Weird Science (1985) Poster



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Followed by 

Weird Science (1994) (TV Series)

Remade as 

Weird Science: She's Alive (1994) (TV Episode)
This episode is a partial remake of the film.

Edited into 

Weird Science: She's Alive (1994) (TV Episode)
Several of the special effects are reused during Lisa's creation.


Psycho (1960)
shot of the shower
Mary Poppins (1964)
Dragnet 1967 (1967) (TV Series)
Gary And Wyatt imitate Bill Gannon and Joe Friday when they are talking in the shower at the party.
Donahue (1967) (TV Series)
Gary: "This could mean a guest shot on 'Phil Donahue'..."
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)
There is a poster for the film in Wyatt's bedroom.
The Exorcist (1973)
tubular bells plays when Gary and Wyatt wake up
Carrie (1976)
Rocky (1976)
Mad Max (1979)
In the scene outside the mall when Lisa is leaving, Ian introduces Max to her as "Mad Max"
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Vernon Wells, who plays the Lord General (lead biker) reprises nearly the same character he played in Mad Max 2. He essentially wears the same makeup, mohawk, mesh tank top, and lots of studded leather.
Aerobicise (1982) (Video)
Sudden Impact (1983)
Lisa: "Go ahead..." Gary's dad: "Make your day?"
Stop Making Sense (1984)
There is a film poster on Wyatt's bedroom wall.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Episode #24.127 (1985) (TV Episode)
Film critics Siskel and Ebert critique this film.
Dreamaniac (1986)
The succubus has the same entrance as Lisa.
ALF: Weird Science (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Resurrection of Michael Myers (1987) (Video)
Poster seen.
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers: The Pied Piper Power Play (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Nimnul
Tiny Toon Adventures: Strange Tales of Weird Science (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Willies (1990)
You can see a "Weird Science" poster on the wall of Goody Belcher's bedroom wall when he's taking the flies off the fly strip in his bedroom. Michael Bower had a guest spot on the "Weird Science" TV show.
Oh My Goddess! (1993) (TV Mini-Series)
Weird Science: She's Alive (1994) (TV Episode)
Gary knows that it is possible to create a woman using a computer as he saw it "in a John Hughes movie."
Weird Science: Keeps on Tickin' (1994) (TV Episode)
Gary and Wyatt hide in the shower.
Weird Science: Killer Party (1994) (TV Episode)
Gary and Wyatt throw a major party.
Weird Science: The Bazooka Boys (1994) (TV Episode)
The bubble Lisa agrees to shower with Gary.
Weird Science: A Tale of Two Lisas (1994) (TV Episode)
The bad Lisa turns Gary, Wyatt and Chett into trolls, as she did to Chett in the film.
Sister, Sister: Weird Science (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Weird Science: Searching for Boris Karloff (1996) (TV Episode)
Gary hopes that Lisa will agree to shower with himself and Wyatt.
Weird Science: It's a Wonderful Life... Without You (1996) (TV Episode)
Lisa says, "What do you little maniacs want to do first?"
Dogma (1999)
Jay refers to the film.
Happy Accidents (2000)
Anthony Michael Hall related a brief story about its filming
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
One of the sections in the library is labeled "Weird Science".
Degrassi: The Next Generation: Weird Science (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Ghost Master (2003) (Video Game)
Weird Seance
The Family Truckster (2003) (Video)
Dana Barron mentions this film
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003) (Video)
Mention once
Night of the Living Dorks (2004)
The scene in witch the boys open the door to be confronted with literally hundereds of party guests is an exact recreation of the corresponding scene from Weird Science.
Tripping the Rift: Six, Lies and Videotape (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Gus
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Freezing the parents and locking Lucy in the closet
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) (Video)
Mentioned by Kevin.
Supernatural: Playthings (2007) (TV Episode)
"greasy pork sandwich served up in a dirty ashtray"
Veronica Mars: Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves (2007) (TV Episode)
Veronica says "How very Weird Science" about the hooker search engine.
Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008)
poster in Nico's dream
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Cougars (2008) (TV Episode)
Referred to by the kegger at the BuyMore while the manager is away
NCIS: Love & War (2009) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo: "I was bored, it was late, I'd just watched 'Weird Science'..."
Greek: Guilty Treasures (2009) (TV Episode)
Max wants to go to the movie theater to see it
That Mitchell and Webb Look: Episode #3.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
The Big Bang Theory: The Guitarist Amplification (2009) (TV Episode)
Howard says that Leonard will have a new girlfriend when he figures out how to build one
The Cinema Snob: Nudist Colony of the Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
The theme plays over the opening of "Nudist Colony..."
The Cinema Snob: The Body Shop (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob alludes to it. Also, photograph is shown.
Greek: Camp Buy Me Love (2010) (TV Episode)
They mention this movie
Baby's Day Out Review (2010) (Video)
another comedy written by John Hughes
Psych: Dual Spires (2010) (TV Episode)
Gus: I'll let you play the theme to "Weird Science" over and over.
Psych: We'd Like to Thank the Academy (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "Somebody made him up, like Kelly LeBrock in 'Weird Science.'"
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1, It's About Time (2010) (Video Game)
The poster for the film can be seen in Marty's room.
The Dilemma (2011)
The DVD is on Ronny and Beth's kitchen table
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3, Citizen Brown (2011) (Video Game)
One of the floppy disks lying on George McFly's workbench in his garage is labelled "LeBrock 2.0". Kelly LeBrock played Lisa, the artificial girl created by the two boys in Weird Science.
Excused: Gay for Lincoln (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced to by Iliza.
Hughes the Force (2011) (Short)
Movie follows the general plot of Weird Science
Dave's Old Porn: Bill Burr/Nina Hartley (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Bill Burr
The Cleveland Show: Die Semi-Hard (2011) (TV Episode)
referenced in plot
DVD-R Hell: Mr. T's Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool (2012) (TV Episode)
"With this style, she could be an extra in the party scene from 'Weird Science.'"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Frankenweenie (2012) (TV Episode)
Poster Shown; Hewy mentions the films that we're inspired by the novel.
Psych: Nip and Suck It (2013) (TV Episode)
Shwan says: "Shelley #weird-scienced' herself a new face".
DVD-R Hell: Gary Coleman: For Safety's Sake (2013) (TV Episode)
"Either Gary is creating a woman out of scratch..."
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night (2013) (TV Episode)
"He's got to get home so he can play Gary's dad from"
The Thundermans: Weird Science Fair (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Goldbergs: Goldbergs Never Say Die! (2014) (TV Episode)
Barry has a video rental of the movie.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dolly Parton/Taylor Kitsch (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mets Bucket Hat Guy
Blended (2014)
Lauren says that her first date with Jim is weird "like 'Weird Al' starring in 'Weird Science.'"
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions it. Also, photograph is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (2015) (TV Episode)
Judie Aronson was also in this movie and Snob implies that she is cheating on Wyatt.
The Goldbergs: La Biblioteca Es Libros? (2015) (TV Episode)
Adam wears a "Weird Science" t-shirt.
Pixels (2015)
Ludlow says that he tried to bring Lady Lisa "to life, 'Weird Science' style."
500 Questions: Episode #1.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "'80s Films" category
Nostalgia Critic: Small Wonder (2015) (TV Episode)
"Invented a woman? Keep it secret."
Teen Titans Go!: Hey You, Don't Forget About Me in Your Memory (2015) (TV Episode)
Music from Robin's studying montage was a variation on the title song from the movie.
Blackcatloner: Let's Talk Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a suggestion in the Movie Madness section.
Deadpool (2016)
Wade says it's like he made Vanessa in a computer.
iZombie: Fifty Shades of Grey Matter (2016) (TV Episode)
Blaine flirts with Peyton by telling her not everybody can look like they were created by 14 year-old boys.
Blackcatloner: It's a Deadpool, Breakfast Club, Fair Use Kind of Thing (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among John Hughes' good teen movies.
American Gothic: The Artist in His Museum (2016) (TV Episode)
Alison mentions the movie by name.
The Goldbergs: Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook (2016) (TV Episode)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Broken Promises (2017) (TV Episode)
Mack referred Ada as "beautiful Weird Science sex-bot"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah sings part of the title song.
The Goldbergs: Weird Science (2017) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in this episode.
Me, Myself and I: The Card (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Justin
WatchMojo: Top 10 Upcoming Reboots and Remakes That No One Wants (2018) (TV Episode)
Weird Science gets a dishonorable mention.
The Cinema Snob: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
The Crystal Maze: Celebrities (2018) (TV Episode)
During the coin challange, Jorgie says she wishes she and Richard could switch brains, but Richard refuses to even consider the idea, calling it a reboot of Weird Science he does not want to see.
12 Monkeys: Legacy (2018) (TV Episode)
Elliot Jones plays the theme song on the piano
Nostalgia Critic: Freddy Got Fingered (2018) (TV Episode)
About Anthony Michael Hall's appearance in this movie: "He's slowly realizing 'Weird Science' might be the most normal thing he's ever been in."
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Dinners of Death: The Hills Have Eyes (2018) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob mentions the film during a chat with Michael Berryman.
Bumblebee (2018)
Bumblebee plays part of the title song by Oingo Boingo.
Cobra Kai: Glory of Love (2019) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Miguel.
A Certain Magical Pimpdex: Extended Edition (2019)
The theme song by Oingo Boingo plays during the introduction scene in The Mad Doctor's lab when Doctor What is being regenerated in the teleporter pod.
Stranger Things: Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy? (2019) (TV Episode)
Poster at the cinema.


Frankenstein (1931)
Gary and Wyatt watch the film, which inspires them to create Lisa.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
A clip from the film is shown.
Woody's Clip Joint (1964) (Short)
A clip from the film is shown.
The Munsters: Tin Can Man (1964) (TV Episode)
shown on TV during the party

Featured in 

Weird Science: Searching for Boris Karloff (1996) (TV Episode)
Several clips from the film are shown.
Weird Science: It's a Wonderful Life... Without You (1996) (TV Episode)
Several clips from the film are shown.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1985 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Best! Movies! Ever!: Nerds (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are featured
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Observe & Report/Gigantic/Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) (TV Episode)
"The Mall: Shoping For Death" segment
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
clip shown during John Hughes tribute
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Robert Rusler mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 House Party Movies (2012) (TV Episode)
Weird Science is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Coming of Age Comedies (2012) (TV Episode)
Weird Science is #9.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Tales to Offend #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Linkara mentions the comic that spawned this movie
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Geniuses (2014) (TV Episode)
Gary & Wyatt are #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Shower Scenes (2014) (TV Episode)
The shower scene in Weird Science is #2.
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 25 in the Countdown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Comedy Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Weird Science is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Robert Downey Jr. Performances (2015) (TV Episode)
Ian is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Epic Movie Entrances (2015) (TV Episode)
The entrance of Lisa gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Bullies (2015) (TV Episode)
Chet Donnelly is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies with Bogus Science (2015) (TV Episode)
Weird Chick is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hottest Non-Human Female Characters in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Lisa gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sexy Sci-Fi Babes - Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Lisa is #1.
The Great Canadian Supercut (2017) (Short)
Clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Inventions in Movies and TV (2019) (TV Episode)
The Magic Computer gets an honorable mention.


The Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)
When Gary and Wyatt hack into the Air Force computer, we see a clock, E=MC2, and an eye on the monitor, which is the same as the Twilight Zone opening credits.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The theme tune plays in the first scene.

Spoofed in 

Project: Ginger (1985) (Video)
Wet Science (1986) (Video)
Adult parody.
Weird Fantasy (1987)
Film's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title.
Frankenhooker (1990)
Jeffrey is obsessed with building the perfect woman.
How It Should Have Ended: How Weird Science Should Have Ended (2006) (TV Episode)
Alternate Ending parody
Totally Awesome (2006) (TV Movie)
He is stripped to his underwear in front of everyone
Extreme Movie (2008)
Two young virgins build a woman with their computer.
20 Year Old Virgins (2011)
A spoof of the famous scene with Kelly LeBroc in Weird Science
Weird Science 2: Strange Chemistry (2013) (Short)
In this spoof spinoff, two geeks are at it again when they try to make the perfect babe in their basement, but something goes a bit wrong
The Parodies 4 (2014) (Video)
Spoofed in segment "MILF Science"
Monster Curves: Monster Curves Science Xxx Parody (2017) (TV Episode)
This is a porn parody of "Weird Science".

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