The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

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It is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, his second to feature Dr. Hannibal Lecter, brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. In the film, Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Lecter on catching a serial killer known only as "Buffalo Bill"

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Futurama:
Season:  8  / Episode:  5 
The Silence of the Clamps

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

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Entourage:
Season:  3  / Episode:  20 
Adios Amigos

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
The guys are moving out of the mansion, and Eric has plans to move in with his girlfriend, rather than spend money on a hotel. Drama tells Eric that it's a bad idea to move in with a girl for financial reasons, because once you move in, you never get out. After Eric tells the guys he isn't moving in with Sloan, he's just staying there, Turtle tells E, "Yeah, and that girl from 'Silence of the Lambs' is just staying in that well.".

Better With You:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
Better with Ben

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
Previous years of family Christmas card themes include "Can't Touch This", and "Silence of the Christmas Hams'.

Modern Family:
Season:  2  / Episode:  18 
Boys' Night

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
Phil describes the next door neighbor, Mr. Kleezak, as being scarier than if Hannibal Lecter and Freddy Krueger had a child together.

Wilfred:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
Fear

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
Wilfred is wearing a mask/muzzle and is being rolled around on a hand truck like Hannibal on The Silence of the Lambs.

Family Guy:
Season:  14  / Episode:  3 
Guy, Robot

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
Meg's kidnapper is Buffalo Bill from 'The Silence of the Lambs'.

Wilfred:
Season:  1  / Episode:  10 
Isolation

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
Wilfred tells Ryan that the neighbors think he's weird - "It puts the lotion in the basket kind of weird".

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  2  / Episode:  18 
Moving Day

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
When Barney's date Sarah says that she won't get into a moving van because she has seen Silence of the Lambs, she refers to a scene in that film in which a serial killer kidnaps a young woman by asking for her help in lifting a sofa into a van.

The Wire:
Season:  5  / Episode:  5 
React Quotes

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
Even though it was never actually said in the film, the "Hello Clarice" line was a reference to this movie.

Modern Family:
Season:  2  / Episode:  20 
Someone to Watch Over Lily

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
Phil catches Claire at the child psychologist. He stands in the doorway and says, "Hello, Claire.", using a tone and voice that sounds like Hannibal Lecter from the film 'The Silence of the Lambs', when Hannibal greets Clarice, saying the famous line, "Hello, Clarice.".

The Cleveland Show:
Season:  4  / Episode:  14 
The Hangover: Part Tubbs

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
After seeing Junior's perfect dive, the coach tells him, "I haven't seen a tuck that good since Silence of the Lambs".

Family Guy:
Season:  14  / Episode:  18 
The New Adventures of Old Tom

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
After Peter finds himself alone and lost in the mall, he says he hasn't been this scared since the Silence of the Lamb. The show then does a cutaway to Peter in bed with a lamb, who is, of course, silent.

Happy Endings:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
Your Couples Friends & Neighbors

This Television Episode refers to The Silence of the Lambs
After discovering the living quarters in the attic, one of the guys says, "I totally thought this was going to be a 'put the lotion in the basket' kind of thing.".

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McDonald's Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Silence of the Lambs
fava beans + chianti + people for dinner
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Toronto International Film Festival Commercial for McDonald's McCafe

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Loaded Weapon 1

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This Movie parodies The Silence of the Lambs
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The Men Who Stare at Goats

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This Movie refers to The Silence of the Lambs
Bob makes a joke about the "de-bleated" goats by saying, "The Silence of the Goats".
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Veronica Mars:
Season:  1  / Episode:  11 
Silence of the Lamb

 

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