Airplane! (1980) Poster



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Followed by 

Remake of 

Encounter: Flight Into Danger (1956) (TV Episode)
Zero Hour! (1957)
The makers of Airplane! (1980) bought the rights to Zero Hour! (1957) to remake it. Much of the movie Airplane! (1980) is similar to Zero Hour! (1957) including using the same dialog.

Remade as 

Lego Airplane!: Part 1 (2013) (Short)
A spoof/remake of the classic comedy "Airplane!" with new jokes added.

Edited into 

The A-Team: The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing (1983) (TV Episode)
The shot of the plane crashing through the airport window is from this film.
Hostage Flight (1985) (TV Movie)
shot of landing gear when flight 136 lands in New York
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


Speedy (1928)
Both end with inanimate object made to look like a driver/pilot saluting
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Johnny says: Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, Toto! It's a twister! It's a twister!
From Here to Eternity (1953)
The scene between Ted and Elaine on the beach
Spartacus (1960)
Captain Oveur says: Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?
The Big Valley (1965) (TV Series)
Johnny says: Nick! Heath! Jarrod! There's a fire in the barn!
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) (TV Series)
Steve McCroskey: I need the best man on this. Someone who knows that plane inside and out and won't crack under pressure. Johnny: How about Mister Rogers?
Murder on Flight 502 (1975) (TV Movie)
Robert Stack playing the part of a pilot.
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
The ending credits thank Argon Oil Company, a fictional company in Kentucky Fried Movie. William Tregoe also reprises his role as John Fitzsimmons.
Midnight Express (1978)
Captain Oveur says: Joey, have you ever been in a... in a Turkish prison?

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Robert Hays/14 Karat Soul/Joe 'King' Carrasco & The Crowns (1981) (TV Episode)
Referenced in 'Love, American Style' sketch
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
There is a poster for the film in the Tottenham Court Road tube station.
At the Movies: Conan the Destroyer/Top Secret!/Under the Volcano (1984) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel mentions the movie in the review of "Top Secret!" (1984).
Charade (1984) (Short)
Summer Rental (1985)
Poster is shown in a theater.
Operación Mantis (El exterminio del macho) (1985)
Fake upcoming sequel title "Espía como puedas" ("Spy as you can"), a play on the Spanish title of Airplane!
Galaxy High School: Founder's Day (1986) (TV Episode)
Dingy Harry keeps pulling off his shades to reveal other pairs beneath
Genesis: Land of Confusion (1986) (Video)
Ronald Reagan takes a drink and it misses his mouth and face.
Magnum, P.I.: On the Fly (1987) (TV Episode)
Magnum mentions it as an example for stewardess piloting a plane to safety.
DuckTales: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck (1987) (TV Episode)
The auctioneer says, "Surely, you'll buy it for $40," and Scrooge replies, "No, I won't - and don't call me 'Shirley'!"
Siskel & Ebert: The Naked Gun/Dakota/Mississippi Burning/Vincent (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Naked Gun" review.
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced when discussing "Heartbreak Hotel".
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
The bar fight scene is parallel to the girl scout fight scene in Airplane!. Both begin over a poker cheat (extra ace), have the same punches and bar stool hit, and end with one being slid across the bar until breaking through a wall or juke box.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SST: Death Flight (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "This is kind of like a parody of the movie 'Airplane!'."
Garfield and Friends: Attention Getting Garfield/U.S. Acres: Swine Trek/It Must Be True! (1989) (TV Episode)
The "Don't call me Shirley" routine is done with Roy and Orson in Swine Trek.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mad Monster (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "And don't call me Shirley."
Siskel & Ebert: Tremors/Ski Patrol/Internal Affairs/The Plot Against Harry (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Ski Patrol" review.
Garfield's Feline Fantasies (1990) (TV Short)
During the airplane fantasy, there's a nun with a guitar
Siskel & Ebert: Terminator 2: Judgment Day/The Reflecting Skin/Naked Gun 2/12: The Smell of Fear/Europa Europa (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Naked Gun 2 1/2" review.
Siskel & Ebert: Doc Hollywood/Return to the Blue Lagoon/Hot Shots!/Paris Is Burning/Another You (1991) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel notes that "Hot Shots" (1991) comes from the makers of the "Airplane!" movies.
Home Improvement: Read My Hips (1992) (TV Episode)
Tim says to Jill "so, do you like gladiator movies?", like the captain asked the kid who was visiting the cockpit.
Siskel & Ebert: Made in America/Menace II Society/Cliffhanger/Hot Shots! Part Deux/The Long Day Closes (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Hot Shots! Part Deux" review.
Siskel & Ebert: Fatal Instinct/Demolition Man/The Remains of the Day/Twenty Bucks (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Fatal Instinct" review.
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1993 (1994) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel contrasts "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (1993) with the "Naked Gun" and "Airplane!" comedies.
Chicken Park (1994)
Blankman (1994)
quote: "The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only."
Bobby's World: Starring Bobby (1995) (TV Episode)
Kelly mentions this as one of her favorite movies.
Now and Then (1995)
Samantha says, "Sure looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking." In "Airplane!", McCroskey says the same thing.
WWF in Your House 4 (1995) (TV Special)
After Jannetty takes a dramatic bump, Lawler says, "That was from the movie 'Airplane!" Vince McMahon asks, "'Airplane?'" and Lawler says, "Yeah, that's how high he went."
Dragon Ball: The Penalty Is Pinball (1995) (TV Episode)
Emperor Pilaf tells Mai not to call him "Shirley".
Toy Story (1995)
The "The white zone is for immediate pizza" line heard at Pizza Planet is a reference to the "The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only" line in this film.
VeggieTales: Dave and the Giant Pickle (1996) (Video)
Bob tells Larry the story of the Israelite's battle with the Philistines, prompting Larry to ask, "Uh Bob ... what are the Philippines?" Bob responds, "The Philippines are a group of islands off the coast of south east Asia. But that's not important right now! The Philistines were people who hated Israel!" The joke is a take off of many similar jokes in the movie "Airplane!"
Independence Day (1996)
"I picked a hell of a day to quit drinking" line
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss: Who Are You, Sue Snue? (1996) (TV Episode)
"And don't call me Shirley!"
Dear God (1996)
Tom says that he doesn't know how to address the judge, and she replies, "Then call me Shirley!"
Busted (1997) (Video)
Referenced in tagline.
Siskel & Ebert: Breakdown/Warriors of Virtue/Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery/Truth or Consequences/Commandments (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" review.
Pitch (1997)
Kenny mentions the movie as what their comedy is not trying to be.
Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation: East Meets West: Part 5 (1997) (TV Episode)
The Dragon Lord says "Surely you are jesting", to which one of the Turtles replies"Don't call me Shirley".
Boy Meets World: If You Can't Be with the One You Love... (1998) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "I picked a fine time to stop drinkin'."
Siskel & Ebert: Saving Private Ryan/The Parent Trap/Jane Austen's Mafia!/Disturbing Behavior (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Jane Austen's Mafia!" review.
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (1998) (Video)
when jeremy lands at the beginning of the film, he mentions the white zone area
Foo Fighters: Learn to Fly (1999) (Video)
The music video for the song takes place on an commercial airliner, parodying the movie Airplane!, and by extension, the films Airport 1975 and its sequel Airport '77.
Excel Saga: The Woman from Mars (1999) (TV Episode)
In the english version, Watanabe tells to Iwata: "Surely you know that there are money problems" and Iwata answers: "I'm not Shirley"
Toy Story 2 (1999)
At the airport, the line "The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading only" can be heard over the intercom.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 (1999) (TV Special)
"Hollywood Screen Tests, Pt. 2" features many movies and tv shows in reference to the stars featured.
Freaks and Geeks: Girlfriends and Boyfriends (2000) (TV Episode)
Sam suggests that him, Neil, and Bill should all go see Airplane again. He then says: "surely you will", then Bill replies: "don't call me Shirley!"
Spin City: Airplane! (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Saturday Night Live: Val Kilmer/U2 (2000) (TV Episode)
referenced in Top Gun Skit
Ed: Hook, Line and Sinker (2001) (TV Episode)
Shirley says the famous "Don't call me Shirley" line and Ed mentions the title by name.
Lizzie McGuire: Obsession (2001) (TV Episode)
A teacher says to Matt "Surely you must be joking" to which Matt replies "No, and uh, don't call me Shirley."
Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (2001) (TV Movie)
Shot of the airplane moving towards the control tower window looks nearly identical
Snow Dogs (2002)
A line is referenced.
Do Over: Hot for Teacher (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel has a poster of the film in his room.
Do Over: Joel Strikes Back (2002) (TV Episode)
There is a poster of the film in the cinema.
Do Over: Star Search (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel has a poster of the film in his room.
Do Over: The Block Party (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel has a poster of the film in his room.
Do Over: Cold War (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel has a poster of the film in his room.
Do Over: Short-Cuts (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel has a poster of the film in his room.
Do Over: Valentine's Day Dance (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel has a poster of the film in his room.
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
At the end of both movies, there's a guy waiting for someone to come back.
The Analysts (2003) (Short)
Homage to classic deadpan comedy
Whoopi: Airplane! (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Making of 'Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains' (2004) (TV Short)
Lou Adler states that he was offered the script for Airplane!
Making 'Scary Movie 3' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Saving Star Wars (2004)
"Don't call me Shirley" is said a few times.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
The "George Zip" speech by Leslie Neilsen in Airplane is referenced by Lance Armstrong.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #12.28 (2004) (TV Episode)
"Ever see a grown man naked before, Joey?"
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Dennis takes off his sunglasses only to reveal another pair.
Super Secret Movie Rules: Slashers (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Chris Jericho
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story (2005)
Still photos are shown and the title is mentioned.
Area 51 (2005) (Video Game)
In the section "A small step for a man" the "Give me a vector, Victor", "Roger, roger" etc. conversation from "Airplane" is quoted
Saturday Night Live: Tom Brady/Beck (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Behind the Music skit
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Just Friends (2005)
Ana Faris playing guitar on the plane with same hair and outfit as stewardess from Airplane!
Airplane: Long-Haul Version (2005) (Video)
Documentary about the making of this film.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.94 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Ben-Hur" category
The Office: Valentine's Day (2006) (TV Episode)
Michael's line
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: The Crass Unicorn/Billy & Mandy Begins (2006) (TV Episode)
Dialogue - Grim: "Surely, you jest." Mandy: "Don't call me Shirley."
Wedding Daze (2006)
Charades movie title guess
Robot Chicken: Metal Militia (2006) (TV Episode)
As in "Airplane!", a topless lady runs around as panic breaks out on a plane.
Deja Vu (2006)
Denny says, "Looks like I picked a bad week to stop snorting hash."
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
The shot of Simon Skinner behind a photo in the same position.
Psych: Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn (using Dr. Rumack's line from "Airplane!") tells Gus, "Good luck. We're all counting on you."
Family Guy: Airport '07 (2007) (TV Episode)
The "George Zip" speech by Leslie Neilsen in Airplane is referenced by the real Hugh Hefner. The soundtrack from Airplane is also used.
Shaun the Sheep: Saturday Night Shaun (2007) (TV Episode)
Shaun rips off his coat and tosses it away as he is dancing, only to have tossed back.
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
When the family spill their drinks on themselves.
Zombie Farm (2007)
Macho Grande reference in opening credit sequence.
What a Year: 1980 (2007) (TV Episode)
This movie is mentioned in a segment on the top 5 Australian box office movies of 1980.
Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007) (TV Episode)
different quotes from this film were used.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) (Video Game)
In the mission "Mile High Club," a character asks "Surely you can't be serious?," and another replies "I'm serious... and don't call me Shirley." These lines are identical to two lines said in the movie.
Stargate: Atlantis: Be All My Sins Remember'd (2008) (TV Episode)
When Caldwell and Ellis beam down from their respective ships, they exchange "Colonel" greetings to Sheppard and Carter.
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
When Roscoe et al arrive at the airport, as Roscoe steps out of the bathroom you can hear an announcer overhead say "The white zone is for loading and unloading only. There is no stopping in the white zone." A la Airplane!
South Park: Tonsil Trouble (2008) (TV Episode)
At the airport, the line "The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading only" can be heard over the intercom.
Superhero Movie (2008)
The "George Zip" speech by Leslie Neilsen is used
The Office: Job Fair (2008) (TV Episode)
Dialogue - Pam: "Are you serious" Michael: "Yes, and don't call me Shirley."
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ricky 1 Review (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nerd expected Ricky 1 to have the same humor as this movie provided.
Space Chimps (2008)
Dialogue: "I picked the wrong week to quit eating bananas."
College (2008)
poster in dorm room
Today: Episode dated 10 September 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Peter Graves says that he was initially insulted and offended by the script, but friends and colleagues convinced him to appear in the movie.
Jeopardy!: Episode #25.14 (2008) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Spoof Films" category
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (2008) (TV Movie)
Rob Bottin mentions he worked on this film.
Cinematic Titanic: Legacy of Blood (2008) (Video)
Joel: She never sleeps through Jeff Foxworthy at home
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.26 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $16,000 question
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates My Man (2008) (TV Episode)
Mr. Omar says his assistant died in a theater while watching the movie
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2009 (2008) (Video Game)
Tazz asks Joey Styles if he called him "Shirley"
Bad Movie Beatdown: Pluto Nash (2009) (TV Episode)
"This wouldn't be a play on Rex Kramer from Airplane, would it?"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced in a $1,000 clue in the category "'Playboy' Cover Boys"
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) (Video Game)
Harry asks Nathan, "Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?"
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Dialogue quoted in a $400 clue in the category "I Went to UCLA", with Kareem blowing the answer on his own quote
Spanish Movie (2009)
Leslie Nielsen says the famous phrase: "I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.73 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Movies by Quote"
Kung Tai Ted: Ninja Death I (2010) (TV Episode)
"...that basketball player from Airplane!"
Tosh.0: Prom Girl (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tosh
The Office: Whistleblower (2010) (TV Episode)
Jo says, "Oh, honey. Surely you don't want that," and Michael replies, "I surely do, and don't call me 'honey,'" then incorrectly references it to "Airplane II."
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (2010) (Video)
Houston says "I picked a bad year to quit eating bananas" while helping Comet to land the spacecraft
Eureka: Crossing Over (2010) (TV Episode)
line: "Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit smoking."
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Superhero Movie (2010) (TV Episode)
compared with Friedberg/Seltzer movies
How I Met Your Mother: Subway Wars (2010) (TV Episode)
Barney's response to Marshall: "medium-rare, but that's not important right now" is a reference to Leslie Nielson's character
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Jennifer Todd (2010) (TV Episode)
Jennifer Todd mentions this movie during interview
The Cinema Snob: Zombi 7: Zombie '90 - Extreme Pestilence (2010) (TV Episode)
"Never mind that, because we need to get back to Dr. 'I speak jive'."
Psych: Yang 3 in 2D (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "Surely, you can't be serious!"
The Cinema Snob: Grizzly II: The Predator (2011) (TV Episode)
"Then they get interrupted by the intercom from Airplane."
American Dad!: I Am the Walrus (2011) (TV Episode)
Steve and Roger watch this film.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
TMNT Live Action Leftovers (2011) (Short)
Phelous & the Movies: Crocophile 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
The "white zone" gag and theme song play over an airport scene
Movie Nights: The Fly II (2011) (TV Episode)
"They won't let him in because he's in the red zone. Not to be confused with the white zone, which is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only."
A Planet Comicon Panel with Helen Slater (2011) (Video)
Mentioned by Kirk and Helen.
Suburgatory: Don't Call Me Shirley (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference to quote
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Calles de fuego (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD/Blu-ray releases of November/December
The Lorax (2012)
People are in line to beat up the Once-let including a nun
Particka: Episode #3.10 (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Richard.
Ted (2012)
Magumba Bar scene recreated.
The Cleveland Show: A General Thanksgiving Episode (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Turkish Casper (2012) (TV Episode)
"Is this a Turkish prison? I don't see Billy Hayes anywhere."
General Hospital: Episode dated 7 December 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Don't call me Shirley."
Raising Hope: Lord of the Ring (2013) (TV Episode)
title visible on one of the Chances' video tapes
Warm Bodies (2013)
This film, which is set mostly in and around an airport, references the film Airplane twice. The phrase "The white zone is for loading and unloading passengers..." can be heard playing over loudspeakers outside the airport terminals in both films.
Jeopardy!: 2013 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal Game 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Plane Speaking" category
The Cinema Snob: E~3: The Extra Testicle (2013) (TV Episode)
"Sally, ya ever been to an intergalactic prison?"
At the Movies: Episode #10.23 (2013) (TV Episode)
In a review of the classic movie Saturday Night Fever, Judith Lucy recalls that she saw Flying High's take-off of the movie before the actual movie.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 9 August 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 August 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
A recorded VHS tape of this movie & Moonraker is seen in the TV room.
The Cinema Snob: 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2013) (TV Episode)
"...and Johnny from Airplane."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 10 October 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Audio is heard of the scene in which Kareem Abdul-Jabaar breaks character and tells a young boy that he "busted his buns" on the basketball court every night.
Bob's Burgers: Seaplane! (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Honest Trailers: Robocop (2014) (TV Episode)
"Don't call me Shirley"
Broken Age (2014) (Video Game)
The human inflatable raft resembles Otto.
Veronica Mars (2014)
"I picked the wrong week to quit smoking"
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Birdemic: Shock & Terror (2014) (TV Episode)
"There's a sale at Penny's!".
The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)
Everyone lines up to slap a hysterical person
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Rhett, Benji's friend, quotes the famous line from this movie: "Don't call me Shirley".
Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) (TV Movie)
Robert Hays plays a pilot in the beginning and says he has "been through worse" flying through a storm. This is a reference to him flying and landing a plane in the movie "Airplane!"
It Takes All Kinds: The Making of Motel Hell (2014) (Short)
mentioned once
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 August 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jemele Hill
73 Questions: 73 Questions with Daniel Radcliffe (2014) (TV Episode)
Daniel says this is the movie he laughed the hardest during.
Scorpion: Father's Day (2014) (TV Episode)
''Don't call me Shirley'' which is a famous line from the movie is referenced.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Glamazonian Airways (2015) (TV Episode)
During Kandy Ho' and Jaidynn Diore Fierce's part of Team Ginger's main stage safety video lip sync performance, they get sensual with a blow up pilot.
Spoof Trek IV: The Parody Home (2015) (Short)
RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 (2015) (TV Movie)
"No lawsuits on my flight." Mike: "except copyright infringementsuits from the makers of 'Airplane'."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 July 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Tim Kurkjian says this is his favorite movie
Video Buck: Las traducciones más mierdosas pt. 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
castilian & english posters shown
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ellen Page/Ken Jeong/Junot Díaz (2015) (TV Episode)
Junot Díaz refers to the movie
The Vampire Diaries: Never Let Me Go (2015) (TV Episode)
"It's ok. I speak mute."
Countdown: Episode #73.76 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Susie.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Rashida Jones/Khloé Kardashian/Rachel Bloom/Glenn Kotche (2016) (TV Episode)
Rashida Jones compares her series "Angie Tribeca" to the movie
Limitless: Bezgranichnyy (2016) (TV Episode)
Brian says "And don't call me Shirley."
Paradox (2016)
"I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" line
Lloyd: Cattibal Holocaust (2016) (TV Episode)
"The white zone is for loading and unloading passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone" is heard over an intercom at the airport.
TruInside: Tommy Boy (2016) (TV Episode)
Name of movie is shown in graphic
Supernatural: Don't Call Me Shurley (2016) (TV Episode)
Title references famous quote "I am serious... and don't call me Shirley"
Hipnotízame: Episode #1.2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Jandro makes Mario Vaquerizo believe he has to land a plane after the pilot falls sick
Lethal Weapon: Surf N Turf (2016) (TV Episode)
Riggs tries to pass off the film's plot as his life story.
Chikara: King of Trios 2016 Night III (2016) (Video)
At the start of the conga line with fans lining up to chop Chuck Taylor TM, commentator Joey Styles says, "Remember that scene from 'Airplane!'?"
Bad Movie Beatdown: Leap Year (2017) (TV Episode)
"Not even Ted Stryker gives a damn about your one-dimensional love life."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I picked the wrong week to stop sacrificing to Baal."
Arrow: Dangerous Liaisons (2017) (TV Episode)
Colton says "We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?"
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Star Wars #5 (2017) (TV Episode)
"...where the red zone is for loading and unloading of passengers only."
Don't Panic (2017) (Short)
One of the characters, David, quotes and mentions this film
StarTalk: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2017) (TV Episode)
Kareem's role in this movie is discussed
Saturday Night Live: Larry David/Miley Cyrus (2017) (TV Episode)
Otto the inflatable airline pilot appears in the cold opening
Saturday Night Live: Tiffany Haddish/Taylor Swift (2017) (TV Episode)
Joke in which a woman is repeatedly slapped by different people is reused when Josh is hit by several people.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017) (Video Game)
Mission Name: Shuri You Can't be Serious
Flying High (2017) (Video)
Title reference (as Flying High).
The Cinema Snob: Let There Be Light (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it and a poster is shown.


Basketball (1978) (Video Game)

Featured in 

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
face-slapping sight gag
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Shot of airplane exterior utilized in PT&A. Both are paramount pictures.
A Night of Comic Relief 2 (1989) (TV Special)
Clip shown as part of The Barry Awards
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
disco scene after "Saturday Night Fever" clip
New Religions: The Cult Question (1995) (TV Movie)
clip from the film
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #10 on the list.
Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies (2000) (Video)
footage is shown from this film
Making 'Rat Race' (2001) (Video)
I Love the '80s: 1980 (2002) (TV Episode)
Footage from this movie was edited into this mini-series
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Clips featured during In Memorium segment (Robert Stack).
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Memorial Tribute: Robert Stack
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Super Secret Movie Rules: Disaster Movies (2004) (TV Episode)
features clips from this film
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005) (TV Special)
The dialogue between Striker and Rumack, "Surely you can't be serious." "I am serious...and don't call me Shirley." is #79 on the list.
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005)
Audio clips are used.
Room 101: Episode #10.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown of the horse in the bed Godfather spoof scene to show horses.
Silenci?: Episode #5.6 (2005) (TV Episode)
Airplane: Long-Haul Version (2005) (Video)
Clips shown.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Reached #2 in poll, clips shown
The Footy Show: Episode #13.11 (2006) (TV Episode)
A clip from this movie is shown when the panel discusses an incident that happened at Adelaide Airport.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Airports (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best airport scenes in movies
20 to 1: Funny Films (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown when it is the subject of a segment.
Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007) (TV Episode)
archive sound of Leslie Neilsen from the film is used
MythBusters: Airplane Hour (2007) (TV Episode)
A novus flying a airplane scene is shown and then tested
The Daily Show: Episode #13.114 (2008) (TV Episode)
Shot of a plane crashing into an airport terminal
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.34 (2008) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.88 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 01: World's Most Daring Movies (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Meteor (2009) (TV Episode)
clips shown
De wereld draait door: Episode #5.119 (2010) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Coolest Cliches (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips from this movie are shown.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Bride Wars (2010) (TV Episode)
The scene of shit literally hitting the fan
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.119 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film of a plane crashing into a terminal is edited into the clip from the "CBS Evening News"
JonTron: Top 10 Mario Kart Tracks (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage is used.
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.61 (2010) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring Leslie Nielsen is shown.
Top 10 Shitty Shatner Movies (2010) (Short)
Clips are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: The Langoliers (2011) (TV Episode)
The opening theme is played during a scene
Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time (2011) (TV Movie)
Airplane! is the #1 Best Comedy.
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.129 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Hagan Reviews: Child Bride (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Phelous & the Movies: Phelous and Linkara: The Airzone Solution (2011) (TV Episode)
Dr. Rummack saying his famous "good luck" line
Brows Held High: Angels in America (2011) (TV Episode)
recalling Johnny
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (2012) (TV Episode)
The cheesy romantic music and shouting chorus are played over a love scene.
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Discusses an American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (2012) (TV Episode)
recalling Robert Hays as Ted Striker.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Marksman (2012) (TV Episode)
"It reminds me of that scene in Airplane..."
De wereld draait door: Episode #8.18 (2012) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #8.68 (2012) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Dirties (2013)
Opening credits and letter style of the title of this film are used.
Count It Down: Funniest Movies of All Time (2013) (TV Movie)
Airplane! (1980) is #2.
Nostalgia Critic: Is Parody Dead? (2013) (TV Episode)
talked about among spoof movies done right
Eretz Nehederet: Episode #11.10 (2014) (TV Episode)
Orly and Guy are showing who kidnapped the airplane
Atop the Fourth Wall: Nova Girls: Kissing Canvas (2014) (TV Episode)
Dr. Rummack asks not to be called Shirley.
The Cinema Snob: Robot Wars (2014) (TV Episode)
inserts Dr. Rummack's vote of good luck
Atop the Fourth Wall: All-Star Batman and Robin #8 (2014) (TV Episode)
Johnny plays with a piece of paper
30 Greatest Disaster Movies (2015) (TV Movie)
Number 13 in the countdown
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 29 October 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
During Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's guest appearance, his scene where he rants about baskteball is heard
Laugh Out Loud: The Funniest Films Ever (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
TruInside: Airplane! (2016) (TV Episode)
References and clips throughout episode
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: The Amazing Bulk (2016) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton alludes to it. Also, poster and footage of this movie are shown.
The Eighties: The Tech Boom (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during segment about VCRs
A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)
Doug watches the movie in a theatre.


Pinocchio (1940)
When the doctor on the plane tries to explain to the passengers that there is no cause for panic his nose grows longer like Pinnochio's.
Knute Rockne All American (1940)
Rumack talks with Ted. The talk is a parody of the famous "Win one for the Glipper" speech.
Casablanca (1942)
The flashback scenes after the war
Since You Went Away (1944)
dialogue between soldier and his girlfriend as the plane leaves
Shane (1953)
Peter Graves' dialogue with Joey matches cadences of Alan Ladd's dialogue with Joey
From Here to Eternity (1953)
kissing scene on the beach, which directors claim was not inspired by the movie
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
The scene in which Brubaker gives Nancy a detailed description of the bridges and the mission he is about to fly.
Fury (1955) (TV Series)
Captain Oveur's conversation with Joey.
Encounter: Flight Into Danger (1956) (TV Episode)
Zero Hour! (1957)
Crash Landing (1958)
Scene of the boy and girl having coffee is taken from "Crash Landing"
Flug in Gefahr (1964) (TV Movie)
The Big Valley (1965) (TV Series)
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Control room: Too much sugar, ran out of sugar
60 Minutes (1968) (TV Series)
"Counter Point" segment spoofs 60 Minutes segment
Airport (1970)
Terror in the Sky (1971) (TV Movie)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Maureen McGovern appears as Sister Angelina. She es singing the Oscar-winning theme song "The Morning After" from this film
Airport 1975 (1974)
someone plays the guitar and sings to a sick girl flying to get an organ transplant
Jaws (1975)
The Jaws theme plays when we see the plane's fin break through the clouds at the beginning.
Silver Streak (1976)
The ground controller that accidentally directs a plane that crashes through the large windows inside the terminal, is a parody of the out-of-control train crashing through the terminal wall in Chicago.
Airport '77 (1977)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
dancing scene in a club under "Stayin' Alive"

Spoofed in 

Backfire! (1995)
Spy Hard (1996)
2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
"Surely you can't be serious.", "I am... And don't call me Shirley."
Almost Famous (2000)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
when first arriving in the stomach the "white zone" spoof and the "Religious zealots" from Airplane! are copied
Jackass: The Movie (2002)
Dummies are used as fake passengers
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Leslie Nielsen opens the basement door at the end and says, "I just want to wish you both good luck. We're all counting on you." This is a quote from his character in Airplane.
American Dad!: Finances with Wolves (2006) (TV Episode)
Francine's inner monologue about Stan offering her food, similiar to Mrs. Hammen's one in the movie
The IT Crowd: Yesterday's Jam (2006) (TV Episode)
Denholm sits at his desk with a photo behind him in the exact same pose.
Family Guy: Prick Up Your Ears (2006) (TV Episode)
Scene where people line up to smack some sense into Stewie.
Bee Movie (2007)
"Get a hold of yourself" followed by slapping in the cockpit scene
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) (Video Game)
In the beginning of the mission "Mile High Club Epilogue", one of the soldiers asks the leader, "Surely you can't be serious," and the leader responds, "I am... And don't call me Shirley."
Family Guy: Love Blactually (2008) (TV Episode)
When Lois asks Brian if he really thinks Loretta is beautiful, Brian replies "Absolutely!" and then goes into a lie-filled speech which is almost the same speech that Dr. Rumack gives to the passengers in the movie, and his nose grows longer and longer just as Rumack's nose did.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
During the landing, Private talks down the pilot the same way Rex Kramer did to Ted Striker.
Family Guy: Jerome Is the New Black (2009) (TV Episode)
Jerome and Quagmire do a rendition of the "smackem yackem" jive conversation.
Tosh.0: Plus Size Model (2013) (TV Episode)
"Let me handle this" scene parodied
Rick and Morty: Pilot (2013) (TV Episode)
A parody of the PA announcement about the white zone from "Airplane!" plays in interdimensional customs
Lego Airplane!: Part 1 (2013) (Short)
A spoof/remake of the classic comedy "Airplane!" with new jokes added.
Family Guy: Mom's the Word (2014) (TV Episode)
Peter beats up people on the way to the bathroom
Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) (TV Movie)
Pilots discussing whether they had fish or chicken for dinner.

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