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References

Below is just a short list of some of the many mentions of Pink Floyd in TV and movies. If you know of one not listed here, please mention it in the comments below!

T.V. References

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Dark Side of the Moon – Consistently a poster in Homer’s room in his flashbacks; in “Homer Goes to College,” there is a poster of the album in the dean’s office at Springfield University.
Wish You Were Here – in “Old Man and the Lisa,” Mr. Burns tells a Hippie recycler, “Shine on, you crazy diamond.”

Animals – In the “Hullabalooza” episode, Homer sets off a cannon and the Pink Floyd pig is fired out. Peter Frampton states, “You’re damn right, I’m gonna be pissed off; I bought that pig at Pink Floyd’s yard sale!”

The Wall – Episode where Homer discovers his middle name and becomes a hippie. After making juice with drugged vegetables, Ned Flanders drinks some and sees a strange parade which includes the hammers from the movie of The Wall.

In “Missionary: Impossible”, Marge quotes the start of “Comfortably Numb” (saying, “Hello,” and having it echo and then asking, “is there anybody in there?” when contacting Homer on a short wave radio.

In the episode “Make Room for Lisa,” there is a poster of the marching hammers in the New Age shop.

In the episode “Treehouse of Horror V”, Skinner and Lunchlady Doris chase Bart and Lisa to a giant blender, echoing the giant mincer from the film and music video of “Another Brick in the Wall”.

It was also rumoured that Pink Floyd were set to appear as guests on the show due to a drawing of them, autographed by Matt Groening being distributed online. As of yet, they have not.

South Park
South Park

In the South Park episode “Scott Tenorman Must Die”, Eric Cartman taunts the eponymous Radiohead-listening bully Scott Tenorman, saying, “Haha, charade you are,” which is a reference to the song “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” from Animals. He also tells this to Stan’s sister Shelly, in another episode after snapping a picture of her with her 22-year-old boyfriend while she was supposed to babysit him, as well as to his original fourth grade teacher, just before attempting to travel back in time to the third grade.

That '70's Show
That ’70s Show

In That ’70s Show, Hyde is often seen wearing a Dark Side of the Moon t-Shirt. The show is approaching the release date of The Wall near the end of 1979.

Kelso is once seen handling the Animals album and jokingly asks the others, “Guess what part of my body is nicknamed Pink Floyd.”

In another episode, Kitty is having a dinner party and forces the boys to come to it. Eric says several times that he wants to go see “Laser Floyd,” in reference to a Pink Floyd laser light show.

Family Guy
Family Guy

In the Family Guy episode “The Story on Page 1”, as Peter enters his house he says to Luke Perry, “I’m telling you, Dark Side of the Moon totally synchs up with the Wizard of Oz!”

In “Stuck Together, Torn Apart”, neighbor Mort Goldman mentions that he and his wife have been trying to see if any movies sync up with the Eagles’ Hotel California.

The Fairly Oddparents
The Fairly Oddparents

In an episode where Timmy finds a genie at his hippie teacher’s yard sale, he learns of a mystical power called The Smoof, similar to that of Star Wars’ The Force. While browsing through his teacher’s belongings, he sees many Smoof-related items. He comes across an album that he calls “Dark Side of the Smoof” which has a cover identical to that of the Dark Side of the Moon album, except that it has a square prism instead of a triangular one.

Friends
Friends

In the Friends episode “The One with the Sonogram at the End”, Chandler makes a statement about foreplay being like, “a stand up comedian you have to put up with before Pink Floyd comes out.”

Futurama
Futurama

In the Futurama episode “The Series Has Landed”, when Fry and Leela are running from the mad moon farmer, they notice that the dark side of the moon is approaching them. Fry says, “Cool! Dark side of the moon!” and a music clip similar to the song “Breathe” from Dark Side of the Moon plays.

Also, in the episode entitled “30% Iron Chef” we see Bender and two hobos leap off the space tracks (which are rainbow colored) just before reaching a light reflecting prism. This is an homage to the album cover for Pink Floyd’s 1973 album “Dark Side Of The Moon”.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld

In the Seinfeld episode “The Puerto Rican Day,” Kramer remarks “Pump up the Floyd! It’s a George laserium!” when George is being stalked by someone with a handheld laser pointer. This is a reference to Pink Floyd themed Laserium shows often held at planetariums.

I'm Alan Partridge
I’m Alan Partridge

In the episode “The Colour Of Alan,” Alan asks his P.A if he can get a “condensed Pink Floyd concert for £500.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

In the episode “Hush”, Giles says that in his younger days, he was telling the truth about monsters existing, but was lying when he said he was one of the original members of Pink Floyd.


Movie References

Out Cold
Out Cold

Zach Galifianakis (Luke) is seen wearing a Pink Floyd The Wall t-shirt.

School of Rock
School Of Rock

A Dark Side of the Moon CD is handed out to one of the vocalists in the band as Jack Black’s character Dewey tells her to, “pay attention to the vocal solo on ‘The Great Gig in the Sky'” ‘

Almost Famous
Almost Famous

In the movie Almost Famous, a reflection of the cover of Dark Side of the Moon can be seen in the windshield while Penny Lane is driving William.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams was a fan of Pink Floyd, as well as a personal friend of David Gilmour. He chose the title for The Division Bell and made a guest appearance on guitar at one of their concerts for his 42nd birthday.

In the original radio series, as Arthur Dent, Trillian, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin the Paranoid Android step out onto the lost planet of Magrathea, atmospheric music from Wish You Were Here (Shine on you Crazy Diamond part I of IX) plays. Arthur asks, “Did you know that robot can hum like Pink Floyd?” Marvin replies that the robot can also play Rock and Roll and then switches to some Beatles music. Note that this segment was cut from the released CDs.

The band Disaster Area (the loudest band and the loudest noise in the universe) were inspired by Pink Floyd. Their stage show involved crashing a spaceship into a sun. This could be inspired by Pink Floyd’s crashing an aeroplane into the stage at some of their shows, and also by the song Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun.

Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights

In the movie Friday Night Lights, one of the characters is seen wearing a t-shirt with the Dark Side of the Moon album cover on it.

Crystal Voyager
Crystal Voyager

The last section of Crystal Voyager, a 1975 documentary film about surfer George Greenough, consists of Greenough’s distinctive surf camerawork, showing a surfer’s-eye viewpoint of the waves whilst Echoes by Pink Floyd plays. The film is available on DVD.

The Doors
The Doors

When the band is reheasing/practising their song “Break On Through (to the Other Side)”, after Pam Morrison (Meg Ryan) states that their song is “hot”, the guitarist plays a riff that sounds exactly like the beginning of the song Wish You Were Here.

The Squid and the Whale
The Squid and the Whale

Jesse Eisenberg’s character Walt Berkman plagiarized Hey You as his own.

Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused

Jason London’s character is Randall “Pink” Floyd.

American Beauty
American Beauty

When Lester buys pot off of Ricky, he (Lester) is amazed to find out that Ricky likes Pink Floyd.

10 comments on the “References” page

  1. May 14th, 2012 at 7:09 am


    Blarg

    In “The Young Ones” episode “interesting”, Dr Morrison takes a drag of a cigarette and asks “Wow! Is that tobacco or…Pink Floyd?”.

  2. August 11th, 2012 at 9:36 am


    JustAnotherOne

    Family guy – 7th episode of 7th season, “Ocean three and a half”, Stewie make a music video of “Everything I do (I do it for you). In a part of the clip, Stewie throws away stuff and acts crazy, as a refrence to the movie video of “One of my turns” from the Wall movie.

  3. October 7th, 2012 at 2:52 pm


    IwouldhavetriedFloydPinkertonifIdidntknowbetter

    On Top Gear series 5, ep. 2, they are loaned a Ferrari Enzo by Nick Mason, in exchange for plugging his book. Jeremy Clarkson then drowns the review in Pink Floyd references. I am sure there are many more throughout the life of the program, but this one sticks out.

  4. December 17th, 2012 at 7:09 pm


    Alecsander Alves

    In the episode “I Dream of Jesus” in 9:00 you can see the cover of Dark Side of The Moon in Jesus Record Store

  5. December 27th, 2012 at 8:48 pm


    Kendra Mahoney

    TV show Still Standing numerous references in different episodes

  6. July 3rd, 2013 at 11:07 pm


    Tracy Polanowski

    What is the source of the conversation at the beginning of “One of My Turns” in which we hear a man say, “Sorry, sir, I didn’t mean to startle you” and then another man, obviously embarrassed, responds, “Let me know when you’re entering a room.” Later he says, “Mrs. Bancroft will be dining alone”? Thanks, Floyd fans.

  7. December 9th, 2013 at 2:40 am


    Anonymous

    I believe the talking in the wall is from a film called Dam Busters…I could be wrong

  8. December 4th, 2014 at 12:55 am


    Kevin G

    In that Family Guy episode “I Dream of Jesus”,

    The rainbow emitting from the prism deflects upward,unlike the original Fold album cover were it is deflected downwards.

  9. December 5th, 2014 at 5:09 pm


    Noah Cooper

    Regular Show

    Muscle man has a wish you were here poster and a darkside of the moon poster

    Family guy

    Comfortably numb plays when he gets his flu-shots

  10. December 5th, 2014 at 5:12 pm


    Noah Cooper

    the fairly odd parents: timmy triangle there is a triangle instrument instead of a prism. And the darkside of the moon is not upside down either like most other references

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