Rocky (1976) Poster



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Followed by 

Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Creed (2015)
Creed II (2018)

Remade as 

Kara simsek (1985)
Same story

Edited into 

Rocky IV (1985)
Some short clips are shown during the montage of flashbacks when Rocky is driving the car
Rocky Balboa (2006)
several clips of Rocky's fight with Apollo are shown
5 Second Movies: Rocky (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


Rocky Legends (2002) (Video Game)


On the Waterfront (1954)
Rocky wears similar clothes to Marlon Brando

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Lily Tomlin/James Taylor (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Mary Tyler Moore: Lou's Army Reunion (1977) (TV Episode)
After Mary confesses that she felt like punching someone, Lou calls her "Rocky".
Saturday Night Live: Sissy Spacek/Richard Baskin (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update by Muhammad Ali
Saturday Night Live: Jack Burns/Santana (1977) (TV Episode)
Jane Curtin predicts Sylvester Stalone will win best actor at the oscars on Weekend Update
Ecco noi per esempio... (1977)
Soundtrack album prominently displayed in Cappucine's record store
Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/Leon Redbone (1977) (TV Episode)
mentioned during the Ricky Rat Club
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Poster on Tony's wall
Command Performance (1977)
Title seen on theater marquee.
Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Billy Joel (1978) (TV Episode)
Chevy Chase mentions a 'Real Life Rocky' during the monologue
CPO Sharkey: Tell It to the Marines (1978) (TV Episode)
"Gonna Fly Now" is played while Sharks is running up steps.
The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978) (TV Special)
Convoy (1978)
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)
Tony Curtis mentioned Rocky
Taxi: One-Punch Banta (1978) (TV Episode)
Cast sing the theme tune to Tony Banta.
Cotton Candy (1978) (TV Movie)
The title "Rocky" is in the process of being removed from the marquee.
Things We Did Last Summer (1978) (TV Movie)
the theme song is played
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
Still photo of Rocky and Adrian in transitional montage
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
Boxing among hanging slabs of beef in a slaughterhouse
Blue Nude (1978)
Poster for film seen on wall.
The Muppet Show: Sylvester Stallone (1979) (TV Episode)
Kermit introduces Stallone as the "talented star of that popular film 'Rocky'."
El Super (1979)
Poster in Aurelita's bedroom.
Stockard Channing in Just Friends: The Ziegenfuss Force (1979) (TV Episode)
When Leonard writes a starring role for himself, numerous references are made to Stallone's Rocky.
Archie Bunker's Place: Archie's New Partner: Part 2 (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Archie
WKRP in Cincinnati: Mike Fright (1979) (TV Episode)
Andy and Venus attempt to raise Johnny's spirits by singing the Rocky theme.
Saturday Night Live: Martin Sheen/David Bowie (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Apocalypse Now sketch
Super Hero (1979)
The character Rocky Robledo is in referance to Rocky.
Dizengoff 99 (1979)
La tía Alejandra (1979)
poster on wall
Mother's Day (1980)
montage of the two brothers working out
Los pecados de mamá (1980)
One of the characters is a boxer named Rockillo.
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Georgia mentions the title character.
Fame: To Soar and Never Falter (1982) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Sherwood to Lydia
The Facts of Life: New York, New York (1982) (TV Episode)
Blair mistakenly called Jessie "Rocky"
Six Pack (1982)
After Brewster runs up the stadium steps while working out, little Harry calls him Rocky, a reference to the scene where Rocky runs up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
Poster on the wall. Burt Young is in both movies.
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
It is mentioned on the cover of a "Playgirl" magazine's issue. Also, photograph is shown.
Taxi: Elaine and the Monk (1982) (TV Episode)
Tony names his chinchilla this
Dragon Attack (1983)
Tough Enough (1983)
Voyagers!: All Fall Down (1983) (TV Episode)
Jeffrey refers to Rocky Balboa while the training regime which he suggests for Joe Louis is inspired by the film.
Angel of H.E.A.T. (1983)
The announcer at the night club mentions and imitates Rocky from the first movie.
Mr. Mom (1983)
Remington Steele: Steele Knuckles and Glass Jaws (1983) (TV Episode)
The music during the boxing match montage closely resembles the boxing match montage from Rocky.
Sandhippu (1983)
Character wears a Rocky T-Shirt.
At the Movies: The Secret of 'Star Wars' (1983) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Roger Ebert in a discussion of sequels.
Cheers: Cliff's Rocky Moment (1984) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Warren mentions that he got so inspired by Rocky that he went jogging and shadowboxing and got punched out.
Gimme a Break!: Valentine (1984) (TV Episode)
Nell mentions the title
The 56th Annual Academy Awards (1984) (TV Special)
Rhinestone (1984)
In the scene where Nick and Jake are having lunch at Nick's parents' house, you can see a childhood photo of Sylvester Stallone in the background. The same photo was in Rocky's apartment in the original Rocky movie.
Charade (1984) (Short)
When Dreams Come True (1985) (TV Movie)
The Goonies (1985)
mentioned in dialogue
Weird Science (1985)
Summer Rental (1985)
During a drunken conversation, Scully says to Jack: "My boy, Jimmy Cagney, will disintegrate your Sylvester Stallone! He'll knock his block off!". And Jack answers: "In a street fight, maybe. I give you that. But not in a movie!".
An Unnatural Act (1985)
A poster is visible near the kitchen.
Saturday Night Live: Pee Wee Herman/Queen Ida & The Bon Temps Zydeco Band (1985) (TV Episode)
Rockey theme opens and closes Hal Fisher's Money Magnet sketch
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Alan King/Vlasta Krsek (1985) (TV Episode)
Johnny decribes a fake Christmas special based on the movie
Webster: The Truth Hurts (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Operación Mantis (El exterminio del macho) (1985)
Fake upcoming sequel title "Mantis 5 contra Rocky 23"
Prospects: The P to S Day (1986) (TV Episode)
Billy has a copy of this on video.
Diff'rent Strokes: The Photo Club (1986) (TV Episode)
Sam imitates Sylvester Stallone by calling for Adrian
Rockey X (1986) (Video)
Prono version of Rocky.
Magnum, P.I.: Find Me a Rainbow (1986) (TV Episode)
When talking about courage Rocky Balboa is used as an example.
Johnny Rocky Tanggo Part IV (1986)
The main character was named after this movie.
Saturday Night Live: Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Tony Danza's monologue
Short Circuit (1986)
Johnny pushes the driver's side mirror and says, "Yo," like the title character.
Din lo jing juen (1986)
Dr. Tsui calms insane Chung down with a puppet of boxing Stallone, a reference to one of his most famous role
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Dog named Rocky.
Girls on Top: Bring Me More Flamingoes (1986) (TV Episode)
Amanda mentions the film during a rant about Sly Stallone.
Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (1986) (Short)
In one scene, Rocky Balboa (in animated form) was trying to say something, until Popeye punches him right in the face.
Memories of Videodisc (1986) (Video)
Filthy Rich & Catflap: Episode #1.5 (1987) (TV Episode)
Title is part of a Trivial Pursuit question
Down and Out with Donald Duck (1987) (TV Movie)
When Donald's career as a boxer to vent his anger is short-lived, the narrator says, "It was clear that this movie mallard was no Italian Stallion. The only road to his recovery would be... Rocky."
Spaceballs (1987)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
Night Screams (1987)
A small amount of dialogue from Rocky is repeated in the same accent Stallone uses in Rocky.
Deathstalker II (1987)
The Theme from Rocky is played in the wrestling scene.
Pound Puppies: Whopper Gets the Point/The Bird Dog (1987) (TV Episode)
When Cooler, Nose Marie, and Bright Eyes are transformed into "Boxers" by Howler's Disguise-o-Pupper, Cooler impersonates Sylvester Stallone's character, Rocky Balboa
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (1987) (Video Game)
Mike Tyson's Punch Out tells the story of a young underdog boxer, as does Rocky. Also, some of Punch Out's training sequences are similar to those of Rocky.
Dinosaucers: Lochs and Bay Gulls (1987) (TV Episode)
Genghis Rex states he learned how to box from watching Rocky on VHS.
Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)
mentioned in several jokes
Prison (1987)
Lasagna says "Yo, Adrianna" at one point.
Crash Course (1988) (TV Movie)
When Chad is practising how to ask out Vanessa, he improvises a line from the film.
ALF: Hit Me with Your Best Shot (1988) (TV Episode)
ALF compares Willie to Racky, a Melmacian hero and Willie mishears the name as "Rocky".
Tiger on Beat (1988)
Sgt. Li swallows a glass full of egg yolks saying that Alain Delon tought it to Stallone
Colors (1988)
Young cop refers to imself as Rocky VI, a sequel title that was never used.
Night of the Demons (1988)
Sal asks the kid "Who do you think you are, Rocky Balboa?"
Buy & Cell (1988)
VCR does a Rocky impersonation in one scene of the film.
Glitch! (1988)
Before the sword fight scene, Brucie hums a rendition of "Gonna Fly Now."
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Series 1 Compilation 1 (1988) (TV Episode)
Archie Hahn shouts 'Adrian' using the voice of Sylvester Stalone.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Big Spin (1989) (TV Episode)
Sandy says to bruised Vinnie that he looks like Rocky.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo (as Rocky): "Adrian!"
Neighbours: Episode #1.925 (1989) (TV Episode)
Jane poses with a cardboard cut-out of Rocky Balboa at Luna Park
Quantum Leap: The Right Hand of God - October 24, 1974 (1989) (TV Episode)
A theme similar to "Gonna Fly Now" plays during a training montage.
Acropolis Now: The Trouble with Mothers (1989) (TV Episode)
Memo watched 'Rocky' to prepare for the waiters race.
Brutal Glory (1989) (Video)
The ending.
Acropolis Now: The Key to Her Heart (1989) (TV Episode)
Memo & Jim decide to watch 'Rocky'.
Saved by the Bell: The Election (1989) (TV Episode)
Zack stands next to a cardboard cutout of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky in his campaign video.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.3 (1989) (TV Episode)
'Rocky 20' title mentioned during 'Theater Styles'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Robot Holocaust (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: "This movie's no 'Rocky,' you guys."
Laat maar zitten: Eigen schuld en boete (1990) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Uckles
Iron & Silk (1990)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.11 (1990) (TV Episode)
Rocky is one of the 'Theater Styles'
Revenge (1990)
Cochran's dog named Rocky.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Michelangelo mimics Rocky.
Acropolis Now: Shakespeare Was a Greek (1990) (TV Episode)
Memo impersonates Sylvester Stallone in Rocky
Quantum Leap: Leap of Faith - August 19, 1963 (1990) (TV Episode)
Sam meets a young boxer named Sylvester Stallone in Philadelphia and advises him to train by punching large slabs of meat.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Hollywood Plucky (1990) (TV Episode)
Plucky disguises himself as Rocky Balboa while trying to enter DaVille Studio.
Rocky V (1990)
Stills from the movie are shown over the end credits
Siskel & Ebert: Rocky V/Child's Play 2/Home Alone/The Nasty Girl (1990) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert compare the first movie to the fifth.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Science Fair (1990) (TV Episode)
After delivering a motivational speech to Jerry, Mikey remarks, "'Rocky' was on cable last night."
Doogie Howser, M.D.: TV or Not TV (1990) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned by Vinnie
New Jack City (1991)
Siskel & Ebert: The Doors/My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys/Iron & Silk/Superstar (1991) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert says that "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" (1991) follows the formula of this movie.
Designing Women: I'll See You in Court (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Fifteen: The Green-Eyed Monster (1991) (TV Episode)
Cindy makes a joke about "Rocky XII".
Oscar (1991)
repeated refrences to boxing (this movie was made immediately after Rocky 5)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.16 (1991) (TV Episode)
One of the suggestions for 'theater styles'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Rocky): "Yo, Adrian!"
Saved by the Bell: Zack's Birthday (1991) (TV Episode)
Jessie asks Kelly: "Did you have to whistle the theme song from Rocky while you were putting on your sweats?"
Toxic Crusaders: Toxie Ties the Knot (1991) (TV Episode)
One of the movies listed at the movie theater is "Rocky XXII".
Twin Dragons (1992)
When a character refers to her boyfriend as "Rocky," her father asks "Stallone?"
Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
Julian tells the police his name is Rocky Balboa
Encino Man (1992)
During Link's "training montage," he is given a drink of egg yolks made by Dave and Stoney.
Class Act (1992)
Mink says, "You look like a slab of meat in 'Rocky.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Unchained (1992) (TV Episode)
As a character runs up a flight of stairs, Tom hums the "Rocky" theme.
Diggstown (1992)
Feed (1992)
Tom Harkin mentions liking the movie and the underdog.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manhunt in Space (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "But I'm not in 'Rocky'!"
The Kids in the Hall: Episode #3.13 (1992) (TV Episode)
Caricature artist has a Stallone Rambo/Rocky mash-up on display.
Arizona Dream (1993)
Paul references "Rocky" in a conversation with Axel
The Simpsons: Krusty Gets Kancelled (1993) (TV Episode)
Krusty's training scene, where he punches a huge side of pork, mimics Rocky Balboa's style.
Animaniacs: Taming of the Screwy (1993) (TV Episode)
Yakko imitates Mick while Wakko trains to be a boxer.
Saved by the Bell: The College Years: Dr. Kelly (1993) (TV Episode)
During a training montage, Mike, like Rocky, pumps his fists and jumps up and down after reaching the top of a flight of stairs.
Roseanne: Guilt by Imagination (1993) (TV Episode)
Dan asks DJ if he's ever seen the movie Rocky.
Animaniacs: Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter/Broadcast Nusiance/Raging Bird (1993) (TV Episode)
Max the owl is patterned after Mickey Goodmill. Rocky himself appears.
Bargearse (1993) (TV Short)
Training sequence
Prize Fighter (1993) (Video Game)
Saved by the Bell: The College Years: Bedside Manner (1994) (TV Episode)
One of the films mentioned by Slater that is playing at the Sylvester Stallone film festival
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: (singing) Getting strong now, gonna fly now...
Sunny Side Up (1994)
Poh wai ji wong (1994)
Ho wears a robe that has an advert on the back.
Seinfeld: The Marine Biologist (1994) (TV Episode)
mentioned by name
The Nanny: The Gym Teacher (1994) (TV Episode)
The movie's theme music is playing during Maggie's gymnastics test.
Men of the World: Team Table (1994) (TV Episode)
Kendall discusses "Rocky" and the characters sing the theme.
Columbo: Undercover (1994) (TV Episode)
Geraldine Ferguson describes Mo Weinberg as "like the guy that played in Rocky (1976)." Burt Young, who plays Weinberg, also played Paulie Pennino in Rocky (1976).
Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/The Pretenders (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Flintstone names skit
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Upon returning to the hotel, Butch, having emerged victorious from a severe beating, calls out Fabienne's name like Rocky calling to Adrian.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Philadelphia Story (1994) (TV Episode)
Will's training mirrors Rocky, including the music, eating the raw egg and running up the stairs
Renaissance Man (1994)
mentioned in film
The Critic: Uneasy Rider (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay reviews "Rocky 6, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4" which combines the two franchises
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike (as Rocky): "Cut me, Mick. Cut me!"
The Specialist (1994)
May's Alias is Adrian
Roseanne: Girl Talk (1994) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Vicar of Dibley: The Arrival (1994) (TV Episode)
While listing things that came in fours, Geraldine notes that their were four Rocky movies, until they made Rocky V, which she thought was very bad.
Step by Step: Head of the Class (1995) (TV Episode)
Cody mentions the movie
Your Studio and You (1995) (Short)
Sly Stallone talks like Rocky in this movie and he also mentions him at the end
Animaniacs: Variety Speak/Three Tenors and You're Out/Bingo (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Variety Speak" song
Unhappily Ever After: Rocky VI (1995) (TV Episode)
the title implies that this is part 4 of the Rocky series
Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in prom flashback skit
WWF in Your House 4 (1995) (TV Special)
Jerry Lawler says, "No, 'Rocky.'"
Coogan's Run: Thursday Night Fever (1995) (TV Episode)
The Weinerville Chanukah Special (1995) (TV Movie)
Socko kicking a stick of salome was a take from this movie.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Boxing Helena (1996) (TV Episode)
Will and Helena discuss who would win in a fight: Rocky or Rambo.
Friends: The One Where Old Yeller Dies (1996) (TV Episode)
Phoebe says, "E.T. leaves and, and, Rocky looses, Charlotte dies."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Mike: You gotta cut me, Mick.
Taking on the Kennedys (1996) (TV Movie)
Moesha: Mama Said Knock You Out (1996) (TV Episode)
References to Rocky's Training regime are made
Trilogy of Terror II (1996) (TV Movie)
A security guard character is asked why he works nights. He explains that he's an actor and can make auditions working at night. He goes on to explain that he's been compared in looks to Sylvester Stallone and goes "Yo! Adrian!" as Stallone would do in "Rocky."
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
mentioned in dialogue
The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (1997) (TV Episode)
Homer mentions Apollo Creed.
Nick and Jane (1997)
Cybill: In Her Dreams (1997) (TV Episode)
There's a flashback to Cybill's audition for the film.
Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Live (1997) (TV Episode)
'Gonna Fly Now' theme sung by Bobbi and Marty Culp
Married with Children: Breaking Up Is Easy to Do: Part 1 (1997) (TV Episode)
In a training montage for a boxing fight Kelly gets up at 5am and tries to drink two cooked eggs from a glass.
Hercules (1997)
Animaniacs: It/Dot: The Macadamia Nut/Bully for Skippy (1997) (TV Episode)
After he has been beaten up, Skippy calls out, "Yo! Adrian!"
Saturday Night Live: Sylvester Stallone/Jamiroquai (1997) (TV Episode)
Rocky Balboa is referenced in the opening monologue and also appears with the Roxbury guys
Boy Meets World: The Witches of Pennbrook (1997) (TV Episode)
Eric and Jack planned to run the "Rocky" steps.
Drawn to the Flame (1997)
Party goers are trying to remember the name of a sports film.
Poli: El potro se desboca (1997) (Video)
Up 'n' Under (1998)
Arthur tells the rest of the team that he loves the Rocky films, and that he's seen all of them.
Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998) (Video Game)
South Park: Damien (1998) (TV Episode)
While being trained by Stan and Kyle for the big fight, Stan tries to get Jesus to drink a glass of raw eggs.
Dawson's Creek: Kiss (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Silk Stalkings: Escorting Disaster (1998) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about.
Rushmore (1998)
Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) (Video Game)
In New Reno when fighting a boxer, his lines include "Adrian! Adrian!" and "Cut me, Mick"
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
the movie Irvin Winkler won an Oscar for (as it says Oscar winning producer)
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Show Me Your Weenis! (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced in The House of the Future sketch
Saturday Night Live: Vince Vaughn/Lauryn Hill (1998) (TV Episode)
One of the dogs in Dog Show is named Rocky Balboa
The Pink Panther: Hokus Pokus Pink (1998) (Video Game)
Apollo Creed appears instead of the ancient Greek god Apollo to train Pink for his match with the Greek gods. Also, Creed sounds like Rocky did in the movie.
NewsRadio: Wedding (1999) (TV Episode)
Joe knows a caterer who does a salad tossing routine to the theme from this movie.
Big Wolf on Campus: The Bookmobile (1999) (TV Episode)
Merton refers to Tommy as "Rocky" while he is fighting the boxer.
Pups (1999)
Tequila Body Shots (1999)
"Yo, Rocky!"
V.I.P.: Raging Val (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Nikki
The King of Queens: Art House (1999) (TV Episode)
Doug has an argument with Arthur. Then he chases after Arthur outside. Shakes his hand like Rocky did.
Summer of Sam (1999)
Spank (1999)
South Park: Tweek vs. Craig (1999) (TV Episode)
The music as Craig and Tweek get ready to fight, is a reference to the famous score from Rocky.
Good Eats: The Egg-Files (1999) (TV Episode)
Discussing the safety of raw eggs and the possibility of salmonella, Alton references the titular character, "Rocky drank like a glass load and got what, a dozen sequels?"
Friends: The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel (1999) (TV Episode)
Rachel says the mailroom guys at her work were calling her "Rocky".
Hope Island: Batten Down the Hatches (1999) (TV Episode)
Kenny mentions the title character, and references a quote from the movie.
K-911 (1999) (Video)
Dooley refers to a boxer as "Rocky."
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Play It to the Bone is a down-and-out boxer story, much like Rocky.
Girlfight (2000)
Freaks and Geeks: The Diary (2000) (TV Episode)
"Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)" plays during the end baseball scene.
The Sopranos: D-Girl (2000) (TV Episode)
In conversation with Christopher.
High Fidelity (2000)
Taxi 2 (2000)
The theme of Rocky is played during the movie.
Sports Night: April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) (TV Episode)
Casey makes a list of his Top 10 movies.
Chump Change (2000)
A movie star's agent tells him his script will be more successful than "Rocky."
Jackass: Episode #1.2 (2000) (TV Episode)
theme plays during boxing stunt
Billy Elliot (2000)
Cheaters (2000) (TV Movie)
Best in Show (2000)
American Beauty Pie (2000) (Short)
the Rocky theme is heard as the dad lifts weights
Even Stevens: Scrub Day (2000) (TV Episode)
Donnie is supposed to impersonate a "historic figure" for class, and erroneously chooses the Balboa, despite the fact that he's a fictional character
Freaks and Geeks: Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers (2000) (TV Episode)
Coach Fredricks tells Bill that Rocky II (1979) is "much better than the first one."
The Opponent (2000)
Erika Eleniak is nicknamed Rocky in one scene
Angel: Guise Will Be Guise (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorne: "You're Rocky. And Rocky II. And half of the one with Mr. T."
HBO First Look: The Making of 'Men of Honor' (2000) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
DAG: The Return of Kathering Twigg (2000) (TV Episode)
Ginger orders "a glass of raw eggs like Rocky drank in Rocky."
The Bond Sound: The Music of 007 (2000) (Video)
Title mentioned in relation to composer Bill Conti
Interview with Sylvester Stallone (2000) (Video)
The Human Face (2001) (TV Mini-Series)
Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool (2001)
An actor mention how much the film influenced him and how that relates to kids seeing smoking in films.
Ablaze (2001)
The pregnant woman says she calls her child if it's a boy Rocky, because he will have to fight.
Bubble Boy (2001)
Music from "Rocky" when Jimmy leaves the house and in the mud wrestling scene.
ReBoot: Daemon Rising (2001) (TV Movie)
August Underground (2001) (Video)
The film is mentioned in a scene where the killers visit a slaughterhouse.
South Park: Asspen (2002) (TV Episode)
Song lyric "Even Rocky had a montage"
Van Wilder (2002)
Running up the steps scene
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi: Fired up! Abenobashi Hong Kong Martial Arts Shopping District (2002) (TV Episode)
Satoshi shouts out Adrian on top of a tower.
Gilmore Girls: Teach Me Tonight (2002) (TV Episode)
Lorelai suggests it as a Movie in the Square Night contender.
Drawing First Blood (2002) (Video)
mentioned once
Pink Floyd The Wall Redux (2002)
A still photo of Rocky and Adrian is shown.
The Formula (2002) (Video)
Blue Crush (2002)
Serving Sara (2002)
Ray says to Tony, "You know what? There's only been three white geniuses ever: Da Vinci, Stallone in the first Rocky, and now you".
8 Mile (2002)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (2002) (TV Movie)
Referenced in dog show skit
The West Wing: College Kids (2002) (TV Episode)
Bruno mentions the film in a conversation with Bartlet.
Gilmore Girls: They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They? (2002) (TV Episode)
Rory says that Kirk likes to take a victory lap to the Rocky theme while celebrating his winning the dance contest.
Degrassi: The Next Generation: Mirror in the Bathroom (2002) (TV Episode)
Toby practices for wrestling by running up and down the steps outside Degrassi.
Son amores: Episode #1.242 (2002) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Great Snail Race/Mid-Life Crustacean (2003) (TV Episode)
Where SpongeBob makes shake for Gary.
The Fairly OddParents: Odd Jobs/Movie Magic (2003) (TV Episode)
At one point, Sylvester Calzone is wearing boxing gloves.
The Simpsons: I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can (2003) (TV Episode)
Lisa jogs around town while practicing for the spelling bee, and runs up the steps of town hall
Angel: Salvage (2003) (TV Episode)
Angelus: "Come on, Rocky. If that's all you got you better throw in the towel and call it a night."
The Movie Hero (2003)
mentioned by lead actor Jeremy Sisto
Jake's Booty Call (2003)
after he knocks people out, Jake calls Siton a "Bangasloidian Stallion"
Making 'Avenging Angelo' (2003) (Video)
Martin Byrke (director/cast) refers to this title several times.
A Century of Black Cinema (2003) (Video)
Mentioned in film.
The Room (2003)
Jogging on the steps scene.
The Great Cheesesteak Debate (2003) (Short)
In Opening Sequence
The Dead Zone: The Combination (2003) (TV Episode)
The title character is mentioned by Bruce in dialogue with Johnny.
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Ronny Yu said in an interview that he got the idea of Jason taking a huge beating from Freddy but still having the heart to keep fighting was from "Rocky".
George of the Jungle 2 (2003) (Video)
a Kangaroo is named Rocky, George asks why and the kangaroo punches him in the face
Blackball (2003)
References Rocky theme music and boxer's entrance at lawn bowl event
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.10 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Fairly OddParents: Where's Wanda/Imaginary Gary (2003) (TV Episode)
One of the Movies Nite stands has a "Rocky" theme, but with a big fish instead of raw meat
That '70s Show: The Kids Are Alright (2003) (TV Episode)
Kelso mentions training like Rocky.
Bring It on Again (2004) (Video)
one of the chearleaders says that rocky beat apollo creed
Mick Foley's Greatest Hits & Misses: A Life in Wrestling (2004) (Video)
Cactus Jack says "Just like Rocky did to Apollo Creed-o" in an interview from Smoky Mountain Wrestling where every line ends with something that rhymes with "Candido."
Yes, Dear: Mama Said Knock You Out (2004) (TV Episode)
Billy pretends to be Burgess Meredith's character in the epilogue.
Gilmore Girls: Nag Hammadi Is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospel (2004) (TV Episode)
Lorelai compares Jess to Rocky, then quotes the film.
The Calcium Kid (2004)
Jimmy likens himself to Rocky finding out he'll be fighting Apollo Creed.
The Mighty Boosh: Killeroo (2004) (TV Episode)
Howard yells out "Gideon!" in the same way Rocky yells out "Adrian!" at the end of the fight.
Soul Plane (2004)
Theme played as a fight appears imminent
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: The Mighty Wheezers/Billion Dollar Boy (2004) (TV Episode)
When the Weezers make it to Mt. Incredibly Unstable, they do a cheer similar to Rocky's cheer after he climbed up the stairs leading to the Philadelphia Museum with similar background music.
Michael Blanco (2004)
Frontal allusion by the main character (Michael Blanco) who trains as a boxer exactly like Sylvester Stallone in 'Rocky'.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Which Came First?/Substitute Teacher (2004) (TV Episode)
At one point, Billy lifts up and eats an egg as he says, "I'm Rocky Balboa!", referring to Rocky's eating raw eggs before boxing matches
Miracle Run (2004) (TV Movie)
Quoted in dialogue
VeggieTales: Sumo of the Opera (2004) (Video)
"Sumo" segment plot is largely based on Rocky
The Ruining (2004) (Video)
Hallucinogenic sequence featuring a boxer yelling "Adrian".
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (2004) (TV Special)
Mentioned in Prom Flashback
The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles (2004) (Video)
Sylvester Stallone at Lincoln Financial Field opening
The Venture Bros.: Mid-Life Chrysalis (2004) (TV Episode)
Hank - "You're gonna eat lightning, and crap out thunder!"
EastEnders: Episode dated 27 September 2004 (2004) (TV Episode)
Billy asks, "What film has Dennis watched the most times?". Zoe says "Rocky". The correct answer is Raging Bull.
Team America: World Police (2004)
Song lyric: "Even 'Rocky' had a montage."
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Destiny's Child (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Undercover Gangster
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Filming for Your Life: Making 'After Hours' (2004) (Video)
Mentioned by Griffin Dunne.
Tripping the Rift: Extreme Chode (2004) (TV Episode)
Parodied during training sequence
Joan of Arcadia: Game Theory (2005) (TV Episode)
The school band plays the film's theme tune while Joan and Luke are playing Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Cold Case: Yo, Adrian (2005) (TV Episode)
The episode references the film in many ways. The most evident is the title, taken from Rocky's line at the end of the film. The character of Jerry, a Philly resident with a humble background, is inspired to make something of himself after seeing the movie, where he runs in his future love Gina. The fight between Jerry and Mo was hyped as a "real-life" version of the Rocky-Apollo fight, pitting an underdog against a vastly superior fighter. Much like Rocky, Jerry seeks to prove his worth by "going the distance" in all fifteen rounds against Mo. Also at one point, while training, Jerry runs up the now-famous "Rocky steps" in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Film Geek (2005)
Poster is shown in Scotty's apartment.
The Way of the Karate Kid (2005) (Video)
Mentioned by John G. Avildsen and Ralph Macchio.
King of the Hill: Enrique-cilable Differences (2005) (TV Episode)
Enrique buys Peggy the Rocky box set.
Biography: Sylvester Stallone (2005) (TV Episode)
biography of Stallone, who talks about the film
Tiger & Dragon: "Umaya kaji" no kai (2005) (TV Episode)
Maruo cries "Adrian!"
Blind Man's Bluff (2005)
Poster on the wall in Stepan's apartment.
The Gits (2005)
In one of the recordings Mia screams Adriane just like Rocky did.
Gary Gulman: Boyish Man (2005) (Video)
A reference to the infamous egg-drinking scene is made.
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Four (2005) (Video)
In "Montage", much of the wagon's training sequence (especially the wagon "running" up the stairs) is a parody of the movie's training sequence
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Charlie Has Cancer (2005) (TV Episode)
Mac and Carmen run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Arts during their date
In Her Shoes (2005)
Rose runs up Philadelphia Museum of Art steps -twice
42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2005) (Video)
This film is referenced in the U.S. theatrical trailer for 'Italian Stallion'.
The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Babysitter (2005) (TV Episode)
Chris says it's his favorite movie
ER: Two Ships (2005) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
Joey: Joey and the Musical (2005) (TV Episode)
"Italian Stallion"
The Boondocks: Granddad's Fight (2005) (TV Episode)
Ruckus claims Stallone is one of the greatest fighters because of this film
Don't Panic About Christmas Shopping (2005) (TV Movie)
Reference to Rocky
Fatwa (2006)
flag has a picture of Stallone with the word "Rocky" written next to him
Jean-Philippe (2006)
During Jean-Philippe's training the Rocky theme plays and Fabrice mentions Rocky Balboa
The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Karate Kid (2006) (TV Episode)
Nerd has a poster of this movie.
Family Guy: Petergeist (2006) (TV Episode)
Rocky VI is playing at Joe's
Relative Strangers (2006)
guess during Charades
Joey: Joey and the Holding Hands (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jimmy
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.203 (2006) (TV Episode)
title character is correct response in "Movie Title Names" category
Soul's Midnight (2006)
Charles punches some meat hanging in the walk-in freezer and says "Yo, Adrian"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Rocky VII (2006) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a reference to the Rocky series. Tristan hopes for a training montage when Grandpa offers to train him.
Step Up (2006)
(said after a fight) "You just want to be Rocky today."
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu (2006) (TV Episode)
Nerd has a poster of this movie.
Bottoms Up (2006) (Video)
newspaper article mentions "Italian Stallion"
Destroy All Humans! 2 (2006) (Video Game)
Crypto boasts to Milenkov that he is "the master of disaster"
Bully (2006) (Video Game)
If Jimmy gets knocked down during the boxing minigame, Bryce might sometimes say "This is just like Rocky!"
Drawn Together: Spelling Applebee's (2006) (TV Episode)
Foxxy Love asks "can we do a fake Rocky training song?" And Spanky ham says "Only if we can afford an orchestra."
Vecinos: Intercambio escolar (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "Halloween Potion-ma-jig", Bubs' Halloween costume is of Apollo Creed
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Malvo (2006) (TV Episode)
Chris says he might tape the movie
The Angry Video Game Nerd: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2006) (TV Episode)
Poster Visible.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Promises (2006) (TV Episode)
The narrator says that Tonya is training harder than Rocky
Mulberry St (2006)
a boxer is called Rocky
The Office: The Convict (2006) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions Apollo Creed
The Opponents (2006) (Video)
the film is discussed and used in clips
Gettin' It (2006)
"Italian Stallion"
Tribute to Burgess Meredith (2006) (Video)
Cast of Rocky talk about working with Burgess Meredith
Tribute to James Crabe (2006) (Video)
John G. Avildsen talks about working with Rocky cinematographer James Crabe
What Was I Thinking? The Making of The Angry Video Game Nerd (2006) (Video)
Poster of the movie is seen behind the Nerd.
American Idol: Auditions: Minneapolis (2007) (TV Episode)
Contestant dressed as Apollo Creed with Apollo's name mentioned by himself and some of the judges.
'Til Death: Fight Friend (2007) (TV Episode)
Cofeld and Eddie discuss Rocky I, II, and III.
The War at Home: It's Not Easy Being Green (2007) (TV Episode)
Dave tries to guess which movie the family is about to watch.
American Idol: Auditions: New York (2007) (TV Episode)
Theme from Rocky plays as contestant is shown training for show, same contestant also mentions Rocky.
Monk: Mr. Monk Is on the Air (2007) (TV Episode)
One of Max's associates says, "Yo, Adrian!"
Shouf shouf!: Body Fight (2007) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character.
Aída: Million Dollar Luisma (2007) (TV Episode)
Music, movements and outfit during Luisma's boxing training.
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Billy Ray (2007) (Video)
Ray names the script as one of five that all young writers should "master" to understand how to structure a script successfully and cites the film as one reason that 1976 was "the greatest movie year of all time."
Psych: Poker? I Barely Know Her (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn says that Brandon "wears his good-luck charm the way that Rocky Balboa wears his belt."
Top Gear: Episode #9.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Theme song heard
The War at Home: The War of the Golds (2007) (TV Episode)
The theme plays at the end.
Rocky + Drago: Sydney (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Shouf shouf!: Robbie's Ramadan (2007) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
The War at Home: The Graduate (2007) (TV Episode)
Eye of the Tiger plays while Hilary is training.
It Takes Two: Episode #2.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
Russell Gilbert sings the theme from this movie during the package of his rehearsals with Wendy Matthews
The Sopranos: Made in America (2007) (TV Episode)
Tony hums the theme song
Ratatouille (2007)
During the montage where the rats take over the kitchen and start cooking, one of the rats is boxing with a raw steak to tenderize it, a reference to the Rocky montage where he practices his jabs using sides of beef.
My Gym Partner's a Monkey: Flesh Fur Fantasy/Substitute Sweetheart (2007) (TV Episode)
The music that Windsor dance to.
Monk: Mr. Monk and the Daredevil (2007) (TV Episode)
Monk mentions the movie during a conversation with Krenshaw.
American Dad!: Dope and Faith (2007) (TV Episode)
Stan and Brett spar the ring in American flag trunks.
20 to 1: Scandals & Sensations (2007) (TV Episode)
The theme music from this movie is played in a segment on Sylvester Stallone.
Fred Claus (2007)
Mentioned by Frank Stallone at the Siblings Anonymous group meeting
Trading Spaces: Philadelphia: Dickinson Street (2007) (TV Episode)
Brandon dresses like Rocky and imitates several key scenes from the movie
SMS Diary: George Foreman's KO Boxing (2007) (TV Episode)
A game based off of the movie is compared to the game featured in this episode.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #4.318 (2008) (TV Episode)
"Rocky, who used to be a boxer, I believe..."
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
Various references to the film
Phineas and Ferb: Are You My Mummy?/Flop Starz (2008) (TV Episode)
Similar to Burgess Meredith's character having Rocky punch a slab of meat when he gets stressed, Stacy has Candace punch her purse when she gets stressed
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #14.6 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Sylvester Stallone's interview.
The Simpsons: Dial 'N' for Nerder (2008) (TV Episode)
Theme played at Martin's funeral.
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
"You're like Rocky, get back in the game".
The Cook (2008)
referenced in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Panic at the Disco (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Weekend Update
Baby Mama (2008)
picture of rocky statue shown
The Simpsons: Apocalypse Cow (2008) (TV Episode)
Like Rocky, Lou trains by punching a side of beef hanging in a meat locker.
American Dad!: Office Spaceman (2008) (TV Episode)
In one of the pics Roger exults in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia
My Name Is Earl: Girl Earl (2008) (TV Episode)
Earl says, "It was like 'Rocky' meets 'Supermarket Sweep.'"
The Cinema Snob: Mother's Day (2008) (TV Episode)
says this movie has a training montage that's a rip on the Rocky theme
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
The Rocky theme is played during the training montage.
Nostalgia Critic: Video Game Review (2008) (TV Episode)
The poster of the movie is seen behind Guitar Guy.
Garfield's Fun Fest (2008) (Video)
Garfield, as a boxer, refers to Arlene as "Adrian" in his 30-second movie montage.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Batman: Part 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Rocky Balboa appears during the intro.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Tugg Speedman's physique is compared to that of Rocky
5 Second Movies: Explanation of 5 Second Movies (2008) (TV Episode)
Example of a 5 Second Movie given its own separate channel
My Best Friend's Girl (2008)
Rocky Balboa mentioned
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Dick Tracy (2008) (TV Episode)
A poster of the movie is seen behind the Nerd.
Robot Chicken: President Evil (2008) (TV Episode)
Sylvester Stallone, in character as Rocky, is one of "Ocean's 38."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.22 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
The Cinema Snob: The Italian Stallion (2008) (TV Episode)
references throughout
Nostalgia Critic: AVGN vs. NC Final Battle (2008) (TV Episode)
Poster of the movie is seen in the background.
NCIS: Nine Lives (2008) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo: "... or Rocky vs. ... everyone"
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the English Teacher (2008) (TV Episode)
Ms. Rivera and Chris discuss the movie
Nostalgia Critic: NC vs. AVGN Retrospect (2008) (TV Episode)
One of the fan arts is a Rocky style fight between the Nerd & Critic.
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
one of the characters mentions that he always bet on "brothers" and the only time he was wrong was when Rocky beat Apollo
Ursinho da Pesada (2008) (Video)
One scene features a training montage similar to the one in Rocky.
Rocky Jumped a Park Bench (2008) (Short)
is a documentary about
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Boxing (2009) (TV Episode)
the narrator says he saw the movie a million times
Storm (2009)
Poster is seen on a wall
The Simpsons: How the Test Was Won (2009) (TV Episode)
Theme music ("Gonna Fly Now") played to welcome the test-taking "superstars".
Nostalgia Critic: Twister (2009) (TV Episode)
Theme song played
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Echelon Conspiracy/Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li/Crossing Over (2009) (TV Episode)
Slumdog Millionare (2008) is classed as 'The Indian Rocky'
Bones: The Salt in the Wounds (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Duplicity/Knowing/I Love You, Man (2009) (TV Episode)
John adds 'Not any of the other Rockys...'
Bad Movie Beatdown: Pluto Nash (2009) (TV Episode)
Burt Young appears in this film also
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.129 (2009) (TV Episode)
Rocky Balboa is the subject of a $1,000 question
The Making of Frost/Nixon (2009) (Video)
Mentioned by Ron Howard
Transongeist (2009) (Short)
Both Fannar and Linda are avid Rocky fans and talk about the film series through out the movie.
Board James: Dragon Strike (2009) (TV Episode)
Board James is wearing a Rocky shirt.
Come Dine with Me: Dundee: Tara (2009) (TV Episode)
Tara considers herself the Rocky of the group.
Hotel Babylon: Episode #4.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Gino shadow boxes while the theme from Rocky plays.
The Bachelorette: Episode #5.7 (2009) (TV Episode)
Rocky statue shown in Philly visit
General Hospital: Episode #1.11846 (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dante
Jennifer's Body (2009)
Jennifer confuses Rocky with The Rocky Horror Picture Show
What's Your Raashee? (2009)
a Rocky poster hangs on Yogesh and Khodi's bedroom wall
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.25 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $3,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.42 (2009) (TV Episode)
Rocky Balboa is included in a $3,000 question
The Super Hero Squad Show: Tremble at the Might of M.O.D.O.K.! (2009) (TV Episode)
Dr. Doom's training montage uses similar music and ends with him running up a flight of stairs
History of Super Mecha Death Christ (2009) (Short)
Poster of the movie is visible.
Runaway, a Twist of Fate (2009) (Video Game)
Mentioned in Marcelo's movie play
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Invictus (2009) (TV Episode)
Roeper says "Invictus" becomes a regular sports movie like "Rocky" and "Hoosiers"
Necrosis (2009)
Jerry mimics Rocky by saying "Yo, Adrian".
Men of a Certain Age: Powerless (2010) (TV Episode)
the movie is dicussed several times
Sanctuary: Kali: Part I (2010) (TV Episode)
Edward Forsyth says he had been training like "Rocky on the courthouse steps".
The Cinema Snob: Nudist Colony of the Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
"Oh just go ahead and add in a Rocky reference, you know you wanna."
The Big Box: The Body Shop (2010) (TV Episode)
It is referenced on the cover of a video movie.
Modern Family: Moon Landing (2010) (TV Episode)
When Mitch finds out Jay set him up to tell Gloria she's a bad driver, Jay tells him: "Go get 'em, Rocky".
20 to 1: Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) (TV Episode)
The theme music is played in a segment on Oscar De La Hoya, and Lizzy Lovette says that Oscar gives Rocky a run for his money.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $10,000 question
Dancing on Ice: Episode #5.18 (2010) (TV Episode)
Danny Young and Frankie Poultney dance to the theme from the film.
Breaking Bad: One Minute (2010) (TV Episode)
Saul likens Jesse's bruised face to that of Rocky.
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Finals: Game 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jane Curtin refers to the scene on the museum steps
Deadliest Catch: We're Not n Kansas Anymore... (2010) (TV Episode)
Crew member on the Time Bandit says to another, "you gotta fight, Rocky, you gotta fight"
General Hospital: Episode #1.12073 (2010) (TV Episode)
Italian Stallion mentioned
Les meilleurs amis du monde (2010)
Bruce's hamster is named Rocky, and when he dies, we can hear the Rocky theme playing at its funeral.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Nighthawks (2010) (TV Episode)
mentions the Rocky franchise
Bad Movie Beatdown: Cobra (2010) (TV Episode)
mentions the Rocky franchise
Tere Bin Laden (2010)
poster in Ali's home
Bad Movie Beatdown: Get Carter (2010) (TV Episode)
Stallone's Oscar winner is mentioned
Bad Movie Beatdown: Driven (2010) (TV Episode)
compares the round montages
Nostalgia Critic: Animaniacs Tribute (2010) (TV Episode)
Rocky is momentarily featured in the opening cast call
Boy Wonder (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.107 (2010) (TV Episode)
Steve Austin says that Sylvester Stallone giving him the chance to be in "The Expendables" was like Apollo giving Rocky a chance to fight for the championship in the film
Casino Jack (2010)
Rocky imitated
The Cleveland Show: Harder, Better, Faster, Browner (2010) (TV Episode)
Apollo Creed Theater seen
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy says the score in "Legend of the Guardians" to the Rocky movies
Home and Away: Episode #1.5175 (2010) (TV Episode)
Dexter suggests to Adrian they watch this and quotes the title character
The Big Bang Theory: The Zazzy Substitution (2010) (TV Episode)
Howard tries to convince Raj that the Rocky Mountains are located in Philadelphia since the movie Rocky was set there.
Jackass 3D (2010)
Bam calls his sucker-punching stunts "Rocky" and "Rocky 2"
30 for 30: Fernando Nation (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by an ESPN reporter
NCIS: Los Angeles: Absolution (2010) (TV Episode)
G asks Sam if he should sing the Rocky theme.
Two and a Half Men: Dead from the Waist Down (2010) (TV Episode)
Charlie mentions the movie and later plays the theme.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.54 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mark Wahlberg says that after the film, it was necessary to make the boxing in "The Fighter" realistic
Nostalgia Critic: Rover Dangerfield (2010) (TV Episode)
Refers to the villain Rocky as "Rocky Bal-bastard"
AniMat's Reviews: Legend of the Guardians (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat admits that Ezylryb reminds him of Mickey.
Blackcatloner: At Year's End (2010) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions Sylvester Stallone's upcoming induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame for his work in this movie.
30 Rock: Mrs. Donaghy (2011) (TV Episode)
Liz: "Only Rocky and Apollo doing the training montage"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.1 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert's 1976 review is shown during the closing credits
Fröhlicher Frühling (2011) (Video)
In the retro-flashback-scene Wolfgang announced the theme of "Rocky" performed by Tony Marshall and the Sex Pistols
Bob's Burgers: Sexy Dance Fighting (2011) (TV Episode)
Theme music to Rocky plays when Bob and Jairo fight.
Southland: Cop or Not (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Conan: Love Gets Liposuctioned (2011) (TV Episode)
Singer Justin Bieber (while being interviewed by Conan O'Brien) mentions the main character, Rocky Balboa, in this movie
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.5 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip of Siskel and Ebert's original review is shown during the closing credits
Face Off: Twisted Tales (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Amazing Race: I Cannot Deal with Your Psycho Behavior: Austria (2011) (TV Episode)
Zev and Justin mention feeling like Rocky while running up a hill
The Abduction of Zack Butterfield (2011)
Rocky Balboa is mentioned.
American Dad!: Home Wrecker (2011) (TV Episode)
Stan and Francine yelling to each other like Rocky and Adrian during famous climax.
Half in the Bag: Super and The Watchman (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Phelous & the Movies: A Serbian Film (2011) (TV Episode)
"Gonna Fly Now" is played during a training montage
Blackcatloner: Blackcatloner Meets the Italian Stallion (2011) (TV Episode)
Sylvester Stallone is inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame for this movie and spectators chant "Rocky!" during his acceptance speech.
Warehouse 13: Trials (2011) (TV Episode)
Pete says "Yo, Adrian, I did it."
Nostalgia Critic: Rad (2011) (TV Episode)
"Seriously, that's Adrian from the Rocky movies."
Hell's Kitchen: 14 Chefs Compete (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Monterray.
Eureka: Up in the Air (2011) (TV Episode)
Lupo calls Zane 'Rocky' while he's training boxing moves.
Drop Dead Diva: Ah, Men (2011) (TV Episode)
Kim mentions it as her favorite movie.
Warrior (2011)
"Rock, Mick and Paulie" mentioned
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
Sylvester Stallone refer to as Rocky.
Breaking Bad: Bug (2011) (TV Episode)
Hank mentions Rocky.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Street Fighter #1- Malibu (2011) (TV Episode)
"Maybe the Stallone voice doesn't work when he's putting down boxing."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.11 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay compares "Real Steel" to "Rocky" with robots
Good Bad Flicks: Masters of the Universe (2011) (TV Episode)
Un flic: Jackpot (2011) (TV Episode)
character mentions Rocky Balboa
Bum Reviews: Real Steel (2011) (TV Episode)
"So Adam...goes the distance" (imitating Stallone)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.16 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says that "Real Steel" is like "Rocky" with a fighting robot
Welshy Reviews: Wes Craven's New Nightmare (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioning how the beginning and end film of a series could easily follow one another.
Mad: Dances with Wolverine: A Footloose Parody/Tater Tots & Tiaras (2011) (TV Episode)
Music played when Alfred E. Neuman boxes his shadow.
Community: Documentary Filmmaking: Redux (2011) (TV Episode)
Dean Pelton wears a sweatshirt similar to the one Rocky uses to train and even takes an orange out of his pocket like the one Rocky catches in the famous scene where an stall-owner throws, in an improvised act, the same fruit at him.
How I Met Your Mother: Symphony of Illumination (2011) (TV Episode)
Lily mentions the character, Rocky Balboa.
Warehouse 13: The Greatest Gift (2011) (TV Episode)
Pete says "Yo, Adrian."
Pokémon: A Call for Brotherly Love! (2011) (TV Episode)
The training scene with Chili's Pansear pays homage to the film
Criminal Minds: The Bittersweet Science (2011) (TV Episode)
Garcia mentions "Rocky I through V and don't forget about the last one" when Hocthner asks her for all information about Philadelphia boxing
Flashback (2011)
A machine called the Screenplay Generator spits out screenplays for Rocky 18 and 19.
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (2012) (TV Series)
Referenced by name
Nostalgia Critic: Santa Claus: The Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic, imitating Mickey: "I want ya to eat sprinkles and crap me some Christmas cookies."
Parks and Recreation: The Comeback Kid (2012) (TV Episode)
Ann says, "Everyone loves a good comeback story," and she adds "Rocky" as an example.
Phineas and Ferb: Tri-Stone Area/Doof Dynasty (2012) (TV Episode)
In "Doof Dynasty, the training song sounds a bit like "Eye of the Tiger."
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.14 (2012) (TV Episode)
Joe mentions the movie by name.
Extreme RVs: An On-Set Double Decker/A Totally Tough Two-Bedroom/A Space-Age Sleeper (2012) (TV Episode)
Ron Anderson discusses working with Sly Stalone on RV for Rocky films.
Tosh.0: How to Get European Men (2012) (TV Episode)
Italian Stallion mentioned
Big Miracle (2012)
Mentioned when chopper-pilots eyelid freezes shut
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.90 (2012) (TV Episode)
Discussing his film "Avenging Angelo" with Sylvester Stallone, Billy Gardell notes that he habitually spoke to Stallone off-camera using Mickey's voice until Stallone good-naturedly started responding as Rocky
Face Off: The Ultimate Spotlight Challenge (2012) (TV Episode)
film still seen
Nostalgia Critic: Ri¢hie Ri¢h (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic does a Rocky impersonation to mock Richie Rich's speech patterns.
K-Pop the Ultimate Audition: Episode #1.2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Rocky theme plays as boy band members box
Awake: Kate Is Enough (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Supporting Characters (2012)
Nick shouts up at Adrian's window repeatedly
42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition (2012) (Video)
Mentioned in the "Italian Stallion" trailer.
Bones: The Past in the Present (2012) (TV Episode)
listed as one of Pelant's Pay Per View movies
Dancing with the Stars: Movie Night (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Daniel MacPherson after the band play Gonna Fly Now leading in from a commercial break.
CHIKARA Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur (2012) (TV Special)
Archibald Peck walks past the Rocky statue at the end.
Grassroots (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul (2012)
Kris calls 'Go, Rocky, go", when Sacha leaves the theatre to go back to Paris
Arcana: Separation Anxiety (2012) (TV Episode)
Stairs said whoever punched him "hit like Apollo Creed"
Schutzengel (2012)
While talking about Sylvester Stallone, Kurt says "Adriaaaan!", the way Rocky did in the older film.
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.221 (2012) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Movie Fighters" category
Regular Show: Prankless (2012) (TV Episode)
Rigby's outfit when training and the training itself resembles the ones in the movie.
Alphas: Alpha Dogs (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Vilain yelling at Ross to get up during the fight, is an allusion to Paulie Pennino yelling at Rocky to get up during the boxing match in Rocky
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.193 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jean-Claude Van Damme mentions that he saw the film when he was 18
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Whirlwind (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Face Off: Alice in Zombieland (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Pitch Perfect (2012)
The movie is mentioned
The Looney Tunes Show: Bobcats on Three! (2012) (TV Episode)
Daffy references the plot
Moone Boy: Godfellas (2012) (TV Episode)
Sean imitates Mickey Goldmill.
South Park: A Scause for Applause (2012) (TV Episode)
theme song heard
Pastor Mike Online: ObamaCare, Sozo and Hebrew Roots (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
The Screenwriter (2012) (Short)
"Rocky Balboa fought...in Rocky Balboa. Well, Rocky first, then Rocky II, THEN Rocky Balboa came later, but that's not what we're talking about right now."
Robot Chicken: Eviscerated Post-Coital by a Six Foot Mantis (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Beaver Falls: Episode #2.4 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Brandon as an example of a classic underdog story
Sorority Party Massacre (2012)
Paige tells Brooklyn that her breasts are named Rocky and Apollo.
A Haunted House (2013)
Apollo Creed is mentioned
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.5 (2013) (TV Episode)
Johnny Knoxville mentions the movie by name.
Face Off: Make It Reign (2013) (TV Episode)
Poster seen
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.76 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris Tucker says that when he was in Philadelphia, he ran up the "Rocky" steps
The Cleveland Show: The Wide World of Cleveland Show (2013) (TV Episode)
Rocky Balboa mentioned
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #20.76 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Sylvester Stallone's interview.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with the Room in 8 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
Theme "Gonna Fly Now" is played.
The Dirties (2013)
Video case is shown in Matt's room.
Hart of Dixie: Where I Lead Me (2013) (TV Episode)
George tells Lavon that he feels like Rocky and suggests running the steps at the courthouse.
21 & Over (2013)
The character Apollo Creed is mentioned during the beer pong scene.
Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring (2013) (TV Movie)
Mr & Mrs Murder: Atlas Drugged (2013) (TV Episode)
Jess says her beaten and bandaged uncle looks like Rocky
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.112 (2013) (TV Episode)
Dennis Rodman says that a band at Kim Jong-Un's palace played the film's theme
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.114 (2013) (TV Episode)
Dwayne Johnson says that he didn't list the film as one of his favorites because Rocky lost the fight in the film
Pain & Gain (2013)
Daniel lists it as one of the movies he likes due to self-made characters in it
Count It Down: Sequels Better Than the Originals (2013) (TV Movie)
Rocky II (1979) is the sequel to Rocky (1976).
Saturday Night Live: Zach Galifianakis/Of Monsters and Men (2013) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions "Rocky" in a Weekend Update story.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Doom 2099 #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Linkara says Dr. Doom would definitely have won the fight
Blackcat Riffs: Sex Madness (2013) (TV Episode)
"And there goes Adrian, heading home from another day at the pet shop. And not a Rocky in sight."
Hell's Kitchen: 7 Chefs Compete: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Zack mentions the "Rocky movie"
Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time (2013) (Video Game)
Reference to a plant acting in "Rooty"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by hosts
Planes (2013)
Mentioned in film
Showreel: Showreel and the $120 Coat (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "Showreel News"
Safe and Sound Video Remix (2013) (Video)
Footage Shown
Breaking Bad: Confessions (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
De toutes nos forces (2013)
Father and son are watching the film in their living room
Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
There is a poster of the movie hanging in Bindy Bitterman's store.
The Family (2013)
Maggie tells Giovanni to "Drop the Italian Stallion act" during an argument.
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode dated 15 October 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Sylvester Stallone's interview, and a still image of Rocky and Butkus from the movie is shown.
The Crazy Ones: Breakfast Burrito Club (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
I teliki apopliromi (2013)
A poster can be seen.
Come Dine with Me Canada: Specialty Italian Challenge: Erica Carinci - Block 4 (2013) (TV Episode)
The narrator refers to Lazzaro as the Italian Stallion.
Come Dine with Me Canada: Specialty Italian Challenge - Lazzaro Cristiano Pisu: Block 4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mirella refers to Lazzaro as the Italian Stallion.
Come Dine with Me Canada: Specialty Italian Challenge: Lulu Lobuglio - Block 4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mirella refers to Lazzaro as the Italian Stallion.
V.H.S. (2013) (TV Movie)
Mentioned as a film Vasiliy Gorchakov had succesfully translated.
The Starving Games (2013)
The Sylvester Stallone lookalike says, "Yo, Adrian!"
Come Dine with Me Canada: Vancouver: Robin Yeager - Block 7 (2013) (TV Episode)
The narrator refers to Alessandro as the Italian Stallion.
Come Dine with Me Canada: Vancouver: Rachel Schatz - Block 7 (2013) (TV Episode)
The narrator refers to Alessandro as the Italian Stallion.
Come Dine with Me Canada: Vancouver: Nav Dhillon - Block 7 (2013) (TV Episode)
The narrator refers to Alessandro as the Italian Stallion.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: AVGN Games (2013) (TV Episode)
Rocky Balboa is seen on the fan made game controller.
Baggage Battles: Sin City Win (2013) (TV Episode)
A Rocky themed upper unit for a slot machine is auctioned.
Videoclub (2013)
Poster is shown.
Buba Shel Medina: Episode #2.7 (2013) (TV Episode)
Rani Rahav says many people say he looks like Stallone in the movie
Training Wheels (2013) (Video)
Uses it's main theme tune in addition to montage of footage of Agnes building herself up
Grudge Match (2013)
Razor Sharp's training regime references Rocky Balboa's in a number of ways. The character (also played by Sylvester Stallone) takes long jogs, drinks raw eggs and almost punches meat in an abattoir in a nod to the iconic movie boxer.
ABC News Nightline: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone's interview.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.53 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the film is being made into a Broadway musical
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.195 (2013) (TV Episode)
Heather talks about characters and plot devices from the movie.
Ironside: Hidden Agenda (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue when Teddy and Holly walk around the dorm building.
The Goldbergs: You're Under Foot (2014) (TV Episode)
Adam wears a Rocky movie t-shirt during his work out.
Psych: Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster's Goblet of Fire (2014) (TV Episode)
Shawn and Despereaux discuss the plot of "Rocky."
The Graham Norton Show: Sylvester Stallone/Robert De Niro/Carey Mulligan/Jonah Hill/Jake Bugg (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a turning point in the career of Sylvester Stallone
The Goldbergs: The Other Smother (2014) (TV Episode)
Adam mentions the main character Rocky Balboa in this movie
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Rainbow Falls (2014) (TV Episode)
A pony resembling Mickey Goldmill is seen giving Spitfire a message.
James & Mike Mondays: Rocky (PS2) (2014) (TV Episode)
James mentions that Spider Rico is playable on the Rocky PS2 game.
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Rosie O'Donnell and Kay Montgomery both mention this movie by name during the game I Love a Charade
The Cinema Snob: Endless Love (2014) (TV Episode)
"Man, this is like that scene from Rocky when he first kissed Adrien, only if, y'know, he killed her dad first."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.26 (2014) (TV Episode)
John mentions the movie by name.
Come Dine with Me Canada: Jahte Le: Block 12 (2014) (TV Episode)
The narrator refers to Jahte as the title character.
Toy Hunter: Taboo Toys (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jordan, and a still image from the movie is shown.
Psych: A Touch of Sweevil (2014) (TV Episode)
Shawn imitates Rocky running up the Art Museum steps.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
on the list in Steve's notebook
American Dad!: I Ain't No Holodeck Boy (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
My Name Is Jonah (2014)
Jonah talks about Sylvester Stallone's Rocky character.
The Other Woman (2014)
Mark says, "Balboa was Rocky."
The Goldbergs: The President's Fitness Test (2014) (TV Episode)
Adam's T-Shirt
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (2014) (Video Game)
Various characters appear.
James & Mike Mondays: Anticipation (2014) (TV Episode)
James says the "It's stinks!" in a Rocky voice.
Camp Dread (2014)
"Yo, Adrienne!"
James & Mike Mondays: Super Monkey Ball 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Brendan asked James which Rocky movie did he like besides the original.
The Goldbergs: The Age of Darkness (2014) (TV Episode)
Before hitting a punching bag, Barry says to Adam, "Every Rocky need his Mickey, Come train me."
ITV Lunchtime News: Episode dated 30 April 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
A photo from the film is shown on the slot machine Chris Choi uses in his report.
The Cinema Snob: Mommie Dearest (2014) (TV Episode)
Snob contemplates putting this movie's theme over a scene
Mommy (2014)
In the diner scene, Paul tells Diane and Steve it's one of his favorite movies.
PaulWesNick: Dancing Bad (2014) (TV Episode)
Carlos has a training montage, theme music is used.
Missing Reel: Car Chase Pictures (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in re Sylvester Stallone appearing in "Death Race 2000"
Wimbledon: 2014: Day 1, Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Going the Distance" from the soundtrack is played during the opening sequence.
Wimbledon: 2014: Day 1, Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Going the Distance" from the soundtrack is played during the opening sequence.
Honest Game Trailers: Mass Effect (2014) (TV Episode)
Rocky Balboa mentioned
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Katie Holmes/Chris Hardwick/OneRepublic (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy and Steve Higgins after Jimmy announces Sylvester Stallone as a guest on Thursday
Neighbours: Episode #1.6947 (2014) (TV Episode)
Brennan suggests watching all 6 Rocky Movies to Paige
Old Fashioned (2014)
Characters in diner debate which of the "Rocky" films is the best.
Bloopers, Outtakes, and Stuff: The Screenwriter Part III (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Z Nation: Philly Feast (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Million Dollar Critic: Philadelphia, PA (2014) (TV Episode)
Giles recreates his favorite moments from the movie while he's in Philadelphia.
Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark. (2014)
The film and the character are mentioned several times.
Parenthood: Too Big to Fail (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bob's Burgers: Best Burger (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Flash: Flash vs. Arrow (2014) (TV Episode)
Barry refers to the film.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Rocky and Bullwinkle (2014) (TV Episode)
"If only it was Rocky Balboa. He'd go up the damn steps."
Selfie: Stick in the Mud (2014) (TV Episode)
Henry: "We tied... like in 'Rocky I'."
Benidorm: Walking on Broken Glass (2015) (TV Episode)
The overture plays
Results (2015)
Trevor tells Danny to think of this movie when he's training.
Melissa & Joey: Thanks But No Thanks (2015) (TV Episode)
Lennox and Marco watched the movie on tv.
The Goldbergs: Cowboy Country (2015) (TV Episode)
Adam wears a Rocky t-shirt, and Murray and Bill both mention the movie during their argument.
The Lazarus Effect (2015)
The dog is named Rocky, and it's explicitly after this character
Gav HaUma: Episode #1.5 (2015) (TV Episode)
Lior says Bibi's cinematic inspiration comes from the "Rocky" movies
Film '72: Episode #44.6 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when discussing the Best Picture nominations
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 February 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of favorite sports movies
The Oscars (2015) (TV Special)
"Gonna Fly Now" played out of a commercial break
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 26 February 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jon Gruden
Saturday Night Live: Chris Hemsworth/Zac Brown Band (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentoined during Hillary Clinton's cold opening
The Jack and Triumph Show: Sorvino's Pants (2015) (TV Episode)
Triumph: "From Rocky 1 through horrible"
The Challenger (2015)
Jaden has a photo of Rocky punching the slab of beef in his room.
EastEnders: Episode dated 27 March 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Alfie, Martin and Donna watch the movie.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 30 March 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg likens the NCAA tournament basketball game between Notre Dame and Kentucky to the first fight between Rocky and Apollo Creed
One Hit Wonderland: St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
500 Questions: Episode #1.4 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Sports Movies" category
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 June 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic say that the original Rocky movie should never be remade
100 Things to Do Before High School: Run with the Bears Thing (2015) (TV Episode)
The music used in Fenwick andCrispo's training montage is the Rocky movie theme.
The Credibles (2015) (Short)
Footage featured/Theme music featured/Training montage parodied
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Seth MacFarlane/Amber Heard/Leon Bridges (2015) (TV Episode)
In the Mets Bucket Hat Guy sketch, Jimmy mentions the title, Sylvester Stallone and "Yo, Adrian!"
Ted 2 (2015)
John suggested the last name Balboa.
Under the Dome: Move On (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Windows (2015) (TV Episode)
"Paulie is taking his abuse toward his sister a little too hard in this Rocky movie."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 27 July 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg mentions the similarities between this movie and Southpaw (2015)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Gina Rodriguez (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Weird Newscasters"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jason Segel/Michael B. Jordan/Big Sean/Brad Wilk (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Michael B. Jordan as he talks about working with Sylvester Stallone on the upcoming sequel
Honest Trailers: 8 Mile (2015) (TV Episode)
Eminem is called 'Rappy Balboa'
GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015) (Video)
Protagonist uses a VHS tape of this movie to morph into Rocky Balboa.
Nostalgia Critic: The Smurfs (2015) (TV Episode)
"They all look like Rocky's coach."
The Cinema Snob: Staying Alive (2015) (TV Episode)
"Did he just say 'Yo Adrian, it's showtime'? I'll thank you to leave the Rocky references to people reviewing this movie 32 years later."
The Cinema Snob: Fangs (2015) (TV Episode)
"Wrong fucking Rocky!"
Rosewood: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.21 (2015) (TV Episode)
The contestants are asked a question about who wrote and starred in the 1970's boxing film Rocky during the Final Chase.
Neighbours: Episode #1.7232 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Brad
Fresh Off the Boat: Miracle on Dead Street (2015) (TV Episode)
Kid dressed as Apollo Creed.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm Going on a Date with Josh's Friend! (2015) (TV Episode)
In the musical number "Settle for Me," Rebecca sings, "You're like 'Rocky V' to 'Rocky.'"
Fresh Off the Boat: Good Morning Orlando (2015) (TV Episode)
Louis does an impression of Rocky saying "Adrian!"
Fargo: The Gift of the Magi (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Atop the Fourth Wall: Daredevil #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"And unfortunately, since this isn't a Rocky movie..."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Queen Latifah/Rashida Jones/Chef Daniel Humm (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy in his monologue
Supergirl: Red Faced (2015) (TV Episode)
James says, "Wow. I thought Rocky Balboa practicing on dead cows was cool."
A Very Murray Christmas (2015) (TV Special)
Bill calls Chris Rock "Rocky"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Will Smith/Kirsten Dunst/Calvin Harris (2015) (TV Episode)
In the Catchphrase game, Tariq Trotter imitates Sylvester Stallone yelling "Adrian!"
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.13 (2015) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "On Broadway" category
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Red and Blue (2015) (TV Episode)
Rocky Balboa mentioned
Atop the Fourth Wall: Popeye: Borned to the Sea #1 (2016) (TV Episode)
"...turning Popeye into Rocky."
Blackcatloner: Let's Talk Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
#4 on Blackcatloner's all-time favorite movies list. Plus a suggested movie in the Movie Madness segment and he promises to do a retrospective on this film in the future.
Live Boxing: Haye Day: David Haye vs. Mark De Mori (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ronald.
Yoga Hosers (2016)
"Yo, Adrian!" Guy then explains this phrase is from the movie Rocky.
Blackcatloner: Movie Madness (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when talking about movies for the loser with no life.
Blackcatloner: Blackcatloner's Top 10 Favorite Movies of All Time (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner's number 4 pick.
Billions: Short Squeeze (2016) (TV Episode)
Paulie Pennino, a supporting character in six of the seven Rocky movies, is mentioned in a conversation
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.12 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about the 70's movie with the quote "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!" asked when Daniel and the Chaser go head to head.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Josh and I Go to Los Angeles! (2016) (TV Episode)
Josh mentions the movie by name.
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.24 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "The Movie Play-by-Play Call" category
23. Ceský lev (2016) (TV Special)
Referenced by acapella band Skety.
Keanu (2016)
When Pell brings up the Rocky movies, Clarence asks him which film in the franchise Pell is referencing.
Better Call Saul: Rebecca (2016) (TV Episode)
Jimmy hums the song "Gonna Fly Now," as featured in the film.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.32 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about which movie originally had Belgian film star Jean-Claude Van Damme cast in its title role asked when Daniel and the Chaser go head to head.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Amy Adams/Timothy Olyphant/Brett Eldredge (2016) (TV Episode)
Timothy Olyphant talks about watching the movie with his wife and kids
Nostalgia Critic: The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2016) (TV Episode)
"...as Adrian's brother comes in."
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.29 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Fantasy Hoops Team Name Fun" category
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.50 (2016) (TV Episode)
Shannon and the Chaser are asked what the title character drinks five of in a memorable scene when they go head to head.
Drunk Fiction: Rocky (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in beginning
Honest Trailers: Captain America (1990) (2016) (TV Episode)
Cap's list
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 May 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg reads from the AFI's list of best American movies
The Americans: The Day After (2016) (TV Episode)
A VHS tape is seen while Elizabeth Jennings searches the Seong's house.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jada Pinkett Smith/Andy Cohen/Gallant (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andy Cohen during the Famous Face-Off game
Miles (2016)
Movie poster seen in Miles' room.
Live Boxing: Haye Day II: David Haye vs. Arnold Gjergjaj (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ronald.
The Cinema Snob: The Slumber Party Massacre (2016) (TV Episode)
Photograph of Sylvester Stallone is shown on the cover of a "Playgirl" magazine's issue.
Teen Titans Go!: History Lesson (2016) (TV Episode)
"Apollo Creed" in place of 'Apollo 11'
Regular Show: VIP Members Only (2016) (TV Episode)
A pastiche of "Gonna Fly Now" plays when the guys win their VIP membership
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jim Parsons/J.J. Watt/The Avett Brothers (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy after J.J. Watt eats a raw egg
The Cinema Snob: Ghost Fever (2016) (TV Episode)
"Did a Rocky movie just come out?"
The Question Jury: Episode #1.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kevin.
Bad Moms (2016)
Apollo Creed mentioned.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Colin Jost & Michael Che/Jessi Klein/Matt Cameron (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth during the monologue
MenT: Taipei Adventure 2016 - Nejlepsí výhled! (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by MenT.
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
Two characters discuss a Rocky quote.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Katie Cassidy (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Let's Make a Date"
Rough Streets (2016) (Short)
Tony wears a Rocky T-shirt on his first day of school.
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.52 (2016) (TV Episode)
Dan quotes Apollo Creed as saying in the film, "There ain't gonna be no rematch"
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.32 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "From Screen to Stage" category
America Decides: Episode #1.2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jeremy.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 16 November 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
The X Factor: Live Show 7: Movies Week (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dermot.
Making 'The Undertaker' (2016) (Video)
Poster shown & discussed.
The Truth in 'Drunk Fiction' (2016) (Short)
One of the episodes discussed is a retelling of this movie.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 5 December 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Piers.
Vier gegen die Bank (2016)
Title is referenced.
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Best Movie Sequels (2017) (TV Episode)
Critic briefly discusses the original
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Saturday Night Live: Kristen Stewart/Alessia Cara (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Sean Spicer Press Conference
Mixxxer Show: UDG (2017) (TV Episode)
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 15 February 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Fist Fight (2017)
During the fight, the mariachis play "Gonna Fly Now."
My Kitchen Rules: Leah Remini Gets Artsy (2017) (TV Episode)
Andrew Dice Clay does an impression of the main character, Rocky Balboa, and mentions Adrien by name
Riverdale: Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness (2017) (TV Episode)
Rocky mentioned
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
mentioned during "Movies Around the World"
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #3.1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ondrej Sokol.
The Flash: Attack on Central City (2017) (TV Episode)
Cisco asks Harry what happens if the device fries his brain. Harry responds, "It would be an improvement." Cisco recognises the reference to Rocky (1976) while Harry refers to Burgess Meredith, who played Mickey Goldmill in the film and uttered the relevant line. Harry later refers to Barry as "Rocky."
Criminal Minds: Alpha Male (2017) (TV Episode)
Alvez mentions the movie by name.
Mixxxer Show: Pedro (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by hosts.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jake Gyllenhaal/Paris Jackson/Julia Michaels (2017) (TV Episode)
Jimmy refers to Rocky eating raw eggs
Mixxxer Show: Sebastian (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by hosts.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Time Travelers (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I didn't know this was a 'Rocky' movie."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Yongary (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Mick): "Stay down, Rock! Stay down!"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 April 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jalen Rose
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kaley Cuoco/Horatio Sanz/LP (2017) (TV Episode)
Reference in the Popular Mathematics segment
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 11 May 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jon 'Stugotz' Weiner
American Grit: Cena Does the Dishes (2017) (TV Episode)
Grady Powell mentions this move by name
GLOW: Slouch. Submit. (2017) (TV Episode)
A girl shouts "Adrian!" while sitting on the ropes.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Macho Man (2017) (TV Episode)
Kalkofe mentioned that in Nürnberg a few more-or-less talented people met to create the German 48-Hours-Rocky-Rambo-Mix
Bryn Gets a Job (2017) (Short)
Bryn calls Marisa 'Rocky Balboa' when she is punching Jacob
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Chip Esten (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Props"
Cold Side of the Pillow (2017)
one of the favorite film series' for the director
Big Mouth: The Pornscape (2017) (TV Episode)
Sylvester Stallone yells, "Adrian!"
Talking Dead: El Matadero (2017) (TV Episode)
In the blooper reel Mercedes Mason acts like Rocky after the big fight crying "Adriaaaan!".
James & Mike Mondays: Haunting Starring Polterguy (Sega Genesis) (2017) (TV Episode)
Mike wears a so-called "Rocky" mask. He also quotes the film: "That's right, it stinks!"
This Is Us: Déjà Vu (2017) (TV Episode)
There are several references to the movie and to the character of Rocky.
Red Oaks: A Little Business Proposition (2017) (TV Episode)
David and Wheeler start to watch this movie.
Talking Dead: Mercy (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Norman Reedus.
Ghosted: The Machine (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue about the Rocky movies
This Is Us: Super Bowl Sunday (2018) (TV Episode)
Kevin mentions the title character.
Little Dog: Round One (2018) (TV Episode)
Lowly Jr. mentions the title character.
Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 16 March 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Karel Síp.
The Cinema Snob: Monguito: The Argentinian E.T. (2018) (TV Episode)
"It's Rocky now"
Legion of Doom (2018)
Poster shown
Bob's Burgers: Go Tina on the Mountain (2018) (TV Episode)
Teddy suggests Bob and Linda can watch this movie with a friend while their kids are gone.
Mahoromatic: Don't Ever Come Back Again (TV Episode)
Mahoro shouts "Adrian!" with music similar to the Rocky theme in the background.
Feeling Peckish: Rocky - Quinoa Waffle Sandwich with Cumin LIme (TV Episode)
Cooking show with a recipe inspired by this movie


Porky & Daffy (1938) (Short)
Seen on TV briefly
A Christmas Carol (1938)
Rocky & Adrian watch are watching it on the TV

Featured in 

Sneak Previews: The Best and Worst Films of 1976 (1977) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown. #7 on Roger Ebert's top ten list.
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1977) (TV Special)
clips shown
Rocky II (1979)
the fight with Apollo from the end of Rocky is seen at the start of Rocky II
The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982) (TV Special)
clips shown
Rocky IV (1985)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Stairs (1986) (TV Movie)
Clip shown.
Siskel & Ebert: Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Unlikeliest Star (1990) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert says this was not just an important movie for Sylvester Stallone; it was important for Arnold Schwarzenegger, too.
Rocky V (1990)
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
clips shown
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
clips shown
American Dreamers (1996) (TV Movie)
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) (TV Movie)
clips shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #78 on the list.
Interview with Sylvester Stallone (2000) (Video)
Clips are shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #52 on the list.
Evolution: The Evolutionary Arms Race (2002) (TV Episode)
The poster is shown in a clip from "Saturday Night Fever".
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Rocky Balboa is #7 on the "Heroes" list.
I Love the '70s: 1976 (2003) (TV Episode)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
The song "Gonna Fly Now" is #58 on the list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005) (TV Special)
The quote "Yo, Adrian!" is #80 on the list.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Laundromat (2005) (TV Episode)
Chris watches this movie
Remember 1976 (2006) (Video)
Clips seen and discussed
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #4 on the list.
20 to 1: Memorable Movie Characters (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its title character.
In the Ring (2006) (Video)
Documentary about the making of the movie
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Rocky (2006) (TV Episode)
Movie clips and music are used.
Make-Up!: The Art and Form with Michael Westmore (2006) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Steadicam: Then and Now with Garrett Brown (2006) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Tribute to Burgess Meredith (2006) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Staccato: A Composer's Notebook with Bill Conti (2006) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Tribute to James Crabe (2006) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
The Ring of Truth (2006) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Best! Movies! Ever!: Fights (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are featured to illustrate the best movie fight scenes
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "Yo Adrian!"
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #57 on the list.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Best Picture montage
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #2 on the "Sports" list.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ricky 1 Review (2008) (TV Episode)
clips from the movie are seen
The Real Comics (2008)
Clip shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Top 15 Worst Moments of Countdown (2009) (TV Episode)
Rocky's theme plays as Linkara battles Countdown.
The Phantom Menace Review (2009) (Video)
Rocky Balboa is included in Plinkett's list of protagonists
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best Fights (2010) (TV Episode)
Taking #1 in the best fighting movies
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Nostalgia Critic: Home Alone 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
"You're gonna eat lightning, and you're gonna crap thunder."
20 to 1: Greatest Sporting Anthems (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Gonna Fly Now.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett's #3 Old Wise Dude is Mick
20 to 1: Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.98 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Sylvester Stallone films
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World/Eat Pray Love/The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown of Stallone's early career
Nostalgia Critic: Rocky IV (2010) (TV Episode)
clips are shown
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Clips from this film are shown in These Amazing Shadows.
Forget About It: Rocky (2011) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about it" and shows some scenes
The Real Rocky (2011) (TV Movie)
Several clips are featured.
Marty & Bobby (2011) (Video)
Clips featured.
Side by Side (2012)
clip of Rocky working out on punching bags
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
this movie's theme ranks at #4
Renegade Cut: Tom Hanks Can't Stop Urinating (2013) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown
Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
ABC News Nightline: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Life Itself (2014)
Footage shown.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Rocky screaming Adrienne
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Popular heroes presentation.
Honest Trailers: The Expendables (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)
Clips shown
The Credibles (2015) (Short)
Footage featured
De Palma (2015)
Clip shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Spawn (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic eliminates the training montage
Lost in Adaptation: Catching Fire (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Chuck (2016)
Clip shown
Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016)
Footage is shown.
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Seen in 90 Years of Oscars montage

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Jack Burns/Santana (1977) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Gary Weis film
Mork & Mindy: Mork's Greatest Hit (1978) (TV Episode)
Mork comes down the staircase impersonating Stallone in Rocky.
Police Squad!: Ring of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment) (1982) (TV Episode)
Buddy's final fight and reunion with Sally
Young Doctors in Love (1982)
Spoofed in the last scene (surgery room)
Mr. Mom (1983)
Michael Keaton's character did a whole 'Rocky' sequence.
A Polish Vampire in Burbank (1983)
Hot Flashes (1984)
One of the actors does an impression of Rocky Balboa.
Punky Brewster: The K.O. Kid (1985) (TV Episode)
The training montage is a direct parody of this film.
Die Einsteiger (1985)
Boxing match with Mike as Naso
Heathcliff: The Movie (1986)
The music in the wrestling arena scene is spoofing "Rocky".
Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986)
climbing stairs as theme plays
Spaceballs (1987)
Videocassettes show the series reaching 14 sequels
Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures: Snow White and the Motor City Dwarfs/Don't Touch That Dial (1988) (TV Episode)
Rocky of Rocky and Hoodwinkle is a parody of Rocky Balboa
Ricky 1 (1988)
The title, main character and much of the plot parody Rocky.
Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals! (1989) (Video Game)
A variation of the Rocky theme plays after Larry's gym workout.
Repossessed (1990)
Father Jebedaiah trains for the fight in the style of Rocky to the music of "Quest for the Best".
Tiny Toon Adventures: Cinemaniacs! (1990) (TV Episode)
Spoofed on the multiplex marquee as "Rocko 12"
The Simpsons: Brush with Greatness (1991) (TV Episode)
Homer's training montage spoofs the training montage in the film.
Quantum Leap: Shock Theater - October 3, 1954 (1991) (TV Episode)
Clarence "Kid" Cody is a parody of Rocky Balboa.
Hot Shots! (1991)
a Rocky lookalike is seen in full boxing getup
Bu wen sao (1992)
A character runs out the stairs at a cemetery (spoofing the famous scene of "Rocky" running up the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art), with the soundtrack of "Rocky" as the background music.
Tiny Toon Adventures: A Cat's Eye View (1992) (TV Episode)
Plucky disguises himself as Rocky Balboa while trying to get into Shirley MacVaine's party.
Rocko's Modern Life: No Pain, No Gain/Who Gives a Buck? (1993) (TV Episode)
When Rocko uses the Anatomizer, a "Rocko" version of the song "Gonna Fly Now" plays.
Weird Science: One Size Fits All (1994) (TV Episode)
Wyatt's training montage is a parody of the one from the film.
Happy Gilmore (1996)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
Sherman runs up the stairs and punches the air exactly like Rocky did
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book Five - Satan Claus III: The 13th Day of Christmas (1996) (TV Movie)
Both the resistance soldier training sequence and the extended fist-fight between Detective Mandy and Satan Claus spoof similar scenes in Rocky (1977) (the training montage and Rocky-Apollo Creed fight), complete with similar reaction cutaways used of Rocky's supporters, and use the music score from those scenes in Rocky (1976). In addition, Mandy's Wife inspires Mandy to get up and continue fighting, as Adrian did in Rocky (1976).
The Simpsons: The Homer They Fall (1996) (TV Episode)
A lot of the training sequences are based on the movie Rocky, including Homer running alongside Moe, Marge asking Moe not to let Homer fight and the line "You will always be a loser".
Spice World (1997)
The Smelly Mystery: Little Monster Private Eye (1997) (Video Game)
A robot toy wins a match and yells "Adrian, I love you!"
Men in White (1998) (TV Movie)
Antz (1998)
Just Shoot Me!: The Odd Couple: Part 2 (1999) (TV Episode)
A beaten-up Dennis shouting "Adrienne!" after getting married.
Johnny Bravo: Man with the Golden Gut/Welcome Back, Bravo/Aunt Katie's Farm (1999) (TV Episode)
In "Man With the Golden Gut" Johnny runs up the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial while a parody of the theme music plays.
The Big Tease (1999)
The King of Queens: Dire Strayts (1999) (TV Episode)
Doug plays a scene were he talks like Sylvester Stallone and Burgess Meredith
Donkey Kong 64 (1999) (Video Game)
The final fight with K. Rool takes place in a boxing match, and K. Rool makes jabs like Rocky.
Hooves of Fire (1999) (TV Short)
Landspeed: CKY (1999) (Video)
Freaks and Geeks: The Diary (2000) (TV Episode)
"Gonna Fly Now" plays during the baseball scene.
Excel Saga: Animation USA (2000) (TV Episode)
Pedro acts the same scene of the training, he drinks a glass of raw eggs and then, he vomits it. Pedro begins to run like Rocky Balboa using the same gray suit .
An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) (Video)
Goofy's studying montage, complete with him climbing stairs at the end.
Waiting (2000)
Sean jumps at the top of some steps outside with his hands in the air like Rocky
Big Money Hustlas (2000) (Video)
Sugar Bear runs the exact same place in a very similiar outfit as did Rocky in his famous training scene while he's jogging up some steps. The very same location is used for the shot in BMH.
Son of the Beach: Rod Strikes Back (2001) (TV Episode)
Steve runs up the Rocky Steps, "Tooth of the Canine" is a parody of "Eye of the Tiger"
Zoolander (2001)
Hansel says, "cut me", during contest.
Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001) (Video Game)
Character Sammy Stallion recites Rocky- and Rambo-like lines.
Big Fat Liar (2002)
That '70s Show: Everybody Loves Casey (2002) (TV Episode)
the final fight against Apollo Creed, also explicitly references as such
Do Over: The Block Party (2002) (TV Episode)
The theme tune plays before the three legged race.
The Simpsons: The Strong Arms of the Ma (2003) (TV Episode)
Uses theme music from Rockie movie; also Marge's training includes weight lifting with weights made of everyday domestic items - spoof of Rocky's training with everyday items instead of special machines.
Cartoon Monsoon: Oh, Shoot!: Script, Cries and Videotape (2003) (TV Episode)
Martin was filmed being knocked out by Hugh in a boxing ring.
Fat Pizza (2003)
A Sylvester Stallone clone has the character name - Rocky Ramboa (a play on the character name Rocky Balboa) - and fights in a boxing match.
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
the scene where she runs up the stairs to her trainier
The Mighty Boosh: Killeroo (2004) (TV Episode)
Rich Fulcher's boxing trainer character in this episode is a parody of Rocky's trainer in this film. And Howard yells out "Gideon!" like Rocky yells out "Adrian!" at the end of the fight.
Ika resuraa (2004)
Because it spoofs the part at the ending where Adrian is trying to get to Rocky in the ring. (-Adrian! -Rocky! -Adrian! -Rocky... etc)
LazyTown: Hero for a Day (2004) (TV Episode)
The training montage of Sportacus and Ziggy is similar to Rockys training montage, including a similar score
South Park: The Losing Edge (2005) (TV Episode)
The slow motion punch Randy takes to the face is a parody of the famous one in this film. Randy's training scenes are also similar. He wears the same outfit as Stallone for them. Also, the slow piano music that plays when Randy decides not to go to the final game is a slowed-down version of the Rocky theme.
Family Guy: The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire (2005) (TV Episode)
Cleveland trains to kill Quagmire with the help of Mickey
Bleach: Burîchu: The Avengers (2005) (TV Episode)
Rancid's slow-motion punch
Torrente 3: El protector (2005)
The montage of Torrente's training, set to "Gonna Fly Now".
My Gym Partner's a Monkey: Shark Attack/Me Adam, You Jake (2006) (TV Episode)
The slow motion punch Adam takes to the face is a parody of the famous one in this film. Adam's training scenes are also similar. He wears the same outfit as Stallone for them.
Church Ball (2006)
when guy is hit on the court, he is brought to the side and says "Cut me, Mick! Cut me!"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Hundred Dollar Baby (2006) (TV Episode)
this movie is spoofed in this episode
MADtv: Episode #12.8 (2006) (TV Episode)
They make fun of how they are making a new Rocky movie even though Stallone is too old
Bob Gratton, ma vie/My Life: Gagner une vedette (2007) (TV Episode)
Mike trains for a wheelchair race Rocky style.
Shaun the Sheep: Shape Up with Shaun (2007) (TV Episode)
A "Rocky"-like theme is heard as a sheep climbs to the top of a pile of garbage and begins jumping up and down, like Rocky at the top of the steps in Philadelphia.
Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)
Dennis attempts to drink a glass of egg yolks ala Rocky Balboa and ends up gagging on them.
The Comebacks (2007)
the team punches frozen meat in a freezer
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Blackie (2007) (TV Episode)
Chris trains Blackie the dog in a Rocky-style montage (raw eggs, punching meat, running up steps)
Robot Chicken: Ban on the Fun (2007) (TV Episode)
Rocky wins the bout a different way
Never Back Down (2008)
Max and Jake try to drink two raw eggs and spit them out
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Breaking eggs into a glass and punching along with the famous music.
Nostalgia Critic: The Battle of Epic Proportions (2008) (TV Episode)
Music leading into the fight.
The Replacements: Tasumi Unmasked (2008) (TV Episode)
Todd's training montage contains many elements from this movie
Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita) (2008)
Vladislav trains as Rocky did.
Robot Chicken: Tell My Mom (2009) (TV Episode)
Joey Fatone pitches a new sketch concept of "Part Rocky, Part Crocodile Dundee 2"
Cyprien (2009)
Before meeting Gina McQueen for the first time, Cyprien trains the same way as Rocky. The theme song is played.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Amazons Attack Prologue (2009) (TV Episode)
"Gonna Fly Now" plays as Linkara trains, Rocky style.
6Teen: Blast from the Past (2009) (TV Episode)
when Jen trains Travis's left arm in Shock Put.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Mac's Big Break (2010) (TV Episode)
drinking eggs like Rocky and puking
Killjoy 3 (2010) (Video)
Killjoy imitates Paulie during Zilla's boxing match
Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights: Episode #1.3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Rookie - Fast platt (2011) (TV Movie)
major spoof
Little Johnny the Movie (2011)
Training montage.
The Fairly OddParents: The Old Man and the C-/Balance of Flour (2011) (TV Episode)
The montage where Timmy helps his dad study is a parody of the training montage from Rocky.
Rocky XXX: A Parody Thriller (2011) (Video)
XXX spoof of the film.
Sir Billi (2012)
Stairs scene reenacted during the Gordon flashback montage.
Thumb (2012) (Video)
With a classic boxing training montage.
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza (2012)
In addition to the theme song used, an animated version of one scene was shown.
The Venture Bros.: What Color Is Your Cleansuit? (2013) (TV Episode)
Tim-Tom is dressed up as Mickey and says the line from this movie, "You're a bum, Rock!"
Bro's Before Ho's (2013)
Performed as a play during the end credits
The East London Story: Slap or Die (2013)
Training Montage
Tosh.0: Summertime Is Great (2014) (TV Episode)
"Rocky VIII"
We Bare Bears: Shush Ninjas (2015) (TV Episode)
Grizz is shown in a homage yelling "Panda!" instead of "Adrian!"
Family Guy: Peter, Chris & Brian (2015) (TV Episode)
French version called "Rocque"
The Loud House: The Sweet Spot/A Tale of Two Tables (2016) (TV Episode)
Clyde is dressed up as Mickey and is giving Lincoln some pep-talk.
Drunk Fiction: Rocky (2016) (TV Episode)
Drunken retelling
The Keith and Paddy Picture Show: Rocky (2017) (TV Episode)
Several scenes are parodied.
72hrs the Hague (2017)
The training sequence

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