Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

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The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, an Alabama simpleton who travels across the world, meeting historical figures, influencing popular culture, and experiencing firsthand some of the historic events of the late 20th century.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

Blowin' in the Wind
performed by Bob Dylan

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This Song is played in Forrest Gump
Forrest finds Jenny working at a strip club. She wants to be a singer, and comes out on stage with her guitar to sing this song, as the crowd heckles her.

Fortunate Son
performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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This Song is played in Forrest Gump
This song plays as Forrest arrives in Vietnam in a helicopter.

Sweet Home Alabama
performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd

This Song is played in Forrest Gump

It shows these books...

Big Chief Tablet

This Book is shown on Forrest Gump
Forrest carries this big red book onto the school bus on his first day of school
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Curious George
written by and
part of Curious George

This Book is shown on Forrest Gump
This book is seen at the beginning when an adult Forrest picks up a feather and places it inside. It is also shown with a young Forrest in an early flashback.

It is based on these books...

Forrest Gump
written by

This Book is the basis of Forrest Gump

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  3  / Episode:  2 
Bed Bugs and Beyond

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
When Pennsatucky attempts to sit down at the lunch table, Cindy tells her, "Uh-uh Forrest Gump. Seat's taken.".

Cougar Town:
Season:  2  / Episode:  14 
Cry to Me

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
Jules makes up a story about Grayson's childhood, telling the group that as a kid, he had to wear braces on his legs, like 'Forrest Gump'.

Family Guy:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Death Has a Shadow

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
Stewie quotes part of Forrest Gump, "You know, Mother, life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're going to get. Your life, however, is more like a box of active grenades!"

Justified:
Season:  4  / Episode:  11 
Decoy

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
Colt tells Marshall Tim Gutterson that his character name in his book is "Lt. Dan".

Family Guy:
Season:  10  / Episode:  22 
Family Guy Viewer Mail #2

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
In the segment Fatman & Robin, the group of Robin Williams' chase Peter down the street, yelling "Run Forrest, Run!".

The Office:
Season:  5  / Episode:  15 
Lecture Circuit (Part 2)

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
Pam takes over the lecture after Michael has a breakdown when he finds out Holly is dating someone in the Nashua branch. Pam, using her 'Forrest Gump' voice, reads Michael's cards saying "Sales is like a box a chocolates, you never know which vendor you're gonna get. Forrest Gump."

Cougar Town:
Season:  2  / Episode:  13 
Lost Children

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
Jules tells Ellie "All right Bubba Gump, you're obviously going through something." in reference to Ellie's suggestion that the gang get in her new pick-up truck to drive through the woods and make their own roads.

The Office:
Season:  6  / Episode:  10 
Murder

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
While playing the office game of Murder, everyone is speaking with Southern accents. Meredith tells Pam that her accent sounds like Forrest Gump.

Family Guy:
Season:  12  / Episode:  3 
Quagmire's Quagmire

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
Peter says, "Anybody can do anything. Look at Forrest Gump.".

Entourage:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
The Boys Are Back in Town

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
Ari tries to convince Eric and Vince to do 'Aquaman' as a way to get bigger and better roles in the future. He tells them that Tom Hanks "fucked a fish" before doing 'Forrest Gump'.

The Office:
Season:  2  / Episode:  12 
The Injury

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
After burning his foot on his George Foreman Grill, Michael calls a meeting to talk about people with disabilities. He has several pictures on the wall of examples of people with disabilities. Forrest Gump is his example for "mentally challenged".

Two and a Half Men:
Season:  7  / Episode:  22 
This Is Not Gonna End Well

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
Charlie has Jake drive him to Chelsea's house, but asks Jake to run her card and gift to the door, because he doesn't want to see Chelsea himself. Jake is more focused on getting some birthday cake, so Charlie tells Jake to hurry up and go, saying "Run Forrest Run!".

Girls:
Season:  1  / Episode:  2 
Vagina Panic

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump

Family Guy:
Season:  11  / Episode:  4 
Yug Ylimaf

This Television Episode refers to Forrest Gump
At the end of the episode as the family leaves the hospital with a newborn Stewie, Peter asks Lois, "Is he smart or is he...like me?". This is a reference to the film, Forrest Gump.

It is remade into these movies...

Bridesmaids

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This Movie is a remake of Forrest Gump
Annie's mom describes the movie Cast Away as "Forrest Gump on an island".
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It is referred to by these movies...

Due Date

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This Movie refers to Forrest Gump
After being pulled of the airplane, and told he is on the no-fly list, Peter asks the TSA agent how he's supposed to get to Los Angeles. The agent asks Peter if he's ever seen the movie 'Forrest Gump'. He tells Peter that "Forrest Gump ran across America, and he was dumb, so I have faith in you.".
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Thank You For Smoking

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This Movie refers to Forrest Gump
It is suggested that Forrest should be smoking between his box of chocolates.
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
part of Transformers

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This Movie refers to Forrest Gump
Clips from the movie Forrest Gump are used as a way for Bumblebee to communicate with Sam.

It is referred to by these television commercials...

Comcast Commercial for 88th Academy Awards (Oscars 2016) and Xfinity

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Netflix Commercial

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The Sunday Times Culture Commercial

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Forrest Gump
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