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* ''Podcast/RiffTrax'' has tackled this film.

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** In ''Film/DoubleDragon'', when an earthquake tremor rattles the martial arts competition our heroes are introduced at Mike quips "Ah, ''Independence Day'' is playing in the adjacent theater!"


* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'': The secret level "Area 51" in the Plutonium Pak expansion has several shout-outs. The Casse family's RV is seen near the start of the level, the salvaged alien fighter is found in one of the rooms inside, and the nuke control room has a screen showing a ship blowing up a Duke Burger restaurant in a parody of the White House scene.



* ''[[VideoGame/MetalSlug Metal Slug 2/X]]'': The final boss is a Martian mothership with a very similar design to the one seen in the film. After the players defeat it, it tries to fire it's WaveMotionGun one last time, only for a Rebel Army plane to [[HeroicSacrifice fly into its core]] forcing its final retreat.



* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'': The secret level "Area 51" in the Plutonium Pak expansion has several shout-outs. The Casse family's RV is seen near the start of the level, the salvaged alien fighter is found in one of the rooms inside, and the nuke control room has a screen showing a ship blowing up a Duke Burger restaurant in a parody of the White House scene.

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* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'': The secret level "Area 51" in the Plutonium Pak expansion has several shout-outs. The Casse family's RV is seen near the start of the level, the salvaged alien fighter is found in one of the rooms inside, and the nuke control room has a screen showing a ship blowing up a Duke Burger restaurant in a parody of the White House scene.


* Creator/VH1's ''[[ILoveTheExties I Love the '90s]]'' devoted a segment to this film in the 1996 episode.



* Creator/VH1's ''[[ILoveTheExties I Love the '90s]]'' devoted a segment to this film in the 1996 episode.

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* Creator/VH1's ''[[ILoveTheExties I Love the '90s]]'' devoted a segment to this film in the 1996 episode.



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* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'': The secret level "Area 51" in the Plutonium Pak expansion has several shout-outs. The Casse family's RV is seen near the start of the level, the salvaged alien fighter is found in one of the rooms inside, and the nuke control room has a screen showing a ship blowing up a Duke Burger restaurant in a parody of the White House scene.



* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': The method of defeating the monster in [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff500/fv00449.htm 449]] seems to be a parody of ''Film/IndependenceDay''

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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': The method of defeating the monster in [[http://freefall.[[https://freefall.purrsia.com/ff500/fv00449.htm 449]] seems to be a parody of ''Film/IndependenceDay''
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* [[https://io9.gizmodo.com/donald-trump-thinks-hes-the-president-from-independence-1843503925 In May 2020]], a right-wing viral video took the RousingSpeech scene and substituted actual U.S. President Creator/DonaldTrump's face for Creator/BillPullman's, even adding various high-profile Trump supporters to the cheering crowd. Even Trump himself retweeted it. This did ''not'' go over well with many of the film's fans (even Pullman himself didn't care for it), who pointed out various things that undermined the intended message -- among them that Trump never served in the U.S. military (instead getting a medical exemption for bone spurs) and his behavior during the then-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was noticeably ''anti''-unity.

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* [[https://io9.gizmodo.com/donald-trump-thinks-hes-the-president-from-independence-1843503925 In May 2020]], a right-wing viral video took the RousingSpeech scene and substituted actual U.S. President Creator/DonaldTrump's face for Creator/BillPullman's, even adding various high-profile Trump supporters to the cheering crowd. Even Trump himself retweeted it. This did ''not'' go over well with many of the film's fans (even Pullman himself didn't care for it), who pointed out various things that undermined the intended message -- among them that Trump never served in the U.S. military (instead getting a medical exemption for bone spurs) and his behavior during the then-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was noticeably ''anti''-unity.


An iconic film with many quickly recognized quotes and scenes means this bit of pop culture gets brought up frequently in other works.

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** In the music video parody "thank u, Jeff", James notes in the first verse "Then he won independence/From an alien mess" as he anxiously watches the movie on a laptop (specifically the scene where David's explaining the plan to take down the mothership). One of the backup dancers is dressed as David as well (the others are dressed as [[Film/TheFly1986 Seth Brundle]], [[Franchise/JurassicPark Dr. Ian Malcolm]], and [[Film/ThorRagnarok the Grandmaster]]).

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** In the music video parody "thank u, Jeff", jeff", James notes in the first verse "Then he won independence/From an alien mess" as he anxiously watches the movie on a laptop (specifically the scene where David's explaining the plan to take down the mothership). One of the backup dancers is dressed as David as well (the others are dressed as [[Film/TheFly1986 Seth Brundle]], [[Franchise/JurassicPark Dr. Ian Malcolm]], and [[Film/ThorRagnarok the Grandmaster]]).

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* ''The Late Late Show with Creator/JamesCorden'' has referenced this twice during Creator/JeffGoldblum guest appearances.
** In the music video parody "thank u, Jeff", James notes in the first verse "Then he won independence/From an alien mess" as he anxiously watches the movie on a laptop (specifically the scene where David's explaining the plan to take down the mothership). One of the backup dancers is dressed as David as well (the others are dressed as [[Film/TheFly1986 Seth Brundle]], [[Franchise/JurassicPark Dr. Ian Malcolm]], and [[Film/ThorRagnarok the Grandmaster]]).
** Goldblum finishes his "Drop the Mic" rap battle with Corden with "Hey, I just killed [[LimeyGoesToHollywood an alien]]/Hey, ''that's'' an Independence Day!"


* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had "President UsefulNotes/BillClinton" (Creator/DarrellHammond) review the movie in a weekend update segment. By far his favorite thing about the movie was [[spoiler: the First Lady getting killed off]], although he ''would'' have liked to see [[spoiler: Whitmore be introduced to some strippers by Jasmine]] with that in mind.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had "President UsefulNotes/BillClinton" (Creator/DarrellHammond) review the movie in a weekend update Weekend Update segment. By far his favorite thing about the movie was [[spoiler: the First Lady getting killed off]], although he ''would'' have liked to see [[spoiler: Whitmore be introduced to some strippers by Jasmine]] with that in mind.



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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had "President UsefulNotes/BillClinton" (Creator/DarrellHammond) review the movie in a weekend update segment. By far his favorite thing about the movie was [[spoiler: the First Lady getting killed off]], although he ''would'' have liked to see [[spoiler: Whitmore be introduced to some strippers by Jasmine]] with that in mind.

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* A video by Creator/LindsayEllis compares this film with the next big movie about an alien invasion, ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'', which came after the RealLife 9/11 attacks, examining how each movie portrays the aftermath of the initial invasion and how it affects society at large and individual characters, and how each portrayal was colored by the state of the real world at the time.


** In the week or so leading up to its release, a RunningGag was showing part of the trailer but then cut in a clip of Dave having some kind of domestic dilemma: cold pancakes, a lawnmower that wouldn't start, etc. The aliens' death ray proves sufficient to fix said problem, and Dave cheerfully calls up to them "Thank you space monkeys!"

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** In the week or so leading up to its release, a RunningGag was showing part of the trailer but then cut in a clip of Dave having some kind of domestic dilemma: cold pancakes, a lawnmower that wouldn't start, etc. The aliens' death ray proves proved sufficient to fix said problem, problem every time, and Dave cheerfully calls called up to them "Thank you space monkeys!"


* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]] [[Film/IndependenceDay A lone human aircraft takes on a huge saucer-shaped alien flagship.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]] [[Film/IndependenceDay A a lone human aircraft takes on a huge saucer-shaped alien flagship.]]
* ''The Late Show with Creator/DavidLetterman'' had a ball with this movie and its surrounding hype in the summer of 1996.
** In the week or so leading up to its release, a RunningGag was showing part of the trailer but then cut in a clip of Dave having some kind of domestic dilemma: cold pancakes, a lawnmower that wouldn't start, etc. The aliens' death ray proves sufficient to fix said problem, and Dave cheerfully calls up to them "Thank you space monkeys!"
** After the film opened, Letterman said the REAL reason everyone was seeing it was one particular moment...and ran '''the actual clip''' of President Whitmore's daughter telling her mom over the phone "Daddy let me watch Letterman."
** Finally, one Top Ten List was "Top Ten Signs You've Seen ''Independence Day'' Too Many Times".


* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cancelled", a David Levinson lookalike tries to help Chef and the kids with the threat posed by aliens who have been using humanity as the unknowing grist for an intergalactic reality show. He keeps having {{Eureka Moment}}s to the point that Chef gets completely annoyed by how ridiculous they are, poking fun at the contrivances of the film -- and providing the EurekaMoment trope a page quote in the process.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cancelled", a David Levinson lookalike satellite technician tries to help Chef and the kids with the threat posed by aliens who have been using humanity as the unknowing grist for an intergalactic reality show. He keeps having {{Eureka Moment}}s to the point that Chef gets completely annoyed by how ridiculous they are, poking fun at the contrivances of the film -- He's clearly modeled after David Levinson, and providing the EurekaMoment trope his BatDeduction skills are a page quote in the process.parody of this movie's third act hinging on David's EurekaMoment.


* [[https://io9.gizmodo.com/donald-trump-thinks-hes-the-president-from-independence-1843503925 In May 2020]], a right-wing viral video took the RousingSpeech scene and substituted actual U.S. President Creator/DonaldTrump's face for Creator/BillPullman's, even adding various high-profile Trump supporters to the cheering crowd. Even Trump himself retweeted it. This did ''not'' go over well with many of the film's fans (even Pullman himself didn't care for it), who pointed out various things that undermined the intended message -- among them that Trump never served in the U.S. military (instead getting a medical exemption for bone spurs) and his behavior during the then-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was noticeably ''anti''-unity.

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* [[https://io9.gizmodo.com/donald-trump-thinks-hes-the-president-from-independence-1843503925 In May 2020]], a right-wing viral video took the RousingSpeech scene and substituted actual U.S. President Creator/DonaldTrump's face for Creator/BillPullman's, even adding various high-profile Trump supporters to the cheering crowd. Even Trump himself retweeted it. This did ''not'' go over well with many of the film's fans (even Pullman himself didn't care for it), who pointed out various things that undermined the intended message -- among them that Trump never served in the U.S. military (instead getting a medical exemption for bone spurs) and his behavior during the then-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was noticeably ''anti''-unity.''anti''-unity.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cancelled", a David Levinson lookalike tries to help Chef and the kids with the threat posed by aliens who have been using humanity as the unknowing grist for an intergalactic reality show. He keeps having {{Eureka Moment}}s to the point that Chef gets completely annoyed by how ridiculous they are, poking fun at the contrivances of the film -- and providing the EurekaMoment trope a page quote in the process.

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