Bubble Boy (2001) Poster



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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) (TV Movie)


Help! (1965)
Pushpop's shouting of "Kalili!" is an homage to Richard Lester's film, which uses the phrases frequently.
The Graduate (1967)
Wedding scene in the same church and banging on the window.
Harold and Maude (1971)
Jimmy looking into the camera while in the bath (mentioned in DVD commentary).
Happy Days (1974) (TV Series)
Land of the Lost (1974) (TV Series)
Jimmy quotes "Land of the lost"
Rocky (1976)
Music from "Rocky" when Jimmy leaves the house and in the mud wrestling scene.
The Elephant Man (1980)
One of Chloe's friends mockingly quotes "I'm not a monster. I'm a human being"
Land of the Lost (1991) (TV Series)
Seinfeld: The Bubble Boy (1992) (TV Episode)
This episode of Seinfeld introduced the term "Bubble Boy" into pop culture.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Mark compares "Land of the Lost" with "Jurassic Park"
Free Willy (1993)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Dr. Phreak's (Verne Troyer) line "Mini? Me? I'm not mini." is a reference to Verne Troyer playing Mini Me in "Austin Powers".

Referenced in 

Knight of the Living Dead (2005) (Video)
In Knight of the Living Dead, the character of Jónas says "We should all be friends, like in that movie Bubble Boy!" where Dean replies "Yeah, if that movie taught us anything, it's to be friends"
The Simpsons: Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Psych: Let's Doo-Wop It Again (2012) (TV Episode)
Shawn says that he's writing a script about a boy who has to live in a plastic bubble, and Gus reminds him that "they've already made two bubble movies." Shawn then says, "Mine's gonna star Jake Gyllenhaal."
The Big Short (2015)
Jared says his co-workers compare him to Bubble Boy.
Uncle: Rivals (2017) (TV Episode)
Andy mentions Maggie Gyllenhaal (unlike Jake) not having to apologise for "Prince of Persia" or "Bubble Boy".


Land of the Lost (1974) (TV Series)
Chloe and Mark watches "Land of the Lost" on tv.

Featured in 

Beyond Clueless (2014)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Creepy Cults in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
The Bright & Shiny Cult gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hit by a Bus Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Bounce It Off is #8.


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Slim parodies the "badges" scene from this movie.
The Graduate (1967)
Jimmy crashes the wedding in a church with a glass facade.
Land of the Lost (1974) (TV Series)
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) (TV Movie)

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