Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) Poster


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Happy Days (1974) (TV Series)
Character calls another Fonz
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Kate comming in at the last min. to show she has skill and can play
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)
"Let them play chant"
Apocalypse Now (1979)
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning."
Airplane! (1980)
The "George Zip" speech by Leslie Neilsen in Airplane is referenced by Lance Armstrong.
Joanie Loves Chachi (1982) (TV Series)
Character says this title, sarcastically
Ghostbusters (1984)
Gordon parodies Rick Moranis' character in Ghost Busters when describing his workout routine.
The Terminator (1984)
Red light camera eyes
Vision Quest (1985)
Kate Veatch tells Peter to kick Ben Stillers' ass in the sudden death part of the game- Linda Fiorentino says the same thing in the same way to Matthew Modine before the final wrestling match in vision quest
Rocky IV (1985)
Fran's red jumpsuit is like Drago's. White describes Fran as "the deadliest woman on earth with a dodgeball"--similar to the way Drago's hit was described.
Hoosiers (1986)
The gym in which the instructional video was filmed is modeled on the Hickory Huskers gymnasium.
Bull Durham (1988)
duplicate quote:"..you couldn't hit water if you fell out of a boat.."
Road House (1989)
White's hair style is a direct reference to Swayze's hair
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
quotes Nelson from the first season by saying "Nobody makes me bleed my own blood."
Boxing Helena (1993)
The characters refer to Kim Basinger in a discussion of oral contracts.
American Pie (1999)
One of the teams in the tournament is called MILF's
Mystery Men (1999)
Dodgeball repeats a joke delivered in Mystery Men, another Ben Stiller movie, where an individual cannot remember the correct plural of the noun "nemesis"
Daddy Day Care (2003)
There is a poster is seen outside the video store
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Video store phone message

Referenced in 

Dinner for Five: Episode #4.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; Jason Bateman is attributed to working on this film.
Extras: Ben Stiller (2005) (TV Episode)
Ben Stiller talks about making this.
Pirates of the Great Salt Lake (2006)
A character in a modern-day setting believes that he is a pirate.
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Robot Chicken: 1987 (2006) (TV Episode)
Ben Stiller gets hit by a dodgeball...
Accepted (2006)
Justin Long says "a little can-do attitude and some elbow grease" in both movies
Say That You Love Me (2006)
DVD cover seen
The Making of 'The Break-Up' (2006) (Video)
Mentioned by name in interview.
Night at the Museum (2006)
When Dr. Mcphee asks Larry what was the reason for Octavius being in the Stockade in Jed's box, Larry said, "Now I'm just spitballin here" Just like Peter said in Dodgeball.
Surf's Up (2007)
In the first appearance of SPEN Sports, there is a line "And now to dodgeball", in reference to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and its ESPN 8: the Ocho joke.
Meet the Spartans (2008)
When Leonidas is "training" his son, he says: - If you can dodge a golf ball, you can dodge a sword, paraphrasing the Average Joe's coach who says: If you can dodge wrench, you can dodge a ball.
The Office: Night Out (2008) (TV Episode)
Michael confuses Jon Favreau with "the tall guy from 'Dodgeball.'"
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
Alvin says "Dodge, dip, duck, dive, and dodge." which coincidentally, Justin Long was in since he voices Alvin in this movie.
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Planning Meetings January 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Kyle Makaiwi mentions "Dodgeball" and says "That movie 'Dodgeball' is so funny!"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.117 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Flick Arrr!"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.182 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Vince Vaughn was in the film
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2004 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when discussing "Milkshake."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.155 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Vince Vaughn was in the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.207 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Vince Vaughn starred in the film
Fresh Meat: Episode #3.3 (2013) (TV Episode)
the name of Ben Stiller's character in "Dodgeball" is one of the quiz questions
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
A graphic of the name this movie as Dodgeball is shown on the screen during the game I Love a Charade
Honest Trailers: Thor: The Dark World (2014) (TV Episode)
"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood!"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.16 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movies by Characters" category
Geeks Who Drink: Eric Christian Olsen VS. Scott Porter (2015) (TV Episode)
incorrectly listed as a film with Will Ferrell
Geeks Who Drink: iJustine vs. Alan Tudyk (2015) (TV Episode)
Zachary mentions that Alan Tudyk was in the film
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as the 2004 Ben Stiller film that has the Average Joes as a team during Ben's Cash Builder round.
Supernatural: Beyond the Mat (2016) (TV Episode)
Lucifer says "you made me bleed my own blood" reference to white goodman in dodgeball saying "nobody makes me bleed my own blood"
TruInside: The Jerk (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Bones: The Movie in the Making (2016) (TV Episode)
James Aubrey finds a DVD of the film in the victim's boxed up belongings.
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #3.8 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "Gotta Have Balls" category
StarTalk: Ben Stiller (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a movie Ben Stiller starred in
Powerless: Wayne Dream Team (2017) (TV Episode)
One of the photoshopped photos of Van Wayne shows him as a pirate. Alan Tudyk, who plays Van, acted as a pirate in "Dodgeball."
The Simpsons: Singin' in the Lane (2017) (TV Episode)
Moe says if they win the state finals, they'll be on ESPN 8.
Golic and Wingo: Episode #1.42 (2018) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Trey Wingo
Golic and Wingo: Episode #1.55 (2018) (TV Episode)
short title mentioned by Mike Golic
Thatcher Joe: The Phone Dictation Challenge (2018) (TV Episode)
A scene with Chuck Norris was referenced by Josh Pieters and Caspar Lee.


That's Incredible! (1980) (TV Series)
When they tune into ESPN: the Ocho, you can see a clip of the waterskiing squirrel.

Featured in 

At the Movies: Episode #1.10 (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when this film is reviewed.
DodgeBall Boot Camp: Training for 'DodgeBall' (2004) (Video)
movie snippets, behind the scenes shots, and interviews
DodgeBall: Justin Long - A Study in Ham and Cheese (2004) (Video)
movie snippets, behind the scenes shots, outakes
DodgeBall: Go for the Gold (2004) (Video)
remarks from film starts
DodgeBall: The Anatomy of a Hit (2004) (Video)
movie snippets, behind the scenes shots, and interviews
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"That Last Second Play" segment
20 to 1: Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inception/Predators/The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (TV Episode)
Helen Mirren's Secret Movie Confession
Gruen Planet: Lance Armstrong (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips of Lance Armstrong's cameo shown in The Image Renovators segment.
WatchMojo: Yet Another Top 10 Hilarious Movie Deaths (2013) (TV Episode)
Luck of the Irish is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Movie Villains (2013) (TV Episode)
White Goodman is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Amusing End Credit Scenes (2013) (TV Episode)
Milkshake Dance is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Insults (2014) (TV Episode)
Motivational Insults are #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Old Wise Men in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Patches O'Houlihan is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sports Movie Underdogs (2014) (TV Episode)
The Average Joes are #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Rivalries (2014) (TV Episode)
The rivalry between Pete LaFleur and White Goodman gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movies: 2000s (2014) (TV Episode)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Celebrities Who Played Themselves in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Chuck Norris gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Funniest Movie Insults (2015) (TV Episode)
Flavored Lollipop is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Blind Movie Fights (2015) (TV Episode)
Goodbye, Peter gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Accidental Movie Deaths (2015) (TV Episode)
Luck of the Irish gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Bribing Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
One Hundred Grand is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Uses of the F-Word in Non R-Rated Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
White Gets His Just Desserts is #8.
MsMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Workout Scenes in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
White Goodman Workouts get an honorable mention.
Cinematic Excrement: Bolero (2018) (TV Episode)
The "I just threw up in my mouth a little bit." scene is used.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Funniest Movie Insults of All Time (2019) (TV Episode)
Motivational Insults are #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Ben Stiller Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
White Goldman is #5.


Goldfinger (1964)
Henchman uses ball to kill man in bar - spoof of Oddjob's deadly hat
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The scene where peter sees Patches (who is dead) while looking at his towel. Patches tells him to believe in his abilities and his training is a spoof of the scene when Luke Skywalker hears Obi-Wan tell him to trust the force enabling him to destry the death star.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Peter says, "You guys had me at blood and semen."
The Matrix (1999)
Where White throws the dodgeball at Peter he dodges it like Neo
American Pie (1999)
White trying to copulate with a pizza like Jim copulating with an apple pie
Bring It On (2000)
the whole cheerleding contest in dodgeball is a spoof, but especially the first scene with cheerleading with no panties

Spoofed in 

Date Movie (2006)
White Goodman hits her in the face with a dodgeball
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: New Grade & Dodgeball (2006) (TV Episode)
The Dodgeball episode is a direct parody of the movie of the same name.
The Comebacks (2007)
the wrench-dodging sequence is parodied

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