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Edited into 

5 Second Movies: Pineapple Express (2009) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip

References 

Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
Saul says "You're in the jungle now, Baby!" to Carol the policewoman, like Tarzan to Jane.
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
mentioned in conversation between Dale and Saul
Scarface (1932)
A mini poster for this film is shown on a wall in Saul's apartment
Stalag 17 (1953)
Reference to Snicklefritz. Although that is a common term, there are those who insist that it is a specific movie reference in this particular case.
Happy Days (1974) (TV Series)
When selling weed to the high school boys, Saul calls one of them Chachi, due to his resemblance to Scott Baio.
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
The line "Ted Jones messed with the wrong melon farmers" is a reference to this violent film about a battle fought at a melon farm.
The Gong Show (1976) (TV Series)
"totally Gong Show'd"
Zapped! (1982)
When selling weed to the high school boys, Dale calls one of them "Zapped" due to his resemblance to Scott Baio.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Saul sees an underground chamber and says "What's down there, a Rancor?"
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Red bounces a ball in his house when Saul and Dale first enter and says he is trying for a scholarship, similar to Bender's line in the gymnasium.
No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
Words spoken by one of the Asians right before attacking Ted's barn.
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
"Let's take it into Maximum Overdrive!"
Predator (1987)
Saul compares their day lost in the woods to this film.
Die Hard (1988)
A character tapes a gun to his own back. There is another reference when Red says "Ted Jones messed with the wrong melon farmers," which specifically refers to the TV dub of Die Hard's recurring "motherfuckers" line with "melon farmers".
The Land Before Time (1988)
In a deleted scene, Dale says that he was surprised to learn that this film had a bunch of straight-to-video sequels.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
When Dale returns to Saul's apartment after witnessing the shooting, while trying to get buzzed in, the two characters do the "on 3" from Lethal Weapon, including the "on 3, or 3, and then go".
True Romance (1993)
Writer Judd Apatow cites Brad Pitt's character in TR as the inspiration for PE's basic story. 'Kevin Corrigan' is in both films.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
A cop almost runs over Saul as he crosses the street with donuts and a drink in the same manner as Marcellus Wallace
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994) (Video)
In a deleted scene, Dale says that Angie explained to him about this film.
The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving (1995) (Video)
In a deleted scene, Dale says that Angie explained to him about this film.
Boogie Nights (1997)
Dale, Saul and the neighborhood boys play with firecrackers during their drug deal.
Seinfeld: The Betrayal (1997) (TV Episode)
Saul tells Dale to "stuff your sorries in a sack", the line that George says in this episode several times
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The person in the high school said that they made a impression of The royal "we", black pajamas, Walter from this film.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Mentioned when Dale and Saul are in the woods at night.
Gladiator (2000)
When Red is beating Saul, he quotes Maximus line "What we do in our life, echoes in eternity"
Little Nicky (2000)
A mini poster for this film is shown on a wall in Saul's apartment
You Got Served (2004)
Dale says, "You Got Served!"
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
In a deleted scene, Dale describes the Land Before Time franchise but mistakenly refers to Littlefoot as Padfoot, a character from this Harry Potter adventure.
The Protector (2005)
During the fight between Ted Jones and Dale Denton, the two attack each other with fluorescent lights and Denton attempts to swing around a horizontal bar and also land with his legs around Ted Jones's head, referencing a warehouse fight and the cilmactic fight from this Tony Jaa film, down to the camera angles.
300 (2006)
Characters quote it during a fight.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Kings of Leon (2008) (TV Episode)
Bill Hader talks about his role in this movie.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.45 (2008) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $500 question
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Announced as nominee.
Scrubs: Interns: Late Night with Jimmy (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Seth Rogen/Phoenix (2009) (TV Episode)
Title of this Seth Rogen film mentioned during La Rivista Della Televisione
Kambakkht Ishq (2009)
A large ad for Pineapple Express is seen outside a movie theater near the end.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "'Playboy' Cover Boys"
Drive-In Horrorshow (2009)
Title on theater marquee of the Mendon Twin Drive In.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.26 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Let's Talk About the Weather"
Dracula (2009) (Video)
Movie poster on wall in film company office.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Shrek Forever After/Survival of the Dead/Holy Rollers (2010) (TV Episode)
A Current.com user says Saul Silver is the best drug dealer in movies
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.70 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay Leno mentions that Seth Rogen starred in the film
Top Gear: Episode #16.5 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Amber Heard interview
Half in the Bag: Your Highness and Samurai Cop (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Conan: The Day the Proofradar Quit (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Seth Rogen.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.22 (2011) (TV Episode)
David Gordon Green is spoken of as having directed the film.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Scott Ian Gets His Face Knifed by Rob Hall (2012) (TV Episode)
A Seth Rogen head with disfigured ear from Pineapple Express is on display in Almost Human's conference room.
This Is the End (2013)
The duffel bag that James Franco hands Emma Watson when she demanded all of their drinks was the same duffel bag that James Franco stashed his marijuana in Pineapple Express
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.157 (2013) (TV Episode)
Danny McBride mentions that 'Seth Rogan' and 'Evan Goldberg' wrote the film.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.179 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay Leno mentions that Bill Hader is in the film
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) (TV Special)
Mentioned by James Franco.
Bro's Before Ho's (2013)
Title shown in the background of the videostore
Boyhood (2014)
This is one of Mason's favorite movies from summer '08; this is heard when he's talking to his dad about the lack of similar interests with his girlfriend.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Seth Rogen/Matt Bomer/Coldplay (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Seth Rogen
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: James Franco/Chadwick Boseman/Jenny Lewis (2014) (TV Episode)
One of the titles of the 5-Second Summaries game
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Craig Robinson/Michael Ian Black/Christina Tosi/Brad Wilk (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Craig Robinson
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sandra Bullock/Rod Stewart (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Sandra Bullock mention some of director David Gordon Green's credits
Sausage Party (2016)
The scene where Frank is coughing after smoking.
The Graham Norton Show: Seth Rogen/Paul Rudd/Martin Freeman/Maxine Peake/Birdy (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Seth Rogen
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Craig Robinson/Baz Luhrmann/Yaa Gyasi/Mary Timony (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Craig Robinson

Features 

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
Saul has the film playing on television.
Krull (1983)
Saul watches it on TV
227: Mary's Christmas (1985) (TV Episode)
Saul watches it on television.
Con Air (1997)
Saul watches it on TV

Featured in 

Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.27 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of James Franco films
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) (TV Special)
Featured in James Franco retrospective.

Spoofs 

Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
One characters is driving a car through a park while a passenger watches out for, and says, "Trees, trees".
The Protector (2005)
During the fight between Ted Jones and Dale Denton, the two attack each other with fluorescent lights and Denton attempts to swing around a horizontal bar and also land with his legs around Ted Jones's head, referencing a warehouse fight and the cilmactic fight from this film, down to the camera angles.

Spoofed in 

The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Seth Rogen and James Franco play their characters from the movie while watching films of 2008.

See also

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