Cocoon (1985) Poster



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South Pacific (1958)
Art sings "Some Enchanted Evening."

Referenced in 

Foxtrap (1986)
The movie poster can be seen on a street billboard.
Mr. Belvedere: Grandma (1986) (TV Episode)
Heather and Angela mention it to Mr. Sparks
Saturday Night Live: Steve Guttenberg/The Pretenders (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Movie Talk' sketch
At the Movies: Moonstruck/Overboard/September/*Batteries Not Included/Ironweed (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "*batteries not included" review.
The Resurrection of Michael Myers (1987) (Video)
Poster seen.
At the Movies: Willow/Jack's Back/Assault of the Killer Bimbos/Powaqqatsi/Da (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Willow" review.
The Golden Girls: The One That Got Away (1988) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
At the Movies: Cocoon: The Return/Full Moon in Blue River/Scrooged/Hanna's War/Buster (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Cocoon: The Return" review.
Willow: The Making of an Adventure (1988) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Troldspejlet: Episode #1.2 (1989) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Willow (1988).
Say Anything (1989)
At the Movies: Sex, Lies, and Videotape/Young Einstein/Parenthood/The Music Teacher (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Parenthood" review.
Alien Nation: Little Lost Lamb (1989) (TV Episode)
While posing as a film producer, Matt tells the Brontë Agency receptionist that his next film "Butterfly Road" is a kind of a sequel to "Cocoon III".
Robot Ninja (1989)
Video box in video store
Esto es un atraco (1991)
A poster of this film can be seen in a videostore
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/James Taylor (1991) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Kevin Nealon during Weekend Update.
Folks! (1992)
Saturday Night Live: Michael Keaton/Morrissey (1992) (TV Episode)
The hosts of Outweek refer to Wilford Brimley as 'Mr. Cocoon'.
The Golden Palace: Pros and Concierge (1993) (TV Episode)
Sophia says she wants eye candy, like Don Ameche in Cocoon.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: (as Wilford Brimley) I'll never grow old, I'll never die, and I'll always eat oatmeal.
Animaniacs: Lookit the Fuzzy Heads/No Face Like Home (1994) (TV Episode)
Slappy says, "I'm gonna transform into a butterfly or Wilford Brimley - whichever comes out of a cocoon."
The Nanny: Curse of the Grandmas (1994) (TV Episode)
C.C. says to Fran, "Nanny Fine, you are not going to make those decrepit old ladies feel any younger by bringing in these vibrant, wrinkle-free, girls. This is not Cocoon!"
Absolutely Fabulous: Jealous (1995) (TV Episode)
Mother mentions the film.
The Bitch Is Back (1995) (Short)
Doll quotes "if this is foreplay I'm a dead man" line.
Melrose Place: Sydney, Bothered & Bewildered (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Friends: The One Where Joey Moves Out (1996) (TV Episode)
Jack says that Richard is "like a new man" and "it's like a scene from Cocoon."
Tatort: Liebe, Sex, Tod (1997) (TV Episode)
Sports Night: Smoky (1999) (TV Episode)
Dan says of Sally, "At night she peels off her skin and lives on Steve Guttenberg's boat".
One True Love (2000) (TV Movie)
The Wonderful World of Disney: Ladies and the Champ (2001) (TV Episode)
Title on a movie marquee.
Gilmore Girls: Run Away, Little Boy (2001) (TV Episode)
Louise asks "what's up with the cast of Cocoon" when she sees the senior citizen yoga class cooling down at Miss Patty's.
Jeopardy! (2003) (Video Game)
Mentioned in a clue for category "Who Won the Oscar"
Scrubs: My Old Friend's New Friend (2004) (TV Episode)
J.D. says, "They're showing 'Cocoon' in the chapel."
Scrubs: My Faith in Humanity (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Yes, Dear: Senior Olympics (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Christine.
Joey: Joey and the Break-up (2005) (TV Episode)
the movie is mentioned thrice by Tribbianis, as a way to expres 'gross aging' applied to guest character Lorraine
The Comeback: Valerie Gets a Very Special Episode (2005) (TV Episode)
Tom tells Valerie that the network executives felt the Aunt Sassy episode was like "Sex and the City meets Cocoon".
Feast (2005)
old lady is called 'Cocoon'
Keith Barret: Live (2005) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Scrubs: My Five Stages (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.193 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "National Medal of Arts Recipients" category
Suburban Girl (2007)
"Great, it's the cast of 'Cocoon'."
Saturday Night Live: Zach Braff/Maroon 5 (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster on the wall in agent's office
NCIS: Family (2007) (TV Episode)
Tony says "it's like Cocoon meets Dirty Dancing"
Saturday Night Live: Jon Bon Jovi/Foo Fighters (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
Svengoolie: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Svengoolie.
Psych: The Old and the Restless (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to the Glorious Pines retirement home as "Camp Cocoon."
The Great British Sunday (2008) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Empty: No One Knows What Goes on Behind Closed Doors (2008) (TV Episode)
"It was like Cocoon."
The Wrecking Crew! (2008)
One of the numerous movies listed in which Tommy Tedesco played guitar.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
The porn title "Cocunt" is mentioned as a possibility for Zack and Miri's movie
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #8.8 (2008) (TV Episode)
When Luke Jacobz tells Sonia in the green room after his first dance that he is nervous about the show's twist, she jests that it is Red Symons coming back with the cast of Cocoon.
At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David when a review of Frost/Nixon discusses Ron Howard.
Supernatural: Criss Angel Is a Douche Bag (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
In the Loop (2009)
Title mentioned in dialogue.
Saturday Night Live: Bradley Cooper/TV on the Radio (2009) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned by Kathie Lee Gifford (Kristen Wiig) during the "Today" segment.
University of Andy: How to Manscape (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andy
Clatterford: New Beginnings (2009) (TV Episode)
Tip mentions the film by name.
Party Down: Steve Guttenberg's Birthday (2010) (TV Episode)
Steve Guttenberg: "Are science fiction and heart mutually exclusive? One word: Cocoon."
Two and a Half Men: This Is Not Gonna End Well (2010) (TV Episode)
Alan says the senior center will show the movie on the upcoming Fridays 'movie night', 'again'.
The Green Hornet (2011)
Reid mentions it thinking about "old people"
Working Class: B-Day Invasion (2011) (TV Episode)
Carly (to Hank): "Shouldn't you be in Florida - with the rest of the cast of 'Cocoon'?"
Saturday Night Live: Helen Mirren/Foo Fighters (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Bongo's Clown Room" segment
Justified: Coalition (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Raising Hope: Throw Maw Maw from the House, Part One (2012) (TV Episode)
A resident of the nursing home sees Burt and Virginia with their masks half on, and thinks they are aliens who have come to make the residents young. He demands they take him to the cocoons.
Raising Hope: Throw Maw Maw from the House, Part Two (2012) (TV Episode)
The seniors at the nursing home mistake Virginia and Burt for the aliens who will make them young again by taking them to the "Cocoon."
Southland: Babel (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Arrested Development: The B. Team (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Arrested Development: Blockheads (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Internship (2013)
Randy says that his "junk" is like the Cocoon, and makes the old women feel younger.
Top Gear: Search For The World's Best Taxi - Tribute To BBC Television Centre (2013) (TV Episode)
on Jeremy's list of Rob Howard films
Clear History (2013) (TV Movie)
Frank mentions this movie.
How I Met Your Mother: Last Time in New York (2013) (TV Episode)
Robin says it looks like they're casting for Coccon 3 because of all the old people.
Mike & Molly: Dips & Salsa (2014) (TV Episode)
At the Salsa lesson Carl calls an oldtimer "Cocoon".
Family Guy: Mom's the Word (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
RuPaul's Drag Race: Drag Queens of Comedy (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bianca during her stand-up routine.
Boomers: Episode #1.4 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Maureen
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 October 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of films released in 1985
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Will Vinton (2014) (TV Episode)
Return to Oz lost the Oscar for Best Visual Effects to this film.
Episodes: Episode Four (2015) (TV Episode)
Helen says one of the proposed hosts for the game show has been dead since this movie.
Fresh Off the Boat: Showdown at the Golden Saddle (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Nicole
Only Connect: Road Trippers v Athenians (2015) (TV Episode)
Features in a group of Ron Howard films on the connecting wall.
Red Oaks: MDMA (2015) (TV Episode)
Judy mentions that her and Sam are going to see the movie.
Life in Pieces: College Stealing Santa Caroling (2015) (TV Episode)
Matt describes John and his friends caroling as "'Cocoon' meets 'The Hangover'."
Deadpool (2016)
Deadpool talks about the movie with Dopinder.
Chris Hardwick: Funcomfortable (2016) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Chris Hardwick when talking about the elderly.
Honest Trailers: X-Men Apocalypse (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Lady Gaga (2016) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during America's Funniest Pets
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Why Is Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Eating Carbs? (2016) (TV Episode)
Darryl mentions the movie by name.
Best of the Worst: Plinketto #3 (2017) (TV Episode)
One of the film titles on screen when Mike Stoklasa talks about James Horner
Life in Pieces: Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly (2017) (TV Episode)
Sophia says watching cocoon is as boring as watching the movie
Difficult People: Rabbitversary (2017) (TV Episode)
Matthew mentions the film
Episodes: Episode Three (2017) (TV Episode)
A writer pitches a show that is this movie meets Goodfellas (1990).
Take Two: Stillwater (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
9-1-1: Buck, Actually (2018) (TV Episode)
Movie poster seen at the theater
The Kominsky Method: Chapter 3: A Prostate Enlarges (2018) (TV Episode)
movie on TV
Saturday Night Live: James McAvoy/Meek Mill (2019) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Tucker Carlson Tonight..
Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Bite (2019) (TV Episode)
Title shown on the marquee at movie theater.
Mixed-ish: Girls Just Want to Have Fun (2019) (TV Episode)
Johan says it's his favorite movie
Last Man Standing: Yours, Wine, and Ours (2020) (TV Episode)
Vanessa: "It's like that fun montage in 'Cocoon.'"
Bless the Harts: Pound Pinchers (2020) (TV Episode)
At Bingo Night, Brenda calls the crowd the original cast of this movie.
The Goldbergs: Cocoon (2021) (TV Episode)
Title reference. Adam explains the film plot with science teacher Dr. Katman, played by Cocoon star Steve Guttenberg.


The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Bess watches the Continental dance scene in her home

Featured in 

At the Movies: D.A.R.Y.L./Cocoon/Return to Oz (1985) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the review. Two thumbs up.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Don Ameche/America Morris (1986) (TV Episode)
Don Ameche introduces a clip from his movie
The 58th Annual Academy Awards (1986) (TV Special)
Reading Rainbow: Space Case (1986) (TV Episode)
The host explains that how Hollywood depicts aliens.
Say Anything (1989)
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (1999) (TV Movie)
ILM's effect work on this film is discussed, with clips
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Neighbors from Hell: Attila the Rascal (2010) (TV Episode)
there's a scene where Pazuzu sleeps in the TV cabinet and he uses a VHS copy of this movie to cover himself up.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.63 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Ron Howard films
One Hit Wonderland: Maniac by Michael Sembello (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Sexy Female Aliens from Movies and TV (2014) (TV Episode)
Kitty gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 James Horner Scores (2015) (TV Episode)
The score for Cocoon is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movies of 1985 (2015) (TV Episode)
Cocoon is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 First Contact Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Cocoon gets an honorable mention.
Starfilm (2017)
An excerpt featuring stars (of the celestial kind) is shown.
James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction: Alien Life (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The Kominsky Method: Chapter 4: A Kegel Squeaks (2018) (TV Episode)
Norman watches it on TV.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Sexiest Female Aliens Ever (2020) (TV Episode)
Kitty gets an honorable mention.
The Goldbergs: Cocoon (2021) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when movie is played in a theater.

Spoofed in 

Bob & Doug: No Country for Old People (2009) (TV Episode)
seinors watch a movie called "Old People in Outer Space" starring Wilfred Brimley

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