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Works referencing The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


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  • Pulp Fiction has a character called Tony Rocky Horror.
  • In Fame Ralph, Bruno, and Doris go to see Rocky Horror complete with Audience Participation.
  • In Valley Girl, They drive by a movie theatre with people waiting in line for Rocky Horror.
  • The two main characters in Loser walk by a line of people waiting to see Rocky Horror.
  • Jawbreaker has a character quote Frank with "I made you, I can break you just as easily".
  • In i am sam, Spicoli's lawyer is talking to him about testifying and keeping his testimony short and sweet...and he says "Short and Sweet....Tim Curry played a sweet transvestite in the Rocky horror Picture Show..."
  • When Andy is walking out of a club in Man on the Moon, you can see posters from the Balasco Production
  • In Urban Legends: Final Cut, Rocky Horror poster is found hanging on a wall in the film studio.
  • in Serendipity, Sara has the Rocky lips on her shirt.
  • In Tank Girl, the "Rain Lady" is wearing a yellow shirt with the lips on it.
  • The guy working in Frank's newspaper stand in Men in Black is obviously based on Riff Raff. Given the setting, he likely is an alien in disguise.
  • The creators of Suicide Club have admitted that the character, Genesis was partly based on Frank N. Furter.
  • Susan Sarandon made an uncredited cameo in Zoolander 2 where she says "Touch-a, touch-a, touch me. I want to be dirty" to Owen Wilson's character.
  • Director Alex Proyas said he based The Strangers from Dark City on Riff Raff. Richard O'Brien ended up playing one of them.
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  • Rob Zombie titled his 2014 concert film The Zombie Horror Picture Show.
  • Elio e le Storie Tese's song "Balla coi barlafüs" is a parody of the Time Warp made for the "Mai Dire Gol" show. They even made a video that spoofs the film and includes characters from Mai Dire Gol among the Transylvanians.

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  • In Evil Dead: The Musical, one of the deadites singing "Do the Necronomicon" describes it as being like the Time Warp but better.

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  • There was a Garbage Pail Kid called Rock E. Horror that looked like a fat, stubbly Frank.
    • The Revenge of The Horror-ible series had one called Cavorting Columbia which shows Columbia tap-dancing Frank's body into a pile of gore while Riff Raff and Magenta stand in the background.

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  • In Crash Tag Team Racing, one of Dr. Cortex's lines when clashing with another kart is "Can you sense the antici...pation?"
  • Left 4 Dead 2's Last Stand update includes an achievement entitled "Rocky Horror Picture Throw".
  • In Mario Party 8, during Bowser's Warped Orbit, if a player lands on a Reversal Space, Bowser mentions doing "the crime warp".
  • Travis from No More Heroes has a t-shirt with the famous lips on it.
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  • The whole premise of Date Warp borrows heavily from Rocky Horror. It starts with a couple called Janet and Bradley's car breaking down and them going to a mysterious mansion to ask for help.

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  • In the Erfworld story, Love is A Battlefield, Jillian's outfit at the start is the same as Columbia's during the Time Warp.

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  • In The Simpsons episode "A Star Is Burns", Dr. Hibbert shows up at a cinema dressed in lingerie and says "I thought they were playing The Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight".
  • The Family Guy episode "Dammit Janet" is named after the song of the same name. In the episode, Stewie falls in love with a girl called Janet who loses interest in him and goes after a boy called Brad.
  • The Venture Bros. episode "Return to Spider Skull Island" starts with the family returning from a showing while dressed as the characters.
  • The Regular Show episode "Meat Your Maker" has Tim Curry voicing an anthropomorphic hot dog. note 
  • Phineas and Ferb has a moment where Lawrence Fletcher, voiced by Riff-Raff's Richard O'Brien, complains about a horror movie he's watching on TV, asking "Where's the Rock and Roll musical numbers?"
    • Another episode sees Lawrence dress up in what is basically Riff-Raff's space commander outfit. He notes that he feels oddly comfortable in these clothes.
    • Then in "Night of the Living Pharmacists", Candace, Vanessa, Isabella, Phineas, and Ferb (sorta) recreate the "Janet! Dr. Scott! Rocky! Brad!" gag.
  • An episode of Harvey Street Kids' first season is titled "Raccoon Hoarder Picture Show".
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