Gremlins (1984) Poster



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Remade as 

The Keith and Paddy Picture Show: Christmas Special: Gremlins (2018) (TV Episode)
Spoof remake of key scenes from the movie.


Gremlins (1984) (Video Game)
This is the Atari 2600 video game created as a tie-in to the movie.
Gremlins (1985) (Video Game)
This is the Apple II video game created as a tie-in to the movie.
Gremlins (1986) (Video Game)
This is the Atari 5200 video game created as a tie-in to the movie.
Gremlins: Unleashed! (2001) (Video Game)
This is a video game based on the character of the film.
Gremlins: Stripe Versus Gizmo (2002) (Video Game)
The is a video game based on the events of the film.


Bambi (1942)
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
The film's title is seen on the Bijou Cinema marquee in It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
Feed the Kitty (1952) (Short)
The film's poster is visible in Billy's attic bedroom.
Them! (1954)
The film's poster is visible in Billy's attic bedroom.
Rabbit Rampage (1955) (Short)
Music from the short is re-orchestrated and is heard as background music during the theater scene.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Robbie the Robot appears in the background at the inventors' convention. During his second appearance, he is heard to repeat his lines from "Forbidden Planet", including "Would 60 gallons suffice?"
Hemo the Magnificent (1957) (TV Movie)
Playing on projector in Mr. Hanson's classroom.
Big Time Operators (1957)
The projector running out of film is copied from smallest show. The cinemas in both films has the same name.
Beginning of the End (1957)
The film's poster is visible in Billy's attic bedroom.
The Blob (1958)
The Time Machine (1960)
The time machine is seen at the inventors' convention. It subsequently disappears.
Goldfinger (1964)
Gerald says "Give me a vodka martini. Shake, don't stir".
The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
Gizmo and snowplow through garage door
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The scene in the department store where Stripe attacks Billy with a chainsaw.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The movie theater marquee in the opening credits advertises "Watch the Skies," the original title for "Close Encounters."
The Howling (1981)
The smiley-face sticker on Billy's refrigerator, since Eddie Quist left them as his calling card. Joe Dante directed both movies.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
The film's poster is visible in Billy's attic bedroom.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Stripe hides in a pile of toys similar to a scene from this movie, and the toy in front of him is of E.T. Also, the movie theater in Kingston Falls features "A Boy's Life", which was the working title for "E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial"
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
When Billy leads Pete up to his room to show him the Mogwai, a rolled up movie poster for "Twilight Zone The Movie" can be seen standing on end against a wall. Director Joe Dante directed one of the sequences for that film a year earlier.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Annie Potts/Shelley Winters/Ronnie Shakes (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he refers to the new PG-13 rating
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Miss Piggy/Howie Mandel/John McCosker (1984) (TV Episode)
Howie Mandel recalls his audition for the movie
Saturday's the Place! (1984) (TV Movie)
Howie Mandel mentions the film, then he and Frank Welker digress into their character voices.
Ghoulies (1984)
Very similar creatures.
Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez: Montecarlo años 20 (1984) (TV Episode)
The host compares the Chollo into Antichollo transformation to the gremlins' one.
Fast Forward (1985)
Movie poster shown outside a movie theater shortly before Debbie and Meryl are attacked.
Diff'rent Strokes: Blue Collar Drummond (1985) (TV Episode)
Sam McKinney is scared by Gremlins.
Wonders in Letterland: Arrival in Letterland (1985) (TV Episode)
A mint in box Gremlins toy is visible in the toy shop window.
The Goonies (1985)
When Chunk calls the police to explain about the Fratellis, the cop disbelieves him, recalling all of Chunk''s wild stories. One involved "little creatures that mutate when you pour water on them."
Explorers (1985)
A newspaper headline is "Kingston Falls 'Riot' Still Unexplained."
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
In the beginning when Pee-wee is playing with his toy truck, at the foot of the bed is a Spike toy from Gremlins.
Inspector Gadget: Gadget in Minimadness (1985) (TV Episode)
The linguinis are inspred by the Gremlins themselves.
Making Contact (1985)
The film's poster is seen.
The Twilight Zone: Her Pilgrim Soul/I of Newton (1985) (TV Episode)
The Devil says, "You mention Dante to most people these days and they ask you how you liked Gremlins (1984)."
Dead End (1985)
Zombie is playing with a Gizmo doll.
Troll (1986)
Both films make a rethinking of mythical creatures which come from fantasy worlds and are capable of being very dangerous.
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Poster is shown in Paula's room.
Critters (1986)
Evil little creatures.
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Character Fidget looks, sounds and behaves (mischievously) like the Gremlin Stripe and both films have a scene in a toyshop where the protagonists use toys as vehicles and weapons suited to their small physical size. Both scenes also have a friendly dog (full size).
Cool It: Episode #2.2 (1986) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned and imitated by Phil Cool.
Munchies (1987)
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Sara has a backpack with Gizmo on it.
Innerspace (1987)
Early in the movie, a brown AMC Gremlin is prominently displayed, a reference to director Joe Dante's movie, which he made with several of this movie's cast and crew members.
The Dark Side (1987)
"Gremlins" video case is seen in the video store.
Esto es un atraco (1987)
A poster of the film can be seen in a videostore.
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
"Gremlins" video case is seen in the video store.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Popcorn grows into evil and dangerous little creatures.
Hobgoblins (1988)
Mac and Me (1988)
The 'Burbs (1989)
There's a box of Gremlins Cereal by the Peterson's sink, a reference to the movie also directed by Joe Dante.
Return of the Family Man (1989)
It is referenced.
Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990)
John calls one of the demon minions a Gremlin.
Kamillions (1990)
The Flash: Ghost in the Machine (1990) (TV Episode)
Not knowing what the Kremlin, Tex says, "Kremlins? You mean those cute little furry dudes from the movie?"
Cool It: Cool It Special (1990) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Phil Cool.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
"Gremlins" video case is seen in the video store.
Clarissa Explains It All: Urge to Drive (1991) (TV Episode)
Janet thinks the Gremlin Clarissa wants to buy is a magical creature instead of a car.
Dead Alive (1992)
Zombies are put in a blender like the Gremlins.
Critters 4 (1992)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror III (1992) (TV Episode)
Homer buys his son a present from an Asian man in a similar fashion to Mr. Peltzer in the film.
At the Movies: Matinee/Alive/Body of Evidence/Sniper (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Matinee" review.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Baby Comes Out (1993) (TV Episode)
Will says, "and whatever you do, never ever feed her after midnight."
Seinfeld: The Smelly Car (1993) (TV Episode)
"Gremlins" video case is seen on a shelf in video store.
Freaked (1993)
Prehysteria! (1993)
The Wrong Trousers (1993) (Short)
Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith (1993) (TV Episode)
"Gremlins" video case is on a shelf in Karl's Video Store.
Time Machine: The Journey Back (1993) (Video)
Rod Taylor refers to the film.
Funny Man (1994)
A gremlin is seen.
True Lies (1994)
The family's dog is called Gizmo.
Pet Shop (1994)
Shape-shifting creatures as pets.
Troldspejlet: Matinee (1994) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Matinee (1993).
Law & Order: Privileged (1995) (TV Episode)
Jack refers to the film.
Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) (TV Episode)
"Gremlins" video case is on a shelf in Karl's Video Store.
Two If by Sea (1996)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Troldspejlet: Frankenstein and Me (1997) (TV Episode)
Forrest J Ackerman mentions the film during a guided tour through his Acker Mansion, a huge collection of sci-fi and monster memorabilia.
Small Soldiers (1998)
The skull on Alan's desk is a Gremlin skull. When Alan is looking for the other Gorgonites, a Gizmo keychain is in the trash. A password for one of the Toymakers is "Gizmo."
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
The film's poster is visible in the Dreamworks office.
Blood II: The Chosen (1998) (Video Game)
Gremlins which resemble the ones in the movie are found in the Nightmare Levels.
So Weird: Simplicity (1999) (TV Episode)
Gremlins are the supernatural creatures of this episode.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
When Barbie is driving the car and hits the bouncy balls, it references a similar scene in Gremlins when Gizmo is driving a toy car and hits a shelf and tennis balls and basketballs come down on top of him.
Great Performances: Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation (2000) (TV Episode)
Props of the creatures are seen in Joe Dante's office.
The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect (2000) (TV Movie)
The film is mentioned.
Quiet (2002) (Short)
A man puts a dog in a microwave oven to kill it and says to the camera, "I saw them do this in 'Gremlins.'"
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Stitch behaves similar to a gremlin.
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre (2002) (TV Movie)
Prop from this film is visible.
Saturday Night Live: Nia Vardalos/Eve (2002) (TV Episode)
Picture shown during Glenda Goodwin, Attorney at Law.
My Wife and Kids: Blackout (2003) (TV Episode)
Michael puts on Gremlins for Kady to watch.
Chappelle's Show: Make-A-Wish & Fisticuff (2003) (TV Episode)
In the camera sketch, Dave asks the shop owner jokingly if he can buy a Gremlin.
Friends: The One with the Lottery (2003) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Ross.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Musical score from Gremlins heard in film. In both movies, Jerry Goldsmith provided the score, and Joe Dante directed.
Citizen Shane (2004)
A Gizmo doll is visible on a shelf.
High Chaparall: Bad People: Corey Feldman (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced during guest introduction segment, as on of three movies that made Corey a superstar.
The Last Shot (2004)
The film's poster is seen on wall.
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
The film is mentioned.
Game Box 1.0 (2004)
Bugs in computer games are referred to as "Gremlins."
Teen Titans: Don't Touch That Dial (2005) (TV Episode)
The warning to "never feed Xinthos after midnight" or "get it wet" is a reference to lines in the movie, "Gremlins."
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
"Gremlins" DVD is seen in the video store.
Veronica Mars: Weapons of Class Destruction (2005) (TV Episode)
"Gremlin gumming up the works?"
The Great Yokai War (2005)
A small monster is cooked (and killed) in the microwave oven.
Margaret Cho: Assassin (2005) (TV Special)
The film is mentioned.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) (TV Special)
"Gremlins" video case is on a shelf in Karl's Video Store.
Belcebú: Tómame, soy tu Puta del Infierno (2005) (TV Movie)
In the Nick of Time: Episode #1.9 (2005) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
How I Met Your Mother: The Wedding (2006) (TV Episode)
Marshall talks about feeding Gremlins after midnight.
Scrubs: My New God (2006) (TV Episode)
J.D. says that "Gizmo" would be a good "prison name" for himself.
Scrubs: My Own Personal Hell (2006) (TV Episode)
Turk refers to J.D. under the code name "Gizmo."
The Simpsons: Bart Has Two Mommies (2006) (TV Episode)
Homer asks about Gremlins and then says, "I'm going to get them so wet."
Saturday Night Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Paul Simon (2006) (TV Episode)
The film is referenced in Unsolved Mysteries.
Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation Z.E.R.O. (2006) (TV Movie)
Evil 'agified' hamsters run amok Gremlins-style.
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
In both films, a panicked character throws an attacking creature into a microwave, causing it to explode.
Psych: Who Ya Gonna Call? (2006) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions "Gremlins" when trying to remember where he stole the 'haunted indian burial ground' gimmick from.
Chris & Reed in: Nightmares! (2006) (Short)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
ER: Heart of the Matter (2006) (TV Episode)
A baby is called a Gremlin.
The Good Night (2007)
Mel says, "That's like inviting gremlins to a pool party."
ER: From Here to Paternity (2007) (TV Episode)
A baby is called a Gremlin.
Silence (2007) (Short)
Jordi remembers when both he and his mother had to leave the theater because of bad Mogwai/Gremlins.
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
Mogwai are mentioned.
Nostalgia Critic: Transformers: The Movie Review (2007) (TV Episode)
The Critic compares a character to the gremlins.
Comedy Fight Club: Punk (2007) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Nalle.
Elf Bowling the Movie: The Great North Pole Elf Strike (2007)
In flight movie in Elf Class.
South Park: Imaginationland (2007) (TV Episode)
A Gremlin is seen in Imaginationland.
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode II (2007) (TV Episode)
Gizmo can be seen in Imaginationland.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 3 (2007) (Video)
In "Happy Hallow-day", The Cheat's Halloween costume is of Gizmo.
Lost: The Economist (2008) (TV Episode)
Sawyer calls Ben "Gizmo."
Imaginationland: The Movie (2008) (Video)
Gizmo can be seen in Imaginationland.
Filler! (2008) (Short)
The Swedish Backpacker is wearing a Gizmo backpack.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
As Abe and Manning are walking through the halls of the Bureau, they pass a staff member carrying one of the creatures from "Gremlins." Manning gives a quick, puzzled look back at it."
Cyprien (2009)
Gizmo doll visible at Godzilla Internet Café.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Contestant mentions having named his dog after a gremlin.
Best Worst Movie (2009)
Movie poster seen in background.
Nostalgia Critic: Rock-A-Doodle (2009) (TV Episode)
"Must have the same bright-light syndrome as the gremlins do."
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Atari Jaguar: Part 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
An image of a gremlin from this movie was shown when the Nerd mentions that there's gremlins in the Mutant Penguin game.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett said on the top 5 Monsters/Ailens Gremlins is excluded because its a group of films.
Saturday Night Live: Seth Rogen/Phoenix (2009) (TV Episode)
Bill Hader talks to a friend like Gizmo on his cellphone.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
A man says this movie scared him as a child.
The Hangover (2009)
Phil says Allan is like a Gremlin for all the rules Tracy gave about him.
University of Andy: How to Tell if You're Dating a Crazy (2009) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Andy.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Black Cauldron (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster of the film is shown when Hewy discusses horror movies with PG ratings.
Tosh.0: Billoon45 (2009) (TV Episode)
A still is shown of a Mogwai.
Suck (2009)
Suck's Rockin' Roger is a take-off of Gremlins' Rockin' Ricky Rialto.
Micmacs (2009)
"Gremlins" DVD is on the shelf in the video store.
How I Met Your Mother: Definitions (2009) (TV Episode)
Barney explains that the rules of dating are the same as the rules for Gremlins.
The Big Bang Theory: The Pirate Solution (2009) (TV Episode)
They mention watching the movie to celebrate Columbus day since it is a Chris Columbus film.
White Collar: All In (2009) (TV Episode)
Neal recites the rules for the caring of Mogwais to an elderly oriental man.
Scrubs: Our Drunk Friend (2009) (TV Episode)
Dr. Turk compares Dr. Mahoney with a Gremlin.
The Cinema Snob: Troll (2009) (TV Episode)
Snob talks about how this started a trend of "creature features."
Muchachada nui: Episode #4.2 (2010) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by a character in the segment "Celebrities."
Greek: Love, Actually, Possibly, Maybe... Or Not (2010) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned.
The Big Sleaze (2010)
Mogwai seen in a casting session.
American Grindhouse (2010)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Nostalgia Critic: The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (2010) (TV Episode)
"We just sell Mogwais and Frogurt here."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Dancing with the Stars 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question.
NCIS: Moonlighting (2010) (TV Episode)
When DiNozzo sees scars on Palmer's back, he yells "Someone fed him after midnight."
Nostalgia Critic: Drop Dead Fred (2010) (TV Episode)
The Critic mentions that Phoebe Cates also starred in this film.
The Pack (2010)
The film is mentioned during end credits.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
The film's poster seen on Mr. Coat's wall.
Hollywood's Best Film Directors: Joe Dante (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster seen on wall.
Special Collector's Edition: Exploradores (2010) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Haunted Mansion (2010) (TV Episode)
Film Brain wears a "Gremlins" t-shirt with the character Stripe on it.
Tales from the Future: In the Beginning (2010) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned.
Midnight Movie Review: The Hole (2010) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in an overview on Joe Dante's career.
American Dad!: Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls (2010) (TV Episode)
Doug is dressed as Gizmo for Halloween.
Where Is Your Head (2010) (Short)
"Gremlins" DVD is visible on a shelf in the living room.
Secret Garden: Episode #1.13 (2010) (TV Episode)
Ra Im wears a Gizmo sweatshirt.
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Shasta on "What Up with That?"
Nostalgia Critic: Little Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
The monster can be repelled by bright lights and sunlight will kill him.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Swarm of the Century (2010) (TV Episode)
Spike giving Twilight's initial parasprite a snack during the night refers to the scene in which the nighttime feeding of a Mogwai leads to disaster.
The Ricky Gervais Show: Clive Warren (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Ricky Gervais.
Saturday Night Live: Russell Brand/Chris Brown (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Stefon on Weekend Update.
Greek: Midnight Clear (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Cappie.
Parks and Recreation: Media Blitz (2011) (TV Episode)
Andy refers to April's grandmother as "Gizmo."
Attack the Block (2011)
Gremlins are referenced.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Dragon's Secret (2011) (TV Episode)
The Pawn Shop at the beginning of the episode, complete with a Mogwai pet.
Good Bad Flicks: Super Mario Bros (2011) (TV Episode)
A DVD of the film is shown in a Best Buy ad.
This Week in Horror: Trailers from Hell (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is dicsussed.
Destination Truth: Thai Tree People/Aiya Napa Monster (2011) (TV Episode)
A Gizmo toy can be seen in the toy shop in Japan.
Something Borrowed (2011)
Ethan likens Claire to a "gremlin".
The Nostalgia Teen: Buddy (2011) (TV Episode)
"Don't put that Mogwai in water!"
The Smurfs (2011)
The Smurfs run around the toy store.
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
Dialogue from the film is quoted.
Dark Horse (2011)
Poster, figurines and lunch box in Abe's room, also a figurine in his office.
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #63 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ask That Guy is asked when after midnight can you feed the Gremlins.
Movie Nights: The Fly II (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned as also featuring effects by Chris Wallace.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Ghoul Fools (2011) (TV Episode)
Sandy says that she was looking for Krabby Patty gremlins.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Diary of the Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
Film Brain wears a "Gremlins" shirt.
Conan: Mime Riot (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Andy Richter.
Excused: Bubbly Blondes (2011) (TV Episode)
Iliza compares one candidate to a Mogwai.
The Celebrity Apprentice Australia: Grand Final (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Julia Morris during the boardroom meeting.
Sanctuary: Chimera (2011) (TV Episode)
Nikola refers to power-source Adam is using as 'The Praxian Gremlin'.
Community: Regional Holiday Music (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Abed and Troy's "Baby Boomer Santa" song.
The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Vic Dealio and an action figure of one of the characters is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: The Grinch (2011) (TV Episode)
"He looks like Gizmo if he was thrown into the laundry with a green crayon."
Movie Nights: Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (2011) (TV Episode)
Lupa recalls the backstory during the credits.
ATM (2012)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
The Office: Test the Store (2012) (TV Episode)
Kevin mentions the Gremlins and "Chucky the doll" as examples of things that are "little but dangerous."
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: Troll 2 - So Bad It's Good!! (2012) (TV Episode)
Mark alludes to it.
Just a Minute: Episode #1.2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Russell Tovey mentions his love for the film as a child.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
In the Pirate Captain's cabin, to the left of the door, one of the Pirate rules is, "No matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight." It's partially obscured, but that's the gist.
Holliston: The Hooker: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Adam is going to break up with Deanna because she has never seen Gremlins. Later on, Joe and Laura are watching Gremlins on television and Laura mentions never having seen it before.
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players can help a character named Phoebe by retrieving a present for her boyfriend Zach. Upon learning that the present is a living creature, players can feed or wet it to turn it into Gremlins, which can be fought in battle.
Holliston: Camera Rental: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
While trying to insult Trent, Adam asks him where his Mogwais are.
Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Usher (2012) (TV Episode)
In "Get in the Cage," Nicolas Cage (Andy Samberg) says that he has "the skin of a sun-dried Gremlin."
Family Guy: Internal Affairs (2012) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
Movie Nights: Tremors (2012) (TV Episode)
"I'm pretty sure you can't feed the worms after midnight."
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.110 (2012) (TV Episode)
Dov mentions that getting the Jackson family wet will make them multiply.
Bunheads: What's Your Damage, Heather? (2012) (TV Episode)
Michelle: "What are you, Gremlins?"
Frances Ha (2012)
Benji claims to be writing a script for Gremlins 3.
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Gremlins are among the hotel guests.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Opening song from Gremlins used during the Christmas-montage.
Frankenweenie (2012)
Reanimated Sea Monkeys are based on the Gremlins.
Parenthood: Together (2012) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Crosby.
Dave's Old Porn: Amy Schumer/Robert Kerman (2012) (TV Episode)
Dave says 'Don't get that wet!' and Amy 'Leave that Gremlin alone!'
Wedding Band: Don't Forget About Me (2012) (TV Episode)
Tommy says, "Don't get her wet, don't feed her after midnight."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Superman's Christmas Adventure (2012) (TV Episode)
"...where he no doubt inspired the Christmas story from Gremlins."
Midnight Movie Review: A Gruesome Christmas (2012) (TV Episode)
The film is the "Film of the Evening."
Holliston: The Christmas Special (2012) (TV Episode)
Adam and Joe are watching Gremlins on Christmas Eve. Adam explains that Phoebe Cates' story about why she hates Christmas is a great reminder that it's not a wonderful life.
Mayhem Behind Movies (2012)
Dwayne refers to "Gremlins" after urinating on a frog, making it bubble.
Hell Baby (2013)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
Family Guy: Valentine's Day in Quahog (2013) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Brian
The Croods (2013)
One of the animals in the film looks like a Mogwai.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.26 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions getting Gremlins wet after midnight.
Best of the Worst: The Killer Eye, They Bite, and Xtro (2013) (TV Episode)
Action figure is shown.
Cougar Town: Make It Better (2013) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
Nostalgia Critic: Son of the Mask (2013) (TV Episode)
Santa Christ gives the Critic a copy of this movie.
Rewind This! (2013)
Poster is shown.
Modern Family: The Wow Factor (2013) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
Board James: Dream Phone (2013) (TV Episode)
A "Gremlins" DVD is seen behind Mike.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Rick Baker: Monster Maker (2013) (TV Episode)
Scott points out a Gizmo puppet from "Gremlins" in Bob's Basement.
Bob's Burgers: Boyz 4 Now (2013) (TV Episode)
The tour bus driver makes a joke about the turtle Zeke buys: "Whatever you do, don't feed it after midnight."
Bad Movie Beatdown: Awake (2013) (TV Episode)
Film Brain points out how Awake also depicts the lead character's father's death occurring while he was playing Santa.
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Kanye West (2013) (TV Episode)
Gizmo is a guest at Anderson Cooper's wedding to Stefon.
80's Monster Claymation (2013) (Short)
A scene from Gremlins is remade in clay.
Best of the Worst: Playing Dangerous, Shapeshifter, and Thunderpants (2013) (TV Episode)
Action figures are shown.
Veep: First Response (2013) (TV Episode)
Cody calls Amy a gremlin.
Cut to Shreds with Mark Goldblatt (2013) (Video)
The film is mentioned.
The Heat (2013)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
Holliston: Joe's Soda (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam says about Corri, "No matter how much she cries, no matter how much she begs..." and Amanda interrupts with "Never feed her after midnight!"
Best of the Worst: V-World Matrix, the Amazing Bulk, and???? (2013) (TV Episode)
Action figures are shown.
Lucky Them (2013)
Ellie asks if the bush baby is one of those creatures you can't get wet.
Nostalgia Critic: The Shining Mini-Series (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a movie where the black guy dies.
Hawaii Five-0: Ka 'oia'i'o ma loko (2013) (TV Episode)
Danny asks if he can feed Jerry after midnight. In Gremlins bad things happened if they were fed after midnight.
Nostalgia Critic: Sharknado (2013) (TV Episode)
"And that's when I found out there was no Shark Santa Claus."
DVD-R Hell: Pagan Invasion: Halloween, Trick or Treat? - Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad says he dressed up as Sgt. Gremlin for Halloween as a kid.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Alien³ (2013) (TV Episode)
A VHS tape of this movie was shown in the Cinemassacre's Monster Madness promo.
The Cinema Snob: Basket Case (2013) (TV Episode)
"It's that awkward moment where you realized you've fed your Mogwai after midnight."
2 Broke Girls: And the French Kiss (2013) (TV Episode)
Han compares Max and Deke to the characters in the film.
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night (2013) (TV Episode)
"Hell, 1984 gave us exploding gremlins at Christmastime."
Dear White People (2014)
A character says that Gremlins is an allegory of race wars.
The Goldbergs: You Opened the Door (2014) (TV Episode)
Barry Goldberg mentions this movie by name.
Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Dad (2014) (TV Episode)
"You don't get him wet, you don't shine light on him and you don't feed him after midnight."
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge: What Lies Beneath (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Kirk Thatcher's introduction.
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge: Assembly Inspired (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Kirk Thatcher's introduction.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Drag My Wedding (2014) (TV Episode)
Bianca says Joslyn's drag daughter looks like "that one girl gremlin" from the films and warns against throwing water on him.
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge: Life in Motion (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Kirk Thatcher's introduction.
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge: Swamp Things (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Kirk Thatcher's introduction.
Shameful Sequels: Critters 3 (2014) (TV Episode)
"The sequel to the sequel to the Gremlins rip-off..."
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge: Alien Transformation (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Kirk Thatcher's introduction.
Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome! (2014)
Cars form inside cocoons and become something different.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #5 (2014) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Mike and Jack.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: James Franco/Chadwick Boseman/Jenny Lewis (2014) (TV Episode)
A wrong guess by James Franco in the 5-Second Summaries game.
Impractical Jokers: The Lost Boy (2014) (TV Episode)
Sal mentions title by name.
Nostalgia Critic: Small Soldiers (2014) (TV Episode)
The Critic mentions that Joe Dante also directed this film.
Epic Ink: Welcome to Area 51 (2014) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
BoJack Horseman: Downer Ending (2014) (TV Episode)
Bojack asks, "So, Gremlin rules?" after Doctor Hu tells him to avoid bright light and getting wet.
Epic Ink: Comedians, Zombies, and Space Cats, Oh My! (2014) (TV Episode)
A "Gremlins" is shown tattooed on a customer's leg and a poster of the film is shown.
Epic Ink: The Duel and the Dark Knight (2014) (TV Episode)
A "Gremlins" tattoo is shown on a customer's leg.
Epic Ink: It's Chi-Town, Baby! (2014) (TV Episode)
A "Gremlins" tattoo is shown on a customer's leg.
There Goes the Neighborhood: The Making of 'The 'Burbs' (2014) (Video)
The film is mentioned and the film's poster is shown.
Epic Ink: Friday the Thirteenth (2014) (TV Episode)
A "Gremlins" tattoo is shown on a customer's leg.
Hangin' with Hoyt on the Set of 'Gremlins' (2014) (Video)
Footage is taken on the set of Gremlins.
Sunset Overdrive (2014) (Video Game)
the player character says not to feed a bomb shaped like an animal after midnight.
Brickleberry: Steve the Fearless Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Mogwais are mentioned.
Madam Secretary: Need to Know (2014) (TV Episode)
"Its like pouring water on a Gremlin."
Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster (2014) (Short)
The film is mentioned and the film's poster is shown.
NCIS: Los Angeles: Humbug (2014) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Eric Beale.
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) (TV Episode)
Jay wears a "Gremlins" sweatshirt.
Blackcatloner: Blackcatloner's Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner thinks this should be a Christmas movie.
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (FOR REAL) (2014) (TV Episode)
Jay wears a "Gremlins" sweatshirt.
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: How Bad Is Elves??? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mark mentions it. Also, poster is shown.
The Final Girls (2015)
A Gizmo plush can be seen at the hospital at the end.
NCIS: We Build, We Fight (2015) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo calls Jimmy and Breena "Mama and Papa Gremlin."
Fresh Off the Boat: The Shunning (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
Shipping Wars: Looney Tunes Blues (2015) (TV Episode)
A Gremlin sculpture is shown at Randy's Toy Shop
Workaholics: Blood Drive (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Anders.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Makes Waffles! (2015) (TV Episode)
Teenage Jacqueline says that she wants Gizmo from "Gremlins" as a pet.
Fresh Off the Boat: Phillip Goldstein (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
Bob's Burgers: Adventures in Chinchilla-sitting (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Adam Green's Scary Sleepover: Zach Galligan (2015) (TV Episode)
Zach Galligan guest stars and the cast discusses "Gremlins."
Half in the Bag: Disney's Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) (TV Episode)
Gizmo is mentioned.
Fatima (2015)
One of Fatima's coworkers inexplicably calls the gossipers Gremlins.
Orange Is the New Black: Fake It Till You Fake It Some More (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jake Gyllenhaal/Josh Gad/James Bay (2015) (TV Episode)
Josh Gad mentions the earlier film written by his Pixels (2015) director Chris Columbus.
Blackcatloner: An Ode to My Childhood (2015) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner shows off a Stripe action figure.
Phantom Boy (2015)
In an early encounter Alex mocks Leo saying "I shouldn't feed you after midnight"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Elijah Wood/Horatio Sanz/Jess Glynne/Abe Laboriel Jr. (2015) (TV Episode)
Elijah Wood recalls seeing the film as a child.
Lego Dimensions (2015) (Video Game)
Features the world and characters.
Goosebumps (2015)
In the kitchen the gnomes are fed into the oven and garbage disposal like how the gremlins are fed into the food processor and the microwave in the infamous kitchen scene.
Celebrity Benchmark: Episode #1.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Chris Ramsey.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Poultrygeist (2015) (TV Episode)
James recalls the bar and movie theater scenes with all the Gremlins together.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Little Shop of Horrors (2015) (TV Episode)
James mentions Dick Miller being in this movie too.
Strictly Come Dancing: Week Four (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is referenced.
Blackcatloner Reviews: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (2015) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions how Joe Dante turned down "Halloween III" to direct this movie.
Night City (2015)
Barney carries two Mogwai dolls for his kids with his groceries - not unlike Billy's dad brought him a Mogwai in Gremlins.
Krampus (2015)
Gingerbread Men scenes are inspired by how gremlins attack people in the movie.
Half in the Bag: Krampus (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned.
Outside Xbox: 6 Movie Tie-Ins Secretly Set at Christmas (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned as being set during Christmastime.
Film 2017: Episode #45.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Robbie Collin when reviewing Goosebumps (2015)
Workaholics: Gone Catfishing (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy/Kanye West (2016) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in the Bus sketch.
Nostalgia Critic: Spawn (2016) (TV Episode)
"I think Mogwais have less rules than this."
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Adrian Pimento (2016) (TV Episode)
Rosa tells Jake that as a child, she had a crush on Stripe.
The Interactive Adventures of Dog Mendonça & Pizzaboy (2016) (Video Game)
The pawn shop owner resembles a gremlin from this film.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.31 (2016) (TV Episode)
Meg is asked a question about the substance that causes gremlins to multiply in the movie during her Cash Builder round.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Strange Magic (2016) (TV Episode)
Homeless Capote mentions Howie Mandel.
Zoo: The Day of the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
7 Billion (2016) (Short)
One of the methods by which rabbits reproduce themselves is inspired by mogwai's method from this movie.
Difficult People: Blade Stallion (2016) (TV Episode)
Billy mentions the film
Big Bad (2016)
Kyle's phone screen has a version of the original Gremlin's poster, and Cliff's last name is revealed as "Peltzer", the hero's family's name from the film.
Amityville: No Escape (2016)
Poster seen on video store wall.
Happy Birthday (2016)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Shailene Woodley/Carol Burnett/Jason Aldean (2016) (TV Episode)
The title and Gizmo are mentioned in the Pros and Cons segment
Nostalgia Critic: Does PG Mean Anything Anymore? (2016) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned as a dark, violent PG-rated movie.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Nathan Lane/James Marsden/Nikki Glaser (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy during the Fast Family Feud game
Can't Touch This: Best of and Unseen (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sue.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Matinee (2016) (TV Episode)
also directed by Joe Dante
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 20 Bronze Age Horror (2016) (TV Episode)
gets an honorable mention
Honest Trailers: The Nightmare Before Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by a character
Blackcatloner: Ghosts of Halloween Past (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner recalls dressing up as Stripe the Gremlin for Halloween.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Krampus (2016) (TV Episode)
"Their voices sound like the Gremlins."
Half in the Bag: Doctor Strange (2016) (TV Episode)
photo still of Mr. Wing appears when Jay talks about the portrayal of asian culture in Doctor Strange
Uno: The Movie (2016) (Video)
Geoff questions "Did you feed them after midnight?" after getting a hand that had multiplied, referencing the mogwai creatures in this movie. This reference was actually incorrect, as mogwai multiply upon getting wet, and turn evil upon being fed after midnight.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Nutcracker in 3D - The Untold Story (2016) (TV Episode)
Film Brain wears a Gremlins T-shirt
The Big Sick (2017)
Mentioned by Kumail.
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Gremlins are part of The Joker's gang of villains from the Phantom Dimension.
James & Mike Mondays: NARC (arcade) (2017) (TV Episode)
The Cinema Snob: Manhattan Baby (2017) (TV Episode)
"The blind woman is just going to sell someone else a Mogwai anyway."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Remakes We Actually WANT to See (2017) (TV Episode)
Gremlins is #6.
Anna (2017)
Sean mentions he has seen the movie.
Superstore: Glenn's Kids (2017) (TV Episode)
Glenn ends his instructions to Cheyenne on how to care for Bobbie Sue with "Don't let her get wet and don't feed her after midnight."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Yongary (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Yongary already ate after midnight and now he's getting wet? This is gonna be trouble."
Nostalgia Critic: Clockstoppers (2017) (TV Episode)
"Oh I hope Gizmo's okay."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Franchises Hollywood Needs To Give Another Chance (2017) (TV Episode)
The "Gremlins" franchise is #10.
The Goldbergs: Jedi Master Adam Skywalker (2017) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned.
The House (2017)
Gremlins references
You Suck at Cooking: 5 Easy Breakfasts (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
One Lone Cat: A Day at the Herkimer County Fair (2017) (TV Episode)
Tim's younger nephew wins a plush Gizmo doll and also comments that his older nephew wins a larger plush Gizmo.
To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story (2017)
Zach Galligan is credited for acting in this movie.
Escape Room (2017)
Ramona says: "Don't get it wet and don't feed it after midnight"
It (2017)
Poster in room.
Haunted (2017)
Max asks if the cats will multiply if you get them wet.
This Is Us: A Father's Advice (2017) (TV Episode)
Kevin mentions the movie by name.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Stormwatch #0 (2017) (TV Episode)
"Rule number three: never feed them after midnight."
The Legend of the Gnome (2017) (Video)
A stuffed Mogwai makes a cameo in the bedroom scene as a reference to the film.
Spielberg (2017) (TV Movie)
Poster seen in Amblin montage.
Stranger Things: Chapter Three: The Pollywog (2017) (TV Episode)
the theme song is played
Stranger Things: Chapter Four: Will the Wise (2017) (TV Episode)
When Dart escapes from the AV room the music played in the background resembles the Gremlins Theme.
Once Upon a Time: Beauty (2017) (TV Episode)
Henry asks if the scary sauce is Exorcist level scary or Gremlins level scary
How It Should Have Ended: Villain Pub - Penny For Your Fears (2017) (TV Episode)
Stripe appears as a patron at the Villain Pub.
Christmas Time (2017)
Dr. Murphy: "I need you to not feed your brother after midnight."
Shitters (2017) (Short)
small malevolent creatures
Psych: The Movie (2017) (TV Movie)
Shawn decorates his San Francisco office to resemble the Chinese shopkeeper's store in "Gremlins."
Summer of 84 (2018)
Davey says he still needs to go see Gremlins.
Ready Player One (2018)
The Orb of Ozuvox is being held in the same box in which the Mogwai is kept at the beginning of "Gremlins." Also, the movie title is written on a visible notebook in the scene where Wade and Sam investigate how to acquire the crystal key.
The Cinema Snob: Jason X (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it and a poster is shown.
Half in the Bag: Truth or Dare and A Quiet Place (2018) (TV Episode)
Jay recommends watching "A Quiet Place" with "Gremlins Googles" when it comes to the logic of the film
The Toys That Made Us: Star Trek (2018) (TV Episode)
The documentary shows a toy based on Gizmo.
Nostalgia Critic: Angry Birds (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of the movies that uses the "main character is running late for something" trope.
Pose: Giving and Receiving (2018) (TV Episode)
Gremlin mentioned
Eaten by Lions (2018)
Mentioned by Pete about the Indian family.
Ernie & Tye's Excellent Adventure (2018) (Video)
Movie poster seen on wall.
Granada Reports: 8 August 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.
31 Days of Horror: Sad Sequels 2: The Saddening (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chuck
Muse: Pressure (2018) (Short)
The monsters
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Bird's Big Break (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Stan Against Evil: Larva My Life (2018) (TV Episode)
The younger Asian shopkeeper asks if the stereotypical Asian shopkeeper tried to sell Evie and Stan a gremlin
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Ator, the Fighting Eagle (2018) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "Don't feed him after midnight, and don't get him wet."
Bumblebee (2018)
A poster for the film can be seen in the cinema hall.
The Axiom (2018)
Edgar says "Don't feed me after twelve".
Best of the Worst: Christmas or Cats (2018) (TV Episode)
Rich mentions this as an obvious influence on Two Front Teeth.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: A Very Joe Bob Christmas: Phantasm (2018) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob lists Christmas horror movies.
Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka (2019) (TV Series)
One Disa class type is labeled "Gremlin"
The Cinema Snob: Hellraiser (2019) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
Saturday Night Live: John Mulaney/Thomas Rhett (2019) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Shark Tank: Legal Edition sketch.
Shazam! (2019)
Use of Johnny Mathis's Do You Hear What I Hear? during a tense, horrific scene
Half in the Bag: Shazam! (2019) (TV Episode)
A photo of Billy Peltzer is shown when Mike can't remember Billy Batson's name.
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Forky coming out of Bonnie's bag resembles Gizmo coming out of the box.
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation: Episode #6.7 (2019) (TV Episode)
Gizmo toy leads to a discussion about the rules what not to do with gremlins from the movie.
Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Bite (2019) (TV Episode)
A stuffed Gizmo is given to a kid as a carnival prize.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Ariel x Halle (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Nostalgia Critic: That Darn Cat (1997) (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Evil Toons - Flotte Teans im Geisterhaus (2019) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Kalkofe, recalling Dick Miller's career
31 Days of Horror: 30 Days of Night (2007) (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chuck
The Ferryman (2019) (Short)
Demi, in one scene asks another character 'have you seen that movie, Gremlins?'
Trips: The Power of Pizza (2020) (TV Episode)
partly inspired by
The Ferryman (2020)
Demi, when in conversation with James, asks 'have you seen that movie, Gremlins?'
Hagan Reviews: The Screwfly Solution (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned as also being directed by Joe Dante.
Danza Macabra
The movie is in the continuity of the same story with evil puppets.
The Virus Monster attack scenes are inspired by how gremlins attack people in the movie.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai (TV Series)
Prequel to


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
The gremlins watch the film at the theatre.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
A clip from the film is shown.
For Scent-imental Reasons (1949) (Short)
The film is seen playing on the bar's television in the background as Billy talks to Chuck Jones, the director of the cartoon.
Orpheus (1950)
This is the foreign movie that the Futtermans watch.
To Please a Lady (1950)
Gizmo watches the film in Billy's bedroom.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Gizmo is seen watching the film in Billy's room.
Hemo the Magnificent (1957) (TV Movie)
It appears very briefly in the scene where the Gremlin in the school hatches.
Donkey Kong (1981) (Video Game)
The Mogwais can be seen playing Donkey Kong.
Star Wars (1983) (Video Game)
One of the gremlins plays the video game at the bar.
Crystal Castles (1983) (Video Game)
The video game appears in this film.

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At the Movies: Gremlins/Star Trek III: The Search for Spock/Streets of Fire/Once Upon a Time in America (1984) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown while the cast reviews it.
At the Movies: Conan the Destroyer/Top Secret!/Under the Volcano (1984) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown in the "x-ray" segment.
Stairs (1986) (TV Movie)
Clip shown.
Citizen Steve (1987) (Short)
Clips of the film are shown.
2003 MTV Movie Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Clips of the film are shown.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1984 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips of the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage contributed into the sketch about "cars never start when you need them to."
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
Clips of the film are shown while Joe Dante mentions it.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Couples Retreat/Bronson/An Education (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown while the cast comment on it being #4 in the list of "Inappropriate Kids' Movie."
The Phantom Menace Review (2009) (Video)
Billy Peltzer is included in Plinkett's list of protagonists.
Nostalgia Critic: Return of the Christmas Specials (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown while the cast comment on it being #7 on the list of the runner's up to the "Greatest Christmas Specials."
Faux Raccord: Les Gremlins (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown in a segment on the gremlins.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Best of the Worst in Movies - Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown while the cast comment on it being #4 on Ellen's list of "Kid's Movie Inappropriate for Children."
Hren' 2.0: Zhperia (Kitayskiy igrovoy pleer) (2011) (TV Episode)
Incidental music.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown.
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011) (TV Movie)
clips and stills shown, discussed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Horror Comedies (2012) (TV Episode)
Gremlins is #6.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Twilight Zone: The Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
The film was also directed by Joe Dante.
Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips of the film's goofs are shown.
Special Collector's Edition: Especial Navideño (Top Películas Navideñas) (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unique Horror Movie Kills (2013) (TV Episode)
Launched is #10.
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013) (Video)
Clips of the film are shown.
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of the film are shown while the cast comment on it being #33 in the countdown.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
That Guy Dick Miller (2014)
Clips of the film are shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Creative Horror Movie Weapons (2014) (TV Episode)
The microwave is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Major Plot Holes in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Trouble with Time Zones is #8.
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Clips of the film are shown while the cast comment on it being #11 in the countdown.
Nostalgia Critic: What You Never Knew About Gremlins (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown while it is discussed.
Gremlins: From Gizmo to Gremlins - Creating the Creatures (2014) (Video)
Clips of the film are shown.
One Hit Wonderland: Maniac by Michael Sembello (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown while it is reviewed.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Alternative Christmas Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Gremlins is #2.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Creative Horror Movie Weapons (2015) (TV Episode)
The Chairlift of Doom is #8.
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (2015) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Lovable Movie Creatures (2015) (TV Episode)
Gizmo is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Movie Pets (2015) (TV Episode)
Gizmo is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Creatures (2016) (TV Episode)
The Gremlins are #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Kid-Friendly Horror Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Gremlins is #1.
Tamara's Never Seen: Gremlins - Tamara's Never Seen (2016) (TV Episode)
Tamara has never seen the movie until now
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest Christmas Horror Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Gremlins is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Are Iconic to 80s Kids (2017) (TV Episode)
Gremlins gets an honorable mention.
Video Buck: Top 13: Imprescindibles de los 80 (2017) (TV Episode)
Top nº8
Half in the Bag: Annabelle Creation (2017) (TV Episode)
clip from Mrs. Deagle in her chair is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dumbest Decisions in Fantasy Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Feeding the Mogwai is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You Won't Believe Are Rated PG (2017) (TV Episode)
Gremlins gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Teen Movies of the 1980s (2018) (TV Episode)
Gremlins gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Adorable Movie Sidekicks (2018) (TV Episode)
Gizmo is #1.
Louder with Crowder: A Very NotGayJared Farewell! (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown.
Best of the Worst: Carnivore, HauntedWeen, and Black Roses (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Eli Roth's History of Horror: Killer Creatures (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Best Christmas Horror Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is ranked number 2
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Inappropriate Kids' Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Gremlins gets an honorable mention.
In Search of Darkness (2019)
Clips are featured in the 1984 segment.


Nosferatu (1922)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Robby the Robot appears and says several of his lines from the film.
The Time Machine (1960)
The time machine is seen at the inventors' convention. It subsequently disappears.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The billboard for the radio DJ Rockin Ricky Rialto is modeled on the poster and even has his name in the same font.
The Evil Dead (1981)
At the end when Stripe's corpse becomes a skeleton and melts into a puddle like at the end of The Evil Dead where the deadites melt.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
One of the gremlins says, "Phone home" as it cuts the telephone wires.
Flashdance (1983)

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Not Necessarily the News: Episode #2.6 (1984) (TV Episode)
Includes a trailer for "Kremlins."
The 'Burbs (1989)
same TV station in both movies
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) (TV Movie)
Evil Ed (1995)
Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000) (Video)
The little snowballs and the way they act are exactly like the Gremlins (mischevious and dangerous). Add to this a snowball with a spiked mohawk of icicles for hair, just like the lead villian in Gremlins.
Jimmy Neutron: Attack of the Twonkies (2005) (TV Short)
"Attack of the Twonkies" is a direct spoof of Gremlins - with the creatures that start out cute and cuddly, multiply, and then become vicious.
Family Guy: The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2007) (TV Episode)
Peter feeds his Mogwai after midnight.
Robot Chicken: Tapping a Hero (2007) (TV Episode)
George Bush gets a pet Mogwai with expected catastrophic results.
How It Should Have Ended: The Holiday Movie Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Parody of how the film should have really ended.
Caesar and Otto's Deadly Xmas (2012)
Demian's origin story.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Magic Duel (2012) (TV Episode)
Trixie's visit to the magic shop run by the Chinese stallion spoofs the shop Mogwai was purchased from.
Hookman 2 (2013)
Referenced in the film via a parody story.
Phineas and Ferb: Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror (2013) (TV Episode)
The third segment, in which evil platypus clones are created by spilling grape juice on Perry, is a spoof of "Gremlins."
Possessed (2014)
Scene spoofed
Community: Lawnmower Maintenance & Postnatal Care (2015) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Portuguese Gremlins" clips.
The Keith and Paddy Picture Show: Christmas Special: Gremlins (2018) (TV Episode)
Spoof remake of key scenes from the movie.

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