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Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) (TV Series)
giant inflatable Scooby-Doo seen
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Aron references it when telling a tall tale of the mountain-area
Friday the 13th (1980)
Aron compares himself to the psycho killer from the film

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.26 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that James Franco from the film will be on later this week
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.30 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that viewers have been vomiting and convulsing while watching the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.31 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says there is Oscar buzz about the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.46 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Aron Ralston, who was portrayed in the film, will be on the show; a "Jaywalking" participant mentions that she is going to see the film
Top Gear: Episode #15.9 (2010) (TV Episode)
Film mentioned during intro for Danny Boyle
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.73 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says the guy from the film cut off his other arm to get out of the Golden Globe Awards
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy says he feels about Javier Bardem's performance in "Biutiful" the same way he feels about James Franco's in the film
Tosh.0: Ice Cream Truck Guy (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey/Linkin Park (2011) (TV Episode)
Discussed by Wayne and Garth in their Oscar preview
Conan: The Unitard Dilemma (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien mentions this movie in a joke at the beginning of the show
The Middle: Friends, Lies, and Videotape (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Sue
Conan: The Case of the Missing Show Title (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan and Andy perform a scene from the film
General Hospital: Episode #1.12250 (2011) (TV Episode)
Franco's "between a rock and a hard place" comment
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Isaac Mizrahi/Patton Oswalt (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chris Hardwick.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.102 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says that James Franco was seen trying to cut his arm off to get out of the Oscar show
Saturday Night Live: Miley Cyrus/The Strokes (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Seth on Weekend Update
Maltin on Movies: The Adjustment Bureau (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Good Bad Flicks: Super Mario Bros (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD shown on Best Buy ad
Leyla ile Mecnun: Mantar (2011) (TV Episode)
Ismail Abi and another man gets trapped between rocks for 127 hours
Tosh.0: Philly Taze Fan (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue by Tosh
Midnight Movie Review: 127 Hours (2011) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Rocky Mountain Oysters: Electroperaca (2011) (TV Episode)
T-Bird getting his arm stuck and trying to use the garbage disposal to cut it off in order to get free is a parody of 127 Hours.
Conan: And the Wind Whispered 'Balls' (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by James Franco during his interview
Half in the Bag: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Cyphan Con 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay talks about James Franco's perfomance in this film
New Girl: Cece Crashes (2011) (TV Episode)
Schmidt says he wants his arm to get stuck in CeCes cleavage "127 Hours style".
90210: Smoked Turkey (2011) (TV Episode)
Naomi mentons the movie when her foot gets stuck between rocks
Castle: Cuffed (2011) (TV Episode)
Castle references the film by name when suggesting they cut off Beckett's arm to get out of the handcuffs.
30 Rock: The Tuxedo Begins (2012) (TV Episode)
Jack says that he has "been trapped under a boulder for 128 hours."
Psych: Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger (2012) (TV Episode)
Despereaux mentions having watched the film.
Bob's Burgers: The Belchies (2012) (TV Episode)
Louise mentions she doesn't have her arm stuck so she doesn't have to cut it off like that guy
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.133 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mo mentions the movie by name.
Phineas and Ferb: When Worlds Collide & Road to Danville (2012) (TV Episode)
Doofenshmirtz refers to "the time I got my arm stuck under that boulder" which necessitated its removal
The Office: Roy's Wedding (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Darryl
Fresh Meat: Episode #2.6 (2012) (TV Episode)
JP says he's like the guy in "127 Hours", and he didn't even like the movie.
90210: Dude, Where's My Husband? (2013) (TV Episode)
Annie mentions the title after being locked in a bathroom
This Is the End (2013)
James and the group use the camcorder from the film to tape confessionals, which Seth mistakenly calls "27 Hours". Also, the prop amputated arm can be seen on the floor in James' basement.
Making a Mechanical Monster: An Interview with William Aldridge (2013) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Seth Rogen, the President of Hollywood, Jeff Ross, and James Franco.
2 Broke Girls: And the Pastry Porn (2013) (TV Episode)
Max mentions James Franco about his role in the movie.
EWTN Presents Bookmark: Delivered: True Stories of Men and Women Who Turned from Porn to Purity (2014) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in the book and in the course of the interview.
Last Man Standing: Hard-Ass Teacher (2014) (TV Episode)
Kyle gets his arm stuck in the store display and Mike suggests he cut it off.
Robot Chicken: Link's Sausages (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Orange Is the New Black: Little Mustachioed Shit (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
The Inbetweeners 2 (2014)
Neil tells Will that he has seen a film about a guy who had to cut off his arm with a penknife to survive.
Cam2Cam (2014)
Referenced in dialogue
American Burger (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk in discussion of Wild
General Hospital: Episode #1.13237 (2015) (TV Episode)
Franco says he cut off his arm, as James Franco did in this film.
Workaholics: The Slump (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Face Off: The Gauntlet (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Babysitting 2 (2015)
When Ernest gets his arm stuck in the cave, this movie is talked about.
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Ramsey tells the story of how she lost the tip of her tail, with her saying that she got it caught between "a rock and a hard place" and had to chew her way free.
Deadpool (2016)
Deadpool mentions it with a spoiler alert.
Orange Is the New Black: (Don't) Say Anything (2016) (TV Episode)
When Suzanne compares her situation to that of Sisyphus rolling a stone, Lorna misunderstands the reference and mentions James Franco's character cutting his arm off.
Wrecked: Cop Tricks (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Owen
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Kate Mara/Michael Kelly/Britney Spears (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by James Corden when introducing Kate Mara as a guest on the show.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.82 (2017) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "Movie Numbers" category
The Great Indoors: The Explorers' Club (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Beast of Hollow Mountain (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow: "You just know he's gonna stumble across James Franco's arm."
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: HalloVeen (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jake, while he is handcuffed to the filing cabinet.
Saturday Night Live: James Franco/SZA (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during James Franco's monologue and referenced during Pretty Mandy sketch
Sean Bradley Reviews: The Disaster Artist (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned while talking about James Franco's career.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Mean 6 (2018) (TV Episode)
When Fake Applejack is telling Rarity and Starlight a fake story; she says that she survived in the forest for 127 hours.
Wrecked: Mrs. Stanwick (2018) (TV Episode)
Danny says Steve story of being trapped is like this movie.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Want to Be Here (2018) (TV Episode)
George mentions the movie by name.


Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
The cave paintings in Utah's Great Gallery which appear in the opening credit sequence, and are seen later when Aron Ralston walks past them, are the same paintings which feature in the opening and closing shots of Koyaanisqatsi.

Featured in 

Richard Roeper & the Movies: 127 Hours (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
The Hour: Episode #7.31 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Danny Boyle's bio segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.27 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring James Franco is shown
Maltin on Movies: Due Date (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.48 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film based on Aron Ralston's experience is shown
Breakfast: Episode dated 4 January 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown from Danny Boyle's latest work.
Breakfast: Episode dated 26 January 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during 'Oscar' segment.
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Nominee clips
Pauw & Witteman: Episode #5.94 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.108 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Scene edited into opening sequence, clips shown during award nominations
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) (TV Special)
Featured in James Franco retrospective.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Tony Gardner and Alterian Inc (2013) (TV Episode)
A shot of James Franco in 127 Hours is shown as Tony references performance being an important part of effects.
History Buffs: Based On vs Inspired By (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: The Blue and the Gray (2011) (TV Episode)
As Homer tries to free himself by chewing off his leg, he mentions he only has another 127 hours to go
How It Should Have Ended: The Best Picture Summary 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Best Picture parody
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXII (2011) (TV Episode)
Homer gets his arm trapped under a boulder and chews off multiple appendages before freeing himself.
Blue Mountain State: The C-Word (2011) (TV Episode)
When Sammy is trapped by his nipple underneath the weight
127 Seconds (2012) (Short)
This parodies the film, has the hero trapped for seconds instead of hours.
Stevie TV: Episode #1.7 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Another 127 Hours" skit
Tosh.0: Rock Climber Pooed Pants (2012) (TV Episode)
Tosh cuts off Aron Ralston's hand
Modern Family: Yard Sale (2012) (TV Episode)
when Phil's leg is trapped under his motorcycle
InAPPropriate Comedy (2013)
The opening skit is a spoof of the film.
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Jody sees a poster for "127 Hours: The Ballet".
The Blair Licht Project (2018) (TV Series)
The premise is a direct parody.

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