Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these people...

John Lennon

  • Dates: October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980
  • Type: Person
This Person is referred to by The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
John Lennon will forever be associated with The Catcher in the Rye because his murderer, Mark David Chapman, was known for carrying the book and used it to try to explain why he committed the crime.
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It refers to these movies...

Captains Courageous

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The prostitute, Sunny, that Holden Caulfield talks with says he looks like the boy from a movie that fell off of a boat. Many believe the movie the woman is talking about is Captains Courageous.
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is shown on these movies...

The Shining

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie shows The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
In The Shining, Wendy is seen reading this book.
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It inspired these movies...

Chasing Holden

This Movie is inspired by The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
In addition to referencing the protagonist from The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield, the plot of Chasing Holden is heavily influenced by TCitR including direct references to the book and its author.
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Finding Forrester

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is inspired by The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Finding Forrester has many parallels both to Catcher in the Rye and to its author, JD Salinger.
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It references these movies...

Annie Hall

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
In Annie Hall, Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) says he only has books with the word "death" or "dying" in them, but still has a copy of The Catcher in the Rye.
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Conspiracy Theory

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
In Conspiracy Theory, Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) "has to" buy this book every time he sees it (possibly because of OCD).
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Lymelife

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Scott and Adrianna discuss this book while they are getting high.
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Six Degrees of Separation

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
In Six Degrees of Separation, Paul (Will Smith) gives a monologue about Catcher in the Rye.
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The Good Girl

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
In The Good Girl, Thomas Worther calls himself Holden and can be seen reading the Catcher.
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Winter Passing

This Movie is related to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The father in the movie, who has many similarities with J.D. Salinger, has the last name 'Holdin' which is a reference to 'Holden' Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye
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It is referred to by these television episodes...

The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  16 
A Midsummer's Nice Dream

This Television Episode refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Marge rifles through the Cat Lady's junk, before it is hauled away. She discovers a collection of J.D. Salinger's books, with the only missing book being 'Catcher in the Rye', and Marge decides she must take them all home with her.

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  2  / Episode:  7 
Comic Sans

This Television Episode refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The prison newsletter features a list of Correctional Officer Joe Caputo's favorite books, which includes 'The Catcher in the Rye'.

Family Guy:
Season:  8  / Episode:  5 
Hannah Banana

This Television Episode refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Chris is supposed to write a book report on The Catcher in the Rye, but all he gets is, "The Catcher in the Rye is about a catcher in the rye". The evil monkey who lives in the closet writes the report for him - only the report is on a different book.

Six Feet Under:
Season:  2  / Episode:  6 
In Place of Anger

This Television Episode refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Nate sneaks a peek at Brenda's novel, and asks if 'Christina', is Brenda's 'Holden Caulfield', the protagonist in the J.D. Salinger book 'The Catcher in the Rye'.

Nurse Jackie:
Season:  6  / Episode:  2 
Pillgrimage

This Television Episode refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Thor helps Coop with his online dating profile. When he asks Coop what his favorite book is, Coop tells him 'The Shining'. Thor decides that 'The Catcher in the Rye' is a choice that will attract more female attention.

Wilfred:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
Progress

This Television Episode refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger

The Middle:
Season:  2  / Episode:  9 
Thanksgiving II

This Television Episode refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Bob tries to compete with Brick in getting the attention of his (Bob's) librarian girlfriend, saying "You know what book I really love? Catcher in the Rye.".

The Middle:
Season:  4  / Episode:  13 
The Friend

This Television Episode refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Brick quizzes Axl on literature, because Axl wants a more meaningful relationship with his girlfriend.

South Park:
Season:  14  / Episode:  2 
The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs

This Television Episode refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The boys have an assignment to read this book.

It inspired these books...

Burglar in the Rye
written by

This Book is inspired by The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The plot of Burgler in the Rye focuses on a reclusive writer much like J. D. Salinger.

It is referred to by these books...

A Taxonomy of Barnacles
written by

This Book refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
In The Taxonomy of Barnacles, Bridget and Billy think about Holden's question of where ducks go during winter.

After
written by

This Book refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The main character in After gets in trouble for having a copy of The Catcher in the Rye.

Downsiders
written by

This Book refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The freaks at school in Downsiders are said to be "boys who dressed in black and carried around copies of The Catcher in the Rye."

King Dork
written by

  • Date:
  • Type: Book
This Book refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
While like Holden Caulfield, the protagonist in King Dork hates The Catcher in the Rye.

Shoeless Joe
written by

This Book refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
In Shoeless Joe, Ray Kinsella discusses the significance of "Catcher in the Rye" and later kidnaps J.D. Salinger.

The Collector
written by

This Book refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Fowles character, Clegg cannot understand why Miranda likes the novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
written by

  • Date:
  • Type: Book
This Book refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye is one of Charlie's 12 favorite books that his teacher assigns him to read.

The Realm of Possibility
written by

  • Date:
  • Type: Book
This Book refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The Realm of Possibility has a chapter titled, "My Girlfriend Is In Love With Holden Caulfield".

It is referred to by these songs...

1.1.94
performed by Amanda Palmer

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
1.1.94 contains the lyrics, "It's very difficult when no one's there to catch you in the rye."

6 Minutes
performed by Jonas Brothers

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
6 Minutes contains the lyrics, "Sometimes I feel like the catcher in the Rye. Sometimes I wish that I could catch her eye."

Box Cutter Blade Runner
performed by Canibus

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Box Cutter Blade Runner includes the lyrics, "Have you ever read a book called The Catcher and the Rye? It so happens I'm looking for a copy I could buy"

Code of Love
performed by Spandau Ballet

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Code of Love includes the lyrics, "And when love comes along its just a catcher in the rye. Its hard to make those long term plans."

End of Love
performed by Clem Snide

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
End of Love includes the lyrics, "And the first thing every killer reads / is Catcher in the Rye."

Get It Right
performed by The Offspring

  • Date:
  • Type: Song
This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Get It Right contains the lyrics, "Like Holden Caulfield, I tell myself; There's got to be a better way."

Holden Caulfield
performed by Piebald

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Holden Caulfield, in addition to being the protagonist in The Catcher in the Rye contains the lyrics, "where do the ducks go in the wintertime" and "put my hat on and get out of here."

John XXIII
performed by Sarah Slean

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
John XXIII contains the lyrics, "A plate of stars could never take the place of the boy who swore to catch me as I run through the rye."

Lookinglasself
performed by Snapcase

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Looking-Glass-Elf contains the lyrics, "Tomorrow's world can't die, we've got to be the catchers in the rye."

Save Yourself
performed by Aesop Rock

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Save Yourself features the lyrics, "Naw man it wasn't me, it was Holden Caulfield, brother / I just read and pulled the trigger."

So Long
performed by Everlast

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
So Long includes the lyrics, "So with a tear in his eye, he's gonna catch 'em in the rye."

The Disaster March
performed by The Lawrence Arms

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The Disaster March contains the lyrics, "There was a time and a place that was all full of mistakes. And a face that was all full of shit. I was frustrated and angry. I was more than alive. A catcher in the rye."

Trinity
performed by Jedi Mind Tricks

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Trinity contains the lyrics, "The one who's seated, on the throne within in a forcefield. You'll get tossed and feel lost like Holden Caulfield."

Waiting for the Great Destruction
performed by Matthew Good

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Waiting for the Great Destruction contains the chorus, "Maybe at my funeral they'll say I found the answers. They'll say I had it coming. They'll say I was just sittin' around. Waiting for the Great destruction, I am waiting for Holden Caulfield to call."

William Holden Caulfield
performed by Too Much Joy

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
William Holde Caulfield contains the lyrics, "I'm afraid of people who like Catcher in the Rye. Yeah, I like it too, but someone tell me why. People he'd despise say, 'I feel like that guy.' I don't wanna grow up, 'cause I don't wanna die."

Your Vegas
performed by Your Vegas

This Song refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
Your Vegas contains the lyrics, "The Catcher in the Rye and the children on the ground, we're all in the lost and found."

It is referred to by these musicals...

Next to Normal

This Musical refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The character Gabe in Next to Normal reads The Catcher in the Rye and leaves the book visibly on stage during the entire act.
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It is referred to by these video games...

Postal 2

This Video Game refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
On of the tasks in Postal 2 is to return a book to the library titled "Catch Her in the Eye".
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It is referred to by these television commercials...

Target Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger
The book, 'The Catcher in the Rye' is shown in the girl's highly-decorated school locker.
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