The Right Stuff (1983) Poster


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Edited into 

Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
Some of the Chuck Yeager clips were directly taken from "The Right Stuff"


Buck Rogers (1939)
"No buck, no Buck Rogers".
The Bullwinkle Show (1961) (TV Series)
The scene in this film which mentions the character of Dudley Do-Right is set in 1960 or 1961

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Danny DeVito & Rhea Pearlman/Eddy Grant (1983) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Brad Hall on Weekend Update.
Saturday Night Live: The Smothers Brothers/Big Country (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Crisis Game '83
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Mariette Hartley/Bill Johnson/Alice Neel (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he comments on John Glenn ending his run for the presidency
Saturday Night Live: Michael Douglas/Deniece Williams (1984) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in Price/Waterhouse sketch.
Rhinestone (1984)
It is one of the movies listed on the theater marquee as Nick rides by on the horse.
Jeopardy!: Episode #1.1 (1984) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $500 clue in the category "Actors & Roles"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Chuck Yeager/George Carlin (1985) (TV Episode)
Johnny comments on the closing sequence depicting Chuck Yeager's crash
G.I. Joe: The Wrong Stuff (1985) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
Referenced in dialogue
The Flying Doctors: Sins of the Father (1986) (TV Episode)
A poster for this can be seen on the mechanic garage wall.
The Flying Doctors: E.T - New Girl in Town (1986) (TV Episode)
A poster for this can be seen on the mechanic garage wall.
The Flying Doctors: Someone Special (1986) (TV Episode)
A poster for this can be seen on the mechanic garage wall.
Rock 'n' Wrestling: The Wrong Stuff (1986) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Head of the Class: The Write Stuff (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
DuckTales: The Right Duck (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference; the plot involves Launchpad becoming an astronaut.
Siskel & Ebert: The Duxorcist/Walker/Manon of the Spring/The Dead (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Walker" review.
Siskel & Ebert: Shoot to Kill/The Serpent and the Rainbow/She's Having a Baby/The Unbearable Lightness of Being/School Daze (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" review.
The Beachcombers: The Wrong Stuff (1988) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1988 (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced when discussing the "The Unbearable Lightness of Being".
Siskel & Ebert: Fletch Lives/Slaves of New York/Leviathan/Rooftops/Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Police Academy 6" review.
Siskel & Ebert: Video Discoveries (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced when discussing "The Unbearable Lightness of Being".
Head of the Class: The Bright Stuff: Part 1 (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Ogre for a Day (1989) (TV Episode)
"You've got the knight stuff."
Head of the Class: The Bright Stuff: Part 2 (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
That's Showbusiness: Holiday Special (1989) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
It's Garry Shandling's Show.: Driving Miss Garry (1990) (TV Episode)
Garry mistakenly references the movie.
Siskel & Ebert: Pacific Heights/King of New York/Miller's Crossing/Texasville (1990) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert mentions that Philip Kaufman also directed this movie when talking about "Henry & June" (1990).
Adventures of the Gummi Bears: The Rite Stuff (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Quantum Leap: The Wrong Stuff - January 24, 1961 (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Wright Stuff (1992) (Video)
Live from Washington D.C.: They Shoot HBO Specials, Don't They? (1993) (TV Special)
referenced by Dennis
Harry and the Hendersons: The Write Stuff (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Harts of the West: The Right Stuff (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
Sunny Side Up (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: They don't have the right stuff. Just some stuff.
Wings: The Wrong Stuff (1994) (TV Episode)
Title is a reference to this movie
NileCity 105.6 (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
Beavis and Butt-Head: To the Rescue (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories (1995) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Althea
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Brute Man (1996) (TV Episode)
Mike: "It's the preacher from 'The Right Stuff.'"
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 (1996) (Video)
mentioned once
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: The Wrong Stuff (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Thing That Couldn't Die (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Sam Shepard is Chuck Yeager in ''night, Mother.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Prince of Space (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: Dressed to the Right Stuff.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: The Right Shorts.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: The Right Tots.
Home Improvement: The Write Stuff (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Making of 'Tremors' (1998) (Video)
mentioned once
Armageddon (1998)
Sharp: "Talk about the wrong stuff." The way Harry's team marches out in their space suits mirrors a similar scene.
Action: Lights, Camera, Action! (1999) (TV Episode)
Slow motion entrance into studio while Peter refers to himself as an astronaut
Road Trip (2000)
When E.L. asks for "help" from the nurse working at the sperm bank she says, "The best results seem to be obtained through fantasization accompanied by masturbation followed by ejaculation." This line was taken from a similar scene in Right Stuff, The (1983), where Gordon Cooper asks for help from Nurse Murch.
Space Cowboys (2000)
The Brothers Garcia: The Right Stuff (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Wright Stuff (2000) (TV Series)
Title reference.
Cast Away (2000)
Today's Life (2000) (Short)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
The monsters are walking onto the scarefloor in slow-motion, as in this movie.
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
"The White Stuff" poster
Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002) (Video)
The bit about "Godspeed? How fast is that?" is a reference to a line from The Right Stuff (confirmed)
Just Shoot Me!: The Write Stuff (2002) (TV Episode)
Episode title puns on the title of the 80s movie.
Deconstructing Precrime and Precogs (2002) (Video)
Mentioned once
The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) (Video Game)
Twisted (2004)
American Porn Star (2004) (Video)
"the right stuff" mentioned
Sekai no chûshin de, ai o sakebu (2004)
The male lead and the female lead share their favorite films.
Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun' (2004) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Valiant (2005)
The classic scene of the brave RHPS pigeons preparing to board the warplane.
The Write Stuff (2005) (Short)
Title reference.
The Wright Stuff (2005) (TV Series)
Title reference.
Zerkalnye voyny. Otrazhenie pervoe (2005)
"You showed the right stuff up there"
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.56 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "Awards & Honors" category
Superman Returns (2006)
Both Lex Luthor and Lyndon Johnson give speeches about how the Roman Empire and British Empire ruled the world by roads and ships, respectively.
Earthstorm (2006) (TV Movie)
slow-motion as the team prepares to board the spaceship
Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)
"the right stuff" mentioned
Numb3rs: Killer Chat (2006) (TV Episode)
Reference is made in dialogue. Also, at the end of the episode, Larry and Buzz Aldrin walk towards the camera in slow motion like the Mercury astronauts in the film.
Ben 10: Be Afraid of the Dark (2007) (TV Episode)
Grandpa Max quotes the film title.
House M.D.: The Right Stuff (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference and Topic: Selection of a team
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
Phineas and Ferb: Out to Launch: Parts 1 & 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Phineas and Ferb, in their space suits, make a slow-motion walk to their rocket ship, similar to the astronauts in "The Right Stuff."
Dragonball: Evolution (2009)
Goku: "Talk about the right stuff."
30 Rock: Apollo, Apollo (2009) (TV Episode)
Slow motion astronaut walk clichee is used as Tracy 'goes up into space'.
The Suite Life on Deck: The Wrong Stuff (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Breaking Bad: ABQ (2009) (TV Episode)
The Lovelace Hospital where Walt is operated upon is the same place the Mercury astronauts were tested.
Virtuality (2009) (TV Movie)
mentioned in news headline
Lucky Luke (2009)
Slow motion walking to screen by Lucky, Calamity, Billy and Jesse
Planet 51 (2009)
Chuck mentions several times that he's got The Right Stuff
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Characters Discussed
30 Rock: The Moms (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Liz
Pair of Kings: The Bite Stuff (2011) (TV Episode)
The title is a parody of the 1983 film, The Right Stuff, adapted from the 1979 book by Tom Wolfe.
T.U.F.F. Puppy: Iron Mutt/The Wrong Stuff (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD seen in store
Good Bad Flicks: Masters of the Universe (2011) (TV Episode)
Monsters University (2013)
When the Monsters come onto the Scare Floor, they walk in like the Astronauts.
Discussing the Pod (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Interstellar (2014)
Theme (space exploration) and character (Cooper was an excellent pilot like Chuck Yeager) inspiration. Director 'Christopher Nolan' himself named 'Philip Kaufman''s epic film as an important inspiration.
Flat Earth Clues: Empty Theatre (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Castle: The Wrong Stuff (2015) (TV Episode)
episode title parodies the film title
Thunderbirds Are Go: Heavy Metal (2015) (TV Episode)
Slow motion shot of four Tracy brothers walking towards camera.
Red Oaks: After Hours (2015) (TV Episode)
Getty asks David if he's seen it.
The Nice Guys (2016)
When Holland March chases mermaids in the aquarium.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
Batman makes a comment about having "the right stuff" when it comes to outer space travel.
StarTalk: Astronaut Scott Kelly (2018) (TV Episode)
Terry Virts says he watched this movie before his first space mission.
Right Stuff Wrong Sex
Title reference.


The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (TV Series)

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Best of 1983 (1983) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Siskel and Ebert both choose the film as their favorite of the year.
Your Choice for the Film Awards (1984) (TV Special)
Best film nominee; clips shown
The 56th Annual Academy Awards (1984) (TV Special)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of the '80s (1989) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
T-20 Years and Counting (2003) (Video)
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
A clip from The Right Stuff is shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #19 on the list.
Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
clip shown, confirmed in end credits
Hollywood's Top Ten: Dennis Quaid Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable Mention, clips shown.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented

Spoofed in 

Hot Shots! (1991)
The Simpsons: Deep Space Homer (1994) (TV Episode)
Many scenes like the NASA's tests with Homer and Barney.
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (1996) (Video Game)
Act 1 of the game has the subtitle "The Rite Stuff".
RocketMan (1997)
South Park: Helen Keller! The Musical (2000) (TV Episode)
The scenes of Butters running down the hall is a parody of two scenes in this movie
Miss Congeniality (2000)
The scene where the makeover-crew exits the warehouse
Thunderpants (2002)
Patrick in his spacesuit walking down the hall in slow-motion on his way to the shuttle
The Master of Disguise (2002)
The three generations of Disguiseys do a slow-motion walk away from the Apollo lunar module.
Blackball (2003)
When Cliff and Ray enter the arena with dazzling white light behind.
7 Zwerge (2004)
Famous scene "Approachin heros" that is already spoofed in "Armageddon"
Family Guy: The Perfect Castaway (2005) (TV Episode)
The farting contest, shown by two men in bathroom stalls duelling with music while having their trousers around their ankles, mirrors John Glenn and Gordon Cooper's "showdown" in the bathroom stalls.
Disaster! (2005)
preparing for space/slow-motion walk to the spaceship
Zoom (2006)
the kids' slow-motion walk down the hall in space suits mirrors the famous one in this movie
Night at the Museum (2006)
Jedediah and Octavius making their slow-motion smoldering return from their crash parodies Chuck Yeager's similar return
Space Chimps (2008)
'training for space' sequence
Community: Basic Rocket Science (2010) (TV Episode)
The board room meeting and the slow-motion walk of the astronauts are spoofed in the opening sequence of this episode.
NCIS: Los Angeles: Rocket Man (2011) (TV Episode)
When they're going to question Roby, Callen says they're going to see if Roby has the Wrong Stuff.
Tosh.0: Space Shuttle Launch (2014) (TV Episode)
Slow walk behind the spaceship
Archer: Edie's Wedding (2015) (TV Episode)
Ambulance crew says "Over there. Is that a man?" upon spotting Barry/Chuck Yeager.

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