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Referenced By / The Twilight Zone S5 E123 "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"

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Films - Live Action

  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls: When on a plane, Ace starts screaming that there's someone on the wing before revealing he was joking.
  • Shadow in the Cloud: British Flight Officer Maude Garrett sees a gremlin tearing the plane apart and can't convince the rest of the crew it exists at first, until the gremlin starts attacking them directly.

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  • Animaniacs: In "Gimme a Break", Slappy tries to get away, but ends up seated next to a Shatner caricature, who says, "There... is... someTHING... on... the PLANE!" When Slappy moves away from Shatner, he picks up a device and says, "Beam Me Up, Scotty!."
  • Futurama: The Scary Door episode seen at the beginning of "I Dated a Robot" has parodies of several Twilight Zone episodes, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet". Also, in "Zapp Dingbat", Zapp Brannigan, who is a Shatner Expy, is bored and asks Kif to go outside the ship and pretend to be a gremlin.
  • Johnny Bravo: In an episode where all three segments parody The Twilight Zone, the first segment parodies "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", with a clown replacing the gremlin.
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  • The Simpsons: The second segment of "Treehouse of Horror IV" is called "Terror at 5 1/2 Feet" with Bart in the Shatner role and the school bus replacing the plane. At one point, the bus bumps off Hans Moleman who is driving an AMC Gremlin.
  • The Tiny Toon Adventures Halloween special "Night Ghoullery" parodies this episode with Plucky imitating Shatner's staccato delivery, and references to Shatner's role on Star Trek by having Uhura appear as a flight attendant. The gremlin in this case is portrayed by the gremlin from Falling Hare.

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