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North by Northwest (1959)
Spies on Mt. Rushmore.
The Ugly American (1963)
In Cairo, we see a middle eastern man carrying two jars of rice on a bamboo pole. It is a sly reference to "the Ugly American" with Marlon Brando, which subtly mentioned how political it was by having this same symbol, widely considered by Vietnamese citizens to represent their country.
Charade (1963)
The opening scene of Team America shows a Paris scene in which a pretty young woman calls for a small boy "Jean-Francois". This references Charade when Audrey Hepburn and her friend in the stamp market, as they are calling for a small boy "Jean-Louis".
The Great Race (1965)
Destruction of Eiffel Tower.
The Muppet Show (1976) (TV Series)
In the aftermath of the destruction of the Panama Canal, where there waves carry "dead" marionettes across the screeen, several plastic versions of Camilla, Gonzo's chicken girlfriend (some white, some painted brown) are mixed in with the bodies.
Rocky (1976)
Song lyric: "Even 'Rocky' had a montage."
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
When Gary enters the palace dressed as Obi Wan Kenobi he waves his hand and does a Jedi Mind trick by telling the cards, "you don't need to see my credentials"
Flash Gordon (1980)
When Kim Jung-Il dies on the spike on the German's helmet, it is a recreation of Ming the Merciless dying on the spike at the nose of his ship.
Condorman (1981)
Chase scene utilises ramp on windshield.
Megaforce (1982)
Similar scenes of a flying motorcycle and an underground base where the hero meets various specialists.
The Meaning of Life (1983)
Both movies draw comedy from having an overlong vomiting Scene.
Ghostbusters (1984)
The quote "Basically all the bad parts of the bible."
Top Gun (1986)
Gary's line "Took my breathe away"-"Take my breathe away" is the love song from Top Gun, Gary is called "Top Gun - Actor" and Spottswood also calls him a "Maverick," which is Tom Cruise's callsign in Top Gun.
Die Hard (1988)
Complains to Hans Blix from the UN with lines from the movie Die Hard.
Cops (1989) (TV Series)
Lyrics include "What ya gonna do when we come fo' you."
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
chasing terrorists, team America accidentally blows up the entrace to the lair of the Holy Grail or a mini replical of the one from the Jones trilogy.
The Abyss (1989)
When Lisa's new fiance at the beginning of the film is killed, just before he dies he says "You knew this would be a one way trip," just as Bud says to Lindsey when he's waiting to die at the bottom of the trench at the end of The Abyss.
Independence Day (1996)
The scenes in which large cities were destroyed by a rolling fire were made to look like those being destroyed in Independence Day.
South Park (1997) (TV Series)
Spotswood asks Gary if he's seen a man eat his own head, like David Blane does on this South Park episode.
Armageddon (1998)
The quote "Basically, the worst parts of the Bible."
End of Days (1999)
When Gary arrives at the ruins of Mt. Rushmore, the haunting soloist motif from the main theme is briefly heard.
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Lisa Driving the motorcycle, with sunglasses and all, and edited the same way.
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
The discussion between Lisa and Kim Jong Il about his pronunciation of the word "Inevitable" resembles the discussion between Mark and Pierre about his pronunciation of the word "Honorable."
Pearl Harbor (2001)
"Pearl Harbor sucked and I miss you."
South Park: Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants (2001) (TV Episode)
The "Derka derka" language used by terrorists is taken from this episode of South Park.
South Park: Asspen (2002) (TV Episode)
"Montage" song.
The Book Group (2002) (TV Series)
There is Derka Derka in both films, but not so much in one of the two.
15 Storeys High (2002) (TV Series)
Chris recounts how his dislike of actors was caused by him being raped by the crew of Cats. In the first episode of this series, Cats is repeatedly referenced and the main character finally admits that his dislike of touch was caused by the entire cast of The Wombles piling on top of him during a show.
South Park: The Passion of the Jew (2004) (TV Episode)
All The Actors from The Film Actors Guild shout "Qapla!" like in this episode.
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
The movie is showing at the theatre that is destroyed during the attack fantasy sequence.
Seed of Chucky (2004)
The movie is showing at the theatre that is destroyed during the attack fantasy sequence.

Referenced in 

'Team America': An Introduction (2005) (Video)
Clips are shown
'Team America': Building the World (2005) (Video)
Referenced by title
'Team America': Capturing the Action (2005) (Video)
Referenced by title
'Team America': Crafting the Puppets (2005) (Video)
Referenced by title
'Team America': Miniature Pyrotechnics (2005) (Video)
Referenced by title
'Team America': Pulling the Strings (2005) (Video)
Referenced by title
'Team America': Up Close with Kim Jong-Il (2005) (Video)
Referenced by title
Speed Grapher: Nure onna jigoku (2005) (TV Episode)
Outside of the movie theatre there is a poster
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)
ad on side of bus
South Park: Cartoon Wars: Part 1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Some of Team America's score is used when characters talk about the terrorist activities (Team America is all about terrorism).
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Reparations (2006) (TV Episode)
Penn mentions movie by name.
Have I Got News for You: Episode #32.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) (Video)
Kevin says that he liked the movie (as Team America).
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2006) (TV Special)
The Kim Jong-il puppet from this film is in the opening title sequence
Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)
Poster in the 'fat boy''s house.
Top Gear: Episode #10.5 (2007) (TV Episode)
Jeremy does the "Team America secret signal"
Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009)
poster shown behind Emily in an early interview
Have I Got News for You: Episode #37.6 (2009) (TV Episode)
Ian Hislop suggests that this is Kim Jung Il's favourite film.
Neighbours: Episode #1.5955 (2010) (TV Episode)
Andrew references this by name
Have I Got News for You: Episode #40.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Benedict Cumberbatch briefly sings "I'm So Ronery."
Epic Rap Battles of History: Hulk Hogan and Macho Man vs. Kim Jong-il (2011) (TV Episode)
Hulk Hogan says he'll hang Kim Jong-il from the ropes "like a South Park puppet show!" this is a reference to Team America: World Police, made by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, which features puppets. Kim is the antagonist in the film.
The Spoony Experiment: Spoony Snob: Revenge in the House of Usher (2011) (TV Episode)
"Looks like a character from Team America World Police"
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke sings "America Fuck Yeah" after talking to the General.
James & Mike Mondays: Atari Jaguar CD (2013) (TV Episode)
"America, F Yeah!"
Nostalgia Critic: Pearl Harbor (2013) (TV Episode)
During the Critic's epic rant at Michael Bay, he exclaims, "America, fuck yeah!"
James & Mike Mondays: Odyssey II (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike - "America, F yeah!"
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous: Zach Stone Is Gonna Be an Actor (2013) (TV Episode)
Poster in Zach's room.
Franklin & Bash: Gone in a Flash (2013) (TV Episode)
Jared says the only reason he saw Havana Nights was because Team America was sold out. This isn't very likely as they were released nine months apart.
Safe and Sound Video Remix (2013) (Video)
Footage Shown
The Good Wife: The Bit Bucket (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Lego Movie (2014)
When Wyldstyle signals to Emmet and Batman that she's in the control room, she gives the same signal that Gary Johnson uses in Team America: World Police.
South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) (Video Game)
The song "Montage" can be heard in the Business Office
Honest Trailers: Top Gun (2014) (TV Episode)
"America, fuck yeah!"
South Park: Freemium Isn't Free (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference to "Freedom Isn't Free" song
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.42 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tim as the contestants' (incorrect) answer to a question about the movie in which Chris Pratt voices the character Emmet Brickowski during the Final Chase.
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Sniper falling and being impaled on a German football supporter's pickelhaube (helmet) is like Kim Jong-Il in Team America falling and being impaled on the German representative's pickelhaube.
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Worst Tyrant (2016) (TV Episode)
Craig says that Kim Jong-Il was good in "that South Park movie thing," referring to Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Team America: World Police.
Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Conversation between Jay and Mariam - mentioned by name
Cinematic Excrement: Iron Eagle (2017) (TV Episode)
"Although, maybe I shouldn't complain. If they weren't speaking English, they'd probably just be saying shit like 'Durka Durka, Muhammed Jihad!"
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Big Comeback (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.

Featured in 

Last Laugh '04 (2004) (TV Movie)
footage is shown
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Computerspillets historie (2005) (TV Episode)
To be reviewed in next episode - clip shown during credits
Troldspejlet: Episode #33.2 (2005) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
'Team America': An Introduction (2005) (Video)
Documentary is about the film
'Team America': Building the World (2005) (Video)
Clips are shown
'Team America': Capturing the Action (2005) (Video)
Clips are shown
'Team America': Crafting the Puppets (2005) (Video)
Clips are shown
'Team America': Miniature Pyrotechnics (2005) (Video)
Clips are shown
'Team America': Pulling the Strings (2005) (Video)
Clips are shown
'Team America': Up Close with Kim Jong-Il (2005) (Video)
Clips are shownCreated for the DVD release of Team America: World Police (2004).
Fuck (2005)
Features clip from the movie
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
The puppet sex scene is discussed.
50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips featured and discussed
Cars (2006)
The big Tv from the Grand Prix had a scene from this movie.
Atop the Fourth Wall: New Guardians #2 (2009) (TV Episode)
The "Everyone Has AIDS" musical number.
Have I Got News for You: Episode #37.6 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown of Kim Jung Il singing "I'm so ronry".
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Sex on the Screen (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its puppet sex scene.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Live Wire (2010) (TV Episode)
The puppet sex scene is recalled
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 10 Songs About F**king (From Musicals) (2011) (TV Episode)
The puppet sex scene is recalled
Game One: Fünf Tage wach: Game One auf der gamescom 2011 - Teil 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
A short clip gets shown where one of the terrorists says "I like balls."
Brows Held High: Andy Warhol's Dracula (2011) (TV Episode)
The massive vomit scene is recalled
At the Movies: 25 Years of Margaret & David (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a montage of scenes of Margaret and David in action.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Captain America Comics #1 (2011) (TV Episode)
"America, Fuck Yeah" briefly plays
Anime Abandon: Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned (2012) (TV Episode)
clip of Sean Penn F.A.G. shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: Going Overboard (2012) (TV Episode)
recalling how Kim Chong Il was portrayed
One Hit Wonderland: Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with CinemaSins in 3 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
"We're Americans... which means we actively avoid learning or caring about other cultures".
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents (2013) (TV Episode)
Team America: World Police is #7.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Thing from Another World: Climate of Fear #3-4 (2013) (TV Episode)
"America, Fuck Yeah!" plays
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Movie Villains (2013) (TV Episode)
Kim Jong-il is #10.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Gameboy #3 (2014) (TV Episode)
"America, Fuck Yeah!" plays
Anime Abandon: Battle Arena Toshinden (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Anime Abandon: Fatal Fury: Double Impact (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Bloodworks: Critters, Killer Klowns & More with the Chiodo Bros (2014) (TV Episode)
Several scenes from Team America are shown while the Chiodo Brothers discuss the production.
Anime Abandon: InuYasha: The Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Here Comes Peter Cottontail (2015) (TV Episode)
the song "America F*** Yeah" is heard
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies to Watch While High (2015) (TV Episode)
Team America: World Police is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie NOOOOOOs (2015) (TV Episode)
Lisa Jones gets an honorable mention.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Team America: World Police (2015) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Wilhelm Screams (2015) (TV Episode)
North Korean Soldier Falls Off Balcony is #4.
WatchMojo: One More Top 10 Hilarious Movie Deaths (2015) (TV Episode)
Hans Blix's Inspection is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Props Made from Everyday Objects (2015) (TV Episode)
The statue is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Crazy Political Figures in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Kim Jong-il is #4.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 City Destruction Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
The destruction of Cairo in Team America: World Police is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Coolest Secret Movie Lairs (2015) (TV Episode)
Mount Rushmore is #7.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Tales of Suspense #52 (2015) (TV Episode)
'America, Fuck Yeah!' plays briefly
Cinematic Excrement: Die Another Day (2015) (TV Episode)
Footage used during Smeghead's tangent in the The Interview controversy.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Movie Scenes You Can Never Unsee (2016) (TV Episode)
Mr. Hankey is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Theme Songs - Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
"America, F**k Yeah" by Trey Parker is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Politically Incorrect Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Team America: World Police is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Should Have a Sequel (2016) (TV Episode)
Team America: World Police is #7.
Loose Canon: 9/11 (2016) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown; the film is called "one extended 9/11 joke."
Brain Dump: The Truth About Sausage Party (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips shown and mentioned.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Quotes of the 2000s (2016) (TV Episode)
Rude Words is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Quotes of All Time (2016) (TV Episode)
Rude Words is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Movie Speeches! (2016) (TV Episode)
Three Kinds of People is #1.
My Second Vote: Me-O-Mentary II (2016)
Song "America, Fuck Yeah!" used
The Bolt Report: Episode #7.82 (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: Superman vs. The Terminator #2 (2017) (TV Episode)
'America Fuck Yeah' briefly plays
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Controversial Comedy Movies of All Time (2017) (TV Episode)
Team America: World Police is #4.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Thunderbirds Are Go (2017) (TV Episode)
puppeteering effects are compared to Thunderbirds
Brain Dump: The Apu That I Know (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips shown to talk about voice acting.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Can't Look Away Scenes (2019) (TV Episode)
Puppets Do the Business is #8.


ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) (TV Series)
Spoof of Peter Jennings newscast.
Thunderbirds (1965) (TV Series)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Plastic surgery changing one's ethnicity.
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
At the end of the movie, it turns out that Kim Jong Il is an alien cockroach bent on taking over the Earth.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
There is a bar scene that mocks the cantina scene, and at one point the mind character does a rip-off of the Jedi Mind Trick. Also when they arrive on Cairo, one of the locals resembles one of the sand people from this film.
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Shark scene.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
The cockroach coming out of Kim Jong Il's mouth happens at the beginning of Star Trek II. Also Kim Jong Il says, "You haven't seen the wrath of Kim Jong Il."
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
One of the puppets enters Kim Jong Il's palace similiar to the way Luke Skywalker enters Jabba the Hutt's palace.
Scarface (1983)
The song 'Montage' is a spoof of the montage sequence in the middle of Scarface.
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
At one point, all of the F.A.G. actors yell out together "Qapla!" This is a Klingon command yelled in "Star Trek III" by the Klingon characters.
The Karate Kid (1984)
Karate pose struck by terrorist in Paris fight scene.
The Last Starfighter (1984)
The leader of team america picks the actor up in a fancy flying car and takes him to his lair in the same exact way Centauri in Last Starfighter captures the boy. Even the stars are arranged the same way.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) (TV Series)
Chris claims to be an empath, but she can only state the patently obvious just like Councilor Troi often did.
Licence to Kill (1989)
Bad guy feeds the good guy to his pet shark.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Lisa tells Gary "You had me at dicks fuck assholes."
The Matrix (1999)
Several references, including a character saying "Stop trying to hit me and hit me!"
Pearl Harbor (2001)
There is song which mocks "Pearl Harbor" in-depth, and the whole thing seems like a Michael Bay-movie parody.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Use of song "Battle without Honor or Humanity"; sequence uses identical shots and editing patterns.

Spoofed in 

Stargate SG-1: 200 (2006) (TV Episode)
A segment is re enacted by dolls in the same style as Team America.
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Uncle Ian's show is a pun of King Jon Ill's deication.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Daring Don't (2013) (TV Episode)
Daring Do's use of a very poor makeshift beard as a disguise.

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