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Pinocchio (1940)
Ione's mom drunkenly sings When You Wish Upon a Star
Carrie (1976)
The name of the psychotic jock is Billy Nolan, which was also the name of Nancy Allen's psycho boyfriend in Carrie.
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)
Poster seen
Freaky Friday (1976)
Ione and her mother switch bodies.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
"Your lack of faith in the durability of Ke$ha is disturbing"
Brave New World (1980) (TV Movie)
Verge mistakens it with 1984
The Smurfs (1981) (TV Series)
Mentioned in dialogue
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Sander talks about Wrath of Khan slugs while in his star trek uniform.
Fraggle Rock (1983) (TV Series)
Mentioned by principal
The Karate Kid (1984)
Ione says "Clapton you're my Ralph Macchio, do the crane thing".
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Big Brother is mentioned
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Numerous references.
Back to the Future (1985)
Poster seen, Teacher is talking about flux Capacitor and 1.21 gig watts on chalkboard.
Red Sonja (1985)
You have no future
Super Mario Bros. (1985) (Video Game)
Mentioned in dialogue
Perfect Strangers (1986) (TV Series)
Title seen
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Suicidal protaganist, "I'm to old for this shit" line
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Clapton references Patrick Swayze and does a few moves
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) (TV Series)
Picard is mentioned
Road House (1989)
Clapton makes a number of references to Road House and to Patrick Swayze, the way he dresses to the way he fights.
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
Ione says "Eat my shorts jerk." Bart Simpson's most famous line is "eat my shorts".
Total Recall (1990)
Mentioned in dialogue
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) (TV Series)
"9021 obvious"
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Mentioned by Sloan
Freejack (1992)
A character states that they're going to "watch Freejack on laserdisc."
Wayne's World (1992)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Mentioned in dialogue
Under Siege (1992)
mentioned by Sander
True Romance (1993)
Sander is a Steven Seagal fan and Clapton is a Patrick Swayze fan much like Clarence is an Elvis fan. In a time of need, a silhouette of the characters' beloved actors appear behind them as a mentor. Also some musical cues are reminiscent of the theme from True Romance.
On Deadly Ground (1994)
Mentioned in dialogue
My So-Called Life (1994) (TV Series)
Riley dresses up as Angela Chase (Claire Danes)
Clueless (1995)
As if
Scream (1996)
References to Scream, after Riley is attacked and falls in pool, talking to police. Neve Campbell and talks about Scream
Anaconda (1997)
Mentioned in dialogue
Volcano (1997)
mentioned by Ione
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Sander says he is wearing a LeVar Burton pinky ring
The Matrix (1999)
Sander, talking to young Verge in 1992, says he comes from a future where machines have taken over and are using humans for power, further telling Verge to call him "Keanu"
The Sims (2000) (Video Game)
Mentioned in dialogue
Yu-Gi-Oh! (2000) (TV Series)
Mentioned in dialogue
Torque (2004)
A character mentions that Clapton and Ione "makes as much sense as that stupid movie Torque". Torque was directed by Joseph Kahn, who also directed this film.
Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004) (TV Special)
Riley's breast becomes suddenly exposed while physically interacting with Sander due to a wardrobe malfunction
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004)
Cook's character mentions it
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
In Elliot's flashback from 2005 there's a character dressed up like Johnny Deep's character
Gossip Girl (2007) (TV Series)
Mentioned in dialogue
Iron Man (2008)
Mentioned in dialogue
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
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,
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Sander says that this movie is on cable after the food fight at the bowling alley
Avatar (2009)
Talking about Avatar while bowling
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010) (TV Series)
Clapton's year book photo states "He made everyone he skated past feel 20% cooler". "20% Cooler" is a phrase that originated from the show.

Referenced in 

The Canyons (2013)
DVD seen
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Turns Black (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a song about body-switching films
The Last Schnitzel (2017) (Short)
When the President hands over the mysterious recipe to Kamil, film uses the same camera movement of Detention where Principal Verge whispers in Clapton's ear.

Featured in 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.123 (2012) (TV Episode)
Josh Hutcherson introduces a clip from his film


The Fly (1986)
Billy claims to have fly blood in him and his vomit is acidic
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
When Billy is shown with a tv on his hand, everyone calls him "TV-hands" and the music is similar to the "Edward Scissorhands" theme
Saw (2004)
The plot to the "Cinderhella" movie
Saw II (2005)
'Key in body' scene parodied with the 'shoe in body' in "Cinderhella II"

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