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List of references to Weezer in media

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This page attempts to collate references to Weezer in popular media, such as television and film, music, and books. For appearances by the band members themselves, see the List of TV appearances by Weezer. For covers and tributes to Weezer by other artists, see the List of tribute albums.


Film(s) Image Description
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Release date: October 20, 1995

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Release date: August 24, 2001

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Release date: October 15, 2019
Susanne Mallrats.png

One of the end credits gags in Mallrats shows Jay and Silent Bob going on a adventure with an orangutang named Susanne, referencing the Weezer song of the same name which appeared on the film's soundtrack and is played during the sequence.

The name was retained (albeit spelled differently) when the gag was adapted into the plot of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, the events of which would go on to be mentioned in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot:

Jay: "Anyways, after all that angel stuff, me and Silent Bob went to Hollywood. That was the first time we went to Hollywood where we met your mom and a monkey named Suzanne. Yeah, she still sends us Christmas cards every year."

Milly: "My mom?"

Jay: "No, the monkey."


Program Image Description
American Dad
Episode: "All About Steve"
(Season 1, episode 10)
Air date: September 25, 2005
Production code: 1AJN08
Americandad-newspaper.png During the intro of many American Dad episodes, the main character, Stan, is seen picking up the newspaper on his front porch. The newspapers usually contain satirical headlines, which change each episode. In "All About Steve", the headline reads:


BoJack Horseman
Episode: "It's You"
(Season 3, Episode 10)
Air date: July 22, 2016
BojackHorsemanWeezer.png While Mr. Peanutbutter and Todd are brainstorming Oscar nominations, a white board with the title "A Rivers Runs Through It: The Weezer Story" can be seen.
Close Enough
Episode: "Logan's Run'd; Room Parents"
(Season 1, episode 2)
Air date: July 9, 2020
Joshsjamz.jpg During a scene where multiple characters are in the same car, one character, Josh, pulls out his personalized mixtape labeled "Josh's Jamz Vol 7". Before putting it in the player, he says:

"Hope you guys like Weezer"

DuckTales (2017)
Episode: "Last Christmas!"
(Season 2, episode 6)
Air date: December 1, 2018
Production code: 206
Ducktales-geezer.png A poster for a band called Geezer can be seen in the bedroom of a teenaged Donald Duck. The poster is a designed to resemble Weezer's self-titled debut album.
Family Guy
Episode: Quagmire's Mom
(Season 13, Episode 10)
Air date: February 8, 2015

Episode: Peter & Lois' Wedding
(Season 18, Episode 6)
Air date: November 10, 2019
In "Quagmire's Mom", a Weezer poster can be seen in the background behind Lois when she orders Peter to get out of Chris's room.

In "Peter & Lois' Wedding", characters are discussing bands who are performing at the World Trade Center.

Bonnie: My last show was a Weezer concert.

Peter: Well that's 'cause everyone smokes nowadays.

The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Episode: various episodes
Weezer rj berger.png The series is set at the fictional high school Pinkerton High, named for the Weezer album of the same name. Weezer also appear as themselves in the episode "You, Me, and Weezer" (Season 2, episode 7).
King of the Hill
Episode: "Lost in MySpace"
(Season 13, episode 4)
Air date: November 2, 2008
Production code: CABE14
Kingofthehill-whatsweezer.jpg When Hank Hill sees one of his long-time customers, Pat Ritchie, buying propane from rival store Thatherton Fuels, Hank confronts Pat, who admits to having met Thatherton on Myspace.
Pat: "We chatted online, and, well, we became friends."

Hank: But we're friends. We've been in business for a decade.

Pat: "Yeah, but on Myspace you get to know someone real fast. And it turns out, Thatherton's as obsessed with Weezer as I am."

Hank: "What's Weezer?"
My Mad Fat Diary
Episode: "Girls"
(Series 2, episode 3)
Air date: March 3, 2014
Mymadfatdiary-pinkerton.jpg The main character, Rae, asks her mother for money to buy a copy of Weezer's Pinkerton after seeing a poster for it in a music store window (The show is set in the mid-1990's).
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Episode: Music Class
(Season 2, Episode 17)
Air date: May 6, 2006
Ned's Declassified Band reference.png A poster for an upcoming music festival lists the band "SNEEZER", alongside other parody names such as "Food Fighters", "Wink-182", and "Fall Down Boy".
Episode: "Bring Your Demon to Work Day"
(Episode 1)
Air date: April 18, 2020
Weezusposter.jpg A poster for a band called Weezus can be seen in the bedroom of the main character, Dave. The poster is designed to resemble Weezer's second self-titled album.
The Simpsons
Episode: The Wettest Stories Ever Told
(Season 17, Episode 18)
Air date: April 23, 2006

Episode: Waverly Hills, 9-0-2-1-D'oh
(Season 20, Episode 19)
Air date: May 3, 2009

Episode: The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds
(Season 31, Episode 21)
Air date: May 10, 2020
Sailorsdelight.png "Island in the Sun" was used during a montage in the episode "The Wettest Stories Ever Told". The end credits for "Waverly Hills, 9-0-2-1-D'oh" features a parody of "Beverly Hills" themed around Waverly Hills, a parody of Beverly Hills in Springfield.

Weezer notably appears as the fictional band Sailor's Delight in "The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds", playing three songs and a cover of the Simpsons theme song.

Spongebob Squarepants
Episode: Sing a Song of Patrick
(Season 5, Episode 89b)
Air date: February 19, 2007
Production code: 520
Spongebob Blue Album Reference.jpg Framed album art which seems to be a pastiche of Weezer (The Blue Album) appears on a wall in the background of a recording studio, amongst other displayed records.
This Is Us
Episode: What Now?
(Season 1, Episode 17)
Air date: March 7, 2017
ThisisUs.png When Kate expresses her worries about the state of her parent's marriage, her father Jack states, "Kate... hey, look, you've got more important things to worry about being a teenager. Boys and... and grades and that band that sounds like they're always kidding... what's their name?" to which Kate replies, "Weezer."
The Vampire Diaries
Episode: The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
(Season 6, Episode 5)
Air date: October 30, 2014
The episode title shares the name of the Weezer (The Blue Album) song, "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here".


Video Image Description
Artist: Allo Darlin'
Song: "Kiss Your Lips"
Released: June 7, 2010
Allo darlin-allo darlin.jpg Audio link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O67GfT6_aHQ
The lyrics for "Kiss Your Lips" directly reference the Weezer song "El Scorcho".

Underneath the stars on the ferris wheel
You swung your feet and sang my favorite Weezer song
So I sang along:
"I'm a lot like you, so please,
Hello, I'm here, I'm waiting, oh
I think I'd be good for you
And you could be good for me"

Artist: Fall Out Boy
Song: "Love From the Other Side"
Released: January 18, 2023
Fobbooks.png Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBrkbWSB3Ls
The music video for "Love From the Other Side" features Pete Wentz as a grandpa choosing a book to read as a bedtime story. He chooses a book to read about Fall Out Boy, but alongside this book are multiple other books with parody titles combining band names and well-known works of literature. On this shelf is a book titled The Weezer of Oz, a direct naming of Weezer and the book The Wizard of Oz.
Artist: FIDLAR
Song: "40oz. on Repeat"
Released: June 2, 2015


Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJy8VgB83OQ
The music video for "40oz. on Repeat" recreates a large amount of famous music videos in a low-budget, parody-type manner. At 1:20 in the video, a re-creation of the Spike Jonze-directed music video for Weezer's "Undone - The Sweater Song" is performed.
Artist: KAYE
Song: "Honey"
Released: July 11, 2016
Kaye-honey.jpg Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h9TtedHYwo
The music video for "Honey" is a complete re-creation of the Spike Jonze-directed music video for Weezer's "Undone - The Sweater Song".
Artist: Nerf Herder
Song: "We Opened for Weezer"
Released: November 18, 1997
Rockingham.jpg Audio link: https://youtu.be/NhpsOWKVXxI
The song's title directly namechecks Weezer, and the lyrics include extensive references to the Pinkerton Tour, during which the two bands shared the bill.
Artist: Sugar Ray
Song: "Rivers"
Released: November 18, 1997
Scream 2 soundtrack.jpg Audio link: https://youtu.be/Gz1Qshq7p3I
The "Rivers" in the song's title is Rivers Cuomo. Although the lyrics make no reference to Cuomo or Weezer, the song's style is meant to mimic Weezer's.
Artist: Winnetka Bowling League
Song: "dandelion"
Released: February 4, 2022
Wblpulp.png Audio link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJXA39IYpWg
The lyrics for "dandelion" mentions Weezer at the last two lines at its first verse:

I miss when Weezer was your favorite band
You said you loved me more than Pinkerton

Artist: Yawners
Song: "Rivers Cuomo"
Released: March 16, 2022
Yawners Rivers Cuomo Cover.jpeg Audio link: https://youtu.be/hgwGpMj-m-A
The song's title and lyrics directly reference Rivers Cuomo. Additionally, the song's music video depicts the lead singer painting walls a shade of light blue (close to that used on the cover of The Blue Album), and drawing a poster with Cuomo's face with the text "Have you seen this man?" written at the top.
Artist: 銀杏BOYZ
Song: "あいどんわなだい"
Released: August 22, 2007
あいどんわなだい.jpg Audio link: https://youtu.be/mDl2qEHD0oM
The song's lyrics mention Weezer in the second verse. This track was notably covered by Jeff Rosenstock on his debut mixtape I Look Like Shit.



Book Image Description
Title: Anya's Ghost
Author: Vera Brosgol
Released: June 7, 2011
Anya's Ghost Weezer poster example.jpg A simplified, illustrated rendition of the 2000s "Supergirls" Weezer poster is a recurring setpiece in the bedroom of the graphic novel's main character.
Title: Be More Chill
Author: Ned Vizzini
Released: June 1, 2004
Bemorechillcover.jpg Be More Chill is written in the first-person perspective of high school student Jeremy Heere. Michael Mell is Jeremy's music-loving best friend, and is canonically a big fan of Weezer. Multiple references to the band are made throughout the book.


"What's bad? I totally know how it is. Did you say something dumb to her?"

"Well, no, but people think I did. Which is basically the same thing."

"No," Michael says, working on an orange ice cream bar now. "You doing something and people thinking that you did it are actually really different."

"Well, people think I gave her a letter."

Michael's body rocks. He grins: "'I've got your letter! / You've got my song--'" I punch him in the shoulder. "Ow!"

"No Weezer, okay?"

"I'll try."

References lyrics to "Across the Sea".

Michael puts some God-awful emo tape on. I look out the window as we roll away from the school.

"Oh, I forgot, you hate this, right?" Michael asks, pointing at the music. "I can play Pinkerton."

It's okay," I say. Michael can put on whatever music he wants (except maybe Pinkerton) because I love driving.

Directly references Pinkerton.

The Halloween Dance doesn't happen at Middle Borough High School. It happens at a bar/dance hall near the poor section of Metuchen called the Elks Club Lodge, a place for old men to drink and play pool.

I can't get to the Club by myself. It's almost in Edison, the next town over from Metuchen, and Michael really isn't going because he's listening to the new Weezer album.

Based on the date of publication (June 1, 2004), it can be assumed that this quote is not referring to any Weezer album in specific.

"Chilling out, listening to music."

"Michael, you do that every weekend."

"Yeah..." He stews for a while. I click the mouse.

"How about you do something different? Come with me down to the bowling alley. It'll be fun."

"Okay, see--" Michael has a lot of protests and it takes a while to convince him, but I do. Once we hang up, I finish with the porn and my garbage can and head out of the house and swing into Michael's waiting car. I guess I have more influence on my friend than I thought. I look at his profile as we drive off: he should've been at the dance. Somebody would have dug him. If he had a squip, I'm sure, it wouldn't just let him sit and listen to Weezer all the time.

Title: Go-On!
Author: Manabu Akishige
Released: December 20, 2007 (First Chapter)
Go-On! Panel.png The story revolves heavily around Rika Nagano (A popular high school girl and Weezer fan) gifting the main character, Ryo Katase, a signed copy of The Blue Album, prompting them to become closer romantically, and him and a friend to form a band together.

Video games

Game(s) Image Description
YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG
Developed by: Ackk Studios
Release date: January 17, 2019
Karl Koch YIIK.jpg A town in the game features the NPC Karl Koch, who is named after Weezer's historian and unofficial fifth member of the same name. When talked to, the NPC states:

Karl Koch: "I'm writing a song.
I've only got a few lines, but I think it's pretty phat.
♪Sunshine's Geisha's gunna burn burn burn♪
♪When will Rivers Cuomo learn learn learn♪
Something something... ♪yearn... yearn....... yearn♪
That's all I've got so far, It's not done!"

YIIK creator Andrew Allanson has stated the inspiration for main character Alex Eagleston was Rivers Cuomo, specifically during the Pinkerton era.[1]

See also

  1. YIIK preview. Porreca, Raymond. ZAM. 28 April 2016.