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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Clive wears a Creature T-shirt.
Rocky and His Friends (1959) (TV Series)
Characters are called "Rocky" and "Bullwinkle."
Star Trek: Arena (1967) (TV Episode)
Graeme and Clive visit Vazquez rock and re-enact the Gorn fight
Hawaii Five-O (1968) (TV Series)
Police are called 5-0.
Easy Rider (1969)
Title appears in the Wyoming movie theater.
Duel (1971) (TV Movie)
Title appears in the Wyoming movie theater.
Dirty Harry (1971)
Haggard and O'Reilly mention the film after investigating Graeme's RV.
Deliverance (1972)
Nick Frost & Simon Pegg mention it at the very beginning, driving in their RV.
Jaws (1975)
Before he tries to shoot Paul, Agent Haggard says, "Smile, you son of a bitch!" It's the same thing Chief Brody says before he shoots the pressurized tank in the shark's mouth at the end of 'Jaws.'
Wonder Woman (1975) (TV Series)
Mentioned in dialog.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
A country band plays the piece "Cantina Band" in the barn club. Zoil prematurely terminates a radio conversation by shooting the radio and muttering "Boring conversation, anyway," just like Han Solo did.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Paul says their final destination is somewhere the human characters will recognize. It is the Devils Tower National Monument, the location for the contact between human and the alien ships in 'Close Encounters.' Also, the firework used to signal the ship plays the same five tones used to communicate with the aliens in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.'
Mork & Mindy (1978) (TV Series)
Near the end of the movie Paul is referred to as "Mork."
Battlestar Galactica (1978) (TV Series)
Referred to as "Battlestar."
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Simon Pegg's character wears an 'Empire Strikes Back' T-shirt throughout the film.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Moses Buggs: I'm on a mission from God! - is used in 'Blues Brothers.'
Flash Gordon (1980)
Clive wears a Ming the Merciless shirt.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
During a flashback scene, Paul is shown sitting in Hangar 51 talking to Steven Spielberg, the same hangar as seen in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Paul asks for some Reese's Pieces which were used in 'E.T.' to lead him out of the shed. Paul's 1980 phone conversation with Steven Spielberg is about brainstorming ideas for 'E.T.' "The Big Guy" also makes a "phone home" reference.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
At the end of the film Ruth is dressed like Boushh and when asked the question "Who are you?" she takes off her helmet and replies: "someone who loves you," just like Princess Leia in 'Return of the Jedi.' There are also Comic-Con attendees dressed as Princess Leia in her bikini outfit from 'Jedi,' as well as girls in Ewok costumes.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
At the end, Zoil refers to Paul as 'Short Round.' That was the nickname of the kid with Indy in the film.
Back to the Future (1985)
Before Tara gets into the spaceship, Paul tells her she doesn't need a toothbrush as "Where we're going, we don't need teeth," paraphrasing Doc Brown's "We don't need roads" line.
Explorers (1985)
Paul says, "for 60 years we've been dream feeding you images of my face and putting them on lunch boxes so when we do meet, you wouldn't have a spas attack". The aliens in Explorers feed dream images to the three boys.
Aliens (1986)
The "Get away from her, you bitch!" line is used towards Sigourney Weaver's character during the climactic scene of the film. The line is famously used by Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) at the climax of 'Aliens.'
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Towards the end of the film, Clive, Graeme & Paul use a firework as a landing beacon for an incoming spacecraft, very much like the climax of "Flight of the Navigator (1986)."
Predator (1987)
Paul does a predator impersonation.
Mac and Me (1988)
Clive tells Paul that he hasn't been this excited since watching 'Mac and Me.'
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
"Paul" is the alien's nickname. "Indiana" is Dr. Henry Jones Jr.'s nickname. Both are named after the family dog (Paul is the dog killed at the beginning of the movie).
Blind Fury (1989)
Before going for his katana, Clive tells The Big Guy that he has "blind fury," a reference to the movie where Rutger Hauer plays a blind man who wields a samurai sword.
I Come in Peace (1990)
By the black mailbox Clive says the "I come in peace and you leave in pieces" line.
Total Recall (1990)
The woman with 3 breasts on the comic and Paul's sweat running down his cheek in the store.
Super Mario World (1990) (Video Game)
Cartridge is seen in the RV.
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Agent Lorenzo Zoil (Jason Batemen) is a phonetic reference to 1992's 'Lorenzo's Oil,' featuring Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon.
Groundhog Day (1993)
Car drives off cliff and Ruth asks if they're going to be OK and Paul says yes and then the car explodes.
The X-Files (1993) (TV Series)
Clive Gollings: Agent Mulder was right! Paul: Agent Mulder was my idea!
Judge Dredd (1995)
Judge Dredd comics can be seen on a rack in the comic book store.
Spawn (1997) (TV Series)
A bunch of issues of the Spawn comic book series can be seen on a rack in the comic book store.
Men in Black (1997)
FBI agents called "Men in Black."
Titanic (1997)
Paul lays on a couch and says "Are you going to draw me like one of your French girls, Jack?"
The Faculty (1998)
Referenced in dialogue.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
During the credits, when Graeme and Clive are introduced by Adam Shadowchild at the Comic-Con 2 years later, Clive is wearing a Lord of the Rings T-Shirt with the original printing of the Elven script of "The One Ring" seen in "The Fellowshop of the Ring."
Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
During the scene where Paul (dressed as a cowboy), Clive & Graeme are walking down a busy street, Graeme says they are holding hands to look like "a family." Paul responds by saying that they look like "The f**king Friedmans." This is a reference to the perceived oddness of the Friedman family, from the documentary "Capturing the Friedmans (2003)."
The 4400 (2004) (TV Series)
The number 4400 is pasted behind the gas station clerk.
Fantastic Four (2005)
Poster can be seen.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Graeme mentions to the cop in the gas station that only farmers have guns in England. This is in reference to several scenes in Hot Fuzz where this is mentioned or seen.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Toys from the movie can be seen at the comic shop.
Invincible (2008) (TV Series)
Simon Pegg's character wears a shirt featuring Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker's superhero character Invincible.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
In the comic book store Paul enters, a Scott Pilgrim comic can be found, possibly in relation to Universal/Big Talk's production.

Referenced in 

Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.11 (2011) (TV Episode)
the critics' thumb verdicts are shown in the "Now in Theaters" segment
Conan: The Title Will Be Added in Later (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Simon Pegg's introduction
Estrenos Críticos: Paul y Los Pingüinos del Sr. Popper (2011) (TV Episode)
commented and poster shown
Conan: The Day the Proofradar Quit (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Seth Rogen
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Calles de fuego (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD/Blu-ray releases of November/December
Life's Too Short: Episode #1.2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster for the film at convention.
Conan: It's a Wonderful Life Because of the Internet (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Nick Frost
Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned among movies seen this year
Ted (2012)
movie is shown to be available OnDemand
Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
Paul is among the graffitti names
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Hell Boy: Monsters & Makeup with Spectral Motion (2013) (TV Episode)
Behind-the-scenes shots of an animatronic version of Paul is seen being tested.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.179 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Bill Hader is in the film
Bro's Before Ho's (2013)
Seen in DVD store
The Grand Tour: Opera, Arts and Donuts (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when introducing Simon Pegg.


Prototype (2009) (Video Game)
Graeme and Clive play Prototype when at Comic-Con.

Featured in 

Breakfast: Episode dated 7 February 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guests Nick Frost and Jason Bateman.
Projector: Paul (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.8 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown of the film to be reviewed next week
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.107 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film featuring Jane Lynch is shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.108 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Simon Pegg is shown
Maltin on Movies: Battle: Los Angeles (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown as Christy and Ignatiy review the film
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.10 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown as the critics review the film
Half in the Bag: Paul and Toronto Comic Con (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.144 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Maltin on Movies: The Help (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Lost in Adaptation: Die Hard (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
No Sleep TV3: No Sleep TV3 #3: "Aliens Ate My Buick" (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips and film is discussed/reviewed

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