That Thing You Do! (1996) Poster


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The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (TV Series)
I Love Lucy (1951) (TV Series)
Bonanza (1959) (TV Series)
Spartacus (1960)
Lolita (1962)
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) (TV Series)
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
'goofball' is dressed like the 'bonehead' character in the 60s film
Help! (1965)
Hairspray (1988)
Apollo 13 (1995)

Referenced in 

Siskel & Ebert: Liar Liar/The Graduate/Selena/Crash/Kolya (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Selena" review.
The Drew Carey Show: That Thing You Don't (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Deformed Monsters (1997)
Poster at Video Store.
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: That Thing You Boo!/A Good Walk Poiled (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference in "That Thing You Boo!"
Big Wolf on Campus: That Swamp Thing You Do! (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick Solomon's Day Off (2000) (TV Episode)
Title song played during montage
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
song "All My Only Dreams" played at wedding reception.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
How It Should Have Ended: How Saving Private Ryan Should Have Ended (2005) (TV Episode)
"Maybe it's because you were too busy being a record producer, selling a major hit song in the 60s"
South Park: Guitar Queer-o (2007) (TV Episode)
Stan's new Guitar Hero partner uses the "I quit! I quit, I quit, I quit!" line.
Jonas: That Ding You Do (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Endeavour: Trove (2014) (TV Episode)
Talent agent Val Todd has a phone call from a "Mr. White" of Play-Tone.
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Tom Hanks/Mila Kunis (2015) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks and James Corden re-enact a scene
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
The message "Dedicated to Rick the Bass Player" during the closing credits references another film by Director Jonathan Demme, "That Thing You Do!", which featured a character named the Bass Player and for which Demme served as producer and appeared as "Major Motion Picture Director."
One Hit Wonderland: Turning Japanese by the Vapors (2015) (TV Episode)
Todd compares The Vapor's short career to The Wonders from this 90s movie.
Cook & Banks (2015)
The film is an homage to this earlier film
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.39 (2016) (TV Episode)
Rod is asked a question about who wrote, directed and co-starred in the movie during his Cash Builder round.
La La Land (2016)
At the end of the movie, Mia's husband, played by Tom Everett Scott pulls her into Sebastian's jazz bar, which Sebastian wanted to own so he could play authentic jazz. This is an homage to "That Thing You Do!", in which Tom Everett Scott's character, Guy, loves jazz and asks his cab driver to take him to a bar with "good jazz".
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 5 September 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Trevor Matich
Bob's Burgers: The Silence of the Louise (2017) (TV Episode)
Store next door, That Thong You Do


Fireball XL5 (1962) (TV Series)

Featured in 


Spartacus (1960)
The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #17.19 (1964) (TV Episode)
The Wonders' first tv appearance mirrors The Beatles debut on Ed Sullivan's show.
Hairspray (1988)

Spoofed in 

Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) (Video Game)
Adult movie at store: "That Thing You Poo!"

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