Boogie Nights (1997) Poster



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Remake of 

The Dirk Diggler Story (1988) (Short)


Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
One of the musical refrains that is continually repeated throughout 'Sweet Smell of Success' is heard nearly note for note in Boogie Nights.
Touch of Evil (1958)
The opening scene is a three-minute length shot through a bar, presenting all the main characters of the film.
I Am Cuba (1964)
The scene in which a young woman is followed into the pool by a camera is an homage to a similar scene in Soy Cuba.
Chafed Elbows (1966)
The character Floyd Gondolli's name is taken from this film. Director Robert Downey, Sr. is also featured in a small role.
Putney Swope (1969)
The Chinese kid lighting firecrackers and Buck's last name were inspired by this film.
Catch-22 (1970)
Title referenced.
Is There Sex After Death? (1971)
Reed Rothchild's magic act involving a woman who loses her clothes is a direct reference to Merkin the Magician, billed as "the only X-rated magic act in the world" who inadvertently makes a woman's clothes diasappear in Is There Sex After Death? Robert Downey, Sr. also appears in both films.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
There is an 'Enter the Dragon' poster in Eddie's bedroom.
Serpico (1973)
There is a picture of Serpico in Eddie's bedroom.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Buck Swope's "Black Cowboy" look references 'Blazing Saddles'.
Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here (1976)
The scene where Dirk violently slaps a woman for insulting him is identical to a scene in 'Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here'.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Reed is said to look like Han Solo. Buck Swope refers to a "TK421 modification" on his stereo, with the serial number of the stormtrooper that Luke Skywalker impersonated on the Death Star.
Eruption (1977)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
The disco dancing in the "Success" montage. Eddie has posters of Bruce Lee and the movie Serpico in his bedroom just like Tony Manero. Also, Reed says "Let's go catch some of that Saturday night fever"
Telefon (1977)
A 'Telefon' poster is visible on the theater in the opening scenes.
Blonde Fire (1978)
The setting of the porn scene with Jessie and Dirk is identical to a scene in 'Blond Fire'.
China Cat (1978)
The restaurant scene in "Brock Landers: Angels Live in My Town" re-creates a nearly identical scene from this film.
Raging Bull (1980)
The final scene is a reference to De Niro at the end of Raging Bull, talking to himself in the mirror and saying "I'm the boss" over and over, except Wahlberg says "You're a star"
Exhausted: John C. Holmes, the Real Story (1981)
The documentary directed by Amber Waves is a reference to similar scenes in Exhausted.
New Wave Hookers (1985)
Rollergirl in "Boogie Nights" is a reference to Desiree Lane's rollerskating character in "New Wave Hookers".
Fallen Angels (1985) (Video)
Dirk Diggler tells Jack Horner: "I could do it again if you need a close-up." This is nearly identical to the story told by Greg in Fallen Angels. The scenes with Hal Freeman during the adult film shoot are also referenced, including the outdoor bar scene next to a swimming pool and his instructions to the cast.
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Dirk Diggler sings his own version of "The Touch" which comes from this movie.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Burt Reynold's character tells Mark Wahlberg to "Stop this Mickey Mouse bullshit." R. Lee Ermey says "What is this Mickey Mouse shit?" in Full Metal Jacket.
Shattered Innocence (1988) (TV Movie)
Casualties of War (1989)
Todd's monologue detailing the specs of Dirk's cadillac is taken from 'Casualties of War'; John C. Reilly featured in both films.
On the Prowl (1989) (Video)
The sequence in the limo entitled "On the Lookout" is directly inspired by the limo scenes in Jamie Gillis' "On the Prowl."
Goodfellas (1990)
Numerous shots and scenes are duplicated.
Casino (1995)
La Haine (1995)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
The sum of "five grand / five thousand dollars", is said back and forth between characters.
Hard Eight (1996)
Floyd Gondolli's name is taken from the names Jimmy lists in the film.

Referenced in 

Michael Penn: Try (1997) (Video)
The assistant wears a jacket that says "Angels Live In My Town," a reference to the first Brock Landers film. Fittingly enough, all the people who worked on this video also worked on Boogie Nights.
Orgazmo (1997)
Both films allude to adult film industry, the filmmaking process and stars of porn.
At the Movies: Gattaca/The House of Yes/A Life Less Ordinary/FairyTale: A True Story/Sunday (1997) (TV Episode)
Still is shown in the "Now in Theaters" bumper. Two thumbs up.
Saturday Night Live: Jon Lovitz/Jane's Addiction (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
3rd Rock from the Sun: Jailhouse Dick (1997) (TV Episode)
Nina and Mary refer to seeing a movie with a notable prosthetic.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Jackie Treehorn's dialogue about making porn with story and "feelings" instead of mindless smut mirrors the similar speech Jack Horner makes in Boogie Nights.
WWE Raw: Episode #6.13 (1998) (TV Episode)
Featured the first vignette promoting the debut of Val Venis, who was based on Dirk Diggler.
WWE Raw: Episode #6.20 (1998) (TV Episode)
TV debut of Val Venis, who was derived from Dirk Diggler.
Cupid: Pilot (1998) (TV Episode)
Claire says she's seen the movie.
The Powerpuff Girls: Boogie Frights/Abracadaver (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Boogie Girls (1998) (Video)
similar title/takes place in the 70's
The PJs: Bougie Nights (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (1999)
Displayed under P.T. Anderson's name
Strangers with Candy: Bogie Nights (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Three Kings (1999)
Mark Wahlberg's characters in both movies hail from Torrance, California
Saturday Night Live: Heather Graham/Marc Anthony (1999) (TV Episode)
Rollergirl appears on The Ladies Man
Magnolia (1999)
Bootie Nights (1999) (Video)
similar title
NYPD Blue: Loogie Nights (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Popular: All About Adam (2000) (TV Episode)
when Brooke tells her Dad she is going to be in a legitimate photo shoot, not a naughty movie.
Cut (2000)
A character mentions this movie.
Labyrinten: Episode #1.4 (2000) (TV Episode)
Signage visible in video store window
Family Guy: Fifteen Minutes of Shame (2000) (TV Episode)
"That fat guy from Boogie Nights"
Scary Movie (2000)
Brenda is stabbed for talking through this movie
That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000) (Video)
Paul mentions this film.
Gilmore Girls: Kiss and Tell (2000) (TV Episode)
Dean suggests it as a potential "movie night" movie
Rockabilly (2000) (Video)
Delusions of Grandeur: The End part 2 (2001) (TV Episode)
Simon quotes Dirk Diggler as he fantasizes about stabbing Erin
Blow (2001)
State and Main: Cast and Crew Interviews (2001) (Video)
Mentioned by David Mamet in relation to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who had starred in this earlier movie.
Son of the Beach: Booger Nights (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
"Loogie Night" advertised on theatre marquee in the Entertainment District level.
The King of Queens: Dougie Nights (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Dog Eat Dog (2002) (Short)
The New Guy (2002)
on shelf in record store
Porn 'n Chicken (2002) (TV Movie)
At a porn-themed costume party, a girl dresses as Rollergirl
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
Camp (2003)
Vlad has a "Boogie Nights" poster on his bedroom wall.
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
In Alfred Molina's short, the actors mention this movie.
Wonderland (2003)
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (Video)
one-sheet poster displayed
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Top Gear: Episode #4.6 (2004) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions Dirk Diggler
Father of the Pride: Larry's Debut, and Sweet Darryl Hannah Too (2004) (TV Episode)
Snack is talking about what a multi-layered actor Burt is and lists several of his movies and his TV show.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 7013 (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ryan during "Helping Hands".
The O.C.: The Blaze of Glory (2005) (TV Episode)
Sandy mentions this movie to Julie.
Still Swingin' (2005) (TV Short)
Title referenced.
The Money Shot (2005) (Video)
Characters reference the film by name in dialogue.
Cloud 9 (2006)
sequence where Billy Cole gets idea and then meets strippers
The King of Queens: Buggie Nights (2006) (TV Episode)
The title of this episode is Buggie Nights.
Most Extreme Elimination Challenge: Box Office Bombs vs. NASCAR (2006) (TV Episode)
"Like Roller Girl in Boogie Nights"
A New Wave (2006)
robbery notes mention Dirk Diggler
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Bang-Bang (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioning of the character name "Dirk Diggler"
Howard Stern on Demand: Dustin Diamond Needs Money (2006) (TV Episode)
Mark Wahlberg in this movie mentioned
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
DVDs being sold in store behind Pamela Anderson
Beerfest (2006)
Jay C.'s character's "menu" is a takeoff on "Dirk Diggler's" in Boogie Nights
The Departed (2006)
Mr. French lighting off fireworks
American Dad!: The Best Christmas Story Never (2006) (TV Episode)
Dirk Diggler, Jack Horner, and Rollergirl, are evident at Roger's Disco Party though Rollergirl is seen wearing high heels instead of her trademark rollerskates.
Entourage: Adios, Amigos (2007) (TV Episode)
"Boogie NIghts II" mentioned
South Park: Guitar Queer-o (2007) (TV Episode)
Party scene
The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency: Of Models and Morals (2008) (TV Episode)
Janice mentions Dirk Diggler and Boogie Nights
The Artist as a Young Man: A Portrait of Cameron Fairchild (2008) (Short)
Cameron denies Jackson's claim of directing his own scenes, much like Jack Horner does.
Pineapple Express (2008)
Dale, Saul and the neighborhood boys play with firecrackers during their drug deal.
John's Arm: Armageddon (2008)
One of the Mayor's aides resembles Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and repeats his line "I'm a fuckin' idiot, I'm an idiot".
Saturday Night Live: Anne Hathaway/The Killers (2008) (TV Episode)
Mention by Mark Wahlberg.
Family Guy: Not All Dogs Go to Heaven (2009) (TV Episode)
Dirk Diggler mentioned
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.23 (2009) (TV Episode)
listed by Toby Keith when asked to name as many Burt Reynolds movies as he can in 15 seconds
According to Dom (2009) (Short)
mentioned by name
Deep in the Valley: DVD Naked Commentary (2010) (Video)
Included in a list of other films made in the San Fernando Valley.
Dumpie the Bear (2010) (Short)
The end scene in the mirror plays off of Dirk Diggler's final mirror scene.
American Dad!: An Incident at Owl Creek (2010) (TV Episode)
Dirk Diggler, character from this movie, is one of the people who gave Stan bad advice in his extended fantasies
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.80 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that John C. Reilly was in the film
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Despicable Me/The Kids Are All Right (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen compares Juliann Moore's performance in "The Kids Are All Right" to her performance in this movie
The Gruen Transfer: Gruen Nation 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
After a commercial for Christopher Knight is shown, Wil Anderson wishes his favourite film was Boogie Nights.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Cooler Than Me (2010) (TV Episode)
Todd mentions Dirk Diggler when discussing better names for Mike Posner.
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
According to the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, "Bucky Larson" is a "rip-off off 'Boogie Nights' and 'A Star is Born'".
The Hard Times of RJ Berger: The Better Man (2011) (TV Episode)
Max Calls RJ "Dirk Diggler", a.k.a. Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) in Boogie Nights.
Friends with Kids (2011)
Alex mentions Dirk Diggler
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.10 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay makes a joke about confusing the island of Bougainville with "Boogie Nights"
Kickin' It: Boo Gi Nights (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Cinema Snob: Extra Terrestrial Visitors (2011) (TV Episode)
"Remember in Boogie Nights when Dirk Diggler tried to become a singer...?"
Dave's Old Porn: Bill Burr/Nina Hartley (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on screen in popup
Community: Documentary Filmmaking: Redux (2011) (TV Episode)
Luis Guzmán references his role in "Boogie Nights."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.100 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Julianne Moore was in the film
Psych: Heeeeere's Lassie (2012) (TV Episode)
Shawn introduces Gus as "Eddie Adams from Torrance".
Community: Contemporary Impressionists (2012) (TV Episode)
A partygoer says that Pierce looks like Burt Reynolds's character in "Boogie Nights."
Parks and Recreation: Live Ammo (2012) (TV Episode)
Donna claims that one of the cats up for adoption was in "Boogie Nights."
Black Dynamite: Bullhorn Nights or Murder She Throats (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Margaret Pomeranz in a segment on The Master as another movie made by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Workaholics: Booger Nights (2013) (TV Episode)
title reference
Demo Reel: The Review Must Go On (2013) (TV Episode)
"Let's go ride Mark Wahlberg's fake penis from"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.90 (2013) (TV Episode)
Seth MacFarlane says he attempted to watch the DVD of the film on an airplane
Psych: 100 Clues (2013) (TV Episode)
Upon receiving the invitation to the dinner at the mansion, Shawn says, "It may be one of those 'Eyes Wide Shut' shindigs with the masks or a 'Boogie Nights' shindig with lots of cocaine."
Best of the Worst: The Wheel of the Worst (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions it.
La última película (2013)
Scenes are homage
Midnight Screenings: Ender's Game/The Shining (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad says that his mom pulled him out of school for a day so they could hang out and watch Boogie Nights.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.56 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mark Wahlberg says there are a lot of things he will eventually have to explain to his children, including the film
Portlandia: Late in Life Drug Use (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Californication: 30 Minutes or Less (2014) (TV Episode)
by the way 'Heather Graham'. is posed as Rollergirl on the set of the fictitious TV show Santa Monica Cop.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
In this film, there is a close-up for both "Awesome MixTapes." In the 1997 film, an exact close-up is also used when Alfred Molina's character is playing on his tape deck. While Sister Christian dominates the background and little Asian boys toss around fireworks, the camera pans into the deck. It turns out Molina's self-made soundtrack is called "My Awesome Mixtape #6."
Witches of East End: Boogie Knight (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Girl House (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Mark Wahlberg/Kevin Nealon (2014) (TV Episode)
Mark Wahlberg mentions the prosthetic from his earlier film
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Mark Wahlberg/Diane von Furstenberg/Kyle Dunnigan/Bob Mould (2014) (TV Episode)
Mark Wahlberg talks about the process of creating his prosthetic for the film
Late Night with Seth Meyers: William H. Macy/Kenny Smith/The Districts (2015) (TV Episode)
Wiliam H. Macy talks about how some extras were caught by surprise by the content, and left the set during filming
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
Referenced by name and comparable plot point.
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th: A Nude Beginning (2015) (TV Episode)
"...like Boogie Nights, thank you very much."
Inside Amy Schumer: I'm Sorry (2015) (TV Episode)
The pizza commercial is done in a porn style, and at the end of the skit there is a title card of "Pizza World Nights".
The Graham Norton Show: Mark Wahlberg/Seth MacFarlane/Cyndi Lauper/Dara O'Briain (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Mark Wahlberg; also mentioned by Mark Wahlberg
Honest Trailers: Magic Mike (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.8 (2015) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Late Night with Seth Meyers: The Cast of Sisters/Ilan Rubin (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Maya Rudolph
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ice Cube/Heather Graham/Kelsea Ballerini/Glenn Kotche (2016) (TV Episode)
Heather Graham talks about her earlier movie
The Graham Norton Show: Julianne Moore/Ant & Dec/Rebel Wilson/Little Mix (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Julianne Moore
The Cinema Snob: The Burning Hell (2016) (TV Episode)
"And now a word from Boogie Nights' Colonel James..."
La La Land (2016)
At the first pool party scene, the camera dives into the water along with its guests, capturing bodies floating and swimming in a dreamlike manner.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.11 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Sean Connery & Burt Reynolds" category
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Sgt. Dime refers to Mark Wahlberg as Dirk Diggler.
Chicago P.D.: Some Friend (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #15.82 (2016) (TV Episode)
Correct answer to question.
The Cinema Snob: I'm Not Ashamed (2017) (TV Episode)
"...would look like something out of an early scene from Boogie Nights."
The Simpsons: The Cad and the Hat (2017) (TV Episode)
Book called "Boogie Knights - Chess in the Disco Era" is seen.
75 (2017)
A man references the film as he brandishes a gun.
Jealous Gods (2017)
Dirk Diggler is mentioned.
The Ben Shapiro Show: White Girls Must Stop Dressing Like Moana (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro reports on Mark Wahlberg's expression of regret for doing the movie.
Instant Dreams (2017)
Referenced in the movie.
Half in the Bag: The Disaster Artist (2017) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions how The Disaster Artist made him think of Boogie Nights
Never Goin' Back (2018)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Honest Trailers: Transformers: The Last Knight (2018) (TV Episode)
'The Boogie Knight'
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.: Wherever It Leads (2018) (TV Episode)
Billboard for the movie is seen.
Zoe Ball on ...: Sunday 11 (2018) (TV Episode)
Listed among the movies Alfred Molina has starred in.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 7 September 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ross.
Ray Donovan: The 1-3-2 (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Smitty
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: John C. Reilly/Jeff Flake/Jon Batiste (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Colbert as he introduces John C. Reilly
The Grandisons (2018)
The opening shot is an homage to the opening shot in Boogie Nights
Grace and Frankie: The Video (2019) (TV Episode)
Joan-Margaret mentions the film
Mad Dog Express (2019) (Short)
When Eva goes into the pool is reference to a scene in Boogie Nights.
Saturday Night Live: Don Cheadle/Gary Clark Jr. (2019) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Don Cheadle during his monologue.
The Bearstream: How Hollywood Stole Your Future (2019) (TV Episode)
Owen Benjamin says the movie made his teenage virgin self want to become a porn star.
Be Like Us, Be Like Me (Short)
Refers in script to how Dick walks and compares him to "Little Bill in the "Do Your Thing" scene"

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Best Films of 1997 (1998) (TV Episode)
Ebert's #3 pick.
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special (1998) (TV Special)
features clips from this film
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
If We Picked the Winners (1998) (TV Special)
Clips are shown for all the major Oscar nominees.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
I Love the '90s: 1997 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
SexTV: Adults Only: Video Games Grow Up/XXX Book/Cuddle Party (2004) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in episode.
X-Rated (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
footage shown
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 01: World's Most Daring Movies (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Star Trek/Rudo y Cursi/Next Day Air (2009) (TV Episode)
Dealing drugs domestically
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.81 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Julianne Moore films
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Sex on the Screen (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.48 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Don Cheadle films
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inception/Predators/The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (TV Episode)
"DiCaprio in 3 Minutes or Less" segment
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.54 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Mark Wahlberg films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.88 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Mark Wahlberg films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of John C. Reilly films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.74 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Mark Wahlberg films
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents (2013) (TV Episode)
Boogie Nights is #3.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Most Paused Movie Moments (2013) (TV Episode)
The Diggler is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Mark Wahlberg Performances (2014) (TV Episode)
The movie is ranked number 1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Continuous Uninterrupted Shots in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Nightclub and Double Murder is #8.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Suicides (2014) (TV Episode)
Little Bill Thompson's suicide is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Films About Filmmaking (2014) (TV Episode)
Boogie Nights is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Getting Fired Movie Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
The scene where Dirk Diggler gets fired is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Chilling Movie Overdose Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
This Girl Has Definitely OD'd is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funny Movie Character Names (2015) (TV Episode)
Dirk Diggler is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Porn Star Appearances in Movies and TV (2016) (TV Episode)
Nina Hartley as Little Bill's Wife is #5.
MsMojo: Top 10 Supporting Female Characters in Drama Films (2016) (TV Episode)
Maggie gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Crazy Cocaine Movie Scenes (2016) (TV Episode)
That's Some Quality Shit is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Characters with Mommy or Daddy Issues (2017) (TV Episode)
Eddie Adams is #9.
CTV National News: Episode dated 6 September 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 7 September 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The '90s Greatest: Sex in the '90s (2018) (TV Episode)
Features clips from the film
WatchMojo: Top 20 Most Paused Movie Moments (2019) (TV Episode)
The Diggler is #19.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Funniest Film Title Translations (2019) (TV Episode)
"His Powerful Device Makes Him Famous" (Chinese title) is #9.


Ed Wood (1994)
Jack Horner says the line "This is the one. This is the one I'll be remembered for", referencing one of his films. That's the same line spoke by Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) at the premiere of his movie 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'.

Spoofed in 

Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) (Video Game)
After you become a porn star in New Reno the screen tell you "You have become a star. A big bright shining star." which is a spoof of the last line from Boogie Nights.
Private Dicks: Men Exposed (1999) (TV Movie)
Drawn Together: Little Orphan Hero (2005) (TV Episode)
Captain Hero's mom rips down his posters while he's crying, "Please, don't be mean to me. I'm going to be somebody."
My Name Is Earl: The Trial (2007) (TV Episode)
When Earl visits Darnell, one of Joy's children is snorting sugar while the other dances around in his underwear, throwing fireworks, while listening to Night Ranger's Sister Christian
Drawn Together: Breakfast Food Killer (2007) (TV Episode)
the scene at the pool where Wooldoor is asked about his "huge cock" is a spoof of the scene in Boogie Nights
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
It is one of the "sweded" movies.
American Dad!: Weiner of Our Discontent (2009) (TV Episode)
In the Detroit 1975 flashback Roger is dressed like Rollergirl, the character played by 'Heather Graham' on this movie
The Hangover (2009)
Mike Tyson says, 'This is my favorite part coming up right now' and drums to the song like a Rahad Jackson.
Busty Cops: Protect and Serve! (2009) (TV Movie)
The climax at Billy Vicious' house is a parody of the Rahad Jackson scene in Boogie Nights.
The Boondocks: Bitches to Rags (2010) (TV Episode)
the scene in Rashad's house is spoofed
20 Year Old Virgins (2011)
One of the lead characters spoofs Mark Wahlberg taking out his penis in front of the mirror "I am a star!"
Black Dynamite: Bullhorn Nights or Murder She Throats (2012) (TV Episode)
The plot of this episode mainly parodies this film's plot; the film director and his script supervisor are modelled after Jack Horner and Little Bill from this film.
Freeloaders (2012)
'Kevin Heffernan' plays Scotty The Boom Guy, a parody of Philip Seymour Hoffman's character, Scotty, in Boogie Nights.
Robot Chicken: Joel Hurwitz (2016) (TV Episode)
Last scene of the movie parodied
Keanu (2016)
Mock up parody of scenes from the movie are shown on a poster in the end credits.
Family Guy: Follow the Money (2017) (TV Episode)
Jessie's Girl scene spoofed
American Dad!: Wild Women Do (2019) (TV Episode)
The scene with Mr. Rick parodies the Alfred Molina scene.

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