Right after winning back the title from Clubber Lang, Rocky decides to spend some time with his family. But a new superfighter from the USSR, Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) has emerged, and fights Apollo Creed in an exhibition match. Rocky watches in horror as Drago brutally mauls Apollo to death. Now determined to challenge Drago himself, he starts training in the icy snow of Siberia and prepares for the ultimate challenge: to not only avenge Apollo's death, but show the real strength, courage, and faith that his country believes in. Rocky agrees to have to fight Drago in Russia, after training nonstop with the support of his wife Rocky is ready. Receiving no love from the crowd Rocky is being beaten to an inch of his life. After his will to keep fighting the crowd is showing love to Rocky. In the fifteenth and last round Rocky knocks down Drago and scores the ultimate underdog victory.

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The Cleveland Show:
Season:  3  / Episode:  1 
BFFs

This Television Episode parodies Rocky IV part of Rocky
The song 'No Easy Way Out' plays during a parody of 'Rocky IV' with Cleveland driving through the night, focused on getting to Quahog to find Peter.

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Family Guy:
Season:  4  / Episode:  15 
Brian Goes Back to College

This Television Episode refers to Rocky IV part of Rocky
The entire scene where Stewie is training Brian in the snow is a parody of Rocky IV and the clips of the Russian boxer are actual scenes from the movie.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  5  / Episode:  24 
Doppelgangers

This Television Episode refers to Rocky IV part of Rocky
Barney is making fun of Ted's new blonde hair, calling him both Dolph Lundgren and Brigitte Nielson from the film Rocky IV.

Entourage:
Season:  4  / Episode:  3 
Malibooty

This Television Episode refers to Rocky IV part of Rocky
After seeing the first cut of Medellin, Eric is less than impressed. Turtle tells Vince, "Eric thought 'Rocky IV' sucked when it came out, what does he know?".

American Dad!:
Season:  4  / Episode:  15 
Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold

This Television Episode refers to Rocky IV part of Rocky
During the Ollie North song, Ivan Drago from Rocky IV is seen fighting Uncle Sam.

30 Rock:
Season:  6  / Episode:  5 
Today You Are a Man

This Television Episode refers to Rocky IV part of Rocky

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Rocky IV
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Rocky Balboa
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Creed
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Creed II
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