Fight Club

Fight Club

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
  • Buy Fight Club on Amazon
  • Buy Fight Club on iTunes
  • Buy Fight Club on GooglePlay

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It is inspired by these books...

Fight Club
written by

  • Date:
  • Type: Book
This Book inspired Fight Club
Fight Club is a 1999 American feature film adaptation of the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is parodied by these television episodes...

The Simpsons:
Season:  23  / Episode:  6 
The Book Job

This Television Episode parodies Fight Club
Bart makes the comment, "The first rule of Book Club..." a parody of the film 'Fight Club'.

It is referred to by these television episodes...

The Simpsons:
Season:  23  / Episode:  2 
Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts

This Television Episode refers to Fight Club
After agreeing to teach Bart Simpson himself, Superintendent Chalmers has a flashback to the last time he was a teacher. Chalmers walks in to the library of a school and asks if they are 'The Breakfast Club'. The kids tell him he's got it all wrong. They aren't 'The Breakfast Club', but they're the 'Fight Club'.

Shameless:
Season:  1  / Episode:  7 
Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father

This Television Episode refers to Fight Club
When Ian walks into the bar for Frank's "wake", he has a black eye. Lip asks Ian, "Are you in a fight club?" when he sees Ian's black and blue face.

Family Guy:
Season:  10  / Episode:  10 
Meg and Quagmire

This Television Episode refers to Fight Club
After returning home from the Teen Choice Awards on Meg's 18th birthday, Meg asks why there are so many cars parked on the street. Peter lets it slip that they are there for her surprise party. However, when the Griffins enter the front door, they see the house is empty. It turns out the cars are there because Mort is having a "Jewish Fight Club" where the first rule of Jewish Fight Club is that if someone says "Ow!", fight club is over.

Bob's Burgers:
Season:  6  / Episode:  15 
Pro Tiki/Con Tiki

This Television Episode refers to Fight Club
Gene says that he thought that Warren, Bob's oldest longtime friend, was only part of Bob's alter ego, like 'Fight Club'.

Better Call Saul:
Season:  2  / Episode:  5 
Rebecca

This Television Episode refers to Fight Club
"The first rule of Fight Club..."

The Closer:
Season:  7  / Episode:  13 
Relative Matters

This Television Episode refers to Fight Club
Brenda questions the brother-in-law of the murder victim about his whereabouts the night of the murder. He tells her that he was with his sister watching 'It's A Wonderful Life'. When Commander Taylor hears this, he remarks that it's more likely the suspect was watching 'Fight Club'.

Shameless:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
Summertime

This Television Episode refers to Fight Club

Bored to Death:
Season:  1  / Episode:  2 
The Alanon Case

This Television Episode refers to Fight Club
George gets the idea to hide his herpes blister by being punched from Fight Club.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  4  / Episode:  10 
The Fight

This Television Episode refers to Fight Club
The scene where Marshall is actively brawling with his brothers (especially the angle of his punching shot) is reminiscent of the brawling scenes from the movie Fight Club. It is also discussed in the Eriksen's Fight Club featurette in the Season 4 DVD set. Similarly Barney punching himself and then Ted is reminiscent of the main character's first fight with Tyler in 'Fight Club'.

Californication:
Season:  4  / Episode:  10 
The Trial

This Television Episode refers to Fight Club
In a flashback during his trial, Hank talks to the director of the film 'A Crazy Little Thing Called Love' which was based on his book, telling him the movie should've been "a little more Fight Club, a little less You've Got Mail.".

It is referred to by these movies...

Bridesmaids

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie refers to Fight Club
Megan wants to have a (girl) Fight Club-themed bachelorette party for Lillian, and even suggests busting out all her teeth because it will make it a memorable party.
  • Buy Bridesmaids on Amazon
  • Buy Bridesmaids on iTunes
  • Buy Bridesmaids on GooglePlay

It is referred to by these television commercials...

Nike+ FuelBand Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Fight Club
The clip of Edward Norton punching himself in the face is from Fight Club.

It is referred to by these books...

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
written by

  • Date:
  • Type: Book
This Book refers to Fight Club
Trevor writes about his date for the matric dance (prom) who didn't speak English. He describes the moment he realized that he'd never heard her speak English, likening it to the film 'Fight Club' (p. 177).

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

 

Fight Club
written by

  • Date:
  • Type: Book

Comment