Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

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Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

Misirlou
performed by Dick Dale

This Song is played in Pulp Fiction
This song plays over the opening title credits.

Out Of Limits
performed by The Marketts

This Song is played in Pulp Fiction
Song plays when Butch and Fabienne ride off on the motorcycle, and the scene switches back to Jules and Vincent in the apartment getting the briefcase.

It refers to these songs...

Lucky Star
performed by Madonna

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This Song is referred to by Pulp Fiction
This song is mentioned by Fabienne who says she has a bit of a tummy, like Madonna in Lucky Star (music video).

It refers to these books...

Modesty Blaise
written by

This Book is referred to by Pulp Fiction
Vincent is seen reading this book in two different bathrooms.

The American Heritage Dictionary: New College Edition

This Book is referred to by Pulp Fiction
The two definitions of "pulp" displayed in the opening scene are credited to this version of the dictionary.
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It shows these television series...

Clutch Cargo

This Television Series is shown on Pulp Fiction
Young Butch is seen watching this cartoon show with real, human lips superimposed over the animation.
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It refers to these television series...

COPS

This Television Series is referred to by Pulp Fiction
Vincent brings up this TV show when talking to Jules after the morning shooting.
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Green Acres

This Television Series is referred to by Pulp Fiction
While discussing why Jules doesn't eat bacon/pork, they bring up the Arnold the pig from Green Acres.
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Happy Days

This Television Series is referred to by Pulp Fiction
In the restaurant, Jules tells Ringo and Veronica that they are going to be like "three little Fonzis". And what is Fonzi? He's cool.
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Kung Fu

This Television Series is referred to by Pulp Fiction
After experiencing his miracle, Jules decides he wants to walk the Earth like Kwai Chang Caine from "Kung Fu".
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It shows these movies...

Brideless Groom
part of The Three Stooges

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This Movie is shown on Pulp Fiction
Lance is watching this show when Vincent is calling from his car about Mia's overdose.

Nam's Angels (The Losers)

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This Movie is shown on Pulp Fiction
Fabienne is watching this motorcycle movie with lots of explosions when Butch wakes up the day after the fight.
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It refers to these movies...

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

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This Movie is referred to by Pulp Fiction
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The Seven Year Itch

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This Movie is referred to by Pulp Fiction
The Marilyn Monroe impersonator has her skirt blown up like the famous scene from this movie.
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The Young Racers

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This Movie is referred to by Pulp Fiction
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It refers to these people...

A Flock of Seagulls

This Person is referred to by Pulp Fiction
When talking to the kid on the couch, Jules says, "You, Flock of Seagulls. You know why we're here?". He likely calls the boy that because of his hair cut.
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is parodied by these television episodes...

Family Guy:
Season:  3  / Episode:  10 
A Fish Out of Water

This Television Episode parodies Pulp Fiction
Peter saves the guys from being tied up in the basement like how Bruce Willis saves Ving Rhames in the rape scene in the gun shop. Unfortunately Peter didn't save them until after the sodomy.

The Simpsons:
Season:  24  / Episode:  18 
Pulpit Friction

This Television Episode parodies Pulp Fiction
The title of this episode is a parody of the film title, 'Pulp Fiction'.

It is referred to by these television episodes...

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

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
At the beginning of this episode, Kent Brockman's special segment 'That's Kent-ertainment!' is shown, with Kent Brockman, the local news reporter, in different famous movie scenes. 'Pulp Fiction' is one of the films featured in the special segment.

The Cleveland Show:
Season:  2  / Episode:  10 
Ain't Nothin' But Mutton Bustin

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
Rallo remembers the last day he spent with his biological father, and his memory is a parody of the film 'Pulp Fiction'. Specifically, the scene in which Vincent (Travolta) recues Mia (Thurman) from a drug overdose by stabbing her in the heart with a syringe of adrenaline, and the scene where Vincent and Mia dance together.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  2  / Episode:  17 
Arrivederci, Fiero

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
The scene where Robin instructs Lily on how to clean up the Thai food mess in the Fiero is reminiscent of the clean up scene in Pulp Fiction where Mr. Wolf instructs Vincent and Jules to clean up the remnants of Marvin from their car.

Better With You:
Season:  1  / Episode:  16 
Better Without a Couch

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
Ben offers to help Casey solve the couch/ex-girlfriend dilemma, telling Casey that he's a "Fixer", like Harvey Keitel's character in the film 'Pulp Fiction'. It is later discovered that Ben has never even seen 'Pulp Fiction'.

Family Guy:
Season:  5  / Episode:  13 
Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
Peter mentions that he was Uma Thurman's "eye wrangler" on the set of 'Pulp Fiction'.

Rescue Me:
Season:  2  / Episode:  11 
Bitch (aka Stranded)

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
Tommy says he hates anything with pulp in it, including Pulp Fiction.

30 Rock:
Season:  3  / Episode:  6 
Christmas Special

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
Jack tells his mother, Colleen, that he is trying to produce a Christmas Special that will make 'It's A Wonderful Life' look like 'Pulp Fiction'.

The Office:
Season:  8  / Episode:  10 
Christmas Wishes

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
Stanley says he doesn't want a Pulp Fiction-themed Christmas - he wants a normal, baby-Jesus-in-a-manger Christmas.

Community:
Season:  2  / Episode:  19 
Critical Film Studies

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
This episode is full of Pulp Fiction references. Jeff planned a surprise birthday party for Abed, all done in the theme of Abed's favorite movie 'Pulp Fiction'. Everyone in the study group is dressed as a different character from 'Pulp Fiction'. Jeff gives Abed two special 'Pulp Fiction' related birthday gifts: a wallet with the words 'Bad Mother...' along with a briefcase that is supposedly the one used in the film.

Mr. Robot:
Season:  1  / Episode:  9 
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This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
During the flashback, Elliot's dad suggests they go see a movie with the $20 that Elliot stole. Elliot wants to see Pulp Fiction, but his dad has never heard of it. Elliot later quotes a line from this film to Angela when he says, "I'm pretty fucking far from okay."

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  5  / Episode:  12 
Girls Versus Suits

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
The scene when Barney is in the bathroom stall putting on his suit references the scene in Pulp Fiction when Vincent Vega (John Travolta) is injecting himself with heroin, including the fact that both scenes use the song "Bullwinkle Part II" by The Centurions.

Parks and Recreation:
Season:  7  / Episode:  5 
Gryzzlbox

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
One Pawnee resident received a Gryzzlbox filled with pig figurines dressed as celebrities. Leslie shows off one of the pigs, "Hamuel L. Jackson" from the film "Pork Fiction".

The Cleveland Show:
Season:  4  / Episode:  9 
Here Comes the Bribe

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
Jr. opens his mini-fridge to find it fully stocked. He tells Rallo that this is what he imagined was in the briefcase in 'Pulp Fiction'.

Justified:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
Long in the Tooth

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
The cartel guys talk about the car/gun scene from this film

Perfect Couples:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
Perfect Health

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
All three couples decide to ditch being responsible adults for one night, and stay up late, drinking in Rex's man cave. The couples dance to the song 'You Can Never Tell', imitating the dance moves from the Twist Contest scene in 'Pulp Fiction' with Mia (Thurman) and Vincent (Travolta)

Better Call Saul:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
Switch

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
Kim says, "Just walk the Earth, like Jules at the end of Pulp Fiction?"

The Simpsons:
Season:  11  / Episode:  8 
Take My Wife, Sleaze

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
The dance contest at a 50s-themed restaurant is similar to the one in the film 'Pulp Fiction'.

Entourage:
Season:  4  / Episode:  12 
The Cannes Kids

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
Ari tells the guys that their job in Cannes is to hype 'Medellin' like it's the next 'Pulp Fiction', so they can get a big offer on the film.

The Office:
Season:  9  / Episode:  7 
The Whale

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
Pam says she used to laugh when she watched 'Pulp Fiction', but now that she's a mother, she can't help but think the characters are someone's children.

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  3  / Episode:  13 
Trust No Bitch

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
While Soso is passed out, Crazy Eyes asks if they need to put a needle in her heart in reference to a scene from Pulp Fiction

House:
Season:  7  / Episode:  13 
Two Stories

This Television Episode refers to Pulp Fiction
Right after the credits, there is a remake of the prelude to "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife" portion of the film Pulp Fiction, with Foreman and House in the roles of Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, respectively.

It is referred to by these television commercials...

ABC Commercial for Black-ish

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Samsung SUHD TV Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Pulp Fiction

Sky Movies Commercial

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It is parodied by these movies...

Plump Fiction

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This Movie parodies Pulp Fiction
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It is referred to by these movies...

Captain Marvel
part of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

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This Movie refers to Pulp Fiction
The scene with Talos drinking a soda with a straw is a reference to Samuel L. Jackson's (Nick Fury) character in Pulp Fiction.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Space Age Love Song
performed by A Flock of Seagulls

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I Ran (So Far Away)
performed by A Flock of Seagulls

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