Office Space (1999) Poster



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Remake of 

Office Space (1992) (Short)

Spun-off from 

Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Series)


Speed Racer (1967) (TV Series)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Peter Gibbons:"Uh... I might be going away for a while" (Office Space, 1999) references Travis Bickle:"I might be going away for a while" (Taxi Driver, 1976)
Superman III (1983)
The computer scam the three heroes attempt is referred to as: "like in Superman III".
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Tom's house has the iconic backyard from Edward Scissorhands
Falling Down (1993)
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) (TV Series)
Peter lives in Morningwood Apartments
The Net (1995)
Swingers (1996)
Crusade (1999) (TV Series)
Gary Cole's Earthforce Military Academy Ring appears in many scenes.

Referenced in 

Modern Marvels: Gadgets (2000) (TV Episode)
A TPS Report from Office Space is scanned in this episode.
My Chorus (2000) (Short)
The Office: Judgement (2001) (TV Episode)
David Brent announces that Ricky is leaving. Although Ricky didn't get a going-away present, David says "You should have seen what we got Pete Gibbons!" Peter Gibbons was lead character in the similarly-themed Office Space (1999).
Dinner for Five: Episode #1.4 (2002) (TV Episode)
Title appears on screen when Ron Livingston is in shot.
Old School (2003)
New Guy (2003)
Postal 2 (2003) (Video Game)
Achievements "Someone's got a case of the Mondays!" and "Screw Bill Lumbergh!"
Enter the Matrix (2003) (Video Game)
Fish Guys (2003) (Video)
the main characters constantly talk about and quote Office Space
The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) (Video Game)
Level title: "Office Spaced"
Bad Santa (2003)
A troublemaker (Ajay Naidu) calls Willie "Ass-clown".
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Dinner for Five: Episode #3.1 (2004) (TV Episode)
Title on screen under Ron Livingston's name.
Far Cry (2004) (Video Game)
"T.P.S reports cover sheet" quote in this game
Dinner for Five: Episode #3.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; Stephen Root is attributed to working on this film.
City of Heroes (2004) (Video Game)
In Nemesis Automatons missions, the Automatons talk about needing those TPS reports.
King of the Hill: The Redneck on Rainey Street (2004) (TV Episode)
Plot aspects, TPS reports
Lost: Walkabout (2004) (TV Episode)
John Locke is asked about TPS reports by his boss. "Maybe he didn't see the memo..."
Film Geek (2005)
DVD and video case are shown in a video store.
Still Swingin' (2005) (TV Short)
Title referenced.
F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon (2005) (Video Game)
TPS Reports are on desks in Interval 04.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 1 (2005) (Video)
In "The Interview", Homestar says, "Yeah, yeah, that'd be great," in imitation of Bill Lumbergh
Family Guy: The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz (2005) (TV Episode)
Semi-regular "Family Guy" voice actor Gary Cole plays his "Office Space" character Bill Lumbergh who explains to Lois that she must eat at the kids table.
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
DVD is shown in a store.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
DVD is shown in a Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles.
To Drop (2006) (Short)
Corporate Life
Rifftrax: The Matrix (2006)
The movie is mentioned
Rescue Me: High (2007) (TV Episode)
Janet references TPS Reports.
At the Movies: American Gangster/Music Within/Before the Devil Knows You're Dead/Dan in Real Life/Control (2007) (TV Episode)
In the Music Within review, Phillips mentions Ron Livingston is also in this film.
The Sarah Silverman Program.: Ah, Men (2007) (TV Episode)
Greg Pitts recreates his "Oh Face" bit
American Dad!: Office Spaceman (2008) (TV Episode)
title reference
Eagle Eye (2008)
DVD is shown in Circuit City.
The IT Crowd: Are We Not Men? (2008) (TV Episode)
Roy borrows Moss' red Swingline stapler
Robot Chicken: I'm Trapped (2008) (TV Episode)
A person said how much he hated this movie.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Youngblood #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
"Yeah, those TPS reports are a bitch."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Countdown: Part 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
"Yeah, those TPS reports are a bitch."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 question
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Working Stiffs (2009) (TV Episode)
Besides the cubicles in the office where the victim works, one character mentions that he has completed the "TPS reports". The boss is named Lombard; very close name to the boss Lumbergh in "Office Space".
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.58 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Actresses' Roles"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $3,000 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
Ryan Downey says Jennifer Aniston was great in this movie.
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Along with starring Ron Livingstone, when the employee is fired at the beginning a coworker mentions that they "even took his stapler"
Weeds: Bliss (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Trip
15 Till Midnight (2010)
Office worker/Boss scene is a direct reference of "Lumberg"...
Shameful Sequels: Halloween 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
When Richard Riehle's character appears, Mike J refers to him as "the bloke from Office Space"
Justified: Save My Love (2011) (TV Episode)
Swingline Stapler seen in the episode that stars Stephen Root
Miles Away (2011) (Short)
Uncle Hank mentions that his father's coworker watched Office Space over and over before he snapped.
Tosh.0: Cheerleader Fail (2011) (TV Episode)
Quoted in dialogue
Arena (2011) (Video)
When the asian office worker is discovered watching the online show at work the boss says "About those TPS reports".
Fake Henrik Zetterberg: Drinks Tuesday (2011) (TV Episode)
The bar where "drinks tuesday" is held is called "Tchotchkes".
Breaking In: The Blind Sided (2012) (TV Episode)
Oz says Initech hired them
Shameful Sequels: Beethoven's 5th (2012) (TV Episode)
"A wacky stuck-up family with that bloke from Office Space."
Tosh.0: How to Flirt Guy (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Tosh
Ted (2012)
Ted uses a red swingline stapler to staple his ear back on.
Nostalgia Critic: The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2013) (TV Episode)
"That guy from Office Space" is on the Critic's "Horrible Pieces of Human Shit" list
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Cleveland Show: California Dreamin' (All the Cleves Are Brown) (2013) (TV Episode)
The receptionist at Donna Tubbs's "Old MacDonna" Los Angeles office repeats the same phone call greeting ("Sweet Plantains and Donna Entertains, please hold.") over and over again. This is a parody of the famous scene from "Office Space" in which one of the receptionists at Initech repeats the same phone call greeting ("Corporate Accounts Payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment.") over and over again.
Psych: Office Space (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference, and Gus has a red Swingline stapler, just like Milton's
Deadpool (2013) (Video Game)
Achievement "PC LOAD LEAD-ER"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mark Schlereth lists his top 5 movies since 1986
The Badly Animated Adventures of Spider-Man (2013) (Video)
During Spider-Man's hallucination, Deadpool asks Peter Parker if he got the memo about putting the TPS reports on the cover sheets.
The Stanley Parable (2013) (Video Game)
One of the papers in the office area says "TPS report" as its head next to the Initech logo.
Oh That Grinch!: Office Space Oddysey (2013) (TV Episode)
The title
DVD-R Hell: Howard Cantour.com (2014) (TV Episode)
Brad borrows material from The Washington Post's review of this film.
The Lego Movie (2014)
The scene where Emmet talks about the Double-decker couch mirrors a scene in Office Space where Tom Smykowski talks about his jump to conclusions board.
Anime Abandon: Spawn (2014) (TV Episode)
"and not... Psychiatrist from Office Space guy."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Youngblood #6 (2014) (TV Episode)
"...and how he needs to do better with his TPS reports."
A Ring by Spring (2014) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Blackcatloner Reviews: Superman III (2014) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions how this movie pays homage to Richard Pryor's trick with the computers.
Two Chicks at the Same Time, Man! (2014) (Video)
The title is a line of dialogue from the film.
Bloodsucking Bastards (2015)
Red stapler seen in the opening credits.
Family Guy: Stewie Is Enceinte (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
iZombie: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
Liv steals a red Swingline stapler from Det. Babineaux's desk. The red Swingline model 747 stapler is the same as the one Milton is so attached to in Office Space.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1991 (2015) (TV Episode)
"There was a time when calling Michael Bolton a no-talent ass-clown was the least controversial statement in history..."
Ted 2 (2015)
Ted and John smash a laptop, in homage to the printer in Office Space
RiffTrax: Julie and Jack (2015)
The movie is mentioned.
Well Wishes (2015)
Light satire of corporate culture.
Supergirl: Solitude (2016) (TV Episode)
Winn refers to the film.
Synesthesia (2016) (Short)
The company's name "Smykowski LTD." was named after the character Tom Smykowski who tries to commit suicide.
Traceroute (2016)
references Milton Waddams, one of the film's main characters
Miles (2016)
mentioned in dialogue
Outside Xbox: Let's Play: Hitman Gary Busey: Hitman Elusive Target 7 the Wild Card - 3 Ways to Play (2016) (TV Episode)
The cast comments on Gary Cole being in the film.
The Blockbuster Buster: Hop (2016) (TV Episode)
"If you could go ahead and put me in a better movie, that'd be great."
Rosewood: Forward Motion & Frat Life (2016) (TV Episode)
Captain Horstock retrieves his red swingline line stapler from the new captain's desk.
24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)
Screen-print poster shown
Elementary: To Catch a Predator Predator (2016) (TV Episode)
At the beginning of the episode, Winston Utz says that "Bob" at work needs him to finish up the "TPS reports", which is what the boss on Office Space was always asking for.
The Cinema Snob: Last Ounce of Courage (2016) (TV Episode)
"The good news is dad exceeded the amount of flair needed to work at the biker restaurant."
Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone/Shawn Mendes (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and two still pictures of Milton shown on Weekend Update
Nostalgia Critic: I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic imitates Bill Lumburgh when Gary Cole appears
Making History: The Boyfriend Experience (2017) (TV Episode)
A poster for the movie can be seen in Dan's house.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "You need a cover page for that TPS report."
Diminishing Returns: Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (2017) (Podcast Episode)
Impractical Jokers: Dover and Out (2017) (TV Episode)
Title reference in the first challenge
Golic and Wingo: Episode #1.20 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Trey Wingo
Golic and Wingo: Episode #1.21 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Doug Kezirian
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
When videos of Ralph are being viewed in an office, papers posted on a cubicle say: "TPS Reports" and have the Initech logo.
Replay Value: Office Space (2018) (Podcast Episode)
The episode is a deep dive discussion of the movie.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with The Predator (2018) (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
God Friended Me: The Trouble with the Curve (2019) (TV Episode)
Tech Team has to file TPR Reports.
Family Guy: You Can't Handle the Booth (2019) (TV Episode)
A character describes the Great Depression as "a decades long case of the Mondays". "A case of the Mondays" is an iconic quote from the film "Office Space".
Mortal Kombat 11 (2019) (Video Game)
The Joker says "Sounds like you've got a case of the grumps" to Spawn.
Joker (2019)
It is referenced.
BoJack Horseman: A Horse Walks into a Rehab (2019) (TV Episode)
Stapler is on a shelf in Jameson's fathers film memorabilia room.
Family Guy: Peter & Lois' Wedding (2019) (TV Episode)
Peter and Quagmire open an office inspired by this movie.
Perfect Harmony: Any Given Monday (2019) (TV Episode)
Junior: "Maybe it's just a case of the Mondays."
Nostalgia Critic: The Amazing Spider-Man (2020) (TV Episode)
The Critic talked about the baseball bat scene.
Better Things: Carbonara (2020) (TV Episode)
DVD seen in the thrift store.
Vintage Video: Where the Buffalo Roam (1980) (2020) (Podcast Episode)
Patrick mentions the movie.
Animaniacs: Phantomaniacs/Fear and Laughter in Burbank/Bride of Pinky/Things That Go Bump in the Night (2020) (TV Episode)
Yakko: "What do ya got, a case of the Mondays?"
The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (2020) (TV Episode)
Migs Mayfeld mentions having to file "TPS Reports"
Outside Xbox: 7 Impossible Places That Couldn't Exist in the Stupid Real World (2021) (TV Episode)
A reference is made to filing TPS reports.
Jeopardy!: Episode #37.187 (2021) (TV Episode)
The answer to the $600 question in the "Face the Performer" category.
NCIS: Nearly Departed (2021) (TV Episode)
Knight says she can't find her office things, including a red stapler.
Animaniacs: Cold Open: Exercise Minute/Reichenbrain Falls/Targeted Ads/Starbox and Cindy (2021) (TV Episode)
Julia: "Looks like someone's got a queso of the Mondays."
Jeopardy!: Episode #38.87 (2022) (TV Episode)
Correct response to $2000 clue in category "Movies by Antagonist."


Kung Fu (1972) (TV Series)
Tetris (1984) (Video Game)
Peter plays this version of Tetris on his computer.
Cops (1989) (TV Series)

Featured in 

At the Movies: Message in a Bottle/My Favorite Martian/Children of Heaven/Blast from the Past/God Said, 'Ha!' (1999) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in the teaser for the next week's show.
I Love the '90s: 1999 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
'Office Space': Out of the Office (2005) (Video)
clips shown
Best! Movies! Ever!: Restaurants (2006) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best restaurant scenes in films
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Country Bears (2011) (TV Episode)
Jerk mentions that one of the cops in Country Bears was in this movie.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown during Nell Minow's segment
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Tonight, Tonight (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of Michael struggling with an office machine included in Copy Cats segment
Familiar Faces: Familiar Faces #60: Samhain (2011) (TV Episode)
Audio is heard.
Brows Held High: Ken Park (2012) (TV Episode)
points out Richard Riehle in both films
Brows Held High: Shortbus (2012) (TV Episode)
Michael Bolton complaining about his implied namesake.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Jerks (2012) (TV Episode)
Bill Lumbergh is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Movie Sex Scenes (2013) (TV Episode)
Boss Nightmare is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cult Classics: Comedies (2013) (TV Episode)
Office Space is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Wimps (2013) (TV Episode)
Milton Waddams is #3.
Cinematic Excrement: After Earth (2014) (TV Episode)
The "I'm gonna have to go ahead and sort of disagree with you there." scene is used.
No Small Parts: Anne Ramsey (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in opening montage.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Quotable Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Office Space gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Business Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Office Space gets an honorable mention.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Incarceration in the United States (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip in montage of prison jokes.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Slow Motion Movie Scenes (2014) (TV Episode)
Officer Assassination is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Quitting Scenes (2014) (TV Episode)
The scene where Joanna quits is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Money Laundering Schemes in Movies and TV Shows (2014) (TV Episode)
The Two Kinds of Prison get an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1990s (2014) (TV Episode)
Office Space is #7.
Cinematic Excrement: Birdemic: Five Year Anniversary Special (2014) (TV Episode)
The "I'm gonna have to go ahead and sort of disagree with you there." scene is used.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unlikable Movie Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Bill Lumbergh is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Getting Fired Movie Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
The scene where Tom Smykowski gets fired is #7.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Funniest Movie Insults (2015) (TV Episode)
No-Talent Ass Clown is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Terrible Movie Bosses (2015) (TV Episode)
Bill Lumbergh is #2.
Nostalgia Critic: Why Does Everyone Hate the Cable Guy? (2015) (TV Episode)
gives Milton an honorable mention
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Hilarious Movie Villains (2015) (TV Episode)
Bill Lumbergh is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Make You Want to Quit Your Job (2016) (TV Episode)
Office Space is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Should Have a Sequel (2016) (TV Episode)
Office Space gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Quotes of the 1990s (2016) (TV Episode)
Missing Work gets an honorable mention.
The History of Comedy: The Comedy of Real Life (2017) (TV Episode)
clip from the film
Honest Trailers: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Problem with Apu (2017)
Footage is shown.
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
90 Years of Oscar montage
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Flops That Became Cult Classics (2018) (TV Episode)
Office Space is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Funniest Movie Insults of All Time (2019) (TV Episode)
Michael Bolton is #14.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Characters Hated for Stupid Reasons (2019) (TV Episode)
Milton gets an honorable mention.
The Kill Count: Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) (2019) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is used
Nostalgia Critic: Alien³ (2019) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is used
Spin the Wheel: Konzelman Family (2019) (TV Episode)
A clip is featured in a question
The Movies: The Nineties (2019) (TV Episode)
Film discussed in the episode
WatchMojo: The Best Comedy Movies of All Time from A to Z (2020) (TV Episode)
Office Space is the best comedy movie starting with O.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Most Rewatched Scenes in Comedy Movies (2020) (TV Episode)
Trashing a Printer is #16.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Define Generation X (2020) (TV Episode)
Office Space is #8.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong With Office Space in 18 Minutes or Less (2021) (TV Episode)
The flaws of the movie are talked about
Honest Trailers: The Oscars 2021 (2021) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Comedy Movies of the 1990s (2021) (TV Episode)
Office Space is #6.
Morning Express with Robin Meade: 06-02-2021 (2021) (TV Episode)
A clip from this film is played for National Leave The Office Early Day.

Spoofed in 

30-Second Bunny Theatre: Office Space (2004) (TV Episode)
Short animated Re-enactment/Parody of this film with bunnies
Family Guy: I Dream of Jesus (2008) (TV Episode)
The scene where Stewie and Brian destroy the Surfin' Bird record spoofs the scene in Office Space where Peter, Michael, and Samir destroy the printer.
Supernatural: Wishful Thinking (2008) (TV Episode)
The waiter at the start of the episode is dressed up similarly as the infamous waiter from Chotchkie's, complete with suspenders full of buttons, or "pieces of flair." He is also overly upbeat, much like Office Space.
Oh That Grinch!: Office Space Oddysey (2013) (TV Episode)
The Grinch's boss is a spoof of Lumbergh
Dead Men Show No Smiles (2014) (Short)
iPhone smashing scene is like the scene where the guys destroy the fax machine in the field. The same music also plays.
Not Funny: The Movie (2023)
Cameron flashback scene

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