Inception

Inception

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genres: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
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Dom Cobb and his partner Arthur perform an illegal corporate espionage by entering the subconscious minds of their targets, using two-level "dream within a dream" strategies to "extract" valuable information. Each of the "extractors" carries a "totem", a personalized small object whose behavior is unpredictable to anyone except its owner, to determine whether they are in another person's dream. Cobb's totem is a spinning top which perpetually spins in the dream state. Cobb struggles with memories of his dead wife, Mal, who manifests within his dreams and tries to sabotage his efforts.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
performed by Edith Piaf

This Song is played in Inception
This is the song played through earphones that is used to get the attention of the dreamers. It is also played during the closing credits.

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is parodied by these television episodes...

South Park:
Season:  14  / Episode:  10 
Insheeption

This Television Episode parodies Inception
The title of this episode is a parody of the film titled 'Inception'.

It is referred to by these television episodes...

The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  21 
500 Keys

This Television Episode refers to Inception
When the bus is about to fall off the bridge, Otto wonders if they will fall slowly like in Inception. Nope.

30 Rock:
Season:  5  / Episode:  14 
Double-Edged Sword

This Television Episode refers to Inception
Jack tells Liz he doesn't sleep on airplanes, because he doesn't want to get 'Incepted'.

The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  1 
Elementary School Musical

This Television Episode refers to Inception
The chalkboard gag makes a reference to the film, Inception.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  6  / Episode:  9 
Glitter

This Television Episode refers to Inception
Punchy says to Ted that this is not a dream and to check his totem, a reference to the movie Inception.

Community:
Season:  4  / Episode:  1 
History 101

This Television Episode refers to Inception
The old man, Leonard, stole all the winning red balls while the group was "incepting" (inside Abed's mind).

Raising Hope:
Season:  2  / Episode:  10 
It's a Hopeful Life

This Television Episode refers to Inception
After Jimmy makes his wish, he gets to see what life would be like if he didn't have Hope. While standing in the kitchen with his now obese mother, he says "This is like 'Inception'. I have no idea what's going on!".

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  6  / Episode:  23 
Landmarks

This Television Episode refers to Inception
When Ted isn't sure whether he is dreaming or not, his mother spins a top like the totem in Inception.

The Office:
Season:  7  / Episode:  1 
Nepotism

This Television Episode refers to Inception
Michael recounts his summer activities, telling the camera that he watched 'Inception' over the summer.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  7  / Episode:  21 
Now We're Even

This Television Episode refers to Inception
Barney confesses to Marshall that he has spent the last 5 years trying to "Inception" Lily.

Modern Family:
Season:  3  / Episode:  3 
Phil On Wire

This Television Episode refers to Inception
Claire claims to have "implanted an idea" in Haley and Alex's heads like in Inception.

The Newsroom:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
The 112th Congress

This Television Episode refers to Inception
Maggie tells Will to give Mac a break. Will says he can't get the image of Mac with another man out of his mind, adding that even the 'Inception' team couldn't erase the image from his memory.

Community:
Season:  2  / Episode:  3 
The Psychology of Letting go

This Television Episode refers to Inception
At the end of the episode, Professor Bauer is talking with a tribal group about the film 'Inception'.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

 

Inception
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