Mars Attacks! (1996) Poster



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Edited from 

Ghostbusters II (1989)
At 1:19:36, we see people scrambing as the Martians attack. The shot right before ships attack Big Ben and Parliment is stock footage of a crowd running at Washington Square Park filmed for Ghostbusters II.


Leave It to Beaver (1957) (TV Series)
The Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (1960) (TV Episode)
In the opening scene they hear a flying saucer and the speech sounds like it is directly from the episode down to a person with references even to the fact that the people witnessing it at first are two male neighbors
The Outer Limits: The Mutant (1964) (TV Episode)
Lukas Haas wears a T-shirt with the face of Reese Fowler on it.
Batman (1966) (TV Series)
Little House on the Prairie (1974) (TV Series)
Superman II (1980)
villainous alteration of Mount Rushmore
Gremlins (1984)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Batman (1989)
Batman Returns (1992)
In a scene inside the UFO, the fat clown killed by the Penguin in Batman Returns (1992), an earlier film by Tim Burton, can be found inside one of the glass spheres.

Referenced in 

Space Jam (1996)
Cartoonish aliens in bright vivid neon settings
Showbiz Today: Episode dated 12 December 1996 (1996) (TV Episode)
the premiere of this movie is covered
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Mars Attracts! (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Meet John Doe (1997) (TV Episode)
The film is advertised on a cinema marquee.
Power Rangers Turbo: Cars Attacks (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Movies: Men in Black/Wild America/Out to Sea (1997) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert says that "Men in Black" (1997) is what this movie promised to be, but wasn't.
Troldspejlet: Episode #18.1 (1997) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Men in Black (1997)
ReBoot: Icons (1997) (TV Episode)
Design and speech of the aliens in the first game
Trekkies (1997)
A poster of this movie is seen on display at one convention booth.
Men in White (1998) (TV Movie)
Saucer fleets
Stella Street: Three Months Later... (1998) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Al Pacino.
The Simpsons: Viva Ned Flanders (1999) (TV Episode)
Homer plans to tell Marge that he and Ned were abducted by aliens before he created an invention which blew all of the aliens heads up. This is similar to the ending in Mars Attacks!
The Simpsons: Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? (1999) (TV Episode)
A replica of one of the Martians from "Mars Attacks!" can be seen at Planet Springfield.
ER: Mars Attacks (2000) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
De 9 dagen van de gier: Episode #1.7 (2002) (TV Episode)
Poster on wall in Oscar's bedroom
War of the Monsters (2003) (Video Game)
the Zorgulons
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
A Martian trooper action figure can be seen in one scene.
Smallville: Splinter (2005) (TV Episode)
The poster for this film can be seen on the wall of Chloe's and Lana's dorm room.
Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares (2005)
Mars Attacks bubblegum cards shown.
Veronica Mars: Un-American Graffiti (2007) (TV Episode)
Mars Attacks! poster on Wallas & Piz's door.
JCVD (2008)
a standee of one of its characters appears in the video store display window
Micmacs (2009)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Smallville: Absolute Justice (2010) (TV Episode)
John Jones says, "I hope it's not too late to say we come in peace."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.184 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Born in Burbank"
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
The Cinema Snob: Geek Maggot Bingo (2011) (TV Episode)
"This thing looks like a Mars Attacks alien raping Skeletor"
30 Rock: Everything Sunny All the Time Always (2011) (TV Episode)
Condoleezza Rice says the film was awesome
Robotropolis (2011)
Same news station name: GNN.
Nostalgia Critic: The Avengers (2011) (TV Episode)
"Look out, they're playing stock footage from Mars Attacks."
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)
The film is mentioned.
Bum Reviews: John Carter (2012) (TV Episode)
Bum says Mars is the home of Marvin the Martian and "bad Tim Burton movies."
Saturday Night Live: Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Mumford & Sons (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ann Romney (Kate McKinnon) on Weekend Update
Parks and Recreation: Sex Education (2012) (TV Episode)
Tom says that Ray J "was in the '96 Tim Burton movie 'Mars Attacks!'"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Frankenweenie (2012) (TV Episode)
Poster Shown; Hewy discusses on the films that Tim Burton has done multiple adaptations.
The Dirties (2013)
Video case is shown in Matt's room.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.209 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Martin Short was in the film
Nostalgia Critic: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
poster visible
Epic Ink: Comedians, Zombies, and Space Cats, Oh My! (2014) (TV Episode)
shown on a t-shirt
Scarewaves (2014)
One of the Fangoria magazine covers on Amos Satan's desk references Mars Attacks
The Big Bang Theory: The Misinterpretation Agitation (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster/alien seen
The Big Bang Theory: The Colonization Application (2015) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions the movie by name.
Doc Martin: Rats Attack (2015) (TV Episode)
title reference
Geeks Who Drink: Felicia Day vs. Dexter Darden (2015) (TV Episode)
contestants must match cast members to the film
Nostalgia Critic: Hocus Pocus (2015) (TV Episode)
"Back off, Mars Attacks."
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do Good Directors Go Bad? (2016) (TV Episode)
among films on Tim Burton's shit list
Mr. Sunset: Benshi: Mars Attacks! Behind the Scenes (2016) (TV Episode)
A report on the film
From Roma with Love (2016) (Short)
A mask of the "Mars Attacks!" alien is displayed at Dario Argento's Museum of Horrors.
The Cinema Snob: Spaced Invaders (2016) (TV Episode)
"This is looking like the set up for Mars Attacks."
MythBusters: The Search: Painting with Explosives Revisited (2017) (TV Episode)
Movie mentioned when Darren Marshall is introduced
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Star Wars #5 (2017) (TV Episode)
"They're gonna shoot the Martians from Mars Attacks at the Empire?"
BoJack Horseman: Commence Fracking (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Princess Carolyn.
Nostalgia Critic: War of the Commercials (2017) (TV Episode)
In the Mickey Mouse Talking Phone commercial, the Critic thinks Donald Duck sounds like one of the Martians in "Mars Attacks"
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 25 January 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Richard.
Nostalgia Critic: Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
420 AWARDS - 1st Annual Event (2019) (TV Special)
Derek Savage mentioned that "JungleJosh" Josh Weinstein was in this movie
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 23 April 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dickie.
Films Under Constant Critique: Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) (2019) (TV Episode)
Servant of Athena confuses a scene in Returns with a scene in this movie.
Tamara's Never Seen: Mars Attacks! (2019) (TV Episode)
Tamara has never seen the movie until now
Nostalgia Critic: Blade II (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.


The Lawrence Welk Show (1955) (TV Series)
The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) (TV Series)
Rapa Nui (1994)
The scene with the islanders before the heads of Easter Island are destroyed

Featured in 

1997 MTV Movie Awards (1997) (TV Special)
Clips shown in Best Fight category
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Stop Motion (1999) (TV Episode)
Jakob Steggelmann mentions the film + clip shown
Banánové rybicky: Jak prezít manzelství (1999) (TV Episode)
Scene from it is shown.
Banánové rybicky: Jak prezít konflikty (1999) (TV Episode)
Scene from it is shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Men Who Stare at Goats/A Christmas Carol/Precious (2009) (TV Episode)
"Filmstradamus: The End of the World" segment
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Martians.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Cop Out/The Crazies/A Prophet (2010) (TV Episode)
"Tim Burton in 3 Minutes or Less" segment.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Like a G6 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip used in review.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Alien Invasion Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Mars Attacks! is #10.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Hercules in New York (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: Batman Returns (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown when Film Brain mentions Tim Burton's good, but over the top movies
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tim Burton Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Mars Attacks! is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Languages (2013) (TV Episode)
Martian Language gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 City Destruction Scenes in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The destruction of the Las Vegas Strip in Mars Attacks! is #9.
Nostalgia Critic: The Purge (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Head Explosions (2015) (TV Episode)
It Must Be My Music is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Movies About Mars (2015) (TV Episode)
Mars Attacks! is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tim Burton Characters (2015) (TV Episode)
The Martians receive an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Crazy Political Figures in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
President James Dale is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Alien Abductions in Movies and TV (2015) (TV Episode)
The alien abductions of Professor Donald Kessler and Nathalie Lake are #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Good Movies Based on Toys (2015) (TV Episode)
Mars Attacks! is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Creatures (2016) (TV Episode)
The Martians are #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Human vs. Alien Fights in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Byrom Williams vs. Martians gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Salutes (2016) (TV Episode)
The International Sign of the Doughnut gets an honorable mention.
2016 Canadian Screen Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Clips featured in Martin Short tribute.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dumbest Alien Weaknesses (2016) (TV Episode)
"Indian Love Call" by Slim Whitman gets a dishonorable mention.
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Haunted Mansion Movie Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Seen in "Shut Up!" montage
The Mars Generation (2017)
Scenes are shown.
Unacknowledged (2017)
Mars Attacks clip
Nostalgia Critic: Mars Attacks! (2018) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Worst Tim Burton Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is ranked number 4
Honest Trailers: Every Tim Burton Movie (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips are used in trailer.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Saved the World in the Last Minute Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Mars Attacks! gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bad Guys Who Were Way Too Easy to Defeat (2019) (TV Episode)
The Martians are #4.


Target Earth (1954)
Spoiler: Use of yodeling sounds to destroy invaders
This Island Earth (1955)
Flying saucer at start of title sequence and the one carrying the severed head characters, uses identical angles and movements to the saucers of This Island Earth.
Yojimbo (1961)
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
The gadget keeping Pierce Brosnan's head alive is a spoof of the device that kept Jan's head alive in this movie.
The Brady Bunch (1969) (TV Series)
Just after the First Lady gets killed from a chandelier, President Dale says "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia", a la Jan Brady
Silent Running (1972)
The scene where Lowell allows a falcon to land on his arm is recreated near the end of the film.
Dead Ringers (1988)
martians dressed up as Dead Ringers' twin surgeons in a scene
Jurassic Park (1993)

Spoofed in 

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
An alien is destroyed with a cassete player in both movies.
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)
as Mart Attacks! in the Daily Show segment
How It Should Have Ended: How to Survive an Alien Attack (2006) (TV Episode)
Character from the film offer advice on how to survive an alien attack
Slayaway Camp (2016) (Video Game)
Martian is influenced by Mars Attacks aliens

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