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Version of 

The Expendables (2017) (TV Series)


Produced by Avi Lerner and Stallone. Stallone rumored to appear in a cameo


The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Characters argue over who was faster with a knife versus a quick draw revolver.
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
Toll says "It ain't easy being green" when discussing his cauliflower ear.
First Blood (1982)
Sylvester Stallone's character is said to have a history of "running through the jungle".
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
John Rambo tells Co Bao that he is expendable
Cobra (1986)
Jet Li climbs onto the back of the truck to shoot down bad guy, just like what Stallone did on Cobra.
Die Hard (1988)
The film open up with pirates and thieves taking over a ship with hostages. The film also ends with the heroes having to fight their way out of a palace at the very end.
Demolition Man (1993)
When Trench walks out of the Church, Mr. Church asks Barney about Trench's problem, and Barney answers "He wants to be President." Schwarzenegger was president in Demolition Man.
Happy Feet (2006)
Gunner calls Yin "Happy Feet"
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Tools wants to tattoo Christmas with the Charlotte's Web

Referenced in 

Entertainment Tonight: Episode dated 29 May 2009 (2009) (TV Episode)
mentions the production with footage of Sylvester Stallone
MMA H.E.A.T.: Episode #1.10 (2010) (TV Episode)
Randy Couture talks about acting in this movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.42 (2010) (TV Episode)
Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about doing a cameo in the film
Bad Movie Beatdown: Nighthawks (2010) (TV Episode)
in light of this movie, Film Brain declares it to be Stallone month
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Dinner for Schmucks/Charlie St. Cloud/Get Low (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says they will review it in two weeks
The Cinema Snob: The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
At first the Snob thinks he's watching this version.
Tosh.0: Peter Pan Fail Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bum Reviews: The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' (2010) (TV Movie)
making of documentary
Action: Expendables (2010) (TV Movie)
An inside look at the film with interviews of the cast
MMA H.E.A.T.: Premiere (2010) (TV Episode)
Randy Couture discusses his role in the movie and what it was like working with Sylvester Stallone.
MMA H.E.A.T.: The Fight Game (2010) (TV Episode)
Randy Couture discusses his role in the film and plans for the sequel.
The Expendables: Comic Con Panel (2010) (Video)
panel interviews
Midnight Movie Review: The Great 2010 Review (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned and shown in overview on 2010.
Samyy luchshiy film 3-DE (2011)
Large poster seen on a movie theater at the beginning.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
A poster of the movie seen.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.79 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Jason Statham was in the film
Bad Movie Beatdown: Out of Reach (2011) (TV Episode)
Buck explains his reason for doing Stallone Month last year
Bad Movie Beatdown: Mercenary for Justice (2011) (TV Episode)
it is explained why Seagal did not appear in this film
Switch (2011)
poster seen in the streets of Paris
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
Stalone talks about this movie.
Good Bad Flicks: Masters of the Universe (2011) (TV Episode)
Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012) (TV Special)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.122 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions that The Expendables 2 means that there must be a 1.
Keith Lemon: The Film (2012)
Douglas and Keith discuss the film in a flashback.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.130 (2012) (TV Episode)
Heather mentions the movie by name.
Saturday Night Live: Christina Applegate/Passion Pit (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Give Us All Our Daughters Back!" digital short
Nostalgia Critic: Doomsday Machine (2012) (TV Episode)
"Oh... no, it's not the coolest action stars of all time never getting hurt; it's just... the expendable people being... expendable."
Movie Nights: Aliens vs. Avatars (2012) (TV Episode)
"and we're introduced to the rest of The Expendables."
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!: Episode #12.16 (2012) (TV Episode)
Declan Donnelly asks the question, "In which 2010 movie did Sylvester Stallone star with Bruce Willis, Jason Statham and Jet Li?" Ashley Roberts doesn't know the answer and says "Rocky... it's not." Ashley is dunked into a tank of gunge for getting the answer wrong. Declan says, "Unfortunately, Ashley, Rocky is incorrect. The correct answer was The Expendables."
The Simpsons: Dark Knight Court (2013) (TV Episode)
Superheroes named The Dependables
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Eva Longoria/Terry Crews/Cavalia's Odysseo (2013) (TV Episode)
Terry Crews talks about working with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger on the film
Revealed: Dolph Lundgren (2013) (TV Episode)
Dolph Lundgren talks about the movie.
Cult Legends and Rising Stars: Cult Legends: Joe Estevez (2013) (TV Episode)
Joe is asked if he would star in a Expendables version except with veteran Horror movie stars.
Svédská trojka: VyVolení Speciál! (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Johnny Valda.
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
The beginning of the in-game Jack Howitzer series is based on the Expendables series
The Simpsons: Homerland (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode dated 15 October 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sylvester Stallone.
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014) (Video)
Line "Party gift from The Expendables"
The Simpsons: The Yellow Badge of Cowardge (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Andy Samberg/Kevin Durant/Kenny Chesney (2014) (TV Episode)
One of the titles in the 3-Second Summaries game
Tosh.0: Weightlifting (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
Saturday Night Live: Blake Shelton (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Pete Davidson on Weekend Update
Honest Game Trailers: Gears of War (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Veep: Data (2015) (TV Episode)
Dan mentions the film.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Randy Couture (2015) (TV Episode)
Wayne mentions that Randy Couture was in the film.
Scream: The TV Series: In the Trenches (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is referenced
Honest Trailers: Die Hard (2015) (TV Episode)
Title seen on a movie poster
Tu mourras moins bête: Aux armes, etc. (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Honest Trailers: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2016) (TV Episode)
Title seen in news site screenshot
Cult Legends and Rising Stars: Cult Legends: Bokeem Woodbine (2016) (TV Episode)
Film franchise mentioned.
Blackcatloner: Yo, Adrian! It's the Rocky Retrospective, Y'know? (2016) (TV Episode)
Another franchise Sylvester Stallone was involved in.
Best of the Worst: Plinketto #3 (2017) (TV Episode)
movie poster appears when Jack says that in order for older actors to not get kicked out of SAG, they make a movie where they can all act in

Featured in 

Breakfast: Episode dated 8 July 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce actor/director Dolph Lundgren.
Late Show with David Letterman: Sylvester Stallone/Rob Corddry/Robyn (2010) (TV Episode)
Promotional excerpt showed during interview with Sylvester Stallone - Barney's gang faces a stand-of with some pirates, when Lee Christmas get's a text message on his phone.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.98 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Sylvester Stallone is shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.101 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film featuring Mickey Rourke is shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.105 (2010) (TV Episode)
clips from the film starring Jason Statham are shown
Richard Roeper & the Movies: The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Getaway: Greek Islands: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during a celebrity interview with Sylvester Stallone.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.107 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Steve Austin is shown
Siskel & Ebert: Eat Pray Love/Scott Pilgrim vs. The World/The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for the review.
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' (2010) (TV Movie)
Many clips of the final film are played.
ES.TV HD: Episode dated 28 September 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jason Statham is interviewed; clips are shown.
ES.TV HD: Episode dated 30 September 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Sylvester Stallone is interviewed; clips are shown.
From the Ashes: Post-Production and Release of 'The Expendables' (2010) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews and behind-the-scenes
Before the Battle: The Making of' 'The Expendables' (2010) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews and behind-the-scenes
Maltin on Movies: Burlesque (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.214 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in montage of Jason Statham films
Action: 'The Expendables' (2011) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews and behind-the-scenes
Sylvester Stallone: A Director in Action (2011) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews and behind-the-scenes
Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 21 in the Countdown
Honest Trailers: The Expendables (2014) (TV Episode)
Film trailer used

Spoofed in 

Dirty Cops: Ta Batsonia (2012) (Video)
Comic style
The Unreliables (2012) (Short)
This is a short parody of the film The Expendables
This Ain't the Expendables XXX (2012) (Video)
Adult parody.
Dirty Cops-Ta Batsonia: The Vengeance (2012) (Video)
Comic style
Dirty Cops-Ta Batsonia No.3 (2013) (Video)
Comic style
The Starving Games (2013)
One of the movies spoofed

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