The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) Poster


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Police Squad! (1982) (TV Series)

Followed by 

The Naked Gun: I.C.U.P. (2011) (Video Game)

Remade as 

The Naked Gun
This is a remake of that movie.

Edited into 

Apaga y vámonos: Episode #1.7 (2013) (TV Episode)
actors heads are changed with politician heads
Family Guy: Cop and a Half-Wit (2017) (TV Episode)
Actual footage from the movie is edited in, with Peter and Joe's heads replacing Frank Drebin and Nordberg from the ending scene at the baseball game.


Dr. No (1962)
The scene where Drebin finds Jane in his kitchen wearing one of his shirts is based on Bond finding Miss Trench in his home wearing his shirt.
From Russia with Love (1963)
Blade in the shoe
Black Sunday (1977)
The Shining (1980)
Broken door scene is referenced.
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Frank has the same kind of internal monologue leading to him wondering where he is.
Fletch (1985)
police walking toward "Enrico Pallazzo" while singing and they have to stop and put hands over hearts because national anthem is playing, same as in Fletch when he is chased into the Fred Dorfman tribute.
Platoon (1986)
The title is shown on a theater's info board above the main entrance.
The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) (TV Series)
Ed mentions the show in dialogue

Referenced in 

At the Movies: The Naked Gun/Dakota/Mississippi Burning/Vincent (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Naked Gun" review.
At the Movies: Working Girl/I'm Gonna Git You Sucka/Rain Man/Torch Song Trilogy/Haunted Summer (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" review.
At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced when discussing "Heartbreak Hotel".
At the Movies: Miss Firecracker/K-9/Criminal Law/Scandal/84 Charlie Mopic (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "K-9" review.
Batman (1989)
At the Movies: Tremors/Ski Patrol/Internal Affairs/The Plot Against Harry (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Ski Patrol" review.
At the Movies: Terminator 2: Judgment Day/The Reflecting Skin/Naked Gun 2/12: The Smell of Fear/Europa Europa (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Naked Gun 2 1/2" review.
At the Movies: Regarding Henry/101 Dalmatians/Point Break/Boys N the Hood/The Miracle (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Point Break" review.
At the Movies: Doc Hollywood/Return to the Blue Lagoon/Hot Shots!/Paris Is Burning/Another You (1991) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel notes that "Hot Shots" (1991) comes from the makers of the "Naked Gun!" movies.
Beverly Hills, 90210: Leading from the Heart (1991) (TV Episode)
The gang plays charades and Kelly acts out the movies title.
Seinfeld: The Bubble Boy (1992) (TV Episode)
Naomi mentions the film.
At the Movies: Falling Down/The Temp/Army of Darkness (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Army of Darkness" review.
At the Movies: Made in America/Menace II Society/Cliffhanger/Hot Shots! Part Deux/The Long Day Closes (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Hot Shots! Part Deux" review.
At the Movies: Fatal Instinct/Demolition Man/The Remains of the Day/Twenty Bucks (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Fatal Instinct" review.
At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1993 (1994) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel contrasts "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (1993) with the "Naked Gun" and "Airplane!" comedies.
Troldspejlet: Episode dated 21 May 1994 (1994) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions The Naked Gun film series in his review of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
WWE Raw: Episode #2.26 (1994) (TV Episode)
Jim Ross says that Leslie Nielsen from this movie is investigating the Undertaker situation.
WWE Raw: Episode #2.29 (1994) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned that Leslie Nielsen starred in this movie.
Summerslam (1994) (TV Special)
Leslie Nielsen is looking for the Undertaker, but meets George Kennedy.
The O.J. Simpson Story (1995) (TV Movie)
OJ and Nicole talk about starring in this movie
Bobby's World: Starring Bobby (1995) (TV Episode)
The series is mentioned by name and Bobby acts out a fantasy sequence with himself as Frank Drebin.
Der Trip (1996)
Title reference to the German title of "Naked Gun", which is "Die nackte Kanone".
Busted (1997) (Video)
Referenced in tagline.
Pitch (1997)
Kenny mentions the movie as what their comedy is not trying to be.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 (1999) (TV Special)
"Hollywood Screen Tests, Pt. 2" features many movies and tv shows in reference to the stars featured.
Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten: Episode #1.2012 (2000) (TV Episode)
The policemen think it's a porn video and confiscate it.
2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
Leslie Nielsen accidently flings food at people, and accidently completely destroys his antagonist's impeccably decorated office to fun music, in both movies
Hotel (2001)
The gag where Drebin takes off his clothes in one move and has sex for a minute is copied here.
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
The hotel featured at the end of "Prom Tonight" is the same one used for "Ludwig Towers".
Kopps (2003)
There is a poster of this movie on Benny's living room wall.
Making 'Scary Movie 3' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
En la cama (2005)
mentioned once
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Special)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Saints Row (2006) (Video Game)
Bronco-like vehicle is named "Nordberg" after OJ Simpson's character.
Criminal Minds: No Way Out (2007) (TV Episode)
Romance between characters named Frank and Jane.
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode II (2007) (TV Episode)
Vincent Ludwig is one of the Imaginationland villains.
'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) (Video)
Poster in dorm room
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008) (Video Game)
"Naked" (unlocked) guns are sold by dealers called "Drebins".
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ricky 1 Review (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nerd expected Ricky 1 to have the same humor as this movie provided.
Jeopardy!: Episode #25.14 (2008) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Spoof Films" category
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.34 (2008) (TV Episode)
Van Nieuwkerk refers to Airplane! as being The Naked Gun.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.88 (2009) (TV Episode)
Beelen compares Airplane to "something like Naked Gun"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett mentions this film when he wants to put together a baseball movie with a fictional character.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Beverly Hills Cop III (2009) (TV Episode)
"Better watch out, Frank Drummond might be in there."
Parks and Recreation: The Camel (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom in connection with O.J. Simpson
Assassin's Creed II (2009) (Video Game)
NPC's randomly say this
Special Collector's Edition: Superhero Movie (2010) (TV Episode)
compared with Friedberg/Seltzer movies
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movies Based on TV Shows (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention for the top movies based on TV shows
Half in the Bag: Summer Movie Round-Up (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay compares a scene in 'X-Men: First Class' to this movie
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
Body Double with Brinke Stevens (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Work It: My So-Called Mid-Life Crisis (2013) (TV Episode)
When Lee agrees to go under hypnosis, Angel says, "I just think this kind of stuff is dangerous. Remember in the movie Naked Gun when Reggie Jackson got hypnotized? He almost killed that queen!"
There Goes the Neighborhood: The Making of 'The 'Burbs' (2014) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: How Bad Is Jaws: The Revenge??? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mark alludes to Leslie Nielsen. Also, photograph is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Exorcist II: The Heretic (2015) (TV Episode)
"It's when they start changing 'I Must Kill Frank Drebbin' that you should start worrying."
Cartoon Superheroes Abridged: Episode #1.4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Theme music featured
Cartoon Superheroes Abridged: Episode #1.5 (2015) (TV Episode)
Theme music featured
Video Buck: Las traducciones más mierdosas pt. 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
castilian poster shown
The Cinema Snob: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2015) (TV Episode)
Pat Proft also wrote this
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk
American Crime Story: From the Ashes of Tragedy (2016) (TV Episode)
Detective Phillip Van Atter mentions the film by name
The Cinema Snob: Wonder Woman (2016) (TV Episode)
"That is definitely Mr. Ludwig from The Naked Gun."
iZombie: Reflections of the Way Liv Used to Be (2016) (TV Episode)
Agent Bozzio tells Clive that he solves cases as fast as Frank Drebin.
The Life of Mentos Man (2016) (Short)
The elevator scene when 'Mentos Man' punches the guy with the Tic-Tacs, is loosely inspired by Leslie Nielsen knocking out the singer and umpire in 'The Naked Gun'.
TruInside: Tommy Boy (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog as The Naked Gun
Late Night with Seth Meyers: David Spade/Marcia Clark/Noah Hawley/Tim Alexander (2016) (TV Episode)
Marcia Clark and Seth mention the movie with O.J. Simpson
Shameful Sequels: Tooken (2017) (TV Episode)
"Gone are the days of Naked Gun and Airplane".
Best of the Worst: Kill Squad, Ryan's Babe, and Demonwarp (2018) (TV Episode)
Jack mentions George Kennedy's fame from The Naked Gun movies.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Mac and Me (2018) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Oh, great. Detective Nordberg is here."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Cena/Rachel Brosnahan/Brian Posehn/Richard Danielson (2018) (TV Episode)
John Cena relates the umpire strike call scene to his time as a 13-year-old umpire
Best of the Worst: Cybernator, Panther Squad, and Project Metalbeast (2019) (TV Episode)
"This is like the opening of The Naked Gun."

Featured in 

100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clips shown.
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1988 (2005) (TV Episode)
They showed clips of it.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Special)
Voted in top 50 by poll, clips shown
MythBusters: Voice Flame Extinguisher (2007) (TV Episode)
Footage shown.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Hospitals (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are featured to illustrate the best hospital scenes in movies
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.173 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De zomer draait door: Episode #2.10 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #5.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #5.100 (2010) (TV Episode)
The beaver fragment featuring Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.61 (2010) (TV Episode)
Fragments featuring Leslie Nielsen are shown.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
"In Memoriam" tribute to Leslie Nielsen.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Hercules in New York (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: Big Mommas- Like Father, Like Son (2012) (TV Episode)
"It's blatantly ripped off from The Naked Gun."
De wereld draait door: Episode #7.168 (2012) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring O.J. Simpson is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Spoofs (2012) (TV Episode)
The "Naked Gun" trilogy is #3.
Hagan Reviews: Chopping Mall (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown during clapping montage
Bad Movie Beatdown: Breaking Wind (2013) (TV Episode)
recalling a better spoof movie
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series (2014) (TV Episode)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Slapstick Comedy Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1980s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funny Movie Character Names (2015) (TV Episode)
Pahpshmir is #6.
WatchMojo: One More Top 10 Hilarious Movie Deaths (2015) (TV Episode)
My Father Went the Same Way is #5.
Laugh Out Loud: The Funniest Films Ever (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
O.J.: Made in America (2016)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Trilogies (2016) (TV Episode)
The "Naked Gun" trilogy is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Chase Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Driving Instructor is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Quotes of the 1980s (2016) (TV Episode)
Nice Beaver is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movie Franchises (2018) (TV Episode)
The "Naked Gun" franchise is #2.
United Shades of America: The Canadian Way (2018) (TV Episode)
Image of Leslie Nielsen from the movie shown during the 'famous Canadian Americans' segment.
The '90s Greatest: Caught on Camera (2018) (TV Episode)
Features clips from the film
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hidden Secrets in Movie Credits (2018) (TV Episode)
A Cavalcade of Credits Gags is #1.


Pinocchio (1940)
Casablanca (1942)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Drebin comments on Jane's ankle braclet when they meet, just like Walter Neff did on Phyllis Dietrichson's ankle braclet at their first encounter.
M Squad (1957) (TV Series)
The theme song and the character of Lt. Frank Drebin were spoofs of "M Squad"
Ben-Hur (1959)
Car chase scene has spikes attached to the wheels
Psycho (1960)
From Russia with Love (1963)
The sequence with Drebin and the fish in Ludwigs aquarium is a reference to the "Siamese fighting fish"-scene in "From Russia With Love".
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
In daze Lt. Drebin atatcks woman with stone dildo.
Dirty Harry (1971)
Dialogue: "When I see five weirdos dressed in togas, stabbing a man in the middle of the park in front of a full view of 100 people, I shoot the bastards, that's my policy." between Drebin and the mayor is a spoof of a similar line uttered by Clint Eastwood to his superior in "Dirty Harry".
The Paper Chase (1973)
John Houseman spoofs his Prof. Kingsfield persona in an uncredited role as a driving instructor.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
When meeting Jane, Frank's voice over says "she gave me a look I could feel in my hip pocket". In Farewell, My Lovely (1975), Marlowe's voice over says the same thing.
Telefon (1977)
Key phrases used to make ordinary people into killers
Popeye (1980)
Poltergeist (1982)
Rotten food item crawling across refrigerator in same manner as the possessed steak in Poltergeist

Spoofed in 

The Bare-assed Naked Gun (1992) (Video)
"The Bare-assed Naked Gun" spoofs "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!".
PlayGirls (1993) (Video)
The Silence of the Hams (1994)
Billy Zane's klutzy character does the same things Frank Drebin did
The Crow Road (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin at the urinal after being unfrozen directly spoofs the scene where Lt. Drebin is in the toilet at the press conference, and continues to urinate repeatedly after everyone thinks he has finished
Journey Into Chaos (1997) (Short)
Contains a run through a hotel like in the movie.
Family Guy: PTV (2005) (TV Episode)
The opening of the episode sees Stewie fighting terrorists, to the same music as when Drebin faught the terrorists in this film. He then quotes the opening line from the film and falls onto his trike. He then rides around to the naked gun theme tune spoofing the way the police car does at the start of this film.
Family Guy: Boys Do Cry (2007) (TV Episode)
Man in audience shouts "Hey, it's Enrico Pallazzo!"
Superhero Movie (2008)
Guy gets launched out of a wheelchair in the ending
Tooken (2015)
Poster titled "The Naked Buns"
AP Stats Police: Fredonia (2016) (Short)
In the same mock-noir style.

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