Back to School (1986) Poster


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Macbeth (1948)
Rodney mentions it instead of having read the play.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Explicitly discussed in a conversation with the literature teacher
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Explicitly discussed in a conversation with the literature teacher
Bewitched (1964) (TV Series)
Thornton referers to Dr. Barbay as Dr. Bombay
Wonder Woman (1975) (TV Series)
mentioned, with reference to golden lasso and forcing people to tell the truth
Caddyshack (1980)
The opening montage has a scene of Rodney Dangerfield golfing in Caddyshack.

Referenced in 

Alvin Goes Back to School (1986) (TV Short)
title and partial plot spoof
At the Movies: Platoon/Lady and the Tramp/No Mercy (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the segment on Eddie Murphy.
...Where's Rodney? (1990) (TV Movie)
Poster seen on wall.
Rover Dangerfield (1991)
The ending credits the music composition to "Triple Lindy" Publishing.
Step by Step: Back to School (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Waterboy (1998)
Scene when Bobby takes his exams in the gym.
The Sarah Silverman Program.: The Mongolian Beef (2008) (TV Episode)
Ouncy Bouncy, the band at the Mongolian Party, is dressed exactly like Oingo Boingo as they perform in Mellon's apartment.
Psych: Earth, Wind and... Wait for It (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn tells Gus not to be "William Zabka from Back to School."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
30 Rock: A XXX Parody (2009) (Video)
Referenced as 'Black to School'
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.8 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Writers on Film"
Family Guy: Extra Large Medium (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Stewie
Supernatural: Swan Song (2010) (TV Episode)
Triple Lindy mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Rover Dangerfield (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned among Dangerfield's films
Greek: Home Coming and Going (2011) (TV Episode)
Beaver mentions this
The Cleveland Show: Back to Cool (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
Special Collector's Edition: Christine (2013) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Mac and Devin Go to High School (2013) (TV Episode)
Todd thought Mac and Devin would be more like this movie
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned during discussion of the death of Harold Ramis
The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned as another film Rodney Dangerfield and Harold Ramis collaborated on
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 31 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by Adnan Virk
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes to School! (2015) (TV Episode)
Titus comments on Kimmy "going back to school like a little red-headed Rodney Dangerfield."
Workaholics: Trivia Pursuits (2015) (TV Episode)
Ders answers a film quiz question with "the Triple Lindy".
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Aziz Ansari/Taylor Schilling/Adam Lambert (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy and by Tariq Trotter in his freestyle rap
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Keegan-Michael Key/Tony Hale/MS MR/Jimmy Chamberlin (2015) (TV Episode)
The Deep Google segment depicts a 3rd-grade stage adaptation of the movie
The Goldbergs: Dungeons and Dragons, Anyone? (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Pops.
The Cinema Snob: Grease 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
"I'm gonna go watch Back to School instead."
Red Oaks: The Anniversary (2016) (TV Episode)
title visible on movie theatre marquee
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 7 December 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Golic
The Goldbergs: The Kara-te Kid (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
The Goldbergs: Revenge O' The Nerds (2017) (TV Episode)
One of the VHS tapes Adam wants to rent from the video store.
Life of the Party (2018)
This film is very similar to the Rodney Dangerfield movie "Back to School": Not only is the main plot of a fun and experienced parent going to college with their kid, but the fact that a breakup with their spouse ignites the parent's decision to do so.
Granada Reports: 8 August 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.
Spider-Man (2018) (Video Game)
One of the main missions is called "Back to School".
Half in the Bag: 2018 Catch-Up (part 2 of 2) (2018) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Superstore: Back to School (2018) (TV Episode)
A sign reads: "Sorry, DVDs of 'Back to School' [are] still regular price"
The Goldbergs: The Wedding Singer (2019) (TV Episode)
Movie poster hanging on Adam's bedroom wall.
420 Awards (2019) (TV Special)
Derek Savage said that his first Hollywood job was as an extra in this moive


Caddyshack (1980)
The opening montage has a scene of Rodney Dangerfield golfing in Caddyshack.
WWF Prime-Time Wrestling (1985) (TV Series)
Thorton and the apes are watching it while eating pizza.

Featured in 

Rodney Dangerfield: Twist and Shout (1986) (Video)
features clips from the film
1987 MTV Video Music Awards (1987) (TV Special)
Rodney Dangerfield's "Twist and Shout" is nominated for "Best Video from a Film"
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place (1989) (TV Special)
a scene from this film is shown
A Tribute to Sam Kinison (1993) (TV Special)
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? (1998) (TV Movie)
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1986 (2005) (TV Episode)
in the 1986 episode
Legends: Rodney Dangerfield (2006) (TV Special)
Nostalgia Critic: Nostalgic Commercials (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip from Sam Kinison's scene is shown.
Anime Abandon: City Hunter (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 College-Themed Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Back to School is #8.
The Goldbergs: Dungeons and Dragons, Anyone? (2016) (TV Episode)
Pops watches it on tv.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Swimming Pool Scenes (2016) (TV Episode)
The Triple Lindy is #5.

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Bart Gets a 'Z' (2009) (TV Episode)
Bart and Mrs. Krabappel watch a movie in which a Rodney Dangerfield-like character enters college as a freshman.

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