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  • In Toy Story 2, Slinky says "I may not be a smart dog, but I know what roadkill is." Bonus points for having Tom Hanks as the lead in both movies.


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  • Animaniacs:
    • The short "Boo Happens" is a parody of this film with Chicken Boo in the Forrest role. Of course, he's outed as a giant chicken at the hippie rally.
    • In the short "Gimme a Break", Forrest offers Slappy Squirrel some of his chocolates, but he ends up biting into an explosive piece of chocolate.
  • The Boondocks: In "Ballin'", Riley calls autistic boy Billy Matthews "Forrest Gump" and "Rain Man".
  • Family Guy:
    • In the first episode "Death Has a Shadow", Stewie paraphrases to Lois the "Life is like a box of chocolates" quote.
    "Your life, however, is like a box of ACTIVE GRENADES!"
    • In a segment from "Family Guy Viewer Mail #2", Peter tries to run away from clones of Robin Williams, who repeatedly shout to him "Run, Forrest, run!".
    • In "Yug Ylimaf", Peter asks "Is he smart, or is he like me?" when Stewie is born.
    • A Cutaway Gag from "Quagmire's Quagmire" depicts Forrest as being an Extreme Doormat to Jenny.
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  • The Simpsons: At the beginning of "Gump Roast", Homer stands on a bench with a box of chocolates dressed as Forrest while the end of a feather jabs him in both his eyes. He then tells Chief Wiggum key moments in his life.
  • VeggieTales: The Silly Song "Larry's High Silk Hat" (from Lyle the Kindly Viking) opens with a shot of a feather falling on Larry, who is sitting on a bench with a box of chocolate.


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