First shot is a close-up of a picture of Olivier as Othello
Late in the movie, Montgomery tells Ralph that he is taking too many pills and Ralph calls him "Dr. Marcus Welby".
Doris sings the title song at her audition
Oblique reference: the character of Raul Garcis worships Freddie Prinze. When Prinze died, his character on Chico was replaced by a character named Raul Garcia.
audience participation screening featured as big plot point
Marquee on movie theater.
Kids sings theme song/radio hit from previous Alan Parker movie
The soundtrack album is displayed at the record store.
Jackie & Shona sing the theme from Fame in their car
Debbie Allen mentions the original Fame movie while introducing Irene Cara
Tootie is mistaken to be a star of the film.
dancing on top of taxi
Servo: "Aren't they the kids from 'Fame'?"
the scene with Coco and the photographer is referenced
Title mentioned by Andy when Steve attempts to dance on a table to the Fame theme tune.
"terrorized by the cast of Fame!"
Joel: Hey it's one of the kids from Fame.
Mike: "Being welcomed by the cast of 'Fame'!"
the entrance to Jay's high school states that it was featured in the film
Mentioned by name
Poster of this movie is shown.
A reporter asks Dot, "What do you like best about fame?", and she replies, "The scene where Irene Cara dances on a car."
Title mentioned and quoted by Mary Katherine Gallagher
"It's the cast of Fame"
Rachel walks into Central Perk and tells Phoebe and Monica, "I think I just bought a soft pretzel from one of the kids from Fame."
Dick says, "Fame! I want to live forever."
Mentioned by Mo
Tia quotes from the movie and the main theme plays in the episode
Trevor mentions it by name.
Mike: "Let's go be on 'Fame'!"
"Keyboardist from Fame"
Mary pulls out this album
Mr. Kowchevski says to Nick, "Hey, hey, hey, Coco, this isn't the cafeteria from Fame (1980)." Daniel says that Coco "is that hot chick who took off her shirt in the movie."
Olle watch this movie at cinema
Lorelai says, "Like, on 'Fame'?"
Open reference by a character
Ed refers to the film.
Lorelai quotes the film.
Cam - "Hey, it's the kids from Fame".
Rory calls Sandra's life story "8 Mile meets Fame."
mentioned in dialogue
title song played as Tracey and Sandra dance
Cara-Ethyl says that she was named for both Irene Cara from "Fame" and Ethel from "I Love Lucy."
Chris sings the theme song at his audition
"Fame" played during end credits
DVD box seen over Jonathan's shoulder in Target.
the title song "Fame" is played several times
The title song from Fame is the last song sung by the wedding singer
Miles mentions the movie by name.
stan plays a fame dvd to distract roger
When she sees Jenna singing in the cafeteria, Alli says that the school has become an all-white version of "Fame".
Jay says that the kids from the 2009 remake are not as talented as the kids from the original film
Omid Djalili mentions the film and sings "I Sing the Body Electric".
Mentioned in dialogue
Bill: "I never knew the composer kid from 'Fame' was such a badass."
mentioned in dialogue
Film mentioned during introduction. Further screenshots and commentary.
Jess mentions the film.
Karl mentions the movie by name.
Movie is referenced
Chelsea mentions the title song.
Jay asks Colin Farrell if he acted like Coco from the film when he auditioned for a music group
The Wrestlerettes use the them song in their cheerleading routine
The character of Heather (Hayley Derryberry) says 'Fame' in reference to her favorite movie.
Rachel gifts Cassandra with Debbie Allen's original cane from her role in the film
Jay says that when he posed for a photo on a see-saw, he felt like Coco in the film
Ted mentions the movie by name.
Gina sings a version of the title song.
Mentioned by Jimmy after putting on headband during Josh Brolin interview
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Whiplash (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Answer to a question
"...movies that just sorta made you wanna watch Fame instead."
Jimmy and Wesley Snipes talk about the movie, which was filmed in Snipes' old school
Jake refers to the film.
referenced in clue in "Movie Musical Roles" category
Movie name on cinema marquee.
"It's like confusing Fame with Showgirls!"
Matthew mentions the film
Title mentioned by Alec Baldwin and Taraji P. Henson.
Rocky is in Fame
clip of cast in streets dancing to theme song
Fame is #51.
it was in the first segment
Fame is #92.
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the movies of 1980.
A clip is shown
clip(s) shown, film discussed
Several clips shown and film discussed
Footage compared to the 2009 remake
Clips shown in a segment on aerobics.
Number 29 in the Countdown
Clips seen and discussed
A clip is shown.
Spoofed in the song 'Same'
Adam tells Joel to hold the spoon the opposite way Shorofsky does to Bruno with the violin bow.
Walt Disney drawing Minnie Mouse's breasts spoofs the video recorder getting Coco's breasts in this movie.
The scene where Ling-Ling commands Xandir to take his shirt off is a parody of a scene in the movie Fame
Omid re-enacts a scene from this movie in his biography-part.
A sketch about Wayne Carey parodies the title song from Fame.
Roger recites crying the Tres Jolie Coco line from the movie
cafeteria dance scene, acting class