Friday Night Lights (TV Series 2006–2011) Poster



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Heroes Unmasked: Opening Pandora's Box (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Sex Drive (2008)
Ian's photo is taken from this (he mentions both the movie and series)
Séries express: Episode #2.30 (2009) (TV Episode)
Weeds: A Distinctive Horn (2009) (TV Episode)
On the date with Andy, Dr. Kitson says she's considering her options for the rest of the evening and her PJs and the Friday Night Lights box set are winning hands down.
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List: Kathy Is a Star... Kind Of (2009) (TV Episode)
Kathy mentions the petitions that were used to bring the show back.
Robot Chicken: President Hu Forbids It (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by one of the NBC executives
The Vampire Diaries: Friday Night Bites (2009) (TV Episode)
title reference/football plot
30 Rock: Sun Tea (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by green Kenneth with his pamflets
Richard Roeper & the Movies: The Good Guy (2010) (TV Episode)
Scott Porter's role as Jason Street mentioned
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.188 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "TV Show Settings by State"
The Office: Viewing Party (2010) (TV Episode)
Oscar claims that one of the actresses on "Glee" has "been in a couple of episodes of "Friday Night Lights."
The Cleveland Show: Little Man on Campus (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Robert De Niro in the opening monologue
Throwing Stones: Pawn Stars (2011) (TV Episode)
Series is referenced.
30 Rock: Plan B (2011) (TV Episode)
Frank mentions fans sending the network lightbulbs to help save the show
Parenthood: I Don't Want to Do This Without You (2011) (TV Episode)
Max says he knows that there's alcohol at high school parties because he watches "Friday Night Lights".
2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Connie Britton and Jason Katims are introduced as being from the show
How I Met Your Mother: Field Trip (2011) (TV Episode)
Garrison Cootes mentions buying the DVD of all five seasons of the show.
Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone/Coldplay (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Someone Like You" segment
The Simpsons: The Book Job (2011) (TV Episode)
Lisa watches a stack of "Friday Night Lights" DVDs.
Hart of Dixie: Homecoming & Coming Home (2011) (TV Episode)
Gigi (about homecoming in Bluebell): "It's like Friday Night Lights - but without all the depressing parts!"
Parks and Recreation: Citizen Knope (2011) (TV Episode)
"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose"
Shameless: Hurricane Monica (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
New Girl: Fancyman Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Watch Friday Night Lights" is written on the blackboard in Jess' classroom as an alternative to sexual intercourse.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.114 (2012) (TV Episode)
Rainn Wilson says that he saw a harsh Little League dad and wondered whether he had ever seen an episode of the show
Jeopardy!: 2013 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal Game 4 (2013) (TV Episode)
character Eric Taylor is referenced in clue in "The TV Character's Job" category
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.109 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the show by name.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.188 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Michael B. Jordan was on the show
Liv and Maddie: Skate-A-Rooney (2013) (TV Episode)
Liv somehow compares Maddie's revenge plot to the series
Family Guy: A Fistful of Meg (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
New Girl: Menus (2013) (TV Episode)
Nick calls Winston "Jason Street".
Parenthood: Friday Night at the Luncheonette (2014) (TV Mini-Series)
Landry Clarke and Billy Riggins appear
Parks and Recreation: Galentine's Day (2014) (TV Episode)
Leslie lists "Friday Night Lights" as her favorite TV show.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Charges and Specs (2014) (TV Episode)
Jake misquotes the catchphrase of the series saying "Eyes closed, head first, can't lose"
Honest Trailers: The Wolf of Wall Street (2014) (TV Episode)
Coach Taylor is mentioned
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dolly Parton/Taylor Kitsch (2014) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Taylor Kitsch refer to Kitsch's former series
Orange Is the New Black: 40 Oz. of Furlough (2014) (TV Episode)
Coach Taylor mentioned
Tosh.0: Lingerie Football Coach (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
CollegeHumor Originals: The Official List of What You Have to Watch (2014) (TV Episode)
One of the shows on the mandatory or optional list.
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Correct response in "It's the Big Show" category
Family Guy: Brian the Closer (2014) (TV Episode)
"Clear eyes. Giant teeth. Can't lose!" sign
Modern Family: Queer Eyes, Full Hearts (2014) (TV Episode)
Cam compares Mitchell to Connie Britton's role on "Friday Night Lights", also this episode's title is a reference to FNL's "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts" catchphrase.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Zachary Quinto/Mae Whitman/Carolina Herrera (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth and Mae Whitman discuss their mutual love of the series, and Seth shows a photo of Whitman in a Halloween costume as a Panthers player
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Scott Porter (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Aisha in introducing guest star Scott Porter
Orange Is the New Black: Empathy Is a Boner Killer (2015) (TV Episode)
"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose"
Scream: The TV Series (2015) (TV Series)
Referenced by Riley Marra and Noah Foster on multiple occasions in relation to their friendship circle.
Scream: The TV Series: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
TV Show is referenced
Scream: The TV Series: Hello, Emma. (2015) (TV Episode)
Riley plans out a romantic picnic on the Washington High football field at night for her and Noah, cites the show as her favourite among shows she watches enjoying the romantic subplots.
The Gallows (2015)
Ryan's remark about Reese and his dad's strained relationship over him quitting the team.
Fanarchy (2015)
Clips shown
Geeks Who Drink: Eric Christian Olsen VS. Scott Porter (2015) (TV Episode)
Zachary mentions that Scott Porter was on the show
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jason Segel/Michael B. Jordan/Big Sean/Brad Wilk (2015) (TV Episode)
Michael B. Jordan talks about meeting fans of his former series, and what he thinks became of his character
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Connie Britton/Rita Ora/Unknown Mortal Orchestra (2015) (TV Episode)
Connie Britton talks about the road trip to Austin that she and Kyle Chandler took when the series began
Geeks Who Drink: Grey Damon v. Josh Brener (2015) (TV Episode)
Grey Damon is introduced as being from the show
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "TV" category
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sophia Bush/Josh Meyers/Craig Finn (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth and Sophia Bush discuss their mutual love of the series
iZombie: Love & Basketball (2015) (TV Episode)
"Clear eyes, full stomachs, can't lose"
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid (2015) (TV Special)
John compares Bill Clinton to Buddy Garrity.
Jane the Virgin: Chapter Twenty-Nine (2015) (TV Episode)
During Black Friday shopping Jane says "Clear eyes, full carts, let's shop"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Adam Driver/Jesse Plemons/Aretha Franklin (2015) (TV Episode)
Jesse Plemons discusses his former series
Angel from Hell: Angel Appreciation Day (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Amy, who advises Allison to skip Season 2 of said series.
Talking Dead: Captive (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in an audience opinion poll.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Connie Britton/Natasha Leggero/Marcus Samuelsson/Allison Miller (2016) (TV Episode)
Connie Britton talks about her previous series
The Simpsons: There Will Be Buds (2016) (TV Episode)
"Clear Eyes Full Heart Lacrosse" sign/theme song heard
Bob's Burgers: They Serve Horses, Don't They? (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned that Friday Night Meats refers to a movie and TV show
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Who's the Cool Girl Josh Is Dating? (2016) (TV Episode)
Rebecca says that she's looking for someone to watch it with.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kyle Chandler/Michaela Watkins/Matt Frazier (2017) (TV Episode)
Kyle Chandler says he fell in love with Texas after filming the show
BoJack Horseman: Underground (2017) (TV Episode)
Princess Carolyn says 'life is like the second season.'
Eastsiders: Thelma and Louise (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Arlen.
The Good Place: The Burrito (2018) (TV Episode)
The judge says she can only see Kyle Chandler as Coach Taylor.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Dakota Johnson/Taylor Kitsch/Maggie Haberman (2018) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions this show as he introduces Taylor Kitsch
Will & Grace: Tex and the City (2018) (TV Episode)
Will questions the idea that Jack ever saw the show.
The Simpsons: Mad About the Toy (2019) (TV Episode)
Road signs in Texas: "Clear Eyes," "Full Hearts," "Lost Game," and "Fired Coach."
Single Parents: Summer of Miggy (2019) (TV Episode)
Angie: "Strong arms, full hearts"
Brockmire: The Yips (2019) (TV Episode)
Brockmire says he is still working his way through this series
Mr. Iglesias: Full Hearts, Clear Backpacks (2019) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Baroness Von Sketch Show: Humanity Is in an Awkward Stage (2019) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
The Days Never Know
Danny Saracen's surname is named after the character Matt Saracen, from the NBC football drama "Friday Night Lights," which also examines the lives of several high school students over the course of several years.

Featured in 

The Hour: Episode #7.81 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Taylor Kitsch's bio segment.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Pilot Episodes of TV Dramas (2014) (TV Episode)
Friday Night Lights: Pilot (2006) gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Schools from TV (2014) (TV Episode)
Dillon High School gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows Based on a Movie (2015) (TV Episode)
Friday Night Lights is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fan Campaigns That Worked (2015) (TV Episode)
The fan campaign for Friday Night Lights gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Grandmothers (2015) (TV Episode)
Lorraine Saracen gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows Based on Books (2016) (TV Episode)
Friday Night Lights gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Marriage Proposal Scenes (2016) (TV Episode)
The marriage proposal scene with Matt and Julie is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Oldest Actors to Play Teenagers on TV (2016) (TV Episode)
Minka Kelly, who played Lyla Garrity, is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bad Seasons from Good TV Shows (2016) (TV Episode)
Season 2 of "Friday Night Lights" is #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 Hottest Bad Boys on TV (2016) (TV Episode)
Tim Riggins is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Iconic TV Couples of the 2000s (2019) (TV Episode)
Eric & Tami Taylor are #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Realistic TV Portrayals of Relationships (2019) (TV Episode)
Eric & Tami Taylor are #1.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Mother/Daughter Relationships on TV (2019) (TV Episode)
Tami & Julie Taylor get an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Kissing in the Rain TV Scenes (2019) (TV Episode)
The kissing in the rain scene with Julie Taylor & Matt Saracen gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Shows That Only Had ONE Bad Season (2019) (TV Episode)
Friday Night Lights is #7 with Season 2.

Spoofed in 

The Comebacks (2007)
one of the teams the Comebacks are supposed to play; sequence mentioning them filmed in the same fashion
Inside Amy Schumer: Last F... Able Day (2015) (TV Episode)
Football Town Nights skit is a direct spoof
Tosh.0: High School Football Fan (2015) (TV Episode)
Parodied in Redemption

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