Flash Gordon (1980)
Narrated by Peter Wyngarde (Klytus), the special includes a promotional sequence for the film.
Advertised on a theater marquee.
This then recent film of actor Topol is referred to and discussed.
Movie theater marquee
Jason tells Eldred "Yeah, I like the movies, but. Good stuff like Star Wars and Flash Gordon."
Albert Au (aka Kodojak) wears an Emperor Ming costume during the ballet scene.
A Flash Gordon pinball machine can be seen in the arcade at the beginning of the film
Title mentioned by Sybil Danning while introducing Ornella Muti
In both movies, a character goes through a brainwashing and avoids its effects by thinking of many different things, but for a while acts like he's brainwashed for real.
Dark Helmet's Schwartz-ring that he uses to zap the Spaceball in the groin with at the movie's beginning is identical to the ring worn by Emperor Ming in Flash Gordon.
An LP of the soundtrack is proped up behind a record player in one scene.
Crow, Joel, and Tom sing the refrain from "Flash".
"Flash" is one of the nicknames Joe calls Jimmy. Flash Gordon was also a quarterback.
Frank Sidebottom sings his own version of "Flash's Theme".
A poster of the 1980 movie can be seen in Chesterton's apartment.
Ted shows a picture of Emperor Ming from this movie and talks about him.
Ming features in one of the sketches.
Use of the Ming screen effect at the beginning and end of a communication.
Liz calls Shaun "Flash" when he comes to her rescue.
When Kim Jung-Il dies on the spike on the German's helmet, it is a recreation of Ming the Merciless dying on the spike at the nose of his ship.
The Wicked Witch of the West's sky castle is exactly like the Sky City in 1980's Flash Gordon, complete with matching skies, and the shots of the Flying Monkeys leaving the castle mirror those of the Hawk Men leaving Sky City.
"Call me Ming the Merciful"
The skaters skate to "Flash's Theme" in the big finale.
In "Space Program", Strong Bad's Space Captainface song is a reference to this movie's theme song
Tea: "Yugi, I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the earth!"
The Master's ring is picked up from the ashes of his funeral pyre by an unidentified hand and evil laughter is heard, similar to the final scene of Flash Gordon.
Sam Jones, who starred as Flash in the film, guest-stars in this episode.
In the sci-fi story, Nottingham is dressed similar to Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon.
A character exclaims "I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!"
Ira reference and sings a bar of "Flash's Theme" by Queen
The sound that is heard with the gleam of Gideon Graves ring is same as Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon.
Mentioned by Sonia Kruger in the green room after Rob Palmer and Alana Patience dance the Cha Cha.
Still frame in opening credits sequence.
Brian May's theme music is the subject of a $2,000 question
Megamind is impaled on the Metrotower spike, this references the end of Ming the Merciless who is impaled on a rocket nose cone.
Clive wears a Ming the Merciless shirt.
There is an achivement titled "Saviour of the Universe" part of "Flash's Theme" lyrics
Queen's music for the movie is discussed
Panda calls Gary Oldman's character "Flash Gordon"
A poster for this movie is on the wall during the W segment.
Mentioned by Johnny Valda.
James comments that the movie was awesome.
Mentioned. Poster shown.
Mentioned during interview, at one point Brian Blessed does the famous "Gordon's alive!" quote.
One of the moves in Amir's dance is called "Flash Gordon"
Selina references Ming the Merciless' name.
All the sword designs are the same as in this 1980 cult film. Both films make use of 1980s music as well.
Mentioned in dialogue
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Alf says Jett will be in "More strife than Flash Gordon"
Mark Wahlberg refers to Sam J. Jones's role as Flash Gordon
Kalkofe said that the producer of Flash Gordon avoided that Supersonic Man would be called Flash Man
Josh Meyers recalls leaving school at lunchtime to go home and watch the movie
Referenced by Joe Sugg.
Mentioned when discussing Sam Jones.
Brian McFadden references the film.
Michael compares an old microphone to "a laser from Flash".
slightly altered version of Queen's "Flash" theme used for the space battle
Referenced by Tomás.
"he found out she's not the Sam Jones who played Flash Gordon!"
mentioned by Kalkofe, recalling Deep Roy's career
Title character action figure shown.
This Documentary is about the making of this film
Line "I love you but we only have 14 hours to save the earth!"
Snoke's guards resemble Ming's guards in 'Flash Gordon'.
Toys are shown
Iron Man, Spider-Man and Star-Lord reference Flash Gordon at one point.
Brainiac says, "Who wants to live forever?"
Brendon mentions the Space Queen costume as "Barbarella meets Ming the Merciless meets some kind of Disney villain."
Brought up in discussion.
The band performing the song to a screen showing clips from the film
Queen's video for their song includesmany clips from the film.
This film is featured in this episode.
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Cllip of the show shown.
the video "Flash" is the video of a song from the movie's soundtrack and in the video there are several minutes of segments from the movie are shown
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
As part of Max von Sydow's filmography
Film is reviewed in this episode
Ted and John watch the movie.
Flash Gordon is #6.
Ming the Merciless gets an honorable mention.
The cliffhanger at the end of Flash Gordon is #10.
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk" + clip shown
Flash Gordon is #10.
movie is reviewed
Princess Aura gets an honorable mention.
The battle with the Hawkman is #8.
The pillow fight in Flash Gordon is #10.
Flash Gordon is #6.
Clips from the movie are shown.
One character is a parody of Ming the Merciless
Prince Vultan and a squadron of Hawkmen fend off the German fighters.
Ronnie fights the police as "The Hero" from this movie plays.
Emperor Zing's name is a pun on Emperor Ming from Flash Gordon.
The Monarch is dressed like Ming.
Nuntuk and evil Unulaq in Varrick's movers resemble both Flash Gordon and Evil Emperor Ming.