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Edited into 

2004 MLB All-Star Game (2004) (TV Special)

Spun-off from 

Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Series)


The Blues Brothers: Jukebox Adventure (1993) (Video Game)
This is a video game based on the film.


Cops (1922) (Short)
Both of them get into some trouble with the police and one by one they are chased by an army of cops by the end and both are caught by the army of cops.
It's a Gift (1934)
Trooper LaFong named after one of the running gags in the movie where the insurance salesman is looking for Carl LaFong.
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Blues Brothers do a cover of "Jailhouse Rock" while in jail at the end of the movie.
Peter Gunn (1958) (TV Series)
Peter Gunn Theme, performed by the Blues Brothers Band, is used.
Rawhide (1959) (TV Series)
Blues Brothers do a cover of "Rawhide"'s theme in Bob's Country Bunker.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
Both films have elaborate chase scenes and the police tailing the suspects, both films have a gas station being demolished, both films have a ton of cameos by famous stars, and both have a climax where the brothers and Culpepper is chased up the stairs with a suitcase full of money.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
During the Chicago police chase sequence near the end, there are shots of the Bluesmobile and the brothers that resemble the climax of 2001 when Dave travel through the monolith and through the tunnel of colors and he and his space craft and the speed in which he travels almost matches shot by shot.
Oliver! (1968)
The "Jailhouse Rock" sequence set design and the way is shot is reminiscent to the set design of the workhouse in the beginning of Oliver, right down to the detail of the signs on the wall with "It's Never Too Late to Mend" in the Blues Brothers and "God is Love" for Oliver!
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
The California Reich (1975)
The speech by the "Head Nazi" and the Pledge of Allegiance to Adolf Hitler are taken, nearly word-for-word, from this documentary.
The Muppet Show (1976) (TV Series)
Just before the Blues Mobile crashes through the Toys-R-Us, a man asks if they have a "Miss Piggy"
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Propaganda from John Landis's fake movie "See You Next Wednesday" are seen in both films: in The Blues Brothers, on a billboard concealing the troopers. Also, the gasoline is delivered by a tanker from ARGON, the oil company in The Kentucky Fried Movie.
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
The use of Oldsmobiles mentioned in the film is later mentioned in "The Blues Brothers", another film John Belushi starred in, with Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) stating "The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year!" after crashing through an Oldsmobile dealership while being chased by police.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Delbert McClinton (1981) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Bill Murray's Annual Oscar Predictions.
The Killing of America (1981)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee.
Sleaze (1982)
The title is visible on a marquee.
Take One: Fear on Film (1982) (TV Movie)
Doctor Detroit (1983)
The car that Dan Ayrkoyd's character drives has an Illinois "BDR529" license plate
Trading Places (1983)
The restaurant has the same background music from the Chez Paul.
Go for It (1983)
The suits, the suitcase and the swat team are all borrowed from the Blues Brothers
Ghostbusters (1984)
Whilst in the phone booth Elwood asks Jake "Who ya gonna call?" which would later become one of the catchphrases of GhostBusters.
Weird Science (1985)
Once Bitten (1985)
A couple at the Halloween dance are dressed as The Blues Brothers.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Barry Manilow/Chevy Chase & Dan Aykroyd/David Letterman (1985) (TV Episode)
Dan Aykroyd mentions his earlier movie with director John Landis
Spies Like Us (1985)
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.
The Dark Power (1985)
Movie poster visible in the house's game room.
B.B. King: Into the Night (1985) (Video)
picture shown
Born American (1986)
Finnish car is compared to the Bluesmobile
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Ferris and Cameron throw shrimp into each other's mouths. When they realize what has happened to the odometer, the same thinking statues are shown as when the Bluesmobile is destroyed.
Viva Shaf Vegas (1986) (TV Movie)
Shaffer takes in a Vegas Blues Brothers tribute show; Shaffer was originally arranger/piano player for The Blues Brothers "SNL" act
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Dan Aykroyd/Bobby Kelton/Helen Shaver (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces Dan Aykroyd
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Family Ties: The Blues Brother (1988) (TV Episode)
title reference
Remote Control (1988)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Beetlejuice (1988)
Neighbours: Episode #1.791 (1988) (TV Episode)
Harold mentions that Henry rents the movie a lot
War of the Worlds (1988) (TV Series)
Students posing as the Blues Brothers, including attending a Blues Brothers-themed party.
Video Violence 2 (1988) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Unmasked Part 25 (1989)
One of the movies playing at the theater at the end.
Spijkerhoek: Het tij keert (1989) (TV Episode)
Herman is wearing a Blues Brothers T-shirt while serving drinks at the disco
Freddy's Nightmares: The Light at the End of the Tunnel (1989) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Last Chase (1989) (TV Episode)
Crow: "He's trying to bring the band back together."
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
The policeman that pulls up Kiki in the film, wears almost identical clothes to that of the Illinois Nazis.
Wired (1989)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.1 (1989) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Film and Theater styles'.
Riding Bean (1989) (Video)
The police chase through Chicago with multiple police car accidents was derived from this movie.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.12 (1990) (TV Episode)
One of the suggestions for Theater STyles
The Last of the Finest (1990)
The license plate on the jeep is "BDR 529"- the same number as the license plate on the Bluesmobile in The Blues Brothers.
Seinfeld: The Stakeout (1990) (TV Episode)
Video box seen at video store.
That's Showbusiness: Episode #2.7 (1990) (TV Episode)
Title mentined and 'Everybody Needs Somebody to love' is heard.
Time Off (1990)
"You three look like the Blues Brothers."
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Sylvester Stallone/Max Alexander/Orson Bean (1991) (TV Episode)
Sylvester Stallone mentions John Landis' earlier movie
Motormouth: Episode #4.1 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall of backstage lounge room
Motormouth: Episode #4.2 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall of backstage lounge room
Motormouth: Episode #4.3 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall of backstage lounge room
Motormouth: Episode #4.4 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall of backstage lounge room
Motormouth: Episode #4.5 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.6 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.7 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.8 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.9 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.10 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.11 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.12 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
The Blues Brothers version of the song "Rawhide" is used in the scene where Fievel is traveling across the desert in a tumbleweed.
Motormouth: Episode #4.13 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.14 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.15 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.16 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.17 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.18 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991) (Video Game)
One of the addresses the player can select when Guybrush applies for a library card is 1060 West Addison, the false address Elwood used on his driver's license renewal.
Mai dire TV: Episode #1.7 (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned once.
Motormouth: Episode #4.19 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.20 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Robbie Robertson (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bob Swerski
Motormouth: Episode #4.21 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.22 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.23 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.24 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.25 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.26 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.27 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.28 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Motormouth: Episode #4.29 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on wall in backstage lounge.
Sneakers (1992)
Picket Fences: Remembering Rosemary (1992) (TV Episode)
Matthew and Zachary dress up as the Blues Brothers for Halloween and quote lines from the film
Love Field (1992)
BDR 529 license plate visible
What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.22 (1993) (TV Episode)
One of the two wolves dresses up like one of the Blues Brothers as "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" plays in the background.
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
A video screen in the police car shows the Mario brothers' mugshots and states "use of unnecessary force has been approved," a reference to the verbal statement from the first movie, "Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues brothers has been approved."
OutRunners (1993) (Video Game)
The name of the DJ (Jake Elwood) is a combination of the names of the main characters (Joliet 'Jake' and 'Elwood' Blues) in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Bedpans & Broomsticks (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Best of the Blues Brothers (1994) (Video)
About the Blues Brothers Band, so of course making the movie comes up.
EarthBound (1994) (Video Game)
The Runaway Five are based off the Blues Brothers.
Mallrats (1995)
Same Elevator Music
GoldenEye (1995)
Coogan's Run: Thursday Night Fever (1995) (TV Episode)
Poster can be seen in Mike's house.
Gunsmith Cats (1995) (Video)
Illinois "BRD529" license plate on the Shelby GT.
Discworld (1995) (Video Game)
Death's excuses when he shows up too late at the very end of the game are similar to Jake's excuses for why he didn't show up for his wedding.
Goodnight Sweetheart: It Ain't Necessarily So (1996) (TV Episode)
Ron says "What became of the Bloss brothers?" The curator replied "John Belushi died of an overdose."
Bio-Dome (1996)
Near the end of this movie, SWAT team members yell "HUT HUT HUT" as they move into position.
Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)
driving a car through a mall
This Life: Coming Together (1996) (TV Episode)
Movie poster seen on wall in apartment.
Primal Fear (1996)
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Movie (1996) (TV Episode)
Caroline tells Richard that the movie shot in front of her house is directed by John Landis and then explains that he also directed Animal House, The Blues Brothers and Trading Places.
Bulletproof (1996)
When they see the two agents with the suits and ties and wearing sunglasses, Damon Wayans' character says, "These are our guys." Adam Sandler's character asks, "The Blues Brothers?".
Only Fools and Horses: Heroes and Villains (1996) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rodney
Tatort: Tod im All (1997) (TV Episode)
The Larry Sanders Show: Make a Wish (1997) (TV Episode)
Charlie asks if James Belushi was in the movie
Nattbuss 807 (1997)
Sören Nazi-oath is taken directly from this movie.
Soul Music (1997) (TV Mini-Series)
"Are you the Watch?" "No Ma'am, we're musicians.", etc.
The Gift: A Hose by Any Other Name (1997) (TV Episode)
Enzo and Ralf wear the same sort of clothes as Jake and Elwood Blues at one point.
Deep Rising (1998)
"The Girl from Ipanema" playing in the elevator.
At the Movies: Blues Brothers 2000/Illtown/The Replacement Killers (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Blues Brothers 2000" review.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
As Duke steps on the gas to try and flee the pursuing Highway Patrol officer, a slower arrangement of the song from The Blues Brothers "Mall Chase" scene plays.
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000' (1998) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms (1998) (TV Movie)
In "The Blues Brothers," before they set out to deliver the tax money, Elwood says, "It's a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas..." In "Universal Soldier II," Veronica drives past a highway sign that reads, "Chicago 106."
Tatort: Restrisiko (1999) (TV Episode)
On the carnival and later on the police station there are two men looking loke Jake and Elwood.
Cowboy Bebop: Boogie-Woogie Feng-Shui (1999) (TV Episode)
The mob guys in black suits are based on the Blues Brothers.
Screwed in Tallinn (1999) (TV Movie)
The musical show on the boat
Spaced: Gatherings (1999) (TV Episode)
The quote "It's boil in the bag perversion for sexually repressed accountants and 1st year drama students with too many posters of Betty Blue, The Blues Brothers and Big Blue and Blue Velvet on their blue bloody walls!"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Sophomore Jinx (1999) (TV Episode)
A kid says to Munch and Cassidy "Look, it's the Blues Brothers !"
Taxi 2 (2000)
South Park: Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000 (2000) (TV Episode)
Police cars crash and pile up when they chase Cartman
Freaks and Geeks: The Little Things (2000) (TV Episode)
When Ken sees the Secret Service men, he asks, "Are the Blues Brothers doing a show in town tonight?"
Beethoven's 3rd (2000) (Video)
VHS seen in the video store.
Freaks and Geeks: Noshing and Moshing (2000) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film in Neal's bedroom.
Driver 2 (2000) (Video Game)
Shrek (2001)
Star (2001) (Short)
ReBoot: Daemon Rising (2001) (TV Movie)
ReBoot: Crouching Binome, Hidden Virus (2001) (TV Episode)
Two binomes resembling Jake and Elwood drive their car through a crowd of NeoVirals, parodying the film where the Blues Bros. drive through a Nazi demonstration.
Do Over: Investing in the Future (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel and Pat go to a Blues Brothers concert.
Stitch! The Movie (2003) (Video)
After hotwiring Cobra's car, Lilo and Stitch put on sunglasses while music plays.
Slim Susie (2003)
Poster in Pölsa's kitchen.
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
There is a caricature of Jake and Elwood on Edward's wall.
The Shield: Blood and Water (2004) (TV Episode)
Vic calls Shane 'Elwood'
City of Heroes (2004) (Video Game)
The message "All Units: The Use of excessive force in the apprehension of (villain) has been approved" shows up in one of the police band missions.
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
When the truck leaves with a bunch of taliban people escaping, the snippet of music playing is from The Blues Brothers
Top Gear: Episode #4.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jeremy and audience member
Snowball Effect. The Story of Clerks (2004) (Video)
Kevin Smith was mentioned being a fan of the movie along with an old photo of him dress up like Jake.
Drake & Josh: Blues Brothers (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Two guys with black hats and black sunglasses who claim that they are "actually musicians"...
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) (TV Special)
the original and best known SNL feauture film
District B13 (2004)
Taha (the bad guy) calls Damien and Leito (the good guys) the Blues Brothers
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere: Episode #1.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
In the prison scene, the prisoners stand behind a line when giving their stuff in.
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (2005) (Video Game)
When interacting with Buford's radio, he tells you that you can use the radio to listen to music. He says he's "got both kinds. Country and western."
Staring at the Sun (2005) (Short)
The note handed to Clay lists "The Gypsy" as residing at "1060 W. Addison", the same fictitious address that Elwood Blues uses on his driver's license, the address of Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Sight for Sore Eyes/Bloo's Brothers (2005) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced in 'Bloo's Brothers'
Batman Begins (2005)
Car chase through Lower Wacker Drive and massive vehicle crash.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Elevator scene in mall (gunmen waiting outside, 'Girl from Ipanema' playing)
Stargate SG-1: Avalon: Part 1 (2005) (TV Episode)
Cameron: "Did I mention I'm on a mission from God?" and "Doesn't look like we're gettin' the band back together."
Stargate SG-1: Beachhead (2005) (TV Episode)
Cameron: "Got the band back together."
'Tommy Boy': Behind the Laughter (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Supernatural: Phantom Traveler (2005) (TV Episode)
Dean (in a suit) says he look like one of the Blues Brothers
Peep Show: Sectioning (2005) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions the time at university when he and Mark watched this film as part of "All the Blues".
Masters of Horror: Deer Woman (2005) (TV Episode)
Murph & The Magic Tones are playing at the casino
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Stargate SG-1: The Fourth Horseman: Part 2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Hammond: "Congratulations on getting the band back together."
Boys Life 5 (2006) (Video)
In After, a guy says "You three look like the Blues Brothers."
Family Guy: Sibling Rivalry (2006) (TV Episode)
When in the children's park, Stewie shouts to a nearby man (Elwood) "Did ya get me my Cheez Whiz, boy" and the man (Elwood) throws him the "Cheez Whiz" such as the scene in The Blues Brothers where Jake and Elwood arrive at Elwood's apartment for the first time.
A New Wave (2006)
"Blues Brothers suit"
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
Mentioned as one of John Landis's films.
Clerks II (2006)
Dance scene on the street. Randal walking on the counter.
Monster House (2006)
The police car in the movie has the same license plate number as the Bluesmobile, BDR 529.
Four Minutes (2006)
Two action figures of Jake and Elwood appear on the prison director's desk
Crank (2006)
Driving through the mall
Bully (2006) (Video Game)
Most of the cars have the license plate "BDR 529", the same as the Bluesmobile.
Dancing with the Stars: Round 7 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mario & Karina dance the jive to "Shake a Tail Feather"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (Video Game)
A Sharks gang member says "I'm putting the band back together".
Veronica Mars: Of Vice and Men (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced several times in dialogue
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Security guards yelling 'Hut hut hut' while chasing the kids
The Invincible Iron Man (2007) (Video)
Rhodey calls two guards in suits and sunglasses "Jake and Elwood"
According to Jim: Any Man of Mine (2007) (TV Episode)
Jim mentions he and Andy are going to watch it while Cheryl goes to a musical with her gay friend.
It Takes Two: Episode #2.3 (2007) (TV Episode)
A package on Russell Gilbert and Wendy Matthews' rehearsals parodies some of the scenes from this movie, and they perform the song Everybody Needs Somebody.
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Five (2007) (Video)
In "Retirement", when Strong Bad agrees to check one last email each on his two old computers to save his current one, he says a line from the movie (just before he relents): "If it'll save the orphanage..."
Street Fighter: The Later Years: Episode #1.4 (2007) (TV Episode)
Quote "We're bringing the band back together." followed by "We're on a mission from God."
Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007) (TV Episode)
the scene where they sneak to "Minnie the Moocher" is recreated
Manhunt 2 (2007) (Video Game)
One of the Watchdogs looks similar to Elwood.
Witless Protection (2008)
It's dark and we're wearing sunglasses
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
John Belushi is dressed as his Blues Brothers character
Soul Men (2008)
follows the same story template with the same kind of misadventures
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 - The Criminal Projective (2008) (Video Game)
When preparing to go to the sun, Strong Bad says, "It's dark and I'm wearing sunglasses," a line from this movie
General Hospital: Episode #1.11767 (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: TGWTG Team Brawl, 1st Anniversary Video (2009) (TV Episode)
Elevator music and end credits song.
Slimer Mode (2009) (Video)
Bad Movie Beatdown: Beverly Hills Cop III (2009) (TV Episode)
"The car falling apart gag seems more out of The Blues Brothers..."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a $300 question
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $1,200 clue in the category "Father Time"
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: An American Werewolf in London (2009) (TV Episode)
Listed as the other movies by John Landis.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.26 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $400 clue in the category "Stars by Movie Roles"
Battle of the Blades: Episode #1.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
Ron MacLean and Kurt Browning dressed as Jake and Elwood Blues, skate to Soul Man in the movie week opening.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.74 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "'Blue' Movies"
The Cinema Snob: Nudist Colony of the Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
"Not even the Blues Brothers had this much blues"
Psych: A Very Juliet Episode (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "I was right about Mr. T being an extra in 'The Blues Brothers.'"
Deadly Premonition (2010) (Video Game)
Referenced in coffee fortune telling
American Grindhouse (2010)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Nostalgia Critic: Bio-Dome (2010) (TV Episode)
Critic refers to Henry Gibson as "the Nazi from Blues Brothers."
Psychic Experiment (2010)
"I guess we're getting the band back"
Ashes to Ashes: Episode #3.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Blues Brothers tribute act on stage.
The Cinema Snob: Video Violence 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Man v. Food: Phoenix (2010) (TV Episode)
Alice Cooper jokes that one member of the Phoenix Suns would order four fried chickens.
RED (2010)
Morgan Freeman's character Joe Matheson says"We're getting the band back together"
Neue Vahr Süd (2010) (TV Movie)
Cinema in the film is advertising this title.
30 Rock: Live Show (2010) (TV Episode)
Bill Hader says "I've always loved you" when he thinks the plane is about to crash. This is like the Nazi scene in blues brothers.
Post Mortem with Mick Garris: John Landis (2010) (TV Episode)
Landis talks about a scene from his film
Special Collector's Edition: Zombie Town (2010) (TV Episode)
Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking (2010) (TV Movie)
Title shown on graph of Carrie's brain
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Country Bears (2011) (TV Episode)
Jerk describes The Country Bears as a nightmare someone had after watching The Blues Brothers, The Muppet Movie, and Grizzly Man, all in the same night.
Paul (2011)
Moses Buggs: I'm on a mission from God! - is used in 'Blues Brothers.'
Family Guy: Friends of Peter G. (2011) (TV Episode)
Near the end of "Don't Mess with Mr. Booze," two of the AA attendees perform the same rotating vertical leap and backflip that are done by the churchgoers near the end of The Old Landmark. (Sung by James Brown.)
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Bad Movie Beatdown: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2011) (TV Episode)
"As the police cars do their best reenactment of the scene from The Blues Brothers..."
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cool Cars (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Driver: San Francisco (2011) (Video Game)
Mission "Black And Blue" with objective "Drop The Cops And Get To The Church"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Women in Danger (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger says that the R-rated horror films under discussion are nothing like milder R-rated films like this one
Special Collector's Edition: Made in U.S.A. (2011) (TV Episode)
House: Charity Case (2011) (TV Episode)
"I'm putting the band back together"
Special Collector's Edition: Especial Halloween - Braindead (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray/DVD releases of November/December
Rizzoli & Isles: Burning Down the House (2011) (TV Episode)
Korsak says the car from the hit and run reminds him of the Blues Brothers car.
Modern Family: Virgin Territory (2012) (TV Episode)
Luke's "We got a full tank of gas" comment when he's in the driver's seat
The Blockbuster Buster: Wild Wild West (2012) (TV Episode)
Erod wears a Blues Brothers T-shirt
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
The ruler item summons a fat angry nun that hits enemies with a ruler.
Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2012)
Jobs remarks: "We were on a mission from God!"
The Cinema Snob: They Saved Hitler's Brain (2012) (TV Episode)
"The film opens with Jake Blues getting out of prison."
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
"Go get the Nazi who looks like the Nazi from Blues Brothers."
Argo (2012)
In a scene set at The Burbank Studios, two men dressed like Jake and Elwood Blues walk by in the background.
Nostalgia Critic: Video Game Review 2: Blues Brothers SNES (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic reviews the video game cash-in of this movie
10 Metres (2012)
Picture on Scott's wall
The Mind of a Chef: Japan (2012) (TV Episode)
This movie is mentioned.
Legit: Dreams (2013) (TV Episode)
Jim says "We're on a mission from God" and puts on sunglasses. Also mentions title.
Robot Chicken: Botched Jewel Heist (2013) (TV Episode)
"How much for the little girl"
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
The Girl from Ipanema used as elevator music
Phineas and Ferb: Der Kinderlumper/Just Desserts (2013) (TV Episode)
Doofenshmirtz's song and dance are based on the song "Minnie the Moocher", which is used in this film
Raising Hope: Making the Band (2013) (TV Episode)
Smokey says, "We're getting the band back together!"
Revolution: Ghosts (2013) (TV Episode)
On Echo Base Randall says to Rachel "We're putting the band back together"
Only God Forgives (2013)
Billy tries to convince a father to sell him his children.
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Minions Dave and Stuart drive through The Paradise Shopping Mall like Jake and Elwood does to escape the police.
The World's End (2013)
"We're getting the band back together."
Sam & Cat: #MotorcycleMystery (2013) (TV Episode)
The license plate of Sam's motorcycle is BDR529, the same as the Blues Mobile in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers".
Hasta mañana (2013)
Movie poster in Léo's room.
Bum Reviews: Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) (TV Episode)
"We could have the Dark Knight fighting the Blues Brothers."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Comic Book Quickies #2 (2014) (TV Episode)
"...being sold by the Blues Brothers here."
Toy Hunter: Toy Touchdown (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jordan.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
There is big NYPD car crash pile up much what happens to the Chicago police cars
Supernatural: Meta Fiction (2014) (TV Episode)
"We're getting the band back together"
London et Kirschenbaum: Episode dated 27 May 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Yaron London
Missing Reel: Car Chase Pictures (2014) (TV Episode)
A still of the car in the mall is shown
The Cinema Snob: Can't Stop the Music (2014) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions this movie came out the exact same day as "Can't Stop the Music"
Dancing with the Stars: Memorable Moments Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lynne McGranger during her rehearsal highlights before she and Carmelo dance their Jive to the song Shake A Tail Feather.
Detectorists: Episode #1.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Lance comments to Andy "I was thinkin' of getting the band back together."
A Very SpaghettiBicycle Christmas Collab (2014) (Video)
Spaghetti wears a Blue Brothers T-shirt throughout the special.
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8550 (2015) (TV Episode)
Chesney and Craig dress as the Blues Brothers.
Uncle: Episode #2.4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Andy and Errol dress as Jake and Elwood fpr the Halloween party.
TV-Quizzen: Satire (2015) (TV Episode)
Honest Trailers: Super Mario Bros (2015) (TV Episode)
"They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God!"
Castle: What Lies Beneath (2015) (TV Episode)
Dave was on a "mission from God", which is the most famous tag line from the Blues Brothers
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: The Sadist (2015) (TV Episode)
Depicted on Ryan's shirt.
Fallout 4 (2015) (Video Game)
A prisoner file on the terminal in the BADTFL building has the name "Jake Redds", which is based on Jake. The inventory listed in the computer is nearly identical to the items returned to Jake Blues upon his release.
The Big Short (2015)
Poster is seen in a highlight reel of the 80s
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.53 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe in a question asked to Chris about its sequel during his Cash Builder round.
Open Season: Scared Silly (2015) (Video)
Shaw says, "We're getting the band back together."
Lego Marvel's Avengers (2016) (Video Game)
Squirrel Girl says, "We got the band back together!"
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Batman (1989) (2016) (TV Episode)
Car crashes in this movie mentioned.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.45 (2016) (TV Episode)
The contestants are asked a question about the name of Jake's brother in the cult movie during the Final Chase.
The Nice Guys (2016)
Both films feature the same elevator music.
Honest Game Trailers: Angry Birds (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Reel Iconic: The Blue Brothers (2016) (TV Episode)
In reference to the title of the episode.
Jay Leno's Garage: Crime Fighters (2016) (TV Episode)
Jay and Dan Aykroyd discuss the film
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Worst Stallone Performances (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)
Screen-print poster shown
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.63 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Directors on Film" category
Saturday Night Live: Felicity Jones/Sturgill Simpson (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update
Teen Titans Go!: The Streak - Part 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Robin tells Beast Boy they cannot be a team because they are simply a "couple." An image of them as Elwood and Jake is shown.
What It's Like Trying to Be an Actor (2017) (Short)
Hollywood titles are apart of this short's plot.
Making History: Pilot (2017) (TV Episode)
Dan tells Paul Revere that he and Chris are the Blues Brothers
Win It All (2017)
A guy at the game says Eddie and Nick look like them.
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #3.12 (2017) (TV Episode)
Martin Dejdar and Ondrej Ruml talk about it and re-enact a scene from it.
The Cinema Snob: Windy City (2017) (TV Episode)
"Danny gets in touch with his inner Jake and Elwood..."
Cars 3 (2017)
A bumper sticker during the end credits reads, "I like both kinds of music: Country AND Western."
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: HK: Hentai Kamen 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kalkofe, discussing his "Mr. Vacuum" costume
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Reunion (2017) (TV Episode)
Drawing of Jake and line 'and here is your receipt' on the cash register.
Justice League (2017)
Bruce: "So, we're not getting the band back together."
Satan's Girls (2017) (TV Short)
The line "We're on a mission from Satan" is a reference to the Blues Brother's line "We're on a mission from God"
The Simpsons: The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used To Be (2017) (TV Episode)
Beauty salon is called Curl Up & Dye
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #11.29 (2018) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question
Death Wish (2018)
police car crash pile up
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
"The Girl From Ipanema" playing in elevator
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Visual cues during the car chase are homaged
Granada Reports: 8 August 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.
Bob's Burgers: Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street (2018) (TV Episode)
Edith and Harold dress up as the Blues Brothers
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with The Santa Clause (2018) (TV Episode)
"What is this, the f*cking Blues Brothers?"
The Blacklist: Dr. Hans Koehler (No. 33) (2019) (TV Episode)
At the sports bar, Dembe asks if the other two men want an orange whip, using nearly the exact same lines used by John Candy in the film: "Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips."
Tamara's Never Seen: Highlander (2019) (TV Episode)
Doug Walker's t-shirt.
The Last Leg: Episode #18.3 (2019) (TV Episode)
At the end of the show, a Blues Brothers tribute band performs a song about the election of the new UK Prime Minister.

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Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Murder, She Wrote: The Corpse Flew First Class (1987) (TV Episode)
The film is playing on the tv screen during the flight.
Biography: To John with Love: A Tribute to John Candy (1995) (TV Episode)
Clip is presented.
The Universal Story (1996) (TV Movie)
clip shown
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
The Spirit of America (2001) (Short)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1980 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
Drake & Josh: Blues Brothers (2004) (TV Episode)
Drake & Josh watch it on TV
Transposing the Music (2005) (Video)
clips shown
Remembering John (2005) (Video)
clips shown
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Gout (2006) (TV Episode)
A short clip of the Bluesmobile being hunt by Chicaco police cars gets shown.
Interactive Film Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Clip used
Best! Movies! Ever!: Dance Sequences (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best dance sequences in films
20 to 1: Funny Films (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown when it is the subject of a segment.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Chases (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the best movie chase scenes
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "We're on a mission from God."
TV Land Confidential: Movies (2007) (TV Episode)
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 12 March 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip of this film is shown during a mention of the late John Belushi.
Cinemassacre's Top 10 Car Chases (2008) (Short)
The #2 pick.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when referenced
20 to 1: Scene-Stealing Songs (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on the song Shake Your Tail Feather.
20 to 1: Big Screen Buddies (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Jake and Elwood Blues.
Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) (TV Movie)
Discussed and clips shown in part 1.
Nostalgia Critic: Waterworld (2010) (TV Episode)
Scene of Jake talking about buying the women
Hollywood's Top Ten: Mall Madness (2010) (TV Episode)
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Nostalgia Critic: Once Upon a Forest (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip from the movie.
Music Movies: The Blues Brothers (2011) (TV Episode)
movie's soundtrack is reviewed
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.211 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of closing jailhouse scene
Hollywood's Top Ten: Super Soundtracks (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, clips shown
De wereld draait door: Episode #7.37 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.25 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of numerous police cars giving chase inserted into clip of Ohio traffic stop
Nostalgia Critic: Doug's 1st Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
Elwood introducing the band while acknowledging the armed police officers in attendance.
Nostalgia Critic: Child's Play (2011) (TV Episode)
recalling the chase through the mall.
Nostalgia Critic: Dunston Checks In (2012) (TV Episode)
Hoards of police cars show up.
Too Young to Die: John Belushi - Ein Leben über dem Limit (2012) (TV Episode)
Documentary about this title's star
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.41 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip of crashing highway patrol cars edited into news report about doughnuts injected with alcohol
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Fictional Bands in Movies (2012) (TV Episode)
The Blues Brothers are #5.
Space Derps (2013) (Short)
The theme is heard early on in the film.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Car Chases in Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
The mission from God is #3.
Anime Abandon: Art of Fighting (2013) (TV Episode)
the music plays over a massive police car pile-up
Anime Abandon: Golgo 13 (2013) (TV Episode)
"That was ridiculous, but not quite Elwood ridiculous."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
The Blues Brothers is #8.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Nostalgia Critic: Blues Brothers 2000 (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic draws comparisons to the original and the shitty sequel
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Nazis in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Illinois Nazis get an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shades Wearing Characters in Movies and TV (2014) (TV Episode)
Jake & Elwood Blues are #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Car Crashes (2015) (TV Episode)
Police Pile Up is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Badass Movie Drivers (2015) (TV Episode)
The Blues Brothers are #7.
Half in the Bag: 10 Cloverfield Lane and Me Him Her (2016) (TV Episode)
movie clips are shown when Mike talks about Milwaukee being used as a film location
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Chase Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The Mission from God gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Career Defining Comedies (2016) (TV Episode)
The Blues Brothers, which defined the career of John Belushi, gets an honorable mention.
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Worst Movie Sequels (2017) (TV Episode)
discusses the original when talking about the horrible sequel
WatchMojo: Top 10 Awesome Action Scenes in Comedies (2017) (TV Episode)
60 Cars, Two Brothers, One Chase is #6.
Best of the Worst: The Sweeper, Empire of the Dark, and Mad Foxes (2017) (TV Episode)
mall car chase is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Badass Movie Tattoos - Part 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Jake & Elwood Blues' tattoos are #9.
The Andrew Klavan Show: Freedom's Greatest Enemy (2017) (TV Episode)
Andrew shows a clip of the excuses scene.
Aretha Franklin: Respect (2018) (TV Movie)
footage shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Unrealistic Car Jump Scenes in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Backflip AND Freefall is #4.


Psycho (1960)

Spoofed in 

Diff'rent Strokes: The Bicycle Man: Part 2 (1983) (TV Episode)
Philip Drummond says "Booze Brothers".
Diff'rent Strokes: Hooray for Hollywood: Part 2 (1984) (TV Episode)
Spoofed by the cast as part of an audience show
A View to a Kill (1985)
Police car chase up to bridge when car leaps over and police are foiled
Palm Harbor Vice (1991)
Jake Maniola is a spoof of John Belushi's character, wearing identical wardrobe. When the police pull Jake's criminal record, it is a Blues Brothers album.
Sister Act (1992)
Jake and Elwood can be seen standing at the back of the church in the exact same pose as when they are at the Triple Rock Baptist Church.
Airheads (1994)
Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996) (Video)
The "Code Red" scene is a loose parody of the end of The Blues Brothers
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
The scene in which Austin collects his possessions after being unfrozen is based on Jake Blues collecting his possessions at the start of the film after being paroled
Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) (Video Game)
After recruiting Myron in New Reno, You have a dialogue option beginning with the words: "It's 106 miles to Arroyo, we got a full fusion cell, half a pack of radaway... "
The Simpsons: Bart to the Future (2000) (TV Episode)
When Bart is singing, a laser grid protects him from bottles being thrown at him- a parody of scene in the Blues Brothers
Chicken Run (2000)
ReBoot: My Two Bobs (2001) (TV Movie)
Mission Hill: Happy Birthday, Douchebag (2002) (TV Episode)
Andy books a Blues Brothers tribute band for Kevin's birthday
Shrek 4-D (2003) (Short)
Donkey says "We got a donkey driving a carriage made from an onion. It's dark and our horses are wearing sunglasses"
The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004) (Video)
Music played while Pumbaa and Timon are trying to break up Simba and Nala is the same song that is used frequently in Blues Brothers
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004) (TV Series)
Bloo puts on a pair of Sunglasses and then says "it's 106 blocks to Mac, I've got a full bladder, half an idea of where I'm going, it's Tuesday. and I'm wearing sunglases.", then Frankie walks over to a window, opens it, and says "hit it", and Bloo ttakes a running jump out of the window. (Parody of Elwood's line before the leave the concert venue to return to Chicago).
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei: Comeback (2005) (TV Episode)
Semir drives Schröder's old Chevrolet Caprice, painted like the original "Blues Brothers" - Monaco.
Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) (TV Episode)
The mall scene is spoofed
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Mr. & Mrs Smith have to wait in an elevator as The Girl From Ipanema plays, just as in the Blues Brothers.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Bye Bye Nerdy (2005) (TV Episode)
Bloo says "It's one hundred six and a half blocks to Mac, I've got a full bladder, half an idea where I'm going, it's Tuesday and I'm wearing sunglasses." Frankie: "Hit it!"
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
When Dick and Jane steal their neighbors car they crash through a shopping mall window and are dressed as the Blues Brothers.
Family Guy: Sibling Rivalry (2006) (TV Episode)
An animated Elwood throws a can of cheez whiz in the result of the demand by Stewie - "Did you get my cheez whiz?!"
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
the entire car chase sequence and the entrance into the sewer
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006) (Video)
Ryan gives the famous "We've got a full tank of gas"-speech right before the boys go on the road. When he is finished the all put on their sunglasses.
Family Guy: Road to Germany (2008) (TV Episode)
The pile up of police cars after the submarine crashes
A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008) (Short)
The duo's parking style when delivering bread is the same as Jake and Elwood's
The Drawn Together Movie! (2010)
The jumping prepyterians that are part of the Suck My Taint Girl show.
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011) (TV Movie)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his clone as Jake and Elwood Blues
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole: Robert Louis Stevenson's Belushi (2012) (TV Episode)
Jim Belushi sings a bit of "Sweet Home Chicago". Later he re-enacts a scene from this movie.
The Venture Bros.: Venture Libre (2013) (TV Episode)
The exaggerated behavior of the soldiers who storm the Venture compound. They even keep saying "Hup! Hup! Hup!" over and over.
The Lego Movie (2014)
After Emmet and Wyldstyle escape from Bricksburg, police cars crash and pile up on each other just like in The Blues Brothers.
The Other Woman (2014)
Carly Whitten: "We're getting the band back together."
Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
The Maitre d' at 'Le Chou Brule' is an animated lookalike of Alan Rubin (Mr Fabulous) who was working as Maitre d' at 'Chez Paul' before being recruited back to the band.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah and the 'bots keep saying "Hut" like the SWAT team in this movie.
The Venture Bros.: The Unicorn in Captivity (2018) (TV Episode)
OSI swarms toward the Monarch saying "hut-hut-hut" over and over again.

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