Encino Man (1992) Poster



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Followed by 

Encino Woman (1996) (TV Movie)


Song of the South (1946)
Stoney says, "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah."
The Court Jester (1955)
When Stoney and Dave enter Blades, two students use the line "Get Him! Got Him! ... Good!", a takeoff of the line from this film.
Eegah (1962)
A caveman tries to adapt to life in a young Californian's home.
The Brady Bunch (1969) (TV Series)
Stoney mentions it to Dave's dad.
Da di shuang ying (1972)
Dave puts a VHS of this film into his VCR (as Kung Fu Brothers).
Gan jin sha jue (1973)
A VHS of the film is seen on Dave's video shelf (as A Gathering of Heroes).
Rocky (1976)
During Link's "training montage," he is given a drink of egg yolks made by Dave and Stoney.
Shaolin Tough Kid (1979)
A double feature VHS with this film on it is seen on Dave's video shelf (as Shaolin Red Master).
Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1980)
A VHS of the film is seen on Dave's video shelf (as Dragon and the Cobra).
Crippled Heroes (1980)
A double feature VHS with this film on it is seen on Dave's video shelf (as Two Crippled Heroes).
Shu shi shen chuan (1981)
A double feature VHS with this film on it is seen on Dave's video shelf (as Ninja in the Deadly Trap).
Late Night with David Letterman (1982) (TV Series)
talk about putting Link on the Stupid Pet Tricks segment from the show
Jeopardy! (1984) (TV Series)
Stoney says, "Don't you ever watch 'Jeopardy!'?"
The Wild Panther (1984)
A double feature VHS with this film on it is seen on Dave's video shelf (as The Wild Panther).
Champions Forever (1989)
A VHS of the documentary is seen on Dave's video shelf.

Referenced in 

Tiny Toon Adventures: It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special (1992) (TV Episode)
In the alternate reality, Buster & Harvey read a newspaper with a headline stating that this movie won an oscar for best picture.
Son in Law (1993)
At the Movies: In the Line of Fire/Son in Law/Rookie of the Year/Free Willy/Jacquot (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Son in Law" review.
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
At the Movies: Corrina, Corrina/In the Army Now/Clear and Present Danger/The Mask/In the Land of the Deaf (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "In the Army Now" review.
Weird Science: Wyatt Erectus (1994) (TV Episode)
Gary refers to the film.
The Nanny: Material Fran (1994) (TV Episode)
When Fran describes Theo as "a little more mature" than she's used to, Brighton says, "Mature? Fran, we're talking Encino Man!"
The Weird Al Show: The Competition (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Uncle Ralphie as one of Pauly Shore's movies
King of the Hill: Peggy's Headache (1998) (TV Episode)
Bobby and Joseph want to rent this movie.
At the Movies: Message in a Bottle/My Favorite Martian/Children of Heaven/Blast from the Past/God Said, 'Ha!' (1999) (TV Episode)
In his review of "Blast from the Past" (1999), Roger Ebert mentions this movie in reference to Brendan Fraser.
Futurama: The Cryonic Woman (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Pauly.
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
a really big fan has posters and references Pauly Shore movies
Gilmore Girls: Luke Can See Her Face (2004) (TV Episode)
At the bachelor party, TJ says "check out fresh nugs", which is said frequently in Encino Man. Coincidentally, Michael DeLouise (who plays TJ) was also in Encino Man.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.64 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response to $600 clue in "The Pauly Shore File" category
500 Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Tosh.0: Trampled Cheerleader (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Deep in the Valley: DVD Naked Commentary (2010) (Video)
Included in a list of other films made in the San Fernando Valley.
Furry Vengeance (2010)
During the closing credits, Dan and Tammy can be seen dressed as cave people. Brendan previously played a caveman in that movie.
Franklin & Bash: Go Tell It on the Mountain (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Franklin.
RiffTrax: Curse of Bigfoot (2012)
Mike: "They already found Encino Man, but decided to rebury him and spare everyone that ordeal."
The Cinema Snob: Son of Sleepaway Camp (2012) (TV Episode)
"Or maybe this killer is Encino Man..."
Midnight Screenings: Fast and Furious 6/Epic (2013) (TV Episode)
"He hasn't had work since Encino Man."
Workaholics: Beer Heist (2014) (TV Episode)
Quoted in dialogue
Survivor: Straw That Broke the Camel's Back (2014) (TV Episode)
Woo mentions looking like Encino Man, while covered in mud
The Do-Over (2016)
The bartender is called Encino Man
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Land Time Forgot (2017) (TV Episode)
"Olamsky here is making Encino Man look like Niles Crane."
Where's the Money (2017)
Juice discovers a Blockbuster DVD of the movie.
Alone Together: Property Management (2018) (TV Episode)
Poster seen in Pauly's bathroom
Family Guy: The Griffin Winter Games (2018) (TV Episode)
Meg quotes a Sean Astin line
Wayne: Chapter Two: No Priests (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Del.
Splitting Up Together: The Pump Station (2019) (TV Episode)
Don: "He looks like Encino Man."
StarTalk: US Space Command (2019) (TV Episode)
Chuck says you might see "Encino Man" in the arctic but not "Compton Man".


The Terminator (1984)
Brendan watches the TV, terminator is on.
Rad Mobile (1991) (Video Game)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
It's shown on the TV when Link first thaws out and steps on the TV remote.

Featured in 

WatchMojo: Top 10 School Dances in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The school dance in Encino Man is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Characters in Suspended Animation (2014) (TV Episode)
Link Chomovsky gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Funniest Movie Insults (2015) (TV Episode)
Teeth on Fire is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Funniest Movie Insults of All Time (2019) (TV Episode)
Teeth on Fire is #15.


Risky Business (1983)
the scene where Sean Aston leaps to catch the bowl is identical to a scene featuring Tom Cruise catching a precious crystal egg in Risky Business.
Iceman (1984)

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