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, films, literature, television series, comics and video games. Often it is Godzilla's name, his design and/or the style of his films (e.g., 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 always ever-growing.


Image Film of origin Release date Description
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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The Amazing Spider-Man 2012/06/13 When Peter Parker tells George Stacy that Dr. Connors has transformed himself into a giant lizard, Stacy replies, "Do I look like the Mayor of Tokyo to you?", alluding to Godzilla and his habit of attacking the Japanese capital..
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Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood 2022/03/13 Stanley recounts some of the films that would play on a local horror show, Weird, in the Houston area in the late 1960s, among them Attack of the Mushroom People. Footage from the film is presented in a rotoscoped style.
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.
Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure 2007/03/30 Versions of Godzilla, Rodan, Anguirus, Gamera, King Ghidorah, and Gigan all appear. Godzilla is yellow, Anguirus breathes fire, Gigan is shorter, and Rodan has no wings.
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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 the cover article of Fangoria magazine issue #1, titled "Twenty-Five Years with Godzilla", and a photo on the first page of the article from the original 1954 Godzilla film is shown.
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Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs 2008/08/13 Leela mentions how "diamonds bounce off the tentacle as meatballs bounce off Mothra".
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Futurama: Bender's Game 2008/11/04 Professor Farnsworth says "Godzilla!" when he is shocked by the destroyed state of his ship. Later in the film, Farnsworth mentions Raymond Burr.
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Ganjasaurus Rex 1987 Professor Quintin Sprog gives a lecture on Ganjasaurus Rex to a mostly-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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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.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009/06/26 When a female Tyrannosaurus rex (Momma Dino) pushes Rudi into the chasm, Sid calles her Momzilla.
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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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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 2012/01/19 Sean throws a rock at a giant lizard and screams "Hey, Godzilla!"
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Kate 2021/09/10 Kate hesitates in front of the Godzilla Head statue in Shinjuku while chasing Ani.
Million Dollar Crocodile 2012/06/08 Released in theaters in the UK under this title and on home video in the U.S. as Croczilla, this Chinese film clearly takes its U.S. title from that of Godzilla. One of the film's taglines for the U.S. release, "Japan was just the appetizer," is also a clear nod to Godzilla.
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Monsters, Inc. 2001/10/28 When Sully and Mike were walking to work, they encountered Ted, a giant Godzilla-like monster who clucks. According to a DVD commentary, Ted was meant to have the actual Godzilla roar, but Pixar could not secure permission to use the roar from Toho.

In the Russian dub of the film, Harryhausen's sushi restaurant in Monstropolis is renamed Godzilla's.

Monsters vs. Aliens 2009/03/27 While his cohorts reference classic American movie monsters, Insectosaurus echoes Mothra, with unused designs being a more direct lift.[1] 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!"
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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Ralph Breaks the Internet 2018/11/21 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".
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Rugrats in Paris: The Movie 2000/11/17 The babies take control of a giant mechanical Reptar called the Reptar Robot and roam through the city causing unintentional destruction, referencing both Godzilla and Mechagodzilla. They also pilot the Robot against Robosnail, a giant purple snail robot with mechanical crab-like pincers, 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 After Norville "Shaggy" Rogers and his dog Scooby-Doo bring fame to Miss Grimwood's Finishing School for Ghouls by coaching the girls and winning a volleyball tournament, a celebration party is held at the school, in which Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are introduced to the "new students" and their fathers, which include Godzilla's daughter and Godzilla. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo promptly run away in terror.

Since Hanna-Barbera no longer held the rights to Godzilla when Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School was released, neither he nor his daughter are referred to by name during their brief appearance. However, in the film's model sheets, she is referred to as "Baby Godzilla".[2]

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World 2010/05/14 A Late Jurassic marine crocodile named Dakosaurus is mentioned in this film as "Godzilla".
Snow Godzilla.png 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.[3]
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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 into the sky, akin to Godzilla in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Supercroc 2007/04/3 The back cover of the DVD mentions Godzilla and King Kong, although they do not appear in the film itself.
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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.
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo 2006/09/15 Deka-Mido, a monster that resembles a cross between Godzilla and Gorgo, destroys power lines, then fights the Teen Titans.
Tom and Jerry: The Fast and The Furry 2005/09/03 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.
Troll 2022/12/01 After a giant troll's existence becomes public knowledge, a Japanese reporter questions if the creature is a "Norwegian Godzilla".
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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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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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Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer 1984/2/17 The characters watch Godzilla (1954), with animated versions of Godzilla’s attack on Tokyo and Daisuke Serizawa's preparations to dive and deploy the Oxygen Destroyer shown.
Zillafoot 2019/05/29 This 2019 film is a full-blown homage to / parody 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 feat is accomplished is never revealed. The 2021 extended cut of the film features additional references and sight gags.
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Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead 2023/08/03 The Godzilla Head appears in the background of an establishing shot of Shinjuku showing the area infested with zombies.


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 giant monsters. The unfortunately-named "Staples" restaurant features a debut battle between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla.
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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.
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. As Sheen approaches Bonzilla's cage, the monster fires a yellow beam at him.
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Angry Birds Toons "Dogzilla" 2014/12/28 Everything about this episode of this Finnish animated TV series is a parody of the Godzilla film series. When a cute-looking robot dog toy walks into Pig City, the pigs treat it as if it were an attack by a giant monster. After the toy is tied to an anchor and launched into the ocean, it lands on a giant sea monster that resembles Godzilla, waking it up.
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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 fire-breathing 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 operating large computers and others are sitting around a large circular table. A Japanese general and scientist, whose voices are both out of sync (a parody of a common trope in Japanese giant monster films), are present, along with Doctor Strangelove and Perry Mason, the television lawyer made famous by Raymond Burr, who appeared as newspaper reporter Steve Martin in the 1956 U.S. version of the original 1954 film Godzilla known as Godzilla, King of the Monsters!. Mason has only one line in the entire scene: "I fear for humanity." The intended parody of the aforementioned film and its subsequent franchise is clearly 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 his fire breath and Rodan to slap him into the air with his wings.
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Armored Saurus "Fateful Meeting" 2021/11/04 During the opening of the first episode, Rio the Pteranodon destroys planes as he flies by spinning his wings, similar to Rodan in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
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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 that was 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 a 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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Barney and the Backyard Gang "Waiting for Santa" 1990/4/30 Derek has a Godzilla toy on a shelf in his room.
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Big Hero 6: The Animated Series various episodes In Richardson Mole's store, various action figures and posters based on the Monsterverse version of Godzilla are shown. The in-universe film character Kentucky Kaiju is also based on Godzilla.
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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 on in the episode, a clip from the 1961 film Gorgo flashes on a TV set.
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Brickleberry "A-Park-a-Lypse" 2013/11/26 Woody Johnson thinks that Godzilla is real in the TV series' universe. In this episode, he claims he is more afraid of volcanoes than Godzilla when talking to Bobby Possumcods and Bodean.
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"High Stakes" 2014/11/11 Woody Johnson draws a picture of Godzilla fighting soldiers, tanks and the Air Force.
Bunnicula "Bunzilla" 2018/03/12 The main character absorbs a seaweed that causes him to grow dorsal fins and emit Godzilla's roar from Godzilla: The Series.
Case Closed various episodes In this TV series, there is a famous kaiju series named "Gomera", which parodies both Godzilla and Gamera.
centeR Challenge of the GoBots "Destroy All Guardians" 1985/11/19 The episode's title is a take on Destroy All Monsters, where a scientist named Dr. Eiji Tsuburaya creates three giant monsters from cloned dinosaurs created from fossils and uses a ray gun to turn them into the monsters Ichigar, Kaitodan and Jerigan (based on Godzilla, Rodan, and Baragon, respectively), only for Cy-Kill, the leader of the Renegades, to take control of the monsters in order to cause destruction. Cy-Kill's weapon, a dinosaur-like monster named Zod which appears in the episode to fight Ichigar while he tries to mind-control him, has the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla's roar.
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Chojin Sentai Jetman "Paper Uprising" 1991/05/31 When Jetmen appear to beat the Paper Dimension after its threatening attacks, it transforms two magazine images into fire-breathing heads, which both resemble Godzilla.
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The Colbert Report "Everything Must Go" 2006/06/20 While introducing a new segment to the show named "Stephen Makes It Simple," the TV show's 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 sights lie behind each door, one of which is King Ghidorah, portrayed using footage from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.
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"The Tower of Dr Zalost" 2001/1/11 Eustace watches Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster on TV.
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"Nowhere TV" 2001/04/13 Le Quack uses footage from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster to attack Courage during their TV fight. Curiously, the monster breathes fire out of the TV instead of his Gravity Beams.
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"Courage vs Mecha-Courage" 2001/11/16 The tile references Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, with Courage fighting his own mechanical duplicate.
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"Fishy Business" 2002/7/19 When Eustace tries seafood, Muriel makes it taste awful to him and he spits it on the TV while it is showing Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.
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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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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 Cyborg 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 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 then-current surge in Japanese toys being sold in the U.S. Carell, however, provides a grim reminder that "it's only been 50 years since this happened" as footage from Godzilla (1954) is shown.
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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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DC's Legends of Tomorrow "Meat: The Legends" 2021/05/09 The giant air feeder in this episode is called "Mothra" by Behrad Tarazi and it uses the Showa Godzilla roar.
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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.
Dexter's Labratory "Dial M for Monkey: Magmanamus" 1996/04/27 The giant monster Magmanamous is a parody of Hedorah.
"Monstory" 1997/01/01 Dexter's giant monster form looks like Godzilla.
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"Last But Not Beast" 1998/06/15 Badaxtra, a giant monster with an axe-shaped head, has a body resembling that of Godzilla's (though sans his dorsal plates) while his head follows a similar design concept as Guiron's.
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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 "The Culmination of Two Million Years" 2019/10/11 After Senku gives Ruri a sulfa drug that he created, he finds that there is a bacterial outbreak. He explains how even their cure-all "has its limits" and that it is not confirmed that it will kill the bacteria. A visualization is then given of a pill with Godzilla's dorsal fins fighting a purple three-headed monster wielding a trident, the latter perhaps a reference to King Ghidorah.
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"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.
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 in the cul-de-sac.
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The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants "The Savage Spite of the Slimy Salamangler" 2019/7/19 The titular Slimy Salamangler is based on the 1998 Godzilla, starting out as a small salamander before a nuclear submarine that Melvin owned leaked nuclear ooze on it after it was flushed down the toilet by Mr. Krupp earlier in the episode.
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Captain Underpants: Mega Blissmas 2020/12/4 When George and Harold are writing a comic about Blissmas, a Fire Dinosaur resembling a Godzilla-like creature can be seen. During George and Harold’s Christmas / Blissmas pageant, a cardboard cut-out of a dinosaur made of fire with dorsal fins that resemble Godzilla's can be seen. When the fire dinosaur later reappears in the episode as part of a film, it no longer resembles Godzilla.

Note: This Christmas TV special was the last episode of this TV series.

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The Fairly OddParents "School's Out" 2005/06/10 Before the Mayor makes his speech, Godzilla can be seen destroying Dimmsdale. His appearance is based on what he looked like in the 1950s.
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"Wishology Part 3: The Final Ending" 2009/05/03 Cosmo transforms into a Godzilla-like form called Coszilla with 1 million magic wands as dorsal fins.
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"Formula for Disaster" 2009/07/07 Poof turns into King Kong and later into a three-headed monster resembling King Ghidorah.
The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder "Codzillard" 2022/03/31 Roy Turner wishes the giant fish monster Codzillard could be in Dimsdale. Seeing him destroying cheap models of buildings and cars, Wanda mentions Codzillard was a guy in a suit and that his original movie he came from took place in Tokyo, both of which reference Godzilla.
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Fairy Tail "Edolas" to "Bye-Bye Edolas" 2011/05/07 to 2011/08/27 The Legion, dragon-like creatures from an alternate world known as Edolas, use Rodan's roar.
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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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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 and 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 that looks similar to Gamera.
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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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Futurama "Anthology of Interest I" 2000/05/21 In one segment, Bender and Zoidberg fight over the city as giant monsters, as a parody of giant monster films.
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"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 theater, 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 "I don't recall fighting Godzilla, but that is so what I would've done."
"31st Century Fox" 2012/08/29 The Planet Express crew returns from Japan saying they had to deal with "Mothzilla," who 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.
Giant Robot Mikazuki "Fourth Night: New
Giant Shingetsu, Arise!"
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 fins 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 instead 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 that 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 they then proceeds to watch.
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The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy "Giant Billy And Mandy All-Out Attack" 2006/01/27 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.
Happy Together "Genodzilla" 2010/09/13 The main character puts on a Godzilla costume to attract children to the shop. A salesman from another shop puts on a King Kong costume and the characters fight each other at the end of the episode.
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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 seen 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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I Love You, You Hate Me "You Hate Me" 2022/10/12 In one segment, scenes from the TV commercial "Godzilla vs. Charles Barkley" are shown.
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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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Inside Job "Blue Bloods" 2021/10/22 Rand Ridley is sworn in on a Godzilla 2000: Millennium Blu-ray while serving as a witness in a reptoid trial.
"My Big Flat Earth Wedding" 2021/10/22 A graphic of the Hollow Earth shows Godzilla as one of its residents.
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"Inside Reagan" 2021/10/22 Dr. Andre Lee intones "Let them fight" as the killer robots ROBOTUS and Bear-O come to blows, quoting Dr. Ishiro Serizawa's line from Godzilla (2014).
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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 giant hamster's path of 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 as well, however, and as a last resort, Zim attaches rockets to Peepi himself and blasts the giant hamster into orbit.
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The character of Richie Tozier mentions Godzilla during his stand-up comedy 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.
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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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"The Strongest Man
in the Universe
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 from 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 of Punching Kong, which is clearly named after King Kong.
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Kappa Mikey "The Lost Pilot" 2007/01/06 Following the opening sequence, the posters for The Return of Godzilla and King Kong vs. Godzilla can be seen in the background.
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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 and using its fire breath, referencing Godzilla's backwards-facing atomic breath-powered flight in Godzilla vs. Hedorah.
Kikoriki: Pin-Code "Mosquito Dance" 2013/02/17 When Dokko talks about the peculiarities of vision, a plate of food in Godzilla's mouth briefly appears in the frame, and then Godzilla himself appears in full size.
The "Wow, Lakhta!" trilogy 2018/02/23 (complete version) The characters are building a huge skyscraper on the coast when a Godzilla-like creature called Lizard emerges from the sea at night. He looks at the building with surprise and admiration and passes by without harming it. At the end of the episode, Lizard swims past the completed skyscraper and admires it again.
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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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Kirby: Right Back at Ya! "A Chow Challenge" 2003/06/14 Ebifryer is based on Ebirah, right down to its name.
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"Caterpillar Thriller" 2004/07/02 In this episode, Holy Nightmare co.Jp / Nightmare Enterprises4Kids kidnaps tiny twins called the "Twin Nuts" (the "Island Sisters" in the 4kids dub) from their home, Embrya Island, to sell them to King Dedede so that they would sing, calling his friend "Mosugaba".
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"Kirby 3D" 2009/08/09 Ebizou is also based on Ebirah, again right down to its name, and in the English dub it is even named "Lobzilla".
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The Late Late Show
with Craig Ferguson
various episodes To transition into the "Email Twitter Attack!" segment, an opening jingle is played featuring stock 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 Bunny sings that Godzilla was present at the Battle of Manilla 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 than to reptiles 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 the Minotaur.
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"Linkong" 2013/04/01 The episode follows the story of Linkong, a fusion of King Kong and U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Mothra also makes a brief cameo, while small twin fairies resembling the Shobijin appear at the episode's end and 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.
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Mickey Mouse "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 scene where the shadows of trick-or-treaters take on detailed shapes of the monsters that the costumes are based on.
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"Roll 'Em" 2018/07/14 Mickey stumbles through the set of a kaiju film while chasing an unrolling film, letting out a Tristar Godzilla roar while swatting at a model plane. In the short's ending where Mickey and Minnie have become the stars of all the films, they interrupt the scene of a poster that can be seen of Mickey putting on a Godzilla suit in the background.
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 in her larval stage and Godzilla.
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Modern Farmer "Episode 9" 2014/11/15 The main characters create a scent to get rid of some animals, which one promises could repel "even Godzilla."
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 fins 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. When Suu's giant form is revealed, the screen takes on a quality similar to the Showa era Godzilla films.
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The Muppet Show "Avery Schreiber" 1976/12/12 Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's gorilla detector resembles the head of the giant robot gorilla Mechani-Kong 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 fins is shown knocking down buildings, breathing fire and even using Godzilla's roar. It is eventually shown that the reason that it is so angry is because it has the disembodied leg of Jenny stuck in its foot. After it is removed, the monster sighs heavily with relief and returns to the sea without further incident.
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"Agent 00' Sheldon" 2008/11/08 The secret agents' laser guns re-use the sound effects of the Maser Cannons.
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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 a Markalite Cannon firing on the Mysterians' Dome in The Mysterians.
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NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals "The Amazing True Story of the Leaf Village Film Festival!" 2012/07/24 When explaining what the movie needed in Orochimaru's skit, he is shown wearing a Godzilla suit.
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"The Staff Will Eat the Beans Afterwards!" 2013/02/05 When Rock Lee was listing misunderstood creatures, he mentioned "Kaijus with cities" as his thought bubble showed a simulation of Godzilla attacking a city.
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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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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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Peacemaker "Chapter 1: A Whole New Whirled" 2022/01/13 When the Peacemaker is told about Project: Butterfly for the first time, he asks if he has to fight Mothra, assuming that the project is related to giant butterflies.
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Phineas and Ferb "Doof Dynasty" 2012/01/14 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."
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Pinky and the Brain "Tokyo Grows" 1995/11/24 This episode contains a plethora of nods to Godzilla and the 1956 U.S. version of the original 1954 film Godzilla titled Godzilla, King of the Monsters!. It takes place in Tokyo, Japan in the year 1956 at Acmeshita Labs (a play on words of Acme Labs, Pinky and the Brain's home and base of operations in this TV series). In order to accomplish their latest plan to take over the world, Brain plans to use a newly-invented shrinking ray in the lab which he converts into an enlarging ray in order to turn Pinky (dressed up as "Gollyzilla") and himself (using the name "Brainodo") into giants so that "Gollyzilla" can go on a rampage through the city and "Brainodo" can save Japan, after which Brain expects that the Japanese people will thank him for saving them and their country by making him their ruler; however, the real Gollyzilla appears as well and hilarity ensues from this point on. In the end, the enlarging ray is eventually damaged and then goes haywire as a result, shooting out rays in all directions all at once and enlarging anything and everything around it (including Earth itself) so that the lab mice, even though they are still giants, are small once more in comparison to everything else around them; thus, the plan is defeated yet again. There are also a number of cutaways featuring a nameless Raymond Burr stand-in who only says "Yes, I see" several times throughout the episode (in the next-to-last of these, the Burr stand-in is then hit by the enlarging ray before he can finish his statement and is also turned into a giant, after which he fights Gollyzilla and then both picks up the kaiju and throws him into the enlarging ray, causing both the aforementioned damage to it and it going haywire as a result). In addition, all of the human characters' lines in the episode (except for the Burr stand-in's) are out of sync, a parody of a common trope in Japanese giant monster films.
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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 scene, Godzilla fights a rabbit head much in the style of a kaiju film.
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Primal "The Night Feeder" 2020/10/25 The episode's antagonist uses Ghidorah's roar from GODZILLA: The Planet Eater. For uses of Godzilla's roar by other characters throughout the series; see the Godzilla's roar page.
Primeval Episode 1 2007/02/10 A Godzilla-like toy is seen in Ben Trent's room before the Gorgonopsid arrives.
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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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Ranma ½ "Kissing is Such Sweet Sorrow! The Taking of Akane's Lips" 1990/04/06 Two members of the Furinkan High Drama Club are shown dressed as Godzilla and a purple King Ghidorah.
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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, barges in on Godzilla and his wife in their bedroom.
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"King of the Monsters" 2007/08/19 In a parody of the film 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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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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"Super Godzilla" 2019/10/14 Godzilla puts on a superhero costume and becomes Super Godzilla.
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"Molly Lucero in: Your Friend's Boob" 2019/10/20 In a parody of the 2013 musical King Kong: Alive on Broadway, Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Gamera all perform in a musical on Broadway before King Kong and Ann Darrow crash the show to try and sabotage their competition.
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Roseanne various episodes A Godzilla action figure famously decorated the background of the living room throughout much of the TV series' run.
Rugrats various episodes Throughout the TV series, a fictional film franchise named Reptar is featured numerous times. The character is a green theropod-like dinosaur with red eyes and has rounded blue spike-like dorsal fins on his back in order to intentionally both resemble and parody Godzilla. Like Godzilla, Reptar also has enemies: Dactar, a purple pterosaur based on Rodan, and Thorg, a giant purple gorilla based on King Kong.
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"Toy Palace" 1992/09/06 Reptar battles and defeats Thorg in a reference to King Kong vs. Godzilla.
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"Runaway Reptar" 1999/11/27 This is an hour-long TV special homaging the 1974 film Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, where the babies imagine themselves entering into the titular Reptar movie to clear Reptar's name by exposing a Fake Godzilla-styled robot doppleganger.
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"Angelicon" 2001/01/19 Angelica becomes a giant monster that destroys a city (a reference to the 1954 film Godzilla) and climbs up the Empire State Building (a reference to the 1933 film King Kong).
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Sailor Moon "Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in Love" 1992/09/05 A stuffed blue three-headed dragon toy resembling King Ghidorah can be seen in a claw machine.
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"Usagi's Crisis: The Tiara Stops Working" 1993/04/10 When Shingo and Mamoru are playing a VR game, Godzilla and a two-headed King Ghidorah appear as enemies.
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Samurai Pizza Cats "Pizza Delivery of Doom!" 1990/09/25 A red Godzilla robot appears.
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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 porch light."
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Scooby Doo!
Mystery Incorporated
"Battle of the Humungonauts" 2010/09/06 This episode features numerous references to the film The War of the Gargantuas, including its title and its 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 song "The Words Get Stuck In My Throat."
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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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.
The Simpsons various episodes A Godzilla doll can be seen in Bart's bedroom throughout the TV series' run.
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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.
"Bart's Comet" 1995/02/05 Bart's alternate name for his Principal Skinner balloon is "Buttzilla," a play on the name Godzilla.
"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 Throughout the episode, the names of various kaiju can be seen written in katakana on signs and paintings, including Mothra, Anguirus, Ebirah, and Barugon. 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 all roaring into the sky.
"Grift of the Magi" 1999/12/19 One of Bart's classmates has a Godzilla doll on his desk.
"Faith Off" 2000/01/16 Homer draws a picture of Superman fighting Godzilla, to which Maggie says, "I think Godzilla is bigger than Superman." Homer responds, "It’s not to scale". Godzilla and Superman would fight 23 years later in Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong.
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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.
"New Kids on the Bleech" 2001/02/26 A member of the boy band NSYNC claims that the Navy helped fight Godzilla.
"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 blackboard 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.
"Helter Shelter" 2002/12/01 A Godzilla action figure can be seen in the bedroom of Comic Book Guy.
"The Wandering Juvie" 2004/03/28 Bart creates a drawing of Godzilla farting on buildings, labeling it "Fartzilla."
"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 both as Simpsonized versions of Godzilla and King Kong, respectively, that are fighting each other.
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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.
"Treehouse of
Horror XXIV"
2013/10/06 During the intro sequence conceived by Guillermo del Toro, Godzilla's skeleton is seen buried underground. Also, Godzilla's roar can be heard when Knifehead battles Gipsy Danger.
"Treehouse of
Horror XXVI"
2015/10/25 A giant monster resembling Homer, named 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 Godzilla fans.
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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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Solar Opposites "The Pupa’s Big Day" 2022/07/13 As Korvo, Terry and Jesse stand in line, the Pupa suddenly grows in size and goes for a walk in the city. Shortly after, Korvo notices the top of the overgrown Pupa's head. Meanwhile, Godzilla approaches the Pupa and Korvo becomes worried that they could have a fight. Sometime later, a giant robot also appears.
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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 1954 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 manga The Godzilla Comic Raids Again.
South Park "Mecha-Streisand" 1998/02/18 Many homages to Godzilla and other monsters are made in this episode.
"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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"We're All Fools, So Let's All Dance, Baby" 2014/08/30 A legendary once-in-a-lifetime dance party on the Planet Grease attracts a small but colorful group of attendees, among them a three-headed dragon-like lady dancer who is a direct homage to King Ghidorah.
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Squidbillies "Need for Weed" 2010/05/16 One of the squid characters says that they had a dream about Godzilla coming in and tearing the house off of the ground. The father squid 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!" after which the rest of the squids all pointlessly run around when the father squid says "We have angered him!". Soon, however, it is revealed that it was not Godzilla, but an underground hydroponic greenhouse.
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars "The Zillo Beast"
"The Zillo Beast Strikes Back"
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, then breaks loose and goes on a rampage until it is 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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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 roars of several kaiju, including Gabara, Anguirus, Gamera, Kamacuras and Ebirah.
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"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 Koopa is struck by a giant needle, reducing him back to normal size.
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Supernatural "The Benders" 2006/02/14 A kid named Evan McKay says that he watched Mothra vs. Godzilla, and Dean Winchester mentions that it was his favorite film, and says that it was even better than the original Godzilla film. Dean mentions that Sam Winchester, his younger brother, enjoys the "remake," and Evan replies by saying, "Yuck!"
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Teen Titans Go! "Mr. Butt" 2014/06/12 An alien prisoner resembles Godzilla.
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"Arms Race with Legs" 2016/05/05 As the Teen Titans see who can slap the highest, they pass by Godzilla and all five of them lightly slap his face.
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"The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular!" 2017/11/14 A Warner Bros. employee named Prez wears a Godzilla suit, likely in reference to the studio distributing the Monsterverse films.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles various episodes A poster featuring King Ghidorah is visible next to the Turtles' television set throughout most of the TV series' run.
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Timon & Pumbaa "The Big No Sleep" 1999/06/25 In this segment of an episode of this spin-off animated TV series of the animated film The Lion King (1994), Godzilla walks past a forest while fighter jets fire on him.
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"So Sumo Me" 1999/07/29 After defeating the sumo wrestler, Godzilla (with his face not being shown) arrives to challenge Timon and Pumbaa before they run away to Borneo.
Total Drama Island "Monster Cash" 2009/01/11 In Episode 1 of Season 2 of the TV series Total Drama Island, a monster called "The Kaiju" appears as part of a challenge themed around monster films. It is revealed to be an animatronic robot at the end of the episode.
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Tower of God "BALL" 2020/04/01 When Bam defeats the White Steel Eel, the Eel lets out Ghidorah's shriek from GODZILLA: The Planet Eater.
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The Toys That Made Us "Power Rangers" 2019/11/19 Scenes from several Showa era Godzilla films are shown in this documentary episode when explaining the impact of Japanese pop culture on the United States, which paved the way for the Power Rangers franchise.
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The Transformers "Kremzeek!" 1985/12/27 When the Autobots are pursuing the energy creature Kremzeek, a billboard for a film showing a Godzilla-like monster named Hojoni can be seen.
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Transformers: Scramble City Activation 1986/04/01 In this Japanese-exclusive OVA, the city-sized and Godzilla-like Decepticon Trypticon uses Baragon's roar.
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Transformers: Cybertron "Savage" 2005/04/30 A giant plant monster heavily resembling Biollante's Plant Beast Form attacks Optimus and Vector Prime on the Jungle Planet.
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Transformers: Energon various episodes 2004/1/9
The Energon Autobot named Signal Flare can transform into a Maser Cannon, a weapon first seen in The War of the Gargantuas and after that appearing in several Godzilla films.
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Transformers: Rescue Bots "The Attack of Humungado" 2015/03/07 The main characters watch a black-and-white monster film which Kade calls a "kaiju classic". The monster, Humungado, possesses the ability to breathe fire and is shown going through electrical wires as a direct reference to the first Godzilla film. Some toys resembling Godzilla and one resembling Biollante are also shown. This in-universe film would reappear several times in various episodes of the TV series.
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Transformers: Robots in Disguise "The Champ" 2015/9/15 The Dinobot Grimlock and the ape-like Decepticon Groundpounder's fight mirrors King Kong's several fights with dinosaurs. In the fight, Grimlock uses a move similar to Godzilla's tail-sliding kick from Godzilla vs. Megalon on Groundpounder.
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Transformers: RobotMasters "Lio Convoy Storms In" 2005/04/24 This is the second and final episode of a Japanese-exclusive two-episode CGI-animated series that was released only to DVD. At the beginning of this episode, Beast Wars Megatron (referred to as "Beast Megatron" in the episode) in his dinosaur mode rampages across Tokyo in a similar fashion to Godzilla and he glows purple as a purple laser beam fires out of his dinosaur mode's mouth and sets the streets ablaze, mimicking Godzilla charging up, firing his atomic breath and turning Tokyo into a sea of fire. Later, Optimus Primal in his gorilla mode climbs up Tokyo Tower, just as King Kong and Mechani-Kong both did in King Kong Escapes, where he would attack Starscream and Wingstun in their jet modes.
Transformers: Super-God Masterforce "God Ginrai - Save Cancer!?" 1989/01/17 Javil resembles Gigan, with a beak, mandibles, a long tongue, and hooks for hands.
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Turbo Fast "Turbo Drift" 2014/4/4 Skidmark mentions some kaiju while the rest of the F.A.S.T. team explores Toyko that includes Godzilla, Mechagodzilla and SpaceGodzilla (he was also going to mention Minilla before Whipflash slapped him in order to shut him up). Later on, Chet gets lost in a toy store and accidentally activates both a giant robot toy and a giant kaiju toy (the second toy is a hybrid of Godzilla, Gigan and Guiron) which then terrorize him in a toy city. The giant kaiju toy mimics Godzilla and also uses the Showa Godzilla's roar. The giant kaiju toy would use Godzila's tail-sliding kick from Godzilla vs. Megalon on the giant robot toy, then focuses its attention on the giant robot toy as Chet flees from the scene.

Note: This episode was the second one out of 52 in this TV series that was a half-hour long (the first one was the pilot episode, which was titled "Crazy Fast"). All of the other 50 episodes in it each had two 11-minute segments in them.

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"Skidzo-Brainia" 2014/6/27 When Skidmark mistakes a wire for a giant worm, he imagines it turning into a giant moth, clearly referencing Mothra, and mentions that it has a 50-foot wingspan. It destroys a taco stand as it battles a monster based on the giant kaiju toy from the episode "Turbo Drift" (see above) that was a hybrid between Godzilla, Gigan and Guiron, now alive and gigantic, though it uses a different roar.
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"Smoovin' On Up" 2014/12/1 While Smoovemove is away, a cat rampages through Turbo Town in a manner similar to Godzilla. It seemingly steps on a snail, but luckily the snail is between its toes just like Victor "Animal" Palotti was between Godzilla's toes when he seemingly stepped on him in the 1998 film.
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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 "Prophecy 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, two kaiju films which were both directed by Kaneko. The two kids are interrupted by the arrival of the Ultra Series monster Antlar and run away from it.
Ultraman X "A Soldier's Back" 2015/11/03 Unlike previous members of the species, Gomess S was a direct tribute to Godzilla himself, as the episode aired on November 3rd (known in Japan as "Godzilla Day", an annual celebration of Godzilla's Japanese 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 re-used from Jirahs, another Ultra Series monster that was made from both the head and the body of two re-used Godzilla suits.
Uncle Grandpa various episodes In this TV series, a character named Mr. Gus (shown here), voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, bears a striking resemblance to Godzilla. In one episode that takes place in Japan, he is used to make a giant monster movie named "Guszilla".
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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 on it 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 actually a giant robot created and controlled by Professor Pomfrit.
  • Rodan's roar appeared in two episodes of the anime TV series 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.
  • In many episodes of Phineas and Ferb, a Godzilla-like creature has made many appearances.
  • In the popular 1980s TV sci-fi sitcom ALF, there are many references to Godzilla:
    • In an episode of 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, one not even from a Godzilla film at all) roaring at the screen and quickly runs from the room, screaming in fear as he does.
    • In an episode of Season 3, Kate uses Godzilla's attack on Tokyo in the original film to explain how an earthquake works to ALF. In another episode from the same season, ALF refers to a pregnant Kate as "Crabzilla" in reference to her recent moodiness.
    • In an episode of 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 quickly reconsiders and says "But perhaps I...didn't hear!", then beats a hasty retreat to the kitchen.
  • In an episode of the Comedy Central TV series Tosh.0, during a video of a reckless driver crashing into several people and vehicles, host 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 anime TV series Bakugan, there are many references to Godzilla:
    • 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 greatly 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 both Episodes 15 and 33 of Season 2, a story very similar 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.
  • In the Super Sentai TV series Gosei Sentai Dairanger, the Super Mythical Chi Beast Daimugen, while in turtle form, uses the roar of Anguirus.
  • In episode 0 of the Chinese Donghua Dragon Raja, the main character Lu Mingfei tells a story about a giant robotic warrior on a distant planet named “Godzilla”.

Video games

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2020/03/20 The purchasable houseware item "Monster statue" resembles Godzilla. It appears in the colors of red, blue, brown (shown here), and black.
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AQWorlds n/a Deady's giant monster form has, among other things, Godzilla's dorsal fins. There is also a rare pet named OMGZilla.
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Battlefield 4 2013/10/29 In the snowy mountains of Siberia, an ice sculpture of Godzilla can be seen. The map's name is Hammerhead.
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Bloons TD 6 2018/6/13 The skin Kaiju Pat for Pat Fusty bears Godzilla's design. At levels 3 and 5 it becomes more blue, a reference to Godzilla's atomic breath. At levels 10 and 20 it becomes mechanized and bears Mechagodzilla's design.
Dawn of the Monsters 2022/3/22 The playable Nephilim Megadon seems to be based off kaiju such as Godzilla and Gamera, being reptilian like both kaiju while having a spike on his back similar to Godzilla's dorsal fins and fire-based attacks like Gamera. A skin for Megadon is named "1954," with Megadon having a black and white appearance. The Nephilim Makairus have a very similar head to Baragon's, with a horn on their head and goblin-esque ears. Torgahra, one of the four Nephilim Monarchs and a boss in the game, has an appearance and characteristics similar to King Ghidorah, most notably the Monsterverse version with bioelectric attacks and the ability to alter weather patterns and generate storms.
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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 type of dragon known as the Kaiju Dragon, who resembles a bat-winged Zilla, as well as Dragon Kong, who resembles a bat-winged King Kong with horns on his head and a dragon's tail.
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.
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.
Earth Defense Force 2017 2006/12/14 The Vallak is obviously inspired by Godzilla, while its "Mecha-Vallak" variant is based on Mechagodzilla.
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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Ed, Edd 'n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures 2005/11/03 There is a mini-game within this game called "The Revenge of Edzilla." Edzilla later fights the Kanker Sisters as the end boss and they resemble King Ghidorah, right down to the monster's three heads being the heads of the three sisters.
The Fallout franchise 2016/05/19 Manzilloid is a large lizard kaiju described as a "radioactive reptile" who exists as an in-universe media character within the Fallout franchise. He was first referenced in the Fallout 4 expansion Far Harbor as being in the film Manzilloid vs. Roborilla. In Fallout 76 he is depicted as being portrayed by a man in a suit.
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Final Order: New Horizon 2020/09/05 The game includes kaiju based on Godzilla Earth, King Kong and SpaceGodzilla.
GigaBash 2022/08/05 The Titan Rawa resembles Godzilla, possesses an ultimate ability that is similar to Shin Godzilla's atomic breath, and can perform a taunt akin to Godzilla's shē dance from Invasion of Astro-Monster.
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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone 2013/11/21 A Godzilla look-alike is present in the game's music video for "Gigantic Girl".
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Head Soccer 2012/02/03 The character of Tanzania wears a Godzilla-like costume and can turn into a monster that both heavily resembles Godzilla and shoots out his iconic atomic breath.
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Hitman 2016/10/31 When the player enters the rooftops of the snowy mountains, Godzilla appears for a few seconds.
Hungry Shark Evolution 2012/10 There is a shark who resembles Godzilla called Sharkjira, as well as a Mecha Sharkjira.
Jurassic World: The Game 2015/04/29 The game features Segnosuchus, a hybrid of Segnosaurus and Postosuchus. The description of the third stage of its evolution says: "Many scientists agree Segnosuchus looks quite a bit like the fictional Titanosaurus from the Godzilla franchise. This similarity is a coincidence of genetics". Unlike Titanosaurus, however, the hybrid is blue-violet, its tail fin is horizontal and there are membranes on the outside of its forelimbs.
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Konosuba: Labyrinth of Hope and The Gathering Adventurers 2019/06/27 One of the game's bosses, Muncher-Muncher, resembles Biollante's Flower Beast form.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1991/11/21 Mothula is a recurring enemy in The Legend of Zelda series who first appears in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Its first design bears a lot of resemblance to Mothra, alongside its name which is an apparent play on hers.
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Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth 2024/01/25 Throughout the game a poster appears for a movie called Giraffe, which parodies the poster for Godzilla (2014). When viewing the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama from a distance, the character Tianyou Zhao mentions that a popular kaiju movie from his childhood included a final battle set there in which the monsters destroyed the Ferris wheel, clearly referencing Godzilla vs. Mothra.
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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004/11/17 In one of the codecs, Para-Medic mentions the original Godzilla film to Naked Snake and also references the 1956 U.S. re-release of it, 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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Global Defence Force /
Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space
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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Mother 3 2006/04/20 The music track "Enter the Pigmasks" has cues taken from "Godzilla's Theme."
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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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Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time 2013/08/15 The boss of Jurassic Marsh and one of the bosses of Modern Day is Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur. Its neck and spikes are similar to Kiryu's. During the battle, it also shoots purple lasers from its eyes in the manner of the Showa Mechagodzilla.
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The Revenge of Shinobi 1989/12/02 One of the bosses fought is Monster-G which has a design that is heavily based on Godzilla.
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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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The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare 1992/09 In one of the game's dream-battle sequences, Bart is the city-stomping Bartzilla, facing down his enemies Homer Kong and Momthra.
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Sonic Advance 2001/12/20 The boss of Angel Island Zone, Mecha Knuckles, initially wears a disguise mimicking the real Knuckles. When damaged enough, the robot sheds its disguise and reveals its true colors. This battle is most likely an homage to Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), where Mechagodzilla initially wears a Godzilla disguise before shedding it upon taking enough damage. Mecha Knuckles' true form shares some design elements with Mechagodzilla, such as its gray body, large pupil-less eyes, and the joints on its tail which are reminiscent of Mechagodzilla's arm and leg joints. Additionally, it attacks using missiles after being exposed much like Mechagodzilla did.
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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 Frontiers 2022/11/08 In a cutscene transitioning to the first boss (Giganto's second phase), Giganto bends over as numerous implants come out of his back, which then fire an array of laser beams into the sky. This bears a striking resemblance to Godzilla in Shin Godzilla, specifically his fourth form when he fired his dorsal fin beams. Giganto also fires a beam from outside of his mouth that is similar to Godzilla's atomic breath, but is colored like Mechagodzilla's Proton Scream in Godzilla vs. Kong.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992/11/21 The Turtloid enemy clearly resembles Gamera in flight. The game's penultimate boss, Mecha Sonic, incorporates design influences from the Showa Mechagodzilla and Gigan,[4] with concept art even including a "MS" insignia on its arms in reference to Mechagodzilla's "MG" insignia.
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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.
Splatoon 3 2022/09/09 Gargantuan King Salmonids, the Cohozunas' design references Godzilla's design in many ways. Their mohawks resemble the dorsal fins of Godzilla in the 2014 film Godzilla; their milky eyes resemble those of Godzilla in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, and the pose one takes in the Salmon Run Next Wave artwork bears a striking resemblance to Godzilla's pose in a poster for Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
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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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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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Team Fortress 2 2012/12/20 A major seasonal update for the team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game Team Fortress 2, titled the "Mecha Update," was accompanied by a poster showing the characters the Engineer and the Mecha-Engineer from the Mann vs. Machine gamemode in the style of the poster for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II  [view poster]Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II poster. Even the poster's text is in this style, reading "Engineer vs. Mecha-Engineer" in almost the exact same style as the Godzilla film's poster.
Terraria 2011/05/16 During a solar eclipse, a powerful enemy named Mothron can appear, an obvious reference to Mothra, specifically the 1961 incarnation.
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Time Gal 1985 Godzilla is featured as one enemy on one level. Even his atomic breath is featured.
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2019/10/04 A silhouette of Godzilla appears at 12:00 midnight.
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Transformers Legends 2012/12/13 A Super Rare artwork card of the city-sized and Godzilla-like Decepticon Trypticon has it striking a pose that resembles the one Godzilla assumes on the advance poster by Noriyoshi Ohrai for Godzilla Final Wars  [view poster]Godzilla Final Wars poster by Noriyoshi Ohrai.
War Thunder 2013/08/15 On April Fools' Day in 2014, a giant snail named "Gaijilla" was added for one day. This was a play on words of both the poster for Godzilla (2014) and the game's developer, Gaijin Entertainment, changing their logo to a snail.
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Wizard101 2008/09/02 Two cards can appear in the game called Firezilla and Stormzilla.
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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.


Image Book of origin Author(s) Publish date Description
The Buzzing Jim Knipfel 2003/03/11 This satirical suspense novel follows the trials 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 disappear as the story advances. The Ultraman monster Skydon appears on the cover.
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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich Adam Rex 2006/09/01 One of the poems featured in this collection of parody poems centered around famous movie monsters, "Godzilla Pooped on My Honda", features a narrator expressing regret about moving to Tokyo due to multiple humorous kaiju-related incidents. The incidents, in order of occurrence, include King Ghidorah fighting an unnamed turtle kaiju (possibly Gamera) and kaiju being exposed as giant men in suits, giant robots crushing their mailbox, Mothra eating their Sunday clothes, and Godzilla defecating on their car. The poem is accompanied by simple illustrations of the heads of King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Godzilla, and the next page showcases Godzilla fighting Mothra with King Ghidorah and two giant robots rampaging around, all while a woman stares in disbelief at what is presumably her car covered in Godzilla's feces.
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The Haunted Mansion: Storm & Shade Claudia Gray 2023/08/29 When Audrey and her friends are going through various horror films to try to understand the Mansion's hauntings and her mysterious possession episodes, Iris indirectly mentions the film Colossal, referring to it as "That movie where Anne Hathaway gets possessed by a kaiju...Like she's operating a Godzilla with her mind." Later when trying to ask Elke, their Goth classmate interested in the supernatural for help in their investigations, she brushes them off by telling them to search online. Audrey responds by pointing out how Internet misinformation is not going to help much and sarcastically declares that lizard people are taking over streaming services to exclusively show Godzilla content. Elke responds with a remark that the lizard people probably find Godzilla to be an aspirational figure.
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 film.


Image Comic of origin Issue(s) Publish date Description
Baki the Grappler various n/a Shiba Chiharu, the leader of the Tokkōtai racing gang, has a full back tattoo of King Ghidorah.
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Dinosaurs Attack! #4 2013/10/30 In issue #4 of this five-issue comic book miniseries from IDW Publishing, several dinosaurs resembling popular movie monsters and movie dinosaurs appear marching as part of a charge toward the U.S. military forces. The aforementioned movie characters are Godzilla (who leads the charge), Anguirus, Rodan, the Rhedosaurus, the Paleosaurus, Gorgo, Reptilicus, Gertie the Dinosaur, and four slurpasaurs[note 1] from the movie The Lost World (1960).
Doctor Who Magazine #115 1986/07/10 Frobisher scares off three reptilian humanoids menacing him and the Doctor by shapeshifting into Godzilla. Later on in the TARDIS, he explains that he was inspired by a video that he had watched with Peri.
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Eerie #5 2014/07/09 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 words of both Godzilla's original suit actor, Haruo Nakajima and Ultraman's original suit actor, Bin Furuya.
El Santos various n/a In these Mexican comics by Jis and Trino Camacho, Godzilla is a recurring character who is sometimes depicted as a monster who loves to eat poor kids.
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Elvira in Monsterland #3-5 2023/07/26
In the last three issues of this five-issue miniseries, Elvira has to stop a dimension-hopping Vlad the Impaler from assembling an army of monsters from the Multiverse of Movies in order to conquer all of reality. After chasing Vlad through various permutations of vampire, Frankenstein and werewolf films, Elvira finds herself in the titular Monsterland of the 1968 film "Destruct All Kaiju" and encounters various kaiju such as "Kingzilla", "Kingya", "Crowdan", "Maripothra" and "Dungenuss". Additionally spotted in her arrival are an unaltered Gorosaurus and Anguirus. While Vlad cannot control the monsters directly, he plans on working with the Murderlaaks to recruit them instead after they gas the island so that they can put in their mind control devices. Elvira ends up battling the kaiju with the use of a Mecha-Elvira that is provided to her, using fighting tactics that she learned from watching Ultraman on TV.
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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 is.
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2006/04/24 While reading the newspaper, Jon points out a courtroom drama movie which he says sounds interesting. Garfield replies that he does not "really get into those," but when Jon reads him the movie's title, Godzilla vs. the Board of Education, it causes him to reconsider with a happy look on his face.
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2011/12/06 Garfield watches a movie on TV entitled Santa's Elves versus Godzilla. Godzilla is implied to be repeatedly stomping on the elves, prompting Garfield to comment "The battle is just a bit lopsided."
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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 and not a chick flick. He is elated upon hearing that she has indeed chosen a monster movie, but is quickly snapped out of it when Liz tells him the movie's title: When Godzilla Met Sally, after which a smiling Garfield slams down a box of Kleenex tissues in front of Jon.
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2015/01/09 While talking with Liz, Jon claims to have dreamt about both her and Godzilla the night before. When Liz says that she hopes that the one about Godzilla was a different dream, Jon, with a sly look on his face, says "Let's just say it was", after which Garfield says "I'll be leaving the room now."
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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 the common clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella) being an insect of which the larval (caterpillar) stage feeds by eating holes in articles of clothing mostly made of wool, such as sweaters (although it will eat other natural fibers as well, it particularly eats wool).
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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 that has a dog run. Inside the house, Iggy and Grandpa watch Heathcliff enjoying the carnage and Iggy comments "He hates that dog run."
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Mazinger Angels n/a n/a In this manga, a character named King Doublas appears as a modified version of Doublas M2. King Doublas bears a resemblance to King Ghidorah.
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Planetary #2 1999/03/17 The issue's story, "Island", 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 the group 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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Ranfren "LUCID 12 - RANDAL EATS OUT" 2017/01/15 In this chapter of the web comic, Randal gets a "Godzuki" figure from a Wendy's Kids Meal. Despite the name seemingly being based on Godzooky, the figure resembles Godzilla more.
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Sadako at the End of the World "Chapter 1: Ai and Hii-chan" 2019/06/29 In the first chapter of the comedic spin-off manga of the Japanese horror franchise Ringu, a silhouette of Godzilla appears while Ai and Hii think of other characters that could emerge from a videotape.
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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #22 2017/01/15 In issue #22, the Hanna-Barbara version of Godzilla and three of his monstrous enemies cameo in a single panel as creations of the Mad Inventor. Frankenstein Jr. would battle the Eartheater earlier that morning before the Mad Inventor hijacked him. They all (excluding Godzilla) as well as Werewolf, Hydra, Giant Robot, and a pterosaur would be unleashed when the villain lost control of Frankenstein Jr. in an attempt to destroy both the Mystery, Inc. gang and the Impossibles, only for the robot hero to be repaired and drive off the monsters.
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Sonic Super Special #12 2000/01/19 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/nuclear 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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Steven Universe #6 2017/07/12 The issue's cover is a homage to the original 1954 film Godzilla's poster, with the fusion Sugilite taking Godzilla's place and Steven and Pearl copying Hideto Ogata and Emiko Yamane's positions in it.
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Titans: Burning Rage #5 2019/12/11 The cover shows Beast Boy having morphed into a form that resembles the GMK Godzilla. In the actual story, Beast Boy morphs into "Garzilla", a form that resembles the Monsterverse Godzilla, in order to keep a collapsing tower from falling to the ground.
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Transformers: Rising Storm #3 2011/04/13 As Jolt guards Fearswoop, he keeps himself busy by reading the first issue of IDW Publishing's Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, specifically a copy with Matt Frank's retailer exclusive blank cover.
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Transformers Timelines #11 2015/06/18 Dalung Master has an alternate mode that heavily resembles Godzilla.
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"Leviathan," a monster that slightly resembles the Marvel Comics version of Godzilla, appears in this two-part story.


Image Song of origin Artist(s) Release date Description
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"Buvlja pijaca" Riblja Čorba 1982/11/29 The cover art for the album features an edited image of Godzilla from Godzilla Raids Again fighting King Kong from the 1933 film King Kong.
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"G-Sides" Gorillaz 2001/12/12 A figure of Godzilla appears being held by the band's character "Noodle" on the front cover of both the U.S. and Japanese versions of the album.
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"Godzilla" Blue Öyster Cult 1977/11/12
Main article: Godzilla (Blue Oyster Cult).
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"Godzilla" Eminem ft. Juice WRLD 2020/01/16 Godzilla is referenced in the song's title and lyrics.
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"Godzilla" Michael Sembello 1983/09/25
Main article: Godzilla (Michael Sembello).
"Godzilla 3000" Vulves Assassines 2019/10/25[5][6][7] Godzilla is mentioned in the lyrics of the song and depicted on the front cover of the album, which is also named Godzilla 3000.
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Iron Maiden 1982/04/26 Godzilla makes an appearance in the song's music video through footage from Mothra vs. Godzilla.
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"Simon Says" Pharoahe Monch 1999/10/19 The opening notes of "Godzilla's Theme" from Mothra vs. Godzilla were sampled for the song and play throughout it.
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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-looking version of him also appears in the song's music video.
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Brian Engh 2009 Part of the concept album Earth Beasts Awaken, which tells a story of humanity's destruction after a mass awakening of prehistoric kaiju. These two tracks sample beats from Akira Ifukube's score for Godzilla on Monster Island.

Other characters using Godzilla's roar

Main article: Godzilla's roar#Use by other characters.

Dragon Ball

Main article: Dragon Ball#Monster cameos.

Kat Kong and Dogzilla

Main articles: Kat Kong, Dogzilla.

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Main article: Mystery Science Theater 3000.


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Adult Swim TV bumper Godzilla and Mothra, sporting the faces of Rick and Morty, appear attacking a city.
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Charter Internet TV commercial Godzilla is seen attacking a few planes.
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2021 Coca-Cola Zero Sugar TV commercial A robot resembling the Heisei Mechagodzilla is featured in a Coca-Cola Zero Sugar commercial titled "Best Coke Ever?", where it makes a brief appearance in a city and says "Yes." To view said commercial, see Videos below.
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2021 Coca-Cola Zero Sugar TV commercial A dinosaur that strongly resembles Gorosaurus is featured in a Coca-Cola Zero Sugar TV commercial titled "Dino".
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Cranium Command at Epcot Godzilla is one of the various things loaded into Bobby's mind in the pre-show film.
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Topps Garbage Pail Kids trading card #1 The Garbage Pail Kids 2nd Series card "Fryin' Ryan" (#54a) features a giant green fire-breathing dinosaurian character, who is clearly inspired by Godzilla, trampling on a city and breathing fire.
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Topps Garbage Pail Kids trading card #2 The Garbage Pail Kids 2nd Series card "Charred Chad" (#54b) is an almost-exact duplicate of the above card with only a different name and number, a trademark feature of this trading card series.
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IKEA TV commercial A slightly modified Godzilla with a large horn is seen in IKEA's "Playing With My Friends" TV advertisement sitting at a kitchen table with a number of other brightly-colored mascots. It is blue in color, making it somewhat resemble the version of Godzilla from the video game Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!.
Kaiju Yokai Dai Koshin (怪獣妖怪大行進) Kaiju Yokai Dai Koshin (怪獣妖怪大行進), a special mini-magazine / feature included with the August 1967 edition of Kaiju Magazine (怪獣マガジン), featured an illustrated creature described as The strongest monster in history: a hypothetical combination made from the body parts of other monsters such as Godzilla, Rodan, King Ghidorah, King Kong, Daimajin, Alien Baltan, Red King, Gomora, Ragon, Ganma (a multi-eyed Hyakume yokai from the 1966 series Akuma-kun), and several unidentified monsters.
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Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 This car was nicknamed "Godzilla" when it surpassed the Ford Sierra Cosworth at the Australian Touring Car Championship and it is still referred to by this nickname to this day.
Robocraft Brewery Hopzilla Beer In 2021 Robocraft Brewery, a Serbian brewing company, released a Showa Mechagodzilla-themed beer named Hopzilla. This beverage is unrelated to NOLA Brewing's "MechaHopzilla" beer line, of which that company got sued over by Toho in the past (see Lawsuits by Toho below).
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Samoa Joe The professional wrestler 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.
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Shoko Nakajima The Japanese professional wrestler is known as the "1.47-Meter Big Kaiju" and has stated that Anguirus is her favorite kaiju.[8]
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Superfight Godzilla, King Kong and Mechagodzilla (and possibly other kaiju) are among many pop culture characters who have cards in this “who would win in a fight” game with a twist.
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Sparkle Crest Toothpaste TV commercial King Ghidorah makes two appearances in a Sparkle Crest Toothpaste TV commercial from the 1980s, both times using footage from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. 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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Stuffies TV commercial A Fusion Series Gigan figure from the Bandai America Godzilla toy line can be seen.
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Trumoo milk carton In the milk company Trumoo's back-of-the-carton "Power Cows" series of comics, one carton contains a character called "Moozilla," whose x power is "flaming fire breath."

Real life

Image Name Reason for name Date History and / or description
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Large Antarctic sea mammal / "Antarctic Godzilla" This large Antarctic sea mammal has also been called "Antarctic Godzilla" by the crew of the Soya (宗谷), the research vessel that discovered it, due to its perceived resemblance to Godzilla. 7:00 PM, February 13, 1958 On February 13, 1958, at about 7:00 PM, the Japanese research vessel Soya (宗谷) reportedly encountered a large creature at Lutzow-Holm Bay in Antarctica. The cryptid is said to be mammalian; the most common explanation for it is a misidentified whale.
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Godzilla "Good Father" Public Service Announcement
Godzilla in a Honey Nut Cheerios TV commercial
Godzilla in a Snickers TV commercial
Godzilla in a Yellow Tail Wine TV commercial
A compilation of Godzilla sketches from Robot Chicken
King Ghidorah in a Sparkle Crest Toothpaste TV commercial
Mechagodzilla in a Coca-Cola Zero Sugar TV commercial
King Kong and Godzilla in a Peru Bembos TV commercial
Wikizilla: YouTube The Gargantuas in Scooby-Doo?

Lawsuits by Toho

Toho enforces its rights to the Godzilla character and 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.[9]
  • American rapper Pharoahe Monch was sued for the unauthorizied sampling of Akira Ifukube's Mothra vs. Godzilla theme (see Music above for the song).[10]
  • Toho sued the submarine sandwich company Subway for allegedly infringing on their copyrights on Godzilla. Subway released an advertisement that was part of their "Five Dollar Footlong" series where a giant green reptilian monster attacks a city in it.[11]
  • Toho sued NOLA Brewing over their "MechaHopzilla" beer line, which uses a character very similar to Mechagodzilla.[12]
  • 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.[13]


  1. a popular name given to the former practice in the film industry of using live reptiles such as baby crocodilians and adult medium-sized or large lizards to portray dinosaurs on-screen in films and TV series, usually with phony horns, spines and fins attached to their heads and bodies, and sometimes having them actually, physically fight each other on-screen as well, more often than not resulting in serious injury to, and / or death for, the animals involved


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]

  1. https://blooming-concepts.tumblr.com/post/102297358786/monsters-vs-aliens-visual-development-artwork-by
  2. Hanna-Barbera (12 February 1987). "Scooby-Doo Ghoul School Model Sheets". Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School.
  3. GEMSTONE_audition on Twitter: "本日公開!「劇場版 新幹線変形ロボ シンカリオン」にGEMSTONE受賞クリエイターの上西琢也さんが参加!どんなコラボなのか、ぜひ劇場でチェックしてください! そんな上西さん受賞作「GvsG」はこちら→ https://youtu.be/Q1kIANKjVEs #原石募集 #ゴジラ #シンカリオン"
  4. @judy_totoya. "スケジュールの関係でデスエッグのゾーンマップの作成がキャンセルされ専用ボスルームでボス2連戦となってしまったが本来ならゾーン中盤に中ボスとして登場させる予定だった。デザインコンセプトはソニックにメカゴジラとガイガンのイメージを盛り込んて強そう、痛そうという感じで作成した。 続". Twitter.
  5. "Godzilla 3000 by Vulves assassines". vulvesassassines.bandcamp.com. Archived from the original on 31 July 2021.
  6. "Album Godzilla 3000 Les Vulves assassines". genius.com. Archived from the original on 28 August 2023.
  7. "Godzilla 3000". last.fm. Archived from the original on 28 August 2023.
  8. https://headmeetchair.com/2019/05/the-big-kaiju-raids-again-interview-with-shoko-nakajima/
  9. Thought Godzilla Was Scary? Meet His Lawyers. - Wired.com
  10. Simon Says: "No more samples." | HipHopDX
  11. Toho sues Subway over unauthorized Godzilla commercial -| The Japan Times
  12. Godzilla proves even giant monsters need lawyers - Cdispatch.com
  13. 'Godzilla' Filmmakers Try to Stomp Out Anne Hathaway Monster Movie

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