Spies Like Us (1985) Poster



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The Lone Ranger (1949) (TV Series)
Emmett says, "Heigh-ho Silver, away!"
The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
Is the subject of a trivia question in the final scene.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Both are comedies about the Cold War, nuclear warfare and feature scheming US Generals wanting to wipe out Russia.
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Doctor Zhivago poster hangs in the Tadjikistani traffic police and gets shot up.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Soldiers at the training camp chant "hut hut hut" in the same way the SWAT team does in this. Also features characters named Sline and La Fong.
Reds (1981)
Jeopardy! (1984) (TV Series)
When told he has 30 seconds to give an answer, Fitz-Hume jokes "You're not gonna start humming the theme of Jeopardy are you?".

Referenced in 

The Children of Times Square (1986) (TV Movie)
Title seen on movie theater marquee.
Perfect Strangers: Hunks Like Us (1986) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Chevy Chase/Siskel & Ebert/Al Jarreau (1986) (TV Episode)
Chevy Chase mentions that Dan Aykroyd was recognized more often than he was during the making of the movie
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Amazing Transparent Man (1995) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Spies Like Us"
3rd Rock from the Sun: Same Old Song and Dick (1997) (TV Episode)
Both use the "what's a dickfa?" Joke
The X Files (1998)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
In one scene, The Mole asks Stan if he has the "buttfor". Stan asks, "What's a buttfor?" The Mole replies, "For pooping, silly." This is similar to a scene in "Spies Like Us" where Chevy Chase's character asks Dan Aykroyd's character, "Did you hear that?" Aykroyd replies, "Yeah, it's a dickfir." Chase asks, "What's a dickfir?" Aykroyd says, "To pee with."
Muppets from Space (1999)
Kermit and Pepe are posing as doctors.
Clerks: A Dissertation on the American Justice System by People Who Have Never Been Inside a Courtroom, Let Alone Know Anything About the Law, But Have Seen Way Too Many Legal Thrillers (2000) (TV Episode)
When Randal attempts open heart surgery on a man, the man wakes up and screams when Randal touches him with the scalpel. Afterwards, Dante and Randal walk nonchalantly away from the hospital, then start running.
Stargate SG-1: Frozen (2002) (TV Episode)
During the first introductions on the arctic base, there is conversation that includes "Doctor, Doctor, Doctor," and so on. This is a direct reference to the scene in Spies Like Us, where the exact same dialogue is uttered.
That '70s Show: Trampled Under Foot (2003) (TV Episode)
During the scene when Fez dreams about being operated on by Kelso, Eric and Hyde, the three of them shake hands and all say "Doctor" to each other over and over again.
Reba: Spies Like Reba (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Team Fortress 2 (2007) (Video Game)
Spy's achievment "Spies Like Us"
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Marlin (2008) (TV Episode)
Reference to the "GLG-20" bug.
The Big Bang Theory: The Griffin Equivalency (2008) (TV Episode)
The scene in which Leonard, Howard, Raj, and Dr. Gablehauser greet each other as "doctor" echoes a similar scene in "Spies Like Us."
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) (Video Game)
A mission on the movie lot is called "Spies like us"
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Broken Heart (2009) (TV Episode)
Episode quotes the "Doctor, doctor" scene from this movie
Family Guy: Spies Reminiscent of Us (2009) (TV Episode)
title reference
Fringe: Peter (2010) (TV Episode)
In the parallel universe in 1985, there is a poster for the film outside the cinema.
Psych: One, Maybe Two, Ways Out (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says that "Gus recently saw half of 'Spies Like Us.'"
Midnight Screenings: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) (TV Episode)
"I think it's a good thing they remade Spies Like Us with cars."
Midnight Screenings: Bad Teacher/Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Suits: Rules of the Game (2011) (TV Episode)
Mike says "Doctor, Doctor" following a round of introductions, prompting Harvey to reply with: "Chevy. Nice."
Scandal: Spies Like Us (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier (2013) (TV Movie)
One of the many films the Djinn quotes.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Bumblebee plays an audio clip from this movie
Storage Wars Canada: Spies Like Urs (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference


She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)
Fitz-Hume watches this on his computer monitor at work, Ronald Reagan appears in the scene he's watching and is even listed in the end credits (as The President of the United States).

Featured in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Barry Manilow/Chevy Chase & Dan Aykroyd/David Letterman (1985) (TV Episode)
Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd introduce a clip from their movie
Paul McCartney: Spies Like Us (1985) (Video)
features clips from the film
Trailer: Episode dated 20 September 1986 (1986) (TV Episode)
Movie was presented.
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991) (TV Movie)
Featured in the closing montage.
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1985 (2005) (TV Episode)
It's discussed in the 1985 episode.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Tooth (2010) (TV Episode)
Chuck and Sarah find this movie as they are channel surfing.
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Ray Harryhausen 2/2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ray Harryhausen makes a cameo in this film. Clip shown.

Spoofed in 

Family Guy: Spies Reminiscent of Us (2009) (TV Episode)
The main plot of the episode is a homage to this film and features guest stars Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase as themselves.
Planet 51 (2009)
Pulling the coke bottle opens up the secret base 9
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Fear of Death (2010) (TV Episode)
When Chuck first descends into Castle, he is jumped by three ninjas. Rye explains he did that "so I know what I'm working with." This is an homage to Spies Like Us when Millbarge and Fitz-Hume begin CIA training.

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