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/Television

Film/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:

"GAS PRICES HIGHER THAN DUDE AT WEEZER CONCERT"

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.
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).
Satina
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.

Music

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: FIDLAR
Song: "40oz. on Repeat"
Released: June 2, 2015
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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".

Books

Book Image Description
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.
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.

Quotes

"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 release date, the "new Weezer album" referenced would most likely be Make Believe

"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.

See also