The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genres: Comedy, Crime
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Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski is the ultimate L.A. slacker, until the day his house is broken into and his rug is ruined by two angry gangsters who have mistaken him for Jeffrey Lebowski, the L.A. millionaire, whose wife owes big money to some very bad people. "The Dude" becomes mixed up in the crazy plot when he goes to visit the real Lebowski in order to get some retribution for his soiled rug, and is recruited to be the liason between Lebowski and the captors of his now "kidnapped" wife. 
 
Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid, Philip Moon and Mark Pellegrino.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

Lookin' Out My Back Door
performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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This Song is played in The Big Lebowski
This song plays while The Dude is watching the blue VW Beetle in his rearview mirror while driving.

My Mood Swings
performed by Elvis Costello

This Song is played in The Big Lebowski
Song plays during a bowling scene as well as in The Dude's earphones while he is being checked by Maude's doctor.

Oye Como Va
performed by Santana

This Song is played in The Big Lebowski
This song plays while the three guys drive around in the car after the windows were smashed in, and continues while The Dude is hammering a door stop on the wrong side of the door.

Peaceful Easy Feeling
performed by Eagles

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This Song is played in The Big Lebowski
This song plays as The Dude is in a cab leaving Malibu. He gets kicked out of the taxi because he asks the driver to change the music because he hates the Eagles.

Run Through the Jungle
performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival

This Song is played in The Big Lebowski
This song is played while The Dude and Walter are driving to the dropoff point for the ransom money.

Standing on the Corner
performed by Dean Martin

This Song is played in The Big Lebowski
Song plays while The Dude gets a ride in the limo from Tony.

Tammy
performed by Debbie Reynolds

This Song is played in The Big Lebowski
Song plays in the "family" restaurant while Walter is yelling and swearing.

The Man In Me
performed by Bob Dylan

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This Song is played in The Big Lebowski
This song plays over the opening credits, and again while The Dude is "flying" over the city after getting knocked out.

Viva Las Vegas
performed by Big Johnson

This Song is played in The Big Lebowski
Bunny sings along to this song after speeding by The Dude when he gets kicked out of the cab. It plays again when we see her crashed car back at home.

It refers to these songs...

I Am the Walrus
performed by The Beatles

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This Song is referred to by The Big Lebowski
Donny repeats this song title multiple times while Walter and The Dude are talking about the ransom.

It refers to these people...

Creedence Clearwater Revival

This Person is referred to by The Big Lebowski
CCR cassette tapes and Creedence in general are mentioned several times because they were part of the items listed in the report when The Dude's car is stolen.
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Metallica

This Person is referred to by The Big Lebowski
The Dude says he was a roadie for Metallica during their (fictional) "Speed of Sound" tour.
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It shows these albums...

It refers to these albums...

Autobahn
performed by Kraftwerk

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This Album is referred to by The Big Lebowski
The nihilist's technopop band, Autobahn, is a reference to this album.

It refers to these television series...

Branded

This Television Series is referred to by The Big Lebowski
The father of the boy who stole The Dude's car wrote most of the episodes of this show. The Dude also sing the theme song to this show while in the Malibu police car.
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television commercials...

AT&T and DirecTV Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Big Lebowski
The line "that rug really tied the room together" is a reference to the movie 'The Big Lebowski'.

Google App Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Big Lebowski

Kahlua Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Big Lebowski
There is a vague reference to The Big Lebowski with Jeff Bridges (The Dude) drinking a White Russian.
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Nike+ FuelBand Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Big Lebowski
"The Dude" can be see abiding in one of the clips. Unfortunately, he is listed as "doesn't count".

Samsung SUHD TV Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Big Lebowski

Sonos Playbase Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Big Lebowski

Stella Artois Commercial for Super Bowl LIII 2019 - Change Up The Usual | Big Game Ad | Full Version

This Television Commercial refers to The Big Lebowski

Stella Artois Commercial for Super Bowl LIII 2019 - Change Up The Usual | Carrie Bradshaw, The Dude | #PourItForward

This Television Commercial refers to The Big Lebowski
Jeff Bridges reprises his role as The Dude, and an iconic song from the soundtrack plays in the ad.

It is parodied by these television episodes...

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  4  / Episode:  17 
The Front Porch

This Television Episode parodies The Big Lebowski
The scene in which Marshall is flying in his nightshirt is a parody of the scene in The Big Lebowski where the Dude is flying over L.A. after being knocked out.

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Bob's Burgers:
Season:  6  / Episode:  16 
Bye Bye Boo Boo

This Television Episode refers to The Big Lebowski
Bob's first Daily Burger special in this episode is the "Fig Lebowski" burger.

Justified:
Season:  4  / Episode:  1 
Hole in the Wall

This Television Episode refers to The Big Lebowski
Raylan makes a joke about the movie 'The Big Lebowski' to Rachel.

Community:
Season:  1  / Episode:  14 
Interpretive Dance

This Television Episode refers to The Big Lebowski
Abed says that he likes The Big Lebowski in the closing scene.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  7  / Episode:  8 
The Slutty Pumpkin Returns

This Television Episode refers to The Big Lebowski
Naomi (the Slutty Pumpkin) tells Ted she spent the last 10 years looking for him in a sea of Harry Potters and Big Lebowskis.

It is referred to by these movies...

The Big Sick

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This Movie refers to The Big Lebowski
Emily makes reference to this film when asking why Kumail is showing her these weird movies
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Turn the Page
performed by Metallica

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For Whom the Bell Tolls
performed by Metallica

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Metallica (The Black Album)
performed by Metallica

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One
performed by Metallica

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Enter Sandman
performed by Metallica

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Lookin' Out My Back Door
performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Run Through the Jungle
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Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Fortunate Son
performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Travelin' Band
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