Guitar Hero (Video Game 2005) Poster

(2005 Video Game)


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Followed by 

Guitar Hero II (2006) (Video Game)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (2007) (Video Game)
Guitar Hero World Tour (2008) (Video Game)
Guitar Hero 5 (2009) (Video Game)


Guitar Hero: On Tour (2008) (Video Game)
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (2008) (Video Game)
Guitar Hero: Metallica (2009) (Video Game)
Band Hero (2009) (Video Game)
Guitar Hero: Van Halen (2009) (Video Game)


This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
The loading screen in "Guitar Hero" features a guitar amp with knobs that all go to 11. One loading screen even satates that "11 really is louder..."
They Live (1988)
Axel Steel's profile spoofs the bubble gum line.

Referenced in 

Game One: Episode #1.3 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
How I Met Your Mother: Something Borrowed (2007) (TV Episode)
Robin mentions she learned to play Guitar Hero in a day.
Reaper: Charged (2007) (TV Episode)
Sock and Sam talk about how Sam is good at playing it
South Park: Guitar Queer-o (2007) (TV Episode)
Stan and Kyle hook up to this video game.
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
video game box seen
Ghost Whisperer: Horror Show (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Professor Payne as a pitfall of college students
House: House's Head (2008) (TV Episode)
"Emo Guitar Hero wannabe"
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his review of Rock Band (2007) (VG)
My Best Friend's Girl (2008)
mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday: Episode #1.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions it in a news item.
Californication: No Way to Treat a Lady (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special (2008) (TV Special)
Mentioned in dialogue
Californication: Going Down and Out in Beverly Hills (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Californication: La Petite Mort (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
ER: Dream Runner (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
ER: A Long, Strange Trip (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.91 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 question
CSI: NY: The Party's Over (2009) (TV Episode)
Adam mentions playing it to feel better
Saturday Night Live: Zac Efron/Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2009) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned by Jason Sudeikis in the segment in which he gives dating advice to his little brother (Zac Efron).
10 Things I Hate About You: I Want You to Want Me (2009) (TV Episode)
Carla says that she's "hooked on 'Guitar Hero.'"
Funny People (2009)
mentioned in dialogue
Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman: Fortunate Son (2009) (TV Episode)
"Hate to break it to you, Guitar Hero..."
NCIS: Los Angeles: Keepin' It Real (2009) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Jeopardy!: 2009 Teen Tournament Quarterfinal 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Geek Love"
Ugly Betty: Plus None (2009) (TV Episode)
A Character has a Guitar Hero Guitar
Troldspejlet: Episode #42.13 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his review of DJ Hero (2009) (VG)
The Company Men (2010)
Mentioned by Bobby in conversation with his son.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.103 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 question
Tosh.0: Hoodrat Kid (2010) (TV Episode)
A box is shown for Guitar Hero
South Park: Sexual Healing (2010) (TV Episode)
poster seen in store
Pure Pwnage: Rock On (2010) (TV Episode)
Game being played.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.32 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says the L.A. Clippers will be playing the videogame during the NBA playoffs
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (2010) (Video Game)
Right before the battle with Todd Ingram, you engage in a bass battle with note highways similar to Rock Band and Guitar Hero. After a while, Scott decides to cut the crap and hits Todd with his guitar. The actual boss battle then commences.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Back to the Future Trilogy (2010) (TV Episode)
Nerd - "It's certainly no Guitar Hero"
The Vampire Diaries: Memory Lane (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Amazing Race: I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong (2010) (TV Episode)
one of the team members compares playing the accordian ot Guitar Hero
CZW: Night of Infamy 9 (2010) (Video)
tHURTeen slams a Guitar Hero controller into Danny Havoc's midsection.
The Cleveland Show: Murray Christmas (2010) (TV Episode)
Fiddler on the Roof edition
Conan: Houston, We Have a Murder (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien mentions this video game in a joke at the beginning of the show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.92 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the videogame series is being discontinued
Board James: TMNT (2011) (TV Episode)
The game is seen behind Mike & James as they are playing the games.
Hren' 2.0: Pozor Hero (2011) (TV Episode)
BADMAN compares reviewed game to this one and calls it "Pozor Hero" (Shame Hero), referencing the PS2 game.
Shark Tank: Episode #3.9 (2012) (TV Episode)
Game mentioned during Miso Music presentation
The Simpsons: Them, Robot (2012) (TV Episode)
"Ukulele Hero"
Plush (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: The Smurfs (2015) (TV Episode)
"And serve as product placement for either Guitar Hero or Rock Band."
Grey's Anatomy: Walking Tall (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue

Featured in 

Veronica Mars: Wichita Linebacker (2006) (TV Episode)
Kurt and Pop play this video game
Californication: Slip of the Tongue (2008) (TV Episode)
game is played
Californication: The Raw & the Cooked (2008) (TV Episode)
game is played
The Irate Gamer: History of Video Games: Part 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown in title sequence
The Irate Gamer: History of Video Games: Part 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown in title sequence
The Irate Gamer: History of Video Games: Part 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown in title sequence
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
video game played
The Smurfs (2011)
video game played.
The Newsroom: 5/1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Full view of the screen, while Kaylee plays blindfolded against Jim.
One Hit Wonderland: I Ran (So Far Away) by a Flock of Seagulls (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.

Spoofed in 

Chuck: Chuck Versus the Sandworm (2007) (TV Episode)
similar arcade game "Guitar Shredder"
South Park: Guitar Queer-o (2007) (TV Episode)
parody games called 'Heroin Hero' and 'Rehab Hero'
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Suburbs (2009) (TV Episode)
Chuck has T-shirt "Cowbell Hero"
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay demonstrates a "Guitar Hero Sandwich"
Robot Chicken: Casablankman 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Didgeridoo Hero" sketch

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