle with square wheels in the foreground. In the film "Carry on Cleo" the character Hengist Pod (Kenneth Connor) has invented a square-wheeled bicycle (so that it couldn't roll downhill).
Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
Marvin says "I'm a robot. I'm not a refrigerator.", a direct reference to Dr McCoy's "I'm a doctor, not a ...."
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981) (TV Series)
Opening title sequence is recreated near the beginning of the film, and the incarnation of Marvin appears in the queue on Vogsphere
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
When "Earth Mark II" restarted all life, man was represented with high-speed time-lapse photography.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
When Marvin the Paranoid Android is shot by the Vogons at the end he appears dead, but a few moments later his eye-lights come back on and he holds the Empathy Gun in the same way Arnie holds the grenade launcher at the end of T2 after the same thing happens to him.
Toy Story (1995)
"Marvin, give me a hand"
Starship Titanic (1998) (Video Game)
An image of Douglas Adams' face as a planet is taken from the game.
The League of Gentlemen (1999) (TV Series)
Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith are credited as "The League of Gentlemen"

Referenced in 

Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (2005) (TV Movie)
new movie version
Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
Commander in Chief: First Choice (2005) (TV Episode)
poster on Rebecca's wall
Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion (2005) (TV Episode)
Jackie quotes Arthur Dent, referring to Zaphod, when she asks Rose, "Anything else he's got two of?", in regards to the unconscious Doctor.
Torchwood: Random Shoes (2006) (TV Episode)
This is one of the movies visible in the movie store.
Comedy Connections: The Office (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Big Bang Theory: Pilot (2007) (TV Episode)
Koothrappali wears a hat with "42" on it
Torchwood: A Day in the Death (2008) (TV Episode)
When Owen is serving coffee to the rest of the team, he mentions that the man the team is searching for was filed under "mostly harmless".
Meet Dave (2008)
The music score is very similar to the one of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The (2005)", if anything as a homage. Furthermore, a space ship in the form of a shoe is a paraphrase of how the space ship "The Heart of Gold" was originally depicted as looking, in the novel version of "The Hitchhiker's Guide".
Stargate: Atlantis: The Daedalus Variations (2008) (TV Episode)
The alternate-reality drive on the Daedalus bears several similarities to the Infinite Improbability Drive on the starship "Heart of Gold".
Pirate Radio (2009)
Bill Nighy who also played in Hitchhiker's Guide mentions "after giving it some Deep Thought..." Deep Thought was the name of the super computer in Hitchhiker's Guide.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inglourious Basterds/Post Grad/World's Greatest Dad (2009) (TV Episode)
Buck Smithee mentions a potential sequel "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe" during the closing credits
The Venture Bros.: Pinstripes and Poltergeists (2009) (TV Episode)
21 is told to ask "less 'Hitchhiker's Guide'" after he asks what the meaning of life is.
Hustle: Conned Out of Luck (2010) (TV Episode)
When told to answer a question before it is asked, Sean quickly replies, "42," the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Fall Weather Friends (2011) (TV Episode)
Rainbow Dash asks Twilight if she learned to run reading the "Egghead's guide to running", Also Twilight's number is "42"
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
The number 42 appears in several places in the game.
Dexter: Smokey and the Bandit (2011) (TV Episode)
The Toothfairy's storage address is 42, which is the "answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This is a nod to Mos Def (Brother Sam) who played Ford Prefect in the film "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (2005).
Life's Too Short: Episode #1.2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Warwick Davis mentions that he was in the film.
Life's Too Short: Episode #1.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
On Warwick's website's credits list.
The Nostalgia Chick: The Lorax (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned when talking about novel-to-screen adaptations
TableTop: Star Fluxx (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the goals is called "Forty-Two" and references Deep Thought and the Guide
Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
Zaphod Beeblebrox is among one of the graffiti names
End of the World (2013) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The World's End (2013)
An absurd conversation with a disembodied being from another planet. Also features Martin Freeman.
Futurama: Assie Come Home (2013) (TV Episode)
Marvin the Paranoid Android can be seen in a robot chop shop.
The Cinema Snob: Russian Hobbit (2013) (TV Episode)
"Tell Bilbo that The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy wasn't that bad of a movie."
Star-Crossed: Our Toil Shall Strive to Mend (2014) (TV Episode)
Drake tells student visitors to the sector that the Atrian herb Dovor will "make you feel like you got hit in the head with a gold brick." Which is also said about The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, minus a slice of lemon.
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
John Malkovich characters in both movies walk on their hands in a distinctive way.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
A flying inteligent Dolphin who watches over the universe.
Countdown: Episode #72.87 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rachel.
Nostalgia Critic: The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic points out how all futuristic cities rip off the city from Blade Runner


New York, New York (1977)
Shown briefly on a screen

Featured in 

Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (2005) (TV Movie)
this film is being promoted here
Troldspejlet: Episode #34.1 (2005) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (2005) (Video)
Clips are shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Star Trek/Rudo y Cursi/Next Day Air (2009) (TV Episode)
The Heart of Gold takes the #1 spaceship in movies
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009)
Part or all of the trailer is shown and discussed.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Kick-Ass/Death at a Funeral/The Joneses (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett's #3 Alternative Energy Source
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
The Heart of Gold takes the #1 spaceship in movies
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Sexy and I Know It (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip used in review.
Hagan Reviews: Gayniggers from Outer Space (2012) (TV Episode)
Hagan compares opening title sequences
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip with Marvin
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Avengers #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
spoof of quest for higher meaning, alien interference with Earth's development, dysfunctional robot/computer, spaceship designs
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
"He's got a towel!" "Run away! Run away!"
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Light-saber bread slicer
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981) (TV Series)
When Arthur, Zaphod and Ford are working their way through the line on the planet Vogsphere, Arthur passes Marvin from the miniseries and does a double take as he walks by.

Spoofed in 

Chicken Little (2005)
The first half of the trailer is identical to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trailer.

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