Rudy (1993) Poster



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Referenced in 

Married... with Children: Scared Single (1993) (TV Episode)
The poster for this film can be seen at the mall.
Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane (1996) (TV Special)
referenced by Dennis
King of the Hill: Three Coaches and a Bobby (1999) (TV Episode)
Hank asks the football team if they've seen the movie.
Dinner for Five: Episode #1.2 (2001) (TV Episode)
Jon Favreau says that he first met Vince Vaughn on the set of Rudy.
2001 World Series (2001) (TV Special)
Dinner for Five: Episode #1.3 (2002) (TV Episode)
Jon Favreau talks about his first day of filming on the set of Rudy.
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.11 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Dinner for Five: Episode #3.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Confession (2005)
in Luther's hidden DVD collection
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.10 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Sports Movies" category
My Name Is Earl: The Professor (2006) (TV Episode)
Randy says, "Like when that Hobbit in 'Rudy' went to college for the first time."
The Break-Up (2006)
In the scene where Gary and Brooke talk about doing things together Brooke mentions going to a Notre Dame football game. Vince Vaughn was in Rudy, in which he played on the Notre Dame football team.
The Making of 'The Break-Up' (2006) (Video)
Favreau mentions by name.
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Zolesky Brothers pitch
Nostalgia Critic: Warriors of Virtue (2009) (TV Episode)
Critic jokingly suggests that a few pages of Rudy's script got mixed into that of Warriors of Virtue.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
Nick Thune recommends that small guys join the football team like the movie's title character
Friday Night Lights: East of Dillon (2009) (TV Episode)
Calvin calls Landry Rudy.
Cougar Town: Don't Come Around Here No More (2009) (TV Episode)
Grayson watches it on TV, with Andy and Bobby joining in.
Scrubs: Our Role Models (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Grey's Anatomy: The Time Warp (2010) (TV Episode)
Title and premise mentioned.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Contestant talks about being a fan of the film
The Office: Body Language (2010) (TV Episode)
Michael says, "What sort of movie would 'Rudy' have been if he had just stopped and given up after two rejections?"
Whitney Cummings: Money Shot (2010) (TV Special)
"Rudy" chanted in a joke
Goon (2011)
When Eva is crying, Doug asks her if she just watched Rudy.
The Simpsons: Them, Robot (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Milhouse.
The Newsroom: Amen (2012) (TV Episode)
The staff talk about this movie
Face Off: A Force to Be Reckoned With (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The League: The Vapora Sport (2012) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Supernatural: Goodbye Stranger (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dean
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 September 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned as one of Mike Golic's favorite sports movies
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Mac Day (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Duck Dynasty: Boomerang Becca (2014) (TV Episode)
Si Robinson mentions this movie by name
Supernatural: The Purge (2014) (TV Episode)
Dean mentions watching this movie.
Chef (2014)
Jon Favreau stated that Rudy (1993), one of the first movie in starred in, taught him a lot about being a filmmaker. The first scene of Chef (2014) Jon Favreau is actually seeing cooking has "Rudy, A message to you" playing in the background.
Bad Johnson (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #30.191 (2014) (TV Episode)
Molly Lalonde says she met her husband at Corby's, the bar featured in the film
Bread and Butter (2014)
Amelia mentions the movie by name.
How to Get Away with Murder: We're Not Friends (2014) (TV Episode)
Rebecca calls Wes: "Rudy 2.0".
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.9 (2014) (TV Episode)
correct response in Final Jeopardy "Sports Films" category
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 March 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Saturday Night Live: Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Teacher on Trial sketch
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.30 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movies by Quote" category
The Grinder: The Retooling of Dean Sanderson (2016) (TV Episode)
Debbie says, "That wasn't exactly the 'Rudy' moment I was hoping for."
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.24 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "The Movie Play-by-Play Call" category
Saturday Night Live: Russell Crowe/Margo Price (2016) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton during the cold opening.
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.30 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movies & TV" category
Modern Family: Double Click (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Let the Games Begin: Soaring with Eddie the Eagle (2016) (Video)
This film is referred to.
Eddie the Eagle: All or Nothing: The Hero's Heart (2016) (Video)
This film is referred to.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 30 June 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Goliath: Beauty and the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
Billy McBride tells his daughter that they could watch the film together.
Saturday Night Live: Felicity Jones/Sturgill Simpson (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update
Wild Man (2017)
The film's title references the iconic line from the end of Rudy. "Who's the wild man now?"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 30 August 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of favorite football movies
Studio C: Episode #8.3 (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Star Wars" pitch meeting sketch
Golic and Wingo: Episode #1.34 (2018) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Golic
Say Goodnight Kevin: Catching Faith (2018) (TV Episode)
Movie is referenced.
Orange Is the New Black: State of the Uterus (2018) (TV Episode)
VHS box is seen
Family Guy: The Griffin Winter Games (2018) (TV Episode)
Meg quotes Sean Astin's speech
Superstore: Steps Challenge (2019) (TV Episode)
Amy says for every Rudy there are thousands of underdogs that lose.
The Simpsons: E My Sports (2019) (TV Episode)
Homer calls Milhouse, Rudy and then Milhouse watches the movie

Featured in 

Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) (Video)
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) (TV Movie)
Rudy: The Real Story (2000) (Video)
featured in documentary
Nostalgia Critic: 90's Sports Montage (2008) (TV Episode)
Clapping clip is shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Saw VI/Cirque du Freak/The Vampire's Assistant/Amelia (2009) (TV Episode)
"Half Baked Movies with Nigel" segment
Saturday Night Live: Helen Mirren/Foo Fighters (2011) (TV Episode)
A clip from "Rudy" is included in the digital short.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Inspirational Sports Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Rudy is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sports Movie Underdogs (2014) (TV Episode)
Daniel Ruettiger is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 American Football Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Rudy is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Feel Good Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Rudy is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 College-Themed Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Rudy gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Guy Cry Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Rudy is #8.
MsMojo: Top 10 Heartwarming Movie Messages (2017) (TV Episode)
The #7 heartwarming movie message is "Keep fighting for your dreams, no matter how impossible they might seem."

Spoofed in 

Backfire! (1995)
Spoofed in film.
The Simpsons: Sunday, Cruddy Sunday (1999) (TV Episode)
Rudy runs up to and tries to jump on the bus to the Super Bowl but ultimately falls on his face.
Robot Chicken: Donkey Punch (2006) (TV Episode)
"Rudy 2"
My Name Is Earl: Get a Real Job (2007) (TV Episode)
Scene where "dockers" buy appliances spoofs "Rudy" - which starred guest star Sean Astin.
The Comebacks (2007)
character Randy Randinger
American Dad!: Daddy Queerest (2009) (TV Episode)
Stan cheers the Redskins' fans by chanting the name of Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger
Blue Mountain State: Pay for Play (2010) (TV Episode)
Bodie is a parody of Rudy
Cougar Town: This Old Town (2013) (TV Episode)
The gang does their own version

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