Twister (1996) Poster



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Twister: Ride It Out (1998) (Short)


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
A cow is seen flying past. Also, the device the team tries to send up into the tornado is named "Dorothy" as the main character in the movie. An image of Dorothy is even painted on the side. Also, in the flashback scene at the beginning of the film where Helen Hunt's character's father is blown away by a tornado, a Cairn terrier like Toto from The Wizard of OZ is also in the storm cellar.
Oklahoma! (1955)
Psycho (1960)
Advertised on drive-in marquee.
Get Smart (1965) (TV Series)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Beltzer yells out "That's no moon; it's a space station!"
Big Wednesday (1978)
The Shining (1980)
Advertised on drive-in marquee.
Repo Man (1984)
Real Genius (1985)
The Abyss (1989)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Christine Baranski/The Cure (1996) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Weekend Update
The Nanny: The Tart with Heart (1996) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the movie by name.
ER: Fear of Flying (1996) (TV Episode)
Jerry (Abraham Benrubi) is called "Bubba". Benrubi portrayed a character named Bubba in Twister.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) (TV Episode)
Title on billboard.
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert argue about the film.
WrestleMania 13 (1997) (TV Special)
One of the announcers likens the carnage caused by Sid and Undertaker, when they crash into the foreign announcers table, to "the set of Twister".
Cats Don't Dance (1997)
One of the movie posters in the pre-credits epilogue features Cranston and Francis replacing Paxton and Hunt respectively.
The Castle (1997)
Fully Booked: Episode #3.1 (1997) (TV Episode)
The movie poster is on one of the studio walls.
7th Heaven: It's About George... (1997) (TV Episode)
Jimmy refers to the film.
Melrose Place: Who's Afraid of Amanda Woodward?: Part 1 (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 3 (1997) (TV Episode)
Poster visible above entrance of hotel in Cannes.
Home and Away: Episode #1.2250 (1997) (TV Episode)
Sally, Aaron and Casey discuss it
The Weird Al Show: Al Plays Hooky (1997) (TV Episode)
It is one of the disaster movies mentioned by the narrator in the "60% Chance of Rain" trailer.
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Cold Sesame Noodles (1997) (TV Episode)
Caroline spots it at the video store's new releases section.
Hang Time: Twister (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference. After the tornado, Vince says, "Now I know how those cows felt in Twister (1996)."
Armageddon (1997)
poster seen
Dawson's Creek: Hurricane (1998) (TV Episode)
Dawson: Wo. Well, so much for Twister. What's next?
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening (1998) (Video Game)
Listed as an answer for a question in which movie has a tornado.
HBO First Look: The Haunting (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
O Dia da Caça (2000)
Pinball machine.
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (2001) (Video Game)
One of Winnie Woodpecker's questions in her trivia game askes what inspired Jo to redesign Dorothy for flying.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: A Birthday Witch (2002) (TV Episode)
"That's either Aunt Irma or a big wind chasing Helen Hunt."
Saturday Night Live: Britney Spears (2002) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on HBO First Look
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Mentioned by Fat Bastard
Mission Hill: Plan 9 from Mission Hill (or I Married a Gay Man from Outer Space) (2002) (TV Episode)
Kevin talks about Michael Crichton and mentions that he wrote for this movie.
Hansel & Gretel (2002)
The Wood Faerie mentions it by name.
FX2: Visual Effects (2003) (Video)
The Simple Life: The Lost Episode (2004) (TV Episode)
Nicole references the film.
HBO First Look: The Making of 'The Day After Tomorrow' (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Mars (2004)
Twister pinball game at train station
Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004) (TV Movie)
Tornado Tommy talks about Helen Hunt from Twister.
American Dad!: Francine's Flashback (2005) (TV Episode)
During the interview, Bill Pullman says he was in this movie, but then corrects himself.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.1 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "This Movie Is a Disaster!" category
Allemaal film: De gouden jaren (2007) (TV Episode)
Jeroen Krabbé mentions this film
Aída: La vuelta (2008) (TV Episode)
One of the VHS tapes in the cabinet during the AA meeting.
Saturday Night Live: Michael Phelps/Lil' Wayne (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark Payne in Pizzaria Uno sketch
Eagle Eye (2008)
dvd cover shown as part of Jerry's life while at Circuit City
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
My Boys: Friends of Friends (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Pawn Stars (2009) (TV Series)
A man is selling his Twister pinball machine which Chumlee buys for $1000
Bad Movie Beatdown: Meteor (2009) (TV Episode)
referencing modern day disaster movies
Family Guy: Brian's Got a Brand New Bag (2009) (TV Episode)
DVD can be seen in the rental store
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.165 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Scene & Herd"
30 Rock: I Do Do (2010) (TV Episode)
Nancy refers to Bill Paxton as being from "that tornado movie"
Shameful Sequels: Ace Ventura Jr. (2010) (TV Episode)
Mike J mentions that Twister was a better movie for Universal Studios than Jaws 3 was for Seaworld.
Game Over (2010) (Short)
Makes a joke in dialogue
Shameful Sequels: Halloween 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
"Oh look, it's that bloke from... Twister, was it? Speed?"
The Cinema Snob: Pink Flamingos (2011) (TV Episode)
The Snob refers to the opening as an alternate intro to this movie
South Park: Ass Burgers (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Nostalgia Chick: What Women Want (2012) (TV Episode)
claims Helen Hunt plays the same character in everything she does.
Who Do You Think You Are?: Helen Hunt (2012) (TV Episode)
A still is shown of Helen Hunt in "Twister."
Warehouse 13: Personal Effects (2012) (TV Episode)
While tracking a artifact that creates storms, Pete says he feels like Helen Hunt in twister then corrects himself and says Bill Paxton.
Public Domain Horror VHS Art (2012) (Video)
VHS is seen in James Rolfe's collection.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.69 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay says that a weather map looks like the beginning of the film
Bum Reviews: Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) (TV Episode)
He says he was living in a trash can that was filled with sensors and thrown into a tornado. "You are mean, Bill Paxton!"
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Katy Perry (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Ed's Barber Shop sketch
Nostalgia Critic: Sharknado (2013) (TV Episode)
Jamie references this movie during the Mythbusters skit.
Bum Reviews: Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) (TV Episode)
"...because Dusty from Twister is running it!"
Atop the Fourth Wall: Preparedness 101: A Zombie Pandemic (2014) (TV Episode)
"Unfortunately, the movie she picked was Twister."
The Lego Movie (2014)
Driving through a crashed house scene
Into the Storm (2014)
an artificial cow is seen flying through one of the tornadoes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: James Franco/Chadwick Boseman/Jenny Lewis (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by audience member Rayna
The Awesomes: Day of Awesomes, Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
When Awesome mountain is engulfed by strong winds, a cow flies by a window
Veep: Storms and Pancakes (2015) (TV Episode)
When Ben warns Selina about the forthcoming storm, he says it is "six hours 'til flying cow time."
RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 (2015) (TV Movie)
Mike: "Sweet! We took out the cow from 'Twister'!"
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (2015) (Video)
A cow is seen swirling about in a tornado.
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) (TV Movie)
Ride based on this movie
Honest Trailers: Die Hard (2015) (TV Episode)
Title seen on movie poster
New Girl: Big Mama P (2016) (TV Episode)
Jess: "A year ago, we were spinning around like cows in the movie 'Twister'."
Modern Family: Clean for a Day (2016) (TV Episode)
Luke holds up a VHS tape
The Simpsons: Orange Is the New Yellow (2016) (TV Episode)
A cow gets caught in a tornado.
Beyond the Gates (2016)
VHS tape on video store shelf.
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016) (TV Movie)
Quote: "Actually, I think it's the same cow."
The Flash: Flashpoint (2016) (TV Episode)
Cisco refers to the film.
Modern Family: Weathering Heights (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.42 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "The Windy Project" category
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jim Parsons/Evan & Jillian/DEC 99th (2016) (TV Episode)
Described by Jimmy in the 5-Second Summaries game
Talking Dead: Hostiles and Calamities (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chris Hardwick when remembering Bill Paxton whose passing was announced earlier on that day.
Taste: hors d'oeuvre (2017) (Short)
Juliet mentions it when talking to Edmond
Filme-Catástrofe (2017) (Short)
Film is mentioned by character.
Kevin Spacey Allegations Add to the Hollywood Fire (2017) (Video)
Styx mentions the movie in a discussion of Anthony Rapp.
A Natural Disaster (2017)
Title is referenced
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Aaron Paul/Karlie Kloss/Jacqueline Novak (2018) (TV Episode)
The title and Helen Hunt are mentioned in the Charades game
Feeling Peckish: Twister - BBQ Chicken Pizza Twists (TV Episode)
Cooking show with a recipe inspired by this movie


A Star Is Born (1954)
Playing on TV.
The Shining (1980)
seen on the drive-in screen

Featured in 

HBO First Look: The Making of 'Twister' (1996) (TV Episode)
Siskel & Ebert: Chain Reaction/Matilda/Emma/Stonewall (1996) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) (TV Special)
California's Gold: Wind (1997) (TV Episode)
clip of Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton blown by wind
1997 MTV Movie Awards (1997) (TV Special)
Clips shown in Best Action Sequence category
Anatomy of a 'Twister' (2000) (Video)
clips shown
Atomic Twister (2002) (TV Movie)
extracts from a previous movie are featured
I Love the '90s: 1996 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
Allemaal film: De amerikaanse droom (2007) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Twister (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Rock-A-Doodle (2009) (TV Episode)
Scene of the storm coming
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.88 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Bill Paxton's films
Hollywood's Top Ten: It's the End of the World as We Know It (2010) (TV Episode)
Taking the #5 best disaster movie
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (2011) (TV Episode)
Recalling the "pipe scene"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.119 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Helen Hunt films
Nostalgia Critic: The Haunting (2011) (TV Episode)
The same director worked on The Haunting.
Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories (2012) (Short)
Small clip featured in the show
Half in the Bag: Into the Storm/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: The Dark Age of Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
among the abundance of disaster films
30 Greatest Disaster Movies (2015) (TV Movie)
Number 7 in the countdown
Storm Chasing: The Anthology (2016)
major feature film on storm chasing
Twisted (2016) (Short)
Scenes are shown of a drive in screen playing this film as it is destroyed.


Spoofed in 

Hercules (1997)
When the Titans are released, a tornado Titan destroys a building, spoofing the movie poster
Pinky and the Brain: Brain Storm (1997) (TV Episode)
This episode primarily spoofs the plot of "Twister."
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Main character's fantasy sequence
Phantom of the Megaplex (2000) (TV Movie)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
When Cindy fighting hanson and there is a tornado with a cow
Rat Race (2001)
Ice Age (2002)
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi: Huge Reversal?! Abenobashi Hollywood Shopping Arcade (2002) (TV Episode)
huge tornado carrying a cow appears.
Disaster! (2005)
scene with the storm chaser and the cow that a tornado blows onto his windshield
Cars (2006)
Barry Diesel's using a "double-can sipper-tube" like the device that the excitable hippie-dude gleefully drinks from while driving the storm-chasing vehicle.
Scrubs: My Turf War (2007) (TV Episode)
Cow seen in wind storm
Disaster Movie (2008)
Tornado is seen throwing around cows
The Lego Movie (2014)
During the police chase, Emmet drives through a house which rolls onto the road. This is almost identical to a scene in Twister where the main characters drive a truck through a house which blows onto the roadway.

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