The Shining

The Shining

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The film tells the story of a writer, Jack Torrance, who accepts the job of the winter caretaker at a hotel which always gets snowed in during the winter. While his family looks around the hotel during closing day, the psychic hotel cook discovers the psychic abilities of Jack's son Danny, and Danny's ability to detect ghostly presences in the hotel. In the cook's family, this ability is called "shining". When the hotel becomes snowbound, Jack Torrance is driven crazy by the ghosts in the hotel, and he tries to murder his wife and son.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It is based on these television series...

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

This Television Series is the basis of The Shining
The famous, "Here's Johnny!" scene is a reference to Ed McMahon's introduction of Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show
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It refers to these television series...

The Road Runner Show

This Television Series is referred to by The Shining
You can hear that Danny is watching this cartoon.
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It plays these songs...

It shows these movies...

Summer of '42

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This Movie is shown on The Shining
Wendy and Danny watch this in the common room on an unplugged TV
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It refers to these movies...

The Bridge on the River Kwai

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This Movie is referred to by The Shining
"All work and no play make Jack a dull boy" was originally spoken by Colonel Saito
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is parodied by these television episodes...

South Park:
Season:  16  / Episode:  12 
A Nightmare on Face Time

This Television Episode parodies The Shining

It is referred to by these television episodes...

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  6  / Episode:  6 
Baby Talk

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
Marshall talks about the scary twin girls who talk in unison.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  5  / Episode:  6 
Bagpipes

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
During their argument, one of the things Marshall complains about is Lily's Shining impression. Lily responds by bending her index finger and saying "Danny's not here, Mrs. Torrance" imitating the behavior and voice of the boy in the film.

Better With You:
Season:  1  / Episode:  10 
Better with Christmas Crap

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
The annual trip to the family's cabin for Christmas reminds Ben of the film 'The Shining'.

Bob's Burgers:
Season:  2  / Episode:  4 
Burgerboss

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
After seeing Bob's crooked fingers, Gene says "red rum" with a finger. Since we can assume Gene has never read a book, he's referencing the movie.

The Office:
Season:  5  / Episode:  25 
Cafe Disco

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
Dwight says (doing an impression of Jack Nicholson from 'The Shining') "All work and no play makes Michael a dull boy".

Six Feet Under:
Season:  2  / Episode:  8 
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
On Christmas Day, Claire tells Toby that one Christmas, the plumbing backed up while her father was embalming someone in the basement, and blood was squirting out of a hose. She says it was like a scene from 'The Shining'.

Lost:
Season:  4  / Episode:  8 
Meet Kevin Johnson

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
George asks "Kevin" (Michael), "Are you going Nicholson on us?" referring to the character played by Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining'.

Better Call Saul:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
Nacho

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
When Jimmy finds the Kettlemans, "camping" in their tent, he surprises them by sticking his face inside the tent, shouting "Here's Johnny!" - a reference to the film 'The Shining' in which Jack Torrence (Jack Nicholson) shouts the very same thing.

It:
Season:  1  / Episode:  2 
Part 2

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
The scene where Ben thinks he is kissing Beverly is a reference to the scene in The Shining where Jack thinks he is kissing the woman from Room 237

Family Guy:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
The twin girls that Stewie meet in the hallway are the girls from the famous Stephen King horror movie, The Shining

Nurse Jackie:
Season:  6  / Episode:  2 
Pillgrimage

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
Coop says that The Shining is his favorite movie and book

The Simpsons:
Season:  9  / Episode:  9 
Reality Bites

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
When Ned Flanders explains to Marge that they were painting Todd's room red, Todd starts saying "Red room, red room" and moves his finger, like the character of Danny does in The Shining.

The Office:
Season:  7  / Episode:  14 
The Seminar

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
Erin and Gabe play Scrabble to determine who gets to pick what movies to rent. Erin always looses, and Gabe always picks horror movies including The Shining, Rosemary's Baby, and The Ring.

The Simpsons:
Season:  25  / Episode:  2 
Treehouse of Horror XXIV

This Television Episode refers to The Shining
In the opening sequence, Bart writes "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". Next to Bart is a deranged Stephen King, writing the same message on the walls. This is a reference to the film, 'The Shining'.

It is shown on these movies...

Twister

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This Movie shows The Shining
Shown on the drive-in screen
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It is remade into these movies...

Dark Side of the Moon

This Movie is a remake of The Shining
This mockumentary claiming Stanley Kubrick directed the moon landing as a hoax, contains an interview with a character named Jack Torrance which was the name of the main character in The Shining - another Kubrick film.
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It is referred to by these movies...

Hot Tub Time Machine

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This Movie refers to The Shining
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The Dark Tower

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This Movie refers to The Shining
There is a framed picture of the hotel from this film
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It is parodied by these television commercials...

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This Television Commercial parodies The Shining

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This Television Commercial parodies The Shining

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This Television Commercial parodies The Shining
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It is referred to by these television commercials...

Bing Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Shining
This Bing commercial is a spoof of the movie "The Shining".
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Bouygues Telecom Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Shining
The two emoji "twins" in the hallway is a reference to this film.
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Ikea Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Shining
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Volkswagen Passat Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Shining
There are several parallels between this commercial and the tricycle scene from The Shining. The boy's haircut, the color of the cart matches Danny's blue tricycle, the way he covers his face to hide from something scary, and the "evil" twins show that it is unlikely to be coincidence.

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  • Dates: - January 28, 1977
  • Type: Book

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