Soul Train (TV Series 1971–2006) Poster



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Version of 

6.20 Soul Train (1985) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country

Referenced in 

The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Mary's Delinquent (1975) (TV Episode)
Celestine compares it to Sue Ann's show.
Welcome Back, Kotter: Sadie Hawkins Day (1976) (TV Episode)
While watching the Sweathogs dance in class Principal Woodman says,"This is supposed to be a school, not Soul Train."
Sanford: The Benefit (1980) (TV Episode)
Sammy says he'll beserving as guest engineer on this show.
Fame: Solo Song (1982) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Jim Landon
Charles in Charge: Jill's Decision (1985) (TV Episode)
Jason says, "G.I. Joe goes on 'Soul Train.'"
It's Garry Shandling's Show.: The Graduate (1986) (TV Episode)
Garry's date agrees to stay and watch the show with him.
Off the Mark (1987)
Title mentioned
The Golden Girls: Mixed Blessings (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Rose.
It's Garry Shandling's Show.: Live Election Show (1988) (TV Episode)
the theme song is played at the end
The Experts (1989)
Travis jokes that he "used to be on 'Soul Train.'"
The Cosby Show: Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten (1989) (TV Episode)
referenced by name
Saved by the Bell: Aloha Slater (1989) (TV Episode)
Mr. Bennett says, "This is Study Hall, not 'Soul Train'!"
House Party (1990)
John Witherspoon's character mentions the name of the show in the movie.
Saved by the Bell: Running Zack (1990) (TV Episode)
Lisa refers to her ancestor's underground railroad as "the original 'Soul Train.'"
Blossom: The Geek (1991) (TV Episode)
Fred Fogerty refers to the series.
Quantum Leap: Private Dancer - October 6, 1979 (1991) (TV Episode)
Mario refers to the series.
Designing Women: Fore! (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
"It seems like 'Santa Soul Train.' 'Well, that's a lovely dress you're wearin', ho ho ho, we got the Ohio Players comin' up next."
Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Robbie Robertson (1992) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Chris Rock on Weekend Update
Class Act (1992)
Duncan says, "You, too, can be a 'Soul Train' dancer."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "It's the 'Soul Train.'"
Saved by the Bell: The Time Capsule (1992) (TV Episode)
Mr. Bennett says, "This is Study Hall, not 'Soul Train'!"
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper: Private School (1993) (TV Episode)
"Make sure you guys watch 'Soul Train' Sunday"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: The Sooooouuuuuulllll train.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Servo: The soooooooooooulllll trail.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Creeping Terror (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: This was the unsuccessful pilot for Soul Train.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: A Perfect Lindsay (1994) (TV Episode)
Bobby refers to the series.
In Search of Dr. Seuss (1994) (TV Movie)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Soooooooul Train (1994) (TV Episode)
Philip and Vivian were once on Soul Train and get invited to be on it once more.
1st Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Referenced in the ceremony.
2nd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (1996) (TV Special)
Referenced in the ceremony.
Rump-Shaker 5 (1996) (Video)
This tv show is referenced by name.
Daria: The Invitation (1997) (TV Episode)
In the party, Daria says boringly: "It's the Soul Train, beep beep, get on board."
Steel (1997)
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (1997) (TV Special)
Referenced in the ceremony.
Fired Up: In Your Dreams (1997) (TV Episode)
Gwen's dream includes an intro by Don Cornelius and a production number on the set of "Soul Train."
Smart Guy: Dawgburger Rebellion (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by TJ
4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Referenced in the ceremony.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker (1999) (TV Episode)
The Soul Taker!
5th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Referenced in ceremony.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (1999) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Chris on Weekend Update
Next Friday (2000)
The Prime Gig (2000)
6th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (2000) (TV Special)
Referenced during the ceremony.
Welcome to Angel World (2000) (Video)
Gilmore Girls: Love, Daisies and Troubadours (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai asks Max if he was involved in any "get-down, 'Soul Train' kind of dating" while they were split up.
Evolution (2001)
Arthur: Arthur Plays the Blues/Buster's Sweet Success (2001) (TV Episode)
Dr. Fugue mentions that's there's a few minutes before it comes on Television.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Landon tells Eric, "Will you please turn down Soul Train just a notch? Some of us are trying to work," while working on his car - 45-50 minutes into the movie.
8th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (2002) (TV Special)
Referenced in the ceremony.
That '70s Show: The Girl I Love (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hyde.
Biker Boyz (2003)
Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004) (TV Special)
House of D (2004)
Lady Bernadette mentions the show
Soul Plane (2004)
Title is an obvious reference.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Greg (2005) (TV Episode)
Rochelle mentions that Jody Watley used to be on the show
Independent Lens: Seoul Train (2005) (TV Episode)
title reference
Good Eats: Flat Is Beautiful III: Flounder (2006) (TV Episode)
When questioned about the accuracy of his claims, the fish monger says, "Oh, did you say 'sole'? Because I thought you said 'Soul' as in 'Train'!"
Doogal (2006)
When Ermintrude dances, she says she was on Soul Train.
Premium (2006)
"I saw that on 'Soul Train'."
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Corleone (2006) (TV Episode)
Chris fantasizes that he's on the show
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Buddy System (2006) (TV Episode)
Chris tells Caruso something about Soul Train.
Dreamgirls (2006)
The Boondocks: ...Or Die Trying (2007) (TV Episode)
Grandad sings the theme song
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Houseguests (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Women Behind Bars: Rose Parker & Celeste Fox (2008) (TV Episode)
Rose Parker danced on the show in the late 1970s.
Soul Men (2008)
mentioned that Henderson & Hinds were on an episode of 'Soul Train'
Still Waiting... (2009) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
Obsessed (2009)
mentioned in dialogue
Family Guy: We Love You Conrad (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jillian
Glee: Preggers (2009) (TV Episode)
Finn mentions that Walter Payton won some dance competitions on "Soul Train."
The Amazing Race: This is Not My Finest Hour (2009) (TV Episode)
Flight Time and Big Easy mention this show after they dance
VH1 Rock Docs: Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America (2010) (TV Episode)
Featured in the documentary.
Hell's Kitchen: 5 Chefs Compete (2010) (TV Episode)
Autum mentions being on Soul Train
Supernatural: Clap Your Hands If You Believe (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
One Night Stand Up: DragTastic NYC (2011) (TV Episode)
Harmonica does Soul Train dance impression
Conan: The Integrity Episode, Brought to You by Pall Mall Cigarettes (2012) (TV Episode)
Conan talks about growing up watching Soul Train
The Cleveland Show: The Men in Me (2012) (TV Episode)
Cleveland rides on the Soul Train
The Apprentice: Party Like a Mock-Star (2012) (TV Episode)
Arsenio starts a Soul Train line during the party
2 Broke Girls: And the Messy Purse Smackdown (2012) (TV Episode)
Max mentions watching old "Soul Train" clips on Youtube.
2 Broke Girls: And the Pre-Approved Credit Card (2012) (TV Episode)
Darius says he was on "Soul Train".
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.43 (2012) (TV Episode)
Referring to a woman who had 13 children, Natasha Leggero says, "It's a birth control, not 'Soul Train'"
RuPaul's Drag Race: Black Swan: Why It Gotta Be Black? (2013) (TV Episode)
For the mini challenge, the contestants compete in a "Soul Train" style dance off.
Southland: Reckoning (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
DVD-R Hell: Cavemen (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Cavemen pilot.
Awkward.: Crowning Moments (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Middle: No Silent Night (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Will Smith/Usher (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim? (2017) (TV Episode)
Heather mentions the show by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Yongary (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Seoul Train"
Mindhunter: Episode #1.1 (2017) (TV Episode)
"Have I seen you on 'Soul Train'?"
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Ron and Patrice mention it in conversation.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Keegan-Michael Key 6 (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Weird Newscasters"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Day Time Ended (2018) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Now it's turning into the doggone opening of 'Soul Train.'"
Last Man Standing: Common Ground (2019) (TV Episode)
Ed: "Tell me about this 'Soul Train.'"
American Soul (2019) (TV Series)
TV show is referenced throught the series

Featured in 

Roadie (1980)
Television (1986) (Video)
archive footage between promo videos
Crooklyn (1994)
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
clips shown of dancers from show
Jim Brown: All American (2002) (TV Movie)
I Love the '70s: 1971 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV show was edited into this mini-series
Roll Bounce (2005)
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Fake IDs (2009) (TV Episode)
a clip of The Fat Boys performing on the show is shown
Black to the Future: Hour 1: The 70s (2009) (TV Episode)
clips, discussed
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.12 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips of Dorian Gregory are shown after he is met on the street in "Jaywalking" segment
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1976 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.11 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of Magic Johnson dancing on the show in the early 1980s
One Hit Wonderland: Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
One Hit Wonderland: Me and Mrs. Jones (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips of Billy Paul performing are shown.
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)
clips from
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
A clip is featured.
Show Me Your Soul: Les années Soul Train (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
One Hit Wonderland: Float On (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Equalizer (2014)
Robert McCall's co workers watch a short part of an episode on a cellphone to see if he really was a backup singer for Gladys Knight in the 70's.
One Hit Wonderland: Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band by Meco (2015) (TV Episode)
Todd shows a clip of Don Cornelius saying "Star Wars," saying that it feels weird.
One Hit Wonderland: "Mickey" by Tony Basil (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
BET Awards 2017 (2017) (TV Special)
Featured as part of the awards ceremony.
Soul Train Awards: 30-Year Anniversary Special (2017) (TV Special)
Features clips from the TV series
Young Sheldon: A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries (2018) (TV Episode)
Georgie watches the Soul train when the family returns
2018 Soul Train Awards (2018) (TV Special)
Featured clips from the show.
Soul Train Awards: Red Carpet Special (2018) (TV Special)
Features clips from the show.

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Radio Bart (1992) (TV Episode)
"Soul Mass Transit System" is a parody.
The Simpsons: Rosebud (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Soul Mass Transit System" TV program watched by Homer
Mafia! (1998)
Official Soul Train Parody (2010) (Video)
Adult parody of the show.
Saturday Night Live: Jim Carrey/The Black Keys (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Worst of 'Soul Train'" segment
Mad: HOPS/Naru210 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Soul Tron" is a spoof of this show.
Black Dynamite: Just Beat It or Jackson Five Across Yo' Eyes (2012) (TV Episode)
Cream Corn goes on Soul Train to watch The Jackson Five perform.
The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed (2014) (TV Short)
"Soul Hayride" is a spoof of "Soul Trailn."
Saturday Night Live: Jim Parsons/Beck (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Killer Files" sketch
The Simpsons: Bull-E (2015) (TV Episode)
School Train is a spoof of the show and Otto has a fantasy based on the opening of the show.

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