The 'Burbs (1989) Poster



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Citizen Kane (1941)
In the Klopek basement there is a sled with the name "Rosebud".
Rear Window (1954)
Curse of the Demon (1957)
'Ray Peterson' reads a book entitled 'The Theory and Practice of Demonology' by 'Julian Karswell'. In the film 'Night of the Demon', the demonologist character is called 'Julian Karswell'.
The Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (1960) (TV Episode)
A plot involving neighborhood suspicion and judgment.
The Lucy Show (1962) (TV Series)
Patton (1970)
My Name Is Nobody (1973)
Music from Ennio Morricone's score is used in the scene where everybody stares at the Klopec house.
The Exorcist (1973)
The Sentinel (1977)
Gremlins (1984)
There's a box of Gremlins Cereal by the Peterson's sink, a reference to the movie also directed by Joe Dante.
The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) (TV Series)
Referenced by Art.
Die Hard (1988)
When Art is cutting the power to the Klopek's house, he is wearing a power company uniform. Rick Ducommun, who plays Art, played a power company employee in DIE HARD

Referenced in 

One Foot in the Grave: Who's Listening (1990) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Paper Thin (1999)
The Buck Rules (2007)
It is a film the protagonist worships and he dreams of a sequel.
American Dad!: Widowmaker (2008) (TV Episode)
Stan says it is his favorite movie
John's Arm: Armageddon (2008)
The brainwashed people at the end chant "The Nadir is good, the Nadir is our pal."
Face Eater (2008)
The close up of the dog's eyes during the western gunfight is a reference to The 'burbs.
American Grindhouse (2010)
Title of this film appears on screen.
The Cinema Snob: Night Trap (2011) (TV Episode)
"...who acts as casual as the Klopeks' son."
This Week in Horror: Trailers from Hell (2011) (TV Episode)
Film is dicsussed
The Cinema Snob: Geek Maggot Bingo (2011) (TV Episode)
"...one of the Klopeks..."
The Cinema Snob: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2013) (TV Episode)
"At least she found out what happened to the Klopeks."
Brad Tries...: Brad Tries Soylent Green (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions Tom Hanks eating pretzels.
The Cinema Snob: Saturday the 14th (2013) (TV Episode)
"So we'll just take the Klopeks' house."
Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
A Tale of Two 'Burbs (2014) (Video)
Featurette comparing the workprint with the theatrical release.
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Tom Hanks/Mila Kunis (2015) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks and James Corden re-enact a scene
Fear Me (2016) (TV Series)
The Burbs is at the video rental store.
24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)
Screen-print poster shown
Summer of 84 (2018)
The name of a character is Arthur Ray Peterson.Tom Hanks played Ray Peterson in The Burbs.
Granada Reports: 8 August 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.
31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: "Hysterical" Women (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chuck
The Cinema Snob: Wacko (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it and a poster is shown.
Monkey in the Morning: Monkey's Birthday (2019) (TV Episode)
Ranting Monkey mentions the movie.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: The Stuff (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie of topic during a "Stump Joe Bob" segment.


The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (1936) (Short)
This is the cartoon playing on TV early in the movie
Little Boy Blue (1936) (Short)
Seen on the tv near the beginning.
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) (TV Series)
Is on the T.V. when Ray wakes up in the morning.
The Exorcist (1973)
Jeopardy! (1984) (TV Series)
Ray and Carol watch Jeopardy! together.

Featured in 

Scene by Scene: Tom Hanks (2001) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Gums (2012) (TV Episode)
Snob recognizes Brother Theodore in Gums and then recalls him as Ruben Klopek.
Renegade Cut: Tom Hanks Can't Stop Urinating (2013) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown
That Guy Dick Miller (2014)
Behind-the-scenes footage shown.
You Can't Kill Tom Hanks! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante (2014) (Video)
Documentary about the making of this film
WatchMojo: Top 10 Voyeur Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
The 'Burbs gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Trios in Movies and TV (2015) (TV Episode)
Ray, Mark & Art get an honorable mention.
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Worst Tom Hanks Performances (2016) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks as Ray Peterson at Number 2
31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: "Hysterical" Women (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip shown


Patton (1970)
Gremlins (1984)
same TV station in both movies

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