Soylent Green (1973) Poster



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Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)
One of the scenes shown in the place where people "go home" is an opening shot of a flock of sheep on a green hillside.

Referenced in 

Linda Lovelace for President (1975)
"Soylent Greenlawn" is painted on a pulpit.
Barney Miller: Discovery (1975) (TV Episode)
Show opens with Fish saying he saw a movie where "old people were turned into crackers for young people to eat"
Thirst (1979)
Corporate manufacture of humans, in this case, blood
Sayônara, ginga tetsudô Surî-Nain: Andromeda shûchakueki (1981)
factory produces food made of men
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SST: Death Flight (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Soylent Green, made from Skipper"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Last Chase (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Want some Soylent Green?"
Hardware (1990)
Direct reference on dead mother with child in leash.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sidehackers (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Soylent Green is made from people!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "There's Edward G. Robinson, fresh from his role in 'Soylent Green.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Our 'Soylent Green' tour begins here."
The Simpsons: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie (1992) (TV Episode)
Soylent green is being sold at the cinema in the future.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Soylent Green is made from people!"
System Shock (1994) (Video Game)
"Soylent green filtration control" access panel on maintenance level
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Brute Man (1996) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Soylent Green is made from chickens!"
Millennium (1996) (TV Series)
Frank Black's computer password in Seasons 2 and 3 of the series is the most (in)famous quote from the movie.
Afterlife (1996) (Video Game)
One of the Gluttony punishments is "Soylent Yellow", where the damned are grinded into yellow biscuits.
Escape from It's a Wonderful Life (1996) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by girl thrown out of the dance club.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Never Kill a Boy on the First Date (1997) (TV Episode)
Owen says, "At least you don't have to eat your Soylent Green."
The Simpsons: The Old Man and the Lisa (1997) (TV Episode)
Lisa running around telling everyone what Lisa's Slurry is made of.
NewsRadio: Space (1997) (TV Episode)
Bill does ad for Soylent Green
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Parts: The Clonus Horror (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "He's jumped right into the Soylent Green factory!"
Face/Off (1997)
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1997) (Video Game)
In "Oddworld" Abe discovers the Rupture Farms food company are going to make food products out of his own people.
Millennium: The Beginning and the End (1997) (TV Episode)
Brian says: "Soylente Green is people."
The Curse of Monkey Island (1997) (Video Game)
Guybrush refers to the famous twist at the end of this movie when he tries to guess what the Secret of Monkey Island is.
Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997) (Video Game)
Bob the iguana salesman in The Hub sells "special" iguana bits, which are made of people
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time Chasers (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom: "You're gonna give me all your Soylent Green, man."
NewsRadio: Look Who's Talking (1998) (TV Episode)
Bill: "If this were Logan's Run, I'd be Soylent Green by now."
Pi (1998)
Millennium: Roosters (1998) (TV Episode)
Frank's computer password is a famous quote from the movie.
Millennium: Siren (1998) (TV Episode)
Frank's computer password is a famous quote from the movie.
WCW/NWO The Great American Bash (1998) (TV Special)
sign in crowd: "Soylent Green is People"
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show: Honey, It's No Fun Being an Illegal Alien (1998) (TV Episode)
A line references "soylent green".
Free Enterprise (1998)
Robert quotes this film to the bartender.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Retaliation (1998) (Video Game)
One option is called Soylent Green Mode.
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
One of the beauty pageant contestants reenacts scenes from this, including "Soylent Green is people!"
Futurama: Fry and the Slurm Factory (1999) (TV Episode)
Leela says there is a soft drink made from people called "Soylent Cola" which spoofs the concept of soylent green from this movie.
The Simpsons: Bart to the Future (2000) (TV Episode)
(6. minute) Homer offers corn-flakes labeled Soylent Green. Ralph states it's made of people...
Deus Ex (2000) (Video Game)
Chocolate bars in the game are called "Choc-o-lent Dream" when viewed in the player's inventory.
Family Guy: E. Peterbus Unum (2000) (TV Episode)
Someone says "It's made out of people!" as a joke about his food he brought to the party which is quoting the famous line from this film.
South Park: Helen Keller! The Musical (2000) (TV Episode)
The room in which the turkeys are killed is similar to the death-room in the movie
Futurama: The Day the Earth Stood Stupid (2001) (TV Episode)
A Soylent Chow kiosk at the pet talent show.
Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001) (Video Game)
Cultists chant "Soylent green for Yuri."
Angel: Carpe Noctem (2001) (TV Episode)
Angel and Fred go to a double feature of Soylent Green and The Omega Man.
Futurama: Roswell That Ends Well (2001) (TV Episode)
The Professor asks for some "Soylent" food.
Planet of the Taz: Beneath the Planet of the Taz (2001) (TV Episode)
"Soylent Green is people!"
Welcome to Eltingville (2002) (TV Movie)
Futurama: Future Stock (2002) (TV Episode)
A robot stocktrader sells shares of Soylent beans on Wall Street.
Futurama: 30% Iron Chef (2002) (TV Episode)
The principle ingredient for use on the chef show is soylent green, a fake food item invented by this movie.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Lizzie McGuire: Lizzie in the Middle (2002) (TV Episode)
Jo recites the "Soylent Green are people!" part
Saturday Night Live: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey/G-Unit (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced in M-TV Future
Tripping the Rift: God Is Our Pilot (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Eat Meat billboard
Tripping the Rift: All for None (2004) (TV Episode)
The crew is seen having Soylent Green for breakfast
Destroy All Humans! (2005) (Video Game)
A character mentions Soylent Green during gameplay
Drawn Together: The One Wherein There Is a Big Twist: Part 2 (2005) (TV Episode)
The way the Sockbats are turned into foods is very reminiscient of the film, which involves the only affordable food in the future being made from people.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.186 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "AFI's Top 100 Movie Quotes" category
Freedom! Forever!: Making 'V for Vendetta' (2006) (Video)
Mentioned by Stephen Fry.
NCIS: Skeletons (2007) (TV Episode)
Jimmy: "One wet-vac for the soylent green coming right up."
Pop Skull (2007)
In Jeff's room there is a poster from "Soylent Green" hanging on the wall
Kyle XY: House of Cards (2007) (TV Episode)
Declan spray paints "Madacorp is People" on a door; referencing the famous line from Soylent Green.
Oliver Twink (2007) (Video)
The "Gruel de jour" is Soylent Green
Zak McKracken Between Time and Space (2008) (Video Game)
A green box in the Artifical Hair Bros. Store is named "Soilent Green Hairgel"
Life on Mars: My Maharishi Is Bigger Than Your Maharishi (2008) (TV Episode)
Ray says he's thinking of going to see it
Moon (2009)
In the galley (in Moon), the shelf is marked 'Soylent'.
Dollhouse: Omega (2009) (TV Episode)
Topher: "He's like Soylent Green, He's people."
2033 (2009)
Scenes are similar by inspiration
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.31 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay refers to a restaurant ad as presenting a Sicilian version of "Soylent Green"
Dead Air (2009)
Mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Tank Girl (2009) (TV Episode)
"Aquafina is people!"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.125 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "A Movie Before, Then Dinner After"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.163 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Movie Title Objects"
Psych: Not Even Close... Encounters (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn borrows Dennis's replica of Charlton Heston's scarf from "Soylent Green."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.113 (2010) (TV Episode)
referring to a poorly written headline, Jay shouts, "Soylent Green is people!"
The Cleveland Show: How Cleveland Got His Groove Back (2010) (TV Episode)
"Soylent Green is people"
Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (Video Game)
Salient Green's name
Supernatural: You Can't Handle the Truth (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Muuurder (2011) (TV Episode)
Morgan asks Damien about Charlton Heston movies: "What's cooler, 'Soylent Green' or 'Omega Man'?" Damien replies, "Trick question; 'P.O.T.A.' ('Planet of the Apes')."
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011)
one of the ingredients to make the secret truffle recipe is soylent green
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.23 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
DVD-R Hell: Intergalactic Thanksgiving (2011) (TV Episode)
"...where they make scrumptious Soylent Green."
The Simpsons: Holidays of Future Passed (2011) (TV Episode)
Soylent Green and Soylent Brown seen on shelf in store
Flashback (2011)
Graffiti seen on a wall reads "Nicofeine is people". Nicofeine is a product in the movie.
The Simpsons: Tapped Out (2012) (Video Game)
The quest "Soylent Bean" is a reference to the movie name.
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s (2012)
Shown as example of US crime genre hybrid.
The Walking Dead: The Game - Season 1 (2012) (Video Game)
One of the options a player can choose to say during a meal is "IT'S PEOPLE!!!"
Supernatural: The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Bobby
Supernatural: Reading is Fundamental (2012) (TV Episode)
"Soylent Us"
Futurama: Decision 3012 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Soylent Majority"
Leverage: The Blue Line Job (2012) (TV Episode)
Parker asks Hardison how that movie ended because she fell asleep.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Timothy Cavendish uses the quote "Soylent Green is people" while trying to escape from the nursing home. Also, the clones are turned into food for other clones at the end of their contract.
Brad Tries...: Brad Tries Soylent Green (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad references the movie numerous times.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Honest Trailers: Independence Day (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded (2013) (Video Game)
Soylent Green is listed as one of the questions on the Age Verification Form.
The Carrie Diaries: Date Expectations (2014) (TV Episode)
Dorrit and Scott watch it.
Broken Age (2014) (Video Game)
The Soylent Dreams cereal box is based off of the title of this movie.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Adventures of Jell-O Man and Wobbly #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Soylent Green is Jell-O!"
Turbo Kid (2015)
The cereal box Apple holds when making breakfast for The Kid reads "Soleil Vert". In French, this means "green sun", which was the title of "Soylent Green" in French. Also, when Bagu is seen leaving town, The Kid tells him the water in Bagu's bottle is made from people.
Better Call Saul: RICO (2015) (TV Episode)
Referred to in dialogue: "Are you making Soylent Green back there?"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jack Black/Melissa Rivers/Jeff Garlin (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Steve Higgins in the Screen Grabs segment
iZombie: Patriot Brains (2015) (TV Episode)
Liv says, "Cerebellum sashimi is people!"
New Tricks: Life Expectancy (2015) (TV Episode)
The final scene alludes to the "going home" sequence in Soylent Green, with no dialogue, and Beethoven's 6th Symphony, 2nd Movement playing as Henway's body is being moved.
Nostalgia Critic: Battle of the Commercials (2016) (TV Episode)
"Little Baby's ice cream is people!"
Days of Revelation (2016) (Short)
The end credits is a reference to the end credits of Soylent Green
Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode #15.10 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned in Bill's final monologue
Supernatural: The Memory Remains (2017) (TV Episode)
Dean, while eating, makes the comment "Grow up, Sam, OK? Burger's beef, bacon's pigs, Soylent Green's people, but this, this is heaven."
The Circle (2017)
Referenced in Mae's job interview and later by Annie
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (2017) (Video Game)
Bubblegum Tate references Soylent Green.
How It Should Have Ended: Hulk Spoils Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Hulk spoils the ending
MacGyver: Bear Trap + Mob Boss (2018) (TV Episode)
line: "We have to get to through the soylent green people eaters to get to him."


Computer Space (1971) (Video Game)
Seen in Simonson's apartment. The videogame was painted white for the movie but the original color was either yellow, red or blue.

Featured in 

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005) (TV Special)
The quote "Soylent Green is people!" is #77 on the list.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 7 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of thie film were show during a tribute to Charlton Heston.
inGREEDients (2009)
Clip shown.
Nostalgia Critic: The X-Men Cartoon (2011) (TV Episode)
clip of ending shown
20 to 1: Hollywood Twists (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
Gameplay (2013)
Clip shown
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Troll 2 in 19 Minutes or Less (2016) (TV Episode)
"Soylent Green is made out of people".

Spoofed in 

The Ben Stiller Show: A Few Good Scouts (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "T.J. O'Pootertoot" segment, including the line "Pooterballs are made out of people!"
Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Mary J. Blige (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as Soylend White, Teas and Cow pies
Rocko's Modern Life: The High-Five of Doom/Fly Burgers (1996) (TV Episode)
Heffer says, "Chewey Chicken is people! Chewey Chicken is people!! Chewey Chicken is people!!!" in "The High-Five of Doom".
Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998) (Video Game)
"Soylent Green is geckos!"
Xenogears (1998) (Video Game)
The Simpsons: Natural Born Kissers (1998) (TV Episode)
After Ned finds Homer's clothes at the mini-golf, he says "People soiled our green!"
The X-Files: Hollywood A.D. (2000) (TV Episode)
Subtle and funny: the "vegetarian zombie" roaming the set screaming "The people are made out of turkey!"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doublemeat Palace (2002) (TV Episode)
Buffy runs out to the sitting area of the Doublemeat Palace and claims that the food is people.
Kim Possible: Number One (2002) (TV Episode)
The name of the scientist that Kim is tasked to protect is Sylvan Green, a play on the name of the movie "Soylent Green".
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Back to the Present (2004) (TV Episode)
Phil's line in the cafeteria "the Mediterranean wrap is people!"
Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation P.I.N.K.-E.Y.E./Operation K.A.S.T.L.E. (2004) (TV Episode)
"Operation: P.I.N.K.-E.Y.E." is a parody of this movie
Teen Titans: Employee of the Month (2005) (TV Episode)
This episode is partially inspired by the movie, "Soylent Green" where the secret ingredient of food source in the future... is people! Also, The Source's line, "The secret is .... water!" is similar to Charlton Heston's revelation in "Soylent Green."
Robots (2005)
Fender makes the horrid discovery that upgrade parts are being made up of broken, older robots, similar to Charlton Heston discovering the highly-prized Soylent Green is being made of people. Also, the Sweepers are similar to the Riot Control Scoopers used in the movie.
The Simpsons: Million Dollar Abie (2006) (TV Episode)
The "assisted suicide room" Abe Simpson is put in, with the circular shape, centrally located chair, movie screen and music, is a reference to the one Edward G Robinson is put in in Soylent Green.
Robot Chicken: Major League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "SpongeBob/Soylent Green" crossover segment
Castle: Head Case (2011) (TV Episode)
Castle "... is people"
The Venture Bros.: What Color Is Your Cleansuit? (2013) (TV Episode)
The Student Green plot is a parody of this movie.
Bones: The Mystery in the Meat (2013) (TV Episode)
After finding a tooth and an eyeball in his stew, the bully begins yelling, "The stew is people!" This is a spoof of the famous line "Soylent Green is people!"
Still Game: Down and Out (2016) (TV Episode)
One of the care home residents claim they put people in the food.

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