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This page is about the '''references to the ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' series''' in other works of fiction.
   
This page is about the references to the [[GTA Series]] in the real world.
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==References in film==
==References==
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* In the 2010 movie ''[[wp:The Other Guys|The Other Guys]], ''when [[wp:Will Ferrell|Will Ferrell]] is asked by [[wp:Mark Wahlberg|Mark Wahlberg]] how he managed to dodge some bad guys so well, Will replies simply with "Grand Theft Auto". After they escape, one of the bad guys says "someone's been playing Grand Theft Auto". It can be seen [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tks28Az5lzk here].
*On ''The Simpsons Movie'', Homer plays a game called "Grand Theft Walrus".
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*In ''[[wp:The Simpsons Movie|The Simpsons Movie]]'', Homer plays a game called ''Grand Theft Walrus''.
*In Season 18 Episode 14 of ''The Simpsons'', Bart plays a game called "Grand Theft Auto: Dark City Stories", maybe a reference to [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]] (Not Exactly).
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*''The Simpsons Hit and Run'' has a lot of features like [[Grand Theft Auto]], including the fact that "Grand Theft Auto" and "Hit and Run" both being vehicle crimes.
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== References in television==
*In Season 13 Episode 3 of ''South Park  ''"Margaritaville", Cartman does a favor for Kyle and Stan in exchange for a copy of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''.
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*In Season 18 Episode 14 of ''[[wp:The Simpsons|The Simpsons]]'', Bart plays a game called ''Death Kill City II: Death Kill Stories'', Bart refers to the games as ''DKC2DKS'', a reference to how ''GTA'' games are abbreviated, the 'stories' part of the title maybe a reference to ''[[GTA Liberty City Stories]]'' and ''[[GTA Vice City Stories]]'' and the games [[Boxart|boxart]] features the [[Pricedown]] font used on all ''GTA'' covers since ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''.
*Once again in the Simpsons,  [http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/The_Simpsons_Game The Simpsons Game] contains a level called [http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Grand_Theft_Scratchy Grand Theft Scratchy]. Grand Theft Scratchy is also seen at the E4 (supposed to be E3) convention in season 23's 5th episode, [http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/The_Food_Wife The Food Wife].
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**On the boxart for the "game", there is a picture which looks like the helicopter from ''GTA San Andreas''' boxart.
*On an episode of ''Family Guy'' where Peter crashes his car, Lois makes him play Grand Theft Auto for 8 hours, which follows with him hitting a [[Prostitutes|prostitute]] with a [[Baseball Bat|baseball bat]] and then [[Carjack|stealing]] a [[vehicles|car]]. Link to it [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdU0WCRze7Q here].
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*In Season 13 Episode 3 of ''[[wp:South Park|South Park]]'' "Margaritaville", Cartman does a favor for Kyle and Stan in exchange for a copy of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''.
*There is a reference to it in Season 7 of ''Scrubs'' [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZmu0_LA5Z4 here].
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*In ''South Park'', Season 17 Episode 1, called "Let go, Let Gov", Cartman complaining about the goverment is watching him, he mentions that he went to buy ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' from Amazon.com.
*In some episodes of the ''Johnny Test'' series, Johnny and Dukey are sometimes seen playing a game called "Grand Theft Zombie".
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*Once again in ''The Simpsons'', ''[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/The_Simpsons_Game The Simpsons Game]'' contains a level called ''[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Grand_Theft_Scratchy Grand Theft Scratchy]''. ''Grand Theft Scratchy'' is also seen at the E4 (supposed to be E3) convention in season 23's 5th episode, ''[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/The_Food_Wife The Food Wife]''.
*In two episodes of ''The Amazing World of Gumball'', on [http://theamazingworldofgumball.wikia.com/wiki/The_Mystery The Mystery], Principal Brown and Miss Simian got run over by the [[Ambulance|ambulance]] and there was also a episode called [http://theamazingworldofgumball.wikia.com/wiki/The_Job The Job], which has the same name and title, but only a story.
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*In an episode of ''[[wp:Family Guy|Family Guy]]'' where Peter crashes his car, Lois makes him play ''Grand Theft Auto'' for 8 hours, which follows with him hitting a [[prostitute]] with a [[baseball bat]] and then [[Carjack|stealing]] a [[Vehicles|car]]. Link to it [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdU0WCRze7Q here].
*In the sketch show ''MadTV'', there are 2 sketches referencing Grand Theft Auto. One is an advertisement for a board game version of the game, which can be seen [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO0IBAm0Dko here]. The other is game show type format of Grand Theft Auto, which can be seen [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj8Z9lsKTKU here].
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*There is a reference to it in Season 7 of ''Scrubs'' [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZmu0_LA5Z4 here].
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*In an episode of ''[[wp:NCIS (TV series)|NCIS]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'' and the [[Kuruma]] are referenced by Agent McGee where the car is a [[wp:Chrysler Sebring|Chrysler Sebring]] and is called a Kuruma as the getaway vehicle in the episode. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6OWjMrSkzA here.]
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*In some episodes of the ''[[wp:Johnny Test|Johnny Test]]'' series, Johnny and Dukey are sometimes seen playing a game called ''Grand Theft Zombie''.
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*In two episodes of ''[[wp:The Amazing World of Gumball|The Amazing World of Gumball]]'', on [http://theamazingworldofgumball.wikia.com/wiki/The_Mystery The Mystery], when Principal Brown and Miss Simian got run over by the [[ambulance]], it makes the same sound when the [[Protagonists|player]] runs over a [[pedestrian]]. Also, an episode was called [http://theamazingworldofgumball.wikia.com/wiki/The_Job The Job], which has the same name and title.
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*In the sketch show ''[[wp:MadTV|MadTV]]'', there are 2 sketches referencing ''Grand Theft Auto''. One is an advertisement for a board game version of the game, which can be seen [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO0IBAm0Dko here]. The other is a game show type format of ''Grand Theft Auto'', which can be seen [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj8Z9lsKTKU here].
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*In season 3 of ''[[wp:Blue Bloods|Blue Bloods]]'' Hector Santiago a mentally challenged teenager shoots Mayor Carter Poole in the season finale episode "This Way Out" he mentions ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' to detectives after being told by the gang members that the gun was a toy & that this was a funny prank.
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*In season 5 episode 14 of ''[[wp:The Big Bang Theory|The Big Bang Theory]]'', "[[w:c:thebigbangtheory:The Beta Test Initiation|The Beta Test Initiation]]", Leonard says he played ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' so many times, he could handle a gun in real life.
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*There is a reference to ''Grand Theft Auto'' series from the Turkish TV Series ''[[wp:Ben De Ozledim|Ben De Ozledim]]''. It can be seen [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjokdrbdllQ here].
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*In an episode of ''[[wp:Jessie (TV series)|Jessie]]'', Luke says the game he play before Jessie grounds him was called ''Grand Theft Carbon''.
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*In an episode of ''[[wp:Chappelle's Show|Chapelle's Show]]'', there is a parody of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' where Dave Chapelle says he plays the game so much that it changed his life. This is followed by a skit where he is acting as [[Tommy Vercetti]]. The skit can be seen [http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/xqkw2n/grand-theft-auto--vice-city-dave-chappelle---gta-parody here] .
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*There is an episode from the ''[[wp:King of the Hill|King of the Hill]]'' series titled[[w:c:kingofthehill:Grand Theft Arlen| Grand Theft Arlen]], which is an obvious parody of the ''GTA'' series. 
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* In the ''[http://twoandahalfmen.wikia.com Two and a Half Men]'' episode, "[[wp:I Merely Slept with a Commie|I Merely Slept with a Commie]] ", Jake asks a Chinese child whether he "Plays on an [[Xbox]] or a [[Playstation]]?", to which the Chinese child replies with "A cello". Jake asks "How do you play that", to which the Chinese child replies with several names of musicals. Jake's only dumbfounded reaction is to ask "so wait, no Grand Theft Auto?"
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* On another episode of ''Two and a Half Men'', "[http://twohalfmen.wikia.com/wiki/Mmm%2C_fish._Yum. Mmm, Fish. Yum.]", Jake tells Judith that he has been driving for years, on Grand Theft Auto 1 and Grand Theft Auto 2.
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== References in video games==
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*''[[wp:The Simpsons Hit and Run|The Simpsons: Hit and Run]]'' has many features similar to ''[[Grand Theft Auto]], ''and serves as a [[wp:parody|parody]] of such.
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**''​''"Hit and Run" and "Grand Theft Auto" are both vehicle crimes.
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**The gameplay is a sandbox style, with a focus on law breaking and hijacking vehicles. The HUD is also similar between the two.
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**Players complete story objectives via missions. Both games also have a tutorial sequence (which is openly referenced in ''Hit and Run'' as such), and an ending that spans over multiple areas of the game world, with the main [[climax]] being at a large, industial power plant ([[Cochrane Dam]], Springfield Power Plant)
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**Races are available in both, and the player is monetarily rewarded for them.
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**Killing enemies or NPCs provides the player with in-game [[Money|currency]].
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**Secret vehicles and [[collectibles]] are available throughout the open world.
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* In ''[[wp:Driver 3|DRIV3R]], ''a game [[GTA Clone|similar in nature to ''GTA'']],  there is a character named Timmy Vermicelli which a reference to [[Tommy Vercetti]]. The character is a in-game joke and makes fun of Tommy not being able to swim so they gave him [[wp:Inflatable_armbands|water wings]].
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== References in other forms of media==
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* In a Dutch comercial from [[wikipedia:FrieslandCampina|Friesche Vlag]] you see a game similar to ''[[Grand Theft Auto: IV|Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' in which a guy who looks similar to [[Niko Bellic]] crashes his car and runs away from the police and then stops to drink his breaker (a yogurt drink). The video can be seen [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU_FkJNdYeY here].
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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<gallery>
Grand Theft Walrus.jpg|Homer playing Grand Theft Walrus
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Grand Theft Walrus.jpg|Homer playing ''Grand Theft Walrus''
Peter Griffin GTA.jpg|Peter Griffin playing GTA
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Peter Griffin GTA.jpg|Peter Griffin playing ''GTA''
The Simpsons Hit and Run.jpg|The Simpsons Hit and Run A.K.A. The Simpsons Grand Theft Auto
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The Simpsons Hit and Run.jpg|''The Simpsons Hit and Run'' A.K.A. ''The Simpsons Grand Theft Auto''
gts.jpg|Grand Theft Scratchy
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GTAReference-TheSimpsons.jpg|''Death Kill City II: Death Kill Stories''
Title.png|The title from TAWOG (same word).
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gts.jpg|''Grand Theft Scratchy''
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Title.png|The title from ''TAWOG'' (same name).
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
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Latest revision as of 20:05, October 14, 2015

This page is about the references to the Grand Theft Auto series in other works of fiction.

References in filmEdit

  • In the 2010 movie The Other Guyswhen Will Ferrell is asked by Mark Wahlberg how he managed to dodge some bad guys so well, Will replies simply with "Grand Theft Auto". After they escape, one of the bad guys says "someone's been playing Grand Theft Auto". It can be seen here.
  • In The Simpsons Movie, Homer plays a game called Grand Theft Walrus.

References in televisionEdit

  • In Season 18 Episode 14 of The Simpsons, Bart plays a game called Death Kill City II: Death Kill Stories, Bart refers to the games as DKC2DKS, a reference to how GTA games are abbreviated, the 'stories' part of the title maybe a reference to GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories and the games boxart features the Pricedown font used on all GTA covers since Grand Theft Auto III.
    • On the boxart for the "game", there is a picture which looks like the helicopter from GTA San Andreas' boxart.
  • In Season 13 Episode 3 of South Park "Margaritaville", Cartman does a favor for Kyle and Stan in exchange for a copy of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
  • In South Park, Season 17 Episode 1, called "Let go, Let Gov", Cartman complaining about the goverment is watching him, he mentions that he went to buy Grand Theft Auto V from Amazon.com.
  • Once again in The SimpsonsThe Simpsons Game contains a level called Grand Theft Scratchy. Grand Theft Scratchy is also seen at the E4 (supposed to be E3) convention in season 23's 5th episode, The Food Wife.
  • In an episode of Family Guy where Peter crashes his car, Lois makes him play Grand Theft Auto for 8 hours, which follows with him hitting a prostitute with a baseball bat and then stealing a car. Link to it here.
  • There is a reference to it in Season 7 of Scrubs here.
  • In an episode of NCISGrand Theft Auto III and the Kuruma are referenced by Agent McGee where the car is a Chrysler Sebring and is called a Kuruma as the getaway vehicle in the episode. here.
  • In some episodes of the Johnny Test series, Johnny and Dukey are sometimes seen playing a game called Grand Theft Zombie.
  • In two episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, on The Mystery, when Principal Brown and Miss Simian got run over by the ambulance, it makes the same sound when the player runs over a pedestrian. Also, an episode was called The Job, which has the same name and title.
  • In the sketch show MadTV, there are 2 sketches referencing Grand Theft Auto. One is an advertisement for a board game version of the game, which can be seen here. The other is a game show type format of Grand Theft Auto, which can be seen here.
  • In season 3 of Blue Bloods Hector Santiago a mentally challenged teenager shoots Mayor Carter Poole in the season finale episode "This Way Out" he mentions Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to detectives after being told by the gang members that the gun was a toy & that this was a funny prank.
  • In season 5 episode 14 of The Big Bang Theory, "The Beta Test Initiation", Leonard says he played Grand Theft Auto so many times, he could handle a gun in real life.
  • There is a reference to Grand Theft Auto series from the Turkish TV Series Ben De Ozledim. It can be seen here.
  • In an episode of Jessie, Luke says the game he play before Jessie grounds him was called Grand Theft Carbon.
  • In an episode of Chapelle's Show, there is a parody of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City where Dave Chapelle says he plays the game so much that it changed his life. This is followed by a skit where he is acting as Tommy Vercetti. The skit can be seen here .
  • There is an episode from the King of the Hill series titled Grand Theft Arlen, which is an obvious parody of the GTA series. 
  • In the Two and a Half Men episode, "I Merely Slept with a Commie ", Jake asks a Chinese child whether he "Plays on an Xbox or a Playstation?", to which the Chinese child replies with "A cello". Jake asks "How do you play that", to which the Chinese child replies with several names of musicals. Jake's only dumbfounded reaction is to ask "so wait, no Grand Theft Auto?"
  • On another episode of Two and a Half Men, "Mmm, Fish. Yum.", Jake tells Judith that he has been driving for years, on Grand Theft Auto 1 and Grand Theft Auto 2.

References in video gamesEdit

  • The Simpsons: Hit and Run has many features similar to Grand Theft Auto, and serves as a parody of such.
    • "Hit and Run" and "Grand Theft Auto" are both vehicle crimes.
    • The gameplay is a sandbox style, with a focus on law breaking and hijacking vehicles. The HUD is also similar between the two.
    • Players complete story objectives via missions. Both games also have a tutorial sequence (which is openly referenced in Hit and Run as such), and an ending that spans over multiple areas of the game world, with the main climax being at a large, industial power plant (Cochrane Dam, Springfield Power Plant)
    • Races are available in both, and the player is monetarily rewarded for them.
    • Killing enemies or NPCs provides the player with in-game currency.
    • Secret vehicles and collectibles are available throughout the open world.
  • In DRIV3R, a game similar in nature to GTA,  there is a character named Timmy Vermicelli which a reference to Tommy Vercetti. The character is a in-game joke and makes fun of Tommy not being able to swim so they gave him water wings.

References in other forms of mediaEdit

  • In a Dutch comercial from Friesche Vlag you see a game similar to Grand Theft Auto IV in which a guy who looks similar to Niko Bellic crashes his car and runs away from the police and then stops to drink his breaker (a yogurt drink). The video can be seen here.

GalleryEdit

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