Despicable Me (2010) Poster



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Followed by 

Banana (2010) (Short)
Home Makeover (2010) (Short)
Orientation Day (2010) (Short)
Minions (2015)
Minions 2 (2020)

Edited into 

The Biggest Loser: Episode #9.19 (2010) (TV Episode)
A trailer for the movie is shown.


Banana (2010) (Short)
spin-off mini-movie
Home Makeover (2010) (Short)
spin-off mini-movie
Orientation Day (2010) (Short)
spin-off mini-movie
Despicable Me: Minion Rush (2013) (Video Game)
Game based on the movie.
Minions (2015)


It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Scene where the girls and the minions contribute money to finance Gru's moon heist recalls the final scene of IAWL where George Bailey's friends bail him out.
The Godfather (1972)
Gru wakes up with a doll head in his bed
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Dance scene at end
Annie (1982)
Title gets mentioned by Edith.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
When Gru fires the shrink ray at the moon, the effect of the shrink wave is nearly identical to the simulation of the Genesis Effect in Carol Marcus' video presentation.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Gru's plant looks like the Audrey II.
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
Gru says "D'oh!" when locked in Vector's lair: Plus, the "oohh" with a food objesct gets said by Agnes, Edith, Jerry, & Kevin.
Falling Down (1993)
Restaurant scene redone with a freeze ray instead of a gun
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Grim or Gregory/Search and Estroy/Something Stupid This Way Comes (2002) (TV Episode)
Gru said "I hate that guy" in the same manner as Hector Con Carne.
Phineas and Ferb (2007) (TV Series)
The cursing to something ridiculous is mentioned by Vector.
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
The sequence of being one of the greats is mentioned.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
In Minionese, during the credits, a Minion comments that he can hear Twilight playing in the next theater, and declares "Team Jacob rules!"
The Lorax (2012)
Margo wears a Lorax shirt. This is used as an inside joke for Illumination's upcoming adaptation of the story.

Referenced in 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #6.184 (2010) (TV Episode)
Talked about with guest Mindy Kaling.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.83 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay Leno mentions that it was the #1 film this past weekend
AniMat's Reviews: Alpha and Omega (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat claims that being Crest's first animated film is no excuse its poor animation since Illumination made great animation for its first film.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #9.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Episode #2.141 (2010) (TV Episode)
Title used in game of charades
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Megamind (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy discusses super-hero movies told from the villain's perspective
Conan: Santa vs. Rudolph vs. Predator (2010) (TV Episode)
Actor Jason Segel (while being interviewed by Conan O'Brien) mentions this show
Adventure Time: The Chamber of Frozen Blades (2011) (TV Episode)
At the hospital, Ice King freezes all the others to be first in line
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
Minions in their own commercial.
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Titanic - 1ª Edición (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD releases of January/February
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.101 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jackson Murphy says the film was snubbed for a Best Animated Feature Oscar nomination
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Gnomeo and Juliet (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster shown during the stinger
Arthur (2011)
billboard ad seen
Reimagine: The Game (2011) (Video Game)
Referenced in the Blockbuster level.
Mad: Force Code/Flammable (2011) (TV Episode)
One of the movies listed for the "Movies Titles in Japan"
The Lorax (2012)
When Ted opens a drawer looking for a nail for the Once-ler, a Minion figurine is shown in the drawer.
AniMat's Reviews: The Lorax (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat says the bears and the fish are just copies of the Minions.
Gossip Girl: Despicable B (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
AniMat's Reviews: ParaNorman (2012) (TV Episode)
The animated film that was in competition with Megamind.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
The big stuffed unicorn can be spotted in the corner of Cupcake's room.
Conan: Saw VI: The Past Tense of See VI (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Mindy Kaling
Conan: I've Got 100 Problems, and Yes, Karen Is One of Them (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Russell Brand
The Apprentice: Just as Simple as Making Soup (2013) (TV Episode)
Omarosa's team has a Despicable Me experience
Have I Got News for You: Episode #46.8 (2013) (TV Episode)
Katherine Ryan mentions the minions.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 13 May 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Tom Waddle in discussion of movies
Earth to Echo (2014)
The kids quiz Echo about what he needs the various parts for, and ask if he's building Minions.
Brows Held High: Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
A ride depicting this movie can be seen.
AniMat's Reviews: The Boxtrolls (2014) (TV Episode)
AniMat compares the Boxtrolls to the Minions.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXV (2014) (TV Episode)
Minion Simpsons seen
Perfect Therapy 3: Dawn of the Bite (2014) (Short)
Minion doll in background
Superfast! (2015)
De la Sol says that he is collecting Minions toys.
Family Guy: Stewie Is Enceinte (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8601 (2015) (TV Episode)
Sophie says that with his goggles, Jack will look like a minion.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Helen Mirren/Oscar Isaac/Wale (2015) (TV Episode)
A minion is part of an equation in the segment Popular Mathematics
Splatoon (2015) (Video Game)
Sheldon resembles a minion.
Honest Game Trailers: Splatoon (2015) (TV Episode)
Minions mentioned
Minions (2015)
Dr Nefario, a major character in Despicible Me, has a booth set up a Villan Con.
The Graham Norton Show: Mark Wahlberg/Seth MacFarlane/Cyndi Lauper/Dara O'Briain (2015) (TV Episode)
Graham and Dara O'Briain talk about the internet discussion that Dara looks like Gru
Honest Trailers: Toy Story (Feat. Will Sasso) (2015) (TV Episode)
Minions mentioned
Translyatsia Safronova: Pro Konstruktory (2015) (TV Movie)
Minion figures in Safronov's collection.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jason Sudeikis/Bel Powley/Brad Paisley (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy refers to the Minions' language in his opening monologue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Andy Samberg/Carrie Underwood (2015) (TV Episode)
In the NFL Superlatives segment, Rob Gronkowski describes himself as a human minion
Honest Trailers: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Minions avatar
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Puzzled Shipping (2015) (TV Episode)
A minion making the "Pepe the Frog" face appears on one of the intro cards.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kate Winslet/Norman Reedus/Fallonventions (2015) (TV Episode)
In the Fallonventions segment, Jimmy presents a minion-themed Pez dispenser
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.42 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jacob as a possible answer when the team discuss their answer to a question about the movie in which Chris Pratt voices the character Emmet Brickowski during the Final Chase.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Liam Hemsworth/John Mulaney/Mutemath/Emily Armstrong (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Wheel of Fortune After Dark segment
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tina Fey/Dane DeHaan/Kenny Rogers (2015) (TV Episode)
An inflatable Minion toy is prominently shown in a British holiday commercial for the Robert Dyas department store
Midnight Screenings: Norm of the North (2016) (TV Episode)
"The lemmings are kinda like the Minions..."
Superstore: Color Wars (2016) (TV Episode)
Minion toys seen
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Ways to Improve Street Fighter 5 (2016) (TV Episode)
Craig says that Ken's yellow teeth makes him look like Gru.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Greg Kinnear/Padma Lakshmi/Andrew Dice Clay (2016) (TV Episode)
The Bad Signs segment includes a photo of an awkwardly placed Minion poster in a McDonald's
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Finds Her Mom! (2016) (TV Episode)
Minions roam around the Universal Studios park.
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016) (TV Special)
Mentioned during a routine about children's face painting.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
The sorority pledges are made to dress as minions
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.72 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer, and the correct answer, to a question about the 2010 animated movie in which Margo, Edith and Agnes are orphans asked when Monique and the Chaser go head to head.
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
There is a tattoo of the unicorn Gru won for Agnes on Tattoo's back.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.84 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark Labbett as the movie that Minions is a prequel to during the Final Chase.
Piramida nad Kievom (2016) (Short)
People dressed as Minions on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
PWN: Disappointing Movies: PWN #8 (2016) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
The Good Place: What We Owe to Each Other (2016) (TV Episode)
Minion toy seen.
Kevin Can Wait: Kevin's Good Story (2016) (TV Episode)
Kevin suggests buying the movie for Goody
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Anna Kendrick/John Lithgow/Iliza (2016) (TV Episode)
The Minions are mentioned in the Thank You Notes segment
Fist Fight (2017)
Tracy Morgan's character gets sprayed with yellow paint and complains he looks like a minion.
The Simpsons: Kamp Krustier (2017) (TV Episode)
The Grunions Ride features characters who are a parody of Minions from Despicable Me.
Mixxxer Show: Parkourista Tary (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nikola Cechová.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Taraji P. Henson/Jon Glaser/Run the Jewels (2017) (TV Episode)
The Minions are mentioned in the Thank You Notes segment
The Fosters: Diamond in the Rough (2017) (TV Episode)
Minions are mentioned.
Family Guy: Peter's Lost Youth (2017) (TV Episode)
Peter has a "Minions" Discover Card.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dwayne Johnson/Nicole Richie/Flo Rida and 99 Percent (2017) (TV Episode)
Two Minions are included in the Phone Booth segment
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jay Leno/Kate Upton/Jason Derulo feat. Ty Dolla $ign (2017) (TV Episode)
The Minions are mentioned in the Thank You Notes segment
Spise med Price: København 1:2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Child seen with Minion cap
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Just like the Minions!"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dr. Phil McGraw/Leslie Jones/Rick Ross feat. Young Thug & Wale (2017) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions the Minions as he talks about his visit to the restaurant Eleven Madison Park with Christopher Meledandri
Lucifer: The Good, the Bad, and the Crispy (2017) (TV Episode)
Lucifer mentions the Minions.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Tony Hawk (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Weird Newscasters"
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Gru mentions that he doesn't do villainy anymore. Bratt also kidnaps the girls just like Vector
Nostalgia Critic: Norm of the North (2017) (TV Episode)
"There's the Simpson ones in Despicable Me..."
The Question Jury: Episode #2.1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Correct answer.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Charlize Theron/Michael Phelps/Julie Klam/SZA (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a response in the Hashtags segment
Cash Trapped: Episode #2.12 (2017) (TV Episode)
Question subject.
Big Mouth: Everybody Bleeds (2017) (TV Episode)
Minions are mentioned.
American Housewife: Boar-Dain (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Anna-Kat - "If daddy asks, we always watch Despicable Me."
Movie Dude 98 Reviews: Minions (A Viewer Request) (2017) (TV Episode)
Directly mentioned by Sean throughout the review.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Two Turkeys (2017) (TV Episode)
Rosa says that she and her family are going to see the "Minions" musical on Broadway.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Saoirse Ronan/Timothée Chalamet/Camila Cabello (2018) (TV Episode)
The Minions are mentioned in the Bad Signs segment
Love, Simon (2018)
A Minion Halloween costume is visible at Bram's party.
Hilarity for Charity (2018) (TV Special)
A Minion styled object appears.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Anthony Mackie/Ralph Macchio/Kiry Shabazz (2018) (TV Episode)
The Minions are mentioned in the Thank You Notes segment
Bob's Burgers: Mission Impos-Slug-Ble (2018) (TV Episode)
Rudy says that his Burobu card had a Minion on it.
Robinia (Video)
the girl wears a hat, in shape of a minion

Featured in 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #6.184 (2010) (TV Episode)
Before Mindy Kaling joins 'Craig Ferguson', a clip from the movie gets shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.79 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film featuring Jason Segel is shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.81 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Steve Carell is shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Despicable Me/The Kids Are All Right (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Despicable Me (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Degrassi: The Next Generation: Tears Dry on Their Own: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage of trailer can be seen on video billboard in establishing shot
Breakfast: Episode dated 11 October 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest Steve Carell!
AniMat's Reviews: Megamind (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat makes comparisons with Megamind and this film, clip briefly shown.
At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a discussion on animated movies.
AniMat's Reviews: Despicable Me (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown during Nell Minow's segment
Hollywood's Top Ten: Critics' Choice Nominees: Comedy (2011) (TV Episode)
Steve Carel's Movie Moments segment
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.25 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown as Nell Minow says the film included some great 3D jokes
The Nostalgia Chick: The Lorax (2012) (TV Episode)
compares various things to The Lorax
AniMat's Reviews: Despicable Me 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat recaps his opinion on the first film. Clips briefly shown.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Animated heroes presentation.
Nostalgia Critic: The Lorax (2014) (TV Episode)
compares the minions to the singing fish
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2014: Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
AniMat's Reviews: Minions (2015) (TV Episode)
AniMat talks about the Minions in the Despicable Me franchise. Clips shown.
Honest Trailers: Minions (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
The cats are watching this feature in TV during the opening montage. The fictional MSNBC news reporter is shown on there. Co-director Yarrow Cheney involved in that film.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Minion who got a good night kiss uses Dopey's move to get another good night kiss.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
The anti-gravity serum quinched by a minion make fun of the fizzy lifting drinks.
The Godfather (1972)
Gru discovers a doll's head in his bed in one scene, parodying the famous scene where Jack Woltz sees the head of one of his prize horses in his bed.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The way the minions talk is similar to that of the Jawas.
Animal House (1978)
The scene where Agnes is popping her cheeks is a spoof to one of the characters in this movie popping the tune of the William Tell Overture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
The effect of the shrink ray sweeping the surface of the moon is identical to the manner in which the genesis device acts upon a planet.
Darkman (1990)
The carnival scene in Despicable Me spoofs the scene where Darkman loses his temper at the same carnival game.
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann (2003) (TV Series)
The MSNBC anchor is a caricature of Keith Olbermann and "Countdown," right down to the multiple camera angles.
I, Robot (2004)
The scene where Gru evades the heat seeking missiles spoofs the manner in which Sonny defeats the NS5s that try to stop him retrieving the nanites.
Dairantô Sumasshu Burazâzu ekkusu (2008) (Video Game)
Dave's missile makes fun of Solid Snake's remote controlled missle.

Spoofed in 

Funny Show Presents: Smurfs-Parody (2015) (TV Episode)
based on the characters
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Barkhad Abdi's character refers to Mark Strong's spy character as the guy from the Depsicable Me movies
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
The sorority pledges are made to dress as minions
Game of Minions (2017) (Short)
parody of

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