Referenced By: Alien

Works referencing Alien and the sequels.

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    Comic Strips 
  • Naturally Mad Magazine did a parody of all films in the franchise over the years, except for Alien 3. More info here: [1]
  • One Gotlib gag has Pépé le Pevert playing the part of the astronaut investigating the strange planet, then having a face hugger alien jump unto his face. However, the creature is so disgusted by it, than he soon lets himself drop and throws up.

  • Poltergeist: A poster of the film can be seen hanging in Rob's room.
  • The chest burster scene in Space Balls has John Hurt reprising his role, shouting No, not again! in the process. The little alien then hops out and does a little sing-and-dance routine, parodying the Michigan J. Frog in One Froggy Evening.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000:
    • During the review of Gamera vs. Zigra Dr. Forrester asks: Is it true what they say about space?, to which Dr. Erhardt responds: No one can hear you laugh!
    • During the review of The Space Children Mike says: It's laying eggs in my chest. Is that normal?

  • In Schlock Mercenary, more than one well-equipped lab has had a xenomorph in a tube in the background.
  • That Guy with the Glasses: In To Boldly Flee Obscurus Lupa shouts to the possessed alien Lindsay Ellis: Get away from her, you bitch!, a shout-out to a similar catchphrase from Aliens.

    Western Animation 
  • The Simpsons
    • In the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon Deep Space Humor Itchy bursts out of Scratchy's chest during his space travel.
    • In Treehouse Of Horror XXI an X-ray machine reveals that an alien is gestating inside Professor Frink's stomach.
    • Maggie bursts out of the chest of Bart's astronaut costume in Treehouse Of Horror XXII.
    • In Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadassssss Song Groundskeeper Willie chases Santa's Little Helper through the school's airducts, just as the crew does in Alien.
    • A Xenomorph is seen in the opening sequence of Treehouse Of Horror XXIV.
    • In Days Of Future Future Jenda dates a Xenomorph.
  • South Park
    • A xenomorph can be seen in the episode Imaginationland, among the evil fictional characters, where he kills off the mayor of Imaginationland.
  • In Animaniacs, the episode "Space Probed". [2]
    • In another episode where the Warners crash a celebrity party, they meets Sigourney Weaver and a xenomorph. Dot introduces it to one of her "pet" monsters inside her box, this time the Director with a talking tongue.
    Tongue: Oh monster!
  • American Dad!: In Great Space Roaster the way the Smiths wake up in the pods, and Stan's panties and tank top outfit are the same as Sigourney Weaver's in the end of Alien. The way Roger acts while hunting down the family on the spaceship is exactly like Alien.