Reefer Madness (1936) Poster


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Remade as 

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) (TV Movie)
Reefer Madness (2005) is a remake of the 1938 film of the same title -- originally titled, Tell your Children.

Edited into 

People Who Die Mysteriously in Their Sleep (2004) (Video)
segments used and re-dubbed, mainly the lecture scene.


Marihuana (1936)
The trailer narration of the 1938 re-release of the film, quotes the definition from a title card in the earlier film: "Marihuana: weed with roots in hell".
Something to Sing About (1937)
The movie theater marquee reading "Terry Rooney in 'Any Old Love'", is a standing set from the picture, even if it was released earlier.

Referenced in 

Assassin of Youth (1938)
Dr. Carrol refers to marijuana as a "frightful assassin of our youth".
Dick Tracy Returns (1938)
Re-uses the newspaper insert with the sub-headline "DICK TRACY, G-MAN, IN SENSATIONAL RAID".
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Robert Blake/Kelly Monteith/Thomas Braden/Albert Weber (1975) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions the movie as Thomas Braden discusses parenting in a permissive era
Saturday Night Live: Ricky Nelson/Judy Collins (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jane Curtin during Point/Counterpoint
Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)
References Tell Your Children (1977) in a line of dialogue.
B Movie (1989) (Video)
Visual reference
Murphy Brown: Reaper Madness (1993) (TV Episode)
title reference; the movie Tell Your Children was re-issued with the title "Reefer Madness"
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1996)
Matt wears a T-shirt with the Reefer Madness poster on it
Party Monster (1998)
mentioned by Brooke
Welcome to Primetime (1999) (Video)
mentioned once
How High (2001)
A movie-poster entitled "Reefer Madness" is seen on the wall during the halloween-party.
Hollywood High (2003) (TV Special)
Happy Hour (2003)
poster seen on wall
Dead Like Me: Reaper Madness (2003) (TV Episode)
"Reefer Madness" Title reference
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003) (TV Episode)
One of the segments is called "Reaper Madness".
Arrested Development: Spring Breakout (2005) (TV Episode)
The intervention-turned-party scene is reminiscent of one in Reefer Madness.
The Three Stooges in Color (2005) (Video)
The DVD cover for Legend Films' colorized edition of the film is shown during the Film Crew's introduction.
Entourage: The Sundance Kids (2005) (TV Episode)
"The Great Barrier Reefer Madness"
Weeds: Suburban Shakedown (2005) (TV Short)
mentioned once
Harsh Times (2005)
"I need to feel some reefer madness."
The House That Freddy Built (2006) (Video)
Title referenced.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article ("Reefer Madness").
Drive Thru (2007)
poster in room
Decoys 2: Alien Seduction (2007) (Video)
Poster seen on college dorm wall
American Teen (2008)
poster seen
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store ("Reefer Madness").
Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman: Fortunate Son (2009) (TV Episode)
"...in the same way that Reefer Madness portrayed pot..."
Big Ass Fixation 6 (2010) (Video)
Poster on the wall
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Rachel Talalay mentions it. Also, poster is shown ("Reefer Madness").
L.A. Noire (2011) (Video Game)
One of the cases is called "Reefer Madness".
DVD-R Hell: Rock: It's Your Decision (2011) (TV Episode)
"...into Reefer Madness territory."
RiffTrax Live: Manos - The Hands of Fate (2012)
Mike mentions this film being shown at the 2010 Rifftrax Live.
Cock Monsters (2012) (Video)
A "Reefer Madness" poster is on a wall.
College Girl Chronicles (2012) (Video)
"Reefer Madness" poster on wall
Cock Monsters 2 (2012) (Video)
A "Reefer Madness" poster is on a wall.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with the Room in 8 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
"Greg Sestero in... Reefer Madness 2".
That's Sexploitation! (2013)
Poster shown
Docventures: Hamppu (2013) (TV Episode)
Riku's t-shirt.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Caffeine Madness (2014) (Short)
The rolling credits and the lecture scenes are almost direct references to this film. It is also stated that this film serves as the main parody.
Modern Family: Won't You Be Our Neighbor (2014) (TV Episode)
Claire refers to Ronnie as "Reefer Madness".
The Devil's Lettuce (2016) (Short)
The opening scene is an homage to a scene in this earlier movie
The Good Neighbor (2016)
Poster in Ethan's Bedroom
Miles (2016)
"Refer Madness," the changed title for this film, a poster of which is seen in Miles' room
The Cinema Snob: Glen or Glenda (2017) (TV Episode)
"Reefer Madness was right. Drugs ARE bad."
Half in the Bag: Mother! (2017) (TV Episode)
movie poster appears when Jay refers to Requiem for a Dream as "a contemporary Reefer Madness"
Vermont Issues: No, Vermont Won't Likely Be the Next State to Legalize Marijuana (2017) (TV Episode)
Styx: "If you're really one of those "devil's-weed, Reefer Madness" people...."
Internet Personas Are the New Scapegoat for Society: Moral Panic (2018) (Video)
Styx makes a passing reference to the movie.
Under the Silver Lake (2018)
Poster is seen in Comic Man's living room
"Secular Talk": Elon Musk Smokes Weed on Joe Rogan's Podcast (2018) (TV Episode)
Kyle Kulinski talks of a "Reefer Madness-y backlash".
Best of the Worst: Carnivore, HauntedWeen, and Black Roses (2018) (TV Episode)
"This is like Reefer Madness for the 80s for metal."
"Secular Talk": Fox News: Weed Is a Gateway to Meth (2018) (TV Episode)
Kyle Kulinski: "Fox News did some grade-A 'Reefer Madness' fear-mongering over edibles.

Featured in 

The Devil's Joint (1969)
Numerous clips from "Reefer Madness" are shown.
NBC Special Treat: Reading, Writing, and Reefer (1979) (TV Episode)
Some footage from the movie is shown.
Sex and Buttered Popcorn (1989)
Footage of this movie is shown ("Reefer Madness").
The Hemp Revolution (1995)
Clips from "Reefer Madness" are shown.
Stoned: Hemp Nation on Trial (1998) (TV Movie)
aka. Reefer Madness - features scenes from this 1936 film, a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana.
Grass (1999)
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie and a stage production based on this film are shown ("Reefer Madness").
Timeshift: The Cannabis Years (2002) (TV Episode)
excerpt shown: as Reefer Madness
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: War on Drugs (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips shown, demonstrating dangers of marijuana
Dead by Dawn 2: The Mask of Conrad (2004) (Video)
This movie, AKA Reefer Madness, is featured on a TV in the film.
Meet Bob Shaye (2004) (Video)
Reefer Madness: Grass Roots (2005) (TV Short)
clips featured
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, poster and footage of this movie are shown ("Reefer Madness").
The Drug Years (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
clips featured
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)
clips from the film
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
Brief clips
TCM Underground: Reefer Madness/Marihuana (2008) (TV Episode)
This film was featured in this episode.
American Grindhouse (2010)
Poster and footage of this movie are shown ("The Burning Question"/"Reefer Madness").
RiffTrax Live: Reefer Madness (2010) (Video)
The movie that was riffed.
Fright Night Theater: Reefer Madness (2012) (TV Episode)
The movie is presented and screened.
Yankoheit 27 (2012)
clip shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: The New Teen Titans Anti-Drug PSA (2012) (TV Episode)
Linkara recalls the film that was the result of marijuana research and its ensuring effects.
Nostalgia Critic: Reefer Madness (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Music Movies: Little Shop of Horrors (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Roth Show: Cafe Wha?/EEAS: Origins/Goin' Crazy!/DLR Art Gallery (2012) (TV Episode)
Shown when Dave talks about the history of Cafe Wha?
I Am Divine (2013)
Clips featured.
Morgan Spurlock Inside Man: Marijuana (2013) (TV Episode)
Footage shown
Folkets främsta företrädare: Narkotikapolitik (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Midnight Movie Madness: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) (Video)
movie is featured in this DVD collection
Sicko-Psychotic: My Man Friday ...The 13th (2016) (TV Episode)
Movie clip shown
Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins Drugs (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
The Cinema Snob: Reefer Madness (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed

Spoofed in 

Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
The "Reckless Youth" segment is a parody of the film.
'Java Madness' formerly titled 'Coffee Madness' (1995) (Short)
"Java Madness" is a spoof of "Reefer Madness" detailing "the dangers of coffee."
That '70s Show: Reefer Madness (2000) (TV Episode)
segment "The Dope Fiends" is a spoof of this movie.
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) (TV Movie)
Satirizes this film.
Bad Luck, Good Luck! (2006) (Short)
You can see little pictures or sounds from the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film throughout the film. A Dave O'Brien look-alike appears from time to time and smokes pot.
The Naked Queen (2007)
the movie makes fun of the hysteria in "Reefer Madness"
Who High: One Cig, Two Cig, Red Cig, Blue Cig (2014) (TV Episode)
Style and message parody
Caffeine Madness (2014) (Short)
Main Parody. For example, the opening credits are word for word, from the original film, except that "marihuana" is replaced with "caffeine."

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