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Animated Films

  • The Simpsons Movie: When Marge tries to figure out what EPA means (which is what Abe said while having a vision at church), she gets help from Comic Book Guy. The latter says he thinks that 'EPA' is the sound Green Lantern made when Sinestro threw him into a vat of acid.

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Live-Action Films

  • Deadpool (2016): When he's being experimented on, Wade (played by Ryan Reynolds) asks for his suit not to be green or animated, as a Take That! against the poorly-received Green Lantern movie (which had Reynolds as Hal Jordan). Also, the opening credits feature a Green Lantern trading card in a wallet.
    • In Deadpool 2, the end credits show Deadpool using a time-travel device to fix various past events. At one point, he kills Ryan Reynolds while the latter is reading the script for Green Lantern.

Live-Action Television

  • Arrow: "Legacies" name-drops Coast City, the home town of Green Lantern.
  • Leverage: Eric Stoltz's character in "The Long Way Down Job" is named Alan Scott (the Golden Age Green Lantern).


Western Animation

  • Adventure Time: The origin of the Gumball Guard in "Rattleballs" is a shout out to the Manhunters from the Green Lantern mythos. They even have the same color scheme as the Manhunters.
  • Duck Dodgers: The episode "The Green Loontern" is about Duck Dodgers becoming a member of the Green Lantern Corps after accidentally getting Hal Jordan's outfit and power ring at a dry cleaner.
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  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Episode six of season 4, "Power Ponies," features a spoof of The Avengers and the Justice League, with Rarity (as Radiance) having a gem that creates shiny things like Green Lantern.
  • Rugrats: The Blasto Oath is pretty much ripped straight from the Green Lantern oath.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Brother’s Little Helper", upon seeing Bart driving a tank, Comic Book Guy lists a few comic book superheroes who can stop him, the first one of them being Green Lantern.
    • In "I Am Furious (Yellow)", Bart tries to create a comic book character, leading to this moment:
    Bart: I just need ONE great idea. [notices a bat hanging from the ceiling in the living room] Batman! Oh, It's Been Done. [notices a green lantern also hanging from the ceiling] Green Lantern! Nah…
  • South Park: In "A History Channel Thanksgiving", Myles Standish shows to Kyle a map of various planets. One of them is labeled 'Green Lantern World', which Myles says is a planet "nobody really cares about", as a Take That! to the panned Green Lantern movie.
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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003): The Back to the Sewers episode titled "Super Power Struggle" is about Michelangelo and Raphael getting their hands on a cape that grants whoever wears it superpowers, which belongs to a superhero named Green Mantle. The latter is an obvious homage to Green Lantern, not only having a nearly-identical appearance, but also having Al Gordon (which is similar to Hal Jordan) as his real name.


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