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This is a list of all the references to ABC for Kids shows in movies non related to ABC for Kids.

Contents

21 & Over

  • Bananas in Pyjamas in mentioned

Admission

  • Porita references Thomas & Friends

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

  • The film is based on Sesame Street but it wasn’t released on Australian home video through ABC Video or Roadshow

After Thomas

  • Kyle's favourite TV series is Thomas & Friends

Alice (1990)

  • Sue mentions Sesame Street

Animaniacs: Wakko’s Wish

  • Baloney makes an appearance who is a parody of Barney

Another Perfect Stranger

  • A woman is holding a baby wearing Elmo overalls

Ant-Man

  • The film's climatic battle sequence uses Bachmann HO scale models of Thomas, Annie, Clarabel and Emily's coaches
  • The Wiggles song "Hot Poppin' Popcorn" is heard

Assassination of a High School President

  • Funke is called Inspector Gadget

Ax 'Em

  • One guy asks 'What are you supposed to be fuckin' Inspector Gadget'

Babar: The Movie

  • The film is based on Babar but it wasn’t released on Australian home video through ABC Video or Roadshow

Baby Driver

  • Baby holds a banana in his ear, referencing the classic Ernie and Bert routine

Barney’s Great Adventure

  • The film is based on Barney but it wasn’t released on Australian home video through ABC Video or Roadshow

Battle Royale

  • Teletubbies posters can be seen in the city

Beach Babes from Beyond

  • A Barney doll can be seen in Xena's bedroom

Best Worst Movie

  • Don Packard has a Bear toy from Bear in the Big Blue House

A Big Hand for Sooty

  • Bill & Ben The Flowerpot Men were referenced

The Black Balloon

  • Scene From Blinky Bill The Mischievous Koala Can Been Seen On TV.

Blinky Bill the Movie (2015)

  • The film is based on Blinky Bill but it wasn’t released on Australian home video through ABC Video or Roadshow

The Blues Brothers

  • A Grover plush toy can be seen in the mall sequence along with Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster plush toys

Bob the Butler

  • Bob threatens to throw out Tess's favorite Barney video.

Body Bags

  • Barney can be seen on the cover of TV Guide magazine at the gas station

Bolt (2008)

  • Penny is named after Inspector Gadget's niece of the same name

The Boss Baby

  • The baby's face on the sun is a reference to Teletubbies

Bostock's Cup

  • The Wombles is referenced

Breakfast on Pluto

  • Some of the characters dress up in Womble costumes for one scene

Brewster McCloud

  • Abraham Wright shouts to Brewster about how he needs to get home so he can watch Sesame Street

Brubaker

  • An Orinoco plushie can be seen on a shelf

A Bug’s Life

  • Heimlich’s obesity could be a reference to The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Captain Phillips

  • Footage from Barney's Dino Dancin' Tunes can be seen on a television

A Change of Heart

  • Gloria watches Bananas in Pyjamas

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

  • At one point, the antagonist is behind a big chair with only its arms visible, referencing Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget

Click

  • A woman is seen holding a Big Bird plush
  • Michael turns himself purple and sings the Barney theme

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

  • The Square Song from Sesame Street can be heard

Coming to America

  • The Joffer royal family has a pet elephant named Babar

The Country Bears (2002)

  • Dexter reminds Beary that his adoptive parents showed him some Barney videos

Da Kath and Kim Code

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Da Kath & Kim Code - The Wiggles Cameo (2005)

  • Greg Page, Murray Cook & Jeff Fatt from The Wiggles make a cameo

Daddy Day Care

  • A Sesame Street boom can be seen on Ben’s bed

Death Wish V: The Face of Death

  • Thomas & Friends books and toys can be seen in the toy store

Delivery Man

  • Footage from The Wiggles can be seen on a television

Dick Whittington (2002)

  • The Wombles is referenced

Doogal

  • During the race, Zeebad refers to Train as Thomas the Tank Engine

Drive In

  • A parody of the Barney & Friends theme song is sung

Dunston Checks In

  • Robert Grant mentions that Mrs. Dubrow once kicked Big Bird in the testicles

Elf

  • Bob the Builder and Sesame Street toys can be seen in the background during the Gimbel's department Store scenes

Elfette Saves Christmas

  • Inspector Gadget is referenced

Escape from Planet Earth

  • Arthur Read and Tinky Winky’s names are featured in the graffiti

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

  • Footage from Sesame Street can be seen on a television
  • A Bert toy can be seen

Finding Dory

  • Hank the Septapus is a sort-of reverse reference to Henry the Octopus

Finding Nemo

  • The seagulls are modeled after Feathers McGraw
  • Dory briefly refers to Nemo as Elmo

Flushed Away

  • A character says 'Go Go Purple Custard', referencing Inspector Gadget

Follow That Bird

  • The film is based on Sesame Street but it wasn’t released on Australian home video through ABC Video or Roadshow

For Love or Money

  • Doug invites Andy to 'Sesame Street on Ice'.

Forrest Gump

  • An Ernie and Bert sketch from Sesame Street can be seen on a TV

Fred Claus

  • During the fight at the store, Thomas & Friends merchandise can be briefly seen

Frozen Assets

  • Big Bird is mentioned

Game Night

  • Tinky Winky is Mentioned

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

  • Garfield says Where’s Waldo? (Note: Where’s Waldo? is the American name of Where’s Wally?)

Girl Model

  • Nadya wears a Teletubbies T-shirt

Girls und Panzer der Film

  • A tank themed version of Thomas appears as an amusement park prop

Goddess

  • Footage From The Wiggles Can Been Seen On Television

Godzilla (1998)

  • Footage from Barney & Friends can be seen on a television

The Great Muppet Caper

  • Oscar the Grouch makes a cameo

Hackers

  • A Cookie Monster virus was used on the Gibson system

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

  • A Thomas the Tank Engine toy can be seen in Danny's room

The Happy Hooker

  • Sesame Street is mentioned

Heaven is for Real

  • Jay says, 'I used to go out with a flight attendant whose son had extensive conversations with Barney the dinosaur.'

Honeyglue

  • When Morgan has Jordan guessing who she is dressed as, he incorrectly says Inspector Gadget

Hotel Transylvania 2

  • Parodies of Cookie Monster and Mr. Snuffleupagus can be seen on a children's program Dennis likes to watch

How to Build a Better Boy

  • Gabby says 'Yeowsers', referencing Inspector Gadget

I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now?

  • The waiter asks Dr. Binay, who talks like The Count, if he was on Sesame Street

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

  • Footage from the Sesame Street song Over, Under, Around and Through can be seen on a television

Incredibles 2

  • A toy resembling Harold the Helicopter can be seen

Inside Out

  • The Long Term Memory section of Riley's mind resembles The Queen of Night's bottle room
  • Bing Bong's legs look exactly like Big Bird's

Inspector Gadget (1999)

  • The film is based on Inspector Gadget but it wasn’t released on Australian home video through ABC Video or Roadshow

Inspector Gadget 2

  • Same as above

Jack Irish: Black Tide

  • The two murderers at the start bear tattoos, one 'Bill' and the other 'Ben'

Jingle All the Way

  • In the toy store scenes, some Sesame Street toys can be seen in the background, particularly Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Zoe
  • During the parade, walk-arounds of Bert, Ernie and Madeline can be seen

Joe (2013)

  • A workman says 'go-go-gadget tongue'.

Jurassic Park III

  • Footage from Barney’s Musical Castle can be seen on a television

Kicking and Screaming (1995)

  • A poster for Blinky Bill (1992) can be seen in the video store

Life as We Know It

  • Footage of The Wiggles can be seen on a television

The Little Bear Movie

  • This Movie is Based on Little Bear but it was never released on Australian Home Video by ABC or Roadshow

Little Children

  • Aaron and his dad play with Thomas & Friends toys

The Little Engine That Could (1991)

  • Tillie’s narrative story embellishes Piper’s original narrative with the early Thomas the Tank Engine stories. Similar to Thomas, Tillie is a shunting engine seeking to expand her horizons beyond the world of the yard she is assigned to.

The Little Rascals (1994)

  • When Stymie tries to get Alfalfa and Spanky to forgive each other, he says that they're a team and one of the examples he mentions is Bert and Ernie

Little Man

  • Dinosaurus Rex, the character at the birthday party, is a parody of Barney

Lonesome Jim

  • An Arthur cup can be seen at Applebee's

Love Actually

  • A Thomas & Friends ad can be seen on a bus
  • A Barney doll plays the baby Jesus in a children's play

Madeline (1998)

  • The film is based on Madeline but it wasn’t released on Australian home video through ABC Video or Roadshow

Mafia!

  • A character resembling Barney is speared by an Eskimo

Magic in the Mirror

  • A Bert plush doll makes an appearance in Mary Margaret's bedroom

Marley & Me

  • Footage From Bob the Builder can be seen on a television

Married in America 2

  • A character says he watches Barney, Sesame Street and Teletubbies with his kid

Maybe Baby

  • The Furblobs is a parody of Teletubbies

Meet The Fockers

  • Footage From the Elmo's World installment Babies Can Been Seen On TV.

Mental

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Mental Toni Colette Watches Bananas in Pyjamas

  • Footage From Bananas in Pyjamas Can Been Seen On TV

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

  • When Kimberley is dragged off by the Tengu warriors, she yells "Let me go, Big Bird"

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

  • The Macy's Big Bird balloon can be seen during the Thanksgiving Day parade

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

  • When Gracie Hart gives a speech while wearing a flamboyant, feathered Las Vegas costume, she says 'And I am Gracie Hart and at this moment, I am also Big Bird and nothing scares me...'

Motherhood

  • Teletubbies is mentioned

Mr. Mom

  • Kenny wears Bert and Ernie slippers

The Muppet Movie

  • During the song ‘Movin’ Right Along’, Big Bird makes a cameo saying to Kermit and Fozzie that he’s heading east to be on public television

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

  • The scene where Spike the Dog saves the girls from being trapped is similar to when Mumfie was saved from being trapped The Secretary of Night since both end with the trappers hugging the character who rescued them

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

  • Oscar the Grouch makes an appearance with Darth Vader
  • Cookie Monster can be seen on a computer screen

Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle

  • Norman Ormal dresses as a Womble for an information film

Notting Hill

  • The narrator describes the radical hairdressers as where everyone comes out looking like Cookie Monster whether they want to or not

Oddball

  • Sam Sawnoff soft toy in the movie

Old Master Q 2001

  • A Dipsy mask can be seen on a mannequin at the apartment

Peter Rabbit (2018)

  • The film is based on Peter Rabbit but it wasn’t released on Australian home video through ABC Video or Roadshow
  • Some Thomas & Friends merchandise can be seen

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

  • The film is based on Peter Rabbit but it wasn’t released on Australian home video through ABC Video or Roadshow

The Perfect Storm

  • A Count von Count plush can be seen

Pitch Perfect 2

  • Fat Amy says she met three of The Wiggles

Poltergeist

  • An Ernie and Bert poster can be seen in Robbie's room

Postman Pat The Movie

  • The film is based on Postman Pat but it wasn’t released on Australian home video through ABC Video or Roadshow

Private Parts

  • One of Howard's children has a toy of one of the Bananas in Pyjamas

The Removalists

  • Marilyn Carter says her daughter, Sophie, watches 'Sesame Street'

Robot Chicken: Star Wars III

  • Darth Vader employs his 'Go-Go Gadget' rollerskates

Rocky II

  • Rocky mentions Big Bird

Rumble in the Bronx

  • The girl building a sand castle in one scene was wearing a Bert shirt

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

  • A dollhouse resembling Bear's Big Blue House can be seen

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

  • Footage from Barney & Friends can be seen on a television

Shoot the Hero

  • Inspector Gadget is mentioned

Shrek the Third

  • The baby ogre's crying sounds like Baby Kate from Arthur

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

  • The loan shark sports a coat very similar to Inspector Gadget's

A Simple Wish

  • An Elmo toy can be seen in Anabel’s room

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

  • Tibby says she has Teletubbies on her iPod

The Smurfs (2011)

  • An unauthorized Elmo walk-around can be seen in the streets of New York which the Smurfs believe is a red troll.

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

  • The Mole talks about Teletubbies
  • The Mole asks Stan 'What do you think this is, kid? TV kiddy hour where we all sit around and lick Barney the dinosaur's f***ing p***y?!'

Spice World

  • In the American release of this film, a line about photos of Diana in the gym was changed to a Teletubbies joke

Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • Spider-Man calls the Vulture Big Bird

Spies in Disguise

  • During Sterling's transformation into a pigeon, his face can be seen in the sun, referencing the Sun Baby from Teletubbies

Stuart Little 2

  • The Wildcat Fighter Plane was inspired by Tiger Moth

Suburban Mayhem

  • Footage from Mr Squiggle and Friends can be seen on television

Super Size Me

  • One of the paintings features Tinky Winky

Swinging Safari

  • Inspector Gadget is referenced
  • Mr Squiggle is referenced

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

  • Lt. Garber mentions Sesame Street

Thomas & The Magic Railroad

  • The Movie is based on Thomas & Friends and it did released on Australian Home Video through ABC Video and Roadshow Entertainment

Three Men and a Little Lady

  • Rubber Duckie can be heard

Time Runner

  • A Big Bird doll is seen in the room of Baby Raynor

Totally Spies! The Movie

  • Fabu's introductory shot resembles Dr. Claw's appearances

Tromeo and Juliet

  • One character mentions Sesame Street and several of its' characters to another before an act of violence

Unbreakable

  • Elijah asks a customer in his store 'Do you see any Teletubbies in here?'

Vincent Price's Dracula

  • Vincent Price mentions how Dracula has been 'reduced to a mathematic puppet for pre-schoolers', referencing Count von Count

Walking on Water

  • Footage from The Wiggles can be seen on a television

The Wiggles Movie

  • The Movie is based on The Wiggles but it wasn't released on Australian Home Video through ABC Video or Roadshow

The Woman with 7 Personalitites

  • A Teletubbies plush can be seen in Helen's house

Wreck-It Ralph

  • While King Candy searches for Ralph's medal among the other character's coins in the Sugar Rush game code, he says to himself "One of these things is not like the others" referencing the Sesame Street song One of These Things

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