Tank Girl (1995) Poster



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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Tank Girl mocks Kesslee with the words "I'm melting, I'm melting". A drawing also shows Tank Girl in a Dorothy-like outfit with a dog by her side.
Batman (1966) (TV Series)
In the film, Tank Girl says "To the Batcave!", clearly a reference to the camp 1960s TV version of Batman.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
One of Tank Girls outfits includes a bowler hat and long eyelashes.
Chinatown (1974)
They use the "Water and Power" company name. This could have been a direct reference as they both are corrupt and stealing water in times of drought
The Elephant Man (1980)
Tank Girl calls one of the kangaroo mutants Elephant Man
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Heart of Glory (1988) (TV Episode)
In this episode, one of the renegade Klingons dies from injuries received during a battle. As he took his final breaths, his fellow Klingons looked up in the air and howled. The same thing happened in Tank Girl. As one of the Rippers died, the other Rippers looked up and howled just like in the Star Trek episode.
Baywatch (1989) (TV Series)
Tank Girl says to one of the guards "What time is it? I don't want to miss Baywatch".

Referenced in 

Weird Science: Quantum Wyatt (1995) (TV Episode)
Lisa refers to Tori as "Tank Girl."
Saturday Night Live: David Alan Grier/Silverchair (1995) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Weekend Update
Gorillaz: Phase One - Celebrity Take Down (2002) (Video)
The refer to Jamie Hewlitt as "Tank Girl creator" and show pictures from it.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #11.129 (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Ice T's interview.
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
poster in store
Jarhead (2005)
The first shots of Jeeps driving through the desert features the same instrumentation as the first shot of Tank Girl riding through the desert in the film.
American Dad!: When a Stan Loves a Woman (2007) (TV Episode)
Steve says "that girl who played Tank Girl" wants his fake tickets to "Battlestar Galactica On Ice", referring to Lori Petty
Fallout 3 (2008) (Video Game)
The breastplates of raider ordinance armor's female counterpart, which are missile-shaped, are similar to the one Tank Girl wears
Criminal Minds: Masterpiece (2008) (TV Episode)
Garcia is talking with Lynch about this movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Steel (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced among bad comic book movies
Nostalgia Critic: Free Willy (2010) (TV Episode)
"Yeah, well, you messed up Tank Girl"
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Ramona dresses like Tank Girl
The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part I (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions it. Also, poster is shown.
Conan: Quoth the Raven, 'No Comment' (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Breckin Meyer Interview
The Nostalgia Chick: Supergirl (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned when discussing bad movies with a female protagonist
Retrolissun ysärit: Girl Power (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The Cinema Snob: Strokémon (2016) (TV Episode)
"She said this is more embarrassing than when she played Tank Girl."
Sadie's Last Days on Earth (2016)
Sadie refers to the film.
Adventure Time: Bonnibel Bubblegum (2017) (TV Episode)
Young Bubblegum rides a yak is the same way how Tank Girl ride to get stuff.
Nostalgia Critic: X-Men (2019) (TV Episode)
A poster of the movie is shown.


It's a Pleasure (1945)
Seen on the TV inside Tank Girl's tank as she approaches the weapons truck.

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1995 (1996) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
Nostalgia Critic: Tank Girl (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: From Paris with Love/Dear John/Frozen (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay Cliché segment.
Too Hip for Spielberg (2013) (Video)
Clips shown.
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his portrait of Dark Horse Comics + clip shown


Shaft (1971)
Tank Girl sneaks around in the garage to the sound of the theme from Shaft.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Tank Girl taunts a Water & Power soldier who can't shoot her by saying you "can't shoot worth a shit" & then kills him with an arrow

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