The China Syndrome (1979) Poster


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Referenced in 

Mork & Mindy: The Mork Syndrome (1979) (TV Episode)
Title and plot.
Saturday Night Live: Burt Reynolds/Anne Murray (1980) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Bill Murray's Oscar predictions
The Killing of America (1981)
Poster is shown in a theater.
Death Valley (1982)
Title seen on movie theater marquee.
Dynasty: The Iago Syndrome (1982) (TV Episode)
title reference
Movie Madness (1982)
Shown on movie marquee
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Poster for "The China Syndrome" seen in movie theater lobby.
Howard the Duck (1986)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Golden Girls: Questions and Answers (1992) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
Jurassic Park (1993)
The close up of Goddell's vibrating coffee cup is replicated with two glasses of water when the T-Rex approaches.
Boca a boca (1995)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996) (Video Game)
The Newsroom: Meltdown: Part 1 (1997) (TV Episode)
The newsroom agrees to use the movie to promote the news about the possible nuclear plant meltdown.
Saturday Night Live: Mike Myers/Aerosmith (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Sprockets
The Simpsons: The Trouble with Trillions (1998) (TV Episode)
Homer tells the FBI agents that Mr. Burns has kept him on at the plant despite his causing three meltdowns and "a China syndrome".
Celebrity Deathmatch: The Return of Lucy Lawless (2000) (TV Episode)
During the Sheen vs. Douglas match, Michael Douglas mentions the film in his list of films for which his family has been responsible.
Money Never Sleeps (2000) (Video)
Mentioned by Oliver Stone.
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Beth mentions that the campers in one bunk want to watch the movie again
The Void (2001) (Video)
Referenced by name multiple times
Men in Black II (2002)
A poster for the movie is seen on Newton's bedroom wall.
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Biography: The Fondas (2004) (TV Episode)
Saturday Night Live: Megan Mullally/Clay Aiken (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by 'Sharon Stone'
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.18 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Jane Fonda Film Roles" category
The Simpsons: Marge's Son Poisoning (2005) (TV Episode)
Chinese shop is called "The China Syndrome"
Top Gear: Episode #7.6 (2005) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions Jack Lemmon being in it
The Simpsons: The Wettest Stories Ever Told (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) (TV Movie)
title listed under Jane Fonda's name
The King of Queens: China Syndrome, Parts 1 and 2 (2007) (TV Episode)
title reference
Game Boys (2008)
Scott brings up this film when Sally mentions the game based on the film.
Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Changing Sex Roles (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger refers to the film as depicting a woman taking charge
FantastiCozzi (2016)
Movie is mentioned; poster shown


The Magnificent Marble Machine (1975) (TV Series)

Featured in 

The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) (TV Special)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #94 on the list.
The China Syndrome: A Fusion of Talent (2004) (Video)
clips shown
The China Syndrome: Creating a Controversy (2004) (Video)
clips shown
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.47 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Jane Fonda films
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Lift Off (2013) (TV Episode)
Video clips shown.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda (2014) (TV Special)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones (1979) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in The Pepsi Syndrome
The Love Syndrome (1979)
Film's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title.
The Newsroom: Meltdown: Part 1 (1997) (TV Episode)
A nuclear technician does what seems to be an impression of Jack Lemmon from the movie. Also, the entire plot is inspired by the movie.

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