Godzilla in popular culture

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As an enduring and iconic symbol of post-World War II Japanese cinematic history, Godzilla is frequently referenced and parodied in popular culture. Godzilla and other icons of the kaiju genre have appeared in a variety of mediums ranging from cartoons, film, literature, television, comics and video games. Often it is Godzilla's name, his design and/or the style of his movies where he demolishes cities that is parodied the most. Godzilla's name is also often referenced by attaching the suffix "-zilla" to a word and/or phrase in order to denote size or monstrous/destructive behavior. The following is a list of such references, organized in alphabetical order. While this page aims to be comprehensive, due to the broad subject matter, it is ever-growing.

Film[edit | edit source]

Image Film of origin Release date Description
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All About Our House 2001/06/09 Television writer Naosuke Iijima contrives a scenario where a human-sized Godzilla takes up residence in an apartment building. Megaguirus later appears on the show as well. Attraction suits from Godzilla vs. Megaguirus were used to portray the monsters, with Hiromasa Taguchi as Godzilla.
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Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002/07/26 As Austin, his father and Foxxy Cleopatra pursue Goldmember through a parade in Tokyo, they crash into a parade float of a monster resembling Godzilla. They continue to drive with the float affixed to the top of their car which roars as music plays reminiscent of that of Akira Ifukube. Two men looking onto the float, played by Brian Tee and Masi Oka, provide the following dialogue before fleeing:
Man A: “Run, it's Godzilla!
Man B: “It looks like Godzilla, but due to international copyright laws, it's not.
Man A: “Still, we should run like it is Godzilla!
Man B: “Though it isn't.
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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America 1996/12/20 Beavis and Butt-Head at one point have a Godzilla-based dream. Butt-Head kidnaps a woman, reminiscent of King Kong, while Beavis breathes fire at military troops, reminiscent of Godzilla. The two fight over who wants a 'go' with the woman before the dream ends.
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989/02/17 Bill owns toys of King Ghidorah and Godzilla, the latter a sharply-dressed Shogun Warriors figure.
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City Hunter The Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes 2019/02/08 As criminals pursue private detective Kaori Makimura through the streets of Shinjuku, their vehicle runs over a car mirror, throwing off the aim of the gunner just as he fires his RPG-7. The projectile heads towards the Hotel Gracery Godzilla Head, only to be destroyed by a single shot from Makimura's partner, Ryo Saeba. Smoke from the explosion appears to blow from the statue's mouth as it roars.
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Daffy Duck's Quackbusters 1988/09/24 Daffy has a dream of himself singing to monsters and introduces Godzilla, here called Schmodzilla. Schmodzilla eats Daffy at the end of the dream.
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Friday the 13th Part III 1982/08/13 Debbie reads an article in issue #1 of Fangoria magazine titled "Twenty-Five Years with Godzilla" and shows a photo from the original Godzilla film.
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Ganjasaurus Rex 1987 Professor Quintin Sprog gives a lecture on Ganjasaurus Rex to a most-empty classroom, using an Imperial inflatable Godzilla and Bandai Godzilla figure as visual aids. The creature, he explains, hatched from an egg off the coast of Japan that was awakened by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. His daughter Cassandra also has a Godzilla figure on her desk. George Takahashi from the United States Copyright Office arrives at the end of the film, stating that he is "just here to check and make sure this particular production isn't violating any of the Godzilla copyright."
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Hercules 1958 The dragon guarding the Golden Fleece utilizes the original Godzilla's roar. Coincidentally, producer Joseph E. Levine helped distribute Hercules in the United States after doing the same thing for the original Godzilla film.
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Hey Arnold! The Movie 2002/06/28 Helga's father, Bob Pataki, has a miniature model of Arnold's neighborhood which he plays with by pretending to be Godzilla destroying the city.
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Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992/07/17 When Adam Szalinski, now 100 feet tall, attacks Las Vegas, a fleeing Japanese tourist somehow confuses him with Godzilla.
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Incredibles 2 2018/06/05 While eating dinner, Dash turns on the TV to see a movie featuring a giant monster resembling Godzilla destroying a city.
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Instructions Not Included 2013/08/30 Maggie owns a giant inflatable Godzilla doll which is seen numerous times in the background. At one point, she hits it across the room.
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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot 2019/10/15 Brodie Bruce's comic book store has a Diamond Select Mechagodzilla bank for sale.
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Kate 2021/09/10 Kate hesitates in front of the Godzilla Head statue in Shinjuku while chasing Ani.
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Million Dollar Crocodile 2012/06/08 Released in the U.K. and on video in the U.S. as Croczilla, clearly taking its name from that of Godzilla. One of the film's taglines, "Japan was just the appetizer," is also a clear nod to Godzilla.
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Monsters vs. Aliens 2009/03/27 While his cohorts reference classic American movie monsters, Insectosaurus echoes Mothra. A grub mutated by nuclear testing, he once attacked Tokyo, metamorphoses into a butterfly and can shoot strands of silk as a means of attack. As an added kaiju reference, would-be world conqueror Gallaxhar rallies his troops thusly: "Attention, all aliens! Destroy all monsters!"
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My Hero Academia: Two Heroes 2018/08/03 A character named Godzillo (ゴジロ,   Gojiro), who is described as a "Monster Hero," appears with a design and roar based on Godzilla's from Godzilla vs. Biollante and Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. Worth noting is that this character was actually included in the film with the permission of Toho, who distributed it in theaters. In the promotional Vol. 0 manga for the film, Godzillo's power, or "Quirk," is called "Toho." What this power is or can do is never specified.
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Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985/08/09 As Warner Bros. security pursues Pee-wee Hermann across the studio lot, they interrupt the filming of a battle between Godzilla and King Ghidorah. After Pee-wee rides through on his bike, crushing some miniature tanks, a speedboat from another movie set crashes in, hitting Godzilla and causing the King Ghidorah puppet to get pulled to the ceiling. Later on, after crashing a Twisted Sister music video, the speedboat crashes into a car, sending Godzilla flying. 34 years later, Godzilla and King Ghidorah would fight each other near an erupting volcano in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), distributed by Warner Bros.
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Rugrats in Paris: The Movie 2000/11/17 The babies take control of a giant mechanical Reptar and roam through the city causing unintentional destruction, referencing both Godzilla and Mechagodzilla. They also pilot the robot against a giant purple hermit crab mecha and scale the Eiffel Tower with the robot holding Angelica in its hand, referencing King Kong. Both mechas are eventually destroyed, with the Reptar robot having its tail, right claw and head cut off.
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Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School 1988/10/16 Godzilla makes a minor appearance, but only his foot is shown. He also has a daughter that wears a pink dress and bow tie.
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Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Movie: Mirai Kara Kita Shinsoku no ALFA-X 2019/12/27 A creature called Snow Godzilla appears in the film. His design originated in VFX artist Takuya Uenishi's short film "G vs. G", which he submitted to the GEMSTONE Creators Audition.[1]
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Star Wars Episode II -
Attack of the Clones
2002/05/16 Republic clone troopers use artillery resembling Maser Cannons to shoot down a Separatist core ship. Though unnamed in the film, other Star Wars works identify them as Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery Turbolasers (SPHA-T).
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Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog 2021/09/14 A giant Courage fights a cicada monster who emits the Showa Godzilla's roar and fires a blue beam in the sky, akin to Godzilla in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
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Ted 2 2015/06/26 A person in a Godzilla costume resembling the DaisensoGoji suit takes part in a brawl at the San Diego Comic-Con, shoving a Bumblebee cosplayer and knocking over a tower of Play-Doh containers. As the film was shot at the 2014 convention, a sign for Godzilla (2014) is visible in the background of several shots.
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Tom and Jerry: The Fast and The Furry 2005/9/3 While Tom chases Jerry through a studio, a person in a Godzilla-like suit is drinking coffee. When the director says “Action!”, he smashes buildings and goes on a rampage while the Showa Godzilla roar is used. Unfortunately, the suit actor slips on Jerry’s car and is run over, with Tom getting the suit's head stuck on his head, making him unable to see and drive.
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Weathering with You 2019/07/17 During the montage of Hina and Hodoka taking clients for their sunshine service, a Godzilla cosplayer appears in the background of one shot.
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Uncut Gems 2019/12/13 Howard Ratner's son Beni has a toy collection which includes figures of Godzilla, Gigan and Daimajin.
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Zillafoot 2019/05/29 This 2019 film is a full-blown homage / spoof of Japanese kaiju cinema, ranging from visual and offhanded references of a larger history of giant monster activity to the titular Zillafoot itself described as an alien-created hybrid between Godzilla and a sasquatch, though how this is accomplished in never detailed. The extended 2021 cut features additional references and sight gags.

Television[edit | edit source]

Image Series of origin Episode(s) Air date Description
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30 Rock "Chain Reaction of Mental Anguish" 2010/12/02 Tracy Jordan's "son," Donald, has begun a new business venture: a themed restaurant that features brawls between "unlicensed" versions of Japanese monsters. The unfortunately-named "Staples" restaurant features a debut battle between Godzilla and Mechagodzila.
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31 Minutes "The Explosive Wizard" 2004/06/19 In the credits, Dante Torobolino, the Explosive Wizard, is seen flying through the universe with his jetpack, destroying Ultraseven, King Kong and the Heisei Godzilla.
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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius "The Retroville 9" 2003/10/03 Sheen wants to see a 12-inch monster parody of Godzilla, named Bonzilla.
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Animaniacs "Hercule Yakko" 1993/10/21 In a pre-opening credits parody of Masterpiece Theater, Yakko introduces a series of catastrophic events culminating in the appearance of Godzilla who, after delivering his distinctive roar, proceeds to deluge the screen in a wall of fire.
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"Sir Yaksalot" 1993/10/22 A dragon is terrorizing a medieval town and the Warners are called in by the king to deal with the situation. They suggest consulting the war room and the cartoon cuts to a high tech facility where several people are sitting around a large circular table. A Japanese general and scientist, whose voices are out of sync, are present, along with Doctor Strangelove and Perry Mason, the television lawyer made famous by Raymond Burr, who appeared in the Americanized version of the original Godzilla film known as Godzilla, King of the Monsters!. The intended parody of the original Godzilla film is evident.
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"The Warners and
the Beanstalk"
1994/02/10 While trying to convince a giant (who looks and talks like Ralph the Guard) to eat gold eggs and meat instead of them, the Warners end up in Tokyo where civilians begin to flee. They ask the giant "Would you, could you in Japan, with Godzilla and Rodan?" and stand-ins for the two monsters appear before him. The giant replies "I would not, could not in Japan, with Godzilla and Rodan," causing Godzilla to blast him with fire and Rodan to slap him into the air with his wings.
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The Awful Truth "Don't Shoot,
It's Only A Wallet"
2000/05/24 In this episode regarding race relations, a scene from Godzilla vs. Megalon is used in order to present a visual metaphor.
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Back at the Barnyard "Animal Farmers" 2008/02/02 Bessy calls Otis "Cowzilla" when he gets an idea of resuming Farmer Buyer's market after he has been sent to the hospital by a tractor accident unintentionally caused by Otis.
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"Plucky and Me" 2011/10/03 When the other barn animals discover Plucky, who is a dinosaur, Pip says "That's a Godzilla!". Later, when Mrs. Beady is captured by Plucky, she calls the police and says "I've been captured by a Godzilla!". The policeman later says "Time to hunt some Zilla." Afterwards, Plucky gets on top of the farmhouse holding Mrs. Beady in his hand, and the policeman comes in a plane and starts shooting at Plucky (which is a reference to the original King Kong film). The policeman hits Plucky with a giant ball of cheese and he falls off, pretending to be dead. Mrs. Beady then says that "it was beauty that killed the beast".
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Back to the Future: The Animated Series "Dickens of a Christmas" 1993/11/23 Marty watches an hologram movie of an Godzilla-like dinosaur rampaging across a city while he is heading over to Doc Brown’s place. Later on, he accidentally shows it to Ebenezer Tiffin (which terrifies him) and then says it will happen to people who are bad in order to convince him to let Clara Brown out of debtor's prison.
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Batman: The Brave and the Bold "Clash of the Metal Men!" 2010/01/29 The supervillain Chemo utters Godzilla's roar.
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Bill Nye the Science Guy "Electricity" 1994/11/2 While talking about how there is enough electricity coming out of a wall to stop your heart, Bill shows a giant plug and outlet, saying that it is "Godzilla's hair dryer" before a clip of Godzilla destroying New York from Destroy All Monsters is shown. Later in the episode, a clip from Gorgo flashes on a TV set.
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Brickleberry "High Stakes" 2014/11/11 Woody Johnson draws a picture of Godzilla fighting soldiers, tanks and the Air Force.
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Camp Lazlo "Snake Eyes" 2005/07/08 The episode begins with a snake knocking over a plant and letting out the TriStar Godzilla's roar.
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The Colbert Report "Everything Must Go" 2006/06/20 Introducing a new segment, "Stephen Makes It Simple," show host Stephen Colbert attempts to dissect the differences between big and little governments. To demonstrate this, Colbert picks metaphors for the two subjects: Godzilla as big government and Lassie as little government.
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Courage the
Cowardly Dog
"Courage in the
Big Stinkin' City"
2000/11/07 Courage must deliver a package to a giant cockroach who is holding Muriel hostage and enters a condemned building where various shocking sites lie behind each door, one of which being King Ghidorah, using stock footage from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.
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Cyborg 009 "Sleep for All Eternity, The Dinosaur Deinonychus" 1979/07/31 The team is watching a recon film that has visual evidence of a living dinosaur. Cyborg 006 immediately thinks they are watching an old kaiju film and tries guessing what the monster is, calling out the names of various Toho monsters: Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Rodan, and Mothra. Upon asking if 007 would act in a kaiju film, 007 transforms into a giant bipedal Komodo dragon who loosely resembles a very cartoonish version of the King of the Monsters.
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The Critic "Siskel & Ebert
& Jay & Alice"
1995/03/12 Critic Jay Sherman shows clips from films that the Oscars overlooked, which includes a movie about a deaf Godzilla.
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The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart
"Dominic Chianese" 2001/05/01 Anchor Steve Carell weighs in on the occurring fascination with Asian culture in the United States, in particular focusing on the surge in Japanese toys being sold in America. Carell, however, provides a grim reminder that "it's only been 50 years since this happened" as footage from Godzilla (1954) plays.
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"Howard Kurtz" 2007/10/11 This mock commercial focuses on Finland and briefly features Godzilla from Godzilla 2000: Millennium.
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Death Note "Scorn" 2007/05/29 As Near comes to the conclusion that Teru Mikami may be directly connected to the mysterious serial killer Kira, a small toy in Godzilla's likeness is shown twice, along with a paper cutout of Tokyo Tower and stacks of CDs, representing buildings in a city.
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Dexter "The Dark Defender" 2007/10/28 Dexter investigates the scene of a murder at a comic book shop. There, a Godzilla action figure, possibly Bandai's large scale 1991 figure or a Horizon Godzilla figure, which is painted green can be seen briefly in the background.
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Dexter's Labratory "Dial M for Monkey: Magmanamus" 1996/04/27 The giant monster Magmanamous is a parody of Hedorah.
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"Monstory" 1997/01/01 Dexter's giant monster form looks like Godzilla.
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"Last But Not Beast" 1998/06/15 The giant monster with an axe-shaped head is a parody of either Godzilla or Gamera..
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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. "Another Time Leap Challenge" 2018/03/17 Trying to save a child from a truck while breaking out of a six-second time loop, Kusuo's task is complicated by "a string of accidents", including the appearance of Godzilla.
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Dr. Slump: Arale-chan "The Mysterious
Dr. Monster?!"
1982/01/13 Dr. Monster daydreams of playing jump rope with Godzilla and Gamera.
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Dr. Stone "Spartan Crafts Club" 2019/11/22 Senku and the Ishigami Village set out to collect tungsten. Tungsten in one scene is represented by Godzilla with the word tungsten replacing his dorsal fins.
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Drawn Together "Super Nanny" ‎2005/12/07 At a red carpet event, Godzilla appears to chastise the sold-out Ling Ling about losing his culture and becoming too American and uses a giant placard to state that Ling Ling is a "House Monster." All of Godzilla's dialogue consists of his Showa roar.
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DuckTales "Master of the Djinni" 1987/09/29 As Djinni is watching TV at McDuck Manor, Godzilla appears on the screen blasting Anguirus with his atomic breath, similar to Godzilla Raids Again.
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Ed, Edd 'n Eddy "The Day the Ed Stood Still" 2002/06/28 Ed dresses up as a monster named "Edzilla", then goes on a rampage and terrorizes the other kids.
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Food Wars! "The Unfolding
Individual Competition"
2015/09/12 During the judging of Ryō Kurokiba's dish, French Curry Lobster Rice with Cognac, one of the judges pictures Napoleon Bonaparte riding a giant crustacean resembling Ebirah as a parallel to the food's deliciousness. Ebirah's roar can be heard in the background.
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Food Wars!
The Second Plate
"Interplay of
Light & Shadow"
2016/07/09 Ebirah's roar is heard as the judges begin eating Ryō Kurokiba's Soupe de Poisson Ramen, a dish coated with crushed dried crustacean shells.
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"The Age of Kings" 2016/07/16 As Hisako Arato prepares her Soft-Shelled Turtle Hamburger for the competition, a visual metaphor is employed featuring the girl wreaking havoc on a city dressed as a giant turtle similar to Gamera.
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Franklin "Franklin in the Dark" 1998/01/05 While trying to learn to cope with his fear of the dark, Franklin imagines monsters in his room. The spirits of Gyaos, Viras, Jiger and Barugon, who are all represented in different colors, appear from a spare shell lying on the floor, terrifying him.
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Full House "D.J.'s Very First Horse" 1988/11/04 After returning from a date with Becky, Jesse Katsopolis tries to blow up Michelle's new toy, an inflatable Godzilla doll.
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Family Guy "Road to the Multiverse" 2009/09/27 A title card depicts a Godzilla-like Brian attacking a city in Japan.
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"Halloween on Spooner Street" 2010/11/07 Stewie threatens three bullies into giving them his candy back. One of them throws a rock at Stewie, causing him to fall over. During the fall, he accidentally fires a rocket, and miles away, at a city where Godzilla is fighting the army, the rocket kills him, causing the monster to explode into blood.
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"The Peanut Butter Kid" 2016/01/10 When Stewie mentions Godzilla attacking Haiti, Godzilla comes out of the water and roars before seeing the city already destroyed and says “Oh my God” before awkwardly walking back into the ocean.
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Fairly OddParents "School's Out" 2005/06/10 Before the Mayor makes his speech Godzilla could be seen destroying Dimmsdale. He is based on his appearance in the 1950s.
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"Formula For Disaster" 2009/07/07 Poof turns into a monster resembling King Ghidorah.
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Futurama "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television" 2003/08/03 Calculon tells Bender that extras from Godzilla movies are better actors than him.
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"The Devil's Hands
Are Idle Playthings"
2003/08/10 While at the theatre, actors with holographic costumes portraying Fry, Bender and Leela are interacting with a holographic Godzilla onstage, and Bender exclaims in an operatic signing voice "Save Fry, save Fry, Godzilla will devour him!" The real Bender in the audience quips that "I don't recall fighting Godzilla, but that is so what I would've done."
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"31st Century Fox" 2012/08/29 The Planet Express crew returns from Japan saying they had to deal with "Mothzilla," which then comes out of the ship and attacks.
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Garfield and Friends "Safe at Home" 1993/12/23 Garfield tells Odie to come over and watch a "Godzilla movie where he steps on people".
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Garo "Taiga" 2005/12/23 While waiting for his father to return from his Horror hunting, a young Kouga Saejima walks to a nearby toy store where a Rodan toy is seen on display.
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Giant Robot Mikazuki "Fourth Night: New
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2001/01/27 Akane and one of the AIT members design a monster called Gyleek using a computer program, which bears a resemblance to Godzilla with the dorsal spines on its back and its overall body shape. They even mention that they should give it a breath attack as it is a "classic staple of kaiju." In the background, several kaiju toys can be seen, including a bust of the TriStar Godzilla. Later, Torupa uses the club president's thoughts of anger and hatred to create an Idom of the kaiju. The Idom appears as a giant egg which AIT tries to destroy using the Ultima Cannon, but causes to hatch into Gyleek, who rampages through the city. In addition to a superficial resemblance to Godzilla, Gyleek has sound bytes of Godzilla's roars as part of its audio sound effects.
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Glee "The Sue Sylvester Shuffle" 2011/06/02 The Akira Ifukube track "Main Title: The Destruction of Hong Kong" from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah plays during two scenes revolving around the A950, a circus cannon Sue Sylvester plans to deploy in a cheerleading competition.
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Good Luck Charlie "T. Wrecks" 2012/08/26 Bob brings P.J. and Emmet the Classic Media DVD release of Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, which he then proceeds to watch.
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Happy Tree Friends "Wingin' It" 2006/12/10 While safety instructions are being read on a plane, Flaky notices a panel on the safety leaflet telling passengers what to do in the event of a Godzilla attack, which frightens her. Later, when Lumpy is using his radio equipment aboard the plane, it knocks out a television signal, affecting Toothy on the ground who was watching a Godzilla movie. After seemingly crash-landing, the plane rolls into the ocean, with Flaky seemingly escaping to a sinking life raft after being attacked by a shark. Suddenly, Godzilla can be heard roaring off-screen and the episode ends with her presumably being killed by the monster.
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Heroes "Genesis" 2006/09/25 During the scene in Tokyo where Hiro attempts to reverse time, an out-of-focus Godzilla toy can be spotted among other collectibles.
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Hunter × Hunter "Secret Trick × Register × The Battle Begins" 2000/09/16 When Gon and Killua enter their hotel room on the 200th floor of Heavens Arena, Godzilla can be seen fighting Mothra on a television screen.
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THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls "Everyday life, really full of joy!" 2015/01/31 Kirari Moroboshi wears a Godzilla suit.
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Iron Man: Armored Adventures "Tales of Suspense" 2009/11/20 The monster Fin Fang Foom has the TriStar Godzilla's roars and vocalizations.
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Invader Zim "Hamstergeddon" 2001/08/17 Zim plants an Irken device on Peepi the hamster to make him grow larger, but he quickly becomes too big to contain and breaks free. Zim does not worry about this at first, but reconsiders once his house ends up in the path of the hamster's destruction. After failing to stop Peepi on his own, Zim enlists the help of Dib and formulates a new plan; he gets Peepi to follow his Voot ship to a Ferris wheel which is fitted with rockets to blast Peepi into space. The involvement of the military causes this plan to fail, however, and as a last resort, Zim attaches rockets to Peepi himself and blasts the hamster into orbit.
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Jimmy Kimmel Live! "Kobe Bryant/Lake Bell/Pharrell Williams" 2014/05/08 While talking about Hollywood rebooting old franchises, Jimmy shows a fake trailer for "Barneyzilla" in preparation for the release of Godzilla on May 16. The trailer begins with the Legendary and Warner Bros. logos dissolving into "On May 16..." and showing Admiral Stenz talking. Then, "He is coming..." appears onscreen, followed by more footage from the Godzilla teaser. "And he is not your friend." appears as the teaser trailer footage builds up to Godzilla hiding behind smoke and rubble. Instead of Godzilla, however, Barney appears out of the ashes, laughing, jumping and saying "Okay!" excitedly with explosions at his feet. "BARNEYZILLA" appears in purple with the "Gojira" katakana behind it. The title cuts to Barney singing "I love you, you love...SKREEONGK!", then roaring like Godzilla and breathing fire from his mouth into the camera, which is then shown transitioning to notify viewers that the film is rated "G" for general audiences.
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Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger "The Strongest
Fighting Machine
"
2011/11/06 The Gokaigers use their newly acquired Grand Power to obtain the Kanzen Soul which, when used, combines the GokaiOh, the GoZyuJin and the Malchalcon, creating the Kanzen GokaiOh. This robot sometimes makes a screeching noise which is created from Gigan's Showa roars.
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2011/12/11 After seeing an article in a magazine about Don slaying a dragon, Luka and the rest of the Gokaigers confront Don about the matter. Don is then seen fighting with the dragon as Luka continues reading off the article. This dragon uses the roar of the Heisei King Ghidorah, itself created from that of Rodan.
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Kamen Rider Zero-One "The Bus Guide Saw It! Anna's Truth" 2019/09/22 Isamu Fuwa, known as the hero Kamen Rider Vulcan, obtains his gorilla-based form Punching Kong, which is clearly named after King Kong.
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Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger "No. 1-kai! The World of Kikai is Kikikaikai!" 2021/03/07 After transforming into Juran Tyranno, Zenkai Juran fights with a giant Kudaitest. During the battle, he flies facing backwards using its fire breath, referencing Godzilla's backwards-facing atomic breath-powered flight in Godzilla vs. Hedorah.
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Kill la Kill "Ride Like the Wind" 2014/16/01 During Honnōji Academy's Tri-City Schools Raid Trip, Nonon Jakuzure is leading the assault on Abekamo Academy in Kyōto when she faces the school's four Guardian Students. The students form a Divine Four Formation, each one summoning giant spirit monsters, with the Guardian Student of the North, Taro Genbu, unleashing a giant monster turtle resembling Gamera. The monster even possesses Gamera's tusks and elbow spikes.
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The Late Late Show
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various To transition into the "Email Twitter Attack!" segment, an opening jingle is played featuring footage from multiple Gamera films and Gappa.
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Laverne & Shirley "The Driving Test" 1978/02/21 A U.S. poster for Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster can be seen at one point in the background.
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Legend Quest "Kaiju" 2017/02/24 The episode features a giant Godzilla-like monster.
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The Looney Tunes Show "French Fries" 2011/11/08 Godzilla appears in the Merrie Melodies song "Presidents' Day." Lola sings that Godzilla was present at the Battle of Manila in the Philippines and the camera zooms into a giant painting as Godzilla gives a thumbs up and lets off a roar, with Lola saying "Thank you, President Godzilla!"
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Mad "Dinosaurs with
Corrected Bird
Sound Effects"
2010/10/11 A professor tries to teach his students that dinosaurs are more closely related to birds and, to illustrate his point, replaces the roars of several clips of dinosaurs (including the Jurassic Park T-rex and Godzilla) with the chirping of birds.
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"Ancient Greek MythBusters" 2012/06/18 Mothra appears in ancient Greece, destroying the civilization alongside a Minotaur.
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"Linkong" 2013/04/01 The episode follows the story of Linkong, a fusion of King Kong and American president Abraham Lincoln. Mothra also makes a brief cameo, while small twin fairies resembling the Shobijin appear at the episode's end stand atop a hat.
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Magic Knight Rayearth "Lives at Stake - Presea's Weapons" 1994/11/21 Ascot summons a caterpillar-like monster, which looks and sounds identical to Mothra's larval stage, to destroy the Magic Knights. When it absorbs the Knights' magic powers, it takes on a form reminiscent of Battra's larval stage and reuses his roar. Its final transformation appears similar to Battra's imago stage..
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The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya "The Melancholy
of Haruhi-chan
Suzumiya Part 6"
2009/03/06 A rivalry between Mikuru Asahina and Yuki Nagato forms involving cosplay. When Mikuru resorts to donning a frog suit, Yuki can be seen dressed as Godzilla.
Test Image.png Mickey Mouse "Wonders of the Deep" 2015/11/26 A giant squid has a cry derived from a portion of Godzilla's roar.
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"The Scariest Story Ever! A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!" 2017/10/08 One of Mickey's nephews dresses in a dinosaur costume with a distinctive Godzilla shadow in a shot where the shadows of trick or treaters take on detailed shapes of the monsters the costumes are based on.
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"Roll 'Em" 2018/07/14 Mickey stumbles through the set of a kaiju movie while chasing the unrolling film, letting out a Tristar Godzilla roar while swatting a model plane. In the short's ending where Mickey and Minnie have become the stars of all the movies, they interrupted the shot of a poster that can be seen of Mickey donning a Godzilla suit in the background.
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Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket "How Many Miles to the Battlefield?" 1989/03/25 After eating dinner, instead of doing his homework, Alfred Izuruha decides to play a video game. The video game he plays involves the boy shooting monsters to defend a city. He intentionally destroys buildings, such as a hospital and police station, causing the game to give him a Game Over screen featuring two monsters bearing a slight resemblance to Mothra and Godzilla.
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Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls "Everyday Life with D" 2015/09/08 In this episode, Suu is dropped in a vat of nuclear waste, mutating her into a giant monster with dorsal spines and the ability to shoot an atomic beam from her mouth. She fights with a giant dryad named Kii who, after having the waste removed from her body by Kimihito, is restored to normal size.
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The Muppet Show "Avery Schreiber" 1976/12/12 Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's gorilla detector bears a resemblance to the robot gorilla Mechani-Kong's head from King Kong Escapes.
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"It Came From
Next Door"
2003/08/01 A monitor can be seen inside of Jenny's bedroom showing a giant monster attacking Tokyo.
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"Around the World
in Eighty Pieces"
2005/01/28 A giant reptilian monster with blue dorsal plates is shown knocking down buildings, breathing fire and even using Godzilla's roar. It is eventually shown that the reason it is so angry is because it has the disembodied leg of Jenny stuck in its foot. After it is removed, the monster sighs with relief and returns to the sea.
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"Agent 00' Sheldon" 2008/11/08 The secret agents' laser guns reuse the sound effects of the Maser Cannon.
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MythBusters "Car vs. Rain" 2009/06/17 Kari, Tory and Scottie try to pop a house full of popcorn based on the myth of heating kernels with a laser. During Tory's talk with laser researcher Karel Urbanek, three clips featuring lasers are shown, the last of these being the Markalite Cannon firing on the Mysterians' Dome in The Mysterians.
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Nurse Witch Komugi "Encounter Has Come" 2004/04/02 Windmills transform into Markalite Cannons in Nagasaki, King Caesar is awakened by Miyarabi in Okinawa and Gamera makes a cameo appearance.
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Oggy and the Cockroaches "Super DeeDee" 2018/01/13 When DeeDee goes to the kitchen to eat some food, he lets out the TriStar Godzilla's roar to get rid of his brothers.
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Olive, the Other Reindeer 1999/12/17 During the musical number "Merry Christmas After All," Olive, Santa and the reindeer deliver presents across the globe. When they visit Tokyo, "Ultraman" and "Godzilla" make a brief cameo appearance, dancing to the tune of the song.
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Pani Poni Dash! "A Wise Man Will Know Not to Approach Danger" 2005/11/13 In the episode's prologue, Kurusu and Serizawa square off in the school hallway wearing costumes. Kurusu is wearing a Godzilla costume, while a Type 66 Maser Cannon, Gyaos and Viras also make very brief appearances.
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Pee-Wee's Playhouse "Accidental Playhouse" 1990/10/20 When Pee-Wee's Japanese pen pal Oki visits the Playhouse, he brings many gifts with him, including a montage of clips from the Showa Gamera films. The montage, set to the Gamera March, features clips from Gamera vs. Barugon, Gamera vs. Guiron and Gamera vs. Zigra.
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Pinky and the Brain "Tokyo Grows" 1995/11/24 This episode features a plethora of nods to Godzilla and the 1956 film Godzilla, King of the Monsters!. In order to achieve world domination, Brain plans to use a shrinking ray that he converts into an enlarging ray to turn Pinky (dressed as "Gollyzilla") and himself into giants. However, the real Gollyzilla appears as well and hilarity ensues. In the end, the ray eventually is damaged and goes haywire, shooting out in all directions and enlarging everything around it (including Earth) so that the mice are small in comparison once more. There are also a number of cutaways featuring a Raymond Burr stand-in who says only "Yes, I see.".
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The PJs "Rich Man, P*rn Man" 1999/02/02 Thurgood uses his hands to produce amazingly realistic shadow puppets of Godzilla emitting flames, destroying a building and even roaring. In another shot, Godzilla fights a rabbit head much in the style of a kaiju movie.
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Primal "Spear and Fang" 2019/10/08 Giant Horned Tyrannosaur uses the TriStar Godzilla's roar after Fang bites its neck,
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"Plague of Madness" 2020/04/01 Fang uses the TriStar Godzilla's roar after sniffing the carcass of a dead Argentinosaurus.
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Pucca "Tokyo a Go-Go" 2007/04/02 Pucca, Garu and friends find an extremely long sushi conveyor belt. They ride it and find themselves taken to Tokyo, where Godzilla and Gigan are seen battling in the background. This scene replays several times throughout the episode whenever the layout of Tokyo is shown.
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Robot Chicken "The Butterfly Effect" 2005/06/26 Godzilla destroys a geisha's house using his atomic breath.
Godzilla Zilla Reference 1.jpg "Godzilla Remade Again" 2005/07/10 Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich are given a chance to create another Godzilla remake, resulting in the Baby Godzillas performing an ice skating number. Later, they congratulate themselves on making "another giant piece of crap." The sketch's title also parodies Godzilla Raids Again.
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"Godzilla Sex Toys" 2006/04/23 Mechagodzilla, sporting a drill in his chest, visits Godzilla and his wife in their bedroom.
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"King of the Monsters" 2007/08/19 In a parody of the movie Training Day, Godzilla teaches a young Godzilla Junior the ropes on the streets of Japan. They later encounter the Great Mazinger.
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"Japanese
Mr. Rogers"
2007/10/07 Godzilla appears in a Japanese-style parody of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, picking up Trolley as it enters the "Kingdom."
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"A Ruined Nation" 2012/11/18 Godzilla destroys a number of famous landmarks across the United States.
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"Godzilla vs.
Jason Voorhees"
2015/10/25 Godzilla battles the serial killer Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th series of horror films.
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"Molly Lucero in: Your Friend's Boob"" 2019/10/20 In a parody of King Kong: Alive on Broadway, Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Gamera, and King Kong all perform in a musical on Broadway; in addition Ann Darrow shows up at the end of the scene.
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Roseanne various A Godzilla action figure famously decorated the background of the living room for much of the show's run.
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Sailor Moon "Jupiter Comes Thundering In" 1992/09/05 A stuffed three-headed dragon toy resembling King Ghidorah can be seen in a claw machine.
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Saturday Night Live "Broderick Crawford/
Levon Helm/Dr. John/
The Meters"
1977/03/19 Baba Wawa (Gilda Radner) interviews Godzilla (John Belushi).
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"Robert de Niro/
Diddy-Dirty Money"
2010/12/04 When Kenan Thompson's character DeAndre Cole veers off onto yet another musical tangent on his fictional talk show What's Up With That?, he introduces Mothra, who dances furiously to chants of "Don't get too close to the porchlight."
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SCTV "Towering Inferno" 1985/12/10 Footage from Mothra vs. Godzilla and Godzilla vs. Megalon were used in the story's closing moments as Johnny Nucleo, a restaurant owner deformed and enlarged by prolonged radiation exposure, arrives in Tokyo, briefly greeting Godzilla as the monster wanders into the scene.
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Scooby Doo!
Mystery Incorporated
"Battle of the Humungonauts" 2010/09/06 This episode features numerous references to The War of the Gargantuas, including its title and featured monsters — reddish and green Humungonauts, the latter seen emerging from the sea — along with a female character singing a rendition of Kipp Hamilton's "The Words Get Stuck In My Throat."
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Seinfeld "The Nap" 1997/04/10 When Mr. Steinbrenner enters George's office and hears the ticking of an alarm clock, he believes it to be an explosive device and calls the bomb squad. The bomb squad sends in a remote control vehicle equipped with a camera to investigate, which moves up close to a Godzilla figurine behind George's desk.
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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power "Destiny Part 1" 2019/11/04 A giant robot built by Entrapta emits Godzilla's roar to scare off a group of Beast Island monsters.
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Skip Beat! "The Danger Zone" 2008/11/02 After spraining her ankle, Kyoko Mogami tries to take the weight off but moves her leg wrong, envisioning Godzilla as a visual metaphor for her pain.
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The Simpsons various A Godzilla doll can be seen in Bart's bedroom throughout the series.
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"Brother from
the Same Planet"
1993/02/04 Homer is compared to Godzilla on the news.
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"Marge in Chains" 1993/05/06 A Japanese "Osaka Flu" virus is personified on the news by a picture of a sickly Godzilla.
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"Lisa on Ice" 1994/11/13 Lisa, in danger of failing Physical Education, fears that if she ever receives an "F," it could blemish her record forever. Fantasizing that her Presidency of the United States is revoked during her inauguration due to the grade, the official sentences her to "A Lifetime of Horror on Monster Island," but reassures her that it is only a name. She and other hapless humans are then seen fleeing in terror from Gamera, Rodan and Mothra.
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"Bart's Comet" 1995/02/05 Bart's alternate name for his Principal Skinner balloon is "Buttzilla," a play on the name Godzilla.
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"Treehouse of Horror VI" 1995/10/29 Lard Lad, an advertisement character for a doughnut store, is brought to life by a bolt of lightning and begins roaring like Godzilla.
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"Homer's Phobia" 1997/02/16 A Godzilla doll is seen in a store.
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"The Canine Mutiny" 1997/04/13 Bart tries to buy a comic titled "Zoidzilla" from the comic book store.
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"Mayored to the Mob" 1998/12/20 During Springfield's bi-monthly sci-fi convention, Godzilla can be seen signing autographs at a booth.
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"Thirty Minutes
Over Tokyo"
1999/05/16 As the Simpson family departs from Tokyo via airplane, a sudden attack by four famous kaiju prompts routine assurances by an unfazed pilot. Upon their escape, the scene reveals Gamera, Rodan, Mothra and Godzilla roaring into the sky.
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"Grift of the Magi" 1999/12/19 One of Bart's classmates has a Godzilla doll on his desk.
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"Faith Off" 2000/01/16 Homer draws a picture of Superman fighting Godzilla.
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"Worst Episode Ever" 2001/02/04 While working at a comic book store, one comic book being sold by Bart is "Bloodzilla" with a picture of a vampire Godzilla on the cover.
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"New Kids on the Bleech" 2001/02/26 An NSYNC member claims that the Navy helped fight Godzilla.
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"Hungry, Hungry Homer" 2001/03/04 "Radiozilla" is the name of a Springfield radio station.
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"Children of a Lesser Clod" 2001/05/13 In the opening sequence's chalkboard gag, Bart writes "Today is not Mothra's Day".
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"Simpsons Tall Tales" 2001/05/20 A homeless man treats the Simpson family to three tales of Americana. The first features Homer as Paul Bunyan; however, the story is altered to include new scenes, such as a battle between Bunyan and Rodan.
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"Helter Shelter" 2002/12/01 A Godzilla action figure can be seen in the bedroom of Comic Book Guy.
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"The Wandering Juvie" 2004/03/28 Bart creates a drawing of Godzilla farting on buildings, labeling it "Fartzilla."
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"The Way We Weren't" 2004/05/09 Homer calls a girl he met at a lake a "Godzilla made of garbage."
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"Wedding for Disaster" 2009/03/29 During an argument, Homer calls Marge "Bridezilla" and Marge calls Homer "King Wrong." Maggie then imagines them as Godzilla and King Kong.
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"The Real Housewives
of Fat Tony"
2011/05/01 A DVD of "The People vs. Godzilla" is briefly visible during the episode's couch gag.
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"Treehouse of
Horror XXIV"
2013/10/06 During the intro sequence conceived by Guillermo del Toro, Godzilla's skeleton is seen buried underground. Godzilla's roar can later be heard in the distance.
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"Treehouse of
Horror XXVI"
2015/10/25 A giant monster resembling Homer, called Homerzilla, emerges from the ocean after an old man who had been dropping him donuts suddenly died and could no longer appease him. By the present day, a Homerzilla film has been produced and a board of executives seek to remake it as a Hollywood blockbuster. The resulting film, titled Zilla, is a box office failure. Defeated, the executives dump all the promotions into the ocean, reawakening Homerzilla in the process. An onscreen message explains that Homerzilla will one day return just as soon as the Zilla film is forgotten. This episode is likely a jab at the 1998 Godzilla film and its featured incarnation of Godzilla, who was later reintroduced as Zilla and is still often referred to as such by fans.
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Sonic X "Emerald Anniversary" 2003/09/07 When Sonic is being chased by Dr. Eggman's robot Weazo, the two pass by a movie scene with a monster clearly resembling Godzilla. Weazo uses a flamethrower on the Godzilla look-alike as it passes by, leaving the monster comically burnt up.
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"Map of Mayhem" 2004/02/22 "Map of Mayhem," titled "The Great Latitude Zero Battle" in Japan, references the film Latitude Zero both through its title, which is only one kanji off from the film's Japanese title, and its title card, which mimics both the film's title card and the famous Toho logo. The episode begins with an aquatic research vessel called the Seahawk going missing, a clear nod to the submarine of the same name from King Kong vs. Godzilla. A scientist named Dr. Atsumi, played by Kenji Sahara and possibly named after the character Joji Atsumi from The Mysterians, is researching a lost civilization known as "Murasia," similar to Mu from Atragon. The episode features a scene where characters depart via boat as part of an investigation party which is framed similarly to scenes depicting the same situation from the original Godzilla and Mothra. When the party reaches their destination at Latitude Zero, they are attacked by the villainous Dr. Eggman's battleship, the Egg Giant Makan, which is clearly both named and designed after the Daimakan from The War in Space. The Egg Giant Makan is even armed with a laser weapon heavily resembling the turret of a Maser Cannon. The Egg Giant Makan is then engaged by the GUN Fort, a drill-nosed multipurpose warship clearly modeled after the Gotengo, also from Atragon.
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"The Volcanic Venture" 2004/02/29 "The Volcanic Venture" has its Japanese title, "Sonic vs. the Subterranean Monster," taken from that of Frankenstein vs. Baragon, while the title card mimics that of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. This episode is also filled with Godzilla and Toho references, including a giant moth named Mothmacin which is obviously based on Mothra and a giant robot called Mongroun which is the spitting image of the Showa Moguera. A statue of Godzilla is briefly seen before seismic activity causes it to collapse. Atsumi further discusses the sunken Murasian civilizations and mentions that they worshiped dragons, while an ancient relief is shown onscreen depicting a giant serpentine dragon clearly resembling Manda.
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"Agent of Mischief" 2005/04/15 A giant alien three-headed dragon called Final Mova, which is a clear homage to King Ghidorah, is featured. Perhaps coincidentally, due to Final Mova's plant-based nature, it also resembles the Biollante-King Ghidorah hybrid from The Godzilla Comic Raids Again.
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South Park "Mecha-Streisand" 1998/02/18 Many homages to Godzilla and other monsters are made in this episode.
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"Whale Whores" 2009/10/28 Stan and his gang erect a giant statue of Godzilla, somewhat resembling the FinalGoji design, to scare away the Japanese.
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Space Dandy "There's Music in the Darkness, Baby" 2014/07/13 One of the creatures exploring the River of Time near Dandy as he was trying to revert his friends Meow and QT to a live state is Mothra, who was caught in a tidal wave which reverted her to her larval stage, then an egg. The egg then disappeared into the wave after it was spat out by the river.
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars "The Zillo Beast" 2010/04/09 Two clone troopers are nicknamed "Goji" and "Rod". Goji has a Godzilla-like design in his helmet and Rod has two Rodans in his helmet design. The Zillo Beast, a creature with an uncanny resemblance to both Godzilla and Zilla, appears, is attacked with SPHA-T tanks, and is eventually defeated. In the next episode, the creature is unwisely brought to Coruscant, but breaks loose and goes on a rampage until it was eventually killed.
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Steven Universe Future "I Am My Monster" 2020/3/27 After succumbing to his negative thoughts, Steven believes that he is a fraud and, fueled by his intense mental trauma, transforms into a giant monster with glowing pink spines similar to Shin Godzilla. After realizing that the only way to help him is to let him know that they are there for him, the Crystal Gems hold him down and comfort him, causing Steven to revert back to normal. In an interview made after the episode aired, the show's creator Rebecca Sugar said that his design was inspired by classic kaiju.
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Stop!! Hibari-kun! "Hibari Goes for Broke!!" 1983/08/12 Near-silhouettes of Godzilla and Anguirus appear onscreen at a movie theater.
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Stranger Things "The Weirdo on Maple Street" 2016/07/15 Mike tries to show Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) his dinosaur toy Rory, who has a speaker in his mouth that emits Godzilla's roar, but a science fair trophy grabs her attention instead. Rory reappears in the Season 2 episode "MADMAX", where Mike contemplates throwing him out and plays the roar again. By Season 3, he has taken up residence in Eleven's room.
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Super Electromagnetic Machine Voltes V "Father's Trick of
Aiming at the Earth"
1977/08/27 The beast fighter Kuragenyara appears identical to Dogora. Throughout the series, various beast fighters and super fighters also use the roar of several kaiju, including Gabara, Anguirus, Gamera, Kamacuras and Ebirah.
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The Super Mario
Bros. Super Show!
"Mario Meets Koop-zilla" 1989/10/19 King Koopa consumes a powerful dish called "Super Sushi," causing him to become gigantic and begin destroying the city of Sayonara. Mario also consumes one of the dishes and confronts him. They battle it out in the city until Bowser is struck by a giant needle, reducing him back to normal size.
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Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles
various A poster featuring King Ghidorah is visible next to the Turtles' television set throughout most of the series.
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Teen Titans Go! "Arms Race With Legs" 2016/05/05 As the Titans see who can slap the highest, they pass Godzilla and all lightly slap his face.
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Ugly Americans "The Kong of Queens" 2010/04/28 Kong breaks open the wall of his next door neighbor, Mechagodzilla, who is eating cereal.
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Ultraman Max "The Prophesy
of Baradhi
"
2005/09/10 This episode, directed by Shusuke Kaneko, begins with two children playing with action figures of Gamera, in his design from Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, and Godzilla, in his design from Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, films which were both directed by Kaneko. The two kids are interrupted by the arrival of Antlar and run away from the giant monster.
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Ultraman X "A Soldier's Back" 2015/11/03 Unlike previous members of the species, Gomess S was a direct tribute to the Godzilla character himself as the episode aired on November 3rd, celebrating Godzilla's original theatrical debut with numerous visual references and nods, including Gomess S receiving a mouth beam and Nuclear Pulse-like abilities after being afflicted by Dark Thunder Energy. Coincidentally, the monster's roars while afflicted are reused from Jirahs, another Ultra Series monster made from a reused Godzilla suit.
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Urusei Yatsura "Great Space Matchmaking Operation" 1982/04/07 Godzilla can be seen in the background amongst the classmates during one scene.
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"Happy Birthday,
My Darling"
1983/04/20 While at the arcade, Ataru plays a game involving fighting Godzilla. Mothra, King Kong and King Ghidorah. An Xilien UFO and Rodan also seem to be featured.
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"Ah, the Eyelid
of Mother"
1983/08/17 Ataru's mother sees herself inside her home as Godzilla, Gamera and Alien Baltan all hang around outside.
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"Here Again!
The Hunter of Love,
Princess Kurama"
1984/08/01 Princess Kurama, needing to find a mate to save her species, searches through a database of potential matches. One such candidate is Gigan.
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"Blazing Hidden Trick! This Straight Line Road" 1984/10/31 While onstage to perform hand puppetry, Ataru and Lum form the shape of a three-headed dragon. King Ghidorah is then clearly displayed.
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"Underground Reincarnation!
What's Darling Thinking!?"
1985/01/30 Mendo daydreams of flying over Godzilla, whose escape is prevented by the same magnetic fields that were used to keep Rodan from wandering too far away from Monsterland in Destroy All Monsters.
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"Snow Panic!
The Mendo Family
Hanami Banquet!!"
1985/02/06 After the whole city is sprayed with a special juice from Lum's home planet, the citizens begin to act out various roles. Frankenstein can be seen holding Baragon over his head in one shot, with a transitional Matango not far away. Ebirah and Mothra can also be seen in the background.
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What's New, Scooby-Doo? "Big Appetite in Little Tokyo" 2003/09/13 At the beginning of the episode, Shaggy eats a "cursed" pizza. Later, a giant 30-foot monster that looks like a cross between Shaggy and Godzilla attacks Tokyo. Everyone thinks that Shaggy becomes a giant monster when he sleeps. In the end, it turns out that the giant monster is a robot created and controlled by Professor Pomfrit.
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Remake Our Life! "Nothing Was Working Out" 2021/07/03
  • In the cartoon TV series Rugrats, there is a fictional dinosaur called Reptar with rounded, blue spike-like dorsal plates on his back, which intentionally causes him to both resemble and parody Godzilla. He also has enemies: Dactar, a pterosaur that is based on Rodan and Thorg, a giant purple gorilla that is based on King Kong that Reptar defeats in the episode "Toy Palace". Most notably, Reptar also battles a robot duplicate of himself that is an obvious parody of Mechagodzilla. In the episode "Angelicon," Angelica becomes a giant monster destroying a city as a reference to the original Godzilla film from 1954 and climbs up the Empire State Building as a reference to the original King Kong film from 1933.
  • Rodan's roar appeared in two episodes of the anime Naruto. The first time was in an episode when Naruto farts on Kiba's face and Kiba screams with Rodan's roar. The second time, when Konohamaru calls Sakura "Naruto's girlfriend", she lets out Rodan's roar and punches Naruto.
  • Ebirah inspired two monsters who appeared in the Nintendo anime Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Ebifryer and Ebizou. Both are giant shrimp monsters who have abilities far stronger than the rest of the cast.
  • Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure, the film of the animated TV series The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, had a cameo from Godzilla as well as Rodan, Anguirus, Gamera, King Ghidorah, and Gigan. Godzilla is yellow, Anguirus breathes fire, Gigan is shorter, and Rodan has no wings. An episode from the series titled "Giant Billy and Mandy All-Out Attack," is a parody of Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. During the episode, there is a monster called Mechagorillasaur which is a parody of Mechani-Kong, Cragera which is a parody of Gamera, and Kittyra which is a parody of King Ghidorah.
  • In the Futurama episode "Anthology of Interest I", there is a segment of the episode where Bender and Zoidberg are fighting over the city as giant monsters. That segment is a parody of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II and other giant monster films. In the episode "A Clockwork Origin," a robotic plesiosaur has Godzilla's roar. In another episode, a T-rex is also heard with Godzilla's roar. In a later episode, Leela mentions how "diamonds bounce off the tentacle as meatballs bounce off Mothra". In the third Futurama film, Professor Farnsworth says "Godzilla!" when he is shocked by his destroyed ship. Later in the movie, Farnsworth mentions Raymond Burr.
  • In an episode of Squidbillies, one of the characters says that they had a dream about Godzilla coming in and tearing the house off the ground. His father says that that is impossible since Godzilla lives in Japan and that is too long of a commute. However, the house starts shaking and he screams "It's Godziller!" and the squids all pointlessly run around when the same squid says "We have angered him!". Soon it is revealed that it was not Godzilla, but an underground hydroponic greenhouse.
  • In one of the Simpsons couch gags called "Homer Evolution", Homer Simpson evolves from a microbe to a human in about two minutes. In the Cretaceous Period, Homer is a rat and finds himself being chased by Bart, looking like a Tyrannosaurus, until Lisa, looking like a Stegosaurus, hits the Bart Tyrannosaurus with its tail. The Lisa Stegosaurus lets out a Godzilla roar as Homer hides in a hole and the K-T extinction unfolds. Homer pops out of the hole a couple of seconds later and continues his evolution.
  • "The Kaiju" is a monster that appeared in "Monster Cash," Episode 1 of Total Drama Action, as part of a challenge-themed around monster films. It was revealed to be an animatronic robot at the end of the episode.
  • In the animated film Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, a monster that resembles Godzilla wrecked power lines, then fought the Teen Titans.
  • In many episodes of Phineas and Ferb, a Godzilla-like creature has made many appearances. In an episode that takes place in ancient China, a mechanical dragon with Godzilla's roar is sent to fight a giant terra cotta warrior. A bystander points out that "they would love this in Japan."
  • In the popular 1980s sitcom ALF, there are many references to Godzilla. In Season 2, Alf enters the Tanners' living room and changes the channel on the TV, stating "it's "Godzilla Week" on Channel 6!". He exclaims "They're showing Godzilla vs. the Thing, Godzilla vs. King Kong, and Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster!". After watching for a few seconds, he sees one of the monsters (ironically not even from a Godzilla movie at all) roaring at the screen and quickly runs from the room, screaming. In Season 3, Kate uses Godzilla's attack on Tokyo in the original film to explain how an earthquake works to Alf. The same year, Alf refers to a pregnant Kate as "Crabzilla" in reference to her recent moodiness. In Season 4, when Kate asks Alf to leave the room (something Alf is asked to do a lot in the series), the alien retorts, "You didn't say "Godzilla says!". When Kate gives him "the look", Alf reconsiders and says, "But perhaps I...didn't hear!", then beats a hasty retreat to the kitchen.
  • In Episode 1 of the anime Tower of God, when Bam defeats the White Steel Eel, the Eel lets out Ghidorah's shriek from Godzilla: The Planet Eater.
  • A red Godzilla robot appeared in Samurai Pizza Cats.
  • The Big Time Rush episode "Big Time Song Writers" features a scene where Gustavo breaks out of cement while Godzilla's roar is heard multiple times.
  • In Detective Conan (a.k.a. Case Closed), there is a famous kaiju series with "Gomera", which parodies Godzilla quite often.
  • The anime Gatchaman used a sound clip of Godzilla's roar on occasion for the evil Galactor's mecha beasts as well as the TARDIS sound effect from Doctor Who.
  • In the TV series Uncle Grandpa, a character named Mr. Gus bears a striking resemblance to Godzilla. In an episode that takes place in Japan, they use Mr. Gus to make a giant monster movie named "Guszilla."
  • In AQWorlds, Deady's giant monster form has Godzilla's dorsal fins.
  • The Energon Autobot "Signal Flare" from the Transformers franchise transforms into a Maser Cannon, which appears in Godzilla movies.
  • In the Oggy and the Cockroaches episode "Super DeeDee", when DeeDee goes to the kitchen to eat some food, he lets out the TriStar Godzilla's roar to get rid of his brothers.
  • In the Comedy Central series Brickleberry, the character Woody Johnson thinks Godzilla is real in the show's universe. Woody claims he is more afraid of volcanoes than Godzilla in the episode "Aparkalypse" when talking to Bobby Possumcods and Bodean. Also, in the episode "High Stakes", Woody drew out Godzilla on a composite sketch when he was explaining how he will get his park back, thinking Godzilla will be involved in this.
  • The character Javil from Transformers: Super-God Masterforce has a slight resemblance to Gigan, with a beak, mandibles, a long tongue, and hooks for hands.
  • In the Mexican comics of El Santos by Jis and Trino, Godzilla is a recurring character, who is depicted sometimes as a monster who loves eating poor kids.
  • In an episode of the Comedy Central series Tosh.0, during a video of a reckless driver crashing into several people and vehicles, Daniel Tosh proposes that the driver may have been trying to escape from Godzilla, as a brief clip of Godzilla roaring from King Kong vs. Godzilla is shown.
  • In the Mazinger Angels manga, a character called King Doublas appears as a modified version of Doublas M2. King Doublas bears a resemblance to King Ghidorah.
  • In the anime Bakugan, there are many Godzilla references:
    • In Episode 17 of Season 1, when Drago was about to defeat Tentaclear, he had his regular roar, but it was mixed with Godzilla's.
    • The Bakugan Mantris heavily resembles Kamacuras.
    • The primary antagonist of Season 1 of Masquerade resembles the Xiliens.
    • The third evolution of the Bakugan Hydranoid, Alpha Hydranoid, shares many similarities with King Ghidorah (and a few with Godzilla). They had a past as the primary villain but then turned good, they are three-headed alien dragons, and they have electricity-based powers and also human-like masters.
    • If one combines Episodes 15 and 33 of Season 2, a very similar story to Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla is shown: a known hero from the past seems to act weirdly and be evil (Godzilla and Hydranoid), then another good character (Anguirus and Ingram) notices this and attacks it, destroying its fake skin and revealing its mechanical identity (Mechagodzilla and Hades). The good character re-attacks, but it fails and is defeated. Then after these events, the real hero (Godzilla and Hydranoid) fights against his mechanical counterpart with an Asian-style monster on his side (King Caesar and Fortress) and successfully defeats it.
  • A Transformer named Dalung Master has an altmode very similar to Godzilla.
  • In the Super Sentai series Gosei Sentai Dairanger, the Super Mythical Chi Beast Daimugen while in turtle form uses the roar of Anguirus.
  • In Episode 1 of the series Kappa Mikey, following the opening sequence, the posters for The Return of Godzilla and King Kong vs. Godzilla can be seen in the background.
  • The music track "Enter the Pigmasks" has cues taken from "Godzilla's Theme."
  • In the 2018 Disney animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet, an insecure virus named Arthur replicates Ralph's insecurities, creating a legion of Ralph clones that rampage through the Internet. During the climax of the film, the Ralph clones combine into one giant Ralph named Ralphzilla, although this name is never spoken by the characters. Ralphzilla behaves like King Kong. He climbs the Google Building and swats at a Gmail chain email, carrying Vanelope with him in a recreation of the climax from the original 1933 King Kong film. The song that plays during this scene is even titled "Kling Kong".
  • Professional wrestler Samoa Joe has incorporated fragments of Godzilla's theme during his runs in TNA (Total Nonstop Action) and WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). His WWE theme, "Destroyer," features Godzilla's growl.
  • Japanese professional wrestler Shoko Nakajima is known as the "1.47-Meter Big Kaiju" and has stated that Anguirus is her favorite kaiju.[2]
  • The Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 was nicknamed "Godzilla" when it surpassed the Ford Sierra Cosworth at the Australian Touring Car Championship and is still referred to by this name to this day.
  • In the 1990 two-part TV miniseries adaptation of the Stephen King novel It, the character Richie Tozier mentions Godzilla during his stand-up routine. He specifically seems to allude to "Operation: One Million Volts" from King Kong vs. Godzilla, remarking that even though military weaponry and the atom bomb failed to stop Godzilla, he was able to be repelled by power lines. Shortly after this scene, an inflatable Godzilla can be seen in Richie's pool.
  • In The Garfield Musical, a viewer changes the TV to watch a movie that resembles Godzilla destroying a city.
  • An insectoid in Episode 1 of Starship Troopers: Roughneck Chronicles uses Godzilla's roar from Godzilla: The Series.
  • In Episode 9 of the Korean drama series Modern Farmer, the main characters create a scent to get rid of some animals, which one promises could repel "even Godzilla."

Video games[edit | edit source]

Image Game of origin Release date Description
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Destroy All Humans! 2 2006/10/17 The wordmark for Destroy All Humans! 2, as well as the rest of the Destroy All Humans! series, is represented using the Godzilla font. Their titles may also be inspired by Destroy All Monsters. The level boss for Takoshima is a giant lizard named "Kojira," which is just one letter off from Gojira.
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Dragon City 2012/05 There is a dragon type known as Kaiju Dragon who resembles a winged Zilla, as well as Dragon Kong, who resembles a winged King Kong with horns.
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Ed, Edd 'n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures 2005/11/03 There is a mini-game called "The Revenge of Edzilla". He later fights the Kanker Sisters as the end boss and they resemble King Ghidorah.
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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone 2013/11/21 A Godzilla look-alike is present in the music video for "Gigantic Girl".
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Hungry Shark Evolution 2012/10 There is a shark who resembles Godzilla called Sharkjira, as well as a Mecha Sharkjira.
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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham 2014/11/11 An animatronic T-rex in the Batcave's trophy room lets out the TriStar Godzilla's roar when activated. Plastic Man will also emit this roar if the player transforms him into a T-rex in the "Big Trouble in Little Gotham" chapter.
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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004/11/17 Paramedic tells Snake about the original Godzilla film and also references the 1956 American re-release Godzilla, King of the Monsters!. After hearing that Godzilla grew to his enormous size due to nuclear radiation, he remarks that "the Marshall Islands must be crawling with monsters right now." Hideo Kojima, the director of the game, is a long-time Godzilla fan.
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Mother 3 2006/04/20 The music track "Enter the Pigmasks" has cues taken from "Godzilla's Theme."
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Rubble Trouble Tokyo 2011/07/28 One of the tools is Mechazilla, an obvious expy of Mechagodzilla, specifically the Heisei version.
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Saints Row IV 2013/08/20 In some missions, there is a giant soda can named Paul that attacks the city and breathes fire. There is also a wearable character costume called "Digital Dino" that bears a striking resemblance to the Showa Mechagodzilla.
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Sonic Adventure 1998/12/23 The game's final boss, Perfect Chaos, bears a strong resemblance to Biollante's Plant Beast Form. The Sonic robot in stasis in Final Egg is clearly designed after the Showa Mechagodzilla, possessing the same eyes, rivets on its body, spikes on its knees and chest pattern.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992/11/21 The Turtloid enemy clearly resembles Gamera in flight. Concept art for one of the game's bosses, Mecha Sonic, features an "MS" insignia on its arms, almost certainly in reference to the Showa Mechagodzilla.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II 2012/05/15 The boss Egg Serpentleaf may be inspired by Biollante's Flower Beast Form, possessing a giant flower for a head and attacking with mouth-tipped tendrils.
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Super Smash Bros. Melee 2001/11/21 The event match titled "Gargantuans" has a giant Bowser fight a giant Donkey Kong on top of buildings.
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008/01/31 The event titled "Three-Beast Carnage" has R.O.B. fight a giant Bowser, Donkey Kong, and Charizard.
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Team Fortress 2 2012/12/20 In the team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game Team Fortress 2, an update called the "Mecha Update" was accompanied by a poster showing the characters the Engineer and the Engineer Robot in the style of the poster for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II. Even the text is in this style, reading "Engineer vs. Mecha-Engineer" in almost the exact same style as the poster.
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The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare 1992/09 In one of the game's dream-battle sequences, Bart is the city-stomping Bartzilla, facing down enemies Homer Kong and Momthra.
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Time Gal 1985 Godzilla is featured as one enemy in one level. His atomic breath is even featured.
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Wizard101 2008/09/02 Two cards can appear in the game called Firezilla and Stormzilla.
Transformers Legends Trypticon Godzilla Final Wars homage.jpeg Transformers Legends A card artwork of the Decepticon Trypticon has Trypticon striking a pose that resembles the Godzilla: Final Wars poster.
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Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits 2014/07/10 On the second floor of the Gourd Pond Museum, a poster for The BIG Lizard Movie has been stolen.
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Monster Attack /
Global Defence Force /
Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space
2003/6/26

2005/7/28
2014/12/11
The giant fire-breathing kaiju Saurous from the video game Monster Attack and its sequel Global Defence Force, also romanized as "Solas" in the English-language PlayStation Vita remake of Global Defence Force titled Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space, is clearly based on classic tokusatsu monsters, specifically Godzilla. The monster even has a cyborg form dubbed "Mecha-Saurous," a clear nod to Mechagodzilla. The official Earth Defense Force series Twitter page has acknowledged this resemblance by tweeting a screenshot of Saurous containing the text "Shin Saurous" (シン・ソラス,   Shin Sorasu), obviously referencing Shin Godzilla.
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Earth Defense Force 2017 2006/12/14 The Vallak is obviously inspired by Godzilla, while its "Mecha-Vallak" variant is based on Mechagodzilla.
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Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair 2015/04/02 The giant monster Erginus appears to be heavily based on Godzilla. It appears from the ocean and comes ashore in Japan, destroying several cities. Erginus' back spikes even light up before it fires a blue beam from its mouth. Ultimately, after Erginus proves immune to all of the EDF's weaponry, the EDF builds a giant robot to battle it.
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NieR: Automata 2017/02/23 The game includes, as an Easter egg, a mecha that resembles Shin Godzilla.
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Earth Defense Force 5 2017/11/07 Earth Defense Force 5 features, in addition to the Godzilla-like kaiju Erginus, another spiny kaiju resembling Anguirus named Archelus that is capable of rolling into a ball and several laser tanks clearly based on Maser Cannons that are used to fight both kaiju.
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Earth Defense Force:
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2019/04/11 The game includes the Godzilla-like kaiju known as Beizal as an enemy. Beizal specifically resembles Shin Godzilla and possesses abilities reminiscent of Godzilla Earth's.
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Final Order: New Horizon 2020/09/05 The game includes kaiju based on Godzilla Earth, King Kong and SpaceGodzilla.

Books[edit | edit source]

Image Book of origin Author(s) Publish date Description
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The Buzzing Jim Knipfel 2003/03/11 This satirical suspense novel follows the trails and tribulations of tabloid reporter Roscoe Baragon who stumbles upon a vast and equally confusing conspiracy involving aliens, mad science, unnatural earthquakes, and a mysterious realty company staffed by toga wearers reminiscent of the Seatopians from Godzilla vs. Megalon. The novel makes several allusions to the Godzilla franchise, notably the lead character's last name, but the connections virtually vanish as the story advances. The Ultraman monster Skydon appears on the cover.
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It Stephen King 1986/09/15 Mike Hanlon, a member of the Losers Club, is being stalked by the evil clown Pennywise, who transforms into a giant bird resembling Rodan to attack him, as Mike had recently seen the film Rodan.
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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Robin Sharma 1999/04/21 Julian narrates his spiritual experiences to John, who imagines the events as a Godzilla movie.

Comics[edit | edit source]

Image Comic of origin Issue(s) Publish date Description
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Dinosaurs vs. Aliens various 2012/07/23 In this motion comic of the graphic novel, all of the carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs use the TriStar Godzilla's roar.
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Eerie #5 2014/07 A story titled "The King of All Monsters" pays homage to Godzilla and the tokusatsu genre while delivering a horror story. The story follows an aging suit actor who is forced into retirement by selfish and greedy executives who think replacing him with the latest in CGI and digital technology will make his character "scary again" to modern audiences. After being shocked by a digital camera, the angry suit actor transforms into a giant monster and rampages across Tokyo. The main character is named Haruo Furuya, a play on Godzilla's original suit actor Haruo Nakajima, and Bin Furuya, the original suit actor for Ultraman.
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Garfield n/a 2001/10/02 A talking scale tells Garfield that he is fat, to which he responds that he is simply big-boned. The scale tells him that Godzilla was big-boned and reiterates that Garfield is fat, implying that he is even heavier than Godzilla.
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2006/04/24 While reading the newspaper, Jon points out a courtroom drama film which he says sounds interesting. Garfield replies that he does not "really get into those," but when Jon reads him the title, Godzilla vs. the Board of Education, it causes him to reconsider.
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2011/12/06 Garfield watches a movie on TV entitled Santa's Elves versus Godzilla. Godzilla is implied to repeatedly stomp on the elves, prompting Garfield to comment that the battle feels one-sided.
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2012/03/11 Jon tells Garfield that he has a date night with Liz and that she will be choosing the movie they will watch. He calls her to ask what she picked, hoping that it will be a monster movie. He is elated upon hearing that she indeed chose a monster movie, but is quickly snapped out of it by the film's title: When Godzilla Met Sally.
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2015/01/09 While talking with Liz, Jon claims to have dreamt about Godzilla the night before.
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2017/10/25 Garfield watches a movie on TV entitled Mothra Returns a Sweater. In it, Mothra tries to return a sweater that has holes in it to the store, claiming that she found them after bringing it home. The clerk does not believe her, a joke on moths chewing holes through articles of clothing such as sweaters.
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Heathcliff n/a 2021/04/11 Heathcliff kisses a frog that transforms into Godzilla and proceeds to rampage across town and destroy a park holding a dog run. Inside the house, Iggy watches Heathcliff enjoying the carnage and comments "He hates that dog run."
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Planetary "Island" 1999/03 The issue's story is a clear homage to kaiju films; an infamous Japanese writer visits the mysterious Island Zero, where he discovers the carcasses of giant, prehistoric monsters. Jakita, a member of Planetary, explains that after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, giant monsters began to populate the island, but were thought wiped out by the mid-1970s. Later, after the writer unleashes a deadly nerve gas on the island to kill an armed defense force stationed there, Jakita and fellow team member Snow observe a giant dragon-like creature fly overhead, confirming that the island is still home to giant monsters.
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Steven Universe #6 2017/07/12 The issue's cover is a homage to the original Godzilla film's poster, with the fusion Sugilite taking Godzilla's place and Steven and Pearl copying Hideto Ogata and Emiko Yamane's positions.
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Sonic Super Special #12 2000/01 The second story of the comic, titled "Giant Robotno," is a clear parody of the Godzilla series. In it, Sonic finds himself in an alternate dimension where his various friends have been mutated into giant monsters by Chaotomic Energy, referencing the role of atomic energy in the origin of many Godzilla kaiju. The giant monsters inhabit the remote Knothole Island, a clear reference to Monster Island. Sonic pilots a giant robot to battle the monsters, a common trope of kaiju media.
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Transformers: Rising Storm #3 2011/04/13 Jolt is reading a Godzilla comic book.

Music[edit | edit source]

Image Song of origin Artist(s) Release date Description
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"Godzilla" Blue Öyster Cult 1977/11
Main article: Godzilla (Blue Oyster Cult).
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"Godzilla" Michael Sembello 1983/09/25
Main article: Godzilla (Michael Sembello).
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"The Number
of the Beast"
Iron Maiden 1982/04/26 Godzilla makes an appearance in the song's music video through stock footage from Mothra vs. Godzilla.
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"The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny" Lemon Demon 2005/12/22 Godzilla is one of the many pop culture characters mentioned in the song. A green and rather cuddly version of him also appears in the song's music video.
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"Godzilla" Eminem ft. Juice WRLD 2020/01/16 Godzilla is referenced in the song's title and lyrics.

Dragon Ball[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dragon Ball.

Kat Kong and Dogzilla[edit | edit source]

Main articles: Kat Kong, Dogzilla.

Mystery Science Theater 3000[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Pokémon[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pokémon.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Image Media of origin Description
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Adult Swim bumper Godzilla and Mothra, sporting the faces of Rick and Morty, appear attacking a city.
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Charter Internet commercial Godzilla is seen attacking a few planes.
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2021 Coca-Cola commercial Mechagodzilla makes a brief appearance in a city and says "yes."
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2021 Coca-Cola commercial A dinosaur that strongly resembles Gorosaurus is featured in a Coca-Cola Zero Sugar commercial.
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Garbage Pail Kids card The card "Charred Chad" features a giant green fire-breathing character, who is clearly inspired by Godzilla, trampling a city.
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IKEA commercial A slightly modified Godzilla with a large horn is seen in IKEA's "Playing With My Friends" advert sitting at a kitchen table with a number of other brightly-colored mascots. Note its blue coloration, making it somewhat resemble the Godzilla from Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!.
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Sparkle Crest commercial King Ghidorah makes two appearances in a Sparkle Crest commercial from the 1980's. In the first, King Ghidorah's gravity beams are replaced by Sparkle Crest toothpaste, while in the second, he appears alongside other characters featured in the commercial.
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Trumoo milk carton In the milk company Trumoo's back-of-carton "Power Cows" series, one carton contains a character called "Moozilla" whose power is "flaming fire breath."

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Cheerios Godzilla commercial
Godzilla "Good Father" PSA commercial
Sparkle Crest commercial with King Ghidorah
Godzilla in a commercial for Yellow Tail wine
Compilation of Godzilla sketches in Robot Chicken

Lawsuits[edit | edit source]

Toho enforces its rights to the Godzilla trademark very strictly.

  • Toho forced Adler Fels Winery of Napa Valley to dump an undisclosed amount of wine for using the Godzilla image without permission.[3]
  • Toho sued the sandwich company Subway for allegedly infringing on their copyrights on Godzilla. Subway released an advertisement as part of their "Five Dollar Footlong" series where a giant green reptilian monster attacks a city.[4]
  • Toho sued NOLA Brewing over their "Mechahopzilla" beer line, which uses a character very similar to Mechagodzilla.[5]
  • Toho sued Voltage Pictures over their film Colossal, which was described by the filmmakers as a "cross between Godzilla and Being John Malkovich." Toho claimed that not only did the filmmakers frequently reference Godzilla when discussing their film, even calling it "a Godzilla film" in interviews, but blatantly used the design and characteristics of Godzilla in the marketing for the film.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Godzilla in popular culture. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

External links[edit | edit source]

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