American Graffiti (1973) Poster


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Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


The Lone Ranger (1949) (TV Series)
Debbie says that John Milner is "just like the Lone Ranger."
South Pacific (1958)
Bob Falfa sings "Some Enchanted Evening" from "South Pacific."
Dementia 13 (1963)
title theatre marquee, cop car loses axle
THX 1138 (1971)
John Milner's license plate number is THX 138

Referenced in 

All in the Family: Mike and Gloria Mix It Up (1974) (TV Episode)
Mike and Gloria are considering seeing the movies American Grafitti (1973) and Paper Moon (1973), both showing at local theaters.
The Horror Hall of Fame (1974) (TV Movie)
Vincent Price mentions the film while introducing Candy Clark.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Buddy Rich/Gabe Kaplan/Cindy Williams/Kreskin (1974) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Cindy Williams' recent movie
A Hard Day for Archie (1974)
Erotic parody inspired by the movie. Also, references the movie in its tagline.
Earthquake (1974)
poster of the film in one scene
Jaws: From the Set (1974) (Video)
Steven Spielberg mentions this movie in relation to actor Roy Scheider.
Cooley High (1975)
Drive-In (1976)
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Kinky Friedman (1976) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned at the end of Plato's Cave sketch
Saturday Night Live: Richard Dreyfuss/Jimmy Buffett, Gary Tigerman (1978) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bill Murray on Weekend Update
Dizengoff 99 (1979)
Poster in apartment.
It's Not Me, It's Him (1980)
Poster visible in Pierre's apartment
Un pasota con corbata (1982)
A poster of this film can be seen
Christine (1983)
One in a Billion (1984)
Mentioned by the television host.
Million Dollar Mystery (1987)
Title mentioned by one of the three back up singers
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
There is a poster for the film aboard the MCA Home Video ship.
Akira (1988)
Influenced Kaneda's biker gang.
At the Movies: UHF/Valentino Returns/Shag (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Shag" review.
Saved by the Bell: Save the Max (1990) (TV Episode)
Zack's DJ name is "Wolfman Zack".
At the Movies: The Marrying Man/Career Opportunities/The Five Heartbeats/The Object of Beauty/Daddy Nostalgia (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Career Opportunities" review.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel (as a Cadillac drives by): "Hey, Suzanne Somers was in that!"
Step by Step: The Boss (1992) (TV Episode)
Carol says the '50s restaurant reminds her of American Graffiti.
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Princeton, February 1916 (1993) (TV Episode)
Monster truck 'Mertle' features poster art from this movie on the side
At the Movies: The Seventies (1993) (TV Episode)
At the Movies: The Good Son/The Program/A Bronx Tale/Bopha!/Dazed and Confused (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Dazed and Confused" review.
Emmerdale Farm: Episode #1.1926 (1994) (TV Episode)
Typewriter scene mentioned
NYPD Blue: UnAmerican Graffiti (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' (1995) (Video)
Mentioned by Steven Spielberg.
After Sunset: The Life & Times of the Drive-In Theater (1995) (Video)
Michael Wallis confirms that the activites in this movie are a genuine example of teenage life in the 1950's
Dawson's Creek: Road Trip (1998) (TV Episode)
Dawson: Good angel this, Pacey. You guys ever see American Grafitti?
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
When Ghost Dog introduces himself to the gangsters at the secluded hideaway, he says his name is "Bob Solo," a combination of two Harrison Ford characters, Bob Falfa (from American Graffit and Han Solo.i)
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
When Nicole and Chase are listening to "Keep on Loving You", there is a yellow deuce coupe just like the one in American Graffiti.
The Simpsons: Take My Wife, Sleaze (1999) (TV Episode)
Debbie Dunham is a thinly veiled caricature of the character from this movie
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story (1999) (Video)
Mentioned several times during the documentary
Dawson's Creek: Coda (2001) (TV Episode)
The last movie Dawson, Joey, Jack, and Jen see at the theater before Dawson leaves for USC.
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001) (TV Special)
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (2001) (Video Game)
Mel's Drive-In and the 1932 Ford appear in this game.
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' (2001) (Video)
mentioned once
Just Shoot Me!: The Burning House (2002) (TV Episode)
Maya says George Lucas threw up while making this movie.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Cafe scene is reference as stated by George Lucas.
Hungarian Graffiti (2003) (Video)
title reference
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet: Britannia Waives the Rules (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Simpsons: Margical History Tour (2004) (TV Episode)
In the end of the episode Homer sings that it will be explained what happened to the characters afterwards like it was done in American Graffiti.
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
The title is mentioned and also displayed in the "Carrie" article.
Saving Star Wars (2004)
Referenced by a character
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004) (Video)
Mentioned and the movie poster is shown.
The Untouchables: The Script, the Cast (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
MythBusters: Ultimate Mythbusters (2005) (TV Episode)
Real Axil myth based off this movie is shown in a flashback
MythBusters: Hollywood on Trial (2005) (TV Episode)
Real Axil myth based off this movie is shown in a flashback
Les 10 Ans de 'La Haine' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Four (2005) (Video)
In "Montage", the photos and text montages at the end of the email reference the "Where are they now" ending first seen in this movie
Munich (2005)
Eric Bana walks past the poster of this film in London
Fred Roos and the Casting of 'The Outsiders' (2005) (Video)
title mentioned and posters shown
Hollywood Greats: Harrison Ford (2006) (TV Episode)
Harrison Ford talks about this film
Dennis Muren Interview (2006) (Video)
This film is mentioned by name.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
Amy Holden Jones mentions it.
Veronica Mars: Un-American Graffiti (2007) (TV Episode)
title reference
Dissecting the Campus Corpse: A Look Back at 'The Hazing' (2008) (Video)
References made to actor Charles Martin Smith having worked on this film previously
Pawn Stars: Rope a Dope (2009) (TV Episode)
Rick Harrison mentions this movie by name
Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 (2009) (TV Short)
Paul LeMat's yellow Ford Deuce Coupe hot rod car parked in front of theme park
Remembering Messiah of Evil (2009) (Video)
Filmmakers Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz refer to making "Messiah of Evil" in the midst of working on the screenplay for "American Graffiti for George Lucas
Saturday Night Live: Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys (2010) (TV Episode)
A still from this movie is seen on the wall of the "Reel Quotes" game show.
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
Referenced during the opening credits
Brian Wilson: Songwriting 1961-1969 (2010) (Video)
Mentioned by the narrator.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.84 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the film took place in Timothy Olyphant's home town
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Hop (2011)
Fred and EB eat at Mel's Diner.
The Cinema Snob: Pink Flamingos (2011) (TV Episode)
"The movie is American Graffiti now."
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Especial Halloween - Braindead (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray/DVD releases of November/December
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.24 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy says that "The Myth of the American Sleepover" was influenced by the film
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 1982 (2012) (Video)
Mentioned by the narrator.
Blackcat Riffs: The Bottle and the Throttle (2013) (TV Episode)
"And here's the stock footage from John Milner's accident."
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th (2013) (TV Episode)
"...or the American Graffiti?"
Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies: Pop Goes the Soundtrack (2013) (TV Episode)
title/theme music discussed
Good Bad Flicks: Howard the Duck (2014) (TV Episode)
AmeriCarna: Hot Rods and Dragsters (2014) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced and movie stills are featured
James & Mike Mondays: Universal Studios Theme Park Adventure: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
James & Mike comment on the appearance of Mel's Diner in the Universal Studios game.
James & Mike Mondays: Universal Studios Theme Park Adventure: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions that the Mel's Diner in the game has no trash cans.
Need for Speed (2014)
Chaining the cop car's rear axle.
Missing Reel: Car Chase Pictures (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in re Ron Howard and how his agreeing to appear in "Eat My Dust" for Roger Corman was part of a deal that led to Howard getting to direct a movie of his own.
The Cinema Snob: Cruisin' 57 (2015) (TV Episode)
"It picks up where American Graffiti left off". Also, Snob frequently compares the film to Cruisin '57.
Blackcatloner Reviews: The Last American Virgin (2015) (TV Episode)
"This is American Graffiti rewritten as an 80's teen sex comedy."
Blackcatloner: Blackcatloner on Star Wars: Episode 7 Teaser Trailer (2015) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions the behind-the scenes documentary on the DVD for this movie where he heard George Lucas admit that he didn't know how to write for women.
Blackcat Riffs: Chevrolet: What's New? (2015) (TV Episode)
"A car so awesome even a nerd can get laid in it."
Community: Intro to Recycled Cinema (2015) (TV Episode)
Abed says that his film is "my 'American Graffiti,' my 'Elephant Man,' my 'Four Rooms' - the Robert Rodriguez segment."
Moondog Airwaves (2015) (Short)
references Wolfman Jack
Vigilante Diaries (2016)
The nickname of one of Vigilante's crew is Wolfman (and his first name is Jackson aka Jack)..
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Strange Magic (2016) (TV Episode)
Homeless Seinfeld comments on Richard Dreyfuss in a Drive-In Movie.
The Cinema Snob: Trick or Treat (2016) (TV Episode)
a film in which Charles Martin Smith appeared
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.63 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Directors on Film" category
Riverdale: Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show (2017) (TV Episode)
The first movie that Jughead suggests for closing night of the drive-in.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Movie Production Nightmares (2017) (TV Episode)
American Graffiti is #10.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Time Travelers (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Professor Wolfman Jack"
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Poppy mentions American Graffiti as an inspiration for her 50s themed base
The Cinema Snob: Rock Around the Clock (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
PWN: Teen Movie Marathon - PWN #26 (2018) (TV Episode)
Film is discussed, Poster is seen


The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952) (TV Series)
Curt watches the show on a TV set in a store window.

Featured in 

Airport 1975 (1974)
The Making of 'Star Wars' (1977) (TV Movie)
Leonard Nimoy Demonstrates the Magnavision Videodisc Player (1981) (Video)
clip from film is shown as a sample of what is available
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Siskel & Ebert: The Future of the Movies (1990) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
At the Movies: On the Sunny Side of the Screen (1994) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. One of Roger Ebert's recommendations for a summertime movie on video.
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
The scene in American Graffiti in which John Milner and Carol spray the windshield of the other car is featured.
The Universal Story (1996) (TV Movie)
Williams/Howard scene and Dreyfuss/Sommers scene
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
American Graffiti is #77.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
American Graffiti is #43.
Troldspejlet: Episode #25.4 (2001) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
MythBusters: Explosive Decompression/Frog Giggin'/Rear Axle (2004) (TV Episode)
Clip used to demonstrate 'Rear Axel' myth
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion (2005) (TV Movie)
Shows clips from the film
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas (2005) (TV Special)
It's featured
Hollywood Greats: Harrison Ford (2006) (TV Episode)
footage shown
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1973 (2006) (TV Episode)
Shown as part of the 1973 episode of this show on VH1.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
American Graffiti is #62.
Top 10 Dumbest Indiana Jones Moments (2009) (Short)
A clip is shown.
Brian Wilson: Songwriting 1961-1969 (2010) (Video)
Clips are shown.
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Clips from this film are shown in These Amazing Shadows.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cool Cars (2011) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Coming of Age Comedies (2012) (TV Episode)
American Graffiti is #6.
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 1982 (2012) (Video)
A clip is shown.
The Dirties (2013)
Opening credits and letter style of the title of this film are used.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 1970s (2014) (TV Episode)
American Graffiti gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Teen Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
American Graffiti gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Take Place Over One Night (2016) (TV Episode)
American Graffiti is #4.
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Worst Harrison Ford Performances (2016) (TV Episode)
Harrison Ford as Bob Falfa at Number 5
One Lone Cat: Loki-Vision (2017) (TV Episode)
Tim watches this on TV.
The Murder of Laci Peterson: Missing in Modesto (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown as Modesto was the city the movie was based on

Spoofed in 

Young, Hot 'n Nasty Teenage Cruisers (1977)
X-rated spoof of this movie
Saturday Night Live: Phil Hartman/Gin Blossoms (1996) (TV Episode)
Shot of Mel's Drive In used during 'You're The Man' sketch, with Mel changed to Sal
The Simpsons: Summer of 4'2" (1996) (TV Episode)
When Homer wants to buy illegal fireworks he buys all kinds of stuff first, so that it looks like he'd buy fireworks everyday - just like the way Terry "The Toad" tries to get some booze in American Graffiti
The Simpsons: The Bart Wants What It Wants (2002) (TV Episode)
As the Simpsons visit the filmstudio, they see how "Canadian Graffiti" is filmed
The Simpsons: C.E.D'oh (2003) (TV Episode)
The 50's themed Itchy and Scratchy episode spoofs the chain on the cop car's real axel scene.

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